Sound — 9
Every song on "Demonocracy" is phenomenal. If you like newer death metal this is for you. There is an excellent mix of old school and black metal, which can be heard throughout the while album. The riffs and vokills are excellent. I have been listening to death metal for almost three decades and this album is easily top ten. The only downside to JFAC is they have been through a ton of line up changes and sometimes that can kill a band. This line up seems very solid and capable, so hopefully they stay together.
Lyrics — 9
The lyrics is awesome! Here is a snippet from "Black Discharge"... "the blood fueling and carelessly weaving every lifeless object that you and I adore and yearn. Texas Tea bubbling beneath us is becoming the bastard stepchild of the lil tycoon... " I would say that fits pretty tightly with the what this album is about. "Democracy" is Definitely demonic. Jonny Davy not only writes some badass lyrics, he is polished in his delivery and very brutal. The other songs on this joint are equally awesome.
Overall Impression — 9
This album showcases a lot of talents. I would almost call this "Tech Death". Tony and Al don't just mindlessly shred, these solos are well thought put and placed in each song. And I would have to compare Jon and Nick to Origin's rhythm section. Very calculated. I can actually here the bass in every song, which is unusual for death metal. And of course Jonny's vokills are phenomenal. I "love Black Discharge", "Nourishment Through Bloodshed" and the closer, "Tarnished Gluttony". I dislike very little about these guys and hopefully they are the heir apparent to the crown of the death metal scene. They surely seem like they are on their way.