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Jungle Rot - Fueled By Hate 2004 Olympic Recordings reviewed by: Grim Gaijin

Track Listing
1) Intro
2) Face Down
3) Let Them Die
4) Fractured
5) Gain Control
6) Gasping For Air
7) Low Life
8) Scars Of The Suffering
9) Symbols Of Hate
10) No Surrender
11) Habit Fulfilled
12) More Demon Souls
I'll admit that Jungle Rot's latest release, Fueled By Hate, is the first slab of metal that I have ever heard from these guys. To say the least, I'm not disappointed by any means. To be honest, I'm actually impressed that their creativity and originality have steered them away from that of the stereotypical death metal band; Ultra fast riffs, blast beats galore, and inaudible vocals. Instead, they go for a more mid-paced style of death metal, with groove laden death metal riffs and intelligent death growls that can be understood, even for the phonetically challenged.

Songs like Face Down, Gasping For Air, Low Life, Scars Of The Suffering & Symbols Of Hate remind me a lot of classic Slayer, but with evil New York Death Metal style breakdowns, and grotesque vocals courtesy of Dave Matrise. Probably the best way to describe their sound is if you mix Slayer & Dying Fetus with a hardcore frontman that has a cold.

With four releases in their pocket, Chicago-based Jungle Rot is a pummeling force in the metal community. With Fueled By Hate, they have proven that their relenting style of in-your-face death metal is just as brutal and devastating as their "blast beats" competitors. I highly recommend Fueled By Hate for fans of Slayer, Deathcore and even Hardcore, as their sound is one that which brings the many categories of extreme music fans together under one roof.


--Grim Gaijin 11.12.04
About this Writer:
David Loveless // Dave's early introduction to Metal was listening to records by Black Sabbath and Kiss. Discovering Metallica's Master of Puppets on record at the local public library turned his world upside down. After spending nearly 24 years in Japan and expanding his love for the International underground metal scene, Dave (and family) now resides in the US. The savage brutality of Extreme Metal brings out the "Grim Gaijin" in him.

Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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Fueled By HateJungle Rot
2004
David Loveless11/12/2004
Order Shall PrevailJungle Rot
2015
Greg Watson7/10/2015
WarzoneJungle Rot
2006
Weasel1/3/2007


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