Friday, 21 June 2013

Top 50 of 2012: No.43: Cancer Bats - Dead Set On Living (Hassle)

A new Cancer Bats album is always cause for celebration and this new offering certainly does not disappoint, last album ‘Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones’ was one of the best albums of 2010, but ‘Dead Set On Living’ takes it to a new level. Using everything they’ve done so far as a blueprint the band have taken things up a notch with huge riffs, the same screaming vocals mixed with the gravel throated threats that at times remind me of Alexis Marshall on the last Daughters album, no idea why, they just do. Kicking off with the vicious as fuck ‘Rats’ there’s no let up for the next 39 mins and that’s exactly what I want from a Cancer Bats album, ‘Bricks and Mortar’, ‘Road Sick’, ‘Breathe Armageddon’ they’re all stand-out tracks. What’s even better is if you get the re-issue now you can get the Bat Sabbath covers EP and 4 extra tracks, thankyourself for not buying it sooner.

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