- Summary: The fifth full-length release for the hard rock/metal band is the first with new guitarist Gina Gleason (Peter Adams left the band in 2017).
- Record Label: Abraxan Hymns
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, Sludge Metal, Post-Metal
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Positive: 14 out of 14
Mixed: 0 out of 14
Negative: 0 out of 14
Kerrang!Jun 13, 2019By trying to annihilate what's gone before and truly raise themselves higher, they've created a special record, with a depth that will still have you under its spell a decade from now. [15 Jun 2019, p.53]
Jun 11, 2019Baroness currently find themselves in a place of great maturity, exhibiting superb musicianship. It’s fitting for Gold & Grey to be the conclusion of the band’s color-themed albums. The array of instrumentation and emotion throughout not only make Gold & Grey a joy to listen to, but also an achievement of which Baroness can truly be proud.
Q MagazineJul 2, 2019Stellar fifth album is a determined attempt to push back the genre's long-established boundaries, folding in everything from glitchy electronica and lysergic Americana to gnarled pop into their full-frontal noise. [Aug 2019, p.108]
Jun 25, 2019Baroness convince their disparate influences to gel beautifully without lapsing into the homogeneity (or self-indulgent drudgery) that remains a common defect of long, proggy albums. The second half is noticeably quieter and spookier than the more bombastic first half, easing down gently into more melodic and even acoustic fare.
Classic Rock MagazineJun 26, 2019Some space is wasted--the album would feel more concise without the ambient sonic interludes it's peppered with--but when they hit their stride, as on the magnificent Throw Me An Anchor, Baroness seem unstoppable. [Summer 2019, p.86]
Jun 14, 2019Despite the mix is raw, they try yo go further of the new sounds explored in Purple.
It's a reinvention using elements of their four previousDespite the mix is raw, they try yo go further of the new sounds explored in Purple.
It's a reinvention using elements of their four previous albums as a cornerstone.… Expand
Jun 17, 2019Gold & Grey: a complex album that's not as immediate as Purple. It's a dense progged out journey through hazy delirium and pain. Cold-bloodedGold & Grey: a complex album that's not as immediate as Purple. It's a dense progged out journey through hazy delirium and pain. Cold-blooded Angels is my favorite track currently, though this may change with further delving.
It's a mature and impressive piece of work. A lot of curve balls and a feeling of emergent creativity instead of linear narrative.
The bass is nasty, and the drums are frenetic and killer.
The rhythm work on this album is front and center in the mix and is very impressive.
This was not an LP created with demographics, statistics, or product maximization in mind.
The mix is jarring, but overall I'm very happy with it.… Expand
Jul 4, 2019Gold & Grey. There's some golds and greys about this album. The golds are those instrumentals though it's like hearing alternative andGold & Grey. There's some golds and greys about this album. The golds are those instrumentals though it's like hearing alternative and electronic pieces. The greys are those plain metal songs. Interesting point here is that this album is a metal album, and those songs aren't even tethered. It's like you're hearing 2 albums (an instrumental and a metal one) in a shuffled playlist.… Expand
Jun 28, 2019I love Baroness. IMO they are a breath of fresh air where Metal and Rock are concerned. I was really looking forward to Gold & Grey, but afterI love Baroness. IMO they are a breath of fresh air where Metal and Rock are concerned. I was really looking forward to Gold & Grey, but after several listens I just can't seem to get into it. Who knows maybe I need to take a break from the album and re-listen, or perhaps I may gain a new appreciation for the album after hearing it live, but for now its just a 5 out of 10. Still a fan though!… Expand
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