One of the most idiosyncratic bands in the “heavy” music genre in the last 20 years is undoubtedly the American Baroness. It’s tricky to frame this band musically (because of the danger of severely underestimating them), but here’s an attempt: technical, atmospheric psychedelic rock with prog, shoegaze, and sludge influences. Baroness is intense, but a discerning listener will also discover beautiful melodies, melancholy, and – yes – hope in their songs. And let’s not forget about their artwork: every album cover is a work of art in itself. Last year, Baroness released their sixth album ‘Stone’, once again proving that there is only one Baroness. And that is – yes – Baroness.