September 6th, 2014
Ireland’s Ilenkus are an ambitious and articulate unit, one with a widescreen vision of their music, message and artistic scope. New album, ‘The Crossing’, is as crushing as it is complex, and as serrated as it is subtle, with the band’s three pronged vocal trident keeping the textures of Ilenkus‘ sound in almost constant flux. Moments of sparkling downtime give way to rivers of crushing gloom; elsewhere, leviathan riffs wind their way in, out and around the quintet’s pulsing song structures like a complex network of roots in soil.
Here, ahead of the album dropping for all to hear, Josh Guyett from the band has offered to talk us all through what you can expect from the ‘The Crossing’, track-by-track: