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 of what came before.
Sex, Death, & the Infinite Void is a largely bright affair with huge sounding rock songs. Pop punk is barely even a fitting term for Creeper, even if they are both partially pop and partially punk. The difference here is their ability to be inventive rather than redundant, as they bring in so much more than your average band in this scene and take on a far more massive sound. Their sound is perfectly suited for a large stadium given their swooping choruses, full sound, and the standout vocals of Will Gould. That their fans are given the chance to really get involved with the potential performances and countless listens to their album, this only makes the album that much more memorable.
Growing up entrenched in the Warped Tour scene, which Creeper were a part of prior to its end, the act call back big nostalgic feelings even as they develop something different for themselves. If you grew up in that era of music, Creeper offer a return and a development. For new listeners, their infectious style and catchy pop punk tunes should catch your eye and bring you back again and again.
Favorite track: Napalm Girls