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Savannah, GA, United States (2003 – present)

Baroness is a metal band that plays an eclectic brand of , embracing the ferocity and sharp technique of new-millennium metal but with melodic accents and intelligent guitar work that suggests the influence of sludge and bands.

Baroness formed in the Summer 2003 in Savannah, GA, United States with all members, past and present, hailing from Lexington, VA in the foothills of the mighty Blue Ridge Mountains. Maybe that’s where the band draws inspiration for their music, or maybe their style is inspired by their name, or maybe it’s just when these four band-mates come together the end result is always bold and impressive?

With a sound built upon a resolute sense of purpose and shaped by hundreds of explosive live shows, Baroness position themselves at the forefront of heavy music with their first full length and Relapse debut Red Album. Red Album is at once powerful, expressive, confident, and commanding. The record sees the band expand its sonic vision; colossal riffs and haunting vocals roll like thunder across epic songs spanning both the intense and the sublime. As with each Baroness recording, Red Album was recorded at the Jam Room Studio in Columbia, SC w/ producer Phillip Cope and engineers Jay Matheson and Steve Slavich.

In 2009, the Blue Record was released by Relapse Records. With this release, they continued to push the envelope and development as their style progresses. This progression ultimately gave them the Album of the Year award from Decibel Magazine and gave them numerous Best of lists from Pitchfork, Village Voice, Popmatters, Revolver, Rock Sound, and Metal Hammer.

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  • kenikki

    Heard Red recently and I was really impressed. IIRC, I heard a few songs from Y&G a while back, but didn't like it at all. But now I'm definitely gonna give it another chance (after Blue though).

    33 minutes ago Reply
  • johnny666black

    Can't stand Y&G, really wanted to like it and tried hard. But to me, just not much there worth the time. Sounds like the b-sides to Blue, mixed with a wanna-be Beatles of Sludge vibe. Hope future albums find them in a better direction, but have to say I'm not optimistic.

    20 Jul 6:30am Reply
  • Porpse

    true Scottish pirate metal

    12 Jul 9:07pm Reply
  • meshuggavin

    Y&G is a fantastic album in my opinion. Yes, it is totally different to the first few baroness releases, but the same level quality is there. The same passion and energy has simply been channeled differently this time round and I imagine it will be next time. It's this same debate that clogs up any sort of discussion about Mastodon and their current output. If you genuinely feel so hard done to by the change in style to write more than "meh, this one wasn't for me" then you should maybe chill out a little and realise that there isn't anything that can be done about it.

    12 Jul 2:36pm Reply
  • johnjanedoe

    The old stuff is undeniably better (IMO), just not going to stroke my own dick for thinking so and insult people who'd disagree. No use pissing in the wind though, I rarely leave shouts.

    12 Jul 11:45am Reply
  • MilitaryTwoStep

    HEAR THE WAIIIIIIIL OF WIIIIIIINTEEEERRRRR WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINDS

    11 Jul 8:24pm Reply
  • MilitaryTwoStep

    It's smart to hate the shitty direction Baroness is gone in. If you actually think anything on YAG comes close to the weakest parts of Red or Blue or even the debut EP's then you're probably wrong. The music is just so much more passionate and energetic, the difference is insane. They swap all the pacing, tension and emotion for cheap pop hooks and cheesy awful vocals.

    11 Jul 8:24pm Reply
  • johnjanedoe

    Haha, looks like it's pretty cool to hate on Baroness.

    11 Jul 8:03am Reply
  • eternal_absence

    Sounds like Rise Against playing QOTSA covers. (2) Ha I can actually see this

    6 Jul 11:55pm Reply
  • DonDonald

    "''Nope, yellow and green is dogshit, 2 years later. If you like it you're stupid" +1 Love the hipster riffs and the Chad Kroger vocals" Couldn't disagree anymore. Not with the fact that you subjectively dislike the albums, but because you're claiming this as an objective fact. It makes 0 sense. I personally dig the albums, and yet I hate Chad *Kroeger.

    30 Jun 5:11pm Reply
  • SiMonvmentvm

    Blue Record rules balls.

    28 Jun 9:41pm Reply
  • haadeus

    Sounds like Rise Against playing QOTSA covers.

    16 Jun 8:10am Reply
  • ilhammaulana

    Artworks make this music better.

    13 Jun 5:36pm Reply
  • defnoob

    ''Nope, yellow and green is dogshit, 2 years later. If you like it you're stupid" +1 Love the hipster riffs and the Chad Kroger vocals

    10 Jun 9:14pm Reply
  • crownanchor

    so cool

    24 May 2:47pm Reply
  • MosherSam13

    I took wayyy too long to check these guys out properly, I love them!

    15 May 9:13pm Reply
  • M0rbidBoy

    YUSS!

    15 May 9:14am Reply
  • DonDonald

    I love this band. Live in South Africa and had to import all their albums, except for the red album. Please make another album. Sludge masters.

    12 May 4:55pm Reply
  • Foregournd

    I love the bass in so many of their songs. It just really brings so many of the songs to life.

    11 May 2:00pm Reply
  • padavanGreg

    Please do something new soon.

    8 May 8:28pm Reply
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