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Terrorizer Does Hellfest! Day 3: Evening Round Up!
It’s hard to believe that Hellfest is almost over!
Today has been another glorious day in Clisson, which wasn’t too good for our sunburn but we powered through regardless. The mudbaths have mostly cleared up and the site is packed out yet again, though there is a weird smell lingering around the site…
We’ve been mooching about all day yet again in a bid to check out as many bands as possible, here’s some that made our heads bang.
Walls Of Jericho
A festival on the mainland is by far the best place to see WOJ, their own brand of beatdown-esque hardcore whips up a whole host of two-steppers and circle pits – in fact WOJ got the biggest circle pit of the weekend. The band run through a greatest hits and are one of few bands that put the hard back into hardcore. Bust it!
Playing straight after WOJ was a tough ask, but Jamey Jasta and co pull it off gloriously. Massive singalongs, copious amounts of mosh and even a cheeky little guest appearance from Biohazard’s Billy Graziadei on ‘I Will Be Heard’.
OK, so Evergreen terrace didn’t exactly get the best turn out in the Warzone tent but they still played a colossal set. Their own brand of Metalcore meets Street Punk has been tried and tested, with huge results. Final song ‘Chaney Can’t Quite Riff Like Helmet’s Page Hamilton’ will take some beating.
Blue Oyster Cult
We only caught a few minutes of BOC’s set, as we tucked into some food while they ran through the stone cold classic ‘Don’t Frite (The Reaper)’. (Sorry, we like frite puns).
Having pulled out of last year’s edition of the festival, The Valley tent is not only full, it’s packed to the rafters! In fact people are spewing out of the tent onto the grass outside, to get a glimpse of the elusive quartet and once again we were late getting there and were relegated outside. Frontman Bobby Liebling looks more meancing than usual, thanks to the wind machine infront of him, and ‘Sign Of The Wolf’ second in the set unleashes some serious headbanging.
Compared with Pentagram, The Altar seems rather quiet by comparison. The elite supergroup are dishing a first class lesson in grind, with Nick Barker, Tomas Lindberg and Anton Reisengger being joined on bass by Brutal Truth’s Dan Lilker, filling in for the absent Shane Embury (who’s already played two sets this weekend with Brujeria and Napalm Death!).
In between all that we also caught up with Zoltar once again for a Video Croissant in which he addresses today’s big Hellfest rumour.
Even though it’s the last night of the festival, things are still going to run into the small hours here in Clisson. The likes of [deep breath] Suffocation, Ihsahn, The Obsessed, Madball, Arcturus, Children Of Bodom, Sunn O))), Biohazard, Dimmu Borgir, Lamb Of God and Ozzy Osbourne And Friends are all still to play. We reckon the final few hours of Hellfest will result in some serious neck ache tomorrow.
We’ll be back tomorrow morning with the final say on day 3 of Hellfest, until then we’re off to see Ihsahn work his magic, laters!