7/23/2018

Jungle Rot- Jungle Rot (Album Review)

Musician: Jungle Rot
Album Title: Jungle Rot 
Genre/ Subgenre: Death Metal
Label: Victory Records
Release Date: July 20, 2018

Death metal masters Jungle Rot's self titled and latest album is a pummeling musical experience. Incorporating their trademark groove filled sound with a use of brutal and driving hooks, have resulted in one of the most listenable and thoroughly enjoyable death metal releases of 2018. It's crazy to think that they have been around for 25 years, and yet, they seem to keep getting better and better with age.

Like driving multiple fists to your face this album hits you from the very start and doesn't stop until, you are left in a bloody pool, only to keep beating you down. The thing is that unlike an actual ass whooping, you will enjoy the fucking shit out this experience!

Practically every song on here is an absolute killer and a winner. "Delusional Denial" starts off with a Slayer like riff and grooves in a way that will get you moving immediately. It combines with mercilessly driving drumming beat. "A Burning Cinder" will have you headbanging with its killer and pummeling riffing. The anger filled "Triggered" is one of the most ass kicking and angry death metal songs of the year. Just listen to that fucking chorus, especially every time signer/ guitarist Dave Matrise screams " Trigger the violence!" is enough to get the blood pumping hard! It is filled with such genuine piss and vinegar! 

Another strong contender for death metal track of the year comes in the form of the blistering "Fearmonger" which has guest vocals from Schmier of motherfucking Destruction! Hard to believe but even better than those tracks is the killer "Stay Dead". Sounding like an unholy riffing mix of Arise era Sepultura and Kill era Cannibal Corpse "Stay Dead" kills everything in site. With its chorus of "We will not stay dead!", it'll stay in your head for days to come. The album closes off with a cover of Kreator's "Terrible Certianty" that will absolute melt whatever you hear this album on.
Jungle Rot ranks among the band's best work. It is catchy, heavy, groove-laden, and fucking badass. This is the most fun you will have getting your ass kicked this entire year! 



4.5 out of 5

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