Baroness: Gold & Grey review – ambitious rockers go beyond metal

(Abraxan Hymns)
The Philadephia-based quartet have put their travails behind them and found a new sense of purpose on this more psychedelic fifth album

Baroness have certainly paid their dues. A bad 2012 bus crash, resulting in traumatic injuries and the departure of three members, played havoc with the remaining lineup’s mental health and threatened to derail a promising career. On their fifth album, though, they sound like a band who aren’t just determined to make up for lost time, but who have realised what is important and want to make the best possible statement they can.

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