These hardcore delinquents offer a whipping that’d have Bettie Page in a frenzy

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Album Review: Cancer Bats - 'Bears, Mayors, Scraps And Bones' (Hassle)

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Album Review: Cancer Bats – ‘Bears, Mayors, Scraps And Bones’ (Hassle)

Between the lung-shaking dirty punk sneer of [b]‘Sleep This Away’[/b], the spin-cycle riff fuck of [b]‘Trust No One’[/b] and the hell-bent string roars on [b]‘Doomed To Fail’[/b], for album number three Toronto’s premium hardcore delinquents offer a whipping that’d have Bettie Page in a frenzy. Once you’ve salved your welts, there’s also a freakishly clever version of [b]Beastie Boys[/b]’ 1994 classic [b]‘Sabotage’[/b] to sink your retro teeth into. CB turn the rock up to metal, discard the rap and, with an added heavy throat work-out, manage to make this tune sound brand new. Suffice to say, we’re stoked they’re back.

[b]Kelly Murray[/b]