Eugene, Oregon’s very own stoner-riff-laden doom three-piece, YOB are preparing to release their fifth album entitled Atma via Profound Lore. The album is due to be released August 16th but don’t you worry, the good fellows over at Stereogum are currently streaming the track “Prepare The Ground” on their “Haunting The Chapel” column. Considering I have never really been into the band, this track alone is making me want to take a serious look into their back catalog.
Atma has been stated as being a five track, 55 minute and “It’s a crustier, sludgier, dirtier, more in-your-face and sorta “heavy rock” collection that manages to feel both down-to-earth intimate and outer-realms airy by the time you reach the end of closer “Adrift In The Ocean.”” Well, that sounds good to me! I’m stoked to hear this monstrous album, no doubt. While typing this, I am currently jamming “Prepare The Ground” and with every minute that passes (and there are 9 of them in this track alone!) I fall more in love with this band. This is some seriously killer jams that I should have been all over a long time ago. So, go on. Mosey on over to Stererogum’s Haunting The Chapeland take in the pure awesomeness that is YOB.
~R. Gnarly//Dig it or Die.