20 Mar 2009


I used to love Trouble (the band not the noun) in the 90s but stupidly always put off delving properly into the first album for some reason - I just had one track. Total idiot. Their debut album 'Psalm 9' (originally self titled) is simply mind-blowing and is exactly what I always wanted to be playing and listening to. It's pretty much the perfect combination of heavy metal (proto thrash) and doom with a tasty raw production and energy. Like Saint Vitus, Candlemass and Pentagram they were massively under-appreciated and arguably 20 odd years ahead of their time. The song structures, sound and playing on this album are as heavy as metal gets.

Check out Eric Wagners face when he says "Stupid man of hate!" at the end, incredible.