Origin: Savannah, Georga, USA  
Genres: Sludge Metal, Progressive Metal
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Last update/review: January 21, 2020

Baroness

Baroness is a tough nut to crack. Their style has been tagged as progressive sludge, an odd marriage of two quite disparate styles, yet the label fits as well as any. They seem to share some similarities with two other standout Georgian bands in Mastodon and Kylesa, as all three began life a bit more in the hard-edged sludge category (thick guitars, husky semi-shouted vocals) before broadening and expanding their style, with Baroness possibly being the most progressive and experimental of the three. They've suffered their fair share of misfortune, most notably a well-publicized 2012 bus crash in England, causing injuries serious enough to force the then-current rhythm section to depart a year later. With that finally behind them, they released arguably their most well-received album, Purple in 2015.

Current Members

John Baizley

vocals/guitars

Gina Gleason

guitars

Nick Jost

bass

Sebastian Thomson

drums

Former Members/Guests

Tim Loose

guitars

Brian Blickle

guitars

Peter Adams

guitars

Summer Welch

bass

Matt Maggioni

bass

Allen Blickle

drums



Discography


First  EP
2004
  1. Tower Falls
  2. Coeru
  3. Rise
  • John Baizley
  • Tim Loose
  • Summer Welch
  • Allen Blickle



Second  EP
2005
  1. Red Sky
  2. Son Of Sun
  3. Vision
  • John Baizley
  • Tim Loose
  • Summer Welch
  • Allen Blickle



Red Album  
2007 Relapse
  1. Rays on Pinion
  2. The Birthing
  3. Isak
  4. Wailing Wintry Wind
  5. Cockroach en fleur
  6. Wanderlust
  7. Aleph
  8. Teeth of a Cogwheel
  9. O'Appalachia
  10. Grad
  11. [hidden track]
  • John Baizley
  • Brian Blickle
  • Summer Welch
  • Allen Blickle



Blue Record  
2009 Relapse
  1. Bullhead's Psalm
  2. The Sweetest Curse
  3. Jake Leg
  4. Steel That Sleeps the Eye
  5. Swollen and Halo
  6. Ogeechee Hymnal
  7. A Horse Called Golgotha
  8. O'er Hell and Hide
  9. War, Wisdom and Rhyme
  10. Blackpowder Orchard
  11. The Gnashing
  12. Bullhead's Lament
  • John Baizley
  • Peter Adams
  • Summer Welch
  • Allen Blickle
2009 Readers' Album #38




Yellow & Green  
2012 Relapse
  1. Yellow Theme
  2. Take My Bones Away
  3. March To The Sea
  4. Little Things
  5. Twinkler
  6. Cocainium
  7. Back Where I Belong
  8. Sea Lungs
  9. Eula
  10. Green Theme
  11. Board Up The House
  12. Mtns. (The Crown & Anchor)
  13. Foolsong
  14. Collapse
  15. Psalms Alive
  16. Stretchmarker
  17. The Line Between
  18. If I Forget Thee, Lowcountry
  • John Baizley
  • Peter Adams
  • Allen Blickle
2012 Readers' Album #33




Live At Maida Vale  LIVE EP
2013 Relapse
  1. Take My Bones Away
  2. March to the Sea
  3. Cocainium
  4. The Line Between
  • John Baizley
  • Peter Adams
  • Matt Maggioni
  • Allen Blickle



Purple  
2015
  1. Morningstar
  2. Shock Me
  3. Try to Disappear
  4. Kerosene
  5. Fugue
  6. Chlorine & Wine
  7. The Iron Bell
  8. Desperation Burns
  9. If I Have to Wake Up (Would You Stop the Rain)
  10. Crossroads of Infinity
  • John Baizley
  • Peter Adams
  • Nick Jost
  • Sebastian Thomson
2015 Readers' Album #28




Gold & Grey  
2019 Abraxan Hymns




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