Full Metal Mountain is a great idea! Imagine that you are skiing down the alps, you stop at a bierstube for a beer and there is a band there playing metal……
And at night you are among other metalheads in the main tent drinking beer and listening to your favorite bands. The atmosphere in Tropolach is just electric and everybody I spoke to said it had been an unforgettable week.
I spend two days there and the highlight was of course the ACCEPT concert Saturday night which also was the last show of the festival.
ACCEPT came on stage about 22.30 with the pounding “Stampede” and from there and on the audience was with them. From the new classic Stalingrad through some old classics like London Leatherboys and Restless & Wild they were impressive as always giving 110%. The cool thing about this show is that they played more “new” songs than old and that says a lot about the quality of the new songs for a band with that many classics from the eighties. The show had not a boring moment just a lot of highlights like Peter and Wolf’s “battle” and the solo on Fast As A Shark where Wolf and Uwe are brilliant. And Mark’s voice really fit the songs perfect.
After a short break Christopher fires up the audience to a last effort and when the encores comes with Metal Heart and Balls to The Wall the night is complete.
They thank the crowd as Bound To Fail fades out after a perfect end to a great week in the Austrian mountains.