Baroness Bring ‘Yellow & Green’ to New York City Comeback Gig with Royal Thunder
Nearly one year to the day after Baroness‘ tour bus plunged off a 30-foot cliff while traveling through England, the band finally returned to New York City for a phenomenal live performance. Baroness never truly were able to tour off their massively acclaimed 2012 double album, ‘Yellow & Green,’ so fans were treated to a long-awaited set jam-packed with the best pieces of Baroness’ latest offering.
Fellow Georgians Royal Thunder opened for Baroness at New York City’s Irving Plaza, delivering an excellent set of riff-heavy Southern swamp metal. Although Royal Thunder currently function as a three-piece, the group filled Irving Plaza with powerful noise. Especially impressive was Royal Thunder vocalist / bassist Mlny Parsonz, whose singing is reminiscent of Janis Joplin and comparable to that of Dead Sara‘s Emily Armstrong. Keep this band in your sights, they’ve got a lustrous future ahead of them.
Baroness took the stage with an incredibly strong three-track intro. The quartet began with ‘Take My Bones Away’ and ‘March to the Sea’ before delving into the ‘Blue Record’ cornerstone ‘A Horse Called Golgotha.’ From there onward, ‘Yellow & Green’ encompassed the majority of Baroness’ set. Eager fans immersed themselves within ‘Little Things,’ ‘Board Up the House,’ ‘Eula’ and many others from the double album.
The crowd proved to offer an interesting mix of still, heartfelt adoration and insane karate moshing, the latter of which left various concertgoers with battle wounds both bloody and throbbing. An incredible amount of love was directed towards Baroness throughout the show, especially when frontman John Baizley took time to thank fans for their overwhelming support following the band’s gruesome bus wreck. Baroness capped off the 17-song set with some of their heaviest material, including the ‘Red Album’ gem ‘Isak.’
This show was exactly what Baroness fanatics had been waiting for. With over a year of habit-forming ‘Yellow & Green’ spins accumulated by eons of listeners, finally hearing the bulk of ‘Yellow & Green’ live proved to be a sweet release. The act sounded spot-on live, with Baizley and guitarist Pete Adams nailing the band’s gorgeous vocal and guitar harmonies. Baroness are back, and they’re in stronger form than ever.
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