September 2013 National Music Reviews

Reviews: Speedtrap – Powerdose

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Speedtrap – Powerdose


Svart Records
Street: 08.23
Speedtrap = Hibria + Saxon + Motörhead

Prepare yourself, because Powerdose takes off fast. Ville Valavuo’s guitar snarls out with a heavy metal vengeance while Miika Keränen sets the breakneck pace with swift fills and a relentless beat. Every song weaves together hard rock denim and heavy metal leather into a raucous, unrestrained sort of speed metal you almost never hear anymore. Imagine a high-stakes motorcycle duel to the death in a post-apocalyptic world of eternal battle. Despite their speed, Valavuo’s riffs are complex and full of flourishes that reward repeat listening, making this a record you’ll want to spin over and over again. –Henry Glasheen