(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)
Chicago’s ferociously volatile post-hardcore harbingers of all that is heavy, Harm’s Way, will return their fourth full-length in early 2018. “Posthuman” will officially explode from Metal Blade Records on February 9th. The first single off of the Will Putney (Body Count, Every Time I Die) produced effort, which is titled “Human Carrying Capacity“, is streaming below.
Members of Harm’s Way have shared their own philosophical perceptions of what fans can expect from their latest salvo of savagery. Guitarist Bo Lueders began by declaring: “To a Harm’s Way fan, I would describe ‘Posthuman‘ as a blend of ‘Isolation‘ and ‘Rust‘, but it’s sonically way more insane. To anyone else, I would simply say it’s full on heavy and full on aggression.”
Drummer Chris Mills elaborated further: “We spent the first three days there [at Graphic Nature Audio] doing pre-production and refining the songs to be the best possible versions of themselves. The amount of time we had in creating this record meant we were able to experiment and not have to rush with any aspect of it, and I feel it shows in the end product.”
“It very much pulls from ideas of transcendence, progression, and resilience and it’s very much a push back on traditional ideas of the self and self-actualization. ‘Posthuman‘ to us is about progressing above and beyond the confines of what is considered human, in the physical, psychological, and categorical sense.”
Check out “Human Carrying Capacity” below while pre-orders for the album have now been launched at: Metalblade.com.
01 – “Human Carrying Capacity”
02 – “Last Man”
03 – “Sink”
04 – “Temptation”
05 – “Become A Machine”
06 – “Call My Name”
07 – “Unreality”
08 – “Dissect Me”
09 – “The Gift”
10 – “Dead Space”