What do crazy hardcore, mathcore, grindcore, noise rock, garlic, and Boise have in common? Deep Creeps of course. Self-proclaimed "noise creep punk," the trio somehow pulls together all those elements into a 25 minute absolute behemoth of a record. Maybe it's the fact that the drummer is a garlic farmer (I'm not sure why that seems like such a novelty), but there's a rich, organic feel to the record. With all the varying influences and rich orchestration, nothing seems forced or pushed in an unnecessary direction. Quick bursts, guttural vocals, jarring and spastic drums join together with a fuzzy albeit precision driven force that never lets up. Crown Gall is definitely one of my favorite releases from last year.
I've been excited and dreading to announce Deep Creeps because of how difficult they are to categorize. For me, it's like the first time I saw Rorschach, when the tightly orchestrated hardcore sound I had known was completely blown open. Insane chord progressions morphing into those wonderfully raw, dissonant powerviolence bursts of insanity. Seemingly random timing breaks coupled with the intense brevity wrestle with the more sludgy moments of each song. It's a refreshing release that challenges you at each twist and turn. In addition to the garlic connection, the total DIY vibe, my favorite thing about Deep Creeps is Google returns multiple hits for a stuffed anglerfish named Mariana. Everything about their record indicates that Deep Creeps deserve to be experienced live. Hope you're ready, Total World.