I find that some of my rankings are changing with every post. There are several bands that I had never even heard of, some I wasn't very familiar with, and others that I hadn't really listened to in years. I really hope that the announcements keep trickling in after the first 30 are done and over with. I want a chance to familiarize myself with every band before we get on broad.....Don't mind a few last minute announcements but would be nice to have 50 out of 60 at least a month before we set sail.
5 Insomnium (Love this band and they are still clinging on to my 5....still holding out hope they will end up being a 4 for me
4 At the Gates (Long time fan and I've never seen them yet)
4 Delain (Two setter for sure, hoping the setlists are good....really want to hear "Here Comes the Vultures")
4 Iced Earth (Upping them to a 4 for the time being since I'm still waiting on some good Death or Folk bands)
4 Moonspell (Wife and I have really gotten into their new stuff....still hate Irreligous...but will probably go to see if it's better live)
4 Rotting Christ (Was unfamiliar with them but I'm really digging these guys and will try to catch both sets)
4 Thyrfing (Had never even heard of these guys before...Love them!)
4 Turisas (Never seen them, used to love them, last album was meh.....will still probably catch both shows)
3 Belphegor (Not a huge fan but will definitely catch a set...maybe two with the dearth of Death so far)
3 Children of Bodom (Was never a fan but some of their classic stuff is growing on me)
3 HammerFall (Not a big fan of power metal but these guys are acutally pretty decent)
3 Lacuna Coil (Have seen them a couple of times over the years and they always put on a good show)
2 Ancient Rites (Not a big fan but will defintely catch a set)
2 Aura Noir (Not familiar with them at all, but they sound interesting enough to catch a set)
2 Carach Angren (Starting to get into them more and more, they may end up as a 3 or 4)
2 Epica (HIt or miss, the less operatic singing the better, seeing them in the fall which will determine where they end up for me)
2 Firewind (Wasn't very familiar with them, but will probably check out a set)
2 Fleshgod Apocalypse (Not a big fan at all but some of their stuff is growing on me, live shows seem like they would be good)
2 Sodom (Never seen them before, will definitely catch at least one set)
2 Tsjuder (Another band I had never heard of..first impressions suggest they may end up ranking higher.)
1 Cradle of Filth (Have always hated them, but will probably pop in and catch a bit of a set)
1 Dragonforce (Not a fan but If I happen to be on the pool deck while they are are playing I won't leave)
1 Gamma Ray (yay more power metal....may check them out if I don't have to walk too far.....)
1 Holy Moses (Don't really like them but may check them out for a bit)
1 My Dying Bride (I've tried but I just can't get into these guys....may check out a set to see if they come across better live)
1 Tyr (Not a big fan of their music and was very unimpressed by their live show...but won't leave the pool deck if they are playing)
0 Rhapsody of Fire (Have always found it really hard to take these guys seriously. But will give them another chance)
0 Visions of Atlantis (Zero interest whatsoever....gotta sleep some time)
5 - 2 setter, I don't give a fuck who it conflicts with, 2 sets, everyone else can fuck off.
4 - 2 setter, no matter what (unless conflicts with other 4's happen) - similar to '2'
3 - 1 set for sure, second one more than likely but depends on overlappings - similar to '1/2'
2 - 1 set for sure, second one if nothing else interesting is happening - similar to '1'
1 - 1 set only if nothing else interesting is happening - similar to '0/1'
0 - 0 sets, not interested at all - similar to '0' (but might pass by to see how they play)