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This Is Hell / Cancer Bats - Split [7 inch] (Cover Artwork)

This Is Hell / Cancer Bats

This Is Hell / Cancer Bats: Split [7 inch]Split [7 inch] (2007)
Future Tense

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


Contributed by: Ben_ConoleyBen
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Cancer Bats and This Is Hell both put out some of my favorite records of 2006. While we can expect new full-lengths from each band later this year, this 7" is a good way to pass the time until then. This Is Hell start their side off with a cover of "Death Bros," which was one of the best songs of.


Cancer Bats and This Is Hell both put out some of my favorite records of 2006. While we can expect new full-lengths from each band later this year, this 7" is a good way to pass the time until then.

This Is Hell start their side off with a cover of "Death Bros," which was one of the best songs off of Cancer Bats' Birthing the Giant. This Is Hell's take on it leaves us with a bit of a muddled version of the song. It doesn't really sound as though the band put their own touch on things until near the end of the song when some gang vocals kick in. For the most part, though, the music is unchanged from the original and Travis Reilly's vocals don't really sound like they typically do. That said, the band's original contribution, "Another Fašade" sounds exactly like fans of the band would expect. It falls in line with the songs off the band's recent 7" EP, Cripplers, and while the song plays a little faster than we're used to hearing, the vocals are spot on. If "Another Fašade" is any indication of what we can expect with Misfortunes, due next month, we're in for a treat.

Cancer Bats kick things off with a cover of "Diamond Lanterns," which can be found on This Is Hell's 2005 self-titled EP. The band puts enough spin on it to sound like a Cancer Bats song, albeit one of their slower ones thanks to slow but pounding, doom-like drum beat. They pick things up with their original song, "Let It Pour," which they have been playing live for quite some time. The band has become a lot tighter since their first album and that much is made clear here. However, it still sounds as though it would fit right in on Birthing the Giant, so long-time fans don't have anything to worry about.

As I write this, the bands are continuing a North American tour together. It's a nice sort of hardcore camaraderie they have going on, and we're lucky to have a taste of that in recorded form.

 

 
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XxSilversteinxX (May 11, 2010)

were can i download this!?!
because i've looked everywhere there is no where to fuckin' buy it!

ranimal (February 19, 2008)

shit, this is pretty sick stuff. the new cancer bats song isn't very deep (what would you expect) but it rocks with a vicious bite. this will last me until Hail Destroyer :) never heard This is Hell until now but their stuff is good too.

Should probably mention that Death Bros. isn't the song that TIH covers. It's actually Shillelagh, way more exciting song imo.

Sherlock_28 (February 10, 2008)

Great split. I saw these guys at Bowery last night with Gallows, great fucking show.

cherrycolarain (January 27, 2008)

Don't have it, but I want it. Both the Cancer Bats and This Is Hell are what's right with hardcore these days.

xote (January 26, 2008)

That cover art is awesome. I like both these bands. Right on.

glasspipemurder (January 25, 2008)

interesting art. i kinda like it.

mattp330 (January 25, 2008)

isn't "another facade" on the cripplers 7"?

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