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August 25, 2003

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THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES [I]THIS IS MEANT TO HURT YOU[/I] REVIEW

This is meant to hurt you is exactly the right answer to all that full scale abortion crap that goes by the name of Mars Volta and gets raving reviews by nearly every dumb/deaf idiot on this planet. THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES show those clowns in a more than impressing manner what it means to quit some highly praised bands to take creativity to a whole new level without torturing the listener with endless hippiesque and at times stadium-rock-like musicianship. Unlike the aforementioned disappointment of the year Steve Snere (Ex-Kill Sadie), Brian Cook (Ex-Botch), Joe Preston (Ex-Deadlock), Ryan Fredricksen (Ex-Nine Iron Spitfire) & Jesse Robertson manage to build a completely destructive sound of wall by incorporating massive noise rock elements, decent psychedelic moments and hypnotic 70s energy rock fragments into their song structure. Leading to a result which is not artsy but HARD-sy, not avant-garde but avant-HARD, precise, uncontrollable, revolting, painful, full of life... To put it plain and simple: in all its energetic brutality this EP is nothing but pure beauty. Interestingly enough the reasons for succeeding in their mission to create this massive monster of a record are not the not so revolutionary key ingredients itself but how they were combined. Never dominated by any particular style the different elements manage to flow together on a subconscious level to form those highly magnetized songs which lead to an immediate state of alert for all the human senses... still feeling electrified by these 5 tracks of mayhem-like noise Armageddon I can only hope for a full length album to follow soon as well as a European tour of course…

PUBLICATION
Real Music

AUTHOR
Torsten Meyer

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