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ROADBURN 2013 Day 2
All photos & text by Luana Magalhães
Arguably the most intense, harrowing performance of the whole festival, Amenra were pure catharsis – the outpouring of pain and anguish was evident in each blood-curding Colin Eeckhout scream and every resounding note of their instruments. Most massive sound of the weekend too – the soundcheck before the show alone was enough to nearly rearrange internal organs.
The culmination of the Electric Acid Orgy came with the mighty Electric Wizard themselves, and the masters of drugged-out psychedelia went through what was, essentially, a perfect setlist, closing out in style with ‘Funeralopolis’ and ‘Dopethrone’.
One of Electric Wizard’s most drugged-out, dirty spiritual sons, Cough obviously played on EW’s Electric Acid Orgy day and left a deep imprint on every mind with their hazy, evil kind of stoner doom.
Pastoral, beautiful yet potent hymns to nature and spirits of old – Hexvessel repeated their Het Patronaat appearance of last year enriched by a couple of songs off their newest EP, and they were as fascinating as in 2012.
Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats
Much more than just hype, Uncle Acid was one of the highlights of the day, their shady and mysterious-sounding psych-rock far above the typical norm for this sort of thing nowadays.
Unleashing riff after doomy riff until the whole crowd is beaten down, Witchsorrow are doom personified. The bands on their patch jackets don’t lie!