The Language Of Injury
HOLY ROAR British newcomers add a melodic sheen to contemporary hardcore
It’s taken three and a half years for Ithaca to follow up their first two EPS with an album. Now – after being delayed by intense personal struggles – The Language Of
Injury is finally upon us, and it already feels destined to go down as one of 2019’s most promising debuts. Stylistically, Ithaca fit the modern metalcore scene like a glove, possessing the same speed, mechanical whirs and wacky percussion as Code Orange and Portrayal Of Guilt. But it’s the unique flourishes that makes them so impressive. During Slow Negative Order and the captivating title track, Djamila Azzouz’s clean-sung hums and
Sam Chetan-welsh’s unpredictable riffs create a uniquely melodic backbone. By the album’s conclusion, these fleeting moments have escalated into full, beautiful passages. Gorgeous and experimental, yet always violent, The
Language Injury is an unmitigated triumph.
FOR FANS OF: The Chariot, Svalbard, Rolo Tomassi