Label: Roadrunner Records
Released: 30th July 2021
Comprised of tracks left out from latest LP ‘Sex, Death & the Infinite Void’, Creeper offer up another big slab of their now-trademark stadium goth-rock on ‘American Noir’.
Across five songs and three interludes, Will Gould and co. continue to ham it up with theatrical choruses that are more Meat Loaf than My Chem. Creeper are at their best when Will and keyboardist Hannah Greenwood share out the vocal duties, and this is where they find space to delve further on ‘American Noir’.
As good as the songs are (single ‘Midnight’ is up there with their most anthemic moments), the theatre that makes this band so vital is diminished without the buzz of hearing their fans belt the words back at shows. When the curtain raises Creeper will have a stacked setlist, at least.