Blue Record

Baroness - Blue Record
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2009 Ratings: #2 / 867
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Based on 122 ratings
2009 Ratings: #24
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October 13, 2009 / Release Date
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Sludge Metal / Genres
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Baroness' sophomore project, their Blue Record, is a good follow-up to the Red Album. In some ways, I would call it better, but in others it's lacking something that made me love their debut so much.

If you saw my review of their previous album, then you would know that I adored their instrumentals. And honestly, the same applies here (I know, I'm an absolute sucker for good guitar solos and drumming!). But I would go as far as to say that they completely improved on what I already called a ... read more
Baroness follow up their debut record Red Album in strong stride with the release of Blue Record. The act continue to push their instrumental-heavy sound forward with blazing guitar and pummeling drums - ones that are similar to their debut full length release but seem more fully realized than its predecessor. On Blue Record Baroness continue to sound fresh and unique while maintaining a sound that won them over a wide body of metal fans and critical acclaim. That maintenance of momentum makes ... read more
Such a consistently great band.
This is a good album. But it didn't catch me like the Red album did, the songs here just don't get stuck in my head like those of the Red or even the Purple album.
This album is now a staple in the sludge metal/ prog metal scene and for good reason this think is kick-ass and showcase Baroness at their best.

Track Review

Bullhead's Psalm 8/10
The Sweetest Curse 9/10
Jake Leg 8.5/10
Steel That Sleeps the Eye 8/10
Swollen and Halo 9/10
Ogeechee Hymnal 8.5/10
A Horse Called Golgotha 9/10
O'er Hell and Hide 8/10
War, Wisdom and Rhyme 8/10
Blackpowder Orchard 7.5/10
The Gnashing 8.5/10
Bullhead's Lament 8/10

Average: 8.3/10
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Track List

  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

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