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Yob, Rolling Through the Universe, Usnea

When: Sat., Feb. 2, 9 p.m. 2013

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The new self-titled LP from Portland funeral doomers Usnea consists of four tracks clocking in between 10 and 17 minutes apiece. That is to say, they keep it slogging through the sludge with the dexterity of a brachiosaurus. But they're dynamic, too. "Brazen Bull of Phalaris" is a long, strange trip through dark and uncharted terrain—occasionally breathtaking, and for the most part frightening. Surely a mythical beast lurks nearby. Either that, or this is the sound of the worst acid trip imaginable. The band opens for YOB, the Oregon band that gave countless doom bands the tools to go slow or go home. Earplugs and diapers recommended. MARK LORE

Price: $10

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