Acoustic guitars and evil sounding violins start off the album along with some whispers in the background which also use a very grim atmosphere and after the intro the music goes into more of a dark, heavy and melodic direction where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording.
Vocals a re mostly grim black metal screams and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and the solos and leads bring in more of a melodic style and you can also h ear some 80's thrash influences in the bands musical style and the songs bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
A great amount of tremolo picking can be heard during the faster sections of the songs which also gives the music more of a raw black metal feeling and the music also brings in a great amount of old school South American death metal influences and while the music is rooted in the past it still brings in more of a modern feeling and the music also gets very bestial at times as will as adding in a touch of war metal.
Master Of Cruelty plays a musical style that takes the raw styles of black and war metal and mixes it with old school South American death and thrash metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover Occultism and dark themes.
In my opinion Master Of Cruelty are a very great sounding mixture of black, death and thrash metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Archaic Visions Of The Underworld" "Our Endless Wrath" and "Mythological Creatures". 8/5 out of 10.