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Cruzh: The Jungle Revolution
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Cruzh: The Jungle Revolution

Melodic Metal Rock/AOR
5.0/5.0

Three years have passed since Sweden's Cruzh dropped their second long-player, Tropical Thunder, also introducing their new singer, Alex Waghorn. Now the band returns with The Jungle Revolution. With the new album, Cruzh has advanced from a quartet to a quintet, and a twin guitar attack, with addition of guitarist Johan Öberg.

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This addition is significant for the band. The move adds twin guitar harmony, larger riff-centered arrangements, the potential for dueling guitar solos and, perhaps, a more melodic metal edge. Yet, all things are still wrapped up in song melody, hard rock groove, big catchy refrains, gang vocals, and AOR sensibility. In their songwriting, Cruzh MKII shows their love for the classic Eighties rock genre.


Speaking to the songs within The Jungle Revolution, they're all rather terrific, consistent, and entertaining. For that melodic metal groove, you'll find some heavier songs with SkullCruzher, Gimme Anarchy, and the fast and heavy Angel Dust and Split Personality. While all songs are infected with AOR accessibility, it rises large within FL89, At The Radio Station, and Winner. A curve comes with Sold Your Soul which has notable blues groove. A ballad arrives with the piano and voice driven From Above which peaks with expected rising guitar solo.

Most things considered, with The Jungle Revolution Cruzh has become a twin guitar quintet, and has likely delivered their best album to date, a solid and entertaining album of classic melodic metal rock with AOR accessibility. Easily recommended.




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The Take Away

With The Jungle Revolution Cruzh has become a twin guitar quintet, and has likely delivered their best album to date, a solid and entertaining album of classic melodic metal rock with AOR accessibility.
Easily recommended.

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