Review: Cancer Bats at the Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea

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With horns held high, heads banged until they’re nearly loose and an angry Canadian running around the stage, it can only mean one thing – Cancer Bats are in town.

It seems like a lifetime ago that the Toronto punk-rockers first graced the stage at the Wedgewood Rooms in 2007, as now standing before the crowd is a relentless, well-oiled riff machine.

There’s no going through the motions with Cancer Bats, it’s full throttle from the opening drumbeat.

The only brief respite fans get is when frontman Liam Cormier pauses to let everyone know the band are raising money for Cancer Research UK on their tour.

Cormier himself is like the Duracell bunny, full of energy and never missing a beat.

With each changing song the raucous crowd became more enticed.

The show reached its climax when the band launched into their rendition of the Beastie Boys’ Sabotage, making an almost full Wedgewood Rooms go crazy.

One thing is for certain, Cancer Bats know how to put on one hell of a show.