Dead Set on Living

Album Review of Dead Set on Living by Cancer Bats.

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Dead Set on Living

Cancer Bats

Dead Set on Living by Cancer Bats

Release Date: Apr 24, 2012
Record label: Metal Blade
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal

70 Music Critic Score
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Dead Set on Living - Fairly Good, Based on 3 Critics

New Musical Express (NME) - 70
Based on rating 3.5/5

In July 2011 Canadian metalcore giants Cancer Bats, a band who say they “come to destroy”, had a bit of a Ke$ha moment. “We want to write some bangers,” said frontman Liam Cormier to NME following another messy beatdown at Sonisphere festival. “I’m done being bummed out and now it’s time to rip it!”A nine-month gestation later, they’ve done just that.

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Their review was positive

Somewhere on the road between Red Deer and Chicoutimi, Cancer Bats became one of Canada's best heavy bands. Straddling the worlds of Warped Tour-friendly riffs (they tour with Bring Me the Horizon) and classic Northern thrash (Rob Urbinati of Sacrifice guests on "R. A.

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BBC Music
Their review was only somewhat favourable

Canadian metal-punks deliver highs and lows on their fourth album. Alistair Lawrence 2012 The more great songs a band writes, the higher expectations rise around the time of each new release. Toronto natives Cancer Bats leapt above the radar in 2008 with their sophomore album, Hail Destroyer. An album that spat fire and bile, it rightly made them critical darlings in the rock press and acquired them a devoted fanbase.

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