Iwrestledabearonce really rocks
Ronald J. Bradley | Memphis | 06/12/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This rock band from Louisiana defies the usual genre classifications. They classify themselves as grindcore and easy listening (they actually get the most plays for these two genres on MySpace), which is a tongue-in-cheek parody of their unique style. Their pixie female vocalist growls, screams and roars but also has the natural vocal range of a opera star - a great voice to say the least. These guys are superb musicians, dedicated to perfection and totally uncomprimising. I note that this EP is curently (6/11/2008) at #11 on the Sirius HardAttack list of top plays on the radio. A very tight band indeed, who clearly have a stellar career ahead of them and are as yet unsigned. This is a very high quality EP, recorded and produced by the band themselves in their apartment - it is an astonishing accomplishment for these kids in their early twenties from Shreveport, Louisiana."
Real bad annoying...
christopher presley | el reno, oklahoma United States | 10/19/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"man. i want so bad to like this. i like music LIKE this, but what the crap?? it's like everyone has a HXC crazy-title-having, dont-do-anything-for-more-than-20-seconds-in-a-song-before-changing-tempos-for-no-reason, hyper-colorful-album-art "metal" band these days.
there's some talent here, i think...i mean as a musician i know some of the riffs and techy junk isn't easy to play...but it's all so arbitrary. crazy for the sake of crazy, because they are trying to be like another band they like.
however, this music is annoying.
and the first song goes into a hardcore version of inspector gadget's theme song. it's so embarrassing...so not cute. not clever. not anything.
they over-highlight the girl's voice like they have some popstar they need to lime-light, but it's reeeeeaaaaaally embarrassing to listen to. currently, there's a cricket wireless commercial on tv where kids sing "R E S P E C T" on home videos. i cringe when it comes on. i cringe when i listen to this cd. the more hardcore parts have their moments of ok-ness, and track 2 actually kicks off like it's going to go someplace, but instead they do that arbitrary change-for-the-sake-of-change...you know, to be cuh-razee.
i'm a little bitter. i dont get why there has to be 1 or 2 good bands per subgenre (genghis tron KILLED it early on and no one can touch them since...why emulate something so great?)