Job for a Cowboy
Ruination


4.0
excellent

Review

by godiseverywhere USER (4 Reviews)
August 30th, 2009 | 13 replies | 1,765 views


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Think Suffocation mixed with early Cryptopsy, and a dash of Beneath the Massacre.

I thoroughly enjoyed this album. It was a damn near perfect Death Metal record with few flaws. Clear production values enhance the experience greatly.

Right off the bat, this compact disc kicks ass with the opening track "Unfurling a Darkened Gospel". This track pummels to no end. It's pure, unrelenting modern Technical Death Metal done right. Next, "Summon the Hounds" punches you in the gut with starts and stops reminiscent of a demonic roller coaster. It's an above average track with the only downfall being that the guitar isn't remarkably creative at times. After that sucker punch to the gut has been dealt, "Constitutional Masturbation" shoots you through the pancreas with insanely creative riffs, blast beats only a lunatic could pull off, and tempo changes from Hell. Then, this record just pulverizes you to a bloody pulp with "Regurgitated Disinformation". This song is PERFECT. When this song reaches the 1:10 mark, insanity is imminent. If I wasn't already a fan of Job, this song would've made me one. The next track, "March to Global Enslavement" is really heavy, and is a bit slower than the rest of the beginning five tracks, but is too long for my preference.

After a slight letdown, JFAC murder again with "Butchering the Enlightened". It begins a bit like "Unfurling...", but slows down about a minute in. For a few seconds. This track is great. Highly recommended listen. "Lords of Chaos" is a bit more traditional, and a little less creative than the rest of the material, but it's still a great track. "Psychological Immorality" is probably the most technical song on here, and it's proud of it. This one is an unstoppable leviathan. "To Detonate and Exterminate" reminds me a bit of "Embedded" from the Genesis album. Not extremely creative or innovative, but satisfying. Finally, "Ruination", the title track is truly heavy, but feels incomplete. It feels like it doesn't end, it just kind of stops. This is probably the most simplistic track on this album, but it's also trudgingly slow, so what do you expect?

To summarize, this album is a must-have for Job fans, and fans of Technical Death Metal in general. While it does have flaws, they are few and far in between.


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other reviews of this album
Darion Paone (3)
Job for a Cowbpy changes styles YET AGAIN, but still sound pretty awesome, all things considered....

TBliss (3.5)
A handful stand out moments cannot quite save a run-of-the-mill Death Metal affair....

Eternalnow (3)
Ruination is not awesome, nor is it great; rather its a decent death metal album, one that will not ...

genericnamelol (3.5)
A surprisingly solid technical death metal album....


Comments:Add a Comment 
Mordecai.
August 30th 2009


8278 Comments


Decent review for a fist, tad short though. Seems a bit like a track-by-track in disguise. You should try to describe the album more as a whole, and devote some paragraphs descibing the music in detail. I stopped listening to these guys after 1 spin of Genesis.

Greggers
August 30th 2009


2375 Comments


I would comment on the length as well but most of my reviews aren't that much longer

Mordecai.
August 30th 2009


8278 Comments


Short reviews are okay, but only if the music is addressed descriptively and appropriatley.

Nocturnal
August 30th 2009


1329 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Not Tech Death.

Nikkolae
August 30th 2009


4847 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"If I wasn't already a fan of Job, this song would've made me one." = review invalid

Digging: Pallbearer - Foundations of Burden

fromtheinside
August 31st 2009


18203 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

this gets a new review like every week.

Digging: Tragedy - Vengeance

Zip
August 31st 2009


5312 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Not Tech Death
Definitely getting there

charlesfishowitz
August 31st 2009


1794 Comments


think poop mixed with crap and a dash of feces

charlesfishowitz
August 31st 2009


1794 Comments


THATS A WHOLE LOTTA SHIT

jingledeath
August 31st 2009


7104 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Think Suffocation mixed with early Cryptopsy, and a dash of Beneath the Massacre.

what the fuck

WhiteWallStargazers
August 31st 2009


2647 Comments


JFAC = lame

twelvegates
August 31st 2009


33 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

this was pretty boring.

jacks592
February 5th 2010


108 Comments


i can ALMOST, key word almost, see the suffocation comparison. but cryptopsy? nooo.....



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