Trouble (US doom metal)

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Trouble is an American doom metal band noted as one of the pioneers of their genre, alongside bands such as Candlemass and Saint Vitus. The band created a distinct style taking influences of the British heavy metal bands Black Sabbath and Judas Priest, and psychedelic rock of the 1970s. A critically acclaimed group, their first two albums, Psalm 9 and The Skull are cited as landmarks of doom metal. To date, Trouble has released eight studio albums. Although the band never officially broke up, Trouble was plagued by extended inactivity after their original singer Eric Wagner left in 1997. He eventually rejoined in 2000 before leaving again eight years later.

The nucleus of the band had been vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarists Rick Wartell and Bruce Franklin, and drummer Jeff Olson. The band is also noted for the spiritual nature of their early lyrics; their first record label, Metal Blade Records, marketed the band as "white metal" (in contrast to the rising black metal movement) in the 1980s.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1984 Trouble 5 7
1985 The Skull 5 6
1987 Run to the Light 3 3
1990 Trouble 4 2
1992 Manic Frustration 5 2
1995 Plastic Green Head 4 3
2007 Simple Mind Condition 4 1
2013 The Distortion Field 4 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2005 Demos & Rarities (1980-1995) 3 1
2006 Demos & Rarities 1984 - 94, Part II 3 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2008 Live in L.A. 3 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1994 One for the Road 3 1
2007 Unplugged 3 2

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