Reunited “cosmic doom metal” band YOB has completed work on its new full length album entitled The Great Cessation. The record will see a July 14, 2009 release date via Profound Lore Records.
Long respected as one of doom metal’s finest and most potent bands, YOB creates mastodonic, mind-bending music. The Great Cessation was recorded in the band’s hometown of Eugene, Oregon with fast-rising producer Sanford Parker (The Gates of Slumber, Nachtmystium, Pelican) and is unquestionably the trio’s finest hour. Clocking in at just over an hour, the album features 5 epic-length songs that showcase YOB’s relentless stomp, brontosaurus pound and holy mountain of gargantuan riffs. Led by the nuclear-strength peristaltic chug of the twenty minute title track, The Great Cessation is a recording that threatens to raise the bar for doom metal achievement with a deliberate, maddening momentum.
The Great Cessation’s foreboding album cover art: