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Baroness Releases “Purple”

Baroness: PurpleA 2012 Bath, England, bus accident that changed the personnel of Baroness didn’t destroy the band, which has returned with the album, Purple.

The metal band’s drummer and bassist left the band after suffering injuries in the accident, but with replacement bassist/keyboardist Nick Jost the band created an album that has already netted a Spin magazine “album of the week” nod.

The band truly appears to have made it through. Take a listen to the single, “Shock Me”:

Purple is available on CD, vinyl and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

Purple Track List:

  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

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Anaughtybear

Anaughtybear

I notice ya’ll didn’t say if you actually liked it. I thought Chlorine and Wine was great. Some of the other songs were pretty good. A few, my ears could barely process on the first pass. I think that by so rigidly controlling the tempo, it became too mechanical for that ecstatic sensation to occur. The organic feel, to me, is what makes bands like Baroness, Elder & Helms Alee so tasty.