These Arms Are Snakes CD review [Jade Tree]

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These Arms Are Snakes CD review [Jade Tree]
Jun 6, 2007, 05:34



Easter is the latest from the incendiary These Arms Are Snakes, who continue on their path as one the most amazing post-punk/math rock bands around today. Their music is immediately reminiscent of another classic Northwest band, Unwound. Unlike Unwound however, TAAS have fine-tuned their assault with razor-sharp precision, and have perfected the art of in-your-face-on-the-pavement intensity. Easter screams and buzzes with vitriolic urgency and slithers like a sinister buzz-saw that can—quite literally—leave me in a cold sweat. Careening from the frighteningly caustic on one end of the spectrum, TAAS slips effortlessly into the unworldly and ethereal world of bad dreams, only to bludgeon you again with their immediacy. Prog rock goes evil and teaches The Jesus Lizard a lesson or two. Easter is both gorgeous and essential. [Jade Tree]

-Daniel House

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