Creeper – Eternity, In Your Arms (Roadrunner Records, 2017)
This English metal punk band is back with hectic guitar riffs and energetic screams on their new album, Eternity, In Your Arms. The opening track, “Black Rain,” begins with soft piano melodies and a woman’s soft-spoken vocals, but gets interrupted by the group’s habitual loud guitar riffs and heavy drum strokes. “Poison Pens” is a mixture of heavy-metal screams, punk-rock guitar riffs and drum smashing sounds. It combines a hectic amount of loud, cacophonic electric guitar riffs and drums with both vocals and heavy screams, which can confuse your eardrums. “Suzanna” is a repetition of their loud guitar and drum instrumental set—the song has no pattern, it’s just a bunch of loud random noises. “Hiding Boys,” “Misery” and “Crickets” have a more soft, grunge, punk-rock feel, which allows your ears to take a break from all that ruckus. These songs have a soft rock appeal that varies greatly from the heavy metal tracks on the album. Eternity, In Your Arms is a confusing mix of heavy-metal screams and soft, punk-rock classic sounds.
Trial Track: “Misery”