Uuugggghhhhh, this band embodies all the worst elements that make up the hipster-metal scene. They poorly string together a bunch of other musical ideas into banal metalcore drivel in a way to look and sound "different" and tons of people are eating this dogshit up like hotcakes. To get Iwrestledabearonce's sound, just take random samples of shitty metalcore, banal pop music, bland electronica, and goofy sound effects and render them out as one song through Adobe Soundbooth or Soundtrack Pro, and presto!! You got yourself any given Iwrestledabearonce song!!
Skip this mainstream, shallow pap and go for genuine articles in expermental music like Pan.Thy.Monium, Sigh, Godflesh, Miles Davis, Frank Zappa, and Blut Aus Nord.
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I'm a morbid cynic who thinks very, very differently from most other people. Chances are, if the majority says X is the greatest in its category, I'll disagree with that notion, because I tend … more
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Iwrestledabearonce is an American avant-garde metal band formed in 2007 in Shreveport, Louisiana, and currently based in Birmingham, Alabama. They have released one EP and one full-length album, and have toured with acts such as August Burns Red, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Human Abstract, Blessthefall, Fact, Greeley Estates, Sea of Treachery, Enter Shikari, Winds of Plague, All Shall Perish, Vanna and Horse the Band.