CREEPS, THE: Lakeside Cabin: LP

Nov 17, 2011

This is a vaguely conceptual album about serial killers stalking and slaughtering women and… well, mostly just slaughtering women and running from the law. When people complain about sexism and misogyny in horror, this is the sort of stuff they’re talking about. That doesn’t bother me nearly as much as the lack of originality. Wouldn’t one song about stalking and killing women have done the trick? Was it really necessary that half the songs on the record have that theme? Couldn’t they have snuck in one song about gutting a dude or a cat or something? Boring. And to make matters worse, there’s no teeth. Musically, it’s goofy and bouncy and I don’t even buy the shit they’re singing about. It’s really just pretty pathetic.  –mp (Black Pint / It’s Alive)