Skippy wrote:Bands like Goatleaf are decent, but in the large numbers they had this year, not really suitable for Bloodstock. I definitely agree that the lineup on that stage has been pretty poor these last two years, it was interesting reading the announcements for it and seeing how many different ways of avoiding saying that all the bands sound exactly the same they could cram in. To be honest though, it might just be the UK metal scene in general that needs rejuvinating , not Bloodstock itself, I can't think of any bands local that are particularly special or do anything new personally.
You could be right, BUT they could still do A LOT better than just booking an endless amount of core and groove metal bands. Its almost insulting to the ticket buyer and the other musicians that competed that actually fit the "Bloodstock criteria"