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Jungle Rot – Terror Regime

Posted in Review with tags , , , , on 10th April 2013 by izaforestspirit

Jungle Rot
Terror Regime
Released 19th March 2013
Death Metal
Released via: Victory Records

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Terror Regime is the new album from the American death metal band Jungle Rot. It is the follow up to the 2011 album ‘Kill on Command’.

Straight from the offset you’re in for some old school death metal. The first track Voice Your Disgust offers the stereotypical growls, fast guitar riffs with the odd thrash metal tinge added for good measure. Think Vader with hints of Cannibal Corpse and you will have a pretty good idea of the type of death metal I’m referring to. The title track sees more thrash metal guitar melodies enter the fold as well as a decrease in pace making the song better suited for head-banging.

This pretty much sets the tone for the rest of the album. As the subsequent tracks stick to the same tried and tested formula of orthodox death metal mixed with the occasional thrash metal guitar riff. The guitar patterns shift from fast to mid-paced depending on the track, the drumming is steady and the vocals are consistent with what you would expect from this genre. Noteworthy tracks include: the slow-paced, Vader-esque Rage Through The Wasteland, Ruthless Omnipotence which features a healthy balance of fast riffage and skillfully executed guitar solos, and the fast and furious I Don’t Need Society.

Overall this is a solid, well produced death metal album. Whilst Jungle Rot may not offer anything new to the genre, one is for sure – they are good at what they do.

4/5

Iza Raittila