Iced Earth: Opinions

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What are peoples opinions on Iced Earth. Personally, I love them. I am not a big metal fan for the most part, but I love what Iced Earth does. While the lyrics are portentious to the extreme at time, I think the musicianship is great. I love Matt Barlows voice, despite many people thinking he just screams. Moreover, I give them props for not turning into "nu-metal" over the years and keeping a sound that is pretty consistent from their first EP releases in the late 80's to 2001's 'Horror Show.' Would love to hear feedback...

Bryan Moore (Bryan Moore), Monday, 21 July 2003 02:11 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I have Horror Show but haven't heard it yet. Have to say I like the idea behind it.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 21 July 2003 02:14 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I love metal. But not Iced Earth.

Johnny Badlees (crispssssss), Monday, 21 July 2003 12:07 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
I like Iron Maiden and Rush, but not Helloween and Voivod. Should I listen to these guys? I've noticed their covers are cool. What's a good album to start with?

tangible personal property, Thursday, 24 February 2005 04:31 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

two months pass...
I'd recommend buying their compilation, honestly... as for studio albums, Something Wicked THis Way Comes and The Dark Saga do it for me...

Bryan Moore (Bryan Moore), Thursday, 28 April 2005 17:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Nice album covers. Bad music.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 28 April 2005 17:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Haha, I used to love this band. I think I still might. Good old-fashioned Maiden-meets-Master of Puppets thrash with cheesy horror movie/D&D/comic book themes. No interest in their recent records, but Burnt Offerings and Night of the Stormrider are good.

Jordan (Jordan), Thursday, 28 April 2005 17:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Richard Christy is the best thing to happen to Howard Stern in like 5 years.

billstevejim, Thursday, 28 April 2005 21:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

What does Richard Christy have to do with Howard Stern?!

Jordan (Jordan), Thursday, 28 April 2005 21:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Well, he's on the show pretty much everyday for starters.

billstevejim, Thursday, 28 April 2005 21:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I had no idea (probably because I don't actually listen to HS). This is the former drummer for Death we're talking about, right?

Jordan (Jordan), Thursday, 28 April 2005 21:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The new Iced Earth DVD is ghastly.

ng, Thursday, 28 April 2005 21:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The new Iced Earth DVD is amazing.

scott seward (scott seward), Thursday, 28 April 2005 22:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Scott, are you serious? I love the Gettysburg song cycle, but everything that goes with it suXor. Did you watch the tour of the battlefield yet?

ng, Thursday, 28 April 2005 22:43 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The tour is great! Okay, I could only get thru, like 10 minutes of the tour. And I know what you mean by "ghastly". I guess i was just in the right silly mood for it. I mean, it IS kinda impressive. All those flags waving and pictures of generals. They are nuts. The same day that I got that in the mail i also got the new Molly Hatchet album and it came with an ACTUAL confederate flag. A lttle one with one of those plastic bases that you can stick on your dashboard. And all the tour dates on the back of the CD are in Germany...hmmmm... I am digging the new Demons & Wizards. That has some great stuff on it.

scott seward (scott seward), Thursday, 28 April 2005 23:55 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

So does Howard Stern discuss Richard Christy's sick chops?

Jordan (Jordan), Thursday, 28 April 2005 23:57 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

They discuss metal sometimes, but normally Richard is brought it for his porn expertise. He's quite a multi-talent, as he also has sick chops at prank phonecalls.

billstevejim, Friday, 29 April 2005 00:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

'burning times' is a scorcher of a song

i like the band every once in a while

Charlie Howard, Monday, 16 July 2007 11:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

ten years pass...

I know these d00ds have kinda sunken into mediocrity in recent years but they're supposed to be fun live and apparently they're playing the "Wicked" trilogy from SWTWC ("Prophecy", "Birth of the Wicked", "Coming Curse") on this tour so....i'm kinda stoked. plus Stu Block is a dope vocalist even if he's kinda imitating Matt Barlow in this band (and sounds more like himself in Into Eternity).

Jon Schaffer is a doofus though.

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 06:11 (one year ago) Permalink

dear Christ, the versions of the trilogy they did with Ripper are fucking TERRIBLE:

why the hell did they lower the key, he can hit higher notes than Barlow

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 06:15 (one year ago) Permalink

fuck it, I'll defend these guys. p much haven't put out anything great in years, but even at their most self-plagiarizing they were often fun. Barlow kinda elevated em a bit. Ripper Owens era was terrible.

Horror Show is flawed but "Wolf", "Damien" and "Dracula" are fun.

last two w/ Stu Block kinda middling, his first (Dystopia) wasn't a classic but it was good!

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Monday, 12 March 2018 22:03 (one year ago) Permalink

Weird I just listened to these guys for the first time since high school, just to see how it sounded now. Sure it's ridiculous music but Burnt Offerings and the Spawn one (lol) have really catchy hooks and cool riffs. Every now and then I'll click on the metal thread and check out some retro thrash thing on Bandcamp, and it's inevitably not as good? But I don't actually listen to metal beyond my 5 or so favorite albums from high school, so who cares what I think.

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 12 March 2018 22:10 (one year ago) Permalink

me and the band

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Saturday, 17 March 2018 23:29 (one year ago) Permalink

love that so much

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Saturday, 17 March 2018 23:49 (one year ago) Permalink

yea Jon screamed "Kreatorrrr" at me. nice dude.

Stu Block is amazing. i could hear him during soundcheck a half a block away

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Sunday, 18 March 2018 00:01 (one year ago) Permalink

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