The year was 2010 when CRUEL FORCE unleashed their very first full-length attack “The Rise of Satanic Might”. Formed in 2008, the four-piece from the Rhineland-Palatinate had set out to pay tribute to and play the music they loved, and that meant basically a cross of Bathory, Venom and Celtic Frost, heavily influenced by the staples of good old mid-eighties Teutonic thrash metal, i.e. bands such as Kreator, Destruction, Violent Force, Messiah and Poison (GER). So everything looked just fine for the young and promising band, which sadly would be put to rest a couple of years later. Still, this piece of gruff, dark and sinister piece of black speed/thrash metal is for everyone who has even the slightest interest in the genre.