Riding a wave of almost universal acclaim on their sophomore release, sludge metal pioneers Baroness are travelling even further South for Australia’s Soundwave Festival and a side-show tour with Isis. Summer Welch, the articulate bassist for the enigmatic quartet, talks all things brutal, blue and metal.
Every time a metalhead mentions “weird” and “metal” in the same breath, Baroness are invariably part of the conversation.
Fusing a thick, sludgy groove with some unexpected elements, like different time signatures, trippy psychadelic passages, and acoustic passages, that result in an ecletic piece - one that can challenge the listener's senses, and even their musical perception.
Being a band on the Relapse label in today's music scene at times can tend to compare you against one of their most successful artists in Mastodon and that can be