|1||Higgs Boson Particle|
|2||Gamma Ray Burst (Second Date)|
|5||Lord Blakeney's Arm|
|6||The Cruel Sea|
|8||Bats Spelled Backwards is Stab|
On it's release in 2009 'Red In Tooth & Claw' gathered a monstrous head of steam within the Irish underground hardcore scene. Straddling metal and post-hardcore had been done before, indeed the sonic influences of Ballou run through many records of this period. What separates this debut from the pack was an incisive wit; devilishly knowing lyrics and searing moments of unabashed metal-pop. For those looking for a record to sustain them beyond YCNI:M's 'Ignoto', 'Red In Tooth & Claw' ticks those boxes and more besides.
BATS are a five piece band based in Dublin, Ireland. Musically their blend of visceral but catchy post-punk/hardcore/metal and scientific musings has attracted a wide spectrum of fans that continues to grow steadily.
Blistering.com - “Bats may only be at the beginning of their career but it sounds like it’s going to be a good ride so get on now. ”
Rock Sound - “Choppy rhythms, spontaneous clap-along moments and infectious hooks come mixed with a seemingly unhealthy obsession with Liars, which may result in you forgetting about fixing your fringe and actually dancing for a change.”