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Artist: Trouble

Title: Trouble

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Trouble Trouble Album Cover


Category: Melodic Metal

Year: 1990

Label: Def American

Catalog Number: 9 24267-2


Eric Wagner lead vocals
Bruce Franklin guitars
Rick Wartell guitars
Ron Holzner bass
Barry Stern drums


1.  At the End of My Daze  
2.  The Wolf  
3.  Psychotic Reaction  
4.  A Sinner's Fame  
5.  The Misery Shows (Act II)  
6.  R.I.P.  
7.  Black Shapes of Doom  
8.  Heaven on My Mind  
9.  E.N.D.  
10.  All is Forgiven  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Mike Date: February 20, 2001 at 11:58
This is one of the BEST Christian Metal CD's. Rick Rubin as producer does a great job giving it a raw sound. I have spoke with several people over the years who said Trouble was not a "real" Christian band, and that they did it as a joke. Nevertheless, the lyrics are all Bible centered. This is the best of their releases. It's hard to compare it to anything else but "daze" is a great track opener that kicks into "Wolf". A must for Christian metal fans, even if Trouble did it for a joke

From: Logan-Five Date: May 18, 2001 at 22:02
I remember seeing "At the End of my Daze" on Headbangers Ball. I loved it. Sounds like what would happen if John Fogarty sang for Sabbath. Great band, great songs.

From: Kevin D. Date: June 17, 2001 at 12:16
This is pretty good, but not their best! Manic Frustration or even Plastic Green Head are better. The Supershine side project with Doug Pinnick is great! I really like Trouble's heavy sound.

From: WhiteLion Date: September 20, 2001 at 10:29
Good album! Not as great as Manic Frustration but still worth a purchase!

From: wadelink Date: October 31, 2001 at 4:12
this record rocks and that's the bottom line

From: kim Date: March 5, 2002 at 15:16
Superb album, but I have no idea how it ended in the Glam section.

From: Friday 13th Date: May 23, 2002 at 5:47
Doom Gods, forget Sabbath these guys rocked. Cult metal act from Chicago (US) who released some awesome albums, their best must be 'The Skull'. This is a awesome album which comes across between Sabbath, Metallica and Hendrix. Long live Trouble!!

From: Friday 13th Date: May 23, 2002 at 5:48
Anybody with any live videos of Trouble please get in touch.

From: Drag-in-Bones Date: November 17, 2002 at 15:54
This one comes pounding down on ya like a ten-ton sledgehammer, unrelenting in its attack, ready to send your ears flying into never-never land with its bared teeth and flashing claws. The music is downright WICKED...or is it? Listen closely to the lyrics on Trouble's self-titled CD. If you're expecting evil images of black devil worship and human sacrifice, you've got another thing coming. Trouble keeps its feet planted firmly on the ground, but its eyes are looking to the man above!!!

From: Drag-in-Bones Date: November 17, 2002 at 16:13
They've wrote about God, love, peace, heaven, fast, slow, Christian, satanic, this that and the other thing. All of it good and pleasing. Trouble do's not apose the hole pie-in-the-sky theory, and they don't bang the satanic bible either. The group deals in ugly reality-war, kidnappings, temptation-and don't so much offer answers as they attempt to raise questions. All-in-all with metal broadening its scope to embrace all differen't kinds of music, it seems time is right to get into Trouble!

From: e.t. amuleaghee Date: January 30, 2003 at 10:44
this album rocks. produced well. written well. rick rubin really got their sound on tape. probably the most commerical of their albums, but no way a sell out on the Trouble sound. helped pave the way for stoner rock.

From: Fat Freddy Date: December 22, 2003 at 13:18
One of the best metal albums of the 90s, no contest. I saw these guys opening for Savatage in 1990 (Gutter Ballet tour) and it was one of the best concerts I EVER saw in my life, no kiddin'. I had never heard Trouble before but I became a fan immediately. Too bad this one's another tough find on CD, because my cassette copy is starting to show its age. Oh, and Trouble are back together and working on a new album for 2004! Woo hoo!

From: Fat Freddy Date: December 22, 2003 at 13:21
By the way, Webmaster, you might wanna fix the illustrations for these CDs... you have the 1990 self-titled picture next to the listing for the 1984 self titled. The 1984 self-titled has since been re-named PSALM 9 to avoid confusion between the two albums.

From: dc barnum Date: January 22, 2004 at 14:00
The absolute best metal album of the decade...too bad it's out of print, def American doesn't know what it's got here! The heaviest sounds of Black Sabbath with the flavors of Zeppelin and Pink Floyd (the mind-blowing lead in 'Misery Shows Part II' god!!!) all put together with more modern thrash and doom rythms, plus TWO heavy guitars playing in perfect harmony, swapping rythm and lead seamlessly (yes, you can tell which guitarist is playing what), the public wasn't ready for this...*****

From: AOR freaky Date: January 23, 2004 at 4:56
Not the best of the decade, but very good anyway and bloody heavy la Sabbath ! Good one !

From: drew b Date: January 23, 2004 at 16:31
fell in love with this band from this first copy (cassette) was stolen, so went ebay on 3 lp's and 4 cd' outbid for rediculous amounts ($41.00 didn't make it for 1 cd!), finally got an lp for $16 and a good cd copy for $23. if this cd is in such demand, why the h*** is it out of print? def american is pushing stuff no one wants from the record sales reports...and they have this on file....

From: Gar Date: January 23, 2004 at 16:58
The crown jewel of the TROUBLE catalogue. Their first 2 albums were pretty good in my opinion. "Run to the Light" hinted at the greatness this band was capable of. This one sealed the deal. A real shame they never became that big. They could've been the Zeppelin of their generation if they got the right breaks.

From: Dean Date: January 23, 2004 at 18:37
One of my all time faves- seen 'em live over 10 times. Doom gods with positive lyrics-a strange mix but still awesome. Trouble and Candlemass. 10/10

From: Fat Freddy Date: January 24, 2004 at 15:23
I think we need to start an e-mail campaign where we all endlessly hassle Def American Records until they re-issue this album and "Manic Frustration". I have been trying to replace my old cassette copy with a CD for years now but haven't lucked out yet. Even when I bid on eBay (in the rare occasions when a copy turns up) I always get outbid! So obviously the demand for this album is there, Rick Rubin are you listening to us?

From: Christine Date: January 24, 2004 at 18:18
"At The End of My Daze" is just one of those songs that should never be played below 11! I had this at one time and I think someone borrowed and never returned it. A re-issue is way overdue!

From: Metal Mark68 Date: February 13, 2004 at 7:49
This album would have to be in my top 10 of all time. Great vocals, crunching guitars.....fantastic songs. The production I feel is lacking, would love to hear a remastered version of it. Trouble one of the best bands to come out of USA. Rock on!!

From: creepin jesus Date: February 24, 2004 at 1:36
Category glam???????WAKE THE FUCK UP!!!This band is one of the most underated bands ever!And this is a slammin riff monster from start to finish,Nuff said

From: Impaler Date: February 28, 2004 at 13:38
These guy are HEAVY. Trouble wasn't a Christian band but had Christian members Jeff Olsen-Drummer on "The Skull" & "Psalm 9" CDs & Bruce Franklin-Guitarist, while Eric Wagner was a Catholic. The other members might've thought it was more of a joke as I remember them drinking whisky on stage while the Christians tried to talk about God in the early days of the band. Check out the band Supershine with Jeff & Bruce, & Doug & Jerry from King's X kinda Trouble meets King's X HEAVY low end sound.

From: Metalhead66 Date: January 12, 2005 at 9:59
Trouble Rule!!!This is Probably the best thing they have done!!! The sound is pure metal fury with Melodies that soar!!!Have a Sabbath stoner kind of vibe..Rubin's Production is once again very Good.. A must Have!!!9.5/10.

From: JamesEagle Date: November 26, 2009 at 17:21
Great album, Trouble's best in my opinion. Track 1-3 and 5 are outstanding, classic doomy rock/metal but not depressing at all and I'll keep coming back to them again and again. 'R.I.P' is even better, just an incredible song. Brilliant.

From: hair metal again Date: September 14, 2011 at 4:52
fantastic release by the mighty TROUBLE!i believe that they have a unique sound and strong personality and from the first moment you understand that this is TROUBLE and not BLACK SABBATH for example!all the songs are strong ,heavy,catchy and flow a result you get a monster of an album with great musicianship and much talent!essential

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