Baroness – Purple

Re-invigoration is a theme that is often utilized when making, speaking or consuming music. Something about the creative energies released by music demands it. The duality is clear; music both regenerates us but also requires attention, energy and, most of all, self-searching and growth. Understanding this can grant us great insight into the rise and fall of many bands: it’s not enough to make great music, it’s also necessary to keep reinventing and exploring it. Thus, we come to Baroness. Being a veteran band, and with consideration of events other than the music, the biggest question that surrounded Purple was can they pull it off? Can a band so known and recognized for its distinct sound bring something new to the table?

What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To – Playlist Swap – 9/26/15

Even a cursory glance of our biweekly “What Heavy Blog Is Really Listening To” posts (last week’s update here) will reveal that there is a great deal of variety among our staff’s musical tastes. Due to this, we brainstormed the idea of “Playlist Swap,” another biweekly segment that takes place…