Blog: Damnation Festival
Once you’ve made your way through the 3,500-strong hordes wandering around the sold out festival, Damnation proves itself worthy of its tag as the the UK’s premier extreme metal festival. The only problem is that the three stages aren’t staggered enough, leaving you with some terrible dilemmas – can you take your eyes off Sigh’s cool-as-fuck, would-kick-Uma-Thurman’s-ass saxxed-up growler Mikannibal to catch The Berzerker? If you run back and forth between My Dying Bride and Napalm Death, will you crack switching between two extremes? Although having to tear yourself away after two Cathedral songs is painful, but seeing Carcass actually give it some (as opposed to their phoned in Hole In The Sky performance) manages to resolve everything into one of those in-the-moment, heart-in-mouth experiences that makes it exhilaratingly clear why metal is the most superior artfom since nailing pious pretty boys to crosses was all the rage.