Jungle Rot
Kill On Command


3.0
good

Review

by Aaron Moore USER (6 Reviews)
September 3rd, 2011 | 12 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: While ultimately the album succeeds as a solid addition to their otherwise boring catalog, Jungle Rot have just made another album.

Jungle Rot hail from a town known as Kenosha, Wisconsin. The band has been active roughly since 1994 and have been consistent in their groove-laden death metal approach, releasing a new record every 2-3 years. Kill on Command marks their eighth studio album and continues the sound Jungle Rot have carved out for themselves in the death metal world. Jungle Rot is...

Dave Matrise: Vocals/Guitar
James Genenz: Bass/Backing Vocals
Geoff Bub: Guitar/Backing Vocals
Jesse Beahler: Drums

The album opens up with “Their Finest Hour”, which doesn't waste any time at all jumping straight into what the record has to offer. The guitar/bass work has always been a focus for Jungle Rot, not that its anything special or technical, but the band knows how to write a memorable riff that'll have you headbanging or at least tapping your foot along to the tune. Unfortunately for the band, this isn't without error as solos are few and far between, it'll seem like the band spends too much time chugging along with pseudo-breakdowns rather than churning out a prime-cut solo to balance the otherwise stale riffing. The drum work also has always been a bit lacking but given the technicality (or lack thereof) of the remaining instruments, its understandable why the drum work never seems to shine.

Dave Matrise definitely has an interesting vocal style, he's quite monotonous throughout the entire record but he has a defining voice amongst the rest of the band. His growls are quite low but he doesn't seem to go much above or below his comfort zone. He's comparable to Piotr Wiwczarek (of Vader fame). This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but for vocal purists this may throw them off quite a bit. Lyrics are again, typical Jungle Rot material. Lyrical subjects tend to include war, revolution, anti-establishment and death. While these lyrics could be interesting considering the genre they're being played in (a genre typically known for mindless gore, pestilence, etc) it instead comes off as horribly executed and literally comical. If taken seriously, these lyrics may hamper your ability to enjoy the record. For example from the track “Rise Up & Revolt”:

“Our country is so fucked
Corruption the norm
Revolution is near
Uprising must come

Will take no more
We no longer ignore
Rebellion arise... To defy!

RISE UP
REVOLT “

While ultimately the album succeeds as a solid addition to their otherwise boring catalog, Jungle Rot have just made another album. It's nothing special, does nothing to change the face of death metal, nothing. It's Jungle Rot.



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Carnifex
September 3rd 2011


1918 Comments


I'm currently in the process of editing some of the mistakes a bit, but I've cleaned up most of it.
You could say this is... their finest hour.

Also I figured this would have a review already considering the popularity of Victory Records.

Ryanprobro
September 3rd 2011


20 Comments


This isn't Emmure or A Day To Remember, why is it on Victory?

Ovrot
September 3rd 2011


10554 Comments


cause it's bad

foxblood
September 4th 2011


6797 Comments


because it is manages to take no risks whatsoever, big labels love boring no risk bands

Carnifex
September 4th 2011


1918 Comments


Yeah, it's definitely a "safe" record.

Essence
September 4th 2011


3595 Comments


why is this my state, the only band i have is Misery Signals and i don't even like them

wait, I have Bon Iver

....okay

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
September 4th 2011


7127 Comments


Good review Carnifex *pos*, so it's safe to say that this goes alright but there's nothing special about it?

Carnifex
September 4th 2011


1918 Comments


Yeah it's pretty solid, it's their best release but it's nothing special at all. You might enjoy it.

Ovrot
September 4th 2011


10554 Comments


this ok but some parts are so bad i cringe


NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
September 4th 2011


7127 Comments


I'll give it a go, i think they have another one coming out soon

Ticondaroga
January 18th 2012


231 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Show no mercy is killer its a pretty average album overall though

srm90
May 27th 2013


104 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Rise Up and Revolt is an awesome song. Without that this would be a 2.



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