Cruelty's Heart are a band from England that plays a very raw and primitive form of pagan/black metal and this is a review of their 2011 ep "Die For Woden" which was released by Wodfreca Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being thrown into the music at times, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound with primitive black metal riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast pagan/black metal riffs that are very raw and primitive sounding at times as well as adding a good amount of melody and thrash and traditional metal influences in the riffing and there are no guitar solos or leads present on this recording, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized use finger picking and full chords to enhance the atmosphere of the music.
Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams with some deep death metal growls being utilized at times, while the lyrics cover Norse and Anglo Saxon Paganism, as for the production it has a very heavy, raw and primitive sound to it while you can still hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording with most of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Cruelty's Heart are a very great sounding pagan/black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Pentacle, The Sword, The Wand And The Chalice" and "Die For Woden". RECOMMENDED BUY.