Album Reviews

Heaven Shall Burn – Iconoclast
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 13:00
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After 2006’s “Deaf To Our Prayers” and the ensuing tours with God Forbid, Caliban and Maroon which reportedly left over 15,000 with permanent ear damage, Germany’s Heaven Shall Burn are back with an album about a group of warriors who are sent to judge and destroy the murderers of God. Sounds heavy huh! Then again, so is the band’s music so it all fits together nicely.

The peaceful intro might still have you thinking something else but I doubt these dudes can still fool their fans into thinking they’ve released an album filled with soothing sounds. After exactly 88 seconds, all hell breaks loose in the form of “Endzeit” and after that they never look back and just crush everything in sight. Heaven Shall Burn recorded the whole thing in the Rape Of Harmonies Studios and then had everything once again mastered by the go-to guy when it comes to brutal music, Tue Madsen. Nothing new under the sun (or in Heaven Shall Burn’s case a pitch black night with preferably a storm) but still highly effective!

Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.