Creeper will be a new name to most of you readers. Based out of Dallas, Texas the band is making noise that may permeate into the nation as more people hear them.
The bands debut album ‘Welcome To Room #9’ really hits on everything any heavy metal fan loves; some old school riffs that bring to mind early Sabbath or AC/DC, but has enough thrash mixed in to really give it fangs; the sound is what immediately caught my attention.
I was immediately thinking Saxon when the first song “M For Murder” shook my speakers causing me to crank it up just a little more. They nail you with some heavy duty chunk-riffage that all of the Gods of Metal have done at one point or another and they do it in perfect head-banging fashion. And then “Now” comes through on song two and with hints of early Anthrax and some schrill-acrobatics on the vocals takes you to a new and darker place.
“Room #9” comes out of a horror story both in sound and story while adding elements together from the previously described songs. Front man Daniel Watkins AKA Danimal is a writer, a story teller if you will, and one must really learn the lyrics themselves to get a grasp of the hell and savagery that come back from the darkness and into life in the songs.
The bands previously released 4-song EP is included on this CD which was recorded at January Sound Studios Dallas, TX. with Tye Robison former drummer of The Nixons and recorded on Drowning Pool and Gravity Kills projects. It is released through DSN Music
As for the bands influences they succinctly say only “Anything that shreds or slams!” I hear a Pantera influence and distinct layers of Slayer, Sepultura, Metal Church, and Megadeth.
- Daniel "Danimal" Watkins-Vocals
- Jimi Fritz-Guitars
- Bryan Lunos-Bass
- Jeffry Giansanti-Drums
Welcome To Room #9 tracklist:
- M For Murder
- Room #9
- Powers of Hell
- No One Will Hear
- Push It
- The Magic
- She Can't Take It No More
- War Machine
- Screaming Demon