Iwrestledabearonce
It's All Dubstep


1.5
very poor

Review

by Eli Kleman EMERITUS
January 7th, 2011 | 63 replies | 13,859 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: "It's All Happening" + dubstep = "It's All Dubstep." Well aren't they clever?

Personally, I’ve always found something kind of endearing about iwrestledabearonce, sort of in the same sense that you find that sick, mangy cat in the back alley kind of cute. Sure, you feel kind of bad for the poor cat, knowing it isn’t long for this world, but honestly there is something a little gross about it. Regardless, the neediness and loneliness captured in its glassy, solemn eyes are appealing because, well, it just tries so hard to find a welcoming home and meal. Pity the creature, yes, but don’t feed and pay attention to it too much, for it may not go away.

And for as bad as I feel for IWABO for getting a bum rap, I can’t help but feel, like that ailing stray, that the band simply tries too hard. Their LP was kind of clever, and sort of funny, but musically and artistically worthless. However, I defended them; something in that album, It’s All Happening, made me think that maybe there’s something here. However, after listening to the band’s latest effort. It’s All Dubstep, I’ve come to realize that I must stop feeding them “food and encouragement“, and just let them pass away in that back alley.

First and foremost, It’s All Dubstep shouldn’t even exist, not even as a fun concept. This isn’t a case of a neat idea being mishandled, but rather, this is probably just the product of a drug induced evening of bull***ting with terrible ways to seem even more falsely clever. It sort of makes me wonder where the band’s manager was when all of this transpired. I mean, wasn’t there a voice of reason to ask these young “musicians” what the hell they were thinking? Yeah, I get it, It’s All Dubstep isn’t to be taken seriously-they make that painfully obvious- but this isn’t even novel as a joke; it’s just stupid.

As if IWABO could have screwed up anymore, they went and made a dubstep EP without any real ***ing dubstep. While I myself am not well versed in the genre, you don’t have to be Deviant to realize that this isn’t really dubstep. What the band has done is taken several two year old tracks from It’s Always Happening, remixed them, slowed them down, and added even more unnecessary electronic elements. While this may seem utterly “brilliant” on paper, the whole thing comes out as a mess. The worst part is, IWABO actually used guest artists to help with the project. You really have to question the career aspirations of those who did in fact assist the band. Then again, *** attracts flies…

There’s just so little to say about It’s All Dubstep. Musically (well, I should refrain from associating this with music) it is nauseating, and the concept makes me hang my head in shame. IWABO, I defended you, told people you weren’t that bad, and this is how you repay me? Perhaps I had pegged you wrong, perhaps you really weren’t that clever. I mean, the “female fronted electro-grind” tag should have sent warning signs that things were never really going to work out. I guess that one’s on me.



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bloc
January 7th 2011



34489 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

Deviant would LOVE this amirite?

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Xenophanes
Emeritus
January 7th 2011



10553 Comments


Every time I write a negative review I usually get lambasted, but I don't care, this was a lot of fun to write.

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BallsToTheWall
January 7th 2011



44164 Comments


How dare you sir.

Xenophanes
Emeritus
January 7th 2011



10553 Comments


I name dropped him in here. I hope he's okay with that lol.

GhettoIndieshit
January 7th 2011



507 Comments


sounds like shit based on the review

Gyromania
January 7th 2011



14647 Comments


Sexy review. Worst band name of all time.

Xenophanes
Emeritus
January 7th 2011



10553 Comments


How dare you sir.


Oh yes I did.

Gyromania
January 7th 2011



14647 Comments


Sexy review. Worst band name of all time.

Xenophanes
Emeritus
January 7th 2011



10553 Comments



If anyone is even slightly interested in this band, check out It's All Happening. It's fun for a few spins...

bloc
January 7th 2011



34489 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

I name dropped him in here. I hope he's okay with that lol.

I'm sure he'll be fine, he hasn't complained about my soundoff ;)

Irving
Staff Reviewer
January 7th 2011



7008 Comments


EPIC review - pos. If I were Deviant, I'd say instapos to the name-dropping ;)

You should do more harsh reviews Xeno. Angst is good! Haha!

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Ire
January 7th 2011



41453 Comments


Deviant would LOVE this amirite?


shit sonnn burrrrrrrrrrrn

Phideaux
January 7th 2011



1652 Comments


Always thought this band was shit. Haven't listened too much, but it didn't really take much.

Phideaux
January 7th 2011



1652 Comments


Oh, and good review, Xeno

Irving
Staff Reviewer
January 7th 2011



7008 Comments


God damn negs.

BallsToTheWall
January 7th 2011



44164 Comments


Charmander char. I didn't neg but I heavily disapprove. In fact i'll randomly pos the review like I generally do with other reviews I haven't read but agree with the rating.

Xenophanes
Emeritus
January 7th 2011



10553 Comments


Thanks guys.

Seriously Balls, you actually do enjoy this?

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
January 7th 2011



30294 Comments


I'm in the review!

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Thompsonhunt
January 7th 2011



279 Comments


this is a lot of fun

Xenophanes
Emeritus
January 7th 2011



10553 Comments


Yeah I hope you approve Dev.!



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