The good - Several bands that absolutely gave it 100% Reign of Fury, Metaprism, Silas, Delain, Anihilated, Battalion, Triaxis, Orange Goblin, Lawnmower Death, Zocalo and Onslaught. Most of the others I saw were pretty damed good too. Beer was cheaper than last year. Good weather. Happy metallers. Superb security. Better VIP area, more seats and the DJ's were turned down so you could hear yourself think.
The bad - Problems with the sound every now and again, most notably with Within Temptation. But it's live music, these things happen. I fucking hate the funfair. I fucking hate smoking in the tents. Got burned by ciggies more than once. I know it's accidental and the people who did it were very apologetic, but the sets are not very long. Surely people can wait half an hour to spark up. I'm not particularly keen on getting squashed by crowd surfers either, but I will go down the front ......
The ugly - I saw nothing I would consider ugly.
All in all a bloody brilliant weekend full of great music and surrounded by like minded people. Mate's bands all smashed it and the whole weekend had a massive feelgood factor. I will definitely go back next year.