Creeping Death's Trey Pemberton: “It used to be, ‘Let’s write a bunch of riffs, throw ‘em together, and go hard.’ Now we think about how it flows together”

Creeping Death
(Image credit: Melissa Suarez)

Though not without its share of shred, rising Texan death metal force Creeping Death put on a particularly devastating rhythmic riff clinic throughout their just-released The Edge of Existence EP. 

The lead-off title track, for instance, runs nasty with a from-the-gut groove, building off both the band’s love for old-school death metal and their time in the Texas hardcore scene alongside the likes of Power Trip and Iron Age.

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Gregory Adams

Gregory Adams is a Vancouver-based arts reporter. From metal legends to emerging pop icons to the best of the basement circuit, he’s interviewed musicians across countless genres for nearly two decades, most recently with Guitar World, Bass Player, Revolver, and more – as well as through his independent newsletter, Gut Feeling. This all still blows his mind. He’s a guitar player, generally bouncing hardcore riffs off his ’52 Tele reissue and a dinged-up SG.