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|2.5 average||SuckleMyKnuckle | May 31st 09|
It's hard to write innovative metal when your'e writing inside of a formula. They already
used a goofy noise to lead into a chug-chug breakdown on Taste Like Kevin Bacon, and the
jazzy soft parts got old quick after almost every song. It reminds me of that kid in school
who seeks attention by making loud noises and rapid arm movements, and at first, the class
buys into it, but after days of the same thing, it's old, and its over. IWABO uses gimmicks
as a crutch in their new disc 'It's All Happening', and ultimately, at the end of the
listen,I just found my self asking, "What were they trying to do with this record?".
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|0.0 ||For Meatplow | May 1st 10|
Iwrestledabearonce follow the map to progression, but they're reading it all wrong. You see, Iwrestledabearonce prefer to be a jack of all trades rather than a master, or even a decent executor of one or two genres. This leads to a variety of strange genres that are all incorporated into Iwrestledabearonce's sound, none of which are really developed. Not only that, but it's really boring.
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|4.5 superb||nebuzad0 | May 30th 09|
IWABO raise the bar as far as industry standards go with this album. They make an album that is fun, furious, and that definitely upstages the already awesome EP.
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|3.0 good||transgoggle | March 7th 17|
Weirdly enough, it's pretty un-weird. esp the 2nd half gives you a good deal of atmospheric sections rather, take The Cat's Pajamas for example, it's a pretty straightforward track that builds up in a pretty linear way and it happens to be the best on here. There's a few odd samples that either announce a breakdown or stand in place for one but it doesn't happen as often as its fans, its detractors and perhaps the band would have you believe, seriously. I was both let down by that (and the thin production...) and positively surprised by how well they pulled off the clean and melodic segments. One could say they seem unaware of what they're good at.
|4.5 superb||Brandon Nelson | June 22nd 15|
This is an insanely fun album. Every song on here is memorable and hard hitting. Even the mostly instrumental Black Eyed Bush is a great interlude into the EXCELLENT Eli Cash vs. The Godless Savages. A bit over the top in some places, but anything ultra goofy is over in the blink of an eye and your head banging or moshing again anyway. Instrumentation is INSANE all around and the vocalist is usually impressive.
|1.0 awful||miaow | June 9th 13|
throwing 7 different genres into one song isn't new or difficult
|0.0 ||Scamp4553 | May 10th 13|
Iwrestledabearonce is undeniably one of the new poster children for noisy, unmelodic, and pointless metal music.
|1.0 awful||cray sean | March 29th 13|
I couldn't even get through a song. The woman's voice is terrible.
|3.0 good||BroManCaptainGuySirDylan | November 28th 12|
If you can accept that it's just a band playing fun, even schizophrenic metalcore, then you'll enjoy it for what it is. Krysta's vocals have improved as well.
|0.0 ||Alexander Deck | June 23rd 12|
An amazing album from start to finish. This is a major influence on my musical endeavours.
|0.0 ||nbaronzzi | March 15th 12|
It's kind of endearingly insane when you first hear it; then you keep listening, and it quickly becomes tedious.
|0.0 ||Isaiah Mousseau | June 14th 11|
Oh man, I have no idea. I can't write a review. Since Emos and Hipsters decided to attempt metal, Suicide is the only option.
|0.0 ||DinoX | April 13th 11|
This band has potential if they would stop attempting to be so random, even though all of their soft sections are very predictable. There are however somewhat creative ideas going on. Album is hurt kind of in the same as Arsonists Get all The Girls- they need to be more focused.
|2.0 poor||Plutonio | April 27th 10|
It's All Happening shows potential from a spasmodic metalcore band, but never is it fulfilled. To Iwrestaledabearonce: you're really polystylistic... but fucking boring.
|5.0 classic||CorrosiveDSB | March 16th 10|
Possibly my favorite Cd of all time. Iwrestledabearonce have a very unique sound and extremely talented members. Consider it a challenge to find any band that sounds like them.
|2.0 poor||LargeTuna | October 13th 09|
Vocals suck, experimentation is lame, and iwrestledabearonce is just annoying, not fun. The girl sounds like she's burping into the mic, and her cleans are forced. Gimmicks, and some alright breakdowns/weird passages save this from going into the 1's. God, her screams suck.
|4.0 excellent||TTrent4 | July 26th 09|
Definitely a grower, I had a 2.5 to begin with but after listening throught the CD it's caught on.
|4.0 excellent||stephenhannibal | June 8th 09|
very few metal (whatever) bands these days do anything even semi-original.
these guys however stand out... weird/silly/serious/brutal.... tons of odd breaks and wtf moments.
give it a listen.
|3.5 great||Comatorium. | June 7th 09|
Featuring some truly memorable instrumentation and a female vocalist who screams better than most men, IWABO is a band you have to listen to.
|2.5 average||Jim18 | June 7th 09|
actually rather disappointing, cramming way to much genre mish mashes in a short amount of time. However the drummer is especially talented and the vocalist is also amazing, though i feel she should be screaming a bit more since her clean are just a bit to erm, annoying.
Overall a rather average album with only 2 or 3 good songs, nevermind.
|2.5 average||Emo | July 7th 17|
|4.0 excellent||Redlar | March 28th 17|
|2.0 poor||Aviate | February 28th 17|
|1.5 very poor||pjorn | December 28th 16|
|3.0 good||GhostK | November 26th 16|
|4.0 excellent||mauRo13 | October 10th 16|
|4.0 excellent||andrewsk | September 25th 16|
|3.0 good||JJW | March 19th 16|
|3.5 great||NateMa | January 15th 16|
|3.0 good||elry2k | December 5th 15|
|1.0 awful||Qorx | May 6th 15|
|4.0 excellent||ZBJE | April 22nd 15|
|3.0 good||Dan G. | March 12th 15|
|3.0 good||MikeBG | January 14th 15|
|3.0 good||KaNe00 | October 17th 14|
|2.5 average||dre517 | September 21st 14|
|3.5 great||JSJC | July 20th 14|
|3.0 good||pcwIb | June 17th 14|
|1.5 very poor||Sithese | February 23rd 14|
|2.0 poor|| ^_^ | November 13th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Nifkin | August 15th 13|
|3.0 good||Tywuhh | August 8th 13|
|1.0 awful||Xavi | June 30th 13|
|3.5 great||Andy | May 18th 13|
|4.0 excellent||thaylor | March 7th 13|
|3.0 good||qwenty | February 28th 13|
|3.5 great||snewso | January 16th 13|
|3.5 great||Tobi | January 15th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Ian | December 21st 12|
|2.5 average||DylanD | December 15th 12|
|3.0 good||keyonC | November 16th 12|
|3.5 great||nemuru | November 14th 12|
|3.5 great||Chris | November 10th 12|
|3.0 good||Ryan | September 29th 12|
|3.5 great||WSH | July 7th 12|
|1.5 very poor||9MgTar | June 27th 12|
|4.5 superb||DerSic | May 21st 12|
|2.5 average||JJwins | March 23rd 12|
|4.0 excellent||Sam | February 25th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Kaozz16 | December 26th 11|
|3.0 good||fox | November 25th 11|
|2.0 poor||HiLion | November 21st 11|
|4.0 excellent||Shiduba | November 9th 11|
|2.5 average||xevman | October 28th 11|
|1.5 very poor||jorsh | October 19th 11|
|4.0 excellent||ANJ45 | September 25th 11|
|3.0 good||Le P. | September 24th 11|
|2.0 poor||G.M.B. | August 6th 11|
|1.0 awful||YUJOS | July 25th 11|
|2.5 average||hughes | July 25th 11|
|1.0 awful||saucy | July 13th 11|
|3.5 great||TBliss | June 17th 11|
|2.5 average||AdamK | May 29th 11|
|4.0 excellent||Sequor | May 29th 11|
|3.0 good||Jips | April 19th 11|
|5.0 classic||John | March 26th 11|
|1.5 very poor||Lacerda | December 15th 10|
|2.5 average||Plank | November 30th 10|
|1.5 very poor||Vano | November 11th 10|
|1.0 awful||Austin | November 9th 10|
|2.5 average||Jason S | November 7th 10|
|2.5 average||djunior | October 20th 10|
|3.5 great||Dalaul | October 5th 10|
|3.5 great||Mark | September 28th 10|
|4.5 superb||Ben | September 16th 10|
|3.5 great||CutMan | September 8th 10|
|4.0 excellent||loutr | August 4th 10|
|3.5 great||philm | July 23rd 10|
|3.5 great||Shawn | July 11th 10|
|4.0 excellent||BaZaH | June 29th 10|
|2.0 poor||Ginsu | June 21st 10|
|2.0 poor||James | May 27th 10|
|5.0 classic||Zadok | April 2nd 10|
|2.5 average||joshc | March 5th 10|
|3.5 great||Xzaeon | March 4th 10|
|1.5 very poor||UO910 | January 11th 10|
|4.5 superb||urrburr | December 12th 09|
|3.0 good||JWT155 | December 12th 09|
|1.5 very poor||Aziz EMERITUS | November 23rd 09|
|2.0 poor||SD4L | November 23rd 09|
|3.5 great||Calum | November 8th 09|
|4.0 excellent||Nick | November 5th 09|
|2.0 poor||pride | November 3rd 09|
|3.0 good||Curse. | October 26th 09|
|4.0 excellent||x31942 | October 24th 09|
|3.5 great||beezay | October 7th 09|
|3.5 great||alsid | September 30th 09|
|3.5 great||cv715 | September 21st 09|
|3.5 great||LIFE | September 10th 09|
|3.5 great||TheMelm | September 6th 09|
|3.5 great||yty | September 1st 09|
|2.5 average||Skyler | August 15th 09|
|4.0 excellent||Kyle | August 11th 09|
|2.5 average||Andy | July 21st 09|
|3.5 great||Smiley | June 23rd 09|
|3.5 great||ZiBug | June 22nd 09|
|4.0 excellent||GOme | June 20th 09|
|3.0 good||James | June 19th 09|
|3.5 great||Jamdbz | June 19th 09|
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