Every month, opbmusic presents songs recorded live at Pickathon 2019 that showcase some of the festival’s most exciting performances.
Eugene-based band YOB put out one of the world’s finest metal albums in 2018 with the epic seven-song “Our Raw Heart.” While the record was an unqualified success — both critically-acclaimed and almost universally adored by fans — it also marked a personal triumph for frontman Mike Scheidt. The guitarist and singer almost died of diverticulitis the previous year and largely wrote the material for “Our Raw Heart” during his recovery.
After two years of touring in support of the album, YOB capped things off with a cathartic performance at Pickathon in their home state of Oregon. At the otherworldly Woods Stage, the band performed this towering version of “Adrift In The Ocean,” a song that originally appeared on their 2011 album “Atma.”