A tough bastard between Stoner Rock, Sludge Doom and Noise is what the band YOB from Oregon play. Thereís no easy listening stuff here but pure brain nectar. You should occupy yourself with the music before you comprehend its genius. 4 songs generously spread on 50 minutes, by that you can already tell that YOB donít play Pop music. It takes some spins until you understand it, but you have to congratulate the Americans for introducing something fresh to the Doom genre.
No band sounds like them. Those who can imagine a mixture between ELECTRIC WIZARD, NEUROSIS, BLACK SABBATH & EYE HATE GOD still donít have it directly, but roughly. The use of growls and Dave Mustaine-like clear vocals has somethingÖ Then the moods alternate somewhere between despair, sadness, anger and epic depth. This band is definitely one of the most original Doom acts at the moment and that already after their third long steel! Metal Blade have once again demonstrated a good nose! (Online December 27, 2004)