Solitary – Catharsis (video)

Our mates and two times Moshin’ The Roof On contributors Solitary released their latest single from last years world beater ‘The Truth Behind The Lies’ Catharsis today. Catharsis’ shines an unflinching spotlight on the plight of the homeless in modern day Britain, a cause that as you know we hold very close to our core.

Check out the video below and if you haven’t already, please consider picking up a copy of our compilation album Moshin’ The Roof On HERE

Speaking about the new video, Solitary front man Rich Sherrington said, “‘Catharsis’ deals with the debilitating state of anxiety, but the lyrics lent themselves really well to the homeless crisis that we wanted to highlight in the video. It’s an issue we feel passionately about and people need to see ‘the truth behind the lies’ – who’d have thought the UK government would misquote and distort the figures to mask the actual reality of the situation?”

The Truth Behind The Lies has received a swathe of incredible reviews from across the metal world and Solitary have had major features in magazines like Zero Tolerance, Metal Hammer and Aardschok.

“They sound hungry and mean…” – ZERO TOLERANCE 5/6
“… Solitary’s magnum opus; an undiluted thrash album with plenty to say and the songs to back it up!” – WORSHIP METAL 9/10
” …a stunningly fast and furious thrash metal rampage…” – METAL GODS TV 10/10
“… an uppercut to be enjoyed without moderation.” – MUSIC WAVES 4/5
“…a HUGE, stonking muthafuckin’ BEAST of an album.” – UBER ROCK

As well as highlighting the ongoing problem of homelessness in the video for ‘Catharsis’ Solitary have also contributed a track to the charity compilation album Moshin’ The Roof On Vol. 2, organised by the UK Thrashers group and featuring the cream of UK thrash. Find out more here:

The Truth Behind The Lies is available now on Metalville Records

Series 2 Episode 17 – Solitary

After a week off we’re back for episode 17, on the back of their signing to Metalville, and with a new Album, ‘The Truth Behind The Lies’ we catch up with Preston Thrashers Solitary, and talk about the bands 25 year of history, stepping up their game, the new album and tons of other stuff

We also play music from :-

Novichok – Cease and Desist –
Day Of Wrath – Sweet Release –
Solitary – Keep Your Enemies Closer –

Our overseas track is from Bombscare – Cognitive Split – and we finish in Ipswich with  Elimination – What Have I Done

Solitary – The Truth Behind the Lies

Whilst 2020 is a flop in so many ways, you cannot complain about the amount of top drawer thrash that is assaulting our ears! Gareth takes a listen to the latest slab of metal to hit our inbox and reviews the new album from Solitary… no bull!

Wasting no time on pleasantries, Preston 4-piece ‘Solitary’ explode back into prominence with their fourth release “The Truth Behind the Lies”, a brand new 8 track album, produced by the renowned Simon Efemey (Paradise Lost, Napalm Death, and many more), first track ”I Will not Tolerate” enters in like a charging bull, lead guitar snorting, before the intolerant bellow of Rich (Sherrington, Vocals and Rhythm Guitar) cuts in, the band stampeding towards you, clods of earth flying from metaphorical hooves as you helplessly look into their bloodshot eyes.

Solitary ‘The Truth Behind The Lies” 2020

If you do manage to somehow survive that initial onslaught, the band turn and come on you again with the slower more deliberate “The Dark… The Resilient”, a shuffling muted riff, then the song slowly builds, and the band flexes a bit more of their considerable melodic muscle, and Andy (Mellor, Lead Guitar) unleashes a brilliant solo. Third track “Abominate” picks the speed back up and also the aggression, but then throttles back slightly, prior to the chorus, I love the way the guitars just bludgeon you, before it picks the pace back up for the verse. “Homage to the Broken” ends the first half of the album with a rolling mid-tempo vigour, with a little bit of groove added into the mix.

The title-track is possibly my favourite track, the band pummelling you with riffs and allowing you no time for you to catch your breath, it’s like that figurative bull catches you with a stray horn, and knocks all the wind from you, and then, while you struggle to recover, it gores you, while you’re still writhing on the ground. The hooves continue their deadly trample on “Catharsis”, deliberate clouts leave you reeling, uncompromising sheets of riffing pin you to the floor, proving they don’t need to be going 100mph all the time to be effective.

“Dishonour True Reality” is a standout song, a slow powerful intro with tasteful leads announces you to a galloping behemoth of a track, and suddenly that bull has turned into a chaotic minotaur, and you swiftly realise how Theseus felt in the labyrinth, twisting maze like riffs seemingly come at you from all angles, with the beast, spitting and snarling in pursuit. That feeling of bruising doesn’t subside, as final track “Spawn of Hate” hits you square in the chest, riffs thundering past like a herd of buffalo on a rampage.

“The Truth Behind the Lies” is an important release for the band, and sees them finally get some momentum going, the last 3 or 4 years seem to have been the most productive in the bands twenty five year plus existence, that impetus started with the brilliant third album, 2017’s “The Diseased Heart of Society”, continued with last year’s excellent XXV EP, which saw them re-record a few classic tracks from the first two albums together with a few newer live tracks, now with this stellar new album, let’s hope the band can get some proper recognition from all the years of hard work, already under their belts.

Reviewer – Gareth Pugh

Release Date – 23rd October 2020

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Label – Metalville