Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones

  • Record Label: Distort
  • Release Date: Apr 13, 2010
Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Crusty, jarring and still as acerbic as ever, this is Cancer Bats at their best.
  2. 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.
  3. Alternative Press
    80
    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]
  4. 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.
  5. Q Magazine
    80
    This freewheeling third record is picthed just the right side of sobriety. [May 2010, p.112]
  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.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  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 canadianCancer 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. Full Review »