Cruelty's Heart are a band from the United Kingdom that has been featured before in this zine with a musical style that I would describe as being melodic, raw and primitive sounding pagan/black metal and this is a review of their 2012 album "Anglovm Saxonvm" which was released by Wodfreca Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with a good amount of blast beats being thrown into the music at times, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast black/pagan metal riffs that are very raw and primitive sounding with a great amount of melody and traditional metal influences being thrown into the riffing as well as a brief use of soft and clean playing that gives the music a progressive feeling, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding pagan metal guitar solos and leads.
Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams along with a brief use of pagan metal clean singing, whispers and spoken word parts, while the lyrics cover Anglo Saxon Paganism, as for the production it has a very heavy, raw and primitive sound with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great recording from Cruelty's Heart and if you are a fan of this band, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Blood Of The Wyvern" and "King Hrodgar's Hall". RECOMMENDED BUY