Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses Northern Ireland Heat Three – Belfast, Voodoo 12/03/2015


So here we are at the third heat of the Bloodstock Metal 2 the Masses Northern Ireland battle royale. A different venue and a different reviewer. As the crowd who have braved the freezing wet weather arrive the news breaks that, unfortunately, Baleful Creed have had to pull out last minute due to theirSo here we are at the third heat of the Bloodstock Metal 2 the Masses Northern Ireland battle royale. A different venue and a different reviewer. As the crowd who have braved the freezing wet weather arrive the news breaks that, unfortunately, Baleful Creed have had to pull out last minute due to their singer and guitarist Fin Finlay having been stuck down by a bad bug. And so there were three… but, the show must go on and, as normal, the running order was decided by names pulled out of a hat. Overoth take to the stage first. As the first chord of ‘The Forgotten Tome’ blasts through the speakers, a few members of the audience jump (one of them my companion for this evening lol) at the ferocity of this death metal quartet. The aggression and passion of frontman Andy is evident from the very start of their set. There is little crowd interaction from them apart from welcoming everyone and introducing their songs, but the moodiness and style of this band doesn’t leave much room for this. They have a great balance of melody and death that blinds seamlessly in all their songs, and during their […]

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