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Experimental/Post Metal

3.27 | 14 ratings

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3 stars "Second" is as the name suggests the second release by US sludge metal act Baroness. "Second" is like the first release by the band "First (2003)" a 3 track EP released by the Hyperrealist label.

When describing the music on the EP itīs hard not to mention two specific sludge metal acts. Imagine what would happen if early Mastodon (aggressive sludge metal) was injected with a fix of Isis (heavy, atmospheric and experimental post/sludge metal). Iīll tell you what! It would probably sound like the music on this EP. All three tracks are intriguing and the musicianship are excellent so in addition to being a worthwhile purchase in terms of quantity (the EP features a 20:20 minutes long playing time) itīs certainly also a worthwhile purchase in terms of quality.

The sound production is professional, raw and powerful. Itīs a suiting sound for the music. So "Second" is in many ways a great second release by Baroness and definitely a step up from the otherwise promising "First (2003)". They had yet to develop a more original sound at this point and the nods toward the two above mentioned acts are a bit too obvious at times, but a 3 - 3.5 star (65%) rating is still fully deserved.

UMUR | 3/5 |


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