Download Festival Melbourne took place on Saturday 24 March 2018 at Flemington Racecourse. It was so big that we’ve split out galleries over 3 days. Today’s gallery covers Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy & Gojira.
Amon Amarth have been marching purposefully from triumph to greater triumph for the last two decades. formed amid the fertile swedish metal scene in the mid 90’s, these dedicated diehards brought a new sense of drama and destruction to the world of heavy music, propagating tales of viking mythology and mortal combat over a devastating soundtrack of crushing rhythms, refined melody and rousing, rebellious refrains.
Sweden’S Arch Enemy are one of the most explosive and proficient metal bands of modern times! they have spent the last 20 years propagating an unerring creed of technical excellence, songwriting genius and thunderous, irresistible live performance, accruing a huge global fan base along the way since their inception in the mid 90’s.
Musically, French quartet Gojira gracefully swing between quaking and quivering guitars, mind-bending percussion, chillingly elegant melodies, and cosmic atmospherics. the band has always dealt in extremes, uncovering light in darkness and finding beauty in heaviness. since their 1996 beginnings they have made their mark as one of the paramount metals bands of this generation.