The Bunny The Bear | ‘The Stomach For It’
“The Bunny The Bear”. As band names go, it’s certainly in one of the lower percentiles, quality wise. Plus, in a touching homage to the 90s kerr-aziness of bands like Mushroomhead, Insane Clown Posse, Slipknot etc, they wear masks.
So basically, it’s a given that this is going to be a load of arse – and, as night follows day, it is.
Stylistically it’s very close to the recent album from keyboard nu-rave-metal abortives The Browning. It’s got the same detuned chunk and fruity-loop poptastic keyboards format as them.
Where they differ is the inclusion of clean vocals. Taking off from a vaguely Emo starting point, the whinging sung vocals here are frequently tremulous, rarely powerful and just a bit wick overall.
The shouty vocals arent much better. It’s all ex-girlfriend stuff, and it tires quickly.
I dont really know who this is supposed to appeal to: an impressionable thirteen year old into Funeral For A Friend would quickly assess this as utter ballix, while the band themselves seem old enough to know better.
Probably best summed up by a random comment on a blog site urging people to download this: “Some of the worst crap I’ve ever heard”.
They’re fooling no-one.
0.3 / 5 – Earl Grey ::: 31/05/12