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Started by Richard_2112, March 29, 2017, 19:56:15 pm

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Richard_2112

Has anyone else listened to this group? Nothing exactly new about what they write, but it's still bloody good! Plus I saw them in Leeds last night and they put on one hell of a show!
Over thinking, over analyzing separates the body from the mind. Withering my intuition, missing opportunities and I must feed my will to feel my moment drawing way outside the lines.

Nïckslïkk2112

Overrated piffle.

Nowhere near as good as Gojira.
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Richard_2112

Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on March 29, 2017, 20:20:42 pm
Overrated piffle.

Nowhere near as good as Gojira.

Quite. Saw those last week in Leeds too and it was like a full-frontal assault on all the senses.
Over thinking, over analyzing separates the body from the mind. Withering my intuition, missing opportunities and I must feed my will to feel my moment drawing way outside the lines.

pdw1

Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on March 29, 2017, 20:20:42 pm
Overrated piffle.

Nowhere near as good as Gojira.

I quite agree
Better drowned than duffers if not duffers wont drown

Jonners

Saw them on the same bill as Gojira a couple of years ago, unbelievably Ghost headlining

Bloody awful!

Gojira live are now a force of nature. With all the effects they have starting using for Joe's vocals, there is a huge depth to what they are doing
The new songs are an abomination

Thenop

I like Ghost. Will see them coming week in Amsterdam.
What's not to like about satanic popes and nameless ghouls? Tunes that sound like Abba with metallic paint? Over the top theatrics and make-up? Wait, did I just describe another one my favourite bands? Oh well....
Arrogance Is Bliss

Analog RH

Can't bear them. Also can't believe they're headlining Bloodstock.

Jonners

I know!

I was getting quite moist about the Saturday headline slot, thinking I might go if anyone half decent was booked.

Imagine how underwhelmed I was at this announcement
The new songs are an abomination

Bisto

April 05, 2017, 06:15:32 am #8 Last Edit: April 05, 2017, 07:56:56 am by Bisto
Quote from: Jonners on April 03, 2017, 12:22:57 pm
I know!

I was getting quite moist about the Saturday headline slot, thinking I might go if anyone half decent was booked.

Imagine how underwhelmed I was at this announcement



This! Megadeth are the third of the big four to play BOA, which I suppose is a coup of sorts given the size of the organisation, but apart from them, Hell, Testament and Kreator this is the Poorest line up I can remember for years (so far). Perhaps I'm a little biased but Ghost are a bit too marmite a band to be headlining Bloodstock imho.


Personally I think Hell are visually and musically a far stronger and more exciting Metal band and I would actually be much more tempted to attend the Festival if they were given a headline slot, unrealistic as that would be.

I'm sure that you've heard the stories about bands and sub contractors not being paid and expected to work for free or minimal expenses; that may be just the harsh reality of what the Gregory's feel has to be down to put on the festival but its sullied their achievement in my eyes at least.

Internal politics aside Bloodstock is what it is; the Gregory family's consisent commitment to put on a dedicated, Open Air Metal Festival on an independent basis and limited budget has been both its greatest strength and biggest weakness; the growth over the years has been spectacular considering what they were up against commercially, but it has pretty much reached a glass ceiling over the past several years; It just can't ever hope to compete with the big festivals and therefore can't grow much bigger than it has become. The best it can do is try and attract the strongest acts available every year and have enough staples and upcoming bands to satisfy the majority. They will never be able to make everybody happy. Budget choices have to be made, a lot of very hard bargaining has to be done and some risks taken.


My memory is so shocking I can't remember how long its been since I last went...2012 perhaps? I'm too old and soft to camp in a field with thousands of spectactularly drunk and sleep deprivingly loud young people so can't see me ever going back for the entire weekend again, but its definitely still on my radar for a day, line up permitting.

These days I'm far more likely to attend the Ramblin Man Fair set in the Rock N Roll hotbed of Maidstone.
It isn't a dedicated Metal Festival, far from it, in fact you could say that its very safe, middle aged and middle class, and clearly that is the demographic that the organisers are trying to attract, but the set up, friendly, more relaxed vibe and the diversity and strength of the line up have made it my favoured festival of choice. Big enough to generate a good atmosphere, small enough to not be too intimidating, roomy and relaxed enough to roam around and take a pick and mix platter of diverse and very strong artists. It puts on a great range of real Ales and decent food and has some serious VIP glamping options at eye watering prices! all set in a large and very nice park in the middle of civilization. I can't imagine Ghost ever being considered worthy of headling, although they could make the undercard in future years if they stick around long enough..




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Richard_2112

New album Prequelle was released on Friday. Personally I think it's a stunning album with plenty of layers and textures. Dance Macabre sounds like Abba on steroids, Miasma is an instrumental reminiscent of Yes, and I don't think I'm going to find a heavier song all year than Faith.

Very much looking forward to them touring this.
Over thinking, over analyzing separates the body from the mind. Withering my intuition, missing opportunities and I must feed my will to feel my moment drawing way outside the lines.

The Letter R

Really don't get them myself - they seem pretty average at best to me. Perhaps I am not their demographic though.....