Cancer Bats / Bleed From Within / Underside
Cambridge Junction, 7.2.19
Cambridge has never been a city that was that fond of
metal and hardcore punk, which is why the announcement of this show
was a surprise. Really heavy bands coming to Cambridge are few and
far between which makes this show as punk as it gets. Cancer Bats
are taking hardcore punk where no hard core punk band has ever gone
Bleed From Within were main support tonight. While their riffs were crushingly heavy, they were rather generic and used metalcore clichés. Choreographed hair spinning and shouting this is your last f*cking chance to mosh created an enjoyable but unoriginal performance.
Despite ticket sales of maybe 200 or so, Cancer Bats put on a show and a half. Blasting through fast-paced bangers one after another with no time to breath in between, the Junction felt like a New York basement punk gig just with a barrier.
My only complaint is that this show would have felt
much more at home in the smaller
Thanks to Emma Van Duyts at Public City PR for sorting things out