The Church Within is as unmistakable as anything Scott “Wino” Weinrich has mustered in nearly four decades of defining doom and refining the power of the riff. Originally released on Columbia Records in 1994 as The Obsessed’s dalliance with the majors, The Church Within remains a powerhouse of an album full of lumbering, fuzzed-out riffs, atonal solos and Wino’s trademark rasp that transcends genre classifications and puts The Obsessed in a class all their own. It may be the band’s crowning achievement and certainly its most accessible moment. No surprise then that everyone from Henry Rollins to Dave Grohl to members of Soundgarden have sung Wino’s praises. The Church Within is as honest and unsettling as rock and metal get.