AOTY 2020
Creeper - Sex, Death & the Infinite Void
Sex, Death & the Infinite Void
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TomBejoy
NR
creeper,

AW MAN
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
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.
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.
SwagMaster72
36
My swagless brothers, have you no honor? What is this?!?!
lyonswilson
79
Creeper is proof that glam rock isn't dead. and while the concept is a little hard to follow, it's a fun listen. it deals with religion, sin, longing, alcohol, love, death, and jealousy. if you're a queer kid, this album is easy to connect to- due to the reclamation of religion and the hard-hitting feeling of love that's not meant to be.
"We count our sins beneath the sun. We know no one forgives the Fugitives of Heaven"
"I drink her every night. And modern love can feel like ... read more
Melancoholic
60
Decent.
HoodieBraden
70
Definitely one of the best rock albums I've heard so far this year. Not all of the tracks are great (there's some filler) but the runtime is still under 40 minutes and it still bangs in places! I got a slight MCR vibe from tracks like "Be My End".

Decent 7/10
br94
84
Upon entering a pop rock/pop punk album so high rated, doubts arise. And yes, I was fooled too with that tasteless Queen Zee album last year, so I didn't know what to expect. But this time around, the results were far more satisfying.

I did not know about Creeper until I saw them on aoty. And to be honest, I am glad I found them here. While the obvious comparison would be that of MCR (or AFI), Creeper have more flair in their delivery and they do not shout that much (or, like, at all). This ... read more
Sammyvl
76
I said it once and I will say it as much as I can, I fucking love pop punk. This is something really important to mention right now because I guess I am kind of biased with the good representations of the genre.

Creeper added its name to the yet strong enough list of pop punk apparitions this year. Following what was a decent performance by Jeff Rosenstock and also Spanish Love Songs, this year has been somewhat a good year for the genre.

Enough introduction, let's get to the review. Creeper ... read more
DontFearMusic
80
This is less a sophomore slump for me than a very well executed experiment that just doesn't quite have the same magic as the debut.

I adored Eternity, In Your Arms because it was fast, aggressive, anthemic gothic punk with hooks for days. With this new release, Creeper have sadly dropped the speed and intensity for the sake of making everything larger, grander, and with even greater emphasis on the catchy choruses.

Now, of course, that isn't entirely a bad thing. For the most part these ... read more
donovan_j32
85
I went into this with no knowledge of Creeper and had never heard any of their songs, and after listening to it I just want to play it on a nonstop loop for the next month with a knife in hand in case anybody disrupts me. I'm not a Pop Punk guy at all so most of my enjoyment of this album came through relating to it's lyrics, which I find somewhat alarming considering the lead singer is 30 and I'm 18. Anyways, these are some exceptionally well crafted songs which have clearly been written with ... read more
ARiddell
40
Some records really show you which publications are bought and sold, and this piece of unoriginal, surface-level mediocrity is one of them.
Conn0r
35
so unoriginal and boring, what are these critic reviews?
Edgeworth
100
This is such a special album that I've endured this year.
Creeper has continued to impress me since their debut LP Eternity, In Your Arms and the fact that they stepped up and consolidated this glossy gem of an album is noteworthy. This to me, is pride at its finest.
Ergo, the fact they beat Ronan Keating in the UK Chart is an automatic seal of approval.
TipoOpositivo
80
I see a lot of potential and influences here, going through punk and goth culture until the basic rock and roll, but at some point it all may seem a lot confusing to many people, which is maybe the big fault of the record, not blending it all on a more palatable way.
HeyLeo
87
"Breaking with the exaggerated horror-punk aesthetic of their first album, Sex, Death & the Infinite Void is born out of the desire to create an “American album.” In an interview with Clash Music, they said that because they were spending more and more time in the United States, they wanted to build an album that referred to American culture. They listed their influences: Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, T Rex and Cyndi Lauper. Without a doubt, you can hear each of these ... read more
JayCrackers
66
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Track Review

Hallelujah! 5/10
Be My End 4.5/10
Born Cold 6/10
Cyanide 7.5/10
Celestial Violence 6/10
Annabelle 7.5/10
Paradise 7/10
Poisoned Heart 6.5/10
Thorns of Love 7/10
Four Years Ago 6/10
Holy War 6.5/10
Napalm Girls 9/10
The Crown of Life 6/10
Black Moon 8/10
All My Friends (Hidden Track) 6.5/10

Average: 6.6/10
birdseedbaby
20
This is everything MCR wasn't.

Simultaneously worshipping the ground My Chemical Romance walked on and completely missing everything that made them good, Creeper totally fail to make anything more than a watered-down, forgettable, pretentious, weak, tame, embarrassing pop rock album that feels like how soggy cornflakes taste. A couple of decent songs are scattered throughout the tracklist, but the quality is severely hampered by the pointless, pretentious interludes and melodramatic lyrics. ... read more
Stiborge
88
This album is about sex, death, and the infinite void like it says on the tin. But it's a more sanitized, light version of those things, it's like The Addams Family of spooky records where it plays with dark subject matter for fun. This album is a return to early 2000s emo in a way that I really appreciate but I understand middling scores. The comparisons to My Chemical Romance I would say are fairly apt which is not a criticism from me. I could also see comparisons to The Hush Sound which is ... read more
Valeyard
77
Another album.
Another time travel.
thiefofprose
70
I preferred the raw aggression of Eternity, In Your Arms, but this is good.

Top Tracks: Paradise, Poisoned Heart
Rating: 7/10
jackkd8
52
Not too much depth to this project. Lacks an original style, same soft verse booming chorus format. Some decent tracks in here, though, despite this.
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RATING DISTRIBUTION
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80-89
 
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70-79
 
88

60-69
 
66

50-59
 
28

40-49
 
15

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3

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0-9
 
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58%of users like this album
2%of users don't like this album
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