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Our Raw Heart


Our Raw Heart

Eighth album from the Oregon doom metal band, written in the midst of a severe health scare for frontman Mike Scheidt

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  1. 9.0 |   All Music

    It's shot through with musical invention and a clarity that makes it the new high-water mark in this trio's oeuvre.
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  2. 8.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Although many recent articles focused especially on the health scare, Our Raw Heart itself deserves a lot of praise
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  3. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Overall, this is YOB in their purest form. No tricks, no gimmicks, and of course, no bullshit
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  4. 8.0 |   Pitchfork

    A sensuous, aggressive, and jubilant album
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  5. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    A crushing and stirring doom metal affair, a cathartic album created after guitarist and vocalist Mike Scheidt suffered a severe episode of diverticulitis early last year. It shines with a rare beauty. The music ebbs and flows from ballad-like meditations reminiscent of Earth to the caustic sludge of Yob’s early records.
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  6. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    A gushing affirmation of self
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