Following hot on the heels of their debut 2017 EP, Iron Speed, Speedclaw strike while the iron's white hot with Beast in the Mist! Taking all the electricity and excitement of its predecessor, this new 12" sees this Croatian force of nature increasing their power and professionalism in equal, no-less-devastating measures. Speedclaw still embody all the energy of the early '80s, when the NWOBHM was in full steam and speed metal was in its early days, but take their hooks and heaviness even higher into the night. Here, no doubt bolstered by a rich and robust production, these four maniacs more patiently ply their bolder and more epic songwriting whilst not losing an ounce of engaging immediacy; if anything, they're going even harder and faster for the throat. Then again, Beast in the Mist plays out its drama in a darker manner, letting Speedclaw dig their nails in deeply and differently than Iron Speed.