1. #1 by Kuz on March 9, 2011 - 3:07 pm

    Nice post! I bloody love Baroness and in fact have the Blue Record blasting away as I type! I’ve listened to their records over and over and still find new details to fall in love with. I really don’t get the Mastodon comparisons though (which are common) – I just don’t hear it.

  2. #2 by Rich on March 9, 2011 - 6:46 pm

    Thanks mate, thought you might comment on this 😉 I went through both albums while writing!

    Really? I’m quite surprised, mind you I definitely don’t think they sound like any of Mastodon’s albums except Crack The Skye, I’ve just compared “Wanderlust” with “Ghost of Karelia” and I definitely see clear similarities, but there you go, comparisons are a bit lazy anyway I really ought to try and describe the sound a bit better instead. And as I alluded to in the post comparisons only work if the reader has heard the artist you’re comparing them to! 🙂

  3. #3 by atleastimhousebroken on March 9, 2011 - 7:36 pm

    Baroness is a great. I found out about them more or less in the same manner as you, digging around for artist similar to Pelican and Isis. That’s when I came across The Red Album and it threw my jaw to the ground. And as with any great record there’s always something to discover with each listen. Good read dude. And that’s some nice looking vinyl!!

  4. #4 by Kuz on March 10, 2011 - 8:34 pm

    @Rich I can’t resist anything Baroness-related! While I’ve spent some time with Remission (and finally started to quite enjoy it), and dabbled in the others – I’ve never listened to Crack The Skye, as until recently I just didn’t “get” Mastodon. I’m still sidling around the edges of their body of work to be honest.

    I’ll have to fire up CTS on Spotify tomorrow. Interesting that many people accuse Baroness of ripping off Mastodon’s sound when Red predated CTS by two years! It’s also interesting how many of the online metal community dismiss Baroness as “hipster metal”, bizarre really.

    Wanderlust is probably my favourite off Red, so I’ll listen to Ghost of Karelia with anticipation! Lovely looking vinyl by the way.

    Right, I definitely need to do my own post on Baroness now…

  5. #5 by cineleeds on March 11, 2011 - 7:11 pm

    Love the J.R. Hartley deconstruction!

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