The fest itself was a grand time. I honestly didn't 'see' many bands aside from when I was in the photopit. I had a lovely perch in the bar with friends which allowed me to run back and forth and grab a drink when desired.
The band that impressed me the most was Ulveheim, a viking metal band from Mexico. Yes, I know it sounds strange, but really, they kicked much ass. If you have the chance, check them out.
The bands this year didn't seem as open to chatting as they were last year. I did get to have a very short chat with Mitja from Moonsorrow in the hotel elevator after breakfast Saturday morning. Poor boy looked obliterated from his flight and yet he was asking me if I was hungover and how the bands the night before were, heh.
There are 5 bands that played that I do not have photos for. Three of them I didn't much care for, and if I don't like them I won't photograph them. The other two I did attempt to photograph, Velnias and Inquisition, but the lighting was so ghastly that even my happy lowlight lens had issues and I am in no way happy about the shots that I did get, so they will not be shared.
Anyway, here is a link to the photos, all broken down by band...