Windhand - Self Titled Limited Edition 12 inch
For the most part, Sabbathian doom bands stand out by only writing great songs because sonically it's damn near impossible to seperate yourself from the overcrowded genre. But there is something about Richmond's Windhand that makes them even more drugged-out and exceptional. The riffs sound like normal doom, but trapped in a mass of dark forest limbs, trying to hack their way towards the light while singer Dorthia Cottrell appears as a gloomy specter, wailing forlornly through the mire. It's massive, addictive destruction.