Psalm 9 (album)

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Psalm 9
Trouble - Psalm 9.jpg
Studio album by Trouble
Released March 10, 1984[1]
Recorded February 1984
Studio Track Record, Los Angeles, California
Genre Doom metal
Length 43:18
Label Metal Blade
Producer Trouble, Bill Metoyer and Brian Slagel
Trouble chronology
Psalm 9
The Skull
(1985)The Skull1985
Singles from Psalm 9
  1. "Assassin" / "Tales of Brave Ulysses"
    Released: 1984
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal9/10[4]
Rock Hard3.0/10[5]

Psalm 9 is the debut studio album by the American doom metal band Trouble, released in 1984. The album was originally released eponymously and was renamed to Psalm 9 after the release of their fourth album, which was their 1990 self-titled release. Along with the Saint Vitus eponymous debut album from the same year, Psalm 9 is considered by many critics to be one of the first doom metal releases.

The cover of Cream's "Tales of Brave Ulysses" was a b-side to the only single taken from the album.

The album has been released for CD on three occasions: in 1991 by Metal Blade Records, a year after the release of then-current album Trouble; remastered using the original master tapes and reissued again by Metal Blade in 1994, commemorating the tenth anniversary of its release; and again remastered and reissued by Escapi Music in October 2006, with a bonus DVD.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Trouble, except "Tales of Brave Ulysses," Cream.

Side one
  1. "The Tempter" – 6:37
  2. "Assassin" – 3:13
  3. "Victim of the Insane" – 5:10
  4. "Revelation (Life or Death)" – 5:06
Side two
  1. "Bastards Will Pay" – 3:43
  2. "The Fall of Lucifer" – 5:44
  3. "Endtime" (instrumental) – 4:59
  4. "Psalm 9" – 4:49
CD edition bonus track
  1. "Tales of Brave Ulysses" (Cream cover) – 3:57





  1. ^ "Gatefold of Best of Metal Blade, Vol. 1" (JPG). Metal Blade Records. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  2. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Trouble - Psalm 9 review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  3. ^ Gehlke, David E. "Trouble - Psalm 9 / The Skull (Reissues)". Blistering. Retrieved 2014-05-10. 
  4. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 366. ISBN 978-1-894959-31-5. 
  5. ^ Trojan, Frank (1984). "Review Album: Trouble - First". Rock Hard (in German). No. 6. Retrieved 2017-10-30.