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Iced Earth

Discussion in 'Music Discussion' started by Forostar, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    Not bad at all, I like it a lot better than Whore, it's very listenable. Enjoyed the solo, which was unexpected. It's not anything new or different, but as with visiting Burger King, I'm fine with that.
  2. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Well I listened to the rest of it and the non-ballad parts are pretty cool. Kinda generic but still enjoyable.

    I don't dislike their ballads BTW. In fact, I actually really enjoyed two of the three ballads on Dystopia (Anthem being the one I disliked). The problem is that many of them sound the same. I have the same problem with a lot of recent Dream Theater ballads. In the album's context they usually work fine but I'm never going to go out of my way to listen to most of them. The best ballads were on SWTWC, nothing has lived up to those since.

    Controversial IE opinion: AQOH is one of their lesser ballads. I much prefer Melancholy and I Died For You.
  3. Unknown One

    Unknown One I see the ghost of navigators.

    I Died For You is great and I agree that it's IE's best ballad. I also love Consequences although Melancholy has dropped a bit since I first heard it.
  4. Detective Beauregard

    Detective Beauregard Dr. Shreddington

    Iced Earth run such a gamut lyrically. One minute they're emoting about a guy who died in a motorcycle accident and the next they're screeching about whatever the hell that thing was that John Leguizamo played in Spawn.

    I need to listen to Consequences again, as I recall it being solid and kinda unique for them. Last night I listened to the first two discs of Alive in Athens and I can say without hesitation that it is one of the best-sounding live albums I've ever heard. It almost makes me wonder if there were overdubs.
  5. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Consequences is very cool, forgot about that one.
  6. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

  7. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    Most interesting one so far, but that first wail sounds like lame Ripper worship.
  8. Chained Prometheus

    Chained Prometheus The Spiral King

    I just made a Witherfall thread, but I really wanted to pop in here and throw in my support for Jake Dreyer. Dude's by far and away the best lead guitarist Iced Earth's ever had. I highly recommend Iced Earth fans checking Witherfall out, especially if they're fans of early IE albums like Night of the Stormrider or Burnt Offerings.

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