Baroness / First
Album: First   Collection:General
Artist:Baroness   Added:Mar 2005

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-03-27 Pull Date: 2005-05-29 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: May 29 May 15 May 8 May 1 Apr 24 Apr 17 Apr 10 Apr 3
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Recent Airplay
1. May 28, 2009: A2Z
Tower Falls
4. May 26, 2005: Baptism of Solitude
2. Oct 12, 2006: Cognitive Overload
Tower Falls
5. May 12, 2005: Baptism of Solitude
Tower Falls
3. Jul 16, 2005: Sendung Mit Der Maus
Tower Falls
6. May 05, 2005: Baptism of Solitude

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-03-28
Baroness – First (Hyperrealist)
A mix of heavy sounds. Some stoner rock, some dbeat hardcore, some metalcore, and some doom. Dare I also say, because of the bombastic guitar solos I can see a classic rock influence, but don’t worry they quickly throw in a blast beat and start screaming. From Savanna, Georgia and produced by Phillip of Kylesa. They have some of the big Kylesa sound (just add more prog rock and doom), in particular the vocal delivery is a lot like Kylesa. All 3 tracks are great!
**1. Starts with noise and feedback and once this gets going you quickly see how hard their sound is to place. It’s melodic, but heavy, with riffs and a prog rock feel. The first couple of minutes remind me of the Fucking Champs yet a hardcore band. They go through lots of changes in this track. About 4 minutes in they slow down with a big heavy sound and then they return with a complete stoner rock riff.
**2. Melodic simple guitar riff to begin into a quick black metal guitar and blast beats. Shit! Then quick hardcore punk with a dbeat sound. Dual vocals a lot like Kylesa mixed with some guitar noodling.
**3. Metal guitar yet mellow to begin. Reminds me of post rock just heavier, it has a slight indie rock sound. This track is more melodic but still heavy.
Great stuff! -mph

Track Listing
1. Tower Falls   2. Coeur
  3. Rise