vampireshark wrote: ↑19 Aug 2018 21:23
October of last year:
Apocalyptica, playing their debut album plus some other stuff (all instrumental!)
arrived in Manchester in time to see Skálmöld back in April because the person who so kindly arranged to train between Leeds and Manchester on checked the prices (going for the cheapest train), but didn't check to see what time the train would actually arrive in Manchester. From what I could find out, we missed maybe their first song. It did mean we missed the support band, Stam1na, who I was kind of hoping to see (I'd never really heard of them before).
Omnium Gatherum played after Skálmöld, but I wasn't a huge fan of their music beforehand and my opinion of their live act is mixed. The music in and of itself was played well, and the vocals held up, but "we love you guys", "you guys are beautiful", or something along those lines, was said more or less between every song, which in my head is just... iffy
Gunnar Ben wasn't there with Skálmöld, so I couldn't hug him again
Neither was Baldur Ragnarsson (not the Esperantist), who's wife had given birth the day before they set off to go on their tour. I still haven't found out what they called their child, but I'm hoping for Hilmar, because Hilmar Baldursson, who is the central figure from Norse mythology at the centre of their first album, Börn Loka
Linguifex's band's EP is gooood. How the Gods Punish
reminded me almost of Auðn, so I nice atmospheric intro, kicking into something more akin to, what is that, technical/progressive death metal? Really like the lyrics too, and the vocal style, and throwing in the clean vocals every so often was a nice addition.