Devastatingly awesome: Windhand’s “Woodbine”

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013, 2:36 pm by Ben Salmon

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Windhand — who hail from the perhaps-surprising metal hotspot of Richmond, Va. — has a new album called “Soma” coming out on Sept. 17 and it is going to be a monster. Here’s the first track we’ve heard from it, a thunderous slab of buzzy, melodic doom called “Woodbine.”

From the second you hit play on this, you’ll hear … these folks have some of the best guitar tone going. Go ahead, soak it in. This is one of the best songs of 2013 so far.

If that whets your appetite, you can hear more of the band’s music at their Bandcamp site. Want to see ‘em live? They’ll be at Ash Street Saloon in Portland on Sept. 18.

Addendum: A second track from the album just surfaced! Hear it here.

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