Rabid Bitch of the North – Green Eyes
What you may need to know…
1. Belfast’s Rabid Bitch of the North trade exclusively in a falsetto-laden, old-school strain of thrash metal, with pockmarks of the genre’s NWOBHM predecessors for good measure. Precisely zero fecks are given at any point for your opinion on the matter.
2. Green Eyes is out now via Greek label Alone Records, on the hallowed medium of 7″ vinyl, with an accompanying woven patch (for your battle jacket) also available. The suitably retro video (above) was directed and edited by Full Scope Films.
3. They’re great craic live, in fairness. We caught them at an installment of the Siege of Limerick all-dayer a while back and had fun. Their lean, tight, power-trio setup just does their tunes justice.
4. They’re supporting American metal legends Argus at On The Rox in Dubland on March 13, alongside heavy-metal traditionalists Stereo Nasty. Tickets €15 on the door with merch stalls on the night.
Verdict: While possibly not everyone’s cup of tay, even in the preponderously fractured & diverse world of metal and its derivatives, there’s no knocking RBOTN’s dedication to providing a decent dose of unassuming, unpretentious thrash. Fair balls.
Put them in a room with One Direction and Nicky Byrne.
Old school goodness and delightfully cheesy. Nice one.
Yeah, wouldn’t be so disrespectful of either metal or pro wrestling, carrying as they do some very particular skill-sets and requiring serious time and dedication.
now theres some leather jacket owning guys we can all agree on
Claire gets my vote. Ran the show very well. Thought all had some points worth considering and ( apart from SF/IRA) I see that Paddy Power have cut the odds of a FG/FF from 6/5 from 11/8.
He probably likes the Eagles man
Stephen Donnelly clearly won this one. His falsetto was on point the whole time and he’s decent with the aul’ riffs.