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Album Review: Killing Bear - Wild Beasts

Album Review: Killing Bear - Wild Beasts

Tuesday 10th August, 2010 1:15PM

Nirvana left a fairly impossible legacy – Kurt Cobain made what he did seem so simple and seemingly so universal, that a whole bunch of imitators followed who lacked Cobain’s gift for a metaphor or the furious melodic/noise mix. Pukerua Bay based Killing Bear are clearly indebted to the legacy of Mr Cobain – the vocal performances, the catchy tunes, the wry tone of the lyrics. While they may not manage to transcend the direct Nirvana comparisons in their debut album Wild Beasts, the highly energetic album suggest they have a gift for melody and power-pop.

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