These Arms Are Snakes

These Arms Are Snakes are fusing everything from old school punk to suggestive drum ?°»n’ bass sensibility on this album that sounds like a less dissonant bastard child of Slint and Mars Volta. Commendable, in that they could have probably spit out an album filled with repetitive chord progressions and overly energetic intros, TAAS instead oscillates between aggressive vocals, elegant lyrics and almost danceable rhythms to create an intelligently solid effort. They’ve created a sound that’s old school punk with an earnest vocal approach, reminding you of the good old days of indie rock, back before some idiots started throwing around words like “emo” and “electroclash” and turned the whole scene into the sad, new “alternative.”

Grade: B+

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