Incarnate
Incarnate.jpg
Album cover for Incarnate.
Compilation album by The Obsessed
Released November 9 1999 (US)
Recorded 1983 - 1994
Genre(s) Stoner Metal, Doom Metal, Hard Rock
Length 59:29 (1999 UK CD)
69:47 (2004 CD Edition)
76:09 (Vinyl)
The Obsessed chronology
The Church Within
(1994)
Incarnate
(1999 (US))
Live at the Melkweg November 28 1992
(2012)
Alternative Cover
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Incarnate is a compilation album released by doom metal band The Obsessed. At the time of it's release it was considered a posthumous compilation as Wino was currently active with Spirit Caravan at the time. Originally released in Europe in the summer of 1999 via Southern Lord and MIA Recordings, it would be released in the United States on 9 November 1999.[1]

It consists of tracks taken from a number of rare and unreleased sources, namely their Sodden Jackal and Altamont Nation 7"s, the Hellhound Records What the Hell! compilation, and some unreleased demos. There are also two cover songs: "On the Hunt" (originally by Lynyrd Skynyrd) and "Inside-Looking Out" (originally by The Animals and later covered by Grand Funk Railroad). The track "Streetside" is a video clip.

Notably this was Southern Lord Records' third release (Sunn3) and the first Wino-related release on that label.

On 5 March 2020 it would be announced that Blues Funeral Recordings would be releasing a new edition of Incarnate entitled Incarnate Ultimate Edition, featuring four bonus tracks, new artwork from Maarten Donders and new liner notes from Wino. This double LP release is set for 18 April 2020 on Record Store Day. The ultimate edition adds new tracks but notably omits the live versions of Lunar Womb and River of Soul.[2][3]

Tracklist[edit | edit source]

1999 UK Version[edit | edit source]

  • 1. Yen Sleep (4:28)
  • 2. Concrete Cancer (3:07)
  • 3. Peckerwood Stomp (2:14)
  • 4. Inside Looking Out (6:19)
  • 5. Mental Kingdom (2:57)
  • 6. Sodden Jackal (4:16)
  • 7. Iron & Stone (3:00)
  • 8. Indestroy (1:31)
  • 9. Streetside (4:25)
  • 10. Mourning (3:55)
  • 11. Spirit Caravan (3:11)
  • 12. Skybone (4:11)
  • 13. On The Hunt (5:03)
  • 14. River of Soul (Live) (4:30)
  • 15. Lunar Womb (Live) (6:22)

2004 CD/Vinyl Edition[edit | edit source]

  • 1. Yen Sleep (4:28)
  • 2. Concrete Cancer (3:07)
  • 3. Peckerwood Stomp (2:14)
  • 4. Inside Looking Out (6:19)
  • 5. Mental Kingdom (2:57)
  • 6. Sodden Jackal (4:16)
  • 7. Iron & Stone (3:00)
  • 8. Indestroy (1:31)
  • 9. Streetside (4:25)
  • 10. Mourning (3:55)
  • 11. Spirit Caravan (3:11)
  • 12. Skybone (4:11)
  • 13. On The Hunt (5:03)
  • 14. River of Soul (Live) (4:30)
  • 15. Lunar Womb (Live) (6:22) (Vinyl edition only)
  • 16. Climate of Despair (3:04)
  • 17. Decimation (4:18)
  • 18. Fears Machine (3:40)
  • 19. Field of Hours (5:39)
  • 20. Streetside (3:25) (Music Video) (2004 CD only)

2020 Ultimate Edition[edit | edit source]

  • A1. Yen Sleep (4:32)
  • A2. Concrete Cancer (3:10)
  • A3. Peckerwood Stomp (2:16)
  • A4. Inside Looking Out (6:22)
  • A5. Mental Kingdom (3:00)
  • B1. Sodden Jackal (4:20)
  • B2. Iron & Stone (3:03)
  • B3. Indestroy (1:34)
  • B4. Mourning (3:59)
  • B5. Spirit Caravan (3:14)
  • B6. Skybone (4:13)
  • C1. On The Hunt (5:04)
  • C2. No Blame (2:27)
  • C3. Neatz Brigade (5:01)
  • C4. Hiding Mask (3:46)
  • C5. Endless Circles (Live) (4:30) (Vinyl Edition Only)
  • D1. Streetside (4:27)
  • D2. Climate of Despair (3:07)
  • D3. Decimation (4:19)
  • D4. Fears Machine (3:43)
  • D5. Field of Hours (5:38)

Track Information[edit | edit source]

  • Yen Sleep - Demo recording from spring/winter 1993.
  • Concrete Cancer - Demo recording from spring/winter 1993. Re-recording of a song that previously appeared on Metal Blade's "Metal Massacre VI" compilation in 1985.
  • Peckerwood Stomp - Previously released on a 7" entitled "Altamont Nation" via Bong Load Records in 1996.
  • Inside Looking Out - The Animals cover, previously released on a 7" entitled "Altamont Nation" via Bong Load Records in 1996.
  • Mental Kingdom - Demo recording from summer 1993. Would be re-recorded for the "To Protect and To Serve" single.
  • Sodden Jackal - Previously released in 1983 on Invictus Records.
  • Iron & Stone - Previously released in 1983 on Invictus Records.
  • Indestroy - Previously released in 1983 on Invictus Records.
  • Streetside - Spring 1992 Demo.
  • Mourning - Spring 1992 Demo.
  • Spirit Caravan - Previously released on the 1991 Hellhound Records compilation "What The Hell!". This song would be re-recorded by Spirit Caravan on the Elusive Truth album.
  • Skybone - Previously released on the 1991 Hellhound Records compilation "What The Hell!". This song would be re-recorded for The Church Within.
  • On The Hunt - Lynyrd Skynyrd cover. Recorded at the same sessions The Melvins were recording Stoner Witch.
  • River of Soul (Live) - Recorded live on New Years Eve 1992 in Berlin, Germany. This song was previously only on the initial United Kingdom pressing of the CD.
  • Lunar Womb (Live) - Recorded live on New Years Eve 1992 in Berlin, Germany. This song only appears on the initial United Kingdom pressing of the CD and the vinyl edition.
  • Climate of Despair - 1993 Demo, only available on the 2004 reissued CD and vinyl editions.
  • Decimation - 1993 Demo, only available on the 2004 reissued CD and vinyl editions.
  • Fears Machine - 1993 Demo, only available on the 2004 reissued CD and vinyl editions. This song would be re-recorded by Spirit Caravan for the Jug Fulla Sun album.
  • Field of Hours - 1993 Demo, only available on the 2004 reissued CD and vinyl editions.
  • Streetside (Music Video) - The Music video for Streetside used to promote The Church Within in 1994. Only on the 2004 CD.

Personnel (Original Version)[edit | edit source]

  • Scott Weinrich - Guitar, Vocals (All Tracks)
  • Guy Pinhas - Bass (Tracks 1 - 5, 9 - 10, 13 - 18)
  • Greg Rogers - Drums (Tracks 1 - 5, 9 - 18)
  • Dave Flood - Drums (Tracks 6 - 8)
  • Mark Laue - Bass (Tracks 6 - 8)
  • Scott Reeder - Bass (Tracks 11, 12), Producer, Engineer
  • Tos Nieuwenhuizen - Liner Notes
  • Stephen O'Malley - Curator, Design
  • Greg Anderson - Curator
  • Dale Crover - Drums, Backing Vocals (Track 13)
  • Bob Dunbar & Dave Dunbar - Engineer, Producer (Tracks 6 - 8)
  • Joe Barresi - Engineer, Producer (Track 13)
  • Pat Lydon - Engineer, Producer (Track 5)
  • Rob Schnappf & Tom Rothrock - Engineer, Producer (Tracks 3 - 4)
  • Mathias Schneeberger - Engineer, Producer (tracks 1 -2, 9 - 12, 14 - 18)
  • Mark Chalecki - Mastering

External Links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

V·T·E The Obsessed
Current Members Scott WeinrichBrian WhiteBrian Costantino
Past Members Johnny Reese • Norman Lawson • Mark LaueDave FloodVance BockisEd GulliGreg RogersScott ReederGuy PinhasDave ShermanBruce Falkinburg • Sara Seraphim • Reid Raley
Studio Albums The ObsessedLunar WombThe Church WithinSacred
Extended Plays Sodden Jackal
Compilation Albums Incarnate
Live Albums Live at the Melkweg November 28 1992Live Music Hall Köln December 29th 1992Live at Big Dipper
Associated Bands, Artists, Etc. Spirit CaravanLost BreedSaint VitusShrinebuilderThe Hidden HandKyussPremonition 13GoatsnakeAcid KingBedemonPentagramUnorthodoxEarthrideRwakeLive at the Wax Museum
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