Adult Swim is not only behind some of the greatest, most subversive TV programming out there today, but also backs all kinds of cool, forward-thinking music. The Adult Swim Singles series always delivers compelling new tunes, and now comes the second volume in Adult Swim's Metal Swim compilation series, aptly titled Metal Swim 2.
The first comp came out in 2010 and featured rare and unreleased tracks from Isis, Death Angel, Ludrica, Skeletonwitch and others. Its digital-only follow-up boasts exclusive cuts from many of Revolver's favorite heavy hitters including Baroness, Sunn O))), Oathbreaker, Eyehategod, Botanist, Author & Punisher, Alien Weaponry and Nervosa. Becky Cloonan — the first female artist to draw the main Batman title and the illustrator behind the art for Revolver's 2018 "Muslim Girl, Syrian Refugee, Metalhead" story — created the compilation's striking cover.
"The spirit of metal manifests for listeners in all kinds of ways: as an art form, as an emotional outlet, and just good ol' fashioned fun," says Adult Swim producer Laura Sterritt, who curated Metal Swim 2. "I was excited to curate this group of forerunners from metal's wide swath of subgenres, so both longtime metalheads and newcomers alike could find something within that resonates with them." Blast Metal Swim 2 in full here, and stream standout cuts from Baroness, Oathbreaker, Eyehategod and Sunn O))) below.