13 New Metal Songs Out This Week
This week in metal, Devil Master's anticipated Relapse debut came out and it rips (I reviewed it for Notable Releases), Deafheaven dropped one of the heaviest songs of their career, Pig Destroyer revisited their grindcore roots on a furious new song, Saint Vitus released the first single off their first album with original vocalist Scott Reagers in 24 years, Conan's singer released a filthy solo project, Big Business dropped a ridiculously catchy song, and more. For a bigger list of metal albums that came out this week, check out this week's ‘Upcoming Metal Releases’ on our sister site Invisible Oranges. Keep scrolling down for all the new metal (and metal-adjacent) tracks we posted here on BV this week...
DEAFHEAVEN - "BLACK BRICK"
Deafheaven have shared an outtake from last year's Ordinary Corrupt Human Love, and it's one of their heaviest songs yet. Read more about it here.
PIG DESTROYER - "THE CAVALRY"
Pig Destroyer return to their grindcore roots for this whiplash of a new song, which we wrote more about here.
SAINT VITUS - "12 YEARS IN THE TOMB"
Doom legends Saint Vitus have announced their first album with original vocalist Scott Reagers in 24 years, and shared the fuzzed-out lead single "12 Years in the Tomb," which we wrote more about here.
DEVIL MASTER - "HER THIRSTY WHIP"
Devil Master's anticipated Relapse debut Satan Spits on Children of Light is out this week, and they put out one more single ahead of its release. Like the other pre-release singles, "Her Thirsty Whip" is a raw, lo-fi mix of black metal and punk, but with a bright melodic side fighting its way through. It's filthy, but it's also fun.
UNGRAVEN (mem CONAN) - LANGUAGE OF LOVING (EP STREAM)
Ungraven is the industrial metal-tinged project of Jon Davis, who also fronts the great UK doom band Conan. His debut EP Language of Loving came out today, and you can hear the whole thing over at Metal Injection and stream two tracks below. Davis says: "I am a huge fan of Fudge Tunnel, Ministry, Godflesh, Sepultura and Nailbomb. I fell in love with ‘For All Those Who Died’ by Bathory on Headbangers Ball and also the ‘Speed Kills’ comp. Since then I have referenced these bands in some of Conan’s material. With Ungraven I pay homage to the industrial sounds emanating from Birmingham in the 90s with a few other influences that I’ve been obsessing over for a while. It’s super heavy but sightly different from what I have done so far."
VLTIMAS - "MONOLILITH"
Death metal supergroup Vltimas — aka original Morbid Angel frontman David Vincent, guitarist Rune “Blasphemer” Eriksen (ex-Mayhem), and drummer Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy) — have unleashed another single off their upcoming debut album Something Wicked Marches In. "Monolilith" sees Vltimas exploring their (slightly) slower side, and it's as effectively filthy as their more whiplash-inducing songs.
BIG BUSINESS - "HEAL THE WEAK"
Big Business, who are touring with Sleep this year, have unleashed a second single from their upcoming The Beast You Are. This one's especially Torche-y, and it's another very promising taste of the new LP.
NOISEM - "DOWNER HOUND"
"Downer Hound" is the third single off Noisem's upcoming LP Cease To Exist (due 3/15 via 20 Buck Spin), and it's yet another filthy taste of this LP, which is shaping up to be among Noisem's most gruesome work yet.
LORD DYING - "ENVY THE END"
Portland sludge crew Lord Dying are releasing their third album, Mysterium Tremendum, on April 27 via eOne, and they're now streaming opening track "Envy The End," which sees them putting howling clean vocals in the forefront more than usual.
TOTALED - "DESOLATE"
Blackened hardcore band Totaled are releasing Lament on March 29 via Profound Lore, and new single "Desolate" is streaming now. It starts out with soft acoustic guitar, but it turns into a total whiplash of a song, with every single member playing as fast as possible for about four minutes straight. If you're into the new Devil Master album, this pairs pretty well with it.
DUB TRIO - "WORLD OF INCONVENIENCE" (ft. BUZZ OSBORNE)
Dub Trio's fifth album The Shape of Dub To Come comes out April 26 via New Damage Records, and lead single "World Of Inconvenience" is a sludge metal-inspired track that features guest lead vocalist Buzz Osborne of the Melvins. More info here.
NOTHING - "HEAVY WATER/I'D RATHER BE SLEEPING" (GROUPER COVER)
Nothing are releasing a b-sides and rarities compilation called Spirit of the Stairs next Wednesday (3/6) via Relapse, and it comes with this previously unreleased cover of one of Grouper's most classic songs, "Heavy Water/I'd Rather Be Sleeping." Nothing apply their usual heavy shoegaze style to the song, but stay pretty faithful to the melodies of the original.
BRUTUS - "CEMETERY"
Brutus' new album Nest comes out March 29 via Sargent House, and following lead single "War," they have now released another single, "Cemetery." Drummer/singer Stefanie Mannaerts switches between a hardcore punk bark and a more ethereal, dream pop-ish delivery on this one, and it fits awesomely with the song's heavy, atmospheric instrumentation.