Once he turned these up it was great. The guitar player used to play really intense and ripping lead guitar but has mellowed a lot and lets the others play more. The drummer really drives the grooves and music a lot like Causa Sui. I am sure they know this band. I enjoyed the show.
Here is a short interview I did with Nick and Jack.. Enjoy.
Next up was a band from Mexico City called Vinnum Sabbathi. This was a four piece instrumental band that reminded me of a more doomy La Ira De Dios (in the old days). They had a guy making spacey sounds and also different spoken word samples in English. Sadly the sound man was shit and you never heard anything the guy played. I found out he was making space sounds my talking with him. Sound guy on this stage was pretty bad all day, drums way too loud and not really paying attention to the instruments well enough. Don’t hire this guy again! Anyway, VS, started very slow and doomy and then built up a few times.. A doom worship band. Not a lot of lead guitar.
Colour Haze, this was the first time ever in Portugal and they had a 70min set. They had probably the best sound of the festival (they have their own guy) and the drums were perfect and not too loud and the guitar really in your face. They opened with She Said, a long track. It was cool for them to play a really old one (Roses). I saw they started to play this one again earlier this year. They needed some fresh material from the old days as they always play the same stuff. Skydancer, not my favorite track from the new album was actually really good live and people were into it. Transformation was for sure the best track of the show. They closed with Tempel. Crowd went nuts.. Great band and they all are so amazing player. Mani, was the best drummer of the whole festival. I got a chance to say hello to Stefan and Phillip but sadly no Mani. I have been friends of their for some years.