Lyricist: Courtney Laplante.
Personnel: Courtney Laplante (vocals); Steven Bradley, Mike Stringer (guitar); Mikey Montgomery (drums).
Audio Mixer: Steven Bradley.
Recording information: Bucket Of Truth Recordings.
Photographer: Daniel McBride.
The fourth studio long player from the Louisiana-based extreme metal unit and the sophomore outing with scream/clean vocalist Courtney LaPlante, Hail Mary, like Iwrestledabearonce's previous outings, is a battered tin wind-up toy at full tilt with a gimp leg and nitroglycerin strapped to its back. It's relentlessly atonal, oblivious to any existing genre parameters, and so glitchy and punishing that the listener can't help but slow clap. In short, Hail Mary is textbook mathcore with a heavily charged metalcore sheen, with each track pushing the needle into the red through a series of fits and seizures that flirt with jazz, djent, industrial, and electro-progressive metal with all the subtlety of a knee dislocation. ~ James Christopher Monger