YOB – Atma
"Behold glory in our hands..."
Following up their triumphant comeback album “The Great Cessation”, YOB have once again created another opus of doom metal mastery that will go down as one of the great American doom metal albums of our age (even though you can pretty much say that with any album within YOB’s repertoire). But with “Atma” the Eugene, Oregon three-piece, led by vocalist guitarist Mike Scheidt, have unleashed a new level of dynamics and depth with an album in which many will call the band’s magnum opus.
Transcending (there’s that word again) the foreboding darkness and oppression that was “The Great Cessation”, “Atma” sees YOB continue their soul searching cycle of reaching that higher state of being through five crushing spiritually levitating tracks of pure doom metal mastery. The word “Atma” is defined as the existence of the core of the soul and that the highest value of knowledge comes from one’s true self. In turn, “Atma” is the culmination of YOB’s career that has reached a current self-reflective peak in their musical journey.
Featuring a guest appearance by Scott Kelly of NEUROSIS and artwork by Stevie Floyd of DARK CASTLE, and packaged in a gorgeously designed digipack designed by Aaron Edge, tracklisting for “Atma” goes as follows:
1. Prepare The Ground
3. Before We Dreamed Of Two
4. Upon The Sight Of The Other Shore
5. Adrift In The Ocean