The increasing success of Bloodstock’s Metal 2 The Masses has produced a plethora of stunning bands over the last few years, who have all been carefully chosen by festival booker Simon Hall, as part of BOA’s quest to preserve the future of this wonderful and passionate genre of music to which we all sold our souls to many moons ago!
With three days of the very best in new metal covering every sub-genre under the sun, Overdrive gives you a breakdown of who’s who and what they sound like. So what are you waiting for? Get stuck in….
BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR – NEW BLOOD STAGE, FRIDAY AUG 12TH
Sounds like: 80s metal gone groove. Early Pantera. We’re talking almost hair-metal Pantera. Fun to listen to, easy to get into. Nice gnarly guitars.
Facebook: Witch Tripper
Sounds like: THRASH. PARTY. Expect painfully tight jeans and flashy shirts and beer and mosh pits.
Facebook: Redeye Revival
Sounds like: Three words: Energetic. Loud. Heavy.
Facebook: Souls Of Jack Ketch
Seed Of Sorrow: Melodic Death Metal
Origin: Inverness, highlands of Scottland
Sounds like: Furiously technical. Djent-y. Riffage hints sentiments of the likes of Thin Lizzy. Interesting breach of style.
Facebook: Seed Of Sorrow
For fans of: Unearth, Five Finger Death Punch. Brutal mix of various sounding guitar hooks.
Garganjua: DOOM METAL
Origin: unknown, won the battle of Leicester
For fans of: Pallbearer, Yob, Ahab, Electric Wizard. Slow. Bone-vibrating heavy. Epic melodic doom.
Vehement: EXTREME METAL
Origin: England’s south coast
Sounds like: Definite roots in Black Metal, although not complying to the stereotype.
For fans of: Meshuggah, Threat Signal, Fear Factory. Distinctive djent tainting. Catchy riffage, fierce vocals and peculiar poly-rhythms. This is definitely for the more demanding listener.
Facebook: Burning The Dream
End of Salvation: HARDCORE/DEATH METAL
Origin: South of England
For fans of: Thy Art Is Murder, Whitechapel and The Acacia Strain. Try recalling the sound of a garbage disposer gnawing on the bones of your chicken dinner. Heavy, heavy shit.
Facebook: End of Salvation
For fans of: Cannibal Corpse, Black Dahlia Murder, with hints of Gorgoroth. They have been described by the No Clean Singing website as “like standing naked in a hurricane, or diving head-first into a nest of pissed-off hornets”.
Facebook: Triverse Massacre
The Crawling: DOOM/DEATH METAL
For fans of: Entombed, Katatonia, Bolt Thrower. Imagine excruciating misery that has been drenched in gasoline and is slowly burning to ashes.
Facebook: The Crawling
Sounds like: A sun rise in the depths of the blackest woods in frostbitten Norway. Includes elements of symphonic black metal. Quite epic.
For fans of: Blood Red Throne, Devourment, Decapitated.
Tickets for Bloodstock Open Air are on sale with VIP now completely SOLD OUT! With the festival less than 20 days away, we suggest you get your tickets sorted out today! You can purchase yours by clicking on the graphic link below!
See you in the pit……
© OVERDRIVE 2016