Harm's Way Blinded

Harm's Way Blinded
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One of the key tenets of evolution is survival of the fittest, and Harm's Way are quickly evolving into one of heavy music's finest. With each release, the band sound eviler, adding more metal and industrial influences to their once fairly standard metallic hardcore sound. At first, it might seem that Blinded has less industrial elements than 2011's Isolation, but Harm's Way have learned to meld them better. This blend comes in the form of repeating sections, which crush your ears continually. As demonstrated via water torture, the effects of something become magnified the more it's repeated, so just as small drops of water become increasingly torturous, the riffs on Blinded feel heavier and heavier. And the samples used by Harm's way add to the grim atmosphere the music creates. "I see the worst in people," states a sample in "Frontal Lobe," and hearing the ensuing album, you believe it; you'd have to be a pretty angry person to make music this genuinely evil and heavy. (Deathwish Inc.)