Jay1993 wrote: I would argue that the most under represented genre in terms of well known bands is stoner with Corrosion of Conformity being the only band close to that genre that I've seen at BOA!
Eh? Just off the top of my head theres been Gurt, Iron Rat, Left for Red, Black Moth and Ohhms. There's plenty of stoner metal at BOA.
There was the 'well known' caveat in there - most of those can't fill a phone box and lurk on all dayer bills in pubs. For main-stage it's been CoC, Down, Orange Goblin (who shed the stonery stuff ages ago but still have the association from the early albums) and Graveyard was busy when they moved into the tent. There's only a handful that have a big crossover with metal - Clutch being probably the biggest, then Monster Magnet, but as much as 'stoner' stuff is my main listening, I'd rather pay to see Desertfest do it well than BoA doing a half arsed attempt at being diverse by having token bands instead of metal ones that also lurk about in pubs.
As for doom, yep agree. More fitting with a metal festival than stoner and the likes of Trouble, Candlemass type bands are missing but when CM played HRH doom there were far fewer that night than at OG so even with a 10 quid ticket they're not much of a draw and I've been in half empty clubs for Pentgram (now depleted without Bobby), Vitus and anything Winos done.