Land Of Promise Hotel, Sat 17 Mar.
[MUSIC – SA]
Tonight gracing the stage were South Australian hard rock and ‘80s metal goliaths Matterhorn as part of the 2018 Adelaide Fringe, courtesy of Brandon Promotions.
With the vocal powerhouse of Amanda Ozolins, the blistering licks of Brendan Ozolins and the solid, hard-hitting combination of Steve Opitz on bass and Jaryd Dorey on drums, Matterhorn are known as one of Adelaide’s finest rock and metal tribute shows; now after four years in the making, the metal gods have launched their debut original album Crimes Of Man, spreading their wings and taking off into the realm of artistry.
It was a two set show; the first was a set dedicated to performing the bands new material, kicking off with an upbeat and rocking number called Drive. Brendan’s Marshall JCM 800 was squealing, chugging and pinching with true authentic tone just as any good Marshall should and Amanda’s mighty vocal cut through with roaring integrity.
The set ended with the album’s first single Memory Of The Guilty, and followed an interval that was taken over by DJ Motormouth. The second set was comprised of songs from Dio, Iron Maiden, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and AC/DC, a perfect end for a crowd of metal-loving fans.
Just as any metal gig should be performed; it was loud, heavy and full of attitude. A superlative display of 80s metal chops and vocals performed to a receptive and gratified crowd of metal fans and a refreshing change of repertoire for the Adelaide Fringe.
For the latest news on Matterhorn shows and CD purchases head on over to www.matterhorn.com.au
Image courtesy of Bián Hickman
Children Of The Sun
I Am, Become Death
Guest Of His Majesty
Memory Of The Guilty
Burn – Deep Purple with Coverdale
The Trooper – Iron Maiden
Don’t Talk To Strangers – Dio
I Don’t Know – Ozzy Osbourne
Immigrant Song – Led Zeppelin
Fairies Wear Boots – Black Sabbath
Two Minutes To Midnight – Iron Maiden
Livewire – AC/DC
Seek And Destroy – Metallica
Perfect Strangers – Deep Purple
Living After Midnight – Judas Priest
Heaven And Hell – Black Sabbath with Dio
Hallowed Be Thy Name – Iron Maiden
War Pigs – Black Sabbath
Neon Nights – Dio
Metal Gods – Judas Priest