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With people like the Radio one rarely playing guitar music these days and the thought of rock and roll dying a death is a worrying thing, that said if you seek it out thou shall find. Thankfully theres a few lads from Toronto Canada that make sufficient noise.
Cancer bats are returning with their 4th studio album and the follow up to Bears, mayors, scrapes and bones.
this is Dead Set On Living
and straight off the bat it doesn't disappoint. Packing a heavy punch with R.a.t.s
a rocking heavy metal record, Liam Cormier's vocals are brilliant. Haunting screams and powerful lyrics like "theres a special place in hell, for people like you" get the album off to a fantastic start!
Its not long until my personal favorite track on the entire LP Road Sick
is track three, much like my favorite metal song in all time it has the perfect mix between melodic vocals and the powerful distinctive screaming. Sonically its great to, massive amounts of pace from the drums rattle through the track, heavy thrash metal style, and a thumping bass beat! Epic amounts of power.
"There's eleven dimensions/In our brief history of time/Elementary particles/Let all the uncertainties ride/Let the hadrons collide!"
It doesn't ever slow down this LP these boys make very loud fast music. Even the "slower" intro of The Void
, with crunching feedback guitars and insane amounts of distortion. Until the as always fast paced movement of the chorus.
I went running with this album on not long after I bought it and its honestly if you like your music on the heavy side a great soundtrack for a steady jog. I keep banging on about the pace but it is relentless, the load shouts of "YEAH! YEAH!" flood into your ears!
Theres a track called Drunken Physics
, lyrically genius, the sound is incredible aswell the layers of music in the record is amazing, theres a distorted solo that rolls through breaking up Cormier's mutter of "There's eleven dimensions/In our brief history of time/Elementary particles/Let all the uncertainties ride/Let the hadrons collide!"
All in all its a great LP and another middle finger to the people who keep saying that rock and roll and guitar music is dying!