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Harm’s Way - Rust

Chris Hidden
Chris Hidden 11 March 2015 at 17.00

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The Chicago hardcore mob return with their third album... but how does it hold up against their legacy?

If it’s an unapologetic aural battering that you’re after (if not, why not?) then Chicago metallic hardcore merchants Harm’s Way are more than happy to oblige. This new record finds them in formidable form, with the likes of ‘Amongst The Rust’ and ‘Cancerous Ways’ blending the down-tuned riff attack of nu metal with groove-led thrash and the crushing intensity of hardcore to produce a sound that references everyone from Sepultura to Trapped Under Ice. But it’s not all press-ups and pit action – the lush female backing vocals employed on ‘Turn To Stone’ prove these belligerent brutes have a sensitive side, too.

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