FESTIVAL REVIEW: Bloodstock Open Air (Day 3: Sunday) – Cannibal Corpse, Rob Zombie, BLS, Sepultura & More
Owais 'Vitek' Nabi
Old Rake was entertaining enough for a solo project as his stage setup included two guys in green morph suits air guitaring rakes and making fools of themselves. Ol Drake’s virtuosic style of fast riffs and melodic scales kept the crowds attention for the entire set. Next up was Cannibal Corpse who nailed it and performed to a high degree. The crowd participation was immense with numerous circle pits and hundreds of crowd surfers flying around the injuries were mounting up. George Corpsegrinder‘s sense of humor and the set list choice were both a bonus, ending in a great encore of ‘Hammer Smashed Face’ and ‘Devoured by Vermin’.
Rob Zombie were probably the biggest let down of the weekend due to personal expectations which weren’t delivered. Part of the crowd reflected my sentiments stating that Rob should stick to making movies. But none the less it was a decent show, the highlights were covers of songs including a quick rendition of Alice Coopers ‘Schools Out’ and ‘Blitzkrieg Bop’ by the Ramones. Encoring with ‘Dragula’ went down a storm with the large crowd. The final band of the weekend were Godflesh whom had very little deviation from songs and little crowd participation but with a third of their set up being programmed it does have its limitations. To say they were headlining the second stage the number of people in the crowd was half that of other artists in this position.