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Yob, Dark Castle, Wizard Rifle and Sloths

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Branx (map) Southeast
Sat., July 2, 8 p.m. 2011 All Ages

$10-13

It's interesting to think that modern doom metal started just down the road in Eugene, Oregon. Perhaps not entirely, but since the mid-'90s YOB has had a heavy—really heavy—hand in bending and shaping the genre, heaving glacial riffs that have the power to slow pulses and rattle beer mugs off tables. The trio is set to unleash their new record Atma in August, five songs that clock in at a sludgy and doom-y 55 minutes. Opener "Prepare the Ground" is a wretched steamroller of a song (and a taut nine minutes) that lies low in the muck for the first two minutes until Mike Scheidt's vocals propel things into otherworldly dimensions. YOB is both frightening and beautiful, as there aren't many bands out there that have the uncanny ability to deliver such melody while coming dangerously close to hitting the brown note. MARK LORE

Branx

320 SE 2nd, Portland, OR 97214
Hours: Open Mon, Thurs, Fri, and Sat. Check calendar for times
http://www.rotture.com

Venue Hours
  • Open Mon, Thurs, Fri, and Sat. Check calendar for times
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sat., July 2, 8 p.m. 2011