Sound — 7
I saw these guys at Sounds of the Underground 2007 in Louisville, Ky which intially got me interested in them. Job for a Cowboy's sound is very death metalish but in my mind that is not a problem. Unfortunately for anyone looking for a "cutting-edge" sound will not find one here. It is undeniably not anything new sound wise. There are some solos which are nice, but one again they aren't groundbreaking either. They aren't very long either. Vocally it's alittle bit of a different story. The singing is good on the entire album. And one thing that I really like is the singer (don't know his name) tends to mix it up alittle bit with more high pitched screams/ growls. Which for me definately keeps thing interesting. They drumming is also good throughout the entire album. But once again generic death metalish sound.
Lyrics — 9
The lyrics on this album are especially brutal. The first song's lyrics talks about the birst of the AntiChrist which would make my list of brutal lyrics. Lyrically they could be labeled as a Black Metal or Blackened Death Metal band. Unfortunately I don't have a whole lot of Black or Death metal music. So I am not the most experienced in this department. The lyrics defintely compliment the sound extraordinarily.
Overall Impression — 9
This is defintely one of my favorite cds. I especially like to listen to it while playing video games. The entire album was good but my favorite song was Bearing the Serpant's Lamb and Reduced to Mere Filth. I am new to the whole death metal thing but this is defintely a good initiation for me. I would buy this CD again in a heartbeat if it were stolen/lost. It would more likely be broken or burnt out because I like it so much.