Various Artists: Something Wicked This Way Creeps
By Alistair Wickens
This is a colourful package of 16 industrial and 'dark-end' tracks from around the country (and a token Australian offering from the enduring Ikon) wonderfully designed and decorated by Ben Nightingale. And the fun doesn't stop at the packaging. Track after track I waited for the good times to end, for the one dud song to bring it all down, but it never came. Instead I marvelled at the production, the ingenuity and those dark, deep beats. To be honest I'd never heard of most of the featured acts but came away a fan of all of them. Twist my arm for the standout track and I'll have to say the very first track, The Shudder Club's Feeder (Ano mix), hooked me. If you like your music a bit darker you can't go wrong with this debut compilation from Creepshow Productions, available now as an impressive looking CD package, or digital download, with bonus tracks available online.