Muskelrock 2022 (Blädinge, Sweden 3-5 June)

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Muskelrock 2022 (Blädinge, Sweden 3-5 June)

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After missing out for a few years, it's time for glorious return! Who else? Any non-Swede surprise appearances?

The line-up is decent enough - not the strongest ever (no token East-Euro act, and where is Thor???) but I'm not in the position of being picky - first post-Plague festival for me :)
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Yeah, coming.
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Not coming, unfortunately. Life got in the way this time.
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Re: Muskelrock 2022 (Blädinge, Sweden 3-5 June)

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Hurray! :D
Oh no! :(
Hurray! :D

Anyone have any tips concerning the new'ish featured bands that I should check out before going?
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Economy doesn't allow me to go this year, shame, looks like it good lineup.

Regarding the newer bands: I personally really like Diabolical Night, and some tracks by Eternal Champion.
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Eternal Champion is one of the main events for me this year for sure. Unfortunately I'll be missing out on Diabolical Night since I won't arrive at Alvesta staion until 16.00.
Warepire wrote: Tue May 24, 2022 5:18 pm Economy doesn't allow me to go this year
:( again. Would have been cool to meet up.
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Hmm.. unfortunately not one i'll ever make it to I think. My festival allocation is already taken up with KIT and ProgPower Europe
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I'll be there! Traveler and Century are "must see" when it comes to the newer bands.
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Best:

1. Nifelheim
2. Traveler
3. Mindless Sinner
4. Eternal Champion
5. Century

Worst: Omen

Surprisingly good: Acid & Jameson Raid

Best new discoveries: Mirror & Nekromant

Great year in conclusion, had a blast.
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The subtitle on the poster for this year's festival was "Den Stora Återträffen", which translates as "The Great Reunion" this was truly the case in these post-plague times - Big hugz of Steel to all involved. Sorry we didn't meet up laasgaardh..(?)

Didn't catch as many new bands as I planned because beer & friends, but..

GIRLSCHOOL - Don't remember.. was very hyped in general - probably great!

ETERNAL CHAMPION - One of the highlights and absolutely killer! Only wished they'd played a longer set ...or that I'd catched them a few years earlier and got to see more classics.

ALIEN FORCE - Classy!

JAMESON RAID - Not close to the magic of their legendary full-lineup gig at HOA 2010, but me and the other 2 dozen people who saw them had a great time while half the rest of the festival was watching the cover band of legendary Swedish r'n'r/booze/porn-rock artist Eddie Meduza in the camping area.

ACID - A huge thanx to Humus for lowering my expectations for this one some weeks ago, as this was pretty awesome! Them ending with "Heaven's Devils" was my #1 festival moment! Still bugs me that I forgot to bring my Acid perler plate and get it signed by Kate though..

HELVETETS PORT - One of the finest shows I've seen by this utterly unique and brilliant band. All factors included, perhaps even my fave gig of the festival.

OMEN - ...and this turned out to be my least favourite show I've seen with them, and there's been a few through the years. 1: the sound was pretty bad (too much drums in the mix) and 2: if you're planning to have 2 singers fronting your show, PLEASE rehearse the performance.

ARMORY - Space Speed Metal that I''d never heard before. Dunno if the screamish vocals were a cool strike of originality or annoyingly too much HC though...

TYRANEX - Zero originality aside, this was great full-throttle Thrash mayhem! Paloma would be proud..

NIFELHEIM - They should end every Metal festival ever ...and I will imagine they will end the very last one.
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DaN wrote: Wed Jun 08, 2022 9:23 pmOMEN - ...and this turned out to be my least favourite show I've seen with them, and there's been a few through the years. 1: the sound was pretty bad (too much drums in the mix) and 2: if you're planning to have 2 singers fronting your show, PLEASE rehearse the performance.
That is somewhat comforting as Omen would have been one of the highlights for me if I had gone, based on live performances with the 2020 lineup in 2018 and 2019. Which seems to have changed slightly then, as they did not have 2 singers then.

Now I am less upset that I had to miss this year.
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DaN wrote: Wed Jun 08, 2022 9:23 pm ACID - A huge thanx to Humus for lowering my expectations for this one some weeks ago, as this was pretty awesome! Them ending with "Heaven's Devils" was my #1 festival moment! Still bugs me that I forgot to bring my Acid perler plate and get it signed by Kate though..
Glad to be of service haha. I'm not sure if this means the show in Sweden was better than their previous shows, or just that my friends are very critical.
Also when we're talking about Belgian reunions, to everyone out there, reformed Cyclone KILLS.
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You could definitely tell that this was merely a cover-band featuring the original singer, since the sound was a bit different from the originals, but it was well performed still and Kate's voice was more than intact.
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Thanks guys for the festival reviews. Don't think I'll ever make it to Muskelrock because family kids life bla bla... :(

Kate's Acid seem to fare better than I expected in a live situation, but still...it's too little and too late. Shame.

However, I stand with Humus concerning the 'reformed' Cyclone : absolutely the best gig I've seen this year so far! They K.I.L.L indeed!! Go see them, you won't be disappointed!
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