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JOB FOR A COWBOY GIVES “NOURISHMENT THROUGH BLOODSHED”

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It took me a few listens to get into the groove of Job for a Cowboy’s Demonocracy  — the songs were not, for me at least, as instantly accessible as those on, say, The Black Dahlia Murder’s Ritual (to randomly compare JFAC to another death metal band on Metal Blade). What kept me coming back, even if my socks were not immediately knocked off, were the guitar solos of Tony Sannicandro. Sannicandro has only been in the band for a year or so (he first appeared on the band’s Gloom EP last year), but he’s easily their new MVP — the leads on this album are EPIC, and I would happily listen to this dude solo for hours.

I’m glad I gave Demonocracy repeat attention, though, because at some point over the weekend, I fell completely in love with it — so much so that I want to punch myself in the face for not recognizing its greatness from the very first time I heard it. Now I feel like the fact that Sannicandro’s solos are so much fun is just icing on the cake.

Now the band has released the first single off of Demonocracy, “Nourishment Through Blood.” You can stream it below. Hoprefully you’ll “get it,” so to speak, right away, but if not, please please please give it a few listens. And, yeah, Sannicandro sounds great on here — but this isn’t even close to my favorite of his leads on the album.

Demonocracy comes out April 10 via Metal Blade. You can pre-order it here. Job for a Cowboy just started MetalSucks-presented tour with Dying Fetus, Volumes, and Last Chance to Reason. Get dates here.

-AR

Thanks: Alan Keller, Jr.

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