When I Die, WIll I Get Better?

Svalbard - When I Die, WIll I Get Better?
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Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 46 ratings
September 25, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Translation Loss Records / Label
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thiefofprose
70
I didn't give this a fair shake with my initial review, so I'm gonna write a lil more about it.

So, instrumentally, When I Die, Will I Get Better? is phenomenal. It sounds like almost nothing else in post-hardcore/crust sounds, and Svalbard seriously set themselves apart. The production is stellar, and the mix is nearing perfection. Listening through this album is a truly nice experience.

There's been a lot of discourse lately about what is and is NOT punk, right? Svalbard came out to show ... read more
Melancoholic
65
Decent.
HalfsourDyl
90
Despite suffering from being a little one-dimensional, Svalbard delivered one of the best extreme albums of the year with "When I Die, Will I Get Better?" Catharsis is the main game of this record, with the majority of the lyrics centering around mental health and passionate politics. If you pick up on those lyrics, it'll definitely enhance the experience. You'll feel the frustration dig through your soul.

I can forgive most of the lack of variety. This record is really focused and ... read more
NTTR
55
Svalbard - When I Die, Will I Get Better?

Genre: Post-Hardcore
Country: Canada

Final Verdict: 55% (Pleasant Album)
Yearly Ranking: 601th / 829

Highlight: Click Bait

Made me think of:
Brutus
Downfall of Gaia
Touché Amoré
grindcore
80
A great follow up to It's Hard To Have Hope, well done emotionally charged songs that carry the weight of their black metal influence.
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Track List

  1. Open Wound
  2. Click Bait
  3. Throw Your Heart Away
  4. Listen To Someone
  5. Silent Restraint
  6. What Was She Wearing?
  7. The Currency Of Beauty
  8. Pearlescent
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Added on: September 19, 2020