Helloween has been melting faces since 1984, and this cover of Focus’s Hocus Pocus is no exception. This should be in the mix for any Halloween party playlist, or killer road trip playlist. The guitars just straight shred, and the drum solos are killer.
It gives off a hell of a Deep Purple/late 70’s hard rock vibe, which makes sense, given when Focus was prominent. But they took the song and kept true to the feel without overly metalicizing it. The guitar solo at the 4-minute mark is a total shred fest too.
Oh and the yodeling is fantastic.
And if you’d like to hear the original, here it is on NBC’s Midnight Special!