Kerry King / Phenomenal Fury At Download Festival 2024 – Sunday

Download Festival 2024 – Sunday – Kerry King. Working my way through the splodge-fest, I could only hear one sound in the blissfully unaware-of-anything-but-Download distance. Kerry King. 

Kerry King - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Kerry King – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk

If there were just two words to describe the American musician and the band who bring his compositions to life, it would be these: phenomenally fearsome. 

The Slayer co-founder is a wonder of hulking riffs and outstanding songwriting that is brought to life in such an exceptional way.

Kerry King - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Kerry King – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk

Vocalist Mark Osegueda could shatter Metal-fused glass with his vocals, completely dominating the Apex stage and those who dare to stand before it. 

Kerry King - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Kerry King – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk

It is unapologetically heavy with such a thrust behind Kerry that kicks their set into another Metal-realm dimension. Having released his debut solo album, From Hell, I Rise, earlier this year, we get a whole load from the record in the setlist, which is received with nothing but horn-held love.

Kerry King - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Kerry King – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk

Astronomical in size, this kind of music was born to be on the largest rock-Metal stage this country has to offer. 

If you haven’t checked out the album, then do.

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Kerry King - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Kerry King – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Kerry King - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Kerry King – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Kerry King - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Kerry King – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk

Download Festival 2024

MetalTalk Download 2024 coverage can be found at MetalTalk.net/tag/download-2024.

Download Festival 2024 will mark the second year of the festival selling out, with weekend, day and camping tickets now completely gone. The festival will reunite its incredible community of fans for a jam-packed five-day event (June 12-16).

This year’s MetalTalk team is:

Monty Sewell

Photography:

Ryan Hildrew

For Download 2023 coverage, visit MetalTalk.net/tag/download-2023.

For Download 2022 coverage, visit MetalTalk.net/tag/download-2022.

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