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Like their namesake might suggest, Speedtrap's 1000MPH tunes suggest a soundtrack for driving over the speed limit while red & blue lights flash in your rear view. Yet while reckless abandon in the face of the law might suggest forceful tunes with lots of crunch, Speedtrap's MO deals mostly with relatively clean guitar tones. The end result is very melodic, a point driven home further on their new LP Powerdose which uses clean vocals on top, flirting with fully operatic vocals yet never coming off as anything less than hard as nails.

Powerdose is due via Svart Records on August 23rd. Stream the title track below for the first time.

Fred Pessaro

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