Ruining It for Everybody

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Ruining It for Everybody
Studio album by Iwrestledabearonce
Released July 26, 2011
Genre Experimental metal, metalcore
Length 31:46
Label Century Media
Iwrestledabearonce chronology
It's All Dubstep
(2010)
Ruining It for Everybody
(2011)
Late for Nothing
(2013)
Singles from Ruining It for Everybody
  1. "Karate Nipples"
    Released: June 21, 2011
  2. "Next Visible Delicious"
    Released: June 23, 2011
  3. "You Know That Ain’t Them Dogs' Real Voices"
    Released: July 5, 2011
  4. "Button It Up"
    Released: October 15, 2012
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 74/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press 3/5 stars[3]
CraveOnline 9.5/10[4]
Kerrang! 4/5 stars[1]
Rock Sound 8/10 stars[5]

Ruining It for Everybody is the second album by Iwrestledabearonce. It was released on July 26, 2011 through Century Media Records and is the first studio full-length since 2009's It's All Happening. Before preparing for their second record, the band released several remix editions of their songs featured on their debut; most notably, the 2010 remix EP It's All Dubstep.

Style and lyrical themes[edit]

Guitarist Steven Bradley states that "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."[6] Beforehand, Bradley hosted a prank when he spoke to MetalSucks about the album being "90% black metal", this news was coupled with photos of the band in corpse paint and dark clothing;[7] the controversial gag was revealed as nothing more than a joke days later.[8]

Ruining It for Everybody features a more broad and open selection of lyrical themes than their previous releases. On "Next Visible Delicious", the band makes warnings about the dangers of not thinking for oneself. "People believe anything fed to them if they are told by someone with power that it's truth. Your head will spin trying to rationalize religion, politics, and environment. The song references mother nature becoming fed up with our ways and swallowing us whole. It's a warning of our long-awaited Armageddon. No, not the movie…"[6]

"Button It Up" refers to the kidnapping and soon death of young girls as vocalist Krysta Cameron says "It's a dark song, It tells the tale of a girl who has her life taken from her. I'd read about young girls exploiting their bodies on the Internet and lying about their ages. The next thing you know, they go missing, are raped, and found dead. It's terrifying."[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Next Visible Delicious"   2:40
2. "You Know That Ain’t Them Dogs' Real Voices"   2:58
3. "Deodorant Can’t Fix Ugly"   3:17
4. "This Head Music Makes My Eyes Rain"   3:24
5. "It Is “Bro” Isn’t It?"   2:39
6. "Gold Jacket, Green Jacket"   2:24
7. "Break It Down Camacho"   2:53
8. "Stay to the Right"   2:29
9. "I’m Gonna Shoot"   2:37
10. "Karate Nipples"   3:06
11. "Button It Up"   3:19
Total length:
31:46

Charts[edit]

Charts Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 80
U.S. Billboard Rock Albums 16
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums 13
U.S. Billboard Hard Rock Albums 8

Personnel[edit]

Iwrestledabearonce
  • Steven Bradley – guitar, programming
  • Mike “Rickshaw” Martin – bass guitar
  • Krysta Cameron – vocals
  • John Ganey – guitar, programming
  • Mikey Montgomery – drums
Production
  • Produced, engineered, and mixed by Steven Bradley and Ryan Boesch
  • Additional editing by Nicole Oliva
  • Mastered by Alan Douches for West West Side

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ruining It for Everybody Reviews - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ Gregory Heaney. "Ruining It For Everybody - iwrestledabearonce | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ . Alternative Press. 2011. p. 118. ISSN 1065-1667.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ Robinson, Iann (2011-07-12). "Double Play: Big Business & Iwrestledabearonce". CraveOnline. Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  5. ^ Pete Withers (11 July 2011). "Iwrestledabearonce - Ruining It For Everybody Doesn't that cake look delicious?". In Darren Tayor. Rock Sound (London: Freeway Press) (149): page 82. ISSN 1465-0185. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c Rick Florino (May 2011). "Century Media Records - Iwrestledabearonce". Century Media Records. Retrieved September 24, 2011. 
  7. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: BLACK METAL JUST GOT GAY! IWRESTLEDABEAR ONCE CHANGE GENRES!". MetalSucks. 2011-05-17. 
  8. ^ "Exclusive Track Premiere: Iwrestledabearonce Are Ruining It For Everybody, Show Us Their "Karate Nipples"". MetalSucks. 2011-05-19. Retrieved 2012-02-12.