Baroness / Red Album
Album: Red Album   Collection:General
Artist:Baroness   Added:Oct 2007
Label:Relapse Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-11-25 Pull Date: 2008-01-27 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Jan 27 Jan 20 Dec 30 Dec 23 Dec 16 Dec 9 Dec 2
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 3 4

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 23, 2008: Baptism of Solitude
4. Dec 19, 2007: Baptism of Solitude
2. Jan 16, 2008: Baptism of Solitude
The Birthing
5. Dec 12, 2007: Baptism of Solitude
The Birthing
3. Dec 26, 2007: Baptism of Solitude
6. Dec 05, 2007: Baptism of Solitude

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-11-26
BARONESS - "Red Album" CD (Relapse)
A hard rock/heavy metal band that mixes classic rock, post-hardcore sounds like ISIS and KYLESA, stoner rock, MASTODON, crusty hardcore and even southern rock. All with a progressive metal/rock leaning. The album produced by Phillip of KYLESA. The very clean, sung vocals on a lot of tracks threw me but I still dug it.
1. Patient and slow at the beginning. Enter what sounds like alternative/classic rock guitar. The beginning of the track could also fall under post-rock. Surprising clean vocals. This track is an odd mix of sound, which ends up sounding like progressive metal.
**2. Continues where track 1 left off. Clean vocals and a progressive hard rock sound. Some guitar sounds that remind me of PELICAN. The guitar changes it's sound and gets a bit wanky. Is that THIN LIZZY guitar I hear towards the end.
**3. Clean choppy guitar into 70s metal guitar. Part MASTODON and part THIN LIZZY/UFO?
4. Ambient beginning with drum stick clicks. The track slowly builds and just when you think they are going to rock out they pull back and have a very 80s metal instrumental section. Dramatic but never very heavy.
6. Starts with medium paced guitar noodling. Big sung vocals. Progressive rock.
7. That a guitar tuned way down? Mellow intro. When the track gets heavy it's a unique and somewhat uncomfortable transition. The track progressively gets heavier. No vocals till the end and then it's just a scream or two.
**9. Heavy forceful short track.
10. Very quiet for the first minute or so. Track slowly builds. Similar to PELICAN.
Excellent stuff. -mph

Track Listing
1. Rays Of Pinion   6. Wanderlust
2. The Birthing   7. Aleph
3. Isak   8. Teeth Of A Cogwheel
4. Wailing Wintry Wind   9. O'appelachia
5. Cockroch En Fleur   10. Grad