Tag: Decline. Despair. Decay.

The Black Map #214: The Hope Burden from Oxford!

Treking over snow capped mountains, cutting our way through Jungle undergrowth, crossing treacherous rivers and walking through graveyards in the dead of night, we head from the sunny south coast city of Brighton and Glass Grave to leafy Oxford to talk about The Hope Burden for this week’s essential hangover reading. It’s Sunday morning, so

Exclusive Interview: The Hope Burden talk writing and recording!

It may only be April but with a third of the year already gone we’ve heard a few stunning records that are in consideration for our Listmania season of awards between Christmas and New Year; one of those being the sophomore EP “Abandonment // I Want To Be Well” from Oxfordshire based Post Hardcore meets

Review: “Abandonment // I Want To Be Well” from The Hope Burden

Hailing from Oxford, vocalist Josh Day, bassist Ryan Thornton, drummer Phil Platt and guitarists Neil Brewer and Jason Smalley formed The Hope Burden in 2016 with a desire to paint in Post-Metal with elements of Ambient, Black and Sludge Metal in their hearts. The band released their well received debut EP “Decline. Despair. Decay” in