I've got a confession to make.
I'm quite partial to Horrorpunk.
Yep, that cliched subgenre rings my bell.
I don't just occasionally wear a Misfits t-shirt.
I've actually got their albums to.
In fact give me the Misfits, a box set of Universal horror films, and a bottle of wine to drink from a skull shaped goblet and it's Happy Halloween all year round in my dungeon.
I love it for a number of reasons.
One is that unlike death metal no one who likes horror punk lacks a sense of humour.
When the singer howls that he wants to fuck a corpse under a blood red moon he doesn't actually mean it, and a play date to burn a church down is definitely not pencilled into his diary for a week on Tuesday.
It's all b-movie shlock horror taken to the max, and that tickles me.
So when Marcus Carcass of the rather splendid 13 Tombs gave me the heads up that US band Creepersin had an ep available to download for free I was all over it, and I wasn't disappointed.
There's no getting away from the Misfits influence on the band, but they cast such a large shadow that no one gets to creep completely out from under it.
The good thing for Creepersin though is that as the Misfits don't really do too much any more, and even when they do it could be argued that the bands who emulate them do it better, and that's the case here with 'Has risen from the grave'.
What you get here is five slices of Halloween pumpkin pie laced with some Ed Wood flavouring, and who wouldn't want a portion of that?
I've already heard the criticism that we have heard all this before, and we have, but just like the Ramones I don't get tired of it, and judging by the ongoing survival of the scene I suspect that plenty of people would agree.
You can get it here.