Striking a balance between technicality and brutality, Job for a Cowboy launch a no-frills, death metal attack on listeners with their third full-length, Demonocracy. With their deathcore period well behind them, it feels as though the band has settled in a groove with their sound, and while they haven't been doing anything particularly revolutionary, they've become a highly tuned, rock-solid beast of a band capable of delivering some precision heaviness on demand. While this approach may not appeal to people looking for someone to reinvent the wheel, it certainly makes for a refined album of galloping death metal capable of scratching that itch for some cathartic, mosh-ready mayhem. With their sound growing increasingly refined, it's only a matter of time before Job for a Cowboy makes another creative breakthrough. Until then, fans will just have to be satisfied with their incredibly consistent output of thundering sonic violence.
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So admittedly, I've only previously owned Doom by these guys and only really heard a couple of other scattered songs by them. What I'd heard up to this point though I rather enjoyed. I was in Hastings the day this album had released picking up the new Demon Hunter album True Defiance, which also released that day, and I decided I would pick this up too and give it a listen. I knew they were pretty big in the metal community so I snagged it...and I was not disappointed! They stay pretty true to their roots from Doom it sounds like, but at the same time it also sounds like they've really refined their sound and even gotten a tad bit more technical. All around though, I was blown away by this album and how sheerly awesome it is! I can see now why these guys are pretty popular with the metal crowd, and I plan to further explore their music and check out the prior albums I have missed. I know I've heard a couple off of Genesis, although I don't recall having heard anything off of Ruination, but I am very interested in further exploring both albums now. If you're a metal/death metal fan, definitely give these guys a listen...they are legit!