Demonocracy - Job for a Cowboy (2012)

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Demonocracy - Job for a Cowboy (2012) 4.3 out of 5 based on 7 votes.

Album Review

When talking about Job for a Cowboy, it is very hard not to mention the undeniable success that these guys have had so far. With an impressive, for a death metal band, success over their first two albums, when the band introduced itself to the metal world, almost 9 years ago, it was pretty clear that these guys were here to do some damage. Demonocracy is the 3rd studio album from the death metalers, to be released on the 10th of April via Metal Blade records. From the first listen, the band seems to have matured a lot. The sound is very well balanced and the compositions are solid and fluid. The addition of the two new members Nick Schendzielos (Bass) and Tony Sannicandro (Guitar) brings an astonishing new perspective to the band, taking it to a completely different level. The songs are fast, brutal, technical and melodically very well-structured, making this album a very enjoyable listening experience. However, despite the fact that it flows very well, Demonocracy can get a bit hard to follow from time to time, which is the only negative thing about this album. From the production side, regardless that the production team is very similar to the team that worked on Ruination, this album sounds impressively different, with a very interesting output being generated by Jason Suecof (Producer). On a general note, this is the best work that Job for a Cowboy has produced so far. The band seems to be in a great shape and they are definitely rising the expectations for their next work, to a brand new level.

Favourite track out of this album is Imperium Wolves. A very dynamic and aggressive song with some excellent vocals by Jonny Davy. Also, it is worth mentioning the last track Tarnished Gluttony which is a, relatively, slower track, composed by Job for a Cowboy’s ex-guitar player Bobby Thompson. Of course, when I say slower, I definitely don’t mean that this song is a ballad. On the other hand, it has a very deathy, haunting atmosphere with some excellent vocals and guitar work.

Demonocracy: 9/10

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