Venue: Trillians Rock Bar, NewcastleDate: 25 May 2019
out of the ashes of Fury UK, Absolva have been raising the UK
metal flag all over the world with a total of 5 albums under
their belt, this has to be one of the hardest working bands
currently rocking the UK.
band were taking no prisoners as the Trillian's crowd were
treat to the excellent 'Never a Good Day To Die' and
the title track 'Defiance', before rolling things back
once again to their 2015 album 'Never a Good Day to Die' album
with the storming metal anthem 'No Tomorrow'.
Schramm really showed his metal as he opened the thumping 'A Fist Full Of
Hate', a real crowd favourite as it was all heads down at the front of stage, with horns
and fist's held aloft
throughout the venue, as the brothers Appleton put on a
guitar dual that was worthy of the Schenkerís
was over to the bands debut album 'Flames of Justice' for a
band and fan favourite, the mellower 'Only When It's Over'.
Be it full on metal, or the more mellow melodic metal, Absolva have
it all and to be honest, donít get half the recognition they
set continued its impressive path with 'Reflection', as
the Trillians crowd raised their fists in salute to the
metal assault that was unfolding before them.
The band hardly came up for air all set as the rocked out 'Live for the Fight' and 'No One Escapes', with the latter featuring a powerhouse solo from the mighty sticksman McNee. It was straight into the no-nonsense metal of 'Flames of Justice', by which time the band could do no wrong in the eyes of the Trillian's massive, as the head-banging down the front showed.
With the set almost at an end it was time for
the Quantum Quartet to put things into another gear with the
epic 'All Alone', before rocking out with the anthemic 'Code
Red' rounding off the anther magnificent set.
band barely had a chance to leave the stage as the crowd's cheers for
more echoed around Trillians, and more we got as the band
rounded off one of best nights of British Heavy Metal this
year, with a rousing version of the Black Sabbath classic 'Heaven and
Hell'. This was the show stopper of all show
stoppers, as Chris delivered one of his best guitar
performances of the night, (look out Mr Iommi there's a new kid
Review by: Barry McMinn, Photo's by: Daniel Armstrong
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