Just got back from this. Initial thoughts- more will be written after I get some sleep and can type reasonably coherently.
Nodens- Good. Anthemic black/death metal crossover, with a weakness in that many of the songs fail to differentiate themselves.
Hod- Technically skilled, charismatic performers, dumb as a pile of fucking bricks. Might have gotten away with it had the vocalist not thrown a temper tantrum on stage- while I give them credit for realizing that they were getting nowhere with the crowd, they should have at least kept their dignity.
AVRS- Excellent set, although unfortunately cut a song short. Best band of the night both in material and presentation- this band has really grown a lot in the last two years in basically every way, from stage presence to stage sound to technical performance to material provided by the massive "Advent Parallax". It's surprising how Sanguine is able to maintain a sense of humor without destroying the band's atmosphere.
A Shower of Idols
Helix in Audience
If you're in TX and missed it- WTF were you thinking?