Doomsday Student's third album, "A Self-Help Tragedy," presents like an exorcism, or perhaps a nervous breakdown. As is the band's specialty, it's full of anxiety-inducing guitar wails, curiously plucked patterns and rhythms, and lyrics that read as personal anecdotes and/or confessions. The band's ability to be both aggressive and casual in its depravity lends itself to an album that comes across as playfully worrisome in sound, as affably ominous as its title.
1. The First Trip 2. L.S.D. Mom 3. Angry Christmas 4. Wonderful 5. Fight And Flight 6. Yoko Ono's Nightmare 7. The Kids Are Confused 8. Johnston Tar Pits