Sex, Death & the Infinite Void

Creeper - Sex, Death & the Infinite Void
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2020 Ratings: #5 / 692
User Score
Based on 255 ratings
2020 Ratings: #580
Liked by 12 people
July 31, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Roadrunner / Label
Pop Rock, Pop Punk / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Kerrang!

Admirably aiming high when so many seem content to play it safe and follow the footsteps of their peers, this a wonderful rollercoaster of a record that puts Creeper way out on their own.

100
DIY

Their most astonishing and liberating move yet.

100
Upset

‘Sex, Death and the Infinite Void’ is the sound of a band picking themselves up, putting themselves back together, and going for something completely new. It’s bloody brilliant and, quite frankly, should be in many, many AOTY lists when this unusual year finally ends.

90
Gigwise

Creeper deliver a near perfect record. An album which is spangled with emotional undercurrents that rise up through dark swirls.

90
musicOMH

Where Eternity, In Your Arms was all grandiose riffs and dramatic tempo, Creeper’s latest offering, the rather menacingly named Sex, Death & The Infinite Void, reinvents the band with a moodier, capricious sound laced with cinematic decrepitude; their ostentatiously gothic narratives still front and centre after faking their own demise in 2018.

90
AllMusic

Like its predecessor, Sex, Death, & the Infinite Void treats naval-gazing like a spectator sport, with each death-obsessed narrative resolving into a gang-vocal crescendo of stale cigarette smoke and beer-can-crushing outsider solidarity.

89
GIGsoup
Three years since the airing of ‘Eternity, In Your Arms’, their follow up record leaves the harsher side of rock/punk in the dust, in favour of this shining beacon of rock symphony.
80
Q Magazine

Creeper may lack originality, but they make up for it with ambition and sheer cheek.

80
NME

They've been through a lot of shit, and here the Southhampton band charge into the darkness, resulting in an ambitious and nuanced album.

80
Beats Per Minute
Their new record is a suitably triumphant return – the odds were stacked against them and their story was almost cut short, but they have prevailed with an album that’s their most expressive statement yet.
70
The Line of Best Fit

Creeper take a deeper dive into their punk-laden theatrics, and are all the better for it.

MasterCrackfox
77
A far more nuanced and layered album compared to the rest of the pop punk scene of modern days, Creeper deliver with something in the same domain as My Chemical Romance by incorporating anthemic, glammy, gothic, and emo elements that give this a denser feeling. For anyone who listened to their 2017 album Eternity, In Your Arms this progression for the band shouldn't come as a deep surprise. Many of these elements appeared on their debut, and their sophomore album merely enhances the qualities ... read more
Docky
88
Creepers debut showed a lot of promise but felt pretty mediocre and somewhat generic, overly dramatic and cliché at times. But it also showed hints of a theatrical sound, and this album gives up the overly dramatic and cliché feel for a more theatrical sound, that's more diverse, unique and creative. Also this is a concept album although honestly I haven't payed much attention to the lyrics to figure out what the concept is about.

The album starts out a bit lame though, the ... read more
ElectricMess
82
GREAT

Creeper are back, and they brought the HOOKS! Every song here is sewn together with such a powerful blend of catchiness and camp, to the point that I can’t listen to it without a smile growing on my face. While Sex, Death, and the Infinite Void does lay off some of the in-your-face aggression of Eternity, In Your Arms, it doubles down on the macabre theatrics. The result is something that feels a touch more timeless but every bit as fun. Definitely not for everyone, as I imagine a ... read more
kosu
70
this record is so redundant.

favorite tracks: be my end, poison heart and napalm girls.

(edit): wait this is my 69th review lets go.
amelietur
50
If I wanted to reminisce my teen years by listening to 2000-esque pop-punk à la My Chemical Romance, I would've listened to My Chemical Romance. At least the second half offered something different, but to be quite honest I still preferred the first half.
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Track List

  1. Hallelujah!
  2. Be My End
  3. Born Cold
  4. Cyanide
  5. Celestial Violence
  6. Annabelle
  7. Paradise
  8. Poisoned Heart
  9. Thorns of Love
  10. Four Years Ago
  11. Holy War
  12. Napalm Girls
  13. The Crown of Life
  14. Black Moon
  15. All My Friends (Hidden Track)
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