In an age of oversaturation within the genre, Ithaca are sure to be a new guiding light. With a deft nod to their influences whilst resolutely modernising their sound and expanding what can be done when you hone your craft, it’s perhaps time we learned their language.
‘The Language Of Injury’ aptly embodies everything those in the know have come to love from UK Metallic Hardcore group Ithaca and serves them wonderfully as a statement of intent. Ithaca come out the gates with haunting vocal melodies and dramatic chord progressions, before unleashing dissonances worthy of instilling fear into the most composed individual.
The most striking and noticeable difference in Ithaca’s sound, from previous releases and their contemporaries, lies in their confidence and newfound identity. Channeling Oathbreaker at their most expansive, coupled with vicious metallic passages owing to Ferret Records heyday bands such as Martyr A.D.