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Job For A Cowboy - Moon Healer



7.9 | 123 votes |
Release date: 23 February 2024
Style: Death metal

Owners:

27 have it
33 want it


01. Beyond The Chemical Doorway
02. Etched In Oblivion
03. Grinding Wheels Of Ophanim
04. The Sun Gave Me Ashes So I Sought Out The Moon
05. Into The Crystalline Crypts
06. A Sorrow-Filled Moon
07. The Agony Seeping Storm
08. The Forever Rot

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06.02.2024 - 23:01
Rating: 9
Ed plain

Omg the legends are back
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18.02.2024 - 16:10
Rating: 8
Auntie Sahar
Drone Empress
I’m not sure I’d call JFAC “legends,” but I’m definitely curious about this one. It’s been 10 years since their last one and it was pretty decent at that if memory serves, so they may well be looking to return to the throne heavy with this one now
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I am the Magician and the Exorcist. I am the axle of the wheel, and the cube in the circle. “Come unto me” is a foolish word: for it is I that go.

~ II. VII
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19.02.2024 - 01:06
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Creating a genre that had stranglehold on metal for a decade definitely grants JFAC legendary status.
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14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum

DESTROY DRUM TRIGGERS
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23.02.2024 - 16:00
Rating: 9
PēterisP

Those Opeth, Cynic and Death vibes are nothing but cooooooooool
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Metalhead since 1987
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23.02.2024 - 23:32
Rating: 8
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
I totally did not expect this, I thought I was going to hear just another run-of-the-mill tech death release with perhaps a few elements of deathcore thrown in, but instead this is great. The instrumentation is actually quite remarkable, it's relentless but equally melodic as it is technical, and the production is top quality.
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24.02.2024 - 16:37
Rating: 6
Liafev

This falls in the side of tech death I would label "soulless". It is good technically, has some good moments, but it doesn't take me anywhere, it doesn't make my mind wander. And it sounds a bit same-y after a few tracks..

The production could be better as well, I get they wanted to have a very present bass, but it tends to spill over the rest at times, making the low mids too crowded for my tastes. I think that bass sound should have been sharper to bring it that high in the mix.

Overall an ok album I will probably not come back to.
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25.02.2024 - 16:15
Rating: 8
ChrisWinther94

Alright this is how it feels to bit run over.. Damn this was a surprise. I heard this band many years ago, and really didn't like it. But this album really won me over. Love the tech death inspiration and all the melodies. The production is top notch, and the musicians are delivering the A-game. What a great, great release!



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26.02.2024 - 23:20
Rating: 8
Bjamm

"The Sun Gave Me Ashes So I Sought Out The Moon" and "The Forever Rot" are just fantastic!!
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28.02.2024 - 03:33
Rating: 7
Vellichor

Finally got around to this one, they’re back in fine form. The Sun Gave Me Ashes is so fucking good, and the rest of the album is pretty great too.
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28.02.2024 - 11:44
Rating: 8
musclassia

Never really dabbled with JFAC in their first iteration, only heard one or two songs and then gave Sun Eater a spin or two. Saw this getting a lot of hype and I can see why; it's a really solid prog/tech-death album that twists and turns in satisfying ways.
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28.02.2024 - 20:44
Rating: 8
Guib
Thrash Talker
Well looking at the comments, I guess I'll have to give this one a try.
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- Headbanging with mostly clogged arteries to that stuff -
Guib's List Of Essential Albums
- Also Thrash Paradise
Thrash Here
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29.02.2024 - 15:17
ickoriss

Really solid record! Great to hear more from them after the long hiatus.
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01.03.2024 - 17:10
Rating: 8
Auntie Sahar
Drone Empress
Pretty solid return, it’s technical for sure but also surprisingly groovy at points so that keeps it from feeling overly wanky and mechanical
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I am the Magician and the Exorcist. I am the axle of the wheel, and the cube in the circle. “Come unto me” is a foolish word: for it is I that go.

~ II. VII
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01.03.2024 - 17:29
A Real Mönkey

Very surprised how well put together this album is. With how similar it is to Sun Eater that 10 year gap might has well been 2 years.
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"Change the world. My final message. Goodbye."

~Last words of Harambe, seconds before he was shot, according to child he shielded from gunfire
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03.03.2024 - 02:56
Rating: 10
thebenfo

Hands down the best album in their discography. The production really stands out, with a strong emphasis on the bass lines (which are a freakin clinic in themselves. Someone get us the solo'd bass stems.) A mind-blowing record in the death metal category for 2024.
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03.03.2024 - 15:34
Rating: 9
Samot

Great surprise ! Great Return! Great album!
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Um, Dois, Três, Quatro! Yeah! PORRA!!!
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25.03.2024 - 10:52
Rating: 8
Auntie Sahar
Drone Empress
Bumping to 8. Quite impressed with this considering they were on a nearly decade - long hiatus. And yeah, dunno if I’d say this is their best release overall, but the bass here especially is indeed better than it’s ever been. Fucking love those fat, curly lines under the rest of the guitar madness
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I am the Magician and the Exorcist. I am the axle of the wheel, and the cube in the circle. “Come unto me” is a foolish word: for it is I that go.

~ II. VII
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31.03.2024 - 19:29
Rating: 8
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
My first time listening to Job For A Cowboy. This is pretty awesome! I like especially the bass and the mystical sci-fi lyrics
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