woensdag 3 september 2014

Yob – Clearing The Path To Ascend


Yob – Clearing The Path To Ascend
Neurot Recordings – 2014
Rock, Doom
Rated: ****

Their previous sixth album Atma made it to the Number eight position of the Stoner HiVe top 20 countdown of 2011. This years Clearing The Path To Ascend looks set to make it to the same position or do even better. For Yob is back and ready to lay waste to the competition and your soul! There is no escaping the fact that the new record is nothing but an instant doom rock classic. They take their time and carefully craft the compelling and stirring arc’s that holds you captive for fifteen minutes per track. Ten ton heavy guitar sounds whirl and twist around you lifting you up with nothing more than a couple of chords but with so much dynamic and variation that you mistake the tornado for a desert storm and the other way around. And it is once again the production that seems to want to mask the incredible greatness of the album. Where Atma had this tiny flat edge, this one is clearer but still retains that massive overwhelming and cloaked uniformity. Throbbing bass work and thundering drums together with the feedback ridden dark and haunting growls or the high pitched and eerie screams make this Yob record one that is meant for the ages…

(Written by JK)



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