Antigone (album)

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Antigone
Studio album by Heaven Shall Burn
Released 26 April 2004
Genre Melodic death metal, metalcore
Length 48:44
Label Century Media (CD), Lifeforce (LP)
Producer Patrick W. Engel
Heaven Shall Burn chronology
Whatever It May Take
(2002)
Antigone
(2004)
Deaf To Our Prayers
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Lambgoat 7/10 stars link
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars link
Rock Hard (de) 9/10[1]

Antigone is the third full-length album of the German metal band Heaven Shall Burn. The title was inspired by the female character of the play Antigone by Sophocles. The play is about a passionate young woman, that does what she knows is right, even though it is against the law. She makes sure that all of the town's people know what she did and she is punished by the king. The intro and the two outros were composed and recorded by Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds. A video was made for The Weapon They Fear; the song commemorates Víctor Jara. Tree of Freedom deals with the life of Nelson Mandela. Voice of the Voiceless refers to the band's strong pro-vegan stance. Bleeding to Death deals with the economic and social problems in the former East Germany, from where the band originates. The song "The Dream is Dead" was featured in an episode of Viva la Bam, entitled "Viva La Europe Pt. 2".

Reception[edit]

In 2005, Antigone was ranked number 474 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Maik Weichert, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Echoes (Intro)" (by ólafur Arnalds) 1:29
2. "The Weapon They Fear"   4:38
3. "The Only Truth"   4:29
4. "Architects of the Apocalypse"   4:01
5. "Voice of the Voiceless"   4:53
6. "Numbing the Pain"   5:36
7. "To Harvest the Storm"   4:45
8. "Rísandi Von (Outro)" (by ólafur Arnalds) 1:31
9. "Bleeding to Death"   4:14
10. "Tree of Freedom"   4:49
11. "The Dream is Dead"   4:41
12. "Deyjandi Von (Outro)" (by ólafur Arnalds) 3:38
Total length:
48:44

Personnel[edit]

Heaven Shall Burn
Additional musicians
Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ Himmelstein, Andreas. "Rock Hard". issue 204. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  2. ^ [...], Rock Hard (Hrsg.). [Red.: Michael Rensen. Mitarb.: Götz Kühnemund] (2005). Best of Rock & Metal die 500 stärksten Scheiben aller Zeiten. Königswinter: Heel. p. 17. ISBN 3-89880-517-4.