Alternative Press - p.196
"[M]uch of EASTER burns with an energy that harkens back to American underground icons, while still exploring dynamics and sounding remarkably contemporary."
Kerrang (Magazine) - p.48
"[A] seething slab of hardcore, all writing riffs, combustible rhythms, and Steve Snore's anguished howls."
These Arms Are Snakes: Brian Cook, Ryan Frederiksen, Steve Snere, Chris Commons.
Audio Mixer: Chris Common.
Illustrators: Brian Cook; Demian Johnston.
Photographer: Robin Laananen.
Seattle's These Arms are Snakes--featuring former members of hardcore bands Kill Sadie and Botch--have mastered the rarefied subgenre of prog-punk, throwing pre-MIDI analog synths together with massive thrash guitars and savage vocals. It's angry and arty and smart. Their second album for Jade Tree is an unrelenting assault, from the opening Led Zep-like stomper "Mescaline Eyes" to the dissonant folk-rock of "Perpetual Bris" (ouch), to the howling insanity of "Crazy Woman Dirty Train."