Single Review: Creature's 'Reborn'
Local grunge band Creature have released a hefty, confident track of gritty emotion, titled 'Reborn'; and it's a lot for us to sink our teeth into...
The band have clearly pumped this track full of angsty, raw, grunge and alt-rock fusion; to be honest it's an impressive showcase of what Creature are capable of, and I can't get enough of it.
'Reborn' is the first release following the introduction of new drummer Jamie into the fold, and you can really hear his presence.
However Creature have managed to maintain their acclaimed sound, staying true to their noisy heritage.
Each feature of the track adds to the overall, confident growl that the band have, and it's really quite riveting to listen to.
The gloomy snarl of the guitars and the combination of the slightly affronted vocals, really make a strong impression; they carry the whole song and its dystopian feel.
Creature seem to have experimented with a slightly more gothic tone throughout this song and yet 'Reborn' reminds me of The Smashing Pumpkins' 'Siva' and The Melvins' 'Going Blind.
The beat and rhythm make the song seem carelessly p*ssed off, just like every good grunge song should, while the vocals compliment this fact.
"You only wanted me to love you": the chorus whines of a relationship gone sour, in a loose, perfunctory way. It's like the vocalist, Sam, treats 'Reborn' as a diary or an agony ant, offloading all of his anger onto the track.
Creature are really building a solid name for themselves as they grow more popular by the day. They're everything you want in a grunge, alt-rock band and more. With tracks like 'Reborn', you can't really get any better than locally sourced, punky goodness.
You can catch the band at their single launch gig at Little Buildings alongside ILSER, NVDE, and Hightower Temple.