Jungle Rot formed in 1992 and are coming up on thirty years of all out, unabashed, thrash-influences death metal.
While Jungle Rot’s longevity and consistency is cause for acclaim, I was very late to the party on this band. I did not hear them until their 2018 self-titled album, which was their tenth full length. What caught my attention was this thrash, well-polished, yet hard-hitting death metal that had its hooks in me immediately.
But after spinning that album endlessly, I delved back into their back catalogue, and I discovered this was nothing new for Jungle Rot. Put bluntly, they’re a fucking great band and they have been since the start.
If you need your death metal scratch itched, but don’t want anything too grimy or cavernous, but need more bite than your usual melodeath bands, look no further than Jungle Rot. It’s heavy, thrashy, and kicks fucking ass.