2 Months since the last post in here? Unacceptable! Also Iweakusee never replied on our recomendations -_-' .
Anyways here I am and I have the need to talk about metal and talking to my Wheelimans. It was August and the past 5 Weeks or so I attended 3 Festivals and I wanted to share music from bands I haven't known before, just started to listen to this year,seeing them live for the first time or some other special reason.
The festivals were "Baden in Blut" a smaller 1000 people,1 day fest in my near. Directly translated it means "Bathing in blood" but it's a wordplay on the region "Baden" I live in. The Wacken Open Air, still the biggest only metal music festival there is with around 75k people but whatever, weather was better than last year but because it's so big it can get really exhausting wandering through all this mud all the time. La(r)st but not least the Summerbreeze Open Air (also in Germany) with around 35k visitors.
Went to Baden in Blut more as a obligatory thing because it's so near and to support the scene
but it had some surprises when it comes to bands.Inner Sanctum:http://enterthesanctum.de/band.html
This was the opener and it's a ...well underground band from a local city near me but they put out quite some good stuff.Probably best comparable to the sound of Dark Tranquility and Insomnium. (Found out there was an Band from India called the same *shrugs*)Manegarm:
Fast Power/pagan metalish band . a bit like Ensiferum,just a bit.The Ocean
It goes more into the progressive direction but it's a nice change for once and I enjoyed them live.Hämatom
Saw them the 2nd time I think now. Sound was rather bad in the big tent and because it was so crowded I had more beer on me than I drank before then... . Hämatom is the rising star in german speaking countries when it comes to "germanrock"Blue Öyster Cult
No Metal but good Hard Rock from the 70s & 80s. REALLY digging this band,it works as good mood music for me or I listen to it early mornings to get ready for work. It was probably a one of a kind opportunity to watch this band because they are in business for so long and who knows how many concerts they will do in the future. Sadly they also suffered from the bad sound in the big tent (the sound technicans should get some shit for this seriously,on such a big renowned festival you can't deliver such shit.) The sound was better right outside the tent in the mud and rain... ,you know made it worth it other than exprience such a classic band? Making out with a girl/woman (whatever you prefer to say) to the song "Burnin' for you", I can finally cross this off my list
Finally got to see them live man I was hyped af.Despite alot people seem to disliked the performance I really liked it, maybe my impression was influenced by the Haype,the alcohol (was drunk af) and the woman on my site who needed some attention too
. If you look at the facts this is the biggest and probably most influental Metalband there is. No matter how good other bands are, for me they rightfully sit on the throne on the metalolymp, sure some Albums are not as good as others but even the "bad" albums are better in terms of musiccraftmansship and songwriting than alot of other releases. The hype they receive is more rightfully than the one Slayer and Metallica get. Iron Maiden made like 10 milestones in their career and like all the 80s albums are Masterpieces followed by alot good albums in following years for example "Fear of the Dark" & "A matter of life and death". Metallica and Slayer never really could live up to their 80s/early 90s hype,released alot of mediocre stuff since the 2000s and still ride the wave of beeing Thrash metal pioneers. *takes a deep breath* lets go on with music shall we? haha
Holy Pineapple on Pizza I think I need to make part 2 of this. #shamelesslygeneratingposts