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Review: Solitude (Japan) - Reach for the Sky
Solitude (Japan)
Reach for the Sky

Label: Test Your Metal Records
Year released: 2016
Originally released in: 2015
Duration: 43:53
Tracks: 8
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: March 13, 2017
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Readers Rating
Reach for the Sky

Rated 3.8/5 (76%) (5 Votes)

One of a handful of bands going by the name Solitude, Reach for the Sky is the second full-length from Japan's claimants to the name and it is an ass-kicking, hard rocking 43+ minutes of straight-up Heavy Metal. The vocals are a gravelly but intelligible shouts, sure to attract comparisons to Motorhead's Lemmy, and with the loose, brash riffing of tracks like "You Got My Mind" Solitude channels the spirit of the legendary British pioneers. At other times, the guitars evoke the early Thrash of Ride the Lightning-era Metallica and even the wild abandon of Tank. Reach for the Sky is a great example of how to honor your heroes, but through quality songwriting, not actually rip them off. If you like your Metal old school and bruising you're going to need to check out Solitude.

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