The monster riffs of the epic opener "Gnosis" pour down on the listener, who in the certain belief of having something really big in front of him, voluntarily kneels before The Wounded Kings. Singer Sharie Neyland, a new member of the band from Dartmoor, England, could defuse their sound only insignificantly. With "Consolamentum", the third album of the group around Steve Mills, you constantly run the risk of succumbing to a hearing loss. The Wounded Kings don't let anything burn at the mentioned "Gnosis" and clear up all possible misunderstandings for thirteen and a half minutes with corresponding threatening gestures and fighting. "Lost Bride is no less powerful. Once you can moor Black Sabbath here as a role model. In addition, Neyland is strangely removed from the stoic riffing and stepped away. Which certainly doesn't apply to the band's sound, which sets priorities with lower tuned guitars. Outstanding are the brute Tunes "Consolamentum" and "The Silence".
Top track: The Silence