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Review: Cruel Force - Under the Sign of the Moon
Cruel Force
Under the Sign of the Moon

Label: Shadow Kingdom Records
Year released: 2023
Originally released in: 2011
Duration: 39:11
Tracks: 9
Genre: Black/Thrash

Rating: 4.25/5

Review online: August 23, 2023
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Under the Sign of the Moon

Rated 4/5 (80%) (4 Votes)

Since I dug on this band's new album so much, I was glad to see Shadow Kingdom Records is releasing repressings of their older material. This is their second album, originally put out in 2011, but it's more than worthy of an update so more people can hear it.

This album is heavier and a bit slower than Dawn of the Axe, with more of a Bathory, Hellhammer vibe to it, with crushing riffs and more of a marching-to-war pace mixed in with the Sodom-styled thrashing. Differences aside, this album is every bit as entertaining as their more recent work, and if you are a fan of bands like Nocturnal or Desaster, then this should be on your list.

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