“Harm’s Way” by the rock project Amnesiak sets the tone for an immersive and predatory journey into the shadows.
The opening drumming, dark and heavy, serves as the gateway into a musical landscape that mirrors the intensity of the subject matter. The heaviness leads towards a coming sonorous and thick vocals and distorted guitars, adding to the intense stupor. This way, Amnesiak skillfully establishes a foreboding atmosphere.
The vocals, sung slowly and gravely, haunt the song. The lyrics themselves unfold a tragic narrative, capturing the essence of a life cut short and the darkness that surrounds it. As the song progresses, distorted guitars enter, reverberating with a glint of cymbals shimmering at the ends.
The lyrics, “Her body lies in leaves/He carries the body unconsciously/Ready to be found/The day after her body lies in leaves,” poetically demonstrate the fate of a woman who fell victim to a heinous crime. But it’s not just one woman. This song conveys the chilling reality of so many women who fell victim to predatory men.
Mastered by the Platinum and Gold-winning Maor Appelbaum, the team was able to capture the essence of the haunting narrative. Complementing the musical horror is the video directed by Kassandra Powel, a ‘Best Director’ nominee at the UK Music Video Awards. The visuals provide a full-sensory and chilling experience for the audience.
Listen to the song on Spotify, and check out the music video of “Harm’s Way” by Amnesiak to witness poetry and art expressed through horror.
Review By: Naomi Joan