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    Posted: July 09 2012 at 13:08
Baroness is pretty great. They started making kind of a "light Mastodon" sound. And they have developed into their own with their new album.
 
Instead of going a more metal direction, the new album is more like heavy indie rock with metal leads. Yellow and Green is shaping out to be a pretty good release. (Although I don't get the double CD thing when the whole album could have fit on 1 CD). But overall they are a great band that is good for getting people into metal because they aren't ridiculously hectic or heavy ever. They also have good harmonies and pretty catchy vocal melodies.
 
But, in the end, while they are a great band, they don't do anything monumental and they never give me "jaw-dropping" moments. Despite the fact that I own their first 2 albums and will own this next one, I won't be quite as impressed as I feel I WANT to be by them. It's like their music could never go beyond a 4/5 star release in a sense.
 
What do you guys think of this band?
 
 
ALSO... NPR is doing a free "first listen" of the new album on their site.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2012 at 19:17
I like all their stuff, but First and Second are my favourites by far.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2012 at 20:32
Like them lots.  Very much looking forward to Yellow & Green.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2012 at 20:35
I know some will curse me, but they are not a good band at all. All their albums sound the same and even inside albums the songs do not vary much. A very uninspired and stagnant sludge band, progressive or not. 

The production on Red and Blue are also dreadful.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2012 at 20:56
Originally posted by CCVP CCVP wrote:

I know some will curse me, but they are not a good band at all. All their albums sound the same and even inside albums the songs do not vary much. A very uninspired and stagnant sludge band, progressive or not. 

>likes Dream Theater

Originally posted by CCVP CCVP wrote:

The production on Red and Blue are also dreadful.


Well yeah, that's the impression you'd get if you pirated it in 128kbps MP3


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2012 at 22:21
Actually Yellow and Green is much softer and more cohesive than everything they have done before.
 
And the production is better on those albums. Green especially ends very beautifully the last few tracks.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2012 at 22:43
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

Originally posted by CCVP CCVP wrote:

I know some will curse me, but they are not a good band at all. All their albums sound the same and even inside albums the songs do not vary much. A very uninspired and stagnant sludge band, progressive or not. 

The production on Red and Blue are also dreadful.


>likes Dream Theater

Dream Theater at the very least tries different stuff with every different album (latest one excepted), even though liking or disliking their music is debatable and mostly based on subjective tastes. 

The same thing does not happen with said band: every album IS the same. Maybe ten years into their career they finally have the guts to try something different with this new album, let's hope for it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2012 at 22:47
I'm sorry, but you have that backwards
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 10 2012 at 07:54
Originally posted by CCVP CCVP wrote:

Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

Originally posted by CCVP CCVP wrote:

I know some will curse me, but they are not a good band at all. All their albums sound the same and even inside albums the songs do not vary much. A very uninspired and stagnant sludge band, progressive or not. 

The production on Red and Blue are also dreadful.


>likes Dream Theater

Dream Theater at the very least tries different stuff with every different album (latest one excepted), even though liking or disliking their music is debatable and mostly based on subjective tastes. 

The same thing does not happen with said band: every album IS the same. Maybe ten years into their career they finally have the guts to try something different with this new album, let's hope for it.
 
Yea. Black Clouds and Silver Linings is NOT the same album as Systematic Chaos. Haha. :-D
 
 
But really the new Baroness album sounds very similar to their others but they aren't trying to be heavy anymore. It has a completely different flavor in a sense. I think they are going to make some money on this one. Both CDs have quite a bit of win. I mean, its not perfect. hell, I would probably give the album 3.5/5. Not super super amazing or anything. But this new album is the most different from what their peers are doing. It's indie-sludge.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 10 2012 at 08:17
Originally posted by Smurph Smurph wrote:

Originally posted by CCVP CCVP wrote:

Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

Originally posted by CCVP CCVP wrote:

I know some will curse me, but they are not a good band at all. All their albums sound the same and even inside albums the songs do not vary much. A very uninspired and stagnant sludge band, progressive or not. 

The production on Red and Blue are also dreadful.


>likes Dream Theater

Dream Theater at the very least tries different stuff with every different album (latest one excepted), even though liking or disliking their music is debatable and mostly based on subjective tastes. 

The same thing does not happen with said band: every album IS the same. Maybe ten years into their career they finally have the guts to try something different with this new album, let's hope for it.
 
Yea. Black Clouds and Silver Linings is NOT the same album as Systematic Chaos. Haha. :-D
 
LOL It's much better and varied/eclectic, though.
 
But really the new Baroness album sounds very similar to their others but they aren't trying to be heavy anymore. It has a completely different flavor in a sense. I think they are going to make some money on this one. Both CDs have quite a bit of win. I mean, its not perfect. hell, I would probably give the album 3.5/5. Not super super amazing or anything. But this new album is the most different from what their peers are doing. It's indie-sludge.

Indie-sludge? Well, that's another album I'm NOT listening in 2012. Clown


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2012 at 10:30
These guys are huge. They have everything: prog, ultra-catchy, a bit spacy. Absolutely dig them.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2012 at 13:35
New albums slays.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2012 at 14:23
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

Originally posted by CCVP CCVP wrote:

I know some will curse me, but they are not a good band at all. All their albums sound the same and even inside albums the songs do not vary much. A very uninspired and stagnant sludge band, progressive or not. 

>likes Dream Theater

Originally posted by CCVP CCVP wrote:

The production on Red and Blue are also dreadful.


Well yeah, that's the impression you'd get if you pirated it in 128kbps MP3
 
TouchéLOL
 
...On the subject of Baroness I think they´ve developed a lot over the years. All three studio albums have a very different sound IMO (and I have a promo with good sound of the latestBig smile). I haven´t given it enough spins to evaluate yet, but it´s something I look forward to do.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2012 at 21:51
Originally posted by UMUR UMUR wrote:

Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

Originally posted by CCVP CCVP wrote:

I know some will curse me, but they are not a good band at all. All their albums sound the same and even inside albums the songs do not vary much. A very uninspired and stagnant sludge band, progressive or not. 

>likes Dream Theater

Originally posted by CCVP CCVP wrote:

The production on Red and Blue are also dreadful.


Well yeah, that's the impression you'd get if you pirated it in 128kbps MP3
 
TouchéLOL

Oh man, so many wrong premises . . . Wink 
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