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Punk/metal “powerviolence” duo Thetan deliver incredibly brief songs with a blistering aggression that seems from another dimension. The band’s frantic all-in performance of “Laugh Track of Your Life,” for example, is over and done in 30 seconds flat. The guys take 50 seconds to deliver “Into the Briarpatch,” a song that offers enough room for Thetan to downshift from searingly speedy to a doomy, smoldering metal pit. The riff-driven “Pride Swallowed” clocks in at 1:15, taking its time to deliver a tight, unrelenting plate of squeals and riff blisters. Music supervisors for film, TV or game projects might make good use of Thetan’s themes to sonically illustrate a tormented character’s nervous breakdown.