Although they are mostly a metal band, Baroness also covers a few other genres too!
Ever since I heard the song "Wailing Wintry Wind" I have been in love with Baroness.
If you like hard music, you're gonna get into Baroness.
They always have really special chord progressions (especially on their new Green & Yellow albums), and have dozens of "oh...wow!" moments that hit you unexpectedly. This can usually be attributed to a well placed chord structure and harmony.
I personally think that the cell-shaded art style was done really well on their albums. It's something that can be done poorly, but I think it was well done for them. It's very classy and touching.
Baroness are also a tough bunch of geezers. While touring for the Green & Yellow albums, their bus went off the road down a 30 foot cliff, sending everyone to the hospital. But they stayed in excellent spirits, which I think is freaking dashing of them.
What a buncha toughies
On top of that, guitar solos!
Now they don't exactly shove a guitar solo into every song, but they certainly do it well when they do it. The tone that they use for those solos is a very Queen/Ratatat type tone. It really grabs your attention immediately!
Their Hymn-like songs are the type that can give you shivers on your back if you turn the car stereo up too loud when listening to them. Twinkler is a good example of such a song.
Do you already buy any of your music from Amazon or iTunes?
If you use any of the following links to buy tunes, I will receive a small percentage of anything you buy via these links.
But don't worry, it will cost you nothing!
This 'small percentage' comes out of the store’s pocket, not yours — the music won’t cost you a penny more.
In fact, one of the easiest ways to support this site is to buy anything from iTunes or Amazon (just make sure you use the Amazon or iTunes search box below):
I work hundreds and hundreds of hours to put this site together for you, so buying your tunes (or anything) from these links is really the easiest and most effective way for you to support the growth of this site.
This, in turn, allows me to spend more time doing research and finding new, unique artists for you to listen to!
And I can't be anything but incredibly appreciative of that.
I'm Andrew Muller, and I wrote near this whole flippin' website. As you can see in my picture, I'm wearing checkered pants, so you know I'm an intense fellow.
I play drums, guitar, piano, and I produce music for my semi-electronic act "My Goal Is Telepathy".
I work for AMG in Social Media + Content Development (I write articles), as well I run a few other websites.
You can contact me here for any reason you might like.
Occasionally I like to send you some updates about new articles about your personal development (realizations that I've come to as a musician), as well as just helpful idea's and tips that I think of as well.
My newsletter doesn't come particularly often, but it's of great value when it does.
Just by signing up, you'll receive a PDF transcript of an interview I did with this fantastic music manager I met from L.A., Michael Haddad.
With their brand new "Shields" album, Grizzly Bear is a huge name. I've personally been listening to them for years, especially since their incredible album "Veckitamest" was released.
And just for subscribing, I'll give a copy of a super informative interview I did with Los Angeles Music Manage, "Michael Haddad"
He has a rich insight into the music industry; a must read for any serious musician.
James Moore can help you promote your Album, EP, Music Video, or just your band in general. He also wrote this fantastic book:
He's a good friend of mine, and provides a valuable service for bands who need promotion.
All the 400+ lines of this album interpreted, and right now it's 50% off the regular price.
If you're a Mars Volta fan, you simply can't do without it.