Harm's Way are set to unleash their excellent new album, Posthuman, later this week. The Chicago hardcore crew have released off two industrial-flavored crushers from the LP so far, "Human Carrying Capacity" and "Call My Name." Today, February 7th, they've dropped off a disturbing visual for single No. 3, "Become a Machine."
Directed by Max Moore, the video tells the story of an ordinary man who develops a grave, mysterious illness following a day of web-surfing and tablet-reading, shuddering and puking up black liquid. (And you thought the flu was bad!) He's eventually rushed to the hospital for surgery, but it doesn't go as planned. The doctor makes a fatal mistake of sticking a microchip in the tech addict's neck, causing the poor fellow to glitch out on an infinite loop — a dramatic conclusion to the type of grim parable that could only exist in the iPhone age.
"This song and video takes a critical look on our relationship with technology, as a society, and the enigmatic nature that it can create," drummer Chris Mills explains. "It was great to work with Max [Moore] on this project, and he did a fantastic job bringing our vision to light. We've worked several videos together over the years and it's been amazing to watch both he and the band grow in progressive ways."
Posthuman is out February 9th via Metal Blade. You can pre-order it here.