Top picks of Hellfest 2018 : Sons Of Apollo

Hellfest wouldn’t be Hellfest without a supergroup or two gracing one of the main stages. Having endured the glorified pub band that is The Chris Slade Timeline we stayed front and centre for something that, on paper, looked much more promising. Mike Portnoy and his gang were warmly received on stage, with twice as many guitar necks as guitarists indicating this was going to be prog-tastic.

That’s prog in the good way, not the other, metal, way !!!

Ahhh, it’s nice when things work out as they should. Band of legends, hugely receptive French crowd and a genuine main stage performance of the day. What’s not to like, and at least they didn’t throw in any dodgy Pink Floyd covers…