August 29, 2018

Trouble - Psalm 9 (1984)

Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Doom Metal
Style: Traditional Doom
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© 1984-1994 Metal Blade Records
AllMusic Review by Eduardo Rivadavia
A huge throwback to the '70s in every sense (looks, sound, etc.), Chicago's Trouble had little hope of fitting into the various mid-'80s heavy metal scenes. Instead the band were busy updating the genre's prehistoric doom teachings for the new decade, beginning with their eponymous debut, later re-baptized Psalm 9. First track, "The Tempter," immediately set the revisionist tone: opening with a plodding, monolithic riff which only grudgingly allowed the song to break into its chugging gallop, while clearly setting Trouble apart from their heroes in Black Sabbath with its pro-God lyrics. Except for this basic but crucial difference of perspective, issues of Heaven and Hell still pervaded much of the album, and ranged from obvious near-sermonizing like "Revelation (Life or Death)" and "Fall of Lucifer," to rather more discreet material such as "Assassin" and "Bastards Will Pay." And even though there were consistently strong combination of elegant melodies and thunderous riffs throughout, some of Psalm 9's biggest surprises were saved for last, as the instrumental "Endtime" prefaced a straight-up reading of the Bible passage that lends the album its name, and, finally, a faithful cover of Cream's "Tales of Brave Ulysses." Don't let all of these understandable English influences confuse you though, for Psalm 9 was undoubtedly one of the opening salvos of a truly American-bred doom style. [The CD was also released with a bonus DVD featuring live footage and band interviews.]

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6 comments:

  1. This cannot be downloaded even though it is present in mega.nz. Can someone check the link please? Thanks.

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    1. Does the download stop? Or the link dead. Can you provide us with a little more information my love before I let Buck know?

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  2. Hello Lass, the download starts but after a few seconds slows down so much that it stops. You get "Temporary error, retrying" but it's hopeless. I've downloaded some recent uploads with no problem.

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    1. Ok love. That means a new key must be generated. I'll have Buck update the link. Thank you for being a doll 😊 We'll be back online in the afternoon babe. See you then 😌

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  3. A new FLAC link has been added. Sorry for the long wait. Buck is still hung over from last night.

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  4. Thank you Sentinel. Got it and the long wait was no wait at all. Happy New Year to you and Buck and Lass and anyone else who make this a truly generous site.

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