Hard-hitting! That’s the only way to describe this fearless group. There’s no poetry, no ambiguity, just direct, raw honesty as the Bristolian quartet tackle some very uncomfortable subjects head on; with sexual harassment, revenge porn and the exploitation of unpaid internships being a few of their targets. This is heavy in the most evocative sense of the word. The blunt lyrics are equally as important as the music.

Whilst refining their distinctive blend of euphoric black metal, post-rock and d-beat, Svalbard have incorporated a few more surprising influences along the way. From soft, mournful singing to progressive guitar leads, it showcases a sensitive dynamic that lends impact to their most crushing moments – of which there are undoubtedly many.