05 June 2014

THE OBSESSED The Church Within 1994

One of my most favorite metal albums of all time next to Entombed's "Wolverine Blues." Can't believe I never posted this. I don't agree with the reviewer who compares The Obsessed to AC/DC. There is no comparison as AC/DC is just tired and old. I do hear some Black Sabbath influence which is a very good thing.

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There's a certain AC/DC quality to the Obsessed; one knows what to expect and it's okay. Though there's some damn-near thrash moments on The Church Within, the record stays true to the Obsessed blueprint of Volume 4: riffing, monotone vocals, and expressive, intelligent lead playing. Far from sounding tired, the formula is used for maximum effect -- check out "Blind Lightning," perhaps the hardest crush the group have ever committed to tape, or the dissonant doom of "Mourning" for examples. Originally released stateside as their major label debut, it's comforting that the Obsessed didn't change or conform their sound one bit on The Church Within -- it's heavy without apology. 


1 To Protect And To Serve 3:05
2 Field Of Hours 5:38
3 Streamlined 2:09
4 Blind Lightning 3:39
5 Neatz Brigade 6:49
6 World Apart 1:32
7 Skybone 3:50
8 Streetside 3:25
9 Climate Of Despair 3:03
10 Mourning 4:05
11 Touch Of Everything 4:37
12 Decimation 4:08
13 Living Rain 2:24

1 comment:

IHateThe90s said...