― scott seward (scott seward), Thursday, 28 April 2005 23:55 (sixteen years ago) link
― Jordan (Jordan), Thursday, 28 April 2005 23:57 (sixteen years ago) link
― billstevejim, Friday, 29 April 2005 00:21 (sixteen years ago) link
'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 (fourteen years ago) link
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 (three years ago) link
dear Christ, the versions of the trilogy they did with Ripper are fucking TERRIBLE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XN1WlkqxtK0
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 (three years ago) link
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 (three years ago) link
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 (three years ago) link
me and the band
― fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Saturday, 17 March 2018 23:29 (three years ago) link
love that so much
― she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Saturday, 17 March 2018 23:49 (three years ago) link
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 (three years ago) link
finally dug into the "Jon Schaffer's Purgatory" EP. it's fun, ignorant-assed heavy metal that sounds lyrically like it was written by 12 year olds doing a book report on horror films.
in other words, good mindless fun.
the weirdest thing - you know how sometimes there's this vocalist everybody clowns for being shit, then years later, he resurfaces, and suddenly he's improved a shit-ton?
Yeah, that is...not the case with Gene Adam.
― Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 15:53 (one year ago) link
As I walk through the blackened forestThoughts of hate and anger fill my soulThe charred remains of the holy rollersScream repentance though it's far too late
I fight back the laughter at what I seeThe suffering healers false destined prophecy
He didn't think yesterday of the end of his lifeThe brainwashed fools born again of a thousand lies
lolllllll, i love this cheesy-assed band
― Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Friday, 11 December 2020 01:59 (one year ago) link
debut album just reissued/remixed/remastered.
for a remix, it doesn't sound toooo terribly different. was hoping maybe they mixed Gene Adam's voice with Mario Lanza or something. the guitars are still crunchy but tbh I always liked the original production.
i just love this cheesy-assed band and I won't apologize for it. Jon Schaffer's pretentiousness almost improves things cos you can't help but laugh at how cornball he is - yr a dude who learned how to play gallop patterns real well, nobody cares about your IRL opinions about commerce and government.
some real dire shit in the catalog. the Ripper albums were a huge wtf. never seen a guy with such a good voice completely suck everything interesting out of a band with a solid track record, TWICE.
― Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Friday, 18 December 2020 23:43 (one year ago) link
seriously tho Gene is the worst singer ever, he makes Kai Hansen sound like Andrea Bocelli
― Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Thursday, 7 January 2021 01:22 (one year ago) link
Absolutely love how thoroughly dude has fucked himself over now
― Ned Raggett, Friday, 16 April 2021 16:33 (nine months ago) link
Speaking of, I meant to bump this thread last month when I saw that a, presumably very disappointed, former Iced Earth fan dumped damn near the band's entire catalog on CD at a local used shop.
― soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 16 April 2021 16:39 (nine months ago) link
Closing words of the proceedings:Judge: Mr. Schaffer, good luck. We will see you soon.Schaffer: Thank you, your honor. https://t.co/kw58Blb2bK— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) April 16, 2021
― Ned Raggett, Friday, 16 April 2021 16:42 (nine months ago) link
From an ILX vet
In hindsight Iced Earth's problematic politics probably should've been obvious when Matt Barlow left to join the DHS and they replaced him with right-wing idiot Tim "Ripper" Owens. Also Schaffer's side project about how the Federal Reserve is evil.— Jeff Treppel (@JeffTreppel) April 16, 2021
― Ned Raggett, Friday, 16 April 2021 16:50 (nine months ago) link
Hard to maintain a “snitches get stitches” ethos when you’ve got a thin blue line full back tattoo.
― Joe Bombin (milo z), Friday, 16 April 2021 16:51 (nine months ago) link
He's doing this in hopes that prosecutors will recommended a lesser sentence for the crimes he committed. Here is the "information" the govt submitted detailing the crimes he's pleaded guilty tohttps://t.co/Y2R4Pr8tlh— Ken Bensinger (@kenbensinger) April 16, 2021
― Ned Raggett, Friday, 16 April 2021 17:20 (nine months ago) link
Anyway Jeff's working on a story so sharing this out:
If anyone here knows any former members of Iced Earth, associates of Jon Schaffer, Ripper Owens, or Matt Barlow, or former tourmates who would be willing to go on the record, please DM me (and feel free to retweet).— Jeff Treppel (@JeffTreppel) April 16, 2021
― Ned Raggett, Friday, 16 April 2021 18:18 (nine months ago) link
I want to know how the iced earth face tattoo guy feels
― StanM, Friday, 16 April 2021 22:00 (nine months ago) link
nevermind, misremembered. it was earth crisis
― StanM, Friday, 16 April 2021 22:02 (nine months ago) link
Possibly going in to witness protection
― Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 18 November 2021 13:46 (two months ago) link
Man, if this is the dude that ends up rolling and taking down a bigger name...
― a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 18 November 2021 14:53 (two months ago) link
can't wait to be at a metal show in the future, only to see familiar rhythm guitarist "Lon Snyder" on stage
― Cool Im An Situation (Neanderthal), Thursday, 18 November 2021 16:39 (two months ago) link