Powertrip is latest heavy act that is wiping away my aversion towards female fronted rock acts.
Singer Vikkis Johansson has a sound and style that is more reminiscent of 60’s and 70’s rock. While it is probably unfair to compare her a great singer like Janis Joplin, she can certainly hold her own. She does get a little pitchy at times, but I think that adds more character to the music.
A lot of bands coming out of Sweden as of late seem to fall into the glam metal category. Powertrip sounds nothing like the majority of the bands coming from Sweden as of late. If anything, they probably have more in common with Soundgarden, than they do Crashdiet. Their bass-laden music is heavy, and unpretentious. Cold Black Lie shows the raw potential that this band has.
Some of my favorite cuts on this disc are Abused, Emptiness, and Cold Black Lie.
Since the release of Cold Black Lie, the band has changed their name to Scars of Paradise, to better reflect their music. You can still find the band at their Powertrip myspace page at this link. Check them out!
You can purchase Cold Black Lie, through CDUniverse.com.
1. My Statement
2. Still Here
3. Cold Black Lie
7. Out of Control
10. Claiming Insanity
Vikkis Johansson – Vocals
Peter Uvén – Bass
Per Eriksson – Guitar
Erik Palmqvist – Drums