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CANCER BATS
DEAD SET ON LIVING
METAL BLADE

Cancer Bats barge through the door once again with their unique blend of punk, metal, and hardcore sounding as crisp and confrontational as ever on DEAD SET ON LIVING, the crushing Canadian quartet’s fourth release. This veteran squad doles out their special blend of sludgy riffs (“Bricks and Mortar”), endlessly pissed off hardcore vocals (“Road Sick”), and groove-laden heavy rhythms (“Rally the Wicked”) with a decisively more metal leaning and an enhanced slow cooked Southern drawl that permeates through both the vocals and the instruments (“New World Alliance”), slowing the tempos of the tracks down to give songs like “Old Blood” and “Bastards” greater depth and noticeable weight. This scalding 11-track offering contains a distinct sound and fury that has become this group’s trademark, exhibiting a strength and swagger capable of taking Cancer Bats from being the best- kept underground secret to new faces illuminated in the modern metal spotlight that they richly deserve. -Mike SOS
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- Mike SOS