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Does Baroness' Yellow and Green Sound Like Nickelback?

Hell hath no fury like metal fans "scorned."

On July, 17, Savannah, Georgia, Baroness released its anticipated double record, Yellow and Green. Embraced by the kind of people who often ignore metal and backhandedly complimented as a "thinking man's metal band," Baroness' string of recordings -- First, Second, A Grey Sigh in a Flower Husk, Red, and Blue -- have been inspiring and consistent in quality.

Yellow and Green, with its sprawling two-disc format and significantly more pop-minded approach, has thrown fans for a loop. Because, according to the experts in the YouTube comment sections, "it sounds like Nickelback."

Does it?

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Jason P. Woodbury is a music and pop-culture writer based in Phoenix. He is a regular contributor to the music blog Aquarium Drunkard and co-host of the Transmissions podcast.