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With his third studio album, titled Blood-eatingCreeper performs a series of epic and varied pieces, executed with mastery.

Does the third album mark the transition to maturity? Creeper responds with a firm and solid yes with Blood-eating, epic and accomplished record. The British show this from the ambitious opening “Further than Forever”. Around 10 minutes long, this epic piece takes the listener into a macabre and magical whirlwind, into which Danny Elfman and Elton John would jump with both feet. This piece of drawers sets a lush decor, which flatters the ear at every second, stacking the melodic layers while maintaining an ambient clarity, maintained throughout the record.

At the crossroads of genres and influences, Blood-eating mixes the flamboyance of Bowie from the Ziggy Stardust period with the darkness of Sisters of Mercy, without forgetting the modern glories of metal, Avenged Sevenfold in the lead. With mannered and inhabited singing, Will Gould declaims his lyrics without flinching, showing a varied vocal palette and an interpretation of all the devils. On the orchestra side, each musician can express their talent in forty minutes, with a clear sound and obvious mastery, without ever falling into vain showoff.
With catchy mid-tempos like “Cry For Heaven”, delicate ballads like the finale “More Than Death” or hairier tracks like “Sacred Blasphemy”, Creeper pulls out all the stops and offers a dense, concise and successful record in every way. Balanced, varied and free of any false notes, Blood-eating is certainly a masterstroke.

Find this column on Creeper in WECB l’Hebdo n°144, available via our online store.

Here is the tracklist:

  1. Further Than Forever
  2. Cry To Heaven
  3. Sacred Blasphemy
  4. The Ballad Of Spook & Mercy
  5. Lovers Led Astray
  6. Teenage Sacrifice
  7. Chapel Gates
  8. The Abyss
  9. Black Heaven
  10. More Than Death

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