‘Deadlands,’ the 1st single from heavy metal band HAWXX’s upcoming EP, is the soundtrack to the night terrors you writhe from that engulf your senses. Exhibiting hypnotic virtuoso musicianship from Hannah, Anna, Iman and Jessica, the London-based quartet are the real-life Hex Girls from Scooby-Doo, their sound blending elements of doom and power metal with thick heavy double bass sections that reside in the core of your chest.
The aura of sickly sweet anguish trickling throughout the vocals on this track will leave you feeling both violated and satiated, as the lyric “you soothe me with your anger” has a venomous attack that lulls you into voluntarily accepting the bite. The incessant switch between guitar licks and sweeping notes are reminiscent of spiralling through a nightmarish void, your heartbeat still audible above the screams.
A breath of fresh poisoned air in the UK music scene, HAWXX will take your breath away leaving you on the verge of asphyxiating, as you willingly dare to breathe them in over and over again.