* Prices may differ from that shown
Psalm 9 is Trouble's debut album and was released by Metal Blade in 1984. It was also initially known simply as "Trouble" but that was later changed in 1990. It's a stunning album and one of my favourites, the production is simple and the style doesn't vary much but it's a continuation of Black Sabbath's early work, only far superior to the band's latter albums before the split with Ozzy. This is wonderful early doom metal with ferocious riffs and the occasional screeching solo.
Vocally, it's right on the money - no trousers too tight malarchy, a rather ferocious voice in fact, some might say similar to Noddy Holder whilst others may opt for comparisons to Robert Plant going insane in a fire filled factory of doom! Not only were this band carving a whole new genre (doom metal) but they were doing it dressed completely to the majority of bands in the metal genre, as they came tight shirt and jean clad to concerts like hippies.
The album is full of aggressive titles - Assassin, Victim of the Insane, Bastards Will Pay etc but unlike a tirade of anger that you are likely to come across with later brands of metal, this stuff is still relatively thoughtful and even does a bit of peace promoting! Mayhem take note!
A classic album from the Chicago based band, my favourite by them.
1. "The Tempter" - 6:37
2. "Assassin" - 3:13
3. "Victim of the Insane" - 5:10
4. "Revelation (Life or Death)" - 5:06
5. "Bastards Will Pay" - 3:43
6. "The Fall of Lucifer" - 5:44
7. "Endtime" (instrumental) - 4:59
8. "Psalm 9" - 4:49
9. "Tales of Brave Ulysses" (Clapton, Sharp) - 3:57
Disc #1 Tracklisting
3 Victim of the Insane
4 Revelation (Life or Death)
5 Bastards Will Pay
6 Fall of Lucifer
8 Psalm Nine
9 Tales of Brave Ulysses