Harsh was formed in the autumn of 95 with idea of doing intense fast hardcore like no-one in Finland did before Inluenced by Infest and others. Style developed during the years from straight forward fast chaotic core to more complicated power violence/grind/hc/??... fusion with lots of tempo changes, strange riffs, stop'n'goes, and spastic blasts beat. All members contribute to the music and lyrics, sometimes more, sometimes less.
Original line-up splitted up permanently after show in August '96. It took until spring '97 when 3 former member decided to continue without guitar player and asked new member to join for 2nd bass.
Whole existence of Harsh, the 4 members have lived in 3 different cities. Distance beetween some members is about 400 km, and this situation does now allow regular rehearsal schedule. With new line-up, our playing has become tighter, faster and skills to hadle instruments is improved from the beginning. However, there is all the time less and less rehearsals, and finally we are in situation when we rehearse basically just before gigs or recordings, but not "just for fun", like many others.
Harsh is not political band in the sense what people often understand with that word. We deal with the subjects related to our daily life or thoughs. Occasionally lyrics can be sometimes a bit overstated, but writers always stand behind what they say. The re is little difference beetween lyrics of old and new Harsh. See yourself Read more...