March 21, 2017 |

Creeper – Eternity In Your Arms

Creeper – Eternity In Your Arms

March 21, 2017 |

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Southampton punks Creeper are more than just a pretty decent band, they give fans a whole other world to live in. After the release of third EP The Stranger (Roadrunner Records, 2016), the band's disappearance and the story of James Scythe sent fans into a frenzy and attracted media attention throughout the world. During this period, the sextet announced details of their debut album Eternity, In Your Arms, which is set for release on March 24, 2017. The record is heavily based around the James Scythe and The Stranger saga, however, for the purpose of this review, I won't be analysing it that way as it is long and complicated. So let's focus on the music!

Those that are reading this and know me, know just how much I love Creeper and how hard it is for me to say a bad word about them but sadly I am not really much of a fan of album opener Black Rain. Don't get me wrong, the track is anthemic and the introduction including a spoken word monologue by Ellie from Signals and the way Will and Hannah's vocals mix in the chorus are great but for some reason, it just doesn't grab me like every other track by the band. However, I am going to reserve full judgement until I've heard it live as that may well change my opinion. Poison Pens brings the old Our Time Down Here hardcore vibes and is my favourite of the unreleased album tracks aside from Crickets (which we'll get to later). It's fast, heavier and keeps you hooked. It's also quite different to what you'd expect from the punks but a brilliant track. Suzanne was a track that I was unsure of until I heard it live and now, I can't get enough of it, although the lyric change from the original version is still taking some time to get used to. This was the right choice to lead the album as it is a banger of an anthem.