Speaking of 1-2-3, that's what we got going on here, the brand new debut album from Sweet Reaper of California, the moniker of this band letting you know what you can expect, dark chocolate, punk rock menace with the punch of fast power pop, in love but pretty pissed off about it, "God damn it, you're the one I need..I'm a car crash, baby," it's all fun and dark, almost funny, serious fun, intentional and focused, spontaneous and real, a hard ball of rhythm, lyrics almost like Sabbath without the wizards and the metal music, punk rock busting out of the muck instead of stuck in it, or at least trying damn hard to get out of the tar pit of life, essential grab for all you fans of Dirtnap or probably most anyone reading this, one of the great albums of the summer of 2020. This is the shit, I shit you not. -- winch (green noise records)
"The ' Reaper will get you! SWEET REAPER are THE Californian three-piece and "Closer Still" evokes a cemetary fuzz beast riding previous unseen waves when the end is near. That beach monster has some WIPERS/RAMONE genes, but the thriving bass lines of Danny and Sasha (MASSENGER) booming drums of LOFI-ness are utter deadly tentacles turning around you when veteran singer/guitarist Seth Petterson piercing, exploding vocals will poison you like snake-bites. The insanely loud dark-out-of-the-tomb down-tuned punk sound with one of most devilish catchy howled-out vocals the record is the resurgence of the infection we got with the HEX DISPENSERS first record. As if this is not devastating enough, the witchbrewage puts them right next to some more mighty monsters, Seth write and sing overwhelming pop punk hymns which we´ve only heard by RADIOACTIVITY's Jeff lately ( "Faster Getaway", "Sad Eyes") and they sweep skate parks with SPITS-y stompers like "Living Hell" or "S X C". Top ten record of 2020 contender from ALIEN SNATCH! If we go surfing, it´s gonne be a SWEET REAPER surfboard - killer artwork by the band! This album hit us like a brick on lockdown, such an shredding diy gem and a true aural offering of the ALIEN SNATCH! U.F.O League. Remarkable first vinyl by SWEET REAPER, surely not the last!"