Hellshock Shadows of the Afterworld

28th March 2023
Ruin Nation

12 Inch



A remastered reissue of the metallic crust classic from Portland’s Hellshock.

Originally released in 2005, this is Hellshock’s second LP, their self-titled fourth full-length having been released earlier this year.  Crushingly heavy mid-paced down tuned riffage forms the bedrock of the band’s sound, accompanied by roared vocals and a brutally powerful rhythm section.  While the band are not afraid to lean into their cleaner cut thrash metal instincts, including a monstrous breakdown to close Welcome to the Void, the defining influence is perhaps a crust-laden reimagining of Realm of Chaos / Warmaster era Bolt Thrower.

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