Let’s recount which bands I’ve seen live this year and what they were like. I won’t include every act I’ve seen, only the memorable ones, and since none of this is fresh, I won’t go into excruciating details like I used to years ago. Maybe next year. 😛
As for the videos below, the sound was obviously better onsite than in the videos. I know I shouldn’t say this, but these years some people are way too stupid to know this. I know, I sound like an old fart despite not even being 30 kek
There isn’t much to say apart from what I already have.
First of all, the location itself was beyond shitty. Outrageously expensive (and you can’t even buy 1.5l water bottles, only tiny ones), quarter hour lines at the toilets, overcrowded (with a sizable percentage being jailbait girls) and so much mud it was a miracle one didn’t get stuck in it. I probably will never attend this festival ever again.
As of the concert itself, it was awesome! It was a tour for the Legacy of the Beast game (which is actually engaging, you can “waste” months with it), and as you can see from the setlist above, they played a few Blaze-era songs as well (see below), to which I always had a soft spot for. What’s more, For the Greater Good of God!!! You have no idea how long I’ve waited to see a song played live from AMoLaD, which is their best album in my opinion. Hoooly fuck, I didn’t have a voice for a few days afterwards.
The sound could have been a bit better, which was actually the venue’s fault (all bands on that stage had the same problem), but the visuals were perfect. There were also 3 huge displays for those who didn’t want to go too close (the sound was worse closer, also mosh pits), so we all got to enjoy all aspects of the show.
My most waited concert of the year. Since I couldn’t make it to the gig at the A38 ship, I checked reviews and recordings of it, and I was already blown away. To summarize, I was hyped beyond belief, and even so, I was not disappointed in the end!
The first thing I did when we got to the festival was checking the merch tent, and among other things, I got this:
That’s right, motherf##kers, a 7th Day of Doom CD+DVD signed by ALL members!
I missed most of Sear Bliss (which I’ve seen millions of times, see my setlist.fm profile above) because the band was late as hell getting to the venue at all (plus getting to the signing tent, you know what I mean, logistics and shit), but it was worth it! The new remaster of the demo makes it much more powerful than it already was, and while the material on the DVD is subpar (random concert bits from back in the day) it was still an incredible experience.
The concert? Absolutely fantastic. They played the whole Anno Domini from beginning to end, then some songs off 7th Day. (Nothing from Recipe Ferrum, lol.) We stood as close to the sound engineers as possible, because that’s where most concerts sound the best. It was obvious that the band took this event seriously, and they didn’t just reunite for a quick cash grab.
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