Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Gotta Be Startin' Somethin'

Krysta Cameron was, without a doubt, the world’s most celebrated frontwoman in metal until this past July when she resigned from the Vans Warped Tour due to her pregnancy.

None of the members of Iwrestledabearonce missed a beat and quickly selected friend and fellow frontwoman, Courtney LaPlante (formerly of the band Unicorn) to take Krysta’s place.

However, this leaves fans of the genre-warping group pondering what the hell is going to happen next?

Courtney has already proved her skill on tour. But what does this mean for the future of IWABO? 

It’s been whispered (not really, the guys in IWABO are pretty damn loud and blunt) about Krysta not returning

But does that mean that Courtney’s place is solidified or will another singer pop up out of the wood work?
I actually still haven’t decided whether or not I like Courtney’s addition. Heavy Blog Is Heavy described Unicorn as “basically a more unrefined version of IWABO but the beauty of IWABO was--and still is--their knack for making technical skill sound like a beautiful accident.

Courtney’s growl is nearly identical to Krysta’s, give or take one of them feeling more angry at the time of recording for a deeper sound. 

But once the clean vocals begin, Courtney and Krysta comparisons diminish completely. 

Krysta is a low-range soprano where as Courtney is a mid-range alto. 

Meaning that Krysta can hit higher vocal notes. Even though they’re both girls, this is still a big difference in the matter of having a vocalist.
New IWABO frontwoman, Courtney LaPlante

So if IWABO do record their follow up to Ruining It For Everybody with Courtney, IWABO fans will have to get used to the idea of lower tempos for her to sing over but the same furious aural assault when it comes to the metal aspects of IWABO’s sound.

So no one will be sacrificing their cranium-fracturing moshpit experiences at any upcoming shows for this girl, which is all anyone really cares about. 

But just in case you do care about actually seeing a performance while at a concert, make sure to keep your eyes on the guys. 

As cute as Courtney is, she is not an interesting stage presence in the slightest.

We wish Krysta and the band much success.

In the meantime, keep up with coverage about IWABO and their continent-hopping by following the band on Twitter, Facebook and their official Webpage.

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