Get your fill of new tunes from Max and Igor Amadeus Cavalera, Chelsea Wolfe, The Callous Daoboys, Silent Planet and more.
The shortlist this week is a healthy mixed bag of styles and subgenres – ranging from blast beats to metallic breakdowns, soaring vocal melodies to tortured death metal howls.
Additionally, the tracks that are compiled for this week’s new music essentials really underscore how the next generation is making an impact in heavy music. From metalcore to mathcore, a healthy portion of our Mandatory Jams this week are from still emerging artists that are still just scratching the surface of their creative potential.
Check the latest and greatest from the week below.
GO AHEAD AND DIE – “DESERT CARNAGE” (NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS)
Intending to capture the heat and unforgiving environment of the Sonoran desert, the family Cavalera turn up the heat of the latest preview of their deathcrust project, Go Ahead and Die. Backed by Igor Amadeus’ relentless riffage, the track pushes a punishing pace while detailing the grizzly reality of the desolation and despair of the desert.
In short, Max and Igor have submitted the soundtrack to hell.
CHELSEA WOLFE – “DUSK” (LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS)
Marking her arrival on Loma Vista, Wolfe’s latest is a haunting love song that goes from slow burn to towering inferno. Building to a crescendo of mammoth guitars that feed the raw emotion of the track, Wolfe’s vocal performance is breathtaking – showcasing an ethereal quality that positions her in a league of her own.
SILENT PLANET – “ANUNNAKI” (SOLID STATE RECORDS)
Set to mark the one year anniversary of a life-altering tour van accident with the release of their fourth full length album next month, there is understandably plenty of emotion packed into this latest collection of tracks. What characterizes Superbloom even more that it’s harrowing backstory is the kind of dynamic songwriting it asserts. The fourth single, “Anunnaki” serves as evidence of the old adage, “what doesn’t kill you, only makes you stronger” as Silent Planet shine arguably brighter than ever.
THE CALLOUS DAOBOYS – “PUSHING THE PINK ENVELOPE” (MNRK HEAVY / MODERN STATIC RECORDS)
Following the release of last month’s introduction to God Smiles Upon The Callous Daoboys in “Waco Jesus” the Georgia mathcore lunatics affirmed the hype in having one of the most anticipated heavy records of the year on their hands. Back with a second dose of organized chaos, “Pushing the Pink Envelope” offers an incredible amount of stylistic twists and turns in just a four minute span, it defies category. Weighty breakdowns, quick poppy interludes and plenty of flair make for a second single that emphasizes The Callous Daoboys are some real ones.
HOLLOW FRONT – “BREAKING TEETH” (UNFD)
Campaigning towards the release of their third album, The Fear of Letting Go due out later next month, Michigan unit Hollow Front have shared the hard-hitting sample of the project with the two-minute slobberknocker in “Breaking Teeth”. Landing much like a well-timed slug to the face, the track is an all out drubbing that never lets off the gas.
BLOOM – “BOUND TO YOUR WHISPERS” (PURE NOISE RECORDS)
Emerging Australian metalcore collective Bloom announced their signing to Pure Noise Records with the unveiling of a colossal first single. Showcasing an emotive brand of big room metalcore, the prospects piece together charging choruses with occasional clean vocal melodies in what amounts to an anthemic first outing. Australia continues to crank out the goods and Bloom are here to further prove that.