Upstate New York’s Hellkeeper will be releasing their debut A World Within Flesh on April 7th. But for now we have the track “Threadbare” for your listening pleasure ahead of the album’s release. Hellkeeper are the epitome of classic thrash meets current day aggressiveness and “Threadbare” is but one example of what might happen if early Slayer met up with early Converge to cut a track. The clean vocals here are a bit of a departure from what you’ll hear on A World Within Flesh but shows a band with more tricks up their sleeve than meets the eye. But don’t let these clean passages fool you, when they sing of rust and complexities they are lulling you into a sense of false security — further listening proves otherwise. Hellkeeper aren’t here to make friends, they are here to bash your skull in so don’t waste any more time, cozy up to our exclusive stream after the jump.
Don’t forget to pick up A Word Within Flesh on April 7 via the band’s Bandcamp page. For more information on Hellkeeper visit their Facebook page. Also, the band will be at Brooklyn’s mecca of metal, St. Vitus Bar, on March 30 with Malignancy, Letallis and Organ Dealer so if you’re in the area I highly recommend catching it — details right here.