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.[4] 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
ReleasedJuly 27, 1984
StudioPantego Sound, Pantego, Texas
LabelMetal Magic
ProducerJerry Abbott & Pantera
Pantera chronology
Metal Magic
Projects in the Jungle
I Am the Night
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal7/10[2]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[3]


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."[1]

Track listingEdit

All credits adapted from the original LP.[5]

All tracks are written by Pantera.

Side one
1."All Over Tonight"3:36
2."Out for Blood"3:09
3."Blue Light Turnin' Red"1:38
4."Like Fire"4:01
5."In Over My Head"3:58
Side two
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




  1. ^ a b Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Projects in the Jungle – Pantera". AllMusic. Retrieved January 4, 2005.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Volume 6: MUZE. p. 401. ISBN 978-0-19-531373-4.CS1 maint: location (link)
  4. ^ "Projects in the Jungle". Retrieved August 5, 2010.
  5. ^ a b Projects in the Jungle (LP sleeve). Pantera. Arlington, Texas: Metal Magic Records. 1984. MMR1984.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)