Hailing from Chicago, Trouble were a band I found out about when their “Simple Mind Condition” hit in 2007. I love that album, heavily effected guitars, groove, almost ethereal vocals and a nod to some of the most influential progressive bands within the Rock/Metal history books.
A smattering of Doom, Stoner, Metal, Progressive Rock all brought together with a feel that you can’t phone in. I went back in time and explored critically successful ‘Pslam 9’ and ‘The Skull’ which had a slightly heavier feel to them and all that groove to boot.
For most people the classic line up with singer Eric Wagner held a lot of the sound they enjoyed, I also would be one of those people. This is one of the reasons why I was initially skeptical of Exhorder’s Kyle Thomas stepping to the plate for vocals on new album “The Distortion Field”, we need not worry. This line up sounds superb. To give you an idea of Kyle’s vocals, clear with rasp, heavy with melody, which will make more sense when yo go buy the album. Metal won’t survive on people waiting for the bands to come to their town so they can go see them. Album and t-shirt sales all make a massive difference so get involved people!!
Words – Ross McDermott