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15 Aug, 2016

Reviewed: Slayer’s firey finale at Bloodstock Open Air

By | 2018-11-08T20:56:02+00:00 August 15th, 2016|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A packed arena tentatively awaits the dropping of the giant white screen across the front of the BOA stage, as we prepare to close out Bloodstock Open Air 2016 with one of the biggest metal bands of all time, the almighty Slayer. As the curtain drops the thrash legends throw down hard, opening with titular track of their most recent album ‘Repentless’ amidst a stage almost sagging with the weight of the insane pyrotechnics they’ve rigged. Flanked by two humongous inverted crosses made from am

14 Aug, 2016

Reviewed: Mastodon headline Bloodstock Open Air 2016

By | 2018-11-08T20:56:01+00:00 August 14th, 2016|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

With a UK legacy of great shows already behind them and a fanbase that can be measured in the sheer number of their tshirts on display in the crowd today, Mastodon have stake their claim on Bloodstock’s Ronnie James Dio Stage as headliners. Throwing down with moody opener ‘Tread Lightly’ Mastodon come out strong, unfortunately the sound does not. Luckily it’s quickly remedied and the melodic guitars of ‘Feast Your Eyes’, ‘Blasteroid’ and ‘Oblivion’ shine through. The crowd density of last nig