Preview: Yob at Ace of Cups

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From the January 26, 2012 edition

For some, heavy metal is like a rollercoaster. You race to the finish in a quick rush of highs and lows. Others approach the genre like writhing sex that you string out as long as you can.

Eugene, Oregon, doom trio Yob subscribes to that second school, pressing grotesque dirges to Sting-like feats of tantric endurance. (Note: Yob sounds like neither Sting nor Tantric.)

With most tracks surpassing 10 minutes, Yob’s show Thursday at Ace of Cups is not for those with faint hearts or short attention spans. Akron’s Mockingbird and locals White Wolves will begin the tumult.