Projects in the Jungle
Projects in the Jungle is the second studio album by American heavy metal band Pantera, released on July 27, 1984, by Metal Magic Records. The band made their first music video for the track "All Over Tonight". Though sharing many similarities with Def Leppard's pre-Hysteria sound (Pyromania had been released the year before), the title track's musical style is a foreshadowing of what was to come a few years later, as it features a thrash metal-oriented guitar riff with more groove metal-like breakdowns.
|Projects in the Jungle|
|Studio album by|
|Released||July 27, 1984|
|Studio||Pantego Sound, Pantego, Texas|
|Producer||Jerry Abbott & Pantera|
|Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal||7/10|
|The Encyclopedia of Popular Music|||
In a retrospective review for AllMusic, Eduardo Rivadavia gave the album 2.5 stars out of a possible 5. He described Terry Glaze's vocal style as "ear assaulting" and the lyrics as "frequently moronic" examples of glam metal cliches of the era. Nonetheless, Projects in the Jungle was "a major improvement over the band's tentative performance on debut album Metal Magic, and its much improved production clarity and musicianship spoke volumes of Pantera's growing professionalism and maturity."
All credits adapted from the original LP.
All tracks are written by Pantera.
|1.||"All Over Tonight"||3:36|
|2.||"Out for Blood"||3:09|
|3.||"Blue Light Turnin' Red"||1:38|
|5.||"In Over My Head"||3:58|
|6.||"Projects in the Jungle"||3:05|
|7.||"Heavy Metal Rules!"||4:18|
|8.||"Only a Heartbeat Away"||4:01|
|10.||"Takin' My Life"||4:31|
- Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Projects in the Jungle – Pantera". AllMusic. Retrieved January 4, 2005.
- Popoff, Martin (November 1, 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 258. ISBN 978-1894959315.
- Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Volume 6: MUZE. p. 401. ISBN 978-0-19-531373-4.CS1 maint: location (link)
- "Projects in the Jungle". Retrieved August 5, 2010.
- Projects in the Jungle (LP sleeve). Pantera. Arlington, Texas: Metal Magic Records. 1984. MMR1984.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)