Showing All "YOB" Posts

The TV miniseries Cosmos, both in its O.G. Carl Sagan form and its rebooted Neil DeGrasse Tyson iteration, works, if you want it to, as a smart science lesson for kids. It's a lionization of the…   Read Story »
Guys, I usually kick off the Black Market with a lengthy introductory essay, an aggregation of my thoughts on the month in metal. But August ... August kinda ate me alive. That is not to say that I…   Read Story »
A couple weeks ago, I wrote about the new album from Oregon doom trio Yob, Clearing The Path To Ascend, and rather than repost my entire review here, I'll leave you with the two sentences that…   Read Story »
If you follow baseball, you know what an analyst is talking about when he refers to a pitcher's "arsenal," but if you don't, here's a quick primer: Over the course of their development, pitchers are…   Read Story »
There are two pretty distinct sides to Mike Scheidt's voice: With YOB and VHOL, he deals in a bottomless roar (which is aided by occasional Halford-ian shrieks on the VHOL record); on his solo stuff,…   Read Story »
Mike Scheidt is best-known as the frontman of the thundering Oregonian doom metal power trio YOB. But on his forthcoming solo debut Stay Awake, Scheidt takes on an entirely different sound -- a…   Read Story »
Oregon doom trio Yob's "comeback" fifth album The Great Cessation, the first post-Middian/Age Eternal offering under the Yob name since 2005's The Unreal Never Lived, landed at No. 6 on my 30 Best…   Read Story »
Come March every year, the same questions are asked, retreaded thought pieces get pitched: What does it mean to have a music industry festival in the decrepit climate of 2011? Does anyone actually…   Read Story »
Every year I'm tempted to -- and sometimes do -- say "this has been a great year for metal." It's a toss-away idea: If you consume the genre obsessively, every year seems sort of great, the chaff…   Read Story »