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YOB
THE UNREAL NEVER LIVED
METAL BLADE

The ethereal sounds of the doom rock trio YOB continue to entrance and confound. The latest offering by this Oregon-based clan is only four songs long, but unlike most doom acts, provides a bevy of dynamic nuances which keep songs like “Quantum Mystic” intriguing and enchanting. Picking up where bands like Sleep left off in pure rock density, Yob’s space rock subtleties, organic attachment to the riff, and mighty use of metallic elements makes THE UNREAL NEVER LIVED an album of epic proportions. Colossal and essential, any fan of doom metal needs to add this one to their collection.
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