9 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On Job for a Cowboy’s third album, Demonocracy, the Arizona death-metal purveyors favor a no-fuss, no-muss approach to their brutal assault. Songs like "Children of Deceit" and "Tongueless and Bound" burst forth with complex rhythmic tangles, twisting their metallic riffage with Jonny Davy's gulping, doom-laden vocals. It’s only on the final song, "Tarnished Gluttony," that the band slow their stride, turning their ruthless attack into a smoldering heavy metal churn.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On Job for a Cowboy’s third album, Demonocracy, the Arizona death-metal purveyors favor a no-fuss, no-muss approach to their brutal assault. Songs like "Children of Deceit" and "Tongueless and Bound" burst forth with complex rhythmic tangles, twisting their metallic riffage with Jonny Davy's gulping, doom-laden vocals. It’s only on the final song, "Tarnished Gluttony," that the band slow their stride, turning their ruthless attack into a smoldering heavy metal churn.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
217 Ratings

217 Ratings

SINIK4L ,

Funny

I used to hate these guys, but it seems like they get better with every album they put out.

TotodileFTW ,

Eargasm

The best of Job for a cowboy so far :) this guys are like fine wine they get better with age

kzorro6949 ,

Absolutely jaw dropping

I've been a long time fan of JFAC, and I loved Doom and Genesis, but I didn't think that Ruination had anything special to offer really so I couldn't even believe what I was hearing when I previewed "Children of Deceit" and heard the face melting guitar solo. I bought the CD without listening to another sample. I agree with pretty much every other reviewer in that the style has switched up completely, but definitely for the better. Much more talented musicianship, especially on the guitar side of things and that is what makes this CD so much better than any other JFAC album. They have dropped all of the tired and worn out deathcore breakdowns completely, but they still find ways to change tempo midsong that are not necessarily innoventive, but definitely put them in a league of their own and surpass any of the deathcore bands that they used to be comparable to. The vocals are still pretty much the same as they have been in the past, more so similar to the vocals on Genesis and Ruination than on Doom, and that being said I think they are still great. All in all, if the standard breakdown is your thing you will not find it here. If you have an open mind and are not dead set on the band producing the same record over and over again then you will love this album. They bring it from start to finish. Best of the year so far in my books.

Stand out tracks for me: "Children of Deceit" "The Manipulation Stream" and "Fearmonger"

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