BLOODSTOCK BLOG: Day Two
On day two of Bloodstock, Tom Dare dodged flying keyboards, thrashy riffs and a squirrel called SuBo. Or something…
Friday dawns to ever-so-slightly bleary eyes that are forced open by an astonishing show from The Defiled, who have one of their finest hours (well, 40 minutes, anyway) before The AvD decides his keyboard would look better battered to fuckery and chucked into the crowd, so duly obliges. Swedish metallers Wolf struggle to follow them thanks to guitars that persistently cut out, but earn huge respect for acting totally pro, after which Forbidden look to turn the audience’s collective face into a replica of The AvD’s keyboard with some classic, technical riffing.
Triptykon seem determined to shrink you by at least two clear inches, they’re so wonderfully heavy, after which the double thrash attack of Coroner and Kreator battle for the title of Most Insanely Tight Band Of The Weekend. Devin Townsend is brilliantly mad, madly brilliant and musically sumptuous as the sun sets, while bringing a man in a white boiler suit and a squirrel head mask called SuBo is just one of many brilliant moments from Sophie Lancaster stage headliners Lawnmower Deth, who manage to be even more enjoyable than Blackie Lawless’ mighty W.A.S.P.
Stay tuned for part three!