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New CREEPSHOW full-length Death At My Door out on Stomp Records September 15. Within Punk Zine album review.
September 14, 2017
For the past 12 years The Creepshow have been smashing the whole damn world in the face with their brutaltastic mélange of punk, country, psychobilly and good old-fashioned rock n' roll. They've toured the world, sold a metric shit-ton of records, garnered millions of video views and blown the faces off a ga-zillion fans.
Death At My Door is ten unforgiving tracks of raging, bloodcurdling and raucously rebellious fury showcasing the very best from this roadharderned group of beautiful misfits. The haunting vocal stylings of Kenda Legaspi soar seamlessly over Chuck Coles’ buzzsaw sharp guitar lines and the ragtime gospel organs/keys of the Reverend McGinty; all the while held together by the hard-driving stand-up double-bass slapping rhythms of Sean McNab and the impossibly violent percussive assault of Sandro Sanchioni on drums. From the defiant and empowering “Sticks & Stones” and the incredibly anthemic “Death At My Door" to the circle-pit inducing “Tomorrow May Never Come” and the eerily heart-wrenching ballad “My Soul To Keep”, Death At My Door is a diverse and addictive album from a genre-defying band who are at the very top of their game.
There’s been one band that has been around the Toronto Punk/Pyscobilly scene for over a decade now releasing one amazing album after the next, The Creepshow is no stranger to various lineup changes over the years and keeping the roots true to heart to a musical direction that works. After the reformation of some new blood from Sandro Sanchini blowing drum hardware apart to the addition of second guitarist Chuck Cole replacing Daniel Flamm and vocalist and guitarist Kenda Legaspi who took over the reins of front women in 2012 after the departure of Blackwood. The two founding members of the band Mcguinty and Sick Boy Mcnab continue to build on what The Creepshow has become on following up after Life After Death. It’s been over four years since “Life After Death” which seen a similar formula to earlier works that The Creepshow was known for, on “Death At My Door” the fifth Studio release to be released on longtime label Stomp Records on September 15th is much anticipated breathe of new air for the band. For any band the creative writing process can be a challenge when you’re totally revamping a whole new sound and direction. It’s no question that the current tight lineup of longtime friends and extensive tour from U.K to Europe and even headlining the infamous Rebellion Festival has settled in and “Death at My Door” is reflective of that.
This is an album that is both haunting and exhilarating at the same time a true recorded masterpiece that resonates with perfection and each time is heard something new comes out at you like spirit trapped in the pressing. Sticks and Stones was the track decided to be the premiere for the release launch of Death at My door and for a good reason. It has that Horrorpops feel to it and reminiscent of the European pyscobilly sound. Right from the opening reverberated chords that instantly give you that creepy parlor sound. The lyrical content is written in the same composition of earlier Creepshow works that being of course crafted by the main two founders of The Creepshow that has given us one classic after the next. If it’s a testament everything this band has been through this track is the most definitive of the bands stance of keeping it alive and carrying on.
This album takes a different musical approach to the formula with Till Death do Us Part which slows things down and has more of that well-seasoned bad ass grooving rocking vibe that has the hidden metaphors lyrically paying homage to the past. What’s different is the anthemic drum line and the guitar riffs that build up to the ending.
Blood, Blood ,Blood focuses more on Legaspi vocal talent that has the same low tempo in the works of older Concrete Blonde influences that brings the song out into a ballad style of bruised and broken relationships. “Tomorrow May Never Come” brings it back to the earlier works with Mcguinty backing vocals on the track with the usual funeral organ keyed works, the guitar riffs in this tracks are heavily similar to other
New Kings” brings some trumpet work to the mix that sounds similar to “Hellbound” off “They All Fall Down” with its vocal ranges and tempo. This track is more of a big band swing sound than compared to the works of the bar brawl style of “Hellbound”. It feels like it should be the perfect show tune with the musical structure of full on piano keys and Legaspi’s enticing vocals and Chuck Coles blistering fast solo’s and Sanchini’s insane snare and tom work. This track really stands out on the Choir type of show tune that makes you want to get up jive one out and start dancing away “ All we can say is we didn’t need them anyway”.
The end track “My soul to keep”” I have listened to it several times no each time It brings tears a true heartfelt track that is brought from the heart. If anyone knows acoustic Chuck Coles sets deep moods that hard to not to be drawn into it. The lyrical content is a creative brilliant well written poem of hope and strength to find the light in all things dark. Much like the cover illustration of the screaming face with the red door this describes this song and album perfectly. Peeling back layers of everything that is known to open something locked away deep inside that is not seen from the outside and only shared with the select few that been there and understands. We all face demons and struggles it and tribulations of life is no stranger to the life of deception, it’s what you do with the pieces after that makes and defines who we are.
“Another true creative brilliant change of pace that resonates each time from an well-known hardened seasoned band known to deliver.”
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