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Trouble - Psalm 9

8.5 | 137 votes |
Release date: March 1984
Style: Doom metal


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01. The Tempter
02. Assassin
03. Victim Of The Insane
04. Revelation (Life Or Death)
05. Bastards Will Pay
06. The Fall Of Lucifer
07. Endtime
08. Psalm 9
09. Tales Of Brave Ulysses [Cream cover]

Top 20 albums of 1984: 12

Eric Wagner - vocals
Rick Wartell - guitars
Bruce Franklin - guitars
Jeff Olson - drums
Sean McAllister - bass

Additional info
Was originally named Trouble, but was re-named in 1990 when Trouble released another self-titled album.

I could have staff-picked anything from the first five Trouble albums following today's tragic news of Eric Wagner's passing. Psalm 9 and The Skull were essential for the evolution of U.S. doom metal, possessing a sound that is still being - or trying to be - replicated. When the band decided to add more heavy rock and classic rock in their formula with the self-titled in 1990 or with the Beatles-loving Manic Frustration that followed, Trouble still were one of the coolest doom bands around. Their debut though remains unsurpassable to me and it is one of the most defining albums in the history of the genre. Wagner's unique voice had so much to do with it; this was a man who was singing and you could immediately tell who it was behind the mic. He could be menacing, emotional, and hard rocking with the same ease and simply sounded like no other.

Doom metal is so much poorer today. Rest in peace, Eric. I hope you are floating in strawberry skies.

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23.08.2013 - 23:42
Rating: 10

Trouble, one of the best Doom Metal bands in my opinion with Candlemass, Saint Vitus and Solitude Aeturnus. That album is so damn awesome. The guitar riffs and Wagner's vocals are so amazing. Love this album
02.03.2022 - 06:23
Rating: 8
Nocturnal Bro
I had no idea that 2 years before Epicus Doomicus Metallicus and 1 year before Pentagram this jewel of doom metal was born!
I love the heavy riffs in "Revelation" and "Fall of Lucifer" especially

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