Richmond, Virginia doom metal group Windhand is quickly approaching that moment where bands go from niche darlings to a (relatively) crossover group. This is a very good thing. A year ago, the band, known for long, sludgy songs that alternatively drag you to the swamp and beat you over to the head, were only known among hardcore metal fans.
With the release of new album Soma, the band have already earned the notice of more mainstream sites thanks to frontwoman Dorthia Cottrell's ominous vocals and the band's dual guitar punishment. Listen above.