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  • Summary: This is the third full-length album for the Canadian punk rock band.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
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  1. Crusty, jarring and still as acerbic as ever, this is Cancer Bats at their best.
  2. Through it all, they retain their fundamental hardcore power-chug while vocalist Liam Cormier gives his most diverse screaming/growling/speaking performance yet. [May 2010, p.105]
  3. This freewheeling third record is picthed just the right side of sobriety. [May 2010, p.112]
  4. If the album has a flaw, it's the excessive length — 14 tracks in 45 minutes should have been shaved down to ten in 30. But overall, this is a solid effort from a band with a lot to offer fans of aggressive rock who aren't too worried about categories.
  5. Cancer Bats’ tendency to veer towards the metallic might shock those unaccustomed to having a sweaty Torontonian screaming blue murder in their faces. But persevere and it reveals itself as a selection of dark, enjoyably violent treats.
  6. While there is some filler, some of the best Cancer Bats songs can be found here and that alone makes this worth checking out, even if it isn’t a gigantic departure.
  7. Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones is an impressive album from Cancer Bats, having the most potential of their three albums to attract new fans with its genre variety and dynamic compositions.
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  1. Aug 24, 2010
    10
    Cancer Bats did it again! Take hardcore, then add metal and a little pinch of southern flavor to spice things up in the world of canadian post-hardcore. Expand