The Metal Hammer 11: The best new music in rock and metal


Welcome to the third week of the Metal Hammer 11 – the new weekly chart in which we countdown the best new music in the vast expanse of rock and metal... and it goes to eleven! Each week we create a Spotify playlist of the hottest and heaviest new music from the our world and beam it digitally into your earholes.

There have been some big releases this week, including the return of two landmark bands on both sides of the metal spectrum. But which song made it to the coveted number one spot in the chart? Well...

It's Architects with Hereafter!

The first single to be taken from Architects' upcoming album Holy Hell, which the band announced this week would be coming in November. It's a heartfelt, passionate slab of metal from one of the best British bands in the game. Sam Carter's signature screams interplay with whispered cleans and destructive, stabbing guitars, adding layer upon layer in this masterclass of contemporary heavy music.

Other new entries in this week's Metal Hammer 11 are: Within Temptation with The Reckoning, Five Finger Death Punch with When The Seasons Change and Emma Ruth Rundle with Light Song.

Here is the official Metal Hammer 11. Get stuck in – it's Friday!

1. Architects – Hereafter
2. Within Temptation – The Reckoning
3. Behemoth – Wolves Ov Siberia
4. Clutch – In Walks Barbarella
5. Five Finger Death Punch – When The Seasons Change
6. Soulfly – Ritual
7. Emma Ruth Rundle – Light Song
8. The Fever 333 – Made An America
9. Alice In Chains – Never Fade
10. Andrew WK – You Are Not Alone
11. Ohhms – Shambles