Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones

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Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones
Cancer Bats - Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones cover.jpg
Studio album by Cancer Bats
Released April 13, 2010 (2010-04-13)
Recorded 2009
Studio Metalworks Studios in Mississauga, Ontario
Genre Hardcore punk, metalcore, sludge metal
Length 44:34
Label Distort
Producer Eric Ratz, Kenny Luong, Cancer Bats
Cancer Bats chronology
Sabotage EP
(2010)Sabotage EP2010
Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones
(2010)
Dead Set on Living
(2012)Dead Set on Living2012
Singles from Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones
  1. "Sabotage"/"Scared to Death"
    Released: March 2, 2010
  2. "Dead Wrong"
    Released: June 14, 2010
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (82/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
BBC favourable[3]
PopMatters 3/5 stars[4]
Punknews.org 3/5 stars[5]
Thrash Hits 4.5/6 stars[6]
Total Guitar 4/5 stars[7]
Ultimate Guitar Archive (7.7/10)[8]

Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones is the third studio album by Canadian hardcore punk band Cancer Bats. In Canada, it was released on April 13, 2010 through Distort Entertainment.[9] The name of the album derives from each of the members' personal nickname (Mike Peters – Bear; Scott Middleton – Mayor; Liam Cormier – Scraps; Jaye R. Schwarzer – Bones).[10] The first single from the album was "Dead Wrong".[11] A music video was previously made and released for "Sabotage" when it was released on the band's EP Sabotage. Pre-orders of the album included a limited bonus DVD consisting of 2 hours of live footage and the making of the album.[12]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Liam Cormier, Scott Middleton, Mike Peters and Jaye R. Schwarzer.

No. Title Length
1. "Sleep This Away" 3:21
2. "Trust No One" 2:43
3. "Dead Wrong" 2:40
4. "Doomed to Fail" 3:15
5. "Black Metal Bicycle" 3:32
6. "We Are the Undead" 2:54
7. "Scared to Death" 3:22
8. "Darkness Lives" 3:42
9. "Snake Mountain" 2:48
10. "Make Amends" 3:04
11. "Fake Gold" 2:52
12. "Drive This Stake" 2:41
13. "Raised Right" 4:46
14. "Sabotage" (Beastie Boys cover) 3:01
Total length: 44:34
Reissue bonus tracks
No. Title Length
15. "Sleep This Away" (live)  
16. "Trust No One" (live)  
17. "Pray for Darkness" (live)  
18. "Shillelagh" (live)  
19. "Hail Destroyer" (live)  
20. "Darkness Lives" (live)  
21. "Deathsmarch" (live)  
22. "French Immersion" (live)  
23. "Sabotage" (live)  
24. "Lucifer’s Rocking Chair" (live)  
25. "Science Is the Answer" (bonus track)  
26. "This Town" (bonus track)  

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved January 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ Freeman, Phil. "Review: Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones". Allmusic. Retrieved April 14, 2010. 
  3. ^ "BBC review". 
  4. ^ "Cancer Bats: Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones < PopMatters". Chris Colgan. PopMatters. May 5, 2010. Retrieved January 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Punknews.org review". 
  6. ^ "Thrash Hits review". 
  7. ^ Total Guitar Magazine Issue 200, Dated April 2010, Pg.40
  8. ^ "Ultimate Guitar Archive review". Archived from the original on April 16, 2010. 
  9. ^ Distort Releases
  10. ^ Eye Weekly interview
  11. ^ Rocksound interview
  12. ^ "mymerchtable.com". mymerchtable.com. Retrieved 2012-01-15.