According to the Blabbermouth rumor mill, there’s a good chance Chicago‘s damnedest, Trouble, are entertaining the thought of calling their new album — the first with new singer Kory Clarke — The Dark Riff.
What is it with godly doom bands and awful album names in 2009? I love Candlemass more than a lot of people, but Death Magic Doom? Come on, guys. You’re not making it easy. The Dark Riff? Might as well have called it The Brown Note.
Now that I think about it, The Brown Note is kind of a kickass album name.
Trouble are basically classic rock at this point, and The Dark Riff smacks a little too much of Black Sabbath trying to hock “Psycho Man” as a celebration of their hipness when they reunited with Ozzy a decade ago. A kind of, “See how modern we are?” They should be honest and go with, Yeah We Know Eric’s Not in the Band Anymore, but the Guitars Still Rule. The Candlemass thing I chalk up to an ESL issue, despite first-hand knowledge that Leif Edling speaks better English than I do. They get a pass.
But seriously, if Cathedral decides to call their new record Doom and a Turkey Sandwich to Go, I’m going to [insert empty threat here, because what I'm actually going to do is nerd out to all three of these records, and Heaven and Hell's The Devil You Know while we're at it].
Tags: Candlemass, Chicago, Gods, Sweden, Trouble