Title: How Does It Feel To Be Alive?Label: Rocksector Records
only is Luke Appleton the bassist for power metal heavy
weights Iced Earth, but also splits his duties as rhythm
guitarist for Britain’s hottest classic metal act ‘Absolva’.
Notwithstanding his busy schedule commitments, Luke has
found time to record his own 4 track EP titled ‘How Does
It Feel To Be Alive?’
at 16 minutes in length, the four compositions demonstrate
that Luke is a fine songwriter in his own right. The title
track is an uplifting number that works well acoustically
and would easily fit in with a full ensemble.
Subsequent numbers ‘The Fear is Alive’ and ‘Three Eyed
Crow’ flex their muscles on catchy choruses and tasteful
musical passages. Closing out the EP, ‘The Sounds of
Liberty’ follows suit with a final dose of heavy hitting
choruses and rich melodies.
I like about this release is that although the use of
instrumentation is sparse (voice and acoustic guitar), it
doesn’t feel like it is lacking or empty. Also,
through Luke’s years working with Fury UK, Absolva and now
Iced Earth, this has had a profound influence on his own
songwriting. The four compositions are catchy as hell
and packed with praiseworthy melodies powerful choruses.
Overall, a cracking EP and worth checking out! \m/
Review by: Rob Herald
Does It Feel To Be Alive
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