Doing a bit of homework pre-festival, we took a shine to Wren on Spotify. Very atmospheric and brooding post metal style stuff with a bit of a black metal feel in places. So we imagined six-foot Norwegians with with a smattering of corpse paint… They actually, in real life, look quite normal. Not sure they are Norwegian either. Wherever they come from, they play a blinder on our first visit to the Tone Stage.
Cooking up a vibe similar to that of our old heroes Pelican, their soundscapes sound fresh and luscious and we won’t be forgetting this band as soon as we walk out of the door tonight.
That’s the first discovery of the day and we’re only on the third band. We bloody love Damnation Festival.