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“Armageddon Over Wacken” by Various Artists

Artist: Various Artists
Title: “Armageddon Over Wacken 2004”
Label: Magick Records
Release Date: 3/29/2005
Genre: Black, Power, Death, Heavy Metal
Rating: 7.5/10

The Wacken Open Air Festival is one of the most popular and anticipated Heavy Metal events in the world these days. For three days dozens of bands unleash their very best on over 30,000 crazed Metal maniacs. This release of “Armageddon Over Wacken 2004” is a great sample of what goes on during the course of the Festival. Taking 3 CD’s that run over 3 hours of music, the listener is given a brief but solid idea of what goes on during the course of the Festival. It is impossible to showcase everything with even three disks but clearly the only way the US can experience some of the excitement without being their themselves. Recorded in 2004 this edition is broken up into different genres on each CD. I will give some commentary on the individual disks in order to maintain some sense of the overall release.
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