This is my first close encounter with this German band called HEAVEN SHALL BURN
but hopefully not my last ‘cause I kind dig what they have to offer on this album called
‘Invictus (Iconoclast III)’.
Obviously they have completed their Iconoclast trilogy with this album recorded in Denmark
by Tue Madsen and produced by the guitarists. Sound and style wise we are talking melodic
deathcore with Gothenburg influences shining through. There are even some black metal
passages to be found, so you better beware.
We get all the right trademarks such as aggressive, screaming vocals... fast riffs peppered with
lots of melody in the background. Not every single song here is a winner in my humble opinion
but most of them are... even though it took this CD a couple of spins to grow on me.
The songs needs a few listens to come alive but they will ‘cause the band have created a splendid
atmosphere that supports the songs great.
Maybe I should do myself a favour and check out their back catalogue... because this band is on
to something great here.
- Nice one!