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

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

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

8 / 10 Between the lung-shaking dirty punk sneer of ‘Sleep This Away’, the spin-cycle riff fuck of ‘Trust No One’ and the hell-bent string roars on ‘Doomed To Fail’, 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 Beastie Boys’ 1994 classic ‘Sabotage’ 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.

Kelly Murray

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