Soma - Windhand
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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Virginia doom metal band includes a 30-minute final track.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
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  1. Sep 25, 2013
    80
    Clocking in at over an hour, Soma is by no means a brief experience, but Windhand's ability to craft doom that actually feels dynamic makes the album the sort of meditative journey that metal fans would be foolish not to embark upon.
  2. Sep 25, 2013
    80
    It's a smothering, enveloping textural experience, alternately threatening to cocoon or drown the listener.
  3. Sep 25, 2013
    80
    Soma is a stellar effort on this Virginia band’s behalf. It may be a tough listen for Doom Metal passers-by, as the droning guitar approach and snail’s-crawl tempos can be off-putting to unscarred ears.
  4. Sep 25, 2013
    70
    Soma sits still, paralyzed by the weight of a sound that’s too big for this promising band to manage, at least for now.