Using this methodology
5 - Rhapsody of Fire - certainly my 5 for now, as a "Love them and never ever seen them live before" band
4 - Delain - Only other time I saw them was 2013 on the cruise. Could end up being my "5"
4 - Dragonforce - seen a bunch of times, not a huge fan of the new album, but fun live
4 - Epica - seen a bunch of times, love them, love the new album
4 - Firewind - only seen them once 11 years ago. Solid band.
4 - Gamma Ray - huge fan, haven't seen them since the 2011 cruise.
4 - Hammerfall - only saw them once on the 2012 cruise. Hope to catch both sets.
4 - Iced Earth - seen them with Barlow, Ripper, and Block. Hoping to see both sets.
4 - Lacuna Coil - Never done a headline tour of Australia. Hope to see both sets.
4 - My Dying Bride - don't have any of their CDs, but loved them on the 2012 cruise
4 - Stratovarius - only other time I've seen them was on the cruise
4 - Turisas - not a massive fan, last album was not good, but fun live
4 - Tyr - Only ever seen them on 70k. Love them. Hope they get 60 minute sets this time!
4 - Visions of Atlantis - not my fave girlie band, but never seen them live.
3 - Ancient Rites - never listened to them before, but like what I've heard
3 - Children of Bodom - used to love them, will catch a set.
3 - Cradle of Filth - solid 3, will definitely catch a set.
3 - Insomnium - not a fan, but will check them out
3 - Jag Panzer - never got into them but may check them out
3 - Katatonia - not a fan, but will check them out
3 - Manilla Road - not a fan, but will check them out
3 - Paradise Lost - not a fan, but will check them out
3 - Squealer - not familiar with them but will check them out
3 - Vallenfyre - might catch a set
2 - At The Gates - not a fan
2 - Carach Angren - never listened to them before, not really my thing, but may check them out
2 - Fleshgod Apocalypse - not a fan
2 - Holy Moses - not a fan, may check them out
2 - Moonspell - not a fan
2 - Rotting Christ - not a fan, but they are interesting so may check them out
2 - Samael - not a fan, but they are interesting so may check them out
2 - Subway to Sally - might catch them
2 - Thyrfing - not a fan, but may catch a set
0 - Aura Noir - never heard of them, doubt they will interest me
0 - Bloodbath - zero interest
0 - Krisiun - zero interest
0 - Sodom - zero interest
0 - Tsjuder - never heard of them, and don't normally like black metal. May change after I check them out
0 - Vader - zero interest
5 - 2 setter, I don't give a fuck who it conflicts with, 2 sets, everyone else can fuck off.
4 - 2 setter, no matter what (unless conflicts with other 4's happen) - similar to '2'
3 - 1 set for sure, second one more than likely but depends on overlappings - similar to '1/2'
2 - 1 set for sure, second one if nothing else interesting is happening - similar to '1'
1 - 1 set only if nothing else interesting is happening - similar to '0/1'
0 - 0 sets, not interested at all - similar to '0' (but might pass by to see how they play)