|Review: Job For A Cowboy - Gloom|
Label: Metal Blade Records
Year released: 2011
Genre: Death Metal
Review online: September 9, 2011
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Rated 2.5/5 (50%) (14 Votes)
These guys sure like short releases – two full-length albums and five EPs or singles. At just over 15 minutes, this is a bit on the short side even for an EP, but it gets the job done (I swear the pun was not intended...) The most remarkable change since 2009's Ruination is the vocal style, the vocalist now opting for a raspy growl instead of the more "standard" growl. That comes off sounding alright for the most part (though occasionally annoying when he starts sounding a bit like Dani Filth), even making a lot of the lyrics decipherable if you pay attention enough.
Musically this is mostly fast-paced and on the heavy side, if kind of unremarkable. Nothing really stands out except for a few slower, melodic and dark passages, but otherwise it's really a barrage of standard Death Metal; it's not horrible, just nothing you haven't heard before. Gloom is a quick jab of decent Death Metal, nothing more, nothing less.
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