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  • Vinyl (November 22, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Label: Metal Blade
  • ASIN: B0046GDMYU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #667,787 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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I definatly recommend this cd for any death metal fan.
Lori S. Barnes
Judge Genesis for yourself, but I highly recommend listening to a little of it before deciding to buy it.
HeavyMetalSushi
I will list my favorite songs in order off of Ruination.
Elizabeth Wonderham

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brodiewinter on August 10, 2013
Format: Audio CD
I was never into the whole deathcore genre but when i heard this band there was something different about them, i bought this album and it won me over completely. Short sweet and to the point this album was one hell of brutal ride and i loved every second of it.
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It is really a big shame that Job For A Cowboy released "Ruination" as their sophomore full-length -- two years after the release of their debut, "Genesis." Why? Because whereas that 2007 release was often thought to make the band sound overhyped and even generic-sounding, "Ruination" is an indisputably excellent extreme metal record. And it exterminates all of those rumors that JFAC are just another Johnny-come-lately to the deathcore genre.

"Ruination" is ten pieces and forty-minutes of outstanding, extreme sports-esque musicianship. The drumming, courtesy of excellent drum duo Johnny Davy and John Rice, is simply phenomenal and often mind-blowing. It puts Job For A Cowboy on the same level as deathgrind's best -- including Hate Eternal, Suffocation, Cryptopsy, etc. Meanwhile, the guitarists uncork a flood of great, inventive, technically-proficient riffs and piercing solos; and Davy's vocals, which split the difference between Lamb Of God's Randy Blythe and The Black Dahlia Murder's Trevor Strnad, are brutal and commanding.

"Unfurling A Darkened Gospel" begins with a deft, bouncy, two-second long drum intro/solo before morphing into a decapitating onslaught of scorching guitar work and frenetic, mind-boggling trapkit annihilation. There is a fairly ripping, and very screaming guitar solo near the end, but for the most part, this is the drummers' show -- they dominate the maelstrom with extraordinarily dexterous and inventive blasting. And only occasionally does the song dip into more mid-tempo territory (with the odd slow breakdown). "Summon The Hounds" anchors swooping, punching guitar hooks with punishing, metronome-perfect double-time drumming.
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Admittedly, I had not yet heard this entire album before writing this review, but I have heard enough to know that this is an amazing album...ever so much better than Genesis was. My first taste of Job For A Cowboy was via Doom, and I simply loved their debut EP. I had bought it about the time that Genesis was out. However, later I bought Genesis and that album, in my opinion, wasn't so good...it kinda put me off Job For A Cowboy for a while because it lacked some of Doom's luster and they had dropped much of the technical and grindcore elements that really made me like their music in the first place. That's neither here nor there now though. After Ruination had been out for a while, I finally took a listen to a couple of tracks off of it and realized that the Job For A Cowboy I had loved previously were back! As I write this, I haven't yet picked up a copy of this album, (in fact, I was just about to pop over and order a copy as I write this), but I did go right on and pick up Demonocracy upon it's release, and it's pretty freakin amazing! After I get Ruination, I will have the albums I care to own by Job For A Cowboy. I don't know what happened with Genesis, but they must have learned from that album, because they got much better again after that. To my fellow metal heads out there, I highly recommend Doom, Ruination, and Demonocracy. Judge Genesis for yourself, but I highly recommend listening to a little of it before deciding to buy it. But yeah, Ruination is pretty legit! Shred on! \m/(^-^)\m/
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This, in my opinion, is the best Job for a Cowboy album there is. While I really like Demonocracy, I feel like the overall sound isn't quite as deep, while the high-pitched screams don't blend as well. Here on Ruination, I cannot find a single flaw. It is brutal all the way through, and the entire album carries a deep sounding assault with phenomenal growls and perfectly blended high-pitched screams. It's one of my favorite albums, period. But no need for me to go on about it. In this day and age, there are plenty of clips to hear, and plenty of free full length songs you can stream from the band's Facebook page, MySpace page or even you tube. So check it out, and get a good feel for the sound of the album ... and then buy it.
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By D. Axtell on May 23, 2010
Format: Audio CD
This album just didn't do it for me... I was expecting so much, maybe that's why I'm so disapointed, It's an alright album, Constitutional Masturbation is a great track as well as To Detonate and Exterminate and Ruination is my favorite track, but the rest are very very boring to me, listening to the album all the way through just makes you want to listen to something with a little diversity between songs. The three tracks I mentioned are GREAT though, and this album is not terrible like I said I just find it a bit boring, I love Genesis all the way through because each track had its own to offer. I even like Doom but Genesis is where it is, if this was your first impression of JFAC be sure to check out Genesis.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lori S. Barnes on November 1, 2009
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Love JFAC's new album ruination. My favorite release from them, although i don't own doom or genesis, i've heard most of the songs from them. I personally hate Doom era JFAC, love the more death metal approach to their music. My favorites are unfurling a darkened gospel, summon the hounds, constitutional masturbation, butchering the enlightened, lords of chaos, to detonate and exterminate, and ruination. Pretty much the whole album! the only song i dislike is march to global enslavement, cause it kinda lags on, but I don't hate the song. I definatly recommend this cd for any death metal fan. P.S.- i'm a male using my moms name
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