Why Is Baroness Worth Your Time?

Songs That Will Get You Hooked On Baroness

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Genres They Cover

Although they are mostly a metal band, Baroness also covers a few other genres too!

  • Metal
  • Progressive Metal
  • Classic Rock
  • Hymnal 
  • Acoustic

What Makes Them So Capturing?

Ever since I heard the song "Wailing Wintry Wind" I have been in love with Baroness.

I think the Red Album is simply one of the most solid albums, almost in the same way as Cynic's Traced In Air.

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.

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My name is Andrew Muller. I love creative art, music, television shows, movies, video games, and a good story.

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