on 22 February 2008
Melodic. Death. Metal. Heavier than some of the bands out there today, Germany's Heaven Shall Burn have been likened to In Flames, but personally I can't hear it. This is much heavier than that. But as heavy as it is, it still maintains some very catchy riffs, making sure that there is at least one hooky riff in each song. This means that each song will get you nodding or doing some crucial air punches, but provides that this album won't get old.
As a huge fan of the meldoic death metal genre, i'm always excited when someone recommends a new band. I'm recommending this little beauty to you. You won't be disappointed. But beware, for those of you who like your music more melodic than death, think before you buy. For those of you who prefer more death than melody, don't even bother, this deserves your money.
Honestly, i hope you all love this album as much as me. Oh and as for 4 stars, it's the best any album will get now that i've heard Machine Head's 'The Blackening'. Fact.
on 3 March 2008
I don't write many reviews, only when I think I must. This is one of those times. Iconoclast is a breathtaking monster of an album. No filler, just a relentless barrage of top quality metal. In my view, pidgeon-holing this as melodic death (which I listen to by the way) is slightly misleading, as it is far heavier and angrier than the music produced by other bands in the genre. The one similarity is that, despite this, the songs remain 'catchy', for want of a better word. I won't ramble on. Needless to say, Iconoclast is seriously top notch. If a better album is released this year it will have to be immense. Buy this now!!!
on 6 September 2010
Another amazing album from german metal heads Heaven Shall Burn. Great melodies, chugging guitars and soul wrenching vocals. Dynamic, hard hitting and adrenaline pumping. Fantastic album, fantastic concept; fantastic result. all in all a meaningful and mosh friendly masterpiece. Bring on the sequel