With the lack of live shows, bands have definitely been getting creative with their live streams. Bear, a groove fusion band out of Antwerp, Belgium, absolutely slayed with these two live performances. Their 2020 release, Propaganda, is an interesting beast. The core of the band is groove metal, but Bear fuses together a wide range of influences from other genres. The harsh vocals primarily have a core feel to them, but you'll also hear death metal influences and the occasional blackened scream. The clean vocals, hold true to the groove feel. Over the course of the album you'll also hear mathcore and progressive metal touches in the riffs. A great combo that melds well and keeps you on your toes.
The band comments: “The Hellgium livestream we did back in July ended up being our only show of 2020 and was the only opportunity we've had to perform new songs from Propaganda live so far. We’re grateful to have had it picked up by ArcTanGent for their virtual festival and Metal Injection as part of a Slay At Home event, and for all the positive reactions we’ve received as a result. We very much hope 2021 is the year we’ll get to properly tour this album and spread the Propaganda. Fingers crossed.”
Check out these two live streams below and get more from Bear HERE.