Baroness - The Met Cafe August 13, 2013
Baroness – The Met Cafe, Pawtucket RITuesday, August 13, 2013
(this should have been posted a while ago..none the less...)
Almost one year had passed in a major chapter in the career of Baroness. August 15, 2012 the band was involved in a bus crash in England. The crash would leave nine passengers injured. Band members suffered a wide range of injuries and two members would leave the band while they recovered.
Their most recent album “Yellow & Green” had been out for less than a month. With all the happenings it is remarkable the band has hit the road in the states. Adding Nick Jost on bass and Sebastian Thomson on drums, guitarist Peter Abrams and lead vocalist guitarist John Baizley seemed to have pushed forward and brought their sludgy metal to the ravenous Pawtucket crowd
The 17 song set opened with “Ogeechee Hymnal”, a track from their 2009 release “Blue”. Abrams flashed the Les Paul and would do the big theatrical arm waves and hair shakes, the bearded Baizley would often almost look like he was about to say “whats up” with his head bob before approaching the microphone.
The band ran the spectrum of their three releases and Thomson and Jost fit right in nary missing a cue and Jost would even play a few keyboard lines at the into of a few songs. The band worked themselves and the audience in to a frenzy and deep in the set, when “The Gnashing” was played you could see the sweat on the walls, it was a perfect set closer.
Returning for a three song encore the band seemed at peace with all that had happened in the last year and with the wild smiles on their (and our) faces we all took another step towards healing.
The set list:
Ogeechee HymnalTake My Bones Away
March to the Sea
A Horse Called Golgotha
Swollen & Halo
Board Up the House
The Line Between
The Sweetest Curse
You can grab that gig poster here
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