04 December 2012
Baroness – Take My Bones Away
2012 has been a significantly eventful year for the Savannah based Baroness. Somewhat overshadowed by the devastating coach crash back in August, the four-piece released Yellow & Green – their third (and arguably fourth) studio album in a continuing series of colours – to heightened critical acclaim one month prior. The album was received in two-parts by the general public, with Yellow taking the majority of the credit for what was one of the best rock albums of the year. Green proved to split audiences with its mellower approach to the dirty down-tempo rock of previous releases.
Regardless, together as one entity the band treaded new ground on the excellent record. ‘Take My Bones Away’ became an immediate standout, perhaps in part to the accessibility of the track over some of its counterparts. Accessible in this case is by no means a negative, placing prominence on John Baizley’s vocals and a more sluggish guitar riff. The production resulted in both an underground grit and a clean polish on the record – placed well side-by-side.
With Baroness beginning to overcome the serious accident, it became time for their music to do the talking.