First Impressions: Iwrestledabearonce – It’s All Happening

First Impressions is a segment where we let you into our early thoughts on a highly anticipated album, This week, we have our early views on Iwrestledabearonce’s It’s All Happening. It drops this June.

Oh what a difference time can make. Last year at this time, barely anyone knew who Iwrestledabearone was, but now they’re quickly becoming common place in the grindcore scene. Their debut release for Century Media comes out next month and we’ve been sitting with it for awhile now in astonishment. Forget the fact that they finally have real drums, but recording NOT in a bedroom adds so much awesome to this already great act. Whether it’s the twang induced instrumentation of, “You Ain’t No Family,” or the sizzling brutality of, “Pazazu For Win,” this album does little to deter the band from scaling the metal heirarchy. You may think it’s a fly by night grind act, but in reality, nearly every genre that has a guitar/bass/drums root is referenced here and even some digital/synth work. It’s terrifying and beautiful at once. It’s everything we could want for Christmas in June. It’s Iwrestledabearonce.

James Shotwell

James Shotwell is the founder of Under The Gun Review. He loves writing about music and movies almost as much as he loves his two fat cats. He's also the co-founder of Antique Records and the Marketing Coordinator for Haulix. You should probably follow him on Twitter.

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