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Album of the Day: Yob – Clearing The Path To Ascend

Posted on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: It’s been a long, hard road for Yob, an uphill journey beset with obstacles – the first lineup of the band breaking up, subsequent legal issues around mainman Mike Scheidt’s interrim band Middian and Scheidt’s own struggles with his personal demons – but ever since 2011’s Atma the path seems to have become ever clearer for the US doomsters and with Clearing The Path To Ascend, one listen is enough to tell anyone with ears to hear that ascension is guaranteed and everything is theirs for the taking.

This, ladies and gentlemen, is a future classic. A contender. A game changer.

Yob - Clearing The Path To Ascend

Clearing The Path To Ascend is pure, concentrated Yob. Refined in the alchemical furnace of endurance and strength of will, the psychedelia, the crushing elemental heaviness and the sheer gush of soul that pours forth from Scheidt are all tempered, honed and amplified to the nth degree. The sound runs the gamut from huge and brooding to warm and intimate, but always finely articulated and given the space needed to bloom thanks to the clear-as-a-bell production courtesy of Billy Barnett and the band.

The plangent psychedelia juxtaposed against, and occasionally mixed with, colossal blast-furnace Doom Metal, the unique twists of Scheidt’s unusual choice of chordings and his wide-ranging singular voice here harken back to Yob‘s classic The Illusion Of Motion and The Unreal Never Lived recordings, two of my favourites of theirs, but in a much more tempered and maturely wielded way. Sophisticated without being complex Clearing The Path To Ascend is the paragon of Yob as an entity.

The spirit of their Neurot label-bosses rears its head notably across opening pair In Our Blood and the aggressive Nothing To Win, but Yob’s delivery is significantly more engaging and compelling than anything Neurosis has put forth in well over a decade.

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Hear It Here: Roadburn Festival 2014 Audio Streams Online; YOB, Indian, Obliteration and Morne Among Others

Posted on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

How to summarize the 2014 Roadburn Festival? The name of one of the many fantastic bands that performed comes to mind: Promise and The Monster. The festival promised to be something special, and like always there were some monster clashes to deal with! Many of us made a promise to […]

Høstsabbat Festival 2014: Line Up Confirmed Which Includes Headliners Kongh, Årabrot and Yob

Posted on Friday, July 18th, 2014

Høstsabbat is a newborn initiative, brought to life in 2013 by people involved in the underground scene in Norway. It’s a DIY-festival, in collaboration with the student-organisation at Betong in Oslo, Norway, focusing on presenting the best underground bands Norway has to offer. This year the formula is pushed a […]

Noisey / Vice Premiere: Mr.Roadburn, The Full Documentary

Posted on Monday, May 12th, 2014

Noisey / Vice shot a documentary about Roadburn at this year’s festival, called Mr. Roadburn. The doc is not only a portrait of Walter as Roadburn‘s artistic director, it’s also a fitting testament to the festival itself – Jurgen talks about Roadburn‘s origins, it honors the bands, the Roadburn aesthetic, […]

Roadburn Festival 2014 Artist Clinics: Scott Kelly & Mike Scheidt, Friday, April 11th at V39, Tilburg (NL)

Posted on Friday, April 11th, 2014

Following on from the 2013 festival, we’re very pleased to continue our artist clinics at this year’s Roadburn. The clinics proved to be a great opportunity to give those of you attending the festival, many of whom are in bands or enjoy playing music on your own, and some some […]

Roadburn 2014 Afterburner: The Ultimate Festival-Within-A-Festival!

Posted on Monday, February 17th, 2014

Each year, the Roadburn Afterburner always deserves a special mention. Although technically part of the festival, it really has a vibe all of its own. Naturally, the chosen bands form a line-up you won’t find anywhere else. Many will agree that the best thing about the Afterburner is how it […]

The Road To Roadburn by Kim Kelly

Posted on Friday, October 4th, 2013

It’s that time of year again. For doom ‘heads, it’s better than Christmas, your birthday, and a half dozen bank holidays rolled into one – the mighty Roadburn is mere months away, and the annual white knuckled wait by the computer screen is only days away. Tickets are on sale […]

Roadburn Festival: Our Favorite Audiostreams

Posted on Friday, April 12th, 2013

We handpicked some our favorite audio streams from the previous Roadburn Festivals. Listen to the audio streams for Wovenhand (2011), Comus (2010),  Earthless (2008), Cult of Luna (2008), Current 93 (2008), Acid King (2007), The Melvins / Big Business (2007), Bohren und der club of Gore (2007), Chelsea Wolfe (2012) and […]

Stream Yob Performing Catharsis Live at Roadburn 2012

Posted on Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Listen to the audio stream for Yob performing Catharsis in its entirety at Roadburn Festival 2012 via the media player below, courtesy of Vpro 3voor12, Holland’s major media network. Producers: Marcel van de Vondervoort (Astrosoniq, Spacejam Records, Torture Garden Studio) Robert de Lorijn (Astrosoniq, Spacejam Records)

YOB: Audio Stream For Catharsis Live at Roadburn 2012 On Line

Posted on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Listen to the audio stream for Yob performing Catharsis in its entirety at Roadburn Festival 2012 via the media player below, courtesy of Vpro 3voor12, Holland’s major media network. Producers: Marcel van de Vondervoort (Astrosoniq, Spacejam Records, Torture Garden Studio) Robert de Lorijn (Astrosoniq, Spacejam Records)

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