Deafheaven & Baroness Live Review // Consequence of Sound

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Setting the Stage: A steady rain descended on Manhattan as fans filtered into the industrial concert space Terminal 5 for a stacked bill. Baroness and Deafheaven were making the final stop on their co-headlining tour with support from Zeal & Ardor, and though none of these bands sound alike, they all craft metal on their own terms and without creative borders. From the swamplands of Georgia, Baroness emerged 15 years ago with their joyous, lyrical sludge, while Deafheaven rose out of San Francisco at the beginning of the decade to turn black metal onto itself for positivity and romance rather than evil. There were artistic parallels and a welcome sonic contrast between bands, which made for a lively, well-paced evening of music.