I get asked daily, if I have heard any new amazeballs music, and I feel it’s my civic duty to share my knowledge of spine-tingling new Metal music. Any time I stumble across a band that exudes the fire of the gods of Heavy Metal, I go through a gamut of emotions. The emotion that was the most prevalent, when I heard the first 20 seconds of “A Long Way Down” by The Wilkof Project, was mind-numbing awe. The voice that came floating out of my speakers, was pure and thunderous, a voice that slices deep into your soul. The voice belonged to Matt Wilkof, former front man/Guitarist for Another Black Day.
The Wilkof Project, based in West Palm Beach, is an undiscovered jewel. I was sent 3 mastered tracks, and all 3 knocked this little Skullgurl on her well toned heiny. I generally do not explore a band, until I get at least a mastered EP, but these cats, they are the real deal. Did I mention they are a 3 piece? That fact alone, makes me want to go right to the door of EMP, and stage a sit in, until The Wilkof Project is signed. “Why so dramantic, Skullgurl?” you may ask. Well, my metal minions, because 3 piece Metal bands cannot have any weak links, each member must have the power of a soloist. There is no room for error, there is no 2nd to fall back on for support in weak moments, not saying bands with more than 3 members are weak or less talented. What I am saying is, that to achieve the sound from 3 musical voices like that of the Wilkof project, there has to be an almost magical connection. The band has a multifaceted sound, imagine if Clutch and Soundgarden had a love child, then you would get the gist of the vibe I get from The Wilkof Project. I will caution you, as I always do, DO NOT take my word for the caliber of talent a band has, you need to go find out for yourself.
I have included the link to their first video, “A Long Way Down,” so you smart little cookies can discover the wondrous sound of The Wilkof Project for yourselves. I am a giver, you all know that, so I also included a couple other links to open your talent hungry eyes to the world of Wilkof. I will predict this band will be taking the Metal world by storm by the middle of 2018, so do not procrastinate, or you will miss the ride of a life time.
BY Kimmarie “Skullgurl” Erickson
Photo credit: Christina Wilkof Photography
For more information on the band follow the links below: