Stay Awake

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  • Summary: This is the debut solo acoustic release for the singer-guitarist of the doom metal band Yob.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
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  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Oct 25, 2012
    70
    This is a calm, passionate album miles away from the dirge of YOB, echoing the lucidity of his homeland's creeks and forests, bringing together elements of Eastern and Western folk like David Crosby trading in Topanga Canyon for the Dead Sea.
  2. Oct 25, 2012
    70
    There is still strength, a tenacious hopefulness that coils around every song, even as Stay Awake revels in its delicacy.
  3. Oct 25, 2012
    30
    Stay Awake is an ungainly curiosity. Devoted YOB fans might be tempted by the possibility of hearing Scheidt in this new context, but I think they'll probably come to the conclusion that most of the rest of us will: Scheidt's solo effort would be good or maybe even great if it weren't for him singing all over it.
  4. Oct 25, 2012
    30
    Scheidt is a capable acoustic guitarist with a flair for ornamentation, but well-wrought filigree does not an album make. Confronted with the choice between hearing this record again and taking a nap, I'd opt for the snooze.
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