April 14 – Review by Stefan – ABSOLVA- SIDE BY SIDE (Rocksector Records / Code 7 Distribution)

Absolva is a four piece formation out of the UK that was founded in 2012 by former Fury UK members including the brothers Christopher (lead guitar & lead vocals) and Luke Appleton (rhythm/lead guitar & backing vocals), who since 2012 is also a fixed value in the famous Iced Earth ! Absolva debuted with the full-featured album “Flames of Justice”, released in 2012. This first effort turned out to be an instant hit, it became a very interesting product for every follower of pure heavy metal music.

What no one actually expected, instead of a successor, a live album/DVD was released with the title “Beyond Live” (2013), fourteen songs loaded and released through award-winning independent records label Rocksector Records. As years passed by, Absolva brought out three more albums which I personally have nothing but good memories of, all because they radiated so much energy and passion in regards to top-notch heavy metal. Since the NWOBHM era, England has produced countless good releases, according to my expert assessment Absolva is high on the list of all-time UK heavy metal favorites. Also live these guys have a lot in store, after every performance of them, you go home with a good feeling. READ MORE…