Job For A Cowboy - Genesis review
|Band:||Job For A Cowboy|
|Release date:||May 2007|
01. Bearing The Serpent's Lamb
02. Reduced To Mere Filth
03. Altered From Catechization
06. Strings Of Hypocrisy
07. Martyrdom Unsealed
09. The Divine Falsehood
10. Coalescing Prophecy
Hating deathcore has become quite a sport amongst metalheads lately. Hell, for some it is no longer a form of entertainment, but a full-time job, with Christmas bonuses, secured health insurance, 50 hours a week work time and whatever you people with jobs get. I kid you not.
Apparently, JFAC does deathcore no more. Instead, this bunch of supah-tuff looking lads has devoted itself fully to death metal. Rejoice, brother and sister metalheads, for now, instead of a completely terrible band, you've got just one that's completely mediocre. Instead of a band we can point our fingers and laugh at, we got one that we can completely ignore, and not miss out on a thing. I hope you're proud of yourselves, JFAC. Now you're not special in any way whatsoever. That wouldn't even be a bad thing if there weren't one tiny detail: you can't write good death metal to save your life.
Genesis, you say? Mediocrity would be a word much better suited to use as the album name. And instead of these track names, for which only a ten year old (and these guys, apparently) would think sound cool, they should have just used: Mediocre Track 1, Mediocre Track 2, Mediocre Track 3, Completely Fucking Pointless Ambient Track That Has Absolutely No Earthly Business Being There, etc. Even though I'm supposed to give my dear readers some more insight as to what the album sounds like, words are very hard to come by. How do you describe something that left no impression whatsoever? There were exactly (I exaggerate not) zero interesting moments on this album. No cool guitar leads, no awe-inspiring riffs, no showcasing of technical mastery. Only endless, dry wankery. Every instrument just drowns in the collective soulless noise, only to be drowned some more by passionless vocals that sound like they were done by a guy who did them only because there was nothing on TV.
If you're a death metal junkie, I guess this one could satisfy you. "The Divine Falsehood" and "Embedded" are actually somewhat decent, and you can hardly accuse these guys of not knowing how to play their instruments. The problem is that Job For A Cowboy display creativity easily matched by a rock. Innovating and refreshing a genre that is piss-packed with bands is hard. But you don't have to do it. To name a recent example, Autopsy have proved with Dance Macabre that if you take the classic formula, but do it well, you can have a real killer album. JFAC completely failed to do that on
Sorry guys, metal newbies that don't know better or those listening to you to look kewl, tuff, manly and rebellious may worship you, but I've got much better bands to listen to.
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