Psalm 9 (album)

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Psalm 9
Trouble - Psalm 9.jpg
Studio album by Trouble
Released March 10, 1984 [1]
Recorded Track Record, Los Angeles, California, February 1984
Genre Doom metal
Length 43:18
Label Metal Blade
Producer Trouble, Bill Metoyer and Brian Slagel
Trouble chronology
Psalm 9
The Skull
Singles from Psalm 9
  1. "Assassin" / "Tales of Brave Ulysses"
    Released: 1984
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Martin Popoff 9/10 stars[3]
Blistering (favourable)[4]

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 which was also released in 1984, this album is considered by many to be one of the first doom metal albums to be released.

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, 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," originally by 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" (Clapton, Sharp) – 3:57





  1. ^ "Gatefold of Best of Metal Blade, Vol. 1". Metal Blade Records. Retrieved 2013-05-19. 
  2. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Trouble - Psalm 9 review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  3. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. ISBN 978-1-894959-31-5. 
  4. ^ Gehlke, David E. "Trouble - Psalm 9 / The Skull (Reissues)". Blistering. Retrieved 2014-05-10.