Band: THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES
Genres: Post-Hardcore / Punk / Math Rock / Experimental
Related artists: Botch, Kill Sadie.
Years Active: 2003-2010
Song: "Hook On This"
Album: Harkonen Split cd
For fans of: Botch, Die Princess Die, Kill Sadie, The Blood Brothers, and Rye Coalition.
THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES was an all-star band born from the ashes of two of my favourite bands - Botch and Kill Sadie. The first was the greatest math-metal band of all-time, and the second was an experimental screamo band that was way ahead of its time. THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES seem like a natural progression from those bands.
First off, they have a very unique style, that in all honesty, I can't pigeonhole or say "it sound like this band", as they genre-hop often and therefore sound a little bit like a plethora of bands. With a sound rooted in punk and some kind of bastard electronic/ambient/noise music, TAAS are a wall of awkward/dirty/infected/angular riffing, booming bass/keyboard/moog, tight-ass drums and one sassy frontman. The vocalist's name? Steve Sneer, I shit you not. I watched him deep-throat a microphone during a live performance. He dances. He croons. He screams. This band has it all - unfortunately I don't like everything, so that means that I'm not the biggest fan of about 30% of their material.
For anyone wanting to find a good place to start, I would strongly recommend the following releases/songs:
1 - 'This is Mean to Hurt You' )==> "Drinking from the Necks of the Ones You Love"
2 - 'Harkonen split cd )==> "Payday Loans"
3 - 'Oxeneers' cd )==> "The Shit Sisters"
THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES are truly a band and discography to invest your money and time into. Their albums are epic, deep, lush with sound, calming, schizophrenic and downright engaging. I am rocking my ass off listening to them right now. Rest in peace, you sexy bitches.
*download the discography here
2003 - This is Meant to Hurt You cd/12"EP
2004 - Oxeneers OR The Lion Sleeps When Its Antelope Goes Home cd/12"LP
2004 - Harkonen split cdEP
2006 - Easter cd/12"LP
2006 - Good Friday 7"
2008 - Tail Swallower and Dove cd/12"LP
2008 - Russian Circles split 12"EP
2008 - Pelican split cd/12"LP
2008 - Tropics split 7"
2009 - All The Saints split 7"
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THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES - "Riding the Grape Dragon" (from 'This is Meant to Hurt You')
THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES - "Angela's Secret" (from 'Oxeneers')
THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES - "Deer Lodge" (from 'Easter')
THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES - "Double Ethril" (from 'Tail Swallower and Dove')
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