Cancer Bats show preview (Orlando Weekly)

With 2008’s Hail Destroyer, it appeared that Toronto-based hardcore metallians Cancer Bats had delivered the definitive statement on what metalcore should sound like. The album’s breakneck pace and relentless churn of riffs, chants and brutality held true to the founding tenets of both heavy metal and hardcore, and tracks like “Deathsmarch” and “PMA ’Til I’m DOA” proved their allegiance to both. It was, without a doubt, one of the best genre records of the year. Amazingly, 2010’s Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones manages to up the ante, refining the band’s bludgeoning, tightly-wound sound into something altogether more deadly. Even more impressive? This is a band that leaves absolutely nothing on the stage, having developed a reputation for delivering one of the most potent and visceral live shows among both their metal and punk contemporaries.

First appeared July 6, 2010 in Orlando Weekly.

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