CD REVIEW The Wounded Kings

Band : The Wounded Kings
Album Title : Embrace of the Narrow House
Label : Eye
Distributor : Clearspot
Release Date : 2012
Review : CD

Last year their album In The Chapel of the Black Hand had been an absolute hammer, which had made it high up in my list of albums of the year. Comparable with Solitude Aeturnus, Candlemass, Electric Wizard and Witch Mountain the album convinced with best doom metal with great melodies, strong vocals and all the surroundings. The band also injects some 70s horror rock in places and it adds to the overall haunting atmosphere.. It becomes apparent The Wounded Kings were pretty damn good at the beginning of their career although it is clear on numbers such as “The hours”, “The private labyrinth” and the title track that Steve Mills’ vocals, taken over by Sharie Neyland, have gained a lot of confidence since then. With over an hour of music this is a great introduction to the Wounded Kings early material and hopefully it will get this debut album some exposure as it certainly deserves. Already looking forward to the next studio album.

85/100

Cosmicmasseur.