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Review: Job For A Cowboy - Genesis
Job For A Cowboy

Label: Metal Blade Records
Year released: 2007
Duration: 30:49
Tracks: 10
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: June 21, 2007
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating

Rated 3.45/5 (69.09%) (11 Votes)

Job For A Cowboy. Surely with a terrible name like that, these guys don't want to sell albums. When I saw that name, "metalcore" is the first thing that came to mind. Close enough: Their previous material was "deathcore" (whatever). But, surprise, "Genesis" is actually a death metal album with no -core attached, and it's not bad at all.

"Genesis" is a rough blend of Florida and Brazil-style death metal, attempting to marry elements of both worlds and not throw off the listener along the way. Throw in a few intro/atmosphere-ish moments, and even a little bit of a doomy style at times (I can't help but think of Mourning Beloveth when I listen to "Coalescing Prophecy"), and you have enough variety to avoid this from getting boring - the short length of the album doesn't hurt either. This is mostly slow to mid-paced, never breaking into high speed and/or sheer brutality (I'd say they're on the tame side of Death Metal), but the heaviness is at the rendez-vous, along with the expected growling vocals (and thankfully staying far away from the "puke-my-breakfast" variety.) Overall a good album that brings absolutely nothing new to the genre, apart from the band coming over from the -core garbage side. Not essential, but worth picking up at a reasonable price.

Track Listing:
  1. Bearing The Serpent's Lamb
  2. Reduced to Mere Filth
  3. Altered From Catechization
  4. Upheaval
  5. Embedded
  6. Strings of Hypocrisy
  7. Martyrdom Unsealed
  8. Blasphemy
  9. The Divine Falsehood
  10. Coalescing Prophecy
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