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maybe it comes from them being CANADIAN and not taking themselves too seriously, but HARDCORE PUNK band CANCER BATS to my ears seem to enjoy themselves. there is a real sense of abandon and dare i say it, fun, in their music, which is not often the case with bands that skirt genres such as METALCORE, POST-HARDCORE or even SLUDGE METAL as they do. i always wanted to see them play because they just come off like an inclusive bunch while absolutely melting your face off with prime intense METAL riffage.
that and they are unafraid to acknowledge their influences. case in point their alter-egos BAT SABBATH who tour, record and perform straight BLACK SABBATH covers that basically draws the through line between the iconic METAL band and PUNK ROCK.
cool band well worth checking out.