Label: Metal Box Recordings
"Catharsis" is Soldierfields follow up to their highly regarded EP "Bury The Ones We Love".
The album opens with some killer riff's, and sees Soldierfield mark their territory with "The Light" its a heavy, very appealing opener, I find myself immediately taken with Leigh Oates clear and highly impressive vocal range,Jeff Singers drums are beaten battered and bruised as some stunning guitar manship emanates from Andy Trott and Steve Wray , with Wayne Banks on the Bass delivering low and deep grooves to get your attention ,this is captivating and will please the Metal World!
Beautiful Lie " is a track I kept going back to, its pounding and delivers on all fronts "The Only War" has an acoustic opening it then blossoms into an absorbing, brooding number, three tracks in and I am fully taken with this album no more so than the piece de resistance "Burn Bright" power house drumming opens up the number and sees the band working their magic as they truly do Burn and delve into your Metal Soul.
"Monochrome " is a spiralling , chugging delivery to bang your head and strain your neck to.
"Ghosts" and "Burn Bright" are my personal favourites, "Ghosts" is aggressive melodic and incredibly powerful .
Lets all join the Religion , the "New Religion" of Soldierfield this is a dark , deep number which leads to title track "Catharsis" this is a varied and different number, it stands apart from the rest of the album , its an acoustic , delivered beautifully and works really well as Oates sings a soul ful tune and Trott and Wray on acoustic guitars compliment the vocals.
Penultimate track "Nothing Left" is Metal to the bone , searing through the flesh with a switch blade knife , a whirling maelstrom of Metal insanity is released.
"Cut The The Ties" is a melodic velvet glove , covering an iron fist and finishes off a fantastic album from these Metallers.
Soliderfield from the North West of England should, and will grab your attention, these guys rightly deserve it " Catharsis" needs to be noticed , lauded, and featured on the cover of Metal Hammer , Kerrang etc.
Review: Seb Di Gatto Score 8/10
3.The Only War
7. New Religion
10.Cut The Ties