Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
One of the best rock albums of 1994... and Wino's best work
Self Induced | Drexel Hill, PA | 07/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Most fans of The Obsessed will probably agree that not only is this their best album, but out of all of the bands & projects that Wino has been involved with over the past 20 years, these are probably his finest recordings. this is the last incarnation of Wino's band that originally formed in the early 80's. when Wino started The Obsessed, they were only together for a few years, before he broke up the band to join Saint Vitus as their singer (he only played guitar and lent his songwriting skills to a few of their songs). in 1990, he reformed The Obsessed with a new bassist and drummer, and put out the 1991 Lunar Womb album on Hellhound records which is now extremely rare and out of print (but is scheduled for re-release early next year on Meteor City records). he then recruited yet another new bassist, and a few years later issued The Church Within, their last album and ironically, distributed by Columbia records. this album is a truly great slab of raw, solid, meaty, rock power. there's some great playing by all members, but especially some inspiring guitar work and vocals by the legendary Wino. this album has been out of print for the past few years, with no tentative plans of being re-issued, so if you happen to come across this gem either on E-Bay, on Amazon, or at a used music store, do not hesitate to pick it up. you will not regret it."
The Obsessed - 'The Church Within' (Columbia)
Mike Reed | USA | 03/27/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Most fans would probably agree that this,the band's third effort is their best CD.The only way I even found out about this stoner metal outfit is the fact that Spirit Caravan's Scott 'Wino' Weinrock was once involved with them.The Obsessed has been influenced to some degree by the likes of White Zombie,Pink Fairies,Motorhead,L7 and Black Flag.With a list like that,I knew I had to hunt down a copy of this disc.I liked what I heard.Tunes I found most enlightening were "Climate Of Despair","Skybone",the doomish "Mourning","Blind Lightning" and "Decimation".Should appeal to fans of Sleep,Nebula,Soil and possibly Monster Magnet and Candlemass."
john sarnie | lajolla, california United States | 09/27/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"this is a ride from start to finish. good sony/columbia production. the album rocks ,no clunkers on this one . heavy intensity through out.guitarwork is a++ , vocals great as well. a little more dark than the spirit caravan stuff. awsome album. i just wish i could get my hands on the lunar womb album released before this one. buy this cd!"