11.00 (PS) THE FORESHADOWING
The weather forecast had already announced it was going to get hot today, a welcome change to yesterday’s rain and cold night. Unfortunately not too many festivalgoers had made it to the Pain Stage in time for the Romans’ set. And it took quite a while until the front rows filled with people willing to listen to their epic anthems influenced by Candlemass and old Anathema. Still the Italians didn’t have an easy game as their slow songs, albeit performed immaculately from a technical point of view, didn’t really manage to light a spark in the mid-day heat. Even though the band made their best effort, there was only polite applause from the front rows, a pity considering the strength of the setlist. Even during the closing “Havoc” the reactions stayed quite discreet. Maybe it was just that most people were still suffering from the previous night. Those familiar with THE FORESHADOWING know the Italians are a great club band which is synonimous with a highly emotional listening experience. May we just recommend their third and latest album “Second World”, which works great at home as well.