Monday, February 27, 2012
For some reason, people are usually surprised when they learn that I am a fan of heavy metal music. I suppose I don't fit the stereotype of the "metalhead." In any event, as of late I have been listening to a good deal of music produced by the American doom metal outfit Trouble. Hailing from my hometown of Chicago, Illinois, Trouble's sound is somewhat reminiscent of early Black Sabbath.
Trouble stood out from the 1980s heavy metal pack with their retro 1970s sound and pro-Christian lyrics, which led some observers to dub their music "white metal" in opposition to the Satanic black metal scene that would eventually become infamous, especially in Norway where black metal musicians were implicated in church burnings and even murder. Anyway, above is the title track from their 1984 debut album Psalm 9. Enjoy.