"Find of the Festival" / New, Exciting Discoveries

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Re: "Find of the Festival" / New, Exciting Discoveries

Postby Tet » Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:13 pm

beenabadbunny wrote:it seemed like they were a somewhat competent band fronted by a really terrible singer

Yep, that's about right.

beenabadbunny wrote:Even though the Jäger stage is the smallest of the festival's stages I guess I'm not sure why they had top billing.

Unlike the RJD and Sophie stages, I don't think the Jäger stage really has a billing order. It's just a bunch of bands playing and Hanowar happened to be on last. But even were they actually headlining that stage, it would have been entirely justified. You said youself that there were a hundred people singing along at the top of their voices. They were easily the best performance of the weekend on that stage for me.
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Re: "Find of the Festival" / New, Exciting Discoveries

Postby Cassius » Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:53 pm

I didnt literally find anything at the festival as I listen to every band on the bill before hand but I got into the following because they were announced for Bloodstock and enjoyed the shit out of all of them live

Planet of Zeus - Excellent performance made even better by the crowd being so fucking happy and us all dancing around like twats

Kryocell - Epic fucking breakdowns

Incipit - Only got to see half the set due to the Orange Goblin clash but loved what I heard

Witchtripper - Lovely riffyness to round off Friday

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Re: "Find of the Festival" / New, Exciting Discoveries

Postby SlaytanicBacon » Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:00 pm

I found so much great music at Bloodstock, it was my first year and got exposed to such awesome music. This is an incomplete list by a long way - but these are some:

Death DTA (Not sure why I've not heard these guys before...)
Xerath
Fleshgod Apocalypse (that tent was so packed...)
Pro-Pain
Triaxis

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Postby cockneyjack » Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:33 pm

Piss Viper were amazing on the New Blood Stage, absolutely slayed it.

Shit name though.
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Postby Cassius » Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:07 pm

Oh I forgot Piss Viper. Very good with an awesome stage presence

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Re: "Find of the Festival" / New, Exciting Discoveries

Postby Haldamir319 » Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:05 pm

Diatessaron, Wretched Toad, Blind Haze, Ne Obliviscaris and Alunah. Ended up buying albums/EPs by all of them.
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Re: "Find of the Festival" / New, Exciting Discoveries

Postby beenabadbunny » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:38 am

Tet wrote:
beenabadbunny wrote:Even though the Jäger stage is the smallest of the festival's stages I guess I'm not sure why they had top billing.

Unlike the RJD and Sophie stages, I don't think the Jäger stage really has a billing order. It's just a bunch of bands playing and Hanowar happened to be on last. But even were they actually headlining that stage, it would have been entirely justified. You said youself that there were a hundred people singing along at the top of their voices. They were easily the best performance of the weekend on that stage for me.


Yeah fair enough.

I think I'm probably biased as I play in a couple of tribute bands and we actually strive to perform the songs really well. I don't think I completely understand/appreciate whatever's going on with Hanowar's vocal style, hence asking if it was a joke that I'm not in on.

They're obviously doing something right if people were enjoying it, though, and that's the most important thing.
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Re: "Find of the Festival" / New, Exciting Discoveries

Postby Aerosol_Kid » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:40 am

Tet wrote:Unlike the RJD and Sophie stages, I don't think the Jäger stage really has a billing order. It's just a bunch of bands playing and Hanowar happened to be on last. But even were they actually headlining that stage, it would have been entirely justified. You said youself that there were a hundred people singing along at the top of their voices. They were easily the best performance of the weekend on that stage for me.


Although a mute point, and rather subjective, I thought Killer Hurts were the best on that stage.
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Re: "Find of the Festival" / New, Exciting Discoveries

Postby Tet » Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:59 am

Aerosol_Kid wrote:Although a mute point, and rather subjective, I thought Killer Hurts were the best on that stage.

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Re: "Find of the Festival" / New, Exciting Discoveries

Postby Deadite91 » Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:01 pm

Saille and Savage Messiah for me, thought both were incredible

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Re: "Find of the Festival" / New, Exciting Discoveries

Postby Leemanruss » Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:37 pm

Diatessaron
Countless Skies
Sumer
Overoth

...and surprisingly, Delain. I was already a fan of Delain and own their first 2 albums. I found it harder to get into their later 2 albums, but when I saw them performed live this Bloodstock, I was blown away and I now see the band, and the later 2 albums, in a new light
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Re: "Find of the Festival" / New, Exciting Discoveries

Postby Bio-Zombi » Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:44 pm

For me it was Animator on the New Blood,Thrash as it should be played,and the kid on guitar was bloody brilliant!
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Re: "Find of the Festival" / New, Exciting Discoveries

Postby Aerosol_Kid » Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:11 pm

Tet wrote:
Aerosol_Kid wrote:Although a mute point, and rather subjective, I thought Killer Hurts were the best on that stage.

ObPedant: http://blog.dictionary.com/moot-point-vs-mute-point/


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Re: "Find of the Festival" / New, Exciting Discoveries

Postby keera_envenomed » Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:09 pm

Definitely Saille. Had a quick listen before going and thought they sounded OK enough to watch for a bit seen as no one I really wanted to see was playing on Sunday but ended up really enjoying their set.

Saw a bit of Hell's Gazelles as well. A tad generic but good fun and the vocalist was really something.
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Re: "Find of the Festival" / New, Exciting Discoveries

Postby nihility00 » Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:07 pm

The Parallax Method.

Was sat down near by shoveling £7 of biomass into my face when this strange music wandered over and kicked me in the tits.
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