Abigail - Forever Street Metal Bitch
Drakkar
Raw Thrash Metal
11 songs (31:00)
Release year: 2003
Drakkar
Reviewed by Goat
Archive review

Closely tied to Party-Satan-Sex Thrash nutters Barbatos, Abigail call themselves ‘the most evil band in Japan’ and can trace their history back to 1992, when they played Black Metal and gigged with Sigh. They’re the kind of group that have to be heard to be believed – the mere fact that their album titles range from Fucking Louder Than Hell to Sweet Baby Metal Slut should tell you all that you need to know, but underneath all the amusing Sex-Party-Bitch-Slut-Satan Japanese-isms here there lurks a sloppy yet more than competent and totally headbangable Venom-meets- Motörhead Thrash machine. Really, the sheer velocity of Yasuyuki Suzuki (a past live Sigh bassist) and drummer Youhei’s attack on the likes of Hellfire And Damnation will take your skin off. It’s not all mad speed, either, the mid-paced groove of Damned In Hell one of several moments that slows the pace without losing a bit of quality. I’d go so far to call this the ultimate Metal bachelor party album, except that this is the only Abigail release I’ve heard and for all I know something like 2005’s Ultimate Unholy Death might be better.

For the moment, Forever Street Metal Bitch is one of the most mindlessly entertaining albums I’ve ever heard. You can’t hear the old-school-Exodus-on-crack attack of Bitch! We Gonna Kill You or the Punked-up We’re The Pussy Hunter (the philosophical opposite to Emperor’s I Am The Black Wizards, perhaps?) with its sudden zany keyboard solo provided by Sigh’s Mirai – Shinichi is somewhere around on guitar as well – and not have the time of your life. I’ve lost count of the sheer number of killing riffs and solos that pop up where you least expect them, surprises like the rocking Shooting Master and the shrieking Kerry King solo which begins Hey Slut! keeping you listening. Although the likes of Charge! do exactly what they say on the tin, this is a diverse album that’s tremendous amounts of fun, despite the politically incorrect attitude to women. If you’re currently frowning in disapproval at that, it’s fair to say that you’re completely missing the point – Abigail fucking rock, and deserve the time of all old-school headbangers.

Killing Songs :
All, but favourites include Hellfire And Damnation, Black Metal Thunder, Bitch! We Gonna Kill You, We’re The Pussy Hunter, Hey Slut!
Goat quoted 80 / 100
Other albums by Abigail that we have reviewed:
Abigail - Intercourse and Lust reviewed by Andy and quoted 83 / 100
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