(U.K.) Svalbard-It's Hard To Have Hope LP (2018)

Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Hardcore, Punk, Crust, Post Hardcore
Label: Translation Loss/Holy Roar Records
Tracks: 8
Length: 37.0'

Svalbard is a four piece band from Bristol, United Kingdom who formed in 2011.  Svalbard play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, and post hardcore within their sound.  Musically, Svalbard can be loosely compared to bands such as Birds In Row, Direwolves, Withers, and other like-minded bands.  Svalbard's sound definitely stands out from the pack because the band throws in elements of atmospheric post rock and hints of melody to keep things interesting.  Since their inception in 2011, Svalbard have released a self-titled three song 7" in March of 2012, a four song 10" titled Gone Tomorrow in February of 2013, a two song 7" titled Flightless Birds in October of 2013, split LP with Pariso in July of 2014, and a compilation cd containing the band's discography from their various 7", 10", and split LP with Pariso in January of 2015. a full length LP titled One Day All This Will End in September of 2015, a discography collecting the band's various splits from 2012-2014 in October of 2016, and a split with The Tidal Sleep in January of 2017.  It's Hard To Have Hope is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Translation Loss and Holy Roar records on May 25th, 2018.  On It's Hard To Have Hope, Svalbard offer up eight tracks of brutal as fuck, yet hauntingly atmospheric  hardcore, punk, crust, and post hardcore.  Overall, It's Hard To Have Hope is an amazing LP and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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