2014 release from Doom powerhouse trio Yob. Is an aptly titled album for what will undoubtedly be the trio's crowning achievement. As is the Yob way, the tracks here don't simply offer a vacuous glimpse into the already riff-soaked Doom genre - they demand the tandem attention of mind, body, and soul. True ascension requires a destruction of the barriers that prevent movement onward. Unsurprisingly, Yob pummels any and all obstacles with absolute authority, clearing the way for a genuinely visceral listening experience, the culmination of a musical journey approaching two decades in length. The echoes of Progressive Rock and Drone that have underscored Yob's music on past releases are fully realized on CLEARING THE PATH TO ASCEND, as each track forges into the next with a ferocity that's as unhinged as it is utterly focused.