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Published on August 6th, 2013 | by Jef

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Baroness Release a Double Threat

This article originally posted to theclevelandsound.com on August 31st, 2012.

Modern media seems to suffer from attention deficit disorder. The sheer volume of information we’re bombarded with every day gives little time to really sit back and appreciate any given stimulus for more than a few precious moments. The art of bands taking a “whole album” approach to their releases seems to have gone the way of the buffalo, save for a few stodgy prog-rock groups’ tedious excursionary “concept albums” often devoted more to finding who can quote the most obscure 18th century text than musical cohesiveness. It is this barren landscape into which charges Baroness’ latest release Yellow & Green, a double album sans concept, but nonetheless rooted in a thematic and musical continuity which rewards the patient listener with a carefully crafted sonic stream-of-consciousness experience from start to finish.

 

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