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Camden Underworld, London 14 October 2009
other people, I had big reservations when it was announced that Warrior
Soul's Kory Clarke was to replace the departed vocalist Eric Wagner in
Trouble. Would the gravel voice of Clarke suit the doom masters of Trouble
or would it call for the end of their days?
more trouble brewing when original support act Pentagram pulled out only
for their replacements Nebula to pull the same trick. However a healthy
turn out tonight were to witness a surprisingly good gig.
time i saw Trouble was a couple of years back with a stoned looking Wagner
at the helm at the Scala with a truly dreadful muddy sound. Before
that was way back in 1992 promoting 'Manic Frustation' here at the
Underworld where a certain Mr Ulrich and Mr Newsted was in the audience.
With Kory Clarke playing here earlier in the year with his own Warrior
Soul maybe both parties felt they were on home territory tonight.
with a cover of the Lucifers Friend track 'Ride The Sky' was a bold move,
but sadly for me ,there was no French horns. (Check out the great
clip of the original on www.youtube.com).
tracks from their whole catologue, it was taking me a little while to
adjust to Clarke being the new frontman, but it was two new numbers that
turned things around for me. 'Troublemaker' and 'Hunters Of Doom' did
exactly what it says on the tin. Some great new riffs from founding
guitarists Rick Wartell and Bruce Franklin.
From then on
the gig got better and better and with doomy riffs pumping through us
heads were starting to shake. With Kory commanding the microphone
between songs firmly establishing himself with the band.
the self titled 'Trouble' LP like 'Psychotic Reaction' and 'End Of My
Daze' went down a storm, ending the night with 'R.I.P'.
accepts Kory Clarke to be the perfect frontman for Trouble, but this
warrior did a soulful performance tonight. The telling time will
come with the release of the next studio album. A good night out.
Set list : Ride The Sky / The Sleeper / The Eye / Assasin / Come Touch The
Sky / Troublemaker / Hunters Of Doom / Psychotic Reaction / Wickedness /
End Of My Daze / The Tempter / All Is Forgiven / Plastic Green Head/ R.I.P
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