Hailing from San Antonio, Texas HELLKNIFE combine their influences from Destroyer 666, Midnight, Bathory, Darkthrone and The Mentors to create their raw Black thrash 'n' roll.
Hellknife is a new black/thrash band from Houston, Texas—blowing out of the gate with an EP titled Welcome to Hellknife as a way of introducing themselves to the scene. And what an introduction! Hellknife came to the table with five tracks that are all extremely good, blending a healthy mixture of multiple different styles of black/thrash. “Die by the Knife” is the highlight, being an adrenaline-fueled nightmare that closes out the EP with intense energy. Hellknife are also not afraid to experiment with the more airy, dissonant side of black/thrash akin to Destroyer 666 with the tracks “Blackest Night” and “Wolfcharge.” Of course, that’s to be expected of Texan metal—it’s raw and down to earth, and hardly every does it resort to navel gazing. -Fetid Dead