Baroness

Baroness

Metal Dome Saturday 23 June | 21:30 - 22:20

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Played at Graspop Metal Meeting 2017 / 2018
Genre

Sludge

Country

United States

Biography

Hailing from Savannah, the sludge capital of the world, these Lexington, Virginia natives released their full-length debut ‘Red’ in 2007. Produced by Kylesa’s Philip Cope, ‘Red’ welds heavy riffs, abstract arrangements, ambient melodies and memorable solos into an atmospheric whole. Sometimes likened to label mates Mastodon, Baroness nonetheless evolved in a different direction on ‘Yellow & Green’ (2012). Changing course in a way that some fans of their doom/sludge core beginnings found less than thrilling, ‘Yellow & Green’ offers balls-to-the-wall hard rock, melodic and tight as a tourniquet, and counterbalanced by the more psychedelic, Queens of the Stone Age and Pink Floyd-esque tracks on ‘Green’. Just like frontman John Dyer Baizley’s paintings, Baroness’ music walks the line between delicate and brutal. Baroness’ GMM debut last year was a great success with a balanced set consisting of steamroller tunes alternated with more intimate passages. As you’re reading this, you will know whether the follow-up to 2015’s ‘Purple’ has dropped yet. (#GMM18)