The Weekly Wire playlist is taking its once a month detour from recapping the newest rock and metal songs of the week to bring you not only the best January had to give us, but choice picks from the Loudwire staff so you can dig a bit deeper. Maybe you'll even discover a new band that rules!
Songs THE ESSENTIALS
You know these bands and you probably heard these songs the instant they came out — midnight Spotify lurkers, we see you. Waiting for these is the only thing that keeps you going in 2020.
‘68, “The Knife, The Knife, The Knife”
AFI, “Twisted Tongues”
Accept, “Zombie Apocalypse”
Architects, “Dead Butterflies”
As Everything Unfolds, “Wallow”
August Burns Red, “Standing in the Storm”
Bad Religion, “Emancipation Of The Mind”
Chevelle, “Self Destructor”
The Dead Daisies, “Holy Ground”
Eyehategod, “Fake What’s Yours”
Foo Fighters, “Waiting on a War”
Frozen Soul, “Crypt of Ice”
Hyro the Hero featuring Spencer Charnas, “Retaliation Generation”
Liquid Tension Experiment, “The Passage of Time”
Melvins, “The Great Good Place”
Tom Morello & Serj Tankian, “Natural’s Not In It”
Nervosa, “Guided by Evil”
Of Mice & Men, “Obsolete”
The Pretty Reckless, “And So It Went”
Rob Zombie, “The Eternal Struggles of the Howling Man”
Royal Blood, “Typhoons”
Todd La Torre, “Vanguards of the Dawn Wall”
Tribulation, “Funeral Pyre”
Weezer, “All My Favorite Songs”
You Me At Six, “Beautiful Way”
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The stuff Loudwire's team has been obsessed with.
RELEASED: Jan. 12
We feel it, boys. From an unexpectedly horrible year comes an expectedly awesome 11-minute cut of mournful metal from Gatecreeper. From their 2021 EP, the Arizona filth merchants pummel their melancholy into the sand with “Emptiness,” pouring buckets of blackened doom riffs onto a hopelessly barren hellscape.
BAND: Genghis Tron
SONG: “Dream Weapon”
RELEASED: Jan. 26
Welcome back, Genghis Tron. The New York based experimental metal band just ended a decade-long hiatus, releasing the title track to their third studio album, Dream Weapon. The expansive song is wonderfully atmospheric, driven by pulsating drum work and circular guitar leads. Space the f--k out with this majestic piece of music.