Well, we missed last week on account of the storm, so for this week’s Wino Wednesday, I wanted to make sure we came back strong, and the reunited The Obsessed kicking through “Streetside” at this year’s Hellfest in France certainly qualifies. The three-piece of Wino, bassist Guy Pinhas and drummer Greg Rogers also killed it at this year’s Roadburn, but the quality of this footage was too good to resist. And the song, well, it’s a classic Wino stomp that his present tone more than does justice.
On the corner is where it starts. The track comes from 1994′s The Church Within, and though The Obsessed‘s history is tumultuous — between the album they put to tape for Metal Blade in 1985 that never came out, lineup changes, signing to Columbia and suffering for it, breaking up and getting back together, etc. — if this clip shows anything it’s that nearly 20 years later, the material still resonates. I don’t know if this The Obsessed reunion is going to lead to a new record or if they’ll do periodic shows and then Wino, Pinhas and Rogers will go their separate ways (Pinhas has joined Pentagram/Place of Skulls‘ own Victor Griffin in his new In~Graved endeavor), but the fact that songs like “Streetside” have stood the test of time lets you know that The Obsessed were and still are something special in doom.
Check out “Streetside” below all decked out in high definition and have a happy Wino Wednesday:
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