Eschewing the tropes often associated of musical endeavors centered around a single individual – myopic tones, limited scope, dominant instrumentation – SAFE’S PACE possesses compositional richness and organic delivery that belie Kingsley’s unaccompanied performance. In fact, the songs on this record feel more natural and less mechanic than what one has come to expect of djent-adjacent music. That is ultimately the goal of HARM LESS, though, to bring emotional engagement and impassioned exuberance to a stylistic melding with a conceptual foundation built on torrid riffing and intense sonic weight.
The result is an album for lovers of loud music who are seeking a musical experience that reinforces the embracing of euphoria. From the irresistibly upbeat groove of lead single “LOOSE LEAVES” to the full-hearted melodic chug of “MADE OF THE MIST,” from the math-y sway of “UNVIOLENCE” to the massive climactic outpouring of the title track, SAFE’S PACE is a record the grabs you, shakes you, then offers a warm embrace.