Thursday, December 18, 2008

Trouble - Psalm 9 (1984)

This is posted for my main horse Dan, who loves this record a lot. Trouble is one of those bands that people have heard of, but aren't really listening to in the way that they should be. They might know something about them being Christian, or they might have hazy memories of Dave Grohl's metal ideas. Let me set this straight, the way you should be listening to Trouble is after falling headlong, with your body burst open and all of your intestines spilled out.

Trouble are clearly guys who really like Black Sabbath and Judas Priest. They also have a strong grasp on how to make blues scales sound like eternal damnation. The song-writing strategy appears to be have a mid-paced palm-mutey Judas Priest part, then self-flagellate with a plodding thunder punishment riff. Repeat eight times, then do a Cream cover. Although The Fall of Lucifer does have a cute little pop punk chorus.

PS: Everyone has all of these best of 2008 lists, but I've only got two contenders: The New Lows 7" and the Fucked Up LP. Help me out dogs, comment with some recent music I should enjoy.


thesunchild said...

I might post mine eventually. Blacklisted - Heavier than Heaven, Lonelier than God is my number 1. The Dodos - Visiter is my number 2. You probably know what Blacklisted is all about, and you might like the Dodos. Acoustic guitar and African-esque drumming duo sorta thing.

thesunchild said...

Also, is my formatting still fucked? It always looks good on my computer at school, but it doesn't look good on my archaic hp at home.

Todd said...

Yeah that Dodos song is reasonably rad. And you don't have any sidebar on yr blog - not sure if that's on purpose or what!

Christopher Z said...

I downloaded this awhile ago from
Great stuff.

Some records that came out this year that I would recommend...

Integrity - Walpurgisnacht
Sigur Ros - med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust
SunnO)) - Domkirke

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