Solitary - Nothing Changes Re-issue

Band : Solitary

Album/EP : Nothing Changes (Re-Issue)

Genre: Metal

Label : Twisted Into Form

Location : Preston, Lancashire

FFO : Testament, Overkill, Slayer

The production on Nothing changes is what you would expect from a thrash record. It’s a little heavy, but its also super gritty. One of the shining elements on the record, is how you can hear the influences from Testament, to Slayer. They pick a piece from each band, and blend it together to make their own. The mix isn’t too bad. Nothing totally overpowers another aspect.

The song structures for each track seem to follow a typical thrash song. A couple chorus parts mixed with a couple verses. You cant forget a fast solo flow by a revisit to a chorus. Which is cool in all, but it’s a little to basic for me. But I’m glad its working for them.  I couldn’t tell much of a them. With song titles such as “A Second Chang” and “Nothing Changes”, I imagine the record has to do with giving someone another shot. Then they take that shot and throw It back in your face.

This was a reissue from being their first record. So there isn’t anything to compare it to. If you are a fan of old school thrash and heavy music, this record has totally replay value. Would I replay it myself? Honestly probably not, as I prefer much more technical stuff, or a huge fat breakdown.

Overall, it’s a tolerable record. I would definitely see this fitting at a biker festival like Sturgis Biker Rally in South Dakota. If I was walking around and heard them playing, I would stop and listen. It’s just not something I can see myself listening to on a daily basis.

Star Rating: 8/10

Strongest Song: Nothing Changes



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