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Album Review: Jungle Rot – Order Shall Prevail


Jungle-Rot-Order-Shall-Prevail-01-300x300Album:  Order Shall Prevail

Label:  Victory Records

Release Date:  29 Jun 2015

Songs:  10

Length:  37 Minutes

Previous Studio Albums:  Slaughter The Weak (1997); Dead and Buried (2001); Fueled By Hate (2004); Warzone (2006); What Horrors Await (2009); Kill on Command (2011); Terror Regime (2013).

Genre:  Death Metal

For Fans Of:  Six Feet Under, Cannibal Corpse, Exhumed, Obituary

Location:  Wisconsin, U.S.

Have you ever eaten from a food truck?  If so, then the reason you went there is either because you were hungover or you knew that food trucks and their minimalistic menu is usually pretty amazing.  The reason they make food that people line up for because they perfected whatever it is they’re cooking and people like that; they go back for more.  By now, I think you get the metaphor.  Read the rest of this entry

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Reggie’s Top 15 Albums of 2013


Black Bomb A, Olympic (Nantes) 17/11/2006Initially, I was going to limit my best of 2013 list to just my top 10.  My reasoning was to make my list as tight as I could only highlighting the very best of what moved me during the year.  After looking back at how many albums I listened to or was exposed to, that number hovered around 270 albums.  So, I decided to expand my list to the same standard as previous years. Despite increasing my list to 15, it still only highlights about 5% of all the albums that graced my ear drums this year.  So, what I present to you for the year 2013 my top 15, plus five more honorable mentions that will be posted in the vicinity of this list.

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Jungle Rot’s James Genenz Shares His Top 15 of the Year


26510_artistJungle Rot has been on the scene since 1994 and despite having gone through numerous band members, the Wisconsin death metal act has remained steady in the album output department.  They have seven albums under their belt along with a few demos and EPs and show no signs of slowing down.  In 2011 they signed with Victory Records and released Kill on Command and Terror Regime; if interested you can read my thoughts on the latter of those albums here.  Recently, bassist James Genenz was kind enough to share his Top 15 albums of 2013 with A Metal State of Mind and we would love to share it with you.  But, before we hit up his list here is a quick video of the band in action which, of course, might explain some of his hard-hitting album choices.  Enjoy!

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Album Review: Jungle Rot – Terror Regime


VR678-CDDoes it piss you off when you discover you like a band only to find out they have been in action for almost 20 years?  It makes me feel like I have been living under a rock or something.  A few weeks ago, I was sent a promo of the re-issue of Jungle Rot’s first album, Skin the Living, and thought it was mighty cool.  So, I reviewed it like a good blogger and now Terror Regime is their latest and greatest 8th album.  I have so much to listen to.  I guess it’s better late than never.  This classic American Death metal band can shred.  Here are my thoughts on the new album starting with my personal sensibility.

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Album Review: Jungle Rot – Skin The Living (re-issue)


JRSTLIf you ever wondered whether or not Jungle Rot was a real thing or just a band name, I have an answer for you; it’s both.  Jungle Rot is typically known as Tropical Ulcer which erodes muscles and tendons (sometimes bone) leaving open revolting wounds; typically in hot/humid jungle areas.  Go figure!  What does this have to do with the band?  They are fucking Death Metal; it’s supposed to be sickening, unpleasant, and nasty!  Jungle Rot is quite a fitting name.  Formed in 1994, they have released seven albums with one in the oven for 2013.  It’s a wonder I never checked them out; however, now that they are signed to Victory Records their first album, Skin the Living, has been reissued.  There’s no better place to start listening to a band than the very beginning.  Their 2013 release will be the second release with Victory Records.

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