Heaven Shall Burn was part of the first wave of metalcore bands that helped establish a genre.
Heaven Shall Burn are a German extreme metal band whose brutal and melodic music appeals to hardcore, thrash and death metal fans alike. These pioneers of the European melodic metalcore/deathcore scene are known for their hard-hitting live shows and the use of pyrotechnics and breathtaking visuals. They are also welcome guests at festivals worldwide. Lyrically they don’t shy away from serious or difficult subjects such as Germany’s painful war legacy. As a socially conscious band, Heaven Shall Burn also released a tsunami benefit CD single in 2005. ‘Veto’ (2013) is reminiscent of both the ‘Iconoclast’ trilogy and the chord progressions and musical style of ‘Antigone’ (2004). Some tracks are quintessential metalcore songs while others are at times a bit thrashy or epic. Although the backbone of their music is always eminently recognisable, they always add a new twist to keep things interesting. Even though their club scene days are long behind them, Heaven Shall Burn have managed to maintain their credibility for all this time. Just listen to their latest contribution ‘Wanderer’ (2016). The album taps into their inner Bolt Thrower and the ferocity and anger of their early years.
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