Heaven Shall Burn Web Sleeve

Album Review: Heaven Shall Burn – Of Truth And Sacrifice

Deathcore crew Heaven Shall Burn return with more of the same on Of Truth And Sacrifice…

Having taken a four-year break since their last release, 2016’s Wanderer, Heaven Shall Burn here return with a 19-track, 97-minute beast of a double album. Never disposed to radical reinvention, you know what you’re going to get with the German crew, and despite the size of the record their melodic deathcore sound remains predominantly intact.

That said, they do deviate from the norm occasionally, most effectively on the nearly nine-minute, primarily orchestral Expatriate, the pulsating electronics of La Résistance, and the brief John Carpenter-esque synth break on Übermacht, all of which make an impact. A handful of guests including Caliban’s Andreas Dörner lend their vocals, too, breaking up the acid-scorched roar of frontman Marcus Bischoff.

Still, it’s a lot to take in one sitting, mainly because it gets a little too samey on the ‘standard’ HSB tracks, but consumed in chunks it’s a worthy collection with a smattering of genuine high points.

Verdict: 2/5

Posted on March 23rd 2020, 12:26pm
Read More
In Conversation With Winston McCall of PARKWAY DRIVE
Parkway Drive frontman Winston McCall stopped by our office to chat about his life and career.
FOUR YEAR STRONG - Recording Brain Pain With Will Putney
Go behind the scenes with Four Year Strong as they record vocals for their new album, Brain Pain.
Foo Fighters: The Inside Story Of Their Self-Titled Debut Album

When Kurt Cobain passed away and Nirvana ceased to be, Dave Grohl was left with a choice: let his pain consume him and lead him away from music forever, or find a way of working through the darkness…

Watch Evanescence's Disturbing New Video For The Game Is Over

Evanescence have unleashed a trippy and at times creepy new video for their latest single, The Game Is Over.

End of content
No more pages to load