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DEATHTRAPS – ‘Justice For The Risca One’ Album Review

DEATHTRAPS – Justice For The Risca One

DeathtrapsHeadquartered in Newport, Wales, Deathtraps have just released their Justice For The Risca One album a few weeks back. We got our hands on the eleven-track dynamo and were hooked from the first grinding chords of Another Great Day. There is both a raw edge and a melody to the song and the package reminds me of some of the early Oi! bands such as the 4-Skins and The Business. On Too Fast To Last, the momentum continues with some bass driven rock and rolling punk rock in the spirit of bands like the Abrasive Wheels.

There is a UK82 sound to Deathtraps (and that is a compliment) although they sound as fresh and relevant as any band we have come across recently. Bulletproof is driven along by some monster rhythmic chords whilst Are We Having Fun (Ft. Adam Jones) brings a massive singalong chorus to the fore.

The band have an almost garage punk sound to this album and the songs such as Nil By Mouth and Hellbound benefit from the raw sound with an Iggy & The Stooges on speed sound.  The band explore some dark subject matter with I Wanna Kill where a super chorus drives home the point!

Deathtraps channel Motorhead on Living Dead Kid and show their versatility by going for a UK Subs vibe on Cold Blood. The penultimate song, Used To Be opens with some serious punk rock guitar and drum work and puts the vocal through a megaphone effect crafting a Cramps like song.

The album ends with Bad Case and it ends in style with a story of slowly going mad backed up by some tight and aggressive music. Deathtraps are well worth checking out if you like your punk rock well played but with a slight edge of garage in the mix.

Check out this raw yet refined garage punk monster here. It’s Justice For The Risca One by Deathtraps: https://deathtraps.bandcamp.com/releases

 

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