Cancer Bats – The Spark That Moves


Cancer Bats - The Spark That Moves (New Damage Records) 2018


There’s more explosive songs on Cancer Bats new record The Spark That Moves, but it’s an enlightening experience delving and listening to their intense offerings. The Canadian band, manage to keep their integrity alive while pushing the boundaries. And on this release, they enforce a sense of emotion that resonates. Yes, there is screaming tension throughout, but if you look at the lyrical content, you may as well bleed with this act which are flooded in darkness. It isn’t for the loose listener either, it has been created to shock and to rattle every single bone in the body. There’s no let up, there’s no subtlety, but ferocity and desire. Songs such as “Space And Time” and “Rattlesnake” boil over and showcase the band’s instrumental flair, as well as bellows which could melt paint. It’s an enthralling work.

Words: Mark McConville
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