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Harm's Way - Posthuman - New LP
Harm's Way - Posthuman - New LP
Harm's Way - Posthuman - New LP
Deathwish Records

Harm's Way - Posthuman - New LP

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Purple/Black split



Rebecca MASSIVE: "Posthuman" is a monumental achievement for Harm's Way, a stunning gem of an album, driven and fierce. The pace of the album is spot-on. If this doesn't blow these guys up I don't know what will. Favorite track: Sink.
"Posthuman" is a stunning example of the potential for gorgeous art in the most brutal of music. Hammering, unrelenting, cathartic and darkly beautiful. 

eric plonka HOLY SHIT. ALBUM OF THE YEAR! Favorite track: Call My Name.

Carter Beckwith: Holy hell this band set the bar with this one! Far more intense than their previous work and their previous stuff is no joke either Favorite track: Dissect Me


"The philosophy of Harm’s Way is the best offense is as much offense as possible. The Chicago band began as a hardcore group with some powerviolence thrown in, but soon juiced it all up with beefcake breakdowns and got ready to brawl. Isolation in 2011 and Blinded in 2013 injected that hardcore with Swedish death metal while never abandoning their roots. With 2015’s Rust, they swapped the death metal for more industrial and ’90s groove metal influences, essentially creating a hardcore version of Roadrunner Records’ heyday roster like Fear Factory and Roots-era Sepultura, and they continue on that path on their fourth record, Posthuman.

"There’s a beauty to how Harm’s Way throw around such weight like boulders are pillows. It’s difficult to not be in awe of how “Human Carrying Capacity” and “Sink” dispatch punches with efficiency and brawn, where asserting might is the same as breathing, effortless and necessary. Vocalist James Pligge is an imposing figure on stage—he’s a weightlifter who could easily pass for a younger, bulked up John Joseph of the Cro-Mags—and he sounds even tougher and more assured here than before. “Become a Machine” is a string of pummeling breakdowns, an especially muscular performance from a band who defines swole. Even when there’s a lot of reexamining masculinity in hardcore, in music, and across all of culture and politics broadly, there still is value in raw strength.

"While still a hardcore record, Posthuman does tip the balance towards Rust’s industrial flirtations. “Temptation” takes Godflesh’s rumbling, mechanical bass and sets it to a slinking Jesus Lizard groove. There’s a running joke that post-punk is something you get into once you age out of hardcore, ditching your Youth of Today crewneck for an ill-fitting Unknown Pleasures shirt. By “Temptation”’s end, though, Harm’s Way avoid falling into that trap by unleashing a blistering final attack, going harder than ever." - Pitchfork


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