Iwrestledabearonce – Ruining It For Everyone (2011)

Album Review

It would be easy, exceptionally so even, to lump a band like Iwrestledabearonce into the same class of bands as Attack Attack!, where metalcore and electronic elements are fused together into a hyper-ironic mess of heavy breakdowns and Auto-Tuned pop insanity. While Iwrestledabearonce certainly skirt this line, there’s something about their sound that helps them avoid this kind of classification, instead putting them somewhere between a scene band and the avant metal vanguard where bands like Dillinger Escape Plan and Daughters melt minds with reckless abandon. On their second album, Ruining It for Everybody, the band continues to establish itself as a more serious player in the metal world than anyone could’ve expected, delivering an album that lurches unpredictably between twisting discordance and pleasant,… Read more on allmusic.com

About the Band

Existing at the point where metal collides with all other genres, Iwrestledabearonce are an example of the bold experimentation that has been keeping metal fresh and exciting. The Shreveport, LA, group, consisting of Krysta Cameron (vocals), Stephen Bradley (guitar), John Ganey (guitar), Mical Montgomery (drums), and Dave Branch (bass), combines the spastic fury of the Locust, the math wizardry of the Dillinger Escape Plan, and the metal-electro experimentation of Genghis Tron into one easy to swallow tablet. In 2007 the group… Read more on allmusic.com

Tracks

Sample                     Title/Composer Time Stream
1
Next Visible Delicious
                    2:40
2
You Know That Ain’t Them Dogs’ Real Voices
                    2:58
3
Deodorant Can’t Fix Ugly
                    3:17
4
This Head Music Makes My Eyes Rain
                    3:24
5
It Is “Bro” Isn’t It?
                    2:39
6
Gold Jacket, Green Jacket
                    2:24
7
Break It Down Camacho
                    2:53
8
Stay to the Right
                    2:29
9
I’m Gonna Shoot
                    2:37
10
Karate Nipples
                    3:06
11
Button It Up
                    3:19