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Baroness - Red Album CD (album) cover




Experimental/Post Metal

3.75 | 118 ratings

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4 stars I was pleasantly surprised by this band, not quite immediately though. The first time, I wasnt sure, I was immediately put off by the vocals and didn't really care to listen closely because of that. But a few spins later, the album started making more sense and it started featuring in my daily playlist more often. The recording quality isnt quite top notch, but its pretty good, I was actually surprised at how decent it sounds on headphones, Cockroach en Fleur is a good sampler to what this album is capable of in terms of sound quality.

The songs themselves have enough dynamics and variety to keep the listener intertested, but you really have to learn to ignore/overcome the harsh monotonous vocals. This is mostly screaming in one tone and not much singing, and while this does bring it down one star, the songs themselves are interesting and have some very good riffs. My personal favourite is Wailing Wintery Wind, with a long drum intro and well wailing guitar I suppose, and a very nice melody after that ruined somewhat by shouting at the end. This song is a must listen in the album. Other highlights are Wanderlust, Grad (slow song), Rays on Pinion

jilgiljongiljing | 4/5 |


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