The sophomore album Pugnare in iis quae obtinere non possis delivers melodic black metal, but is not that kind of polished and manneristic melodic black metal; on the contrary, Absolutus they are always evil and sinister. This fits perfectly the lyrics, which are mostly about eerie and insane themes. The production is aimed to give the sound that rawness that accentuates the abrasive and malevolent side of the music of Absolutus; some songs also have ambient music inserts.
After a few months from the album, the Belgian guys also released an EP, Our Hearts Dissolve, the first release ever by Absolutus with the title not in Latin. The EP also contains ambient or instrumental music in abundance, even too much like for example “I”. The difference is that the EP accentuates the raw and abrasive side in search of a more primordial feel, almost old school. Absolutus are not very original, though, as their music does not contribute anything particularly new. Their strength is that they make their music well and in a genuine way, and you can feel it.
Pugnare in iis quae obtinere non possis was digitally self-released on August 11 2015; the title translates for “Fight for those things that you can’t obtain”. Our Hearts Dissolve was digitally self-released on June 29 2016.
Abstrusus: guitars, vovals
Text by Herjann