SPEEDTRAP – Straight Shooter
Speedtrap hails from Finland and plays a formidable form of heavy/speed metal with a modern twist. Their debut from 2013, "Powerdose" was an powerladen disc with a lot of nice riffing and on their follow-up, "Straight Shooter" they continue on the nice trend. This is modern speed metal with an ok vocal on top. It´s gets a little monotone during the 33 minutes or so the album spins but other than that it works fine on top of the melodic riffing below.
Because that is what this album serves up the most, melody in quite simple but effective riffing. The album does not have any weak songs but some of the tracks seem to get a little to similar in the riff department but the arrangements make them all enjoyable.
Speedtrap and "Straight Shooter" is for sure recomended for the new breed of speed metal fans and I am looking forward to hear thise guys live next time they visit Oslo.