Wednesday 19 June 2013


This post's artist is from the May 2013 Mix, this is track #8.

Genres: Post-Hardcore / Punk / Math Rock / Experimental
Related artists: Botch, Kill Sadie.
Years Active: 2003-2010
Song: "Hook On This"
Album: Harkonen Split cd
Year: 2004
For fans of: Botch, Die Princess DieKill 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"

youtube )))))embedded audio((((( links

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')


 THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES out of print mp3 downloads

Good Friday 7" (download here)
 Russian Circles split 12"EP (download here)
Tropics split 7" (download here)
All The Saints split 7" (download here)

Or just download the entire discography here.


  1. Hey, would you be so kind to re-upload their splits with Tropics and All The Saints?
    They're impossible to find.

    1. Bam.

    2. Thank you, sir.

  2. can you reupload again? all the link is dead

    1. The entire discography is now up for download and the link won't be going down anytime soon :)