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This Is Meant To Hurt You

August 18, 2009

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 4, 2003
  • Release Date: August 4, 2003
  • Label: Jade Tree
  • Copyright: 2003 Jade Tree
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  • Total Length: 23:12
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  • ASIN: B002M9OXHI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #203,053 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David Blevins on January 8, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Ever hear a sound that literally just blows you away the first time you hear it? That's exactly what happens on "This Is Meant To Hurt You", the Jade Tree debut EP from These Arms Are Snakes (TAAS). TAAS was formed from the ashes of BOTCH and KILL SADIE, the formulaic intensity of both bands were carried out by the members. The band has been compared repeatedly to AT THE DRIVE-IN (ATDI), but it does them no justice. From the opening track "Riding The Grape Dragon", it becomes painfully obvious that TAAS' sound is way more intense than anything ATDI ever did. The second track "Run It Through The Dog", starts out cathartic and crescends into an almost jazz-fusion breakdown, which at time feels like Iceburn(ish) and harkens back to the 108 song "Being or Body?", the song picks up again with a multitude layer of sounds like an orgasmic crescendo for the ears. Vocalist Steve Sneere exlaims "if this is an invitation , then this is my R.S.V.P, so on your list you can scratch me off", on "The Blue Rose", the ultimate invitation to the EP's standout track. These Arms Are Snakes "This Is Meant To Hurt You" is at best heard through headphones to capture all the cataharis and intensity the band has to offer. Bleeding ears never felt this good. (reviewed on facedownfall.com)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Chapin on May 6, 2005
Format: Audio CD
This CD is kind of a seething, math-y beatdown. A lot of Botch fans (there are some ex-Botch guys here) prefer Botch since Botch was crazier and more metal and whatnot and this is more indie, but TAAS is one of those bands where there is covertly catchy stuff happening under the distortion. The words are brilliant though kind of stalker material.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nicko on February 5, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I've written this after the release of their full length album "Oxeneers and Lion Sleep When Their Antelope Go Home" It's a stupid name, but I like it. When I heard it, although I though it was great, it was less than I expected. It had a bit too much electronics in it, whereas "This Is Meant To Hurt You" is more post hardcore. The last song "Drinking From The Necks Of The Ones You Love" was an excellent song, I still listen to it, it's a classic. I recommend getting this EP just for that song alone. 6 minutes of heaven. For fans of "Bullet For My Valentine", "Every Time I Die", "Razor Crusade" and "Glassjaw"
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By "knew15" on September 5, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Once being the grunge capitol of the world I haven't heard to much come out of Seattle lately until the band These Arms Are Snakes (well there was The Blood Brothers). I would like to give this cd a 4 because I feel they can still achieve even better than this brilliance, but a 5 it deserves so a 5 it gets. I'd compare them to the Mars Volta in their style as a kind of art post-punkcore band, whatever that is. The distortion, the jams, the shifts, I love all these parts and more to This Is Meant To Hurt You. Stever Snere is a great vocalist, distortion is often used on his voice and it fits perfectly with the music and Brian Cook is incredible at worst with his tempo-shifts and tones. These Arms Are Snakes have managed to pull off a great EP and I wait impatiently for the LP. This album changes from jams, to melody into frantic punk effortlessly.
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