Here is the start of my review of Job for a Cowboy's album "Ruination":
Job for a Cowboy may seem like a strange name for a death-metal band, but it fits a group that formed under the hot sun in Glendale, Ariz., in 2003. With its second full-length studio release, Ruination, Job for a Cowboy continues to deliver extreme music that is loud, abrasive, and intense. Fans of intricate riffs and blast beats should find something to like in the album, but Job for A Cowboy isn’t breaking into uncharted death-metal territory either — Ruination plays it safe.
The group began its career playing a blend of death metal and hard-core punk that is now known as death-core. Job for a Cowboy’s EP Doom was the first and only album in the band’s career to feature vocalist Johnny Davy performing the “pig squeal” — a style of guttural death growling that sounds similar to a shrieking animal, which fans call “brees.” Since then, the band has tried to distance itself from the trendy genre by playing more straightforward death metal.
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