Psalm 9 Review

artist: trouble date: 02/09/2011 category: compact discs
trouble: Psalm 9
Released: 1984
Genre: Doom metal, Heavy metal
Label: Metal Blade
Number Of Tracks: 9
This album is a doom metal classic and any metal fan needs to have this in his collection.
 Sound: 10
 Lyrics: 7
 Overall Impression: 10
 Overall rating:
 9.4 
 Reviewer rating:
 9 
 Users rating:
 9.8 
 Votes:
 4 
review (1) 1 comment vote for this album:
overall: 9
Psalm 9 Reviewed by: Crazed Shredder, on february 09, 2011
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Sound: Psalm 9 is easily one of the first true doom metal records. Their music gets you hooked from the first song when you start the album with the hypnotic "The Tempter". My personal favorite song from the album is Victim of the Insane which has a atmospheric sound that would later be perfected by Candlemass. Though their sound is characterized by slow droning guitars they mix in faster paced sections to make songs more interesting which is a technique more doom bands should use. The album closes with a nice Clapton cover. // 10

Lyrics: Interestingly Trouble have often been labeled as a Christian band even though they have suffered from drug problems over the years. Though most of their lyrics are "Christian" some songs deal with other subjects such as "Bastards Will Pay" which takes an anti-war stand point. As far as the singing itself Wagner has a nasal voice that is instantly recognizable. // 7

Overall Impression: This album is a doom metal classic and any metal fan needs to have this in his collection. The riffs, singing, songwriting, and everything else work perfectly with their distinctive sound. If I was going to recommend you only 3 doom metal albums to listen to this would definitely be one of them. Seriously, you need to buy this album right now. // 10

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