Two years after leveling the expectations of critics and listeners alike with Atma, doom trio powerhouse YOB unleashes Clearing The Path To Ascend, an aptly titled album for what will undoubtedly be the crowning achievement for a band whose journey now nears two decades of creating music as commanding as it is cathartic. As is the YOB way, the tracks here don’t simply offer a vacuous glimpse into the already riff-soaked doom genre.
The amount of technical and emotional ground that YOB are able to carry across these four tracks is phenomenal, and makes Clearing the Path to Ascend the album that marks the band's return to the height of their power.
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Clearing the Path to Ascend is YOB at their most minimal and primal. That is it; nothing more and nothing less. The psych flourishes are gone.
Album (Studio full-length). This album really explores the boundaries of what the Stoner Doom genre can achieve. Try to listen to the various styles and how the song unfurls. Some tracks pull out the full blown, rather authentic Stoner Doom feeling and it's pleasing for a listen. celkom dobrý stoner/doom metal.
But the band’s metal cred has never been in question, and seventh album Clearing the Path to Ascend should only solidify the respect and admiration they’ve cultivated through a humble path of epic and bellowing low-end. YOB isn’t the type of band to make dramatic transformations between records - they’re not Boris, or for that matter, The Melvins. Rather, their evolution is a careful one, undertaken slowly and masterfully executed.
Band Name Yob. Album Name Clearing the Path to Ascend. 版公司 Neurot Recordings. 2. 3. Other productions from Yob. Our Raw Heart. Clearing the Path to Ascend.
YOB's latest is not a straight forward stoner/sludgy/doom metal album, it's a tornado of emotional let out through systematic deconstruction of one's senses. The vocals are probably the strongest part of this album, such delicately woven around minimalistic whirlwind of atmospheres and in the very next moment, form part of the clouded wall of sonic assault on your world.
Clearing the Path to Ascend (Neurot Recordings, 2014). Our Raw Heart (Relapse, 2018). "Yob - New Album Details, New Song Online - Metal Storm". Retrieved 2 July 2018. "YOB: Oregonian Doom Metal Trio Join The Neurot Recordings Family". Neurot Recordings News.