Sound — 10
The sounds of all the members of this band are beyond what I expected. The new drummer is a great addition to the line-up with, in my opinion, much better drumming than those on "Doom". Jonny's vocals are very impressive. He has broken away for the stereotypical "Bree" or pig squeals wich are very common place in death metal now, and were used a lot on their last record. The guitar work is much heavier and more intricate than before, with a few nicely played (but not overdone) guitar solos. There are even two instrumental tracks without the band, but they add to the overall experience that is "Genesis".
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics are impressive. They mostly deal with Christianity and the end of times as decsribed in the bible. The song "Bearing the Serpent's Lamb" is about the brith of the Anti-christ, while the song "Embedded" tells the story of how the Anti-christ will control the world. The words work together perfectly in every song, and keep with the theme. The thing I love about the songs, is their vocabulary. It will send most people scrambling to their copy of Webster's to find their meanings.
Overall Impression — 10
As far as the genre goes, in my opinion, Job for a Cowboy are better than most. They were great with their last CD "Doom", and "Genesis" propells them to the front of the pack. Even though I am a Christian, I am not closed-minded, and do not let something as simple as lyrics keep me from enjoying great music. I listen to this CD more than any other, since I bought "Akeldama" by The Faceless. This belongs in every metal-lovers collection.