Origin: Eugene, Oregon, USA  
Genres: Doom Metal
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Last update/review: July 4, 2018

Yob

Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Yob has been slogging it out for a few years, managing two releases before signing, somewhat surprisingly, to Metal Blade Records, who released their third album, The Illusion Of Motion, in late 2004, followed rather suddenly by The Unreal Never Lived in 2005. The album reviewed here, Catharsis, is three long tracks (totalling 50 minutes) of drawn-out, semi-ambient stoner doom, most reminiscient of later-period Sleep, with rather unique vocals from guitarist/leader Mike Scheidt (likened to some as sounding like early Geddy Lee, of all people). The band rarely approaches anything up-tempo ("Ether" is the "fastest" of the three tracks here), and occasionally things drag just a bit, but actually Yob is pretty adept at crafting mesmerizing songs that drift by, heavy but not oppressive, and while their basic premise seems simple, they mix it up just enough to hold the listener's interest. Following the departure of the rhythm section in the summer of 2005, founder Scheidt decided to put the band to rest in early 2006, forming a similar band called Middian. However, legal problems with that band's name forced Scheidt to abandon that project, and so he reformed Yob, enlisting his longtime drummer Travis Foster and a new bass player in Aaron Reiseberg.

Current Members

Mike Scheidt

guitars/vocals (ex-Middian, Vhöl)

Aaron Reiseberg

bass

Travis Foster

drums

Former Members/Guests

Lowell Iles

bass

Isamu Sato

bass

Gabe Morley

drums



Discography



Elaborations Of Carbon  
2001 12th
  1. Universe Throb
  2. All The Children Forgotten
  3. Clear Seeing
  4. Revolution
  5. Pain Of J
  6. Asleepin Samsara
  • Mike Scheidt
  • Lowell Iles
  • Gabe Morley



Catharsis  
2003 Abstractsounds
  1. Aeons
  2. Ether
  3. Catharsis
  • Mike Scheidt
  • Isamu Sato
  • Travis Foster



The Illusion Of Motion  
2004 Metal Blade
  1. Ball Of Molten Lead
  2. Exorcism Of The Host
  3. Doom #2
  4. The Illusion Of Motion
  • Mike Scheidt
  • Isamu Sato
  • Travis Foster



The Unreal Never Lived  
2005 Metal Blade
  1. Quantum Mystic
  2. Grasping Air
  3. Kosmos
  4. The Mental Tyrant
  • Mike Scheidt
  • Isamu Sato
  • Travis Foster



The Great Cessation  
2009 Profound Lore
  1. Burning The Altar
  2. The Lie That Is Sin
  3. Silence Of Heaven
  4. Breathing From The Shallows
  5. The Great Cessation
  • Mike Scheidt
  • Aaron Reiseberg
  • Travis Foster



Atma  
2011 Profound Lore
  1. Prepare The Ground
  2. Atma Mastered
  3. Before We Dreamed Of Two Mastered
  4. Upon The Sight Of The Other Shore Mastered
  5. Adrift In The Ocean
  • Mike Scheidt
  • Aaron Reiseberg
  • Travis Foster
2011 Readers' Album #74




Live At Roadburn 2010  LIVE
2011 Roadburn
  1. Quantum Mystic
  2. Burning The Altar
  3. Kosmos
  4. The Great Cessation
  • Mike Scheidt
  • Aaron Reiseberg
  • Travis Foster



Clearing The Path To Ascend  
2014 Neurot
  1. In Our Blood
  2. Nothing to Win
  3. Unmask the Spectre
  4. Marrow
  • Mike Scheidt
  • Aaron Reiseberg
  • Travis Foster
2014 Readers' Album #62




Our Raw Heart  
2018 Relapse
  1. Ablaze
  2. The Screen
  3. In Reverie
  4. Lungs Reach
  5. Beauty in Falling Leaves
  6. Original Face
  7. Our Raw Heart
  • Mike Scheidt
  • Aaron Reiseberg
  • Travis Foster




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