Thrice are one of those bands that made their mark on the scene without little fuss which was pretty much the best way to sum up their Download set. Fans turned up in their droves to catch the band who didn’t disappoint with an abrasive set of post-hardcore including favourites from their catalogue like “The Artist and The Ambulance”. Swedish tech-metal giants Meshuggah were next up on the Zippo Stage and made the earth move with their punishing extremity. Thoroughly enchanting to listen to, the onslaught of brutality was quite literally breath-taking. Their set may have been a real test of stamina to those who had spent all day basking in the June sun but, trust us, it was worth it.
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