With regards to big clashes, ONI have one of the roughest slots of the weekend. As Hell are unleashing fire and fury on the Main Stage, ONI are hard at work making their presence known to the hardcore that have ventured over to see them instead.
We caught these guys supporting Children Of Bodom earlier in the year on the Manchester Academy 2 stage. We can see now, that cramped stage was a little limiting to the full on ONI show.
Today we get the full ONI experience as they make use of their bigger stage by jumping off everything in sight and basically being 10x more energetic and entertaining than we ever really appreciated. Their heady mix of tech-tinged prog metal and all round bonkers electronic sounding bits (courtesy of the xlyosynth), is a lot to take in.
We’ve been spinning ‘Ironshore’ since we last saw these guys on regular rotation, but they sure come to life onstage. Jake ONI has a big stage presence as a frontman whilst John is a blur behind that xylosnth.
Always good to see a budget conscious band though. Chopping the heads of your guitars saves you a few dollars in hand luggage charges…
We weren’t expecting ONI to be one of the bands of the day, but they were… ONI were gloriously mental!