Traffic Death are a band from Des Moines, Iowa that plays a mixture of punk, grind, thrash, doom, crust, power violence and hardcore and this is a review of their 2016 ep "Terror On The Freeway" which was released by Give Praise Records.
Spoken word samples start off the ep before going into more of a thrash/punk direction that also uses grindcore style screams and hardcore style shouts as well as mixing in d beats to create a very crossover orientated style and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard.
Death metal growls can be heard in certain sections of the recording while the riffs can also be very melodic at times and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts with the slower sections being influenced by doom metal and the spoken word samples bring back some memories of the 90's power violence bands and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and the solos and leads also gives the music more of an old school feeling.
Traffic Death plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in the 80's thrash/crossover sound while also taking it into a more heavy and raw direction that also sees the music incorporating elements of doom, grind, power violence and crust to create a very heavy sounding recording, the production sounds very old school while the lyrics cover violent and angry themes.
In my opinion Traffic Death are a very great sounding mixture of punk, grind, thrash, doom, crust, power violence and hardcore and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Fuck Cancer" and "Thirst". 8 out of 10.