Now Seasons End. Although the set opened and didn't immediately take me by storm (just a few minor tweaks with the keyboard and a slightly louder guitar would've done the trick), it soon swept me up. By the second song I was already planning on giving their set an 8 - for reasons that developed throughout the set: Their impressive style of composition means that every song is as different as the last, and goes through a number of different styles comfortably before your very ears. The band - as a whole - were superb - and each and every one of them appeared to be playing very tightly and with complete ease. Of particular note was the drummer (Paul White) who managed to navigate the band clearly throughout the various tempo changes that the songs involved.
Altogether, the bands stage presence was immaculate for their style. Hats off to their stage technician for creating a light/wind/smoke show worthy of a much larger concert. The band really looked at home on the stage, and it was so easy for me to picture them at bloodstock later this year doing the same awesome job.
My one criticism was that ? towards the end of the set ? I was tired from their exhilarating set, which involved many a twist and turn of style/tempo/character, and my metal heart was crying out for one anthemic track to round it all off.
Fortunately, my luck was in, and the band concluded their set with Ghost In My Emotion, which lived up to every promise it gave off the album, and was an awesome finish to an awesome set. Make sure you don?t miss Season?s End on the mainstage at Bloodstock this year!