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What's happened to iwrestledabearonce? If you're familiar with their earlier releases, then you know the brutality of their music was randomly weaved and placed in between quirky – and often very humorous – music sections. However, on Hail Mary, they've extinguished all of the weirdness and have turned up the METAL to 100%. They've even moved away from most of their metalcore roots and have become relevant in the technical metal scene. Filled with blast beats, dizzying riffs and tons of screaming, Hail Mary is full of surprises and will surly catch the attention of metal fans no mater what sub-genre of metal they like.
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RATING Hail Mary 2015 Artery David Loveless 8/22/2015 4.5
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