Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Rock, Metal, Christian
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One of the better 90s "Old School" rock albums
Quinn Miller | Columbus, OH United States | 05/16/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was introduced to Trouble through Martin Popoff's Guide to Heavy Metal. I had never heard of the band before '98, yet they have a catalouge that dates back to '84. And while I can't claim to have as much enthusiasm for Manic Frustration as Popoff, it does stand up well along newer bands turning out similar type product back in '92.
This album backs away from the heavier sound and imagery shown throughout Run to the Light and Trouble and embraces the new, grungier (at this time) sounds of metal sported by bands like Soundgarden and Four Horsemen (though virtually nothing alike).
Throughout Manic Frustration, the band is intent on exploring a number of different musical angles. Everything from OTT to Beatlesque pop is displayed, usually with winning results. Personal faves include the manic (id) "Scuse Me," reflective, almost mellow "Rain," forceful yet tuneful "Memory's Garden," and closer "Breathe..." the only with epic ambitions in this collection.
For fans of the early 90s sound in hard rock, combining the elements of grungy guitars with some old-school flair, I would definitely pick this one up. There's little doubt after listening to MF and Plastic Green Head, Trouble never received the recognition (in terms of sales, anyway) they deserved."
semlahman | Stockholm, Bromma Sweden | 04/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, this is a Trouble record that reveals alot of experience and sharpness. A very mature guitar playing with both blues and doom-feeling for a grown-up listener. It is so obvious that theese musicians have been around for some time! All the players know their instrument and together they come up with some of the strongest Trouble-material ever! Please listen!!"
Trouble - 'Manic Frustration' (Warner Brothers)
Mike Reed | USA | 03/19/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"While 'Manic...' didn't exactly throw me for a loop like their self-titled '90 release did,it is still a decent piece of recorded work.As any Trouble fan might have come to expect,it's decent psychedelic-like gloom.Good tracks include "Come Touch The Sky","Mr.White","Memory's Garden","Hello Strawberry Skies" and the well written "Scuse Me".Must admit that vocalist Eric Wagner puts out a good effort here.An okay find."