Job For A Cowboy - Doom review



Reviewer:
7.5

94 users:
7.19
Band: Job For A Cowboy
Album: Doom
Release date: November 2005


01. Catharsis For The Buried (Intro)
02. Entombment Of A Machine
03. Relinquished
04. Knee Deep
05. Suspended By The Throat
06. The Rising Tide
07. Entities [2006 Metal Blade reissue hidden bonus]


Should I shake his hand, or not?

This was a hard one to guess, with a name like Job For A Cowboy and an album entitled "Doom" what could I expect? Doom Metal? Folk Metal? Country Music?
This was cleared to me after the first spin of the album, these kids (yeah, they're still in high school) were playing a popular (and infamous at the same time) genre: Metalcore.

Let's take a break here, Metalcore? Yeah, the mixture of Metal and Hardcore is called Metalcore, both heavy, crunchy, aggressive musical genres. It became really popular in the late nineties and now is a whole revolution specially on American kids. I know many of you will stop reading after this, because "Metalcore is not Metal", and I say, well... depends.

When I write the word Metalcore, you picture bland, poppy, pseudo-punk acts with some riffing here and there? Think again, this is the real deal here, Metalcore, the way it should have been from the beginning of times. This is serious stuff, Job For A Cowboy plays a rabid mix of Technical Death Metal, Grindcore and Hardcore, the result is really chaotic and intense.

The band shows real potential here, riffing is insane, although not too flashy, drumming is quite competent and as a matter of fact, one of the best assets of the band, vocals range from a undecipherable deep growls, to angst-driven screams to totally horrendous pig squeals (who said squealing like a pig is singing?). Anyway, this combination will ensure a healthy session of slamdance.

If you want a taste at real Metalcore, take a look at this, if you like Grindcore and Technical Death Metal, I bet you'll find this interesting as well. Promising Ep from a young band, I bet we'll hear from them again.

Written by Undercraft | 19.04.2006


 


Comments

Comments: 7   Visited by: 159 users
23.09.2007 - 18:15
DigitalGrind
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Holy fuckin shit the fuckin best DeathCore fuckin album and band that i ever have listened to,so brutal fast and technical that i don't have more words to dicribe it, the grindcore style vocals of this band is fucki amazing. Ohhh my god...
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14.10.2007 - 02:21
Olli
DOOM is absolutely amazing! In my opinion it deserves higher than 7.5. Great production and the vocals are insane.
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When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us."
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18.12.2007 - 03:58
Sepulchre
Lord Hypnos
I wouldn't call Job For A Cowboy metalcore, id say its either deadcore or death metal
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19.02.2008 - 22:07
Blood For Cowboy
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Ouuuu yeah it's Pure DeathCore:banger:
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28.04.2008 - 05:17
Plaguebearer
Job is one of the only death core/metalcore bands that I actualy can enjoy and stand. why? cuz they're fucking amazing! these guys shit awesome!
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16.11.2010 - 21:49
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by Sepulchre on 18.12.2007 at 03:58

I wouldn't call Job For A Cowboy metalcore, id say its either deadcore or death metal

Deathcore not deadcore.
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30.12.2010 - 17:48
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Actually deadcore sounds better lets change that from now on!
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forever bummed out
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