Baroness - Gold & Gray (2019)

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New album out...soon.

First song is really good. They haven't changed their style that much since the last album, but new guitarist Gina Gleason's vocal harmonies are a very welcome addition.

grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 14 March 2019 13:04 (two months ago) Permalink

Release date: 6/14.
Cover art:

Track listing:

1. Front Toward Enemy
2. I’m Already Gone
3. Seasons
4. Sevens
5. Tourniquet
6. Anchor’s Lament
7. Throw Me an Anchor
8. I’d Do Anything
9. Blankets of Ash
10. Emmet – Radiating Light
11. Cold-Blooded Angels
12. Crooked Mile
13. Broken Halo
14. Can Oscura
15. Borderlines
16. Assault on East Falls
17. Pale Sun

grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 14 March 2019 13:14 (two months ago) Permalink

Baizley's covers are ridiculous in the best way.

Good song, reminds me more of the first two albums than the last two.

Simon H., Thursday, 14 March 2019 13:16 (two months ago) Permalink

About time we had something new from this lot!

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Thursday, 14 March 2019 13:32 (two months ago) Permalink

art is magnificent

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Thursday, 14 March 2019 13:35 (two months ago) Permalink

new song is great, a lot more space in it than anything on purple

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Thursday, 14 March 2019 13:38 (two months ago) Permalink

if i had to guess i think it implies this record will be pretty proggy

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Thursday, 14 March 2019 13:39 (two months ago) Permalink

17 tracks and the first one that's been released is six minutes long...either a lot of these are short intros and interludes or this thing might be another double CD.

grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 14 March 2019 13:40 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm assuming it's a single disc, though, because it's only $13.99 to preorder.

grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 14 March 2019 13:40 (two months ago) Permalink

My guess is a single CD, with the first half of the tracklisting being Gold and the second half being Gray.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Thursday, 14 March 2019 13:42 (two months ago) Permalink

Acc to iTunes it's an hour long. Six segue length tunes.

Simon H., Thursday, 14 March 2019 13:45 (two months ago) Permalink

I suspected based on the fuzz that this was another Fridmann production, and apparently that's confirmed.

Simon H., Thursday, 14 March 2019 15:29 (two months ago) Permalink

Fridmann's one of those guys where I merely tolerate his productions rather than like them - this includes Flaming Lips records, btw. The production was quite probably my least favourite thing about the last one.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Thursday, 14 March 2019 17:04 (two months ago) Permalink

I sense a Hawkwind vibe which is fine by me.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Thursday, 14 March 2019 17:10 (two months ago) Permalink

oh man, looking forward to this.

macropuente (map), Thursday, 14 March 2019 17:39 (two months ago) Permalink

Oooh Baroness could stand to get a bit more Hawkwind xp

days of rags and noses (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 15 March 2019 11:07 (two months ago) Permalink

They’re playing with Deafheaven a few blocks from my place in an hour, and it sold out before I heard about the show.

beard papa, Sunday, 17 March 2019 01:51 (two months ago) Permalink

i am really surprised by how much i like this, i wouldnt have expected this to be my thing at all but it manages to hit the sweet spot of 'heavy music without any of the usual things i dislike'. guess i'll have to check out their previous albums

ufo, Sunday, 17 March 2019 05:34 (two months ago) Permalink

Gorgeous cover. I thought the song was rather rote, but only listened once on my laptop speakers.

chap, Monday, 18 March 2019 16:51 (two months ago) Permalink

Going to see them in a couple weeks. Wasn’t a big fan of the last couple albums but super stoked to see them live.

Una Palooka Dronka (hardcore dilettante), Monday, 18 March 2019 18:16 (two months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Another new song. I've already pre-ordered the album.

grawlix (unperson), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 16:10 (one month ago) Permalink

glad to hear Sebastian still has absolutely no chill

Simon H., Wednesday, 10 April 2019 16:17 (one month ago) Permalink

I am interviewing them tonight outside of DC so I have listened to the album quite a bit the last few days.

Observations: Overall more direct and less proggy even if the first two songs released are probably the most "progressive rock" sounding songs on the album. A handful of ballads that are quite intimate and sparse. A bunch of short interludes and instrumentals contribute to solid album pacing - you get the feeling that was something they made a priority. I hear a bit of a New Wave/Post-Punk vibe especially with regard to rhythms (and Nick's bass is really prominent and interesting throughout the disc.

I like it overall and it has grown on me with each listen. Will be interesting to see how much new stuff they do. Aside from seeing them tonight they're also playing the Decibel Beer 7 metal Fest this weekend that I will be attending.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 10 April 2019 16:31 (one month ago) Permalink

sounds good to me. any vocal contributions from Gina?

Simon H., Wednesday, 10 April 2019 16:36 (one month ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

"Front Towards Enemy" is on the new, and streamable, Adult Swim metal comp

Simon H., Saturday, 4 May 2019 03:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

and another one, 'Throw Me an Anchor," mix sounds a little squashed to me but some nice flourishes here and there

Simon H., Wednesday, 15 May 2019 18:17 (five days ago) Permalink

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