Invent Animate - Heavener
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 225 ratings
2023 Ratings: #24
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CRITIC REVIEWS

94
Sputnikmusic

From the beautiful and infectious melodies of the choruses to the ferociously intense grooves of the breakdowns and riffs, Heavener is an exceptional display of their talent for balancing the melodic and the aggressive.

80
Distorted Sound

Yes, there are some stumbling blocks within Heavener, but on the whole, this is an album we implore everyone to listen to at least once, if only to draw an individual interpretation of life’s experiences.

70
Metal Hammer

HEAVENER is a work exclusively for restless Metal fans.

60
Kerrang!

No question, Heavener is proof that Invent Animate remain one of the most compelling acts in progressive metalcore. It’s just that the real intrigue lies in where they go next now they’ve left this baggage behind…

RemisReviews
96

YES YES YES YES. This is the All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us of the 2020s.

I love this thing. I mean immediately as their first single Shade Astray dropped, I knew this was going to be special because that is literally one of the best Metalcore songs I've ever heard and on par with Invent's Luna as their best song. And they just kept going and put out Without a Whisper which is one of the most beautiful and heavenly modern Metalcore songs I've ever heard, on ANOTHER level. So we already had 2 ... read more

BradTasteMusic
69

I really don’t like this style of Metalcore/Prog Metal at all. Maybe Heavener is a stepping stone in changing that?

It’s really pleasant. I actually fell asleep to this album. It isn’t anything crazy or new in terms of sound, but it’s very consistently good. Worth a try in my opinion

Edit: I revisited this and I am really underwhelmed with how similar everything on this album kinda is by the end. It loses a lot of the original magic by not going as far as it should ... read more

DarkCat
90

First words were “holy shit”. This is ANOTHER case of finding a somewhat unknown album with few high reviews and giving it a shot, and it being AWESOME. This whole album goes hard as fuck, and when it isn’t bursting your ear drums in the most epic way it’s providing some lovely calmer vibes. I can see why this wouldn’t be for many but goddamn, this is great. Will be returning and will see if my thoughts stick.

Edit: Ok yes, it does feel the same after a while. ... read more

blackholefriend
81

y’know i didn’t know i was ever going to enjoy serious djent after listening to the first periphery album, but, lo and behold, i do think this new Invent Animate album is pretty good. the vocalist, though possessing the strained vocals that i usually have problems with, is admittedly killing it, and the work on most of these songs are crazy. “False Meridian” is probably a highlight, just hard slams over and over, then it calmed down before going insane once again. maybe ... read more

etzharai
76

I like when the guitars go binary code.

Spoongus
85

metalcore good

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Track List

1Absence Persistent
3:49
84
2Shade Astray
4:35
88
3Labyrinthine
3:43
80
4Without a Whisper
4:17
87
5False Meridian
5:00
88
6Reverie
3:10
70
7Immolation of Night
3:50
85
8Purity Weeps
4:08
81
9Void Surfacing
4:30
76
10Emberglow
4:21
79
11Elysium
4:48
86
Total Length: 46 minutes
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Added on: November 21, 2022