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Artist: The Awful Truth

Title: Awful Truth

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The Awful Truth Awful Truth Album Cover


Category: Melodic Metal

Year: 1989

Label: Enigma/Metal Blade

Catalog Number: 7 73432-2


Monty Colvin bass, vocals
Alan Doss drums, vocals
David von Ohlerking guitar, vocals


1.  It Takes So Long  5:46
2.  Circle  5:18
3.  I Should Have Known  7:32
4.  Higher  7:17
5.  Ghost of Heaven  4:41
6.  No Good Reason  6:16
7.  Drowning Man  5:56
8.  Mary  5:31
Total Running Time:  48:17

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Existing comments about this CD

From: chris c Date: November 15, 2001 at 12:39
man this CD blows! I don't even know why it's on here. No melody, poor quality and bad music. boo boo boo!

From: Sigitas Date: December 5, 2001 at 4:16
Great album! One of the best from Houston rock scene together with King's X first four albums, Galactic Cowboys first 3 releases and Atomic Opera 'For Madmen Only'. A must for fans of these bands!

From: Tossademarre Date: June 21, 2002 at 9:53
Music, like art, is down to personal taste a lot of the time. This album, in my opinion if you are an X fan or a cowboys fan is a must!! Like all the best albums Its not a one listen album you need to slowly, over a period of time, drip feed the passion of the music into your brain. The intrinsic quality of the album should never be in question and Ohlerkings non involvement in the Cowboys albums is testament to their apparent blandness.

From: cyric Date: August 8, 2002 at 13:07
This album KILLS. the harmonies are perfect...the distorted bass sound holds down brutal heavy grooves while the melody is all over the place. If you like heavier kings x or galactic cowboys (of which some of these guys are members)...try to get you hand on this cd!!

From: Der Pink Panzer Date: August 19, 2002 at 17:21
I really liked this one. From the fertile 'Wilde Silas' music works comes The Awful Truth. Very ethereal, moody metal similar to Galactic Cowboys and early King's X. My fav is 'It Takes so Long' and 'Higher'.

From: David Ohlerking Date: January 13, 2003 at 20:59
I want to find the rest of the demos that this record came from. Some of them were better than the album. Also this came out on vinyl, I would like to buy it if anyone is selling one. Hi Monty and Alan.

From: BOURRILLION Date: March 4, 2003 at 22:02
I have been looking for a copy of this CD (album)forever. It is awesome. I do believe it is out of print and can not find it in any of the local music stores in Houston. If anyone out there has a copy and would like to share. Please e-mail me @ abourrillion@yahoo.com. It would be greatly appreciated.

From: Frank Hart Date: April 3, 2003 at 18:40
I love this album.

From: Frank P. Date: May 13, 2003 at 3:35
This is one of my all time favs!!! I only wish there was more (

From: Gregg W. Date: October 29, 2003 at 13:08
This a wonderful album. Too bad there was only 1 release. But I hear suspicious rumors of The Awful Truth II on the horizon.

From: Houston rocker Date: December 12, 2003 at 22:06
I looked through every King's X album I could find. Yeah, fooled me. I thought 'wow, Doug's voice has some amazing range' :-D Anyone have the lyrics to Drowning Man? Cool song.

From: MagMos Date: February 27, 2004 at 14:12
Mitt absoluta favvoalbum alla kategorier. Skulle jag bara få ta med mej en enda platta på en öde ö skulle det bli just denna. Ruggarns schyssta låtar rakt igenom. Stora tummen upp! Rock on!

From: David Ohlerking Date: March 4, 2004 at 14:00
Does anybody know how to translate from Swedish to English?

From: thelostdj Date: March 4, 2004 at 15:31
David.....go here; http://www.tranexp.com/InterTran/FreeTranslation.html

From: TrollKing Date: March 5, 2004 at 23:32
Hello Dave von O! I don't have yer demos, but I do still have the 'nose' to the pig truck. Rock on! msansom@mchsi.com P.S. Did you know that Bill Brown is REALLY fat?

From: David Ohlerking Date: March 6, 2004 at 11:42
Bill Brown is the greatest guitar player that there is. His alledged girth is probably just a physical manifestation of this greatness.

From: TrollKing Date: March 6, 2004 at 12:27
And/or his ego, one could say. Yet there's no doubt The Man can still wail! But wouldn't you think, twenty-some-odd years later, that he might have changed his hairstyle?

From: Date: March 8, 2004 at 12:09
I guess it works for him.

From: dudley Date: May 29, 2004 at 20:47
David is cool, which makes me cool really small rocks (with odd britians' accent)

From: wyrdgrl Date: June 10, 2004 at 3:19
spam,eggs,and spam...even if the record wasn't the definitive experience of the band that was 'the awful truth',it is a fine memory to be kept alive,and i am glad i have my copy listened to it again just yesterday,the songs that exist within the arrangements are still perfect,angst-filled,magical tributes to david's exceptional muse.

From: David O Date: June 12, 2004 at 10:19
A muse once bit my sister.

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From: Dan Date: June 12, 2004 at 12:43
Nø, realli! She was Karving her initials øn the muse with the sharpened end of an interspace tøøthbrush given her by Svenge - her brother-in-law - an Oslo dentist and star of many Norwegian møvies: 'The Høt Hands of an Oslo Dentist', 'Fillings of Passion','The Huge Mølars of Horst Nordfink'...

From: josh Date: July 2, 2004 at 19:53
great CD.

From: mp Date: July 11, 2004 at 2:37
Where are the Llamas?

From: Ashley Date: July 22, 2004 at 16:37

From: Ashley Smith Date: July 22, 2004 at 17:24
I know David Ohlerking and he is AWESOME. His music Rocks!

From: David O Date: July 24, 2004 at 11:51
Ashley is the official vocalist for the office where I work. She rocks!

From: jean Date: August 3, 2004 at 19:14
I think David Ohlerking is awesome. I think he has a great talent. I taught him all he knows!

From: Date: August 18, 2004 at 20:45
David is a great painter too. jean (mom) also taught me all I no.

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From: Frankie Boy Date: October 28, 2004 at 0:44
Dave, ya have any cd's to sell? From Now On, Duckbutter etc... I'll even buy a cdr copy from ya!

From: Lana Date: November 24, 2004 at 9:26
Dave you ROCK! Hope you have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving! Contact me at bananalana2001@yahoo.com and reminisce. BAA!!

From: jamie Date: January 13, 2005 at 0:55
david is a good friend, and a great artist. his style of illustration is high in contrast, very bold, almost mystical. david's music is slow, fast, heavy, melodic, disturbing and beautiful. he has a style all of his own. one day, it may be imitated, yet never copied. jamie, western north carolina

From: high enough Date: January 20, 2005 at 8:50
very good hard rock hotboy and casanova mix song

From: David O Date: April 13, 2005 at 21:20
maybe a little too high?

From: TrollKing Date: August 18, 2005 at 11:16
Thought I'd leave a little comment to liven up this discussion, so here it is: "E burres stigano!" David O, hope you're doing well!

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