Apparently, Absolutus is a Belgian black metal band, another area where our country is severely underestimated in. They hail from Brussels and have been around since 2003. However, in that period they have only released one full-length and an ep. Their second full-length 'Pugnare in iis quae obtinere non possis' is now available and it should definitely put these guys on the blackened map, along with bands like Wiegedood and Enthroned.
As customary in this genre, the album opens with an eerie intro before the mayhem breaks loose. There's more of these dark ambient passages on this album, adding both atmosphere and variation. I always like it how raw, primitive black metal is alternated with breathers like these so that's a massive plus for this album. It gives the whole a sense of concept, something I often miss in the genre.
The black metal songs on this album are harsh, chaotic outbursts of black metal with a perfect bleak and evil sound. In that aspect they remind me a bit of acts like Abigor or Deadspell Omega but also Abigor comes to mind. Some minimal keyboard soundscapes often float in and out, adding some gloomy underground atmosphere to the already massive music. In all, this is sick and twisted black metal from a very high level.