The Great Cessation (Reissue) by YOB, released 08 December 2017 1. Burning the Altar 2. The Lie that is Sin 3. Silence of Heaven 4. Breathing from the Shallows 5. The Great Cessation 6. Blessed by Nothing (Bonus Track) 7. Pain like Sugar (Bonus Track) Relapse is proud to present the deluxe reissue of YOB's The Great Cessation. Originally released in 2009, the trio's 5th full-length record is a master lesson in cosmic Doom. Epic, crushing, and heavy beyond words, YOB achieved legendary status in recent years due to their unmatched aesthetic and incredible body of work.
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Band Name Yob. Album Name The Great Cessation. Released date 14 July 2009. Labels Profound Lore Records. 1. Burning the Altar. 2. The Lie They Called Sin. 3. Silence of Heaven. 4. Breathing from the Shallows.
Middian lasted only one album due to a trademark dispute with Wisconsin metal band Midian. The lawsuit took a lot out of Scheidt, both financially and personally. The Great Cessation perhaps reflects this. It has YOB's signature 10-ton riffs and glacial tempos. But their delivery is more vulnerable now. The band sounds a little weary. Scheidt's Dave Mustaine-esque wail is ragged and desperate. The theme of damaged vision recurs throughout: "burning eyes brim with tears"; "thorn in the eye, gods that are blind"; "tears of lead"; "eyes like magnets.
It's a fitting outro for an album on which Yob's potential for monolithic disquietude seems braver, weirder and more fully realised than ever before.
The Great Cessation (2009) by YOB. Labels: Profound Lore Records. Genres: Heavy Metal, Traditional Doom Metal. Songs: Burning the Altar, The Lie That is Sin, Silence of Heaven, Breathing From the Shallows, The Great Cessation. Members: Mike Scheidt, Aaron Reiseberg, Travis Foster.
Every Yob album is an excursion down the most brutal doom corridors, and "The Great Cessation" is probably the heaviest one of all, and that is no small task. Even on "The Lie That Is Sin", where a clean note or two present themselves, the intervention of massive chords, bass and drums comes on so suddenly you almost jump, so ferocious is the contrast.