Walking into Fuel almost halfway through the opening set due to extra artists being added to the bill and trains being delayed, I’m met with a brutal assault from Spanish metallers Homizide! I honestly can’t find the words to describe just how brutal they are! But one thing I can say is, that for someone who isn’t too much of a fan of this extreme metal, I rather enjoyed myself! Unusually with opening acts, a pit even opens up!
Edinburgh thrash metallers Disposable take to the stage and pick up where their predecessors left off. This quartet have undeniable talent and provided the best riffs of the night! There’s banter with the crowd, albeit the sheep joke didn’t seem to go down too well (note for next time guys, we’re over that haha!) The triple vocal assault further showed the talent on offer with all three bringing something unique to the table.
Spanish metal act number 2 of the night Vendetta FM are the first to make use of the floor space, with the vocalist moving from the small stage to the floor, involving the crowd more. Again another brutal onset of metal that was as impressive as it was heavy.
Sadly for myself, the snow around my hometown (and Arriva Trains Wales’ penchant for cancelling trains the second a flake of snow falls) meant an earlier exit than I would have liked, missing out on Damim and Sodomized Cadaver and while the overall heaviness is more than what I’m used to and really into, I enjoyed what I caught.