Monday, March 18, 2013

CD Review: Victory Records Unleashes New Albums From Tear Out The Heart And Jungle Rot

On March 19th, Victory Records returns with two new albums to blow away your eardrums. First up is the debut album from Tear Out The Heart entitled “Violence.” After their formation in 2011, the band has toured relentlessly, gathering a community of fans along the way. After inking a deal with Victory Records last year, the band entered the studio and is now ready to release to unleash their music upon the world.

The album begins with the aggressive, hard-hitting sound of “Dead By Dawn,” which has a chorus the hits on the mainstream metal sound. They speed things up with “Crucified” and “Eternal Shadows,” then show their deep, dark side on “Closure.” Tear Out The Heart receives help Caleb Shomo (Attack Attack!) on the thrash metal sound of “Undead Anthem” and Dan Marsala (Story Of The Year) on “Coffin Eyes.” The album closes with the machine gun drumming of “Darker Tides.”

Tear Out The Heart is hitting the road on March 22 for 9-dates. For more information on this rising metal band, please visit

The other new release from Victory Records is from death metal elders, Jungle Rot entitled “Terror Regime.” This is the band’s eighth album over a twenty year career. Jungle Rot has also re-released their break-through 1996 album “Skin The Living.”

The new album, “Terror Regime” is like a blueprint for death metal. The speed drumming of “Voice Your Disgust,” the screaming vocals of “I Am Hatred” and the blazing guitars of “Blind Devotion” are all the right elements for great death metal. The band’s aggressive demeanor comes through on the songs “Ruthless Omnipotence” and “ I Don’t Need Society.” The album finishes with one of the best songs on the album the powerful sounds of “Pronounced Dead.”

Jungle Rot is hitting the road at the beginning of April. They will be performing in Hartford, CT on April 28 at The Webster Theater. For more information on the band and for a complete list of tour dates, please visit

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