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Yob / Our Raw Heart
Album:Our Raw Heart Collection:General
Artist:Yob Added:08/2018
Label:Relapse Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2018-08-19 Pull Date:2018-10-21 Charts:Loud
Week Ending:7 Oct23 Sep16 Sep9 Sep
Airplays:1111

Recent Airplay
1.Wed, 03 Oct:Your Imaginary Friend
Brownian Motion
3.Wed, 12 Sep:Your Imaginary Friend
Brownian Motion
2.Wed, 19 Sep:Your Imaginary Friend
Brownian Motion
4.Wed, 05 Sep:Your Imaginary Friend
Brownian Motion

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2018-08-15 
Eugene Oregon doom band with deep roots in heavy music (formed in 1996) release masterpiece of crushing walls of doom. Elements of progressive metal seeps through a la Isis, Neurosis. Trio, vocals switch from evil mean to a near operatic lush melodic contrast (but not douchey like an 80’s hair metal bullshit band). No wanking, great use of these instruments. The guitar is perfect – what happens when a bassist switches to guitar and forms this band. Solid long songs. Abandon all hope, flee ye to thy woods and harmonize with the Spotted Owl.

1)* (10:33) big heavy chords and drums intro, then super cool slow waltzing minor toned dissonance, heavy slow phrased lush melodic vocals, amazing 2)* (9:50) slow plod but double time guitar strum, machine industrial evil feel as vocals turn mean, nasty 3)* (9:43) hollow dissonant bass starts this, nice and slow, epic, like what the Swans dream after a severe head injury 4) (5:38) very slow and creepy if mysterious, sparse, almost 4AD spooky and beautiful, a good full 3 minutes before it gels, doomy evil guttural vocs appear with full band, blends into the next 5)* (16:27) play together with previous for an epic 22 minutes: this starts with “nice” guitar picking, cool chords, with tasteful delay, band comes in slowly, then “nice” vocals, melodic, really pleasing, 6) (7:05) progressive feel shines through, Isis, Neurosis come to mind 7) (14:21) starts quiet with echoey pretty guitar, returns to big swaying ¾ feel, nothing doomy, “nice”, swirls about in tasteful flange type effects gets very repetitious and hypnotic, classic stuff with long fade out

Track Listing
1.Ablaze 4.Beauty In Falling Leaves
2.The Screen 5.Original Face
3.In Reverie/Lungs Reach 6.Our Raw Heart