Brutally grinding, virulent and sometimes chaotic, YOG managed to merged different sounds and approaches of extreme metal into their own slaughter.
Formed back in early 2000, in Neuchâtel (Switzerland), YOG taken off in the early days from the influence of bands like Sick of it All, Disrupt and Napalm Death only to reach into the more intense, twisted and sick sound of bands like The Dillinger Escape Plan, Botch, Pig Destroyer, Converge and other extreme combos of the modern hardcore scene.
After the release of their debut album entitled “Years of Nowhere”, they take by assault the stages across Europe with bands like Today is the Day, Genghis Tron, Gojira, Knut, Burnt By the Sun, etc.
Released on 16.12.2011 through Division Records, “Half the Sky” was recorded by the mighty Jérôme Pellegrini (Mumakil, Knut, Nostromo, Deceit, etc) and mastered by the holy Alan Douches at West West Side studio in New-York. 12 tracks, merciless brutality, hardcore, metalcore, thrash and nu metal elements are forged into one and unleashed onto this world and definitively will take your breath.
YOG managed not only to dislocate the boundaries of brutality, but also delivered some exciting experimental moments/trips and insert colors into their definitively murderous massacre. Fans of extreme, but experimental metals will find a new favorite in this Swiss band.
01 – Needle In Black
02 – 92%
03 – Solar Nature
04 – Calculate The Plan And Escape
05 – Fist Fuck On The Way Home
06 – I Shall Scream A BEGINNING
07 – Plastic Child
08 – Ugly Liars Behind Baby Masks
09 – Adam Wanted To Stay The Only One
10 – Breaking The Spell
11 – Stones
12 – We Need Your Opinion (Just In Order to Ignore It)
Recorded by Jérôme Pellegrini at studio du Terrier and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side studio YOG’s new album is proudly going to make a lot of ears bleed to death, believe me. This time the Swiss fellows have pushed the boundaries ways further. Of course, technicality, velocity and extreme aggression are still parts of the game, but on HALF THE SKY the band develops a new hysterico-melodic approach completely unseen so far. Back to a more rough sound, the one which forged the band’s identity on their first two eps, HALF THE SKY is nothing less than a war machine fueled by psychotic math-grind and virulent hardcore punkDestroyer, Converge and other extreme combos of the modern hardcore scene.
YOG – Official Site
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