Donnerstag, 12. April 2012

Review - Job For A Cowboy - Demonocracy

Job For A Cowboy 2012

by Brent Elliott White
1. Children of Deceit
2. Nourishment Through Bloodshed
3. Imperium Wolves
4. Tongueless and Bound
5. Black Discharge
6. The Manipulation Stream
7. The Deity Misconception
8. Fearmonger
9. Tarnished Gluttony

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Like already hinted in the Gloom EP, Job For A Cowboy have become a whole lot faster, technical and ferocious.

As the band has mentioned themselves, this is due to their new members Tony Sannicandro (guitars, check out his videos below) and Nick Schendzielos (ex-Cephalic Carnage) who definitely have upped the technicality on Demonocracy.

Tony Sannicandro's distinct lead-sound bring a whole new layer to Job For A Cowboy's sound, while the leads add a new level of dynamic to the songs.

Another big difference one can tell is, that Nick's outstanding bass-lines are pretty dominant in the superb mix (again handled by Jason Suecof) - which is a good thing in my opinion.

But that's not all, to me it seems as though those two members have brought the confidence of trying out new things to the band. Just listen to the Black Metal influenced "Imperium Wolves" or the melodies in "The Manipulation Stream" and "Fearmonger" and you'll know what I mean.

So much for the new members, but there's still space for ex-guitarist Bobby Thompson's songwriting skills on Demonocracy: the slower, more doomy sounding "Tarnished Gluttony" was written by him. The band has mentioned that they are still close friends with him.

As for the lyrical themes, like the tile Demonocracy hints, Jonny dwells on social injustice, corruption and manipulation.

All those nuances combined with Jon's insane-as-usual drumming and Jonny's fierce vocals bring a new level of freshness to Job For A Cowboy.

Demonocracy is Job For A Cowboy's most technical record to date, but at the same time, the band seems hungrier and fresher than ever.

Job For A Cowboy recording Demonocracy

Tony Sannicandro's shredding skills

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