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Top 10 Songs of the Week (8/7)

on August 07, 2015, 12:00pm
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09. Windhand – “Crypt Key”

Windhand

Relapse Records has a knack for unearthing heaviness that appeals even to the non-metal crowd. That continues with the newest offering from Windhand. Hailing from Richmond, the five-piece brings that relaxed Southern pace to their driving psychedelic metal. The slow build, paired with a bare acoustic guitar, steers ears inward before guitarist Asechiah Bogdan kicks on the amp and contorts “Crypt Key” into a provocatively grungy beast. Vocalist Dorthia Cottrell never strains among the riffs, her (relatively) delicate timbre lurking amid the dark nuances of her bandmates. There, she feels “safe from everyone.” “Crypt Key” will be available on Grief’s Infernal Flower, out September 18th. —Derek Staples

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