Job : Republica from Sao Paolo, Brazil seem to have gathered quite the following. After having heard their new album ‘Brutal & Beautiful’ however, I remain flustered on how they’ve amassed said following because none of their music is really worthwhile. We’re dealing with a Brazilian band that’s not afraid to rip off their influences – Guns N' Roses, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains. Nothing the band does is even remotely original and many of the songs sound alike. It’s all quite cookie cutter, and while you might hear ‘One Left in the Chamber’ and ‘Endless Pain’ in a biker joint somewhere in the world, it will probably not end up anywhere higher up than that.