It’s time to dig deep into the underground of America’s Indiana. Perhaps, not that deep enough – your parent’s basement or garage might be enough because that’s the sound (in an awesome Satanic way) on the EP Year of the Wolf by up and coming thrashers Hedlok. It sounds just as they claim to sound like: “NO BULLSHIT, NO GIMMICKS, UNPURE, UNHOLY THRASH METAL!” This is pure underground, my friends, and even though it may sound “too raw” at first listen, by the second spin you will end up with bruises and cuts after headbanging and thrashing around your room. Hedlok may be an unknown band to you, especially if you reside outside the American Midwest, nonetheless, they already shared stages with acts such as Skeletonwitch, Havok and Sleepy Hollow – a sign that these three guys are getting the metal recognition they deserve.
In short, Year of the Wolf, the follow-up to the band’s 2012 full-length Behold the Deathsquad will definitely grab your metal-attention if you are into raw thrash with some Venom-y touches. What are you waiting for? Hit play and start headbanging! (You may also stream the band’s debut album at the very bottom of this post.)[audio:https://metalrecusants.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/01-Toxic-Shock.mp3,https://metalrecusants.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/02-Return-of-the-Wastelander.mp3,https://metalrecusants.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/03-Speed-of-Death.mp3,https://metalrecusants.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/04-Year-of-the-Wolf.mp3 | titles=Toxic Shock,Return of the Waylander,Speed of Death,Year of the Wolf]
Matt Sokol – Guitars, Vocals
Mike Drysch – Guitars, Vocals
Mike Seman – Drums