With improved facilities, a great atmosphere and a cracking line up, Download 2017 was a fantastic success.
With its astonishing art, crisp, clear production and ambitious song-writing, ‘End of chapter’ is a dark gem that will continue to haunt the senses with each and every listen. 9
A beautifully coherent album that invites the listener to embark on a journey to far flung lands, ‘Emperor of sand’ is perfectly represented by the artwork that adorns its cover and stands as a truly magnificent feat of creation. 10
Forget any major label release you may have had your eye on this week and hunt down ‘Mirage’, you won’t regret it.
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Unencumbered by any sort of concern about what anyone else out there is doing, Howling Giant sit in a universe of their own making and I cannot wait for part two. An EP that is perfectly suited for vinyl, ‘Black Hole Space Wizard part 1’ is many shades of awesome and is an essential purchase.
Plenty of bands for the awesome New Blood stage and more still to come... Details inside!
With Mastadon already on the bill, who better to kick the weekend off than rock veterans Twisted Sister?