I am still recovering after the last weekend wrath and I am trying to write some words about the 3 day Sonisphere Festival in Bucharest, Romania. (The youtube clips are not made by me but most of them are made from the area where I stand at the concerts) Day 1, Friday, June 25th I arrived at the location during the Orphaned Land concert. I don’t know much about this israeli band, I’ve only listened two albums and I did not pay very much attention to them. The sound was good. Paradise Lost One of my favorites bands. I enjoyed As I Die, One Second, Say Just Words, Erased, The Enemy si Faith Divides Us, Death Unites Us but there were two major weaknesses: the sound was bad and the time was so short , 45 minutes are not enough to satisfy me. It was no sound check, as Holmes said, the sound was bad from start to the end, and most affected was the voice. Volbeat (Denmark) The general feeling is that they are guided by the motto: life is a bad joke and should not be taken too seriously. They offer a heavy-metal mixed with lots of fun. Metallica influences are evident especially in voice, but we can feel some Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash too, elements of rock'n'roll and rockabilly are dressed in long groove. As a sample of humor, they are proposing a cover of Cannibal Corpse: five seconds of beating drums. Manowar What should I say about Manowar: Kings of Metal, Manowar, Warriors Of The Word, Blackwind, Fire and Steel and Hand of Doom along with the recent House of Death and Thunder in the Sky. My ears were almost bleeding (they have to maintain the title of the loudest band in the world). They also made a DIO tribute singing Heaven and Hell and for ten seconds the audience is not screaming "Ma-no-war" but the name of DIO. Otherwise you know the recipe that make Manowar concert in a show-off style: Joey DeMaio speaks Romanian (he did not forget to mention again that he knows he is in Bucharest and not in Budapest) and break the bass strings (though, solo is missing), Eric Adams has a voice in enviable shape and promises to be back (last time he kept his word, I should say) an Karl Logan is torturing his guitar. Other bands play - Manowar kill ! Accept The surprise headliner. I was amazed when I heard that Accept is coming to Sonisphere, because only appeared a few weeks ago, plus, in my ignorance, I was not even sure that the band activates from the last departure of Herr Dirkschneider. Mark Tornillo, is an ideal replacement - the same way of playing songs written specifically for that type of voice. I like the music, I know Accept by many years since high school and this show gives me the opportunity to enjoy "live" songs like Midnight Mover, Run If You Can, Princess Of The Dawn, Demon's Nigth, Breaker, Son of a Bitch, Restless and Wild, I’m a Rebel, Losers and Winners, Up to the Limit, Monsterman, but what amazes me and I enjoy even more is the pleasure of playing from these not so young musicians. No foodie, without figures and airs of celebrity, but armed with plenty of good mood and desire to reward fans. We have two new songs on the list, The Abyss and the Teutonic Terror that preface a new album, which should occur in August - so I hope to be, for fourteen years have already passed since the last album. With Metal Heart and Balls to the Wall (strongly required in the second bis), the Accept concert satisfied my highest expectations and reminded me that as simple and direct is, the combination of heavy / speed metal, hard rock is charming when it is made of soul with a little dedication and inspiration.