CREEPER - self-titled EP review
"So I've heard CREEPER get compared to AFI, and though they may look a little like they used to, I'd have to say that's where the comparison ends. Musically this is far more like ALKALINE TRIO, AIDEN, and THE MISFITS crossed with the big choruses of 'Our Darkest Days'-era IGNITE, which results in something quite brilliant. Right from the opener of this five track EP 'We Had a Pact', we're treated to double-time pop-punk with gloomy lyrics in big, catchy sing-a-longs that should please any pop-punk fiends out there. By eschewing that over the top bounce that a lot of bands utilise these days, and instead favouring more straight-forward songwriting, this definitely has a bit of a 90s / 00s feel to it which I love, especially with that semi-gothic lyrical undertone. Looks like these guys are going to be pretty big so you'll no doubt hear about them soon, but in the mean time, check out this quality EP, starting with the catchy second track 'Gloom'."