At the risk of sounding pugnacious,I have had a hard time understanding why the mantle of death metal was attached to this band; Heaven's Venom is a GREAT mixture of thrash and NWOAHM elements. Song-focused riffage flows from every pore without ever losing the melody along the way. Their ability to maintain this makes Push The Venom and even the most aggressive tracks like Faith Made of Shrapnel sound monumental. And even though the vocals have a modern sound, there isn't a trace of fluff to be found anywhere; so by virtue of aggression alone, this could very well be death. -Heaven's Venom...prepare for melodic obliteration!