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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
American Idol season six winner Jordin Sparks isn't the only new artist from the comfy suburban enclave of Glendale, AZ: death metal outfit Job for a Cowboy's debut album Genesis comes from the other side of the musical tracks as Sparks' neatly manicured pop. But if there was ever a TV show called "Death Metal Idol," Job for a Cowboy would be one of the bands that got cut about halfway through the season: Genesis has all the death metal moves down cold but lacks the spark of originality or personality that would make it more than a concise overview of circa 2007 deatchcore clichés. To be fair, singer Jonny Davy has a somewhat better than average death-growl that only ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
American Idol season six winner Jordin Sparks isn't the only new artist from the comfy suburban enclave of Glendale, AZ: death metal outfit Job for a Cowboy's debut album Genesis comes from the other side of the musical tracks as Sparks' neatly manicured pop. But if there was ever a TV show called "Death Metal Idol," Job for a Cowboy would be one of the bands that got cut about halfway through the season: Genesis has all the death metal moves down cold but lacks the spark of originality or personality that would make it more than a concise overview of circa 2007 deatchcore clichés. To be fair, singer Jonny Davy has a somewhat better than average death-growl that only occasionally falls into Cookie Monsterism, and drummer Jon Rice shows off a decent sense of dynamics that manages to differentiate the songs even when they're all blurring past at hyper-speed, but the ten songs here remain resolutely average nonetheless. [The disc was also released with a bonus track.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/15/2007
  • Label: Metal Blade
  • UPC: 039841461428
  • Catalog Number: 14614
  • Sales rank: 67,567

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Job for a Cowboy Primary Artist
Jonny Davy Group Member
Ravi Bhadriraju Group Member
Brent Riggs Group Member
Elliott Sellers Drums
Technical Credits
Andy Sneap Mastering
Carl Schultz Publicity
Dennis Sibeijn Artwork
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  • Posted April 12, 2012

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    OK, But Not Their Best

    My first taste of Job For A Cowboy was from their debut EP Doom, which for the mere 6 songs that was on it was pretty legit! I couldn't tell you how many times I listened to that...I loved it! However, after Doom came Genesis, their first full length album. To be honest, I was put off of Job For A Cowboy for a while after this album. It was decent, but their sound changed a bit in this album, I think part of it had to do with the fact that they dropped some of their technical and grindcore elements. It was a decent death metal album, but it just wasn't the Job For A Cowboy I loved in Doom. There were a good number of the songs on this album that I liked decently well, but yet a few of the songs I actually kinda loathed. A good example would be The Divine Falsehood...it lacked just about any kind of luster at all. The vocals were kinda blah and the song as a whole was rather bland I thought. I bought this album some time after it's release, and after giving it a few listens I decided that it just wasn't really all that great and I sold it. It wasn't until after Ruination, just before Demonocracy released, that I got back into Job For A Cowboy. Their technical and grindcore elements returned and I grew to really like them once again. When Demonocracy came out, I bought it day one. To all of you metal heads out there that maybe aren't all that familiar with Job For A Cowboy, I do highly recommend checking them out...Doom, Ruination, and Demonocracy are amazing! Judge for yourselves on Genesis, but I do recommend trying to give some of it a listen before you decide to purchase it and decide for yourself what you think of it. If or one am kinda on the wall on this album, but I love the rest of it very passionately!

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