Invictus (Iconoclast III)

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Invictus (Iconoclast III)
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Studio album by Heaven Shall Burn
Released May 21, 2010 (2010-05-21)
Genre Melodic death metal, metalcore
Length 45:08
Language English, German
Label Century Media
Producer Alexander Dietz, Maik Weichert
Heaven Shall Burn chronology
Iconoclast
(Part 1: The Final Resistance)

(2008)
Invictus
(Iconoclast III)

(2010)
Veto
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 2.5/5 stars[1]
AllMusic 2/5 stars[2]
PopMatters 9/10[3]
Rock Hard 9.0/10[4]
Sputnikmusic 2.5/5[5]

Invictus (Iconoclast III) is the sixth studio album by German extreme metal band Heaven Shall Burn and is the last part of the Iconoclast trilogy, following their previous studio album Iconoclast (Part 1: The Final Resistance) released in 2008 and the live CD/DVD Bildersturm – Iconoclast II (The Visual Resistance) released in 2009.

It was released on May 21, 2010 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. On June 8, 2010 it was released in the United States. The band uploaded the songs "Combat" and "The Omen" on their Myspace profile as a preview.[6]

The album entered the German Media Control Charts at #9.[7] Selling 900 copies in the first week[8] Invictus entered the US Top Heatseekers at #48[9]

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition CD
No. Title Length
1. "Intro" 1:10
2. "The Omen" 3:38
3. "Combat" 3:48
4. "I Was I Am I Shall Be" 3:56
5. "Buried in Forgotten Grounds" 5:33
6. "Sevastopol" 4:04
7. "The Lie You Bleed for" 4:41
8. "Return to Sanity" 3:20
9. "Against Bridge Burners" 3:29
10. "Of Forsaken Poets" 4:32
11. "Given in Death" 5:12
12. "Outro" 1:46
Total length: 45:09

The limited edition includes, a wristband, a sticker and a bonus DVD containing a special live performance in Vienna with the theme "Defending Sparta". Inspired by the movie 300, the band chose 300 fans, gave them special T-shirts and let them have a battle on the band's music.[11]

Credits[edit]

Production and performance credits are adapted from the album liner notes.

Production ("Defending Sparta")
  • Alexander Dietz – recording, mixing
  • Patrick W. Engel – mixing, mastering
  • Werner Stockinger – show production
  • Benjamin Mahnert – show production
  • Maik Weichert – show production
  • Steffen "Slayer" Jochmann – FoH sound
  • Martin Kames – light design

Release history[edit]

Region Date
Germany, Austria, Switzerland May 21, 2010
United Kingdom, Belgium,
Netherlands, Luxembourg, France,
Greece, Denmark, Norway,
Portugal, Europe
May 24, 2010
Spain, Italy May 25, 2010
Sweden, Finland, Hungary May 26, 2010
North America June 8, 2010

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[12] 17
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[7] 9
Greek Albums (IFPI)[13] 14
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[14] 258
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 38
US Top Heatseekers Albums (Billboard) 48[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marsicano, Dan. "Heaven Shall Burn - 'Invictus'". heavymetal.about.com. About.com. Retrieved September 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ Iconoclast III: Invictus at AllMusic. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  3. ^ Colgan, Chris. "Heaven Shall Burn: Invictus (Iconoclast III)". www.popmatters.com. PopMatters.com. Retrieved September 21, 2014. 
  4. ^ Kaiser, Boris. "Rock Hard - Invictus review". www.rockhard.de (in German). Retrieved September 21, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Heaven Shall Burn Invictus (Iconoclast III)". www.sputnikmusic.com. Sputnikmusic.com. Retrieved September 21, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Heaven Shall Burn: Alle Infos zu INVICTUS sind da - METAL HAMMER". Metal-hammer.de. 2010-04-28. Retrieved 2012-02-25. 
  7. ^ a b "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
  8. ^ Shaw, Zach. "Metal By Numbers 6/16: Attack of the Crabcore". www.metalinsider.net. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b Staff writer(s); no by-line. "Billboard biz" (Select "Charts" then enter "Invictus" in "Title" and press submit). www.billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved January 20, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Heaven Shall Burn - Invictus (Ltd CD/DVD)(CD/DVD) - $15.50". Cmdistro.com. Retrieved 2012-02-25. 
  11. ^ Dark Lord (November 16, 2009). "STORMBRINGER-News: HEAVEN SHALL BURN - 'Defending Sparta' 300 Krieger für Wien Show gesucht!". www.stormbringer.at (in German). STORMBRINGER. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Heaven Shall Burn – Invictus" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
  13. ^ "Greekcharts.com – Heaven Shall Burn – Invictus". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 21, 2014.
  14. ^ "インヴィクタス - ヘヴン・シャル・バーン - ORICON STYLE". Retrieved August 4, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Heaven Shall Burn – Invictus". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 21, 2014.

External links[edit]

Invictus at AllMusic