Iwrestledabearonce - Hail Mary



6.8 | 36 votes |
Release date: 16 June 2015
Style: Avantgarde metalcore, Avantgarde math metal

Owners:

23 have it
6 want it


01. Gift Of Death
02. Remain Calm
03. Green Eyes
04. Erase It All [feat. Eddie Hermida]
05. Curse The Spot
06. Doomed To Fail, Pt. 1
07. Doomed To Fail, Pt. 2
08. Killed To Death
09. Trips
10. Man Of Virtue
11. Carbon Copy
12. Wade In The Water
13. We All Float Down Here
14. Your God Is Too Small

Line-up
Courtney LaPlante - vocals
Steven Bradley - guitars, keyboards, programming
Mike Stringer - guitars
Mike "Mikey" Montgomery - drums, backing vocals
Mike "Rickshaw" Martin - bass

Guest musicians
Eddie Hermida - vocals

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27.05.2015 - 16:49
Rating: 9
flightoficarus
Stamp Tramp
I'm actually looking forward to this. Sounds heavier than their previous stuff and so far haven't heard any real "singing," which is not something I felt worked for them.

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12.06.2015 - 17:26
Rating: 9
flightoficarus
Stamp Tramp
(9/9/9: 9) Mathcore. Holy mother...Mary. This is easily the band's best output. Even if you hated the other albums, this is some HEAVY mathcore that avoids most of the mainstream tropes. Over the 45 minutes there is maybe a total of 3 minutes of clean singing. The rest is insane shouting, wild guitar fuckery, and crazy technical drumming. Far surpassed expectations. Full review HERE.
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12.06.2015 - 18:06
Diverge
Wow, 9s across the board. I expect this album will probably end up changing the way I think about the universe.
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12.06.2015 - 23:37
Ganondox
Iwabo sold out guys, apparently the metal crowd just can't handle non-metal in their metal.
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18.06.2015 - 21:55
Lit.
Account deleted
Written by Ganondox on 12.06.2015 at 23:37

Iwabo sold out guys, apparently the non-metal crowd just can't handle metal in their non-metal.

More how I interpreted this surprise of an album.
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20.06.2015 - 08:10
Ganondox
Written by Guest on 18.06.2015 at 21:55

Written by Ganondox on 12.06.2015 at 23:37

Iwabo sold out guys, apparently the non-metal crowd just can't handle metal in their non-metal.

More how I interpreted this surprise of an album.


So you're saying this album is less metal than their previous albums, and that's why people in the metal community are gobbling it up, because they're the non-metal crowd? But seriously, it's not like they haven't done mathcore before, this just seems more generic than their previous stuff. While brutal, it actually seems rather tame in terms of how chaotic they can be. The reception seems to mainly just from people who aren't even IWABO fans who just like that this song doesn't have any pop in it and are surprised because they don't actually know IWABO well.

Well, the full album is out now, so maybe there is something else in there that's something.
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21.06.2015 - 16:54
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Wow, interesting that metalstormers in general don't like this band. Clean vocals are a strong point for me (for some reason they remind me of old-school Lacuna Coil?) rather than a weak one as some said.
Learned about this band with this album and it's great, will check the previous stuff.
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03.07.2015 - 23:09
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Unhealer on 21.06.2015 at 16:54

Wow, interesting that metalstormers in general don't like this band. Clean vocals are a strong point for me (for some reason they remind me of old-school Lacuna Coil?) rather than a weak one as some said.
Learned about this band with this album and it's great, will check the previous stuff.


Your first line about the vocals clearly shows that you started with this album. Seriosuly, go check on the previous vocalist. Those are the weak ones. I'll wait right here.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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04.07.2015 - 10:40
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Written by Mr. Doctor on 03.07.2015 at 23:09


Your first line about the vocals clearly shows that you started with this album. Seriosuly, go check on the previous vocalist. Those are the weak ones. I'll wait right here.


I'll confess that I commented that before learning of the change of vocalists between albums, yet the comments against the clean vocals are the strongest on 2013's album thread where LaPlante had just joined so that still applies.
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10.10.2015 - 21:51
Rating: 8
Susan
Smeghead
I've never listened to this band before so I have no background on what they're "supposed to" sound like. I really dig this album. All elements seem so well balanced, and prevent it falling into the pit of samey-ness from song to song. The clean vocals are a huge success here for me, as they're used in places that WORK with the compositions and don't just sound thrown in anywhere. Reminds me of the excellent use of clean vocals by Enmity.

Very fun I'd give it closer to a 7.5 or so, but rounded up instead of down.
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Is what I choose
At the end of my days"
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01.03.2016 - 15:44
Rating: 7
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
The surprise is real! I remember hearing a song from these guys a few years ago and thinking it was utter crap. This is actually listenable, let alone interesting. There's a bit too much of that ultra-fast dissonant mathcore wankery in parts, but it's easy enough to overlook.

Edit: I also agree with everyone who has praised the clean vocals here.
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02.06.2020 - 22:28
ickoriss
Easily their most 'mature' sounding record. It's a shame that the band is probably broken up, because this record really felt like a giant leap forward for them.
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