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CD review JOB FOR A COWBOY "SunEater"

Veröffentlicht am 19. November 2014 von Markus W. in Job For A Cowboy, Death Metal, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, CD Review, News

(8/10) Honestly I have to admit that I wasn't the biggest fan of Job For A Cowboy yet. I never found really my way into their music. But I also have to state that this changed with their latest album "SunEater". In one or another way the album is different. The band has taken back the high speed and added more groove to their music. They left the deathcore from the beginning phase and have developed towards pure death metal. Actually tech-death metal. And they gave an extra focus on the bass. If you listen to the album, esp. by using the earphones, you will discover some quite dominante basslines. Sometimes, like in the opener "Eating the visions of God", but also in the raging "The celestial antidote" those have even a jazz-like expression.
Next to this new approach Job For A Cowboy has also songs on the album that will be loved by fans from the earlier days. "Sun of Nihil" is one of those. It's a blazing fast track with a surprisingly melodic guitar solo.
My favorite on the album is "A global shift". With quite some changes in speed, the irresistable groove and again, the dominant bass the song is a damn cool death metal track.
The good thing with all this is the fact, that the band never loses the connection to the individual song. Eventhough they build in much more technical finesse in their tunes it is always the track itself that is in focus. Doing this and combining it with the technical capabilities the result is in interesting and entertaining death metal album. This also convinced me and I'm already curious what will follow next. Take your time for "SunEater".



  1. Eating the visions of God
  2. Sun of Nihility
  3. The stone cross
  4. The synthetic sea
  5. A global shift
  6. The celestial antidote
  7. Encircled by mirrors
  8. Buried monuments
  9. Worming nightfall

Label: Metal Blade
Genre: Death Metal


 CD review JOB FOR A COWBOY "SunEater"