Brooklyn based The Wilful Boys met in 2014 at Cake Shop. The band is led by Australian native Steven Fisher on drums and vocals. Their latest single, "Better," is based in punk, hardcore, and even some metal, but the song just grooves. It could be because the song has this killer post punk bassline, but heavy music doesn't usually have this level of danceable groove to it. Add to that a buzzy heavy guitar, and Fisher going from a foreboding to one of the best screams in the business, and "Better" is one of our favorite heavy songs in a while. The term "melodic hardcore" is throw around a lot these days, but this one exemplifies that term.
You can listen to "Better" below. World Ward Word Sword is due out May 6 on Big Neck Records. For more on The Wilful Boys, check out the band's Facebook.