"Iconoclast (Part one: The final resistance)" CD by Heaven Shall Burn

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With their fifth album Iconoclast, Heaven Shall Burn has finally broken free from the shackles of metalcore and instead delivers a top-notch Heavy Metal assault. Iconoclast features melodic death metal that couldn't be more diverse. With this, the guys from Heaven Shall Burn have found their own little niche in the metal universe, which they fill with a lot of passion.


Item no. 434369
Musical Genre Metalcore
Exclusive No
Media - Format 1-3 CD
Product topic Bands
Band Heaven Shall Burn
Product type CD
Release date 1/25/08
Gender Unisex

CD 1

  • 1.
    Awoken (Intro)
  • 2.
  • 3.
    Like A Thousand Suns
  • 4.
    Murderers Of All Murderers
  • 5.
    Forlorn Skies
  • 6.
    A Dying Ember
  • 7.
  • 8.
    A quest for resistance
  • 9.
    Black Tears
  • 10.
    The Bombs Of My Saviours
  • 11.
    Against All Lies
  • 12.
    The Disease
  • 13.
  • 14.
  • 15.
    Iconoclast Synopsis (Data Track)

by Matthias Mader (25.01.2008) Together with Maroon and the befriended Caliban, Heaven Shall Burn is the spearhead of the German Metalcore-scene. Hard to say who is leading in this trio because all three bands have released extremely good, new albums. Maybe, it's Heaven Shall Burn because with "Iconoclast (Part 1: The final resistance)", they prove their exceptional status for another time. Without dread to experiment (like e.g. with the two instrumentals, "Equinox" and "Atonement") and with the will to take risks, they deliver an album that can only be interpreted as the ultimate counterdraft for the typical Metalcore-album. The very strong riffing in highly rhythmical songs, like "Murderers of all murderers" and "Forlorn skies" sees Heaven Shall Burn closer to band, like Kreator, while the atmospherically tight "Black tears" (an Edge Of Sanity-cover) sounds a bit like Paradise Lost (in times of "Gothic"). The 14 songs of the almost 60-minute concept album have a lot of substance, depth and finesse and will endure every trend.

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