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CATHARSIS

YOB

 

Experimental/Post Metal

4.61 | 9 ratings

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doompaul
5 stars Yob's sophomore outing Catharsis is an absolute beast. Heavy and thick, and persistent in it's use of crescendos to build up mood and really express the heaviness that is this record. There are only three tracks on this record but the one to look out for is Catharsis. It comes in at 23 minutes and is an absolute master of Stoner space doom. Mike Scheidt's combination of ethereal vocals mixed with guttural, angry growls will flip your idea of "death metal" style vocals. They are used sparingly and to great effect. Both styles really add to the overall ambiance of the piece itself. The guitar soars and the riffs are hammering but also display an otherworldly sense of being in the void in space. Both drums and bass are solid and mesh very well with the overall piece. This is a record that you need to let unfold before you and is well worth the effort to do so.
doompaul | 5/5 |

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