iwrestledabearonce don’t play by the rules.
If that’s what you’re expecting from the band’s sophomore album, Ruining It For Everybody, perhaps you should go play in traffic. However, if you’re down for a little danger, this will be your soundtrack.
The fearless five-some from Shreveport, LA still bludgeons with the best of them. In fact, their psychotic polyrhythmic groove fuels Ruining It For Everybody. Simultaneously, Iwrestledabearonce completely embrace their inner Radiohead, elegantly exorcising eerie emotion via singer Krysta Cameron. She’s not Regan in The Exorcist, but she is letting the demons out to play.
Breakneck guitar battery subsides during a haunting chorus on the album’s first single, “Karate Nipples.” Elsewhere on “Next Visible Delicious,” glitchy electronics derail into a vaudevillian death metal delirium. Closing track “Button It Up” ventures into raw, real darkness. Iwrestledabearonce have ruined heavy music, because no one can compete with them now.
Bradley encapsulates the band’s sound this time around. “It’s heavier, catchier, and better organized than anything we’ve done so far. We took a really spastic blend of genres and made it more cohesive.”
Conceived in 2006, this talented young band comprises of former members of several Chicago metal outfits, and together are rapidly becoming one of the standouts of the Chicago extreme metal scene. Describing themselves as one of the angriest bands on Earth, OCEANO channel this through their music, creating in the process some of the heaviest, most guttural and all-out brutal music to be found anyw
here. Having already completed numerous successful tours playing with the likes of Hatebreed and Suffocation, OCEANO are constantly growing in popularity and with a record deal under their belts, are now ready to spread their path of destruction far and wide, and will be soon levelling a town near you."
New England post-hardcore group Vanna have spent the last several years on a personal journey, and it's the experience of living on the road that has helped them to discover who they truly are. After years of relentless touring and musical growth, the band has found balance with A New Hope, both literally and figuratively.
Within The Ruins has been hard at work since they began in 2004. With two full length albums and one EP currently available through Victory Records, the band is now getting set to release a their third full length album this summer (2012).
“That’s my favorite part of it. We don’t really have a genre. We don’t have hooks and we don’t have choruses. The mood is just constantly changing and everyone puts in a piece of what they like that just makes craziness.” Traci Pason, keyboardist and backing vocalist of Denton, TX based Surrounded By Monsters, speaks of the band’s unclassified sound. This can be heard in full glory on their upco
ming Album “Novella” on Nuclear Blast Records.
The outfit’s upcoming LP Novella, meaning short stories, gives listeners complex metal shredding (including six string bass) rifts over a melodic base. These compositions are fleshed out with each member’s own influences, ranging from The Dillinger Escape Plan to Radiohead to glassjaw. “I try to bring the pretty and girly side to it,” says self-proclaimed Tori Amos fan, Pason. The aggressive and complex side is in full swing on the band’s lead off track Dr Phuck which has it’s own video up now. Directed by Justin Beasley (Iwrestledabearonce, The Contortionist), the video is a modern metal take on the 1989 film, “The Little Monsters”.