HELLSHOCK: Low Men in Yellow Cloaks: 7”

Hellshock from Portland are most definitely punks, as evidenced by featuring members of From Ashes Rise and Atrocious Madness, but they’re not fooling anyone: they love them some metal. Two songs of mid-paced fist-bangers which I can only describe as Randy Uchida (G.I.S.M.) fronting a Seasons in the Abyss era Slayer. Fierce, dark, and downright evil; it’s good to see the pacific-northwest isn’t all just post-punk and anti-depressants. Now kiss the goat!

 –Juan Espinosa (Black Water)