Trust - "Trust" (1980)

Hey rock aficionados! Today, let's dive into the archives with the self-titled album from Trust, released back in 1980. It's heavy, it's French, and it's pure rock 'n' roll that left its mark on the era.

Right out of the gate, the album hits you with "Préfabriqués" a punk slap in the face that sets the tone. It grooves, it growls, and the lyrics spit out a bit of French social reality.
Now, "L'Élite" and "Les Brutes" take you on a darker and more melodic journey. Bernie Bonvoisin, the frontman, pours his soul into these tracks, and Norbert "Nono" Krief's riffs grab you by the gut.
But hold on, there's "Antisocial" - the anthem that defined Trust. The powerful chords, the rebellious lyrics, it's like a war cry against society. If you've never shouted "Antisocial" at the top of your lungs, you haven't truly lived.
The album isn't just a barrage of decibels. Tracks like "Fatalité" and "Haut les Mains" show the more varied side of the band, with nuances ranging from pure anger to introspection.
Visually, the cover with that broken hand is a visual metaphor for Trust's world. It hits as hard as the music inside.
Released at a time when French rock struggled to make its mark, the album "Trust" stirred up quite a storm. It's a classic that defined the sound and attitude of French rock. Even after all these years, it's a pure adrenaline rush with every listen.
So, if you want to discover French rock in all its rebellious glory, "Trust" is a must-listen. It'll make you headbang, it'll make you think, but above all, it'll make you feel the raw energy of French rock. So, plug in and crank it up! 🤘