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Rob Killer Album, Killer Band. love their cover of "It's Only Money" by Lizzy. just saw them Friday night in Hamden. great show. These guys have only gotten better as the years have passed. Favorite track: On So Long (Bonus Track).
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Colin M. This is a hell of an album way too many years in the making. Wino and company have made sure that all that is heavy and good is alive and well. Saw them play some choice cuts live in Cleveland April 14 as well, and it is even better live. Favorite track: Cold Blood.
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GW Whitehead One of the best Traditional Doom/Hard Rock Stoner albums i have ever heard. Wino's guitar tone is perfect, the riffs are fat and cool, the rhythm section is pumping, the songs are great...One of the best recording in 2017 from all genres. An instant classic.
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Doom godfathers THE OBSESSED return with Sacred, their first studio album in over 20 years. Led by legendary frontman Scott "Wino" Weinrich (Saint Vitus, Spirit Caravan, The Hidden Hand, etc.), THE OBSESSED originally formed in 1976 and released three seminal stoner / doom albums in the early 90's, including The Church Within which has been hailed as one of the important records in the genre's history. Now, after reforming in 2016, the band has returned with renewed energy and purpose, sounding heavier and more relevant than ever before. On Sacred, THE OBSESSED double down on enormous, heaving riffs and pummeling low-end across 12 tracks of eternal doom. Rounded out by Wino's lyrical honesty and iconic throaty vocals, Sacred is an album that further pushes THE OBSESSED into the annals of heavy metal history and that was well worth the two-plus decade wait.

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released April 7, 2017

2017 Relapse Records
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Led by legendary frontman Scott "Wino" Weinrich, doom godfathers THE OBSESSED return with Sacred, their first studio album in over 20 years.

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Track Name: Sodden Jackal
Wet fur bears the smell of death
Sodden cur
On your heels their fetid breath
Jackal king’s guardian slaves
The child is delivered unto the earth
From the womb of a beast
With a million parents of the dark
To guide and serve
From the blackness they emerged
Fed on disease decay
For their master they must kill
To guard the gate of Hell’s conception
Running you scream in naked fear
Untold terror
A scene of evil unbelieved
Behold the fire
Fight relentlessly
Can’t give up, we must believe
Bodies lie in smoldering piles
Bring cold lips earthly smiles
A soul claimed was not won
So revealed the prophecy
Has the likeness of a man
It bears the mark of numbers
Now with faith and sacred knives
The time is right
The beast is destroyed and the light commands
Triumphant trial
Track Name: Punk Crusher
Star, Lord, Father
Give us strength to prevail,
The vision is pure; I ain’t destined to fail,
I was given the time,
To carry the flame of the essence of song,
But if you worship the dime,
Get out of my way,
You must be putting me on.
Wind born warrior,
Coming to grab your mind,
From the grasp of Saturn’s kind,
You smell of greed,
Your smile is fake,
And your heart is cold,
What you need,
From others take,
You’d sell your mothers soul,
We soldier on,
Like the wheels they roll,
Can’t take your spirit or mine,
Let’s get it on,
Dig a hole,
You’d better kiss it goodbye.
Wind born warrior,
Coming to grab your mind,
From the grasp of Saturn’s kind.
If you try to stab my back,
Listen what I say,
You’ll be cast in the black,
It’s your reckoning day,
I’m not sure what you think you are,
Steal and lie to get your fix,
We all know who you really are,
Be gone with all your idle tricks
Punk Crusher
I’m not sure what you think you are,
Steal and lie to get your fix,
We all know who you really are,
Be gone with all your idle tricks
I’m the Punk crusher
Higher the risk,
Greater the reward,
Is what they say,
Chase your past into the black,
Get outta my way.
I’m not sure what you think you are,
Steal and lie to get your fix,
We all know who you really are,
Be gone with all those idle tricks
Punk Crusher
I’m not sure what you think you are,
Steal and lie to get your fix,
We all know who you really are,
Be gone with all your idle tricks
I’m your Punk crusher
Track Name: Sacred
Love you child like there’s no tomorrow
Lust so deep this wolf must follow
In the full moon light I see
A pagan prayer with crystal wings
Grab you mama by your fragile wings
I’ll put you in my pocket full of dangerous things
To my castle on the mountain’s peak
Clouds they swirl, winds they shriek
Side by side we’re gonna ride the wind
Because in death this life begins
Little Fox, the time is now
We’re gonna live forever anyhow
Through dimension’s mists we fly
Chrome fang diamond eye
In the full moon’s light we prowl
Our devotions love we howl
Darkness dawns the time is now
We’re gonna live forever
Track Name: Haywire
From San Diego to the Lone Star state
From Hollyweird to the Pearly Gates
A junk yard screaming
Lost soul’s single voice
Took the gamble took the chances
Made the choice
Sweating ether
My spinning mind is sweating cold
Sweet panhead magic carpet flying bold
The road beneath us
Is the rainbow’s pot of gold
Ticket to freedom
Any price but my soul
Life is living true living is free
Ain’t got no dollar sign Tattooed on me
Solo shouting in my own heaven’s choir
Ridin’ through on a world gone haywire
Achieving victory, losing hair losing teeth
Food for thought
When you’re lying around on Hell’s Beach
Broken bones, busted knuckles Twisted face
Running forever I ain’t losin’ my own race
Life is living true living is free
Ain’t got no dollar sign Tattooed on me
Solo shouting in my own heaven’s choir
Ridin’ through on a world gone haywire
Track Name: Perseverance of Futility
It’s right before our eyes
All the symbols and warning signs
Golden bull does arise
Ushers in the grand design
From the untamed vision to a sacred place
In an unnamed prison behind a soulless face
From the plains of nowhere from the Promised Land now torn
Blood stains and despair been enslaved since you were born
The serpent’s smooth seduction
Has his brain hypnotized
Witness now chaos and destruction
Poisoned bodies and fractured minds
Their lust for blood and treasure
On the people’s back the price is borne
Feeds on fear killing just for pleasure
Chained to the wheel, humanity is gone.
Soulless Strawman your dark lord he sees
You’d best back off, don’t tread on me!
From the untamed vision to a sacred place
In an unnamed prison behind a soulless face
From the plains of nowhere to the Promised Land now torn
Blood stains and despair enslaved since you were born
Track Name: Cold Blood
May this be the end
In my tracks stop dead
Once beating heart is dry and bled
Ain’t no mirage, See it clear and real
Souls camouflage, Makes it harder to steal
You feel unloved, the current’s dark and swift
The moon above to emotions drift
Ain’t no tricks
That your mind can play
On so long, it doesn’t matter anyway
I was born with my heart on my sleeve
And I’m sworn to what I believe
It's no surprise I can’t get through
On so long, I ain’t comin’ back to you
(Solo)
I was born with my heart on my sleeve
And I’m sworn to what I believe
It's no surprise I can’t get through
On so long, I ain’t comin’ back to you
May this be again
Rising from the black
My only friend
Rides shotgun on my back
The day will come
And time will tell
Was this livin’ or just a magical spell?
I was born with my heart on my sleeve
And I’m sworn to what I believe
My heart ain’t black
Never will it be
Your golden idol won’t set you free
Track Name: Stranger Things
Stranger things have come and gone
Daily struggle erodes memory
Danger brings itself along
Such an endearing entity
But your trip don’t seem heartfelt
When all your friends are your enemies
And your strikes aren’t overlooked
Because I’m your felony
How strange it is to see
With all of our history
To other minds it seems so weird
Dealing with dichotomy
It’s only fair you get called out
I’ve got plenty of my own misery
And your trip I figured out
It boils down to jealousy
Stranger things
Stranger things have come and gone
Stranger things
Stranger things have come and gone
Stranger keeps the damage done
Perpetuates the villainy
And Danger spreads its wings above the shadows cloak mediocrity
And I know you think you’re cool with your smug imagery
And you know I ain’t no fool because I’m your felony
Stranger things,
Stranger things have come and gone
Dangerous things,
Danger brings the coming dawn
Stranger things,
Stranger things have come and gone
Stranger things,
The strange thing is we don’t belong
Stranger things,
Stranger things have come and gone
Dangerous things,
Danger brings the coming dawn
Stranger things,
Stranger things have come and gone
Stranger things,
The strange thing is we don’t belong.
Track Name: Razor Wire
You got me rollin’ in razorwire
You got me rollin’ in razorwire
It’s been real but I tell you it won’t last
Part of your deal is taking me to task
I ain’t no angel, I tell you if you ask
I can’t get wrapped around the axle of the past
You got me rollin’ in razorwire
You got me rollin’ in razorwire
It’s been great the best it’s ever been
You said its fate and i think that sucked me in
Ask me to be yer man I said that it's okay
How can I love you if you put me in a cage
I drove my sidecar through your daddy’s chainlink fence
I’d rather get high then pay the rent
Took a couple pot shots at the local C.I.
I can’t love you, ain’t no reason why
You got me rollin’ in razorwire
You got me rollin’ in razorwire
Now again the tables have been turned
Ain’t no wrath like a mad man that’s been burned
Ask me to be yer man, I said that that’s okay
How can I love you if you put me in a cage
I drove my sidecar through yer daddy’s chain link fence
I’d rather get high than pay the rent
Put a couple arrows in the local C.I.
Aimed for the liver but got him in the eye
You got me rollin’ in razorwire
Track Name: My Daughter My Sons
My children dear, won’t you lend me your ear
I got a song of love to sing you
Live your own life,
be honest and kind
Always speak your mind
My first born son, we saw new horizons
And the strength and love you brought here
Has made me wiser
Adventurous child,
may your heart guide your journey
And I’m so proud
to see your glory
Angel speaks with her mind
Paint me a dream in purple light
This emerald locket, look inside
Sun rays to warm my life
Angel speaks with her eyes
Take me on a magic ride
In your castle we will hide
And on the clouds we will ride
Track Name: Be the Night
Yeah we’re gonna be the night again,
Yeah we’re gonna be the night again,
We’re gonna feel the night,
We won’t fall without a fight,
We’re gonna be the devils friend.
Will we ever see the light again?
Will we ever see the light again?
Hold you in the proud sunlight,
I know it’s been a long dark life,
The sun will rise for you again.
I’m gonna kill that man someday,
I’m gonna kill that man someday,
When I put him down,
The world lost one more clown,
And let the chips fall where they may,
And let the chips fall where they may,
And let the chips fall where they may!