Metallic hardcore titans Harm’s Way have never been shy about their industrial influences. On “The Gift” from last year’s Posthuman, they explored the Godflesh-influenced side of their sound, something they continue to do on new EP PSTHMN. PSTHMN contains four remixed tracks from Posthuman, handled by Justin Broadrick (Godflesh), Andrew Nolan (Intensive Care), Sanford Parker (Mirrors For Psychic Warfare) and Casey Soyk (Harm’s Way).
Broadrick lends his talents to “Call My Name,” giving it thumping, pounding percussion and massive bass, playing directly into Harm’s Way’s heaviest tendencies. Nolan further industrializes “The Gift,” adding electronics and watery vocals, while Soyk adds brighter and more mechanical elements to “Unreality.”
The EP closes with Sanford Parker’s extended remix of “Temptation,” which expands over nine minutes, concluding at a fever pitch aided by a spastic, crushing beat.
“PSTHMN is the evolutionary counterpart to our 2018 full length release, Posthuman,” Harm’s Way explain. “It includes four remixed and reinterpreted tracks by artists that have continually inspired and influenced the band throughout it’s tenure. These artists include Justin Broadrick (Godflesh, Jesu, JK Flesh), Andrew Nolan (Intensive Care, The Endless Blockade, Column of Heaven), and Sanford Parker (Mirrors For Psychic Warfare, Corrections House). Additionally, the release includes a reimagined version of the track “Unreality” by our very own bassist, Casey Soyk. PSTHMN follows the vision of Posthuman and sheds light on influential aspects that have shaped the sound and aesthetic of Harm’s Way.”