Richmond, VA based doom metal outfit Windhand has just released a riffy sludgy new single “Hyperion”, which will be on their upcoming album (and can be listened to below via SoundCloud) “Grief’s Infernal Flower” which will be released on September 18th via Relapse Records.
“Hyperion” creates a monstrous wall of sound, as is to be expected with anything associated with doom metal. However, Windhand seems to add some noticeable 90’s nuances by making the guitars sound more sludgy and the vocals more grungy. This blend of genres works out in their favor and almost creates a new sub-genre of metal. Stereogum went into further detail describing the track saying:
“Hyperion” is an elephantine riff-trudge, just an impossibly heavy song, and frontwoman Dorthia Cotrell floats above all that guitar sludge like a beautiful apparition.
Personally I also find it great that more women are taking up singing positions in metal bands these days. Cotrell suits the flavor of the band perfectly and brings her own unique style of doing things to the table. Hopefully only good things come for Windhand from here.