Released 2003, reissued 2014
Fans across the globe consider Catharsis, the 2003 sophomore album by Oregon’s YOB, to be the band’s best work and one of the finest doom metal releases of the genre. The group even performed Catharsis in its entirety at the 2012 Roadburn Festival to much acclaim. However, as the label that originally issued the album folded, it has remained out of print for years and hard to come by—until now. Profound Lore is proud to unveil the long-awaited reissue of YOB’s sought-after cult classic, ten years after its initial release. Remastered from the original tapes by legendary grunge godfather Tad Doyle, Catharsis sounds heavier and more monstrous than ever. Liner notes by the band’s founder and mastermind Mike Scheidt are complimented by new artwork by designer Aaron Edge, making this CD the definitive edition of one of the most colossal American doom metal releases of the last decade from one of the most important bands in heavy music today.