"It sounds like worse Ghost." Watch Creeper send up some of the more outraged comments that greeted them winning Metal Hammer's album of the year in 2023

Creeper's familiar Darcia reads comments
(Image credit: Youtube (@WEARECREEPERTV))

Last year, melodramatic Southampton Goth-punks Creeper capped off an incredible 2023 by winning Metal Hammer's Critics Poll, with their outstanding third full-length LP Sanguivore getting voted the magazine's album of the year. Despite Creeper running away with the big W, even with some tough competition from the likes of Avenged Sevenfold, Metallica, Sleep Token, Code Orange and more, it seems not entirely everybody was delighted with the result.

In a new video posted to their official Youtube channel, Creeper - via their 'familiar'/official mascot Darcia - read out the less impressed comments from some of the more vocal metalheads who had found out about the band's victory and felt compelled to share their dismay. "It sounds like worse Ghost", "In this case, advertising pays off" and the very expressive "Holy shit this list is HORRIBLE" are amongst our personal favourites, but you can see Darcia dissect them all below.

Speaking to Metal Hammer last year, Creeper frontman Will Gould explained how Sanguivore was another step in the band's ongoing mission to craft exciting, escapist worlds for their fans, and offer some safe spaces where outcasts can express themselves freely.

"If we’re good at anything, it’s creating a space where people feel really comfortable to be themselves, because we didn’t have that when I was younger," he said. "I want all of this to lead to somewhere where people can come to, a kingdom people can enter.”This month, Creeper kick off the next leg of their Sanguivore world tour in the UK, where they'll be hitting up some of the most intimate venues they've played in years."

Creeper kick off the latest leg of their Sanguivore world tour later this month as they embark upon a 12-date trek across some of the country's more intimate venues. See the full list of tour dates below.

Creeper UK tour dates 2024

March 15: Margate Dreamland
March 16: Brighton Chalk
March 17: Milton Keynes Craufurd Arms
March 18: Norwich Epic
March 20: Newcastle Boiler Shop
March 21: Leeds Project House
March 22: Lincoln The Drill
March 23: Sheffield The Leadmill
March 25: Edinburgh La Belle Angele
March 26: Dublin Whelan’s
March 27: Belfast The Limelight
March 28 : Liverpool Furnace

Merlin Alderslade
Executive Editor, Louder

Merlin moved into his role as Executive Editor of Louder in early 2022, following over ten years working at Metal Hammer. While there, he served as Online Editor and Deputy Editor, before being promoted to Editor in 2016. Before joining Metal Hammer, Merlin worked as Associate Editor at Terrorizer Magazine and has previously written for the likes of Classic Rock, Rock Sound, eFestivals and others. Across his career he has interviewed legends including Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy, Metallica, Iron Maiden (including getting a trip on Ed Force One courtesy of Bruce Dickinson), Guns N' Roses, KISS, Slipknot, System Of A Down and Meat Loaf. He has also presented and produced the Metal Hammer Podcast, presented the Metal Hammer Radio Show and is probably responsible for 90% of all nu metal-related content making it onto the site.