-randomer wearing a shirt saying "DANI FILTH'S A CUNT" in massive letters
wordd. I don't normally do these, but fuck it, Bloodstock kicked too much ass for it not to be written about. And noone will read this anyway so let's rock :D
Bands I saw
Note that there's no Sunday bands here, and the fact that I'm writing this on the Sunday...meh, there are only four bands I want to see today and I've already seen three of those before so I couldn't really be bothered lol. (long story short I'm a pussy)
with #1 being best band of the weekend (obviously)...
#5 - Blind Guardian
They basically fulfilled all of my expectations - they were pretty much as good as I thought they were gonna be! Unfortunately I wasn't as goddamned familiar with their set as the rest of the crowd - the only BG album I know more or less word for word is A Night At the Opera but they didn't play one goddamned song off it! GUTTED. Still though, their fucking choruses are so damned easy to pick up, I was singing along to the likes of Nightfall and Mirror Mirror in no time! Fortunately I took the liberty of learning The Bard's Song before I left so I had no problems there :D haha, fantastic performance overall though. They absolutely nailed all their songs and Hansi was on top form on vocals! Really excellent, I was as gutted as the rest of the crowd when their set was over; fucking Cradle of Filth, BG should've been the final headliner!
#4 - Enslaved
Alright, the fact that Enslaved are one of my favourite bands and that I'm sat here typing this wearing an Enslaved shirt makes me somewhat biased, but fuck me they were good. Considering they play prog black metal, sing-alongs and mosh pits were non-existant, but that's the thing with Enslaved (and prog metal in general really) - you LISTEN to the band! Just a fucking brilliant performance overall - awesome set, everything sounded exactly as it was supposed to and the band just generally put on a great show. Was nice to see they had a good sense of humour too! Quite amusing watching Grutle complain about the taste of Carlsberg, haha :P
#3 - Kreator
I saw Kreator co-headlining with Celtic Frost a couple of years ago and to be perfectly honest, despite the fact that I bought a shirt, I wasn't too impressed. Good performance 'n all, but I got a tad bored, wasn't really feeling it. Because of that, I wasn't exactly too psyched to be seeing them again. Fuck me though, they REALLY turned it around at Bloodstock. So fucking intense, HUGE pit, brilliant set (I actually lost my fucking mind when they played Enemy of God, I was in that circle pit for so long haha) and an incredibly good crowd pleaser! The build-up to Flag of Hate was nuts, we were all so fucking hyped and when they finally started playing...dude. Haha absolute insanity. So fucking good, so much goddamed fun, wish they had a longer set! Completely redeemed themselves in my book, looking forward to seeing them again!
#2 - Sodom
Back in the day, I used to be a bit of a Sodom nut. Must've listened to nothing but them for about a month, became a pretty fucking big fan and have wanted to see them live for a long fucking time, so I guess I'm a tad biased here. Still though, this was their first UK show in 20 years so the rest of the crowd was as hyped as I was to be seeing them. Oh man...they were SO good. The atmosphere was excellent, they played their incredible set-list (could not BELIEVE they played Surfin Bird! Went berzerk in the pit when that came on haha!) to perfection and, like Kreator, were a fantastically good crowd pleaser. They were just incredible to watch and hopefully this experience will encourage them to come back to the UK sometime soon! They definitely had a good time - Bernemann was smiling all the way through the set! Some random Sodom groupie dude was filming the whole performance and about mid-way through while we were all chanting "SODOM! SODOM!" for about the one millionth time, Angelripper grabbed the camera and filmed the whole audience chanting. Fucking brilliant moment.
#1 - MUNICIPAL WASTE (IS GONNA FUCK YOU UP)
JESUS FUCKING CHRIST.
About five HUGE pits, a massive wall of death (which I went in and survived! Always wanted to go in one :D) and an attempt to break the world record for most crowd surfers during one song (whether they actually broke the record I'm not sure, I doubt they pulled it off but if they did, I was one of the crowd surfers! GET IN). Oh yes, Municipal Waste absolutely OWNED Bloodstock. Not only the best show of the weekend for me but probably one of the best shows I've ever had the pleasure of being at. I'd known that Municipal Waste were renowned for their rowdy party atmospheres at their shows but this was something else. It was fucking beautiful - everyone just got so goddamned crazy, myself included! I ended up turning into one of those shirtless metalheads you see at shows just diving into the pit every 20 seconds going fucking mental hahaha. Was just unbelievably good fun. Brilliant set as well, wonderful mix of old and new! The stuff from the new album they played sounds fucking awesome, can't wait to hear that. Seriously, I don't think words can describe just how awesome they were, you really had to be there...the atmosphere was just so uplifting, fuck me. They were just absolutely amazing, if they do a proper UK tour sometime soon you can damn well bet you'll see me at one of their shows. ;D FACE THE WASTE!
Fucking great weekend. 'Til next year, BOA!