Heavy Tune of the Week is a function on Heavy Consequence breaking down the highest metallic and arduous rock tracks you could hear each Friday. This week the highest spot goes to Higher Lovers’ “30 Underneath 13.”
New supergroup Better Lovers options ex-Dillinger Escape Plan vocalist Greg Puciato, guitarist Will Putney of Match for an Post-mortem, and three former members of Each Time I Die: guitarist Jordan Buckley, drummer Clayton “Goose” Holyoak, and bassist Stephen Micciche. It’s a powerful tandem on paper, and harsh debut single “30 Under 13” lives as much as its billing.
Elements of every of these bands could be heard on the observe, with Pucciato’s determined screams being essentially the most instantly apparent. Because the singer defined, the music awakened a facet of him that he thought was “absolutely extinct”, and listening to him let unfastened over manic, angular chords is essentially the most Dillinger-esque throwback we’ve heard because the band broke up in 2017.
In the meantime, Buckley, Putney, and firm ship the music via a mathematical development that touts all the things from Pantera-style southern thrash to breakneck hardcore — creating the impact of there being three songs in a single. Quite than fireplace off a warning shot, Higher Lovers signaled their arrival with a crushing banger of the very best caliber. A straightforward selection for Heavy Tune of the Week and an early contender for Heavy Tune of the Yr. Take a look at the music under, and remember to catch Higher Lovers on their just announced tour with Underoath, The Ghost Inside, and We Got here As Romans (tickets available here).
Man on Man – “Showgirls”
The joyous celebration of LGBTQ+ life that’s Man on Man — the mission of Religion No Extra’s Roddy Bottum and his associate Joey Holman — is unapologetic and downright enjoyable. It’s refreshing to see Bottum and Holman proceed to overtly espouse their love for each other via upbeat noise pop jammers like “Showgirls,” hopefully inspiring extra artists to do the identical at a time when LGBTQ+ consciousness is paramount.
Portrayal of Guilt – “Satan Music”
We had technically heard the whole lot of Portrayal of Guilt’s Devil Music, however solely the orchestral model of the album that runs throughout its B-side. It’s fascinating to method the precise songs, particularly the gnarled title observe, having heard these alternate variations. The Austin band’s black metallic is chilly and bleak, however there’s quite a bit occurring below the hood compositionally — as highlighted by these aforementioned orchestral takes.
Spiritbox – “The Void”
Many nice songs have been written in a second of spontaneity, when an artist is at their most snug and letting the concepts movement. Spiritbox’s newest single “The Void” is one such music, with singer Courtney LaPlante stating that it “happened in a short time.” It’s exemplary of the band’s trendy tackle prog-tinged various metallic, as LaPlante and firm flex their inventive muscle groups for this succinct sub-four-minute banger.