YOB from Oregon are well known on the Roadburn. They played here already a couple of times earlier. Their music is a mix between doom metal, stoner rock and sludge. The contrast to the earlier performing Avatarium couldn't have been bigger.
The show started and nothing happened really happened. Three musicians on the stage, silence in the audience and it stayed quite. Preperation for the things to come - even with some streching from guitarist Mike Scheidt.
YOB played 75 minutes long an intesive show. The sound was OK, eventhough they have played that much downtuned that it was probably a challenge for the man behind the mixing desk to give them a differetiated sound. Esp. the vocals have been very much in the back and disappered in the wall of guitar and bass. But it got better during their show. The audience obviously liked what they have heard and seen. The mainstage hall was filled pretty good; probably even more than during the show of Tom G. Warriors and his band. Good show, but for me a bit too much of noise.
A band which was actually very interesting too was New Keepers Of The Water Towers. The band from Stockholm, Sweden played in the Green Room almost parallel to YOB. Their music is a mix of space rock, doom and stoner. They build quite atmospheric soundscapes with long instrumental parts. It felt almost like a kind of 'calm before the storm' before Triptykon rose an acoustical inferno. A good show, which I unfortunately couldn't attend all the time. At any case an interesting band.
not available yet (please feel free to share in the comments)
Location: Roadburn Festival, 013, Tilburg, The Netherlands