A decent deathcore release from so-so death metal band.
Job For A Cowboy
started out as having a standard deathcore sound to their music, and then moved on to death metal, which actually effected them negatively for some fans. Doom
EP was their very first release, followed by two other full releases, both regular death metal, their latest being Ruination
This record does not have a whole lot of creativity when it comes to deathcore, excluding a few songs. The vocals use way to many inhales and don't sound as developed as you would think for such a popular metal band. The guitar uses a whole lot harmonics, which isn't necessarily bad, especial to add that kind of special touch to the end of a measure, and as far as the guitarists talent, he's actually not bad at all, but he's no Michael Keene either.
One thing that started out cool, but ending up annoying the hell out of me, was the amount of bass booms that this album uses. Don't get me wrong, bass booms kick ass when used at the beginning of breakdowns and not too much. But this album has one at least 10 times during each song, and it gets very annoying after a while. The drumming isn't that bad actually, and is probably the best thing I'd have to say about this album.
Another thing that discourages me about this release, is how uncreative it is. I've heard all of this before, and the tone doesn't really change much throughout the album. In other words, it's not distinguishable from other deathcore of it's kind. It doesn't add anything or try much of anything new. It doesn't completely lack in creativity, but it is missing a lot of it.
All in all, this is an okay album that buyers should try before they buy, because of it's repetitive tone throughout the record and it's tendancy to use bass booms instead of melody or anything different. A so-so 12.5/20