May 25, 2013

LIVESound: Baroness Return to the Stage

Last year was without a doubt more bitter than sweet for Baroness. On the good side of the spectrum, their third effort, the excellent double LP Yellow & Green maxed out a new creative peak for the Georgian metal-melders who have over the years taken the genre into several atypical directions of pop and alt-rock rock anthemry which many of their peers shy away from confronting. And then there was the terrible bus accident last August while touring in England that nearly took their lives as well as their careers. The road recovery has been a long one, as its rhythm section made up of Matt Maggioni and Allen Blickle amicably left the band this past March in lieu of the events, but last night at the Union Transfer in Philadelphia, frontman John Baizley, lead guitarist Peter Adams and their newest members in bassist Nick Jost and drummer Sebastian Thomson returned to the stage for the first time in a full-band capacity since the accident. You can watch them fiercely shred through Yellow & Green standout "Take My Bones Away," which you can imagine has taken on a whole different defiant context to Baizley and Adams today. Catch their triumphant return to the road when they like come around your area this summer.

"Take My Bones Away" (live at Union Transfer, Philadephia)

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