Our Raw Heart
YOB - Our Raw Heart
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2018 Ratings: #18 / 369
User Score
Based on 20 ratings
June 8, 2018 / Release Date
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Doom Metal / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Metal Sucks

The Great Cessation, YOB’s 2009 return from the dark days of Middian, will remain a personal favorite for its ever-spiraling darkness, but Our Raw Heart is that coarse greatness evolved toward perfection.

90
Metal Injection
It's a powerful and cathartic release that will most likely make an appearance on plenty of year-end “best of 2018” lists.
90
AllMusic
These seven songs -- totaling some 73 minutes -- are some of the most trying and beautiful material to emerge from extreme music in some time. This is doom metal possessed of hope, but it's still write large with damaging guitar riffs, pummeling bass throb, and thundering drums that stretch the metal subgenre to the breaking point.
80
Exclaim!

Overall, this is YOB in their purest form. No tricks, no gimmicks, and of course, no bullshit. YOB is comfortable in their own skin, and making their most honest music to date with Our Raw Heart.

80
Pitchfork
YOB wield unbridled metal muscle and disarming openness as if they were an obvious combination.
80
Sputnikmusic
I recommend this LP to any fan of metal music and especially to those who are into the trio’s music. This is one of their best releases so far and I can’t wait to hear more from them as soon as possible.
70
Rolling Stone
The feel-good deathbed record of the summer.
Jun 11, 2018
chunderz
78
'Our Raw Heart' feels like YOB at their most accessible; the album is still crushingly heavy, but offers pockets of openness and breathability that results in an album filled with emotionally dizzying heights and crushing lows.

Favourite tracks: Lungs Reach, Original Face
Jun 12, 2018
Muhammed
84
absolutely stunning
Jun 12, 2018
jpPathos
99
This album tells all the truth: life is a horrendous, terrifying trip, full of strugles and sadness. But look around you, there's still beauty and happiness, we are strong enough to come over it. Never thought a metal album could bring tears to my eyes. YOB did it with "Our Raw Heart", because YOB is love.

"Been this way throughout time..."
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Added on: March 8, 2018