Roadburn Festival, Tilburg, Holland – Day 1

(review n pix by mwj)

As I’m sure you’ll remember, in my review of my first visit to Roadburn last year I said after the joy of two of their sets how wonderful it would be to get Voivod playing one of their albums in its entirety. Lo and behold, the power of my will triumphed again and not only were they back to play my favourite “Dimension Hatross” but they were also curating a day of the event. That album would be enough to get me here (3000 tickets selling out in 7 minutes permitting), as was Godflesh’s “Streetcleaner” last year, but as time went on gem after gem of salivating prospects were unveiled and for all its relative expense it was a blow out to look forward too.