Artist: Harm’s Way
Label: Closed Casket Activities
Animosity, disdain, and resentment of mankind are the thoughts that occupy the mind when spinning this record. Many bands can produce heavy music, but few have the anger behind them to back it up. This is what hatred sounds like. This is the end of humanity. Harm’s Way has always had a crushing sound, but Isolation
takes it to the next level. There isn’t a major change in direction on this album, but the songwriting has vastly improved and the production is out of this world. The guitar tone is absolutely massive and the drums are much more prominent than in No Gods, No Masters
. Each song is easy to differentiate from the others, as they all have extremely memorable riffs. The song structures do not follow the typical hardcore format; instead of being centered around a simple chord progression they utilize an array of rhythms that build suspense for the destructive finale. This brings the songs to around three or four minutes, which is quite lengthy for hardcore, but they have pulled it off brilliantly. What Harm’s Way has achieved here is nothing short of remarkable. It’s original, incredibly powerful, and full of rage. After listening to Isolation
you’ll come to the realization that people are of no value.
“Breeding Grounds” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZnIxO0LBXI