Tag: Yob

Is It Worth It? – YOB’s Catharsis: Masters of the Remaster Debate the Reissue

On November 12th, Profound Lore reissued YOB’s sophomore full-length Catharsis nearly ten years to date of its original release. With a spiffy sound courtesy of Tad Doyle and a much-needed art design update thanks to people with functioning eyeballs, Catharsis 2.0 looks

Last Rites’ Best Of 2011 – Combined Staff List

2011 was a year punctuated by diversity. While many bemoaned the blackened inclination of our 2010 awards, it’s doubtful that accusations of genre favoritism will rear their heads this time around. The year’s best albums

Yob – Atma Review

Two words quickly sprang to mind as I started putting together thoughts about my collective Yob experience: “epiphany” and “resonation.” That first choice is obviously pretty dramatic, so I’ll address it quickly in hopes of stemming

Last Rites’ Best Of 2009 – Combined Staff List

2009 will go down as one of the busiest years in heavy metal history. An incredible number of must-hear albums were released, making this one of the most hotly-contested compilations in recent memory. Painstakingly selected by the

00s Essentials – Volume One

Truthfully, the title says it all, but it never hurts to reiterate. After much deliberation, Metal Review proudly presents The 100 Most Essential Heavy Metal Albums of the 00s. The idea for this compilation emerged many

Yob – The Great Cessation Review

originally written by Jim Brandon So, you like it heavy, huh? Heavy enough to make it hard to breathe, or just smashed into a patty of bone, sinew, and offal? I’d make the strong suggestion


Middian – Age Eternal Review

The premature death of Oregon doom dealers YOB was a serious bummer, especially as it came after the band had delivered a string of excellent albums capped off by 2004’s The Unreal Never Lived. The silver lining was that


Yob – The Unreal Never Lived Review

Geez, for a band that spends a fair amount of time playing so slowly, YOB sure works quickly.  Beginning with their sophomore effort in 2003, not a year has gone by without another offering of mountainous modern