|Review: Job For A Cowboy - Genesis|
Label: Metal Blade Records
Year released: 2007
Genre: Death Metal
Review online: June 21, 2007
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Rated 3.4/5 (68%) (10 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.
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