Any metal fan who has wasted time and money at large-scale package tours like OzzFest knows the pain of sifting through endless cookie-cutter, Hot Topic, and emo-metal bands to get to the quality heavy stuff.
That's why the metal underground gasped a collective "Holy Jesus!" when the line-up of the Missing Link Festival at the Fox Theater in Oakland was announced. Saturday night's collision of two separate tours -- headlined respectively by Atlanta-based prog-metal behemoth Mastodon and Bay Area favorite High on Fire -- offered a broad range of solid acts that left no eardrum pleasantly unpunished.
Check out our take on the event's Top 5 moments. -- DAVID PEHLING
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