Raw Deal
Style: Speedy Heavy Metal
Release date: October 23rd 2009

SPEEDTRAP hails from Finland and ’Raw deal’ is meant to be a kind of tribute to EXCITER (even the cover artwork is very similar to Exciter’s ‘Heavy Metal Maniac’) but it must be some kind of a joke?


EXCITER, SAXON, MOTÖRHEAD and DIAMOND HEAD comes to mind when I listen to ‘Raw Deal’ even though that SPEEDTRAP is faster than both SAXON and DIAMOND HEAD.


We get 6 tracks limited to 500 copies on vinyl.


The music is filled with energy but the song writing isn’t that strong in my humble opinion. And the singer is horrible at times. Maybe it’s just me... but the 6 tracks do almost nothing for me. Don’t get me wrong ‘cause I dig 80’s (speedy) heavy metal but I have stumbled across better bands lately.


Check ‘em out and be your own judge because there are certainly quite good riffs to be found, but it is simply not enough to satisfy a spoiled reviewer like me.


01. Heat of the Battle

02. Hell and Thunder

03. Living Sacrifice

04. Redemption of Might

05. Warhouse

06. Cry of the Raven

Label: High Roller Records
Provided by: Pure Steel Records
Distribution: Twilight
Artwork rating: 65/100
Reviewed by: Peter Laursen
Date: October 27th 2009
Website: www.myspace.com/speedtrapmetal