Baroness Red Album Review

The "Red Album " is innovative in almost every way that a Metal album could be. It mixes together Steel (Post-Metal), Progressive, and Sludge Metal all in one stew.

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And the Stew is good.

Right from the first song, Rays On Pinion, you can feel the originality that glows off of every inch of the Red Album.

Most of the time, you don't even have to listen closely to realize how good it is (Unlike most other good music, where it takes a few listens through before you fully realize a bands genius).

By the way, did I mention how much I love the Album Cover Artwork? The style painting style is just really unique.

Rays on Pinion

Set List 

  • Rays on Pinion
  • The Birthing
  • Isak
  • Wailing Wintry Wind
  • Cockroach en Fleur
  • Wanderlust
  • Aleph
  • Teeth of a Cogwheel
  • O'Appalachia
  • Grad
  • Untitled

I think the Red Album is not only original and different, but is also a perfect introduction for anyone looking to get into any of the Genres it represents.

Just a little bit of everything.

I'm also a big fan of the custom tuning that Baroness uses. I believe that a band using custom tuning can help separate themselves from other bands that may sound alike.

After all, you want to sound unique don't you?

Of course, I'm not saying that you need to have a custom tuning in order to have a unique sound, but Baroness recognizes the benefits it has on them, and uses that tidbit of information to their full advantage.

It probably is fairly obvious what I think of this record. I think the correct term is "Giddy as a schoolgirl"? (In the manliest sort of way though).

So how good do I think it is? I give the Red Album a...

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