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Yob, Dark Castle, Wizard Rifle, Sloths 

When: Sat., July 2, 8 p.m. 2011
Price: $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

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