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Job For A Cowboy – Demonocracy

Job For A Cowboy
by Vagelis “Vagelan” Tiflopoulos at 17 May 2012, 9:50 AM

“Demonocracy” is the third full length album of JOB FOR A COWBOY a band that has been talked about in length in the community, either to be praised or bashed on, the latter being the majority I think. Some people seem to carry a grudge since they changed their style from being a basic Deathcore band to a more Death Metal one. Then you've got the ones who will always see them like crappy Deathcore, no matter what they released or will release. I think this band deserves to be treated justly for what they do now, that’s all and that’s how it should always be…

On “Demonocracy”, JOB FOR A COWBOY continues the trend they explore since “Genesis” in 2007, which is a more straight, in-your-face type of Death Metal. I would also add a more technical Death Metal approach, without being overly complex. Despite not being extremely original, it makes an interesting and enjoyable mix. Now, I'm not saying I love “Demonocracy”, or that it's some yearend contender, but there are certain qualities that I just can't deny. For one, the album is completely void of the worthless, dry groove sequences that characterize so many artists in this niche. There is always something else happening, whether a lead or another guitar, or something with the drums or vocals that helps to keep the music blinding and incendiary. A metric ton of faster paced guitars and blasts are woven through “Children of Deceit”, “Nourishment Through Bloodshed”, “Black Discharge”, and, really, most of the damned album. The guitars are taut, punctual, and more acrobatic than what you'd hear on any of their earlier releases, and the leads in particular seem well plotted to blend frivolous, warped excitement with a more majestic sense of melody. JOB FOR A COWBOY keeps the music so damned busy that the ear is always drawn towards something, whether that's the frenetic performance of the bass and guitars or the rigorous foundation laid out by Jon Rice.

With “Demonocracy”, JOB FOR A COWBOY doesn't really make a huge step forward compared to their previous album say, but they are able to assemble enough elements and create a rather solid album with them.

3 Star Rating

1. Children of Deceit
2. Nourishment Through Bloodshed
3. Imperium Wolves
4. Tongueless and Bound
5. Black Discharge
6. The Manipulation Stream
7. The Deity Misconception
8. Fearmonger
9. Tarnished Gluttony
Jonny Davy – Lead Vocals
Jon “The Charn” Rice – Drums
Al Glassman – Guitar
Tony Sannicandro – Guitar / Backing Vocals
Nick Schendzielos – Bass
Record Label: Metal Blade Records


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