Released: 2006, Escapi Music
Reviewer: Anders Sandvall
The third and last DVD from the show at Klubben in Stockholm, Sweden in 2003 has come. The first two DVDs covered the opening act Force of Evil, then came the headline act Candlemass’ DVD, and now we have the DVD from Trouble, the special guests. Trouble was invited by Candlemass to perform, and the times the band has been in Sweden can be counted on a single hand.
The DVD covers all 14 tracks the legendary doom metal pioneers played that evening, and by watching Trouble in action you can see where the band leader of Candlemass, Leif Edling, was inspired. The whole gig is 1:15, and the guys serve us the best from their long career on a silver plate. Everything is played with an incredible passion and love for the music, and it’s really fun to see the old doom icons on stage. Eric Wagner doesn’t do so much, he mostly hangs over his mic with shades and a cigarette, but that doesn’t do so much because of his amazing voice that is still intact.
The lights and sound are brilliant, as well as the camera work. You get a lot of close-ups, but it doesn’t look like the audience really knows who’s on stage. Maybe the crowd is too young to have heard about Trouble and is only there to see Candlemass.
As a bonus there is a 30-minute long interview with the band done by Leif Edling. The interview has both English and German subtitles, so as many people as possible are going to understand what’s said. Besides that there is a photo gallery in the bonus material section. If you want to watch how real doom metal should be played, then this Trouble DVD is definitely something you should check out, but one can wonder why it took so long to get it out on the market.