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As Windhand's frontwoman, Dorthia Cottrell is one of the most powerful vocalists in doom metal today, maybe the most powerful (she's up against some stiff competition in the forms of Pallbearer's…   Read Story »
I feel like every stoner-doom band's frontperson has a dusty, folky Americana album somewhere in them, waiting to come out. YOB's Mike Scheidt dropped his a couple years ago; Wino Weinrich of Saint…   Read Story »
In July's Black Market, I wrote a long essay on the ways in which metal bands catfish their fans, and in that piece, I mentioned a number of contemporary examples of this phenomenon, including the…   Read Story »
Windhand were responsible for two of 2013's best metal releases: their split with fellow Richmond sludge/doom band Cough, as well as their own sophomore LP, Soma. Earlier this year, frontwoman…   Read Story »
Last year, the great Richmond, VA doom band Windhand released their outstanding sophomore LP, Soma, which opened with the crushing-yet-catchy single "Orchard," probably the album's best song.…   Read Story »
In our May Premature Evaluation of Deafheaven's Sunbather, I compared the album to Agalloch's 2010 LP, Marrow Of The Spirit. In my opinion, Marrow is the best metal album of the millennium (so far),…   Read Story »
Earlier this year, New York Times pop critic Jon Caramanica wrote a piece about pop's Summer Of Smooth, about how many of this year's big warm-weather crossover hits were soft and breezy and…   Read Story »
The fourth song on Soma, the new album from the Richmond, Virginia doom metal band Windhand, is a quiet psych-folk lullaby called "Evergreen." It's a stark and sad and pretty song, one that…   Read Story »
If you read our August edition of the Black Market you might remember seeing Windhand in the No. 1 spot. With good reason, too -- their new album, Soma, is absolutely crushing. From the opening…   Read Story »
Lately, our own Michael has been repping heavily for Windhand, a doom metal band from Richmond, Virginia, and for their massive new album Soma. Michael is our resident metal expert, and you should…   Read Story »