Sunday, February 27, 2011

Bare Arms - 2009 Bare Arms EP

Band : Bare Arms
Album : Bare Arms EP
Release Year : 2009
Genre : Screamo

Tracklist :
1. The Refrain
2. In the End, We're All Dead
3. In Space and Time
4. Permanent Traumatic Stress Disorder
5. South Coast Line

They are a four-piece screamo outfit from Australia with quite a unique sound. The EP features that typical screamo sound; fast tempo-shifting, harmonized guitars, slow build-ups, etc. But at times you can hear what sounds like post-hardcore influences and the fact that their vocalist is female (which is pretty unusual) gives them a fresh sound. Something very notable however, is the production. Usually these underground emo/screamo bands releases are very lo-fi as most insist on recording them accordingly to the classic hardcore DIY-ethic, which for some reason seems to be equivalent to using low-grade recording gear. Bare Arms, however, had access to (according to one of the bandmates) to a recording room in a rehearsal studio along with a recording engineer.
So anyway, if you're a fan of emo, screamo or post-hardcore, I strongly recommend you check this out. Even if you haven't listened to this kind of stuff before, give it a listen. It's a really great release.

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