As I’m an equal opportunities festival man, I shall be continuing to talk about the Download line-up. It’s currently much more fleshed out than the Soni line-up and yesterday we got a nice bumper batch of bands to add to an already very strong group, even if I still think the headliners are pretty weak. So here’s my round up of what I think.
Huntress were shot into the metal world’s attention with their very solid debut album Spell Eater, which took elements of trad metal and thrash and mixed it with very occult lyrics and the incredible voice of Jill Janus. They’re now back only a year later with their second album Starbound Beast, which has presumably been pushed out in order to capitalise on that publicity.