From tragedy to triumph,¬†YOB's¬†incredible eighth full-length recording was conceived amidst dire circumstances that it nearly killed frontman¬†Mike Scheidt. Suffering from an extremely painful and potentially fatal intestinal disease, Scheidt miraculously recovered and reinvigorated the Oregon trio with a new sense of purpose for¬†Our Raw Heart, an album informed by the will to survive. More exposed than ever both physically and emotionally,¬†YOB¬†bleed out seven riveting tracks of enormous volume and pensive, transcendental beauty across 75 minutes of ultimate doom. A brilliant musical progression in the¬†YOB¬†continuum,¬†Our Raw Heart¬†is the band at their most aggressive, impassioned and eclectic. The riffs are massive, the vocals captivating and the songwriting sublime. Existing in its own organic universe,¬†Our Raw Heart¬†is truly the band's finest work to date and the apex achievement of what heavy music can accomplish.