Accompanied by brother Luke Appleton (also known as bassist with US metalheads Iced Earth), an imposing and powerful rhythm guitar player, resulting in the delightful impact of twin harmony guitars reminiscent of Thin Lizzy at their best.
On drums it’s as if John Bonham decided to project his spirit into the consciousness of Bill Ward, a true heavy rock drummer in the metal genre. Martin Mcnee is the embodiment of the powerhouse drummer, combining technical gift with groove and feel.
Completing the bedrock rhythm section is the granite-like toughness of Karl Schramm’s bass playing, very much his own man, but with an undeniable nod to his biggest influence – Steve Harris, of Iron Maiden
Absolva has an enviable catalogue with four studio albums and one live, containing riffs, melodies, fretboard theatrics, with the most treasured gift of truly memorable songs.
Recent press quotes..
'a dominant force to be reckoned with in the British heavy metal scene'
'huge performances, a mix that nails it to your cerebellum, & Absolva's trademark craft of irresistible construction'