I'd hesitate to call this 'evolution', more like regression tbh. They were an ok 'heavy' band that went the pop/prog route *cough* opeth and whatnot *cough*. Nothing unique about that that anyone else isn't doing/already did
The frustrating thing is it actually has a bunch of good songs, Eula might be one of their best. IMO Y&G should've been condensed down to a single album and just called Yellow. I'm not a fan of the later ones either.
If you want more like early Baroness, try listening to the Pijn/Conjurer collab or Dvne instead.
Эту группу, я для себя бы назвал открытием, как бы пафосно это не звучало. Чтобы кто не говорил, но один из показателей хорошего альбома - это когда ты хочешь прослушивать его снова и снова, возвращаясь спустя определенный период к какой-то конкретной работе, и открывая ее заново. Все-таки эксперименты со смешением стилей зачастую приносят успех. так как у Baroness есть все - и хороший саунд с грувом, перекликающийся с "грязным" перегрузом (fuzz) отголоски sludge)) и доля меланхолии... Yellow & Green и Purple вершины творчества на данный момент.
I must’ve heard Red sometime in 09/2010 but it really clicked when I lived in Lake Charles during the worst of the recession. I love these guys and after this Covid shit ends I wanna see them and sing A Horse Called Golgotha and March to the sea live with them
For a softer album, Gold & Grey sure sounds unique. You may bitch about as long as you want about the production, but some things like Anchor's Lament sound like nothing you could ever expect from a heavier band. And it sounds cool
I don't care too much about the production, sure I think it's nicer on their other abums and the songwriting is also better but different for my tastes but I listen to black metal so don't really care. It's still a good album to me, I don't like the way Opeth's Sorceress is mastered or the lack of mastering either, same story.
the vinyl literally says "brickwall sounds", "harmonic distortion", "frequency overload" etc on the center labels. you may not like the production, and i'm a firm believer it would sound better without the clipping.. but let's not sit here and pretend it wasn't intentional/the band didn't purposefully do this.
Imagine a Baroness record with Rush mixing/mastering merits... It's a shame with Purple and now Gold & Grey, because the music is still awesome, but the sound is... well, to put it mildly, it leaves things to be desired.