Today, Cvlt Nation is hosting an exclusive post of “Amaranth,” a crushing exercise of sonic doom riffery and massive amplification from Richmond, Virginia’sWINDHAND. The track comes from Reflection Of The Negative, the band’s upcoming split with city/scene-mates COUGH, slated to drop this April through Relapse Records. Pulsing with seven-and-a-half minutes of pulverizing slow-motion fuzztone, trancelike ethereal clean vocals, and a haze-inducing overall vibe diehards of Electric Wizard, Pallbearer, Ramesses and the like will no doubt get down with.
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On Reflection Of The Negative, COUGH leads off, delivering a characteristically electrifying down-tuned epic track, while their brethren in WINDHAND serve up two brand new epic songs for their half of the dirge. While the track listing bears merely three tracks, this monstrous split bears nearly forty minutes of premier doom at its absolute gloomiest. The album acts as a precursor for both bands’ upcoming full-lengths, which are both currently being conceived. The split will see release on April 16th in North America, preceded by international street dates of April 12th (Germany/Benelux) and April 15th (UK/World). Preorders for the album including digital and CD formats, as well as a super-limited mailorder-only black/white vinyl combo can be placed here.