Chuck Schuldiner Project

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Book of Job-Hamartia

Every once in a while you stumble across a band who would like to revolutionize metal, usually these guys are posers, yet sometimes they are simply luminaries.Oftentimes it is hard to determine which side a band falls on, yet it seems that Book of Job may be these very luminaries. With a sound that is not confined to any one genre Book of Job have a knack for crafting intricate and intelligent pieces that have a unique beauty of their own. While it is often hard to fully understand what they are trying to accomplish, on Hamartia Book of Job are clearly excellent musicians who are trying to push the metal to a whole new level.

The music on this record is a bit of a fusion of tech death and mathcore, yet there are a plethora of other influences that are evident in the sound. The songs are all distinctly progressive and flow together nicely. The album is not super long yet it feels like a very long record. Their are so many great riffs and songs throughout that it definitely transcends its relatively short run time. I'd also like to point out, while most bands who seek to avoid all genre tags end up sounding confused Book of Jobs sound is surprisingly concentrated. They know what they want to do and how to do it, theirs is a sound that is all their own, one that fully leaves genre tags behind.

In conclusion, Book of Job is an excellent up and coming act who have a lot of potential and who I honestly think could become one of the biggest bands of the decade. With a sound that is both abstract and distinctly relatable, this is a group of great musicians who promise to give metal a way forward. Free of genres and limitations Hamartia is a very promising work. Their solid songwriting and excellent lyrics show that the musicians in Book of Job are talented and dedicated enough to make it happen. I'm excited to see what they do in the future!

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