"The Language of Injury is about the wounds left when those closest to you betray you. Our wounds have healed, but we're still angry," says Ithaca vocalist Djamilia Azzouz of the content of the group's debut LP.
This London-based quintet (who are out to "beseech people from the varying scale of gender, different ethnic backgrounds and varying sexualities") brings a breath of fresh air to the hardcore scene with their updated take on early 2000s metalcore — as heard on The Language of Injury, which bursts with infectious melodies and Azzouz's stunning mix of visceral screams and ethereal vocals.
"There are a couple of songs on the album specifically that are very emotionally raw," she said, speaking to Revolver for the Dec/Jan 2019 magazine. "I feel that there is a … catharsis about it, but every time we go back and play the songs, I am very much revisiting that [period]. I'm putting myself back in that position that I was in at the time, and revisiting that pain."
Below, you can now hear The Language of Injury in full ahead of its release on February 2nd via Holy Roar Records.