Following one of the most anticipated releases of the year, hardcore champions Harms Way have mounted an impressive charge on the current campaign for the album, Common Suffering.
Among the important takeaways from the Will Yip-produced effort is the band's ability to explore terrain outside of what is considered conventional hardcore. Though the band's signature volatility and confrontation still permeates throughout their set, Harms Way has evolved as songwriters and display no hesitance in embracing that.
Showcasing selections from Common Suffering live, the band's capacity set in Los Angeles proved to be a celebration of the band's storied past and still auspicious future. The set suggested such with newer tracks like "Silent Wolf", "Cyanide" and "Devour" landing with the same effectiveness as anthems like "Breeding Grounds" and "Become A Machine".
Putting on for their day ones, Harms Way finished out their time with the knockout combination of "Infestation" from 2015's Rust and "Scrambled" from Isolation. The move played into the loyalty of a packed 1720, but also asserted an important component to Harms Way's longevity. While the band has certainly evolved as artists, there is a sense of integrity that remains fundamental to all things Harms Way.
And the fans love them for it.
Check the gallery of images from the Los Angeles stop of the Common Suffering tour featuring Harms Way, Fleshwater and Ingrown below. All images captured by Erica Lauren.
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