Roel de Haan : Formerly known as Thranenkind, the German act King Apathy now comes with an album called Wounds. Like before the name change King Apathy plays atmospheric post-black metal in the vein of Heretoir, Agrypnie and Anomalie. Which is hardly surprising considering the many cross-pollinations of members these bands contain. The question is then: does King Apathy really add something else than these mentioned groups to the genre? Well, Wounds does not revolutionise the genre, but it is far from beating a dead horse either. The music is emotional, melodic, melancholic sometimes even depressive, but also introspective or exuberant and aggressive. It is the variation and the contrasts that are present within the songs that make Wounds such a pleasant and engaging experience. And that is all that an album in this style really needs to do. Being engaging. Fans of the aforementioned groups can embrace this King Apathy as a worthy new addition to their collection.