Iced Earth: Opinions

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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

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Friday, 18 December 2020 23:43 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...
three months pass...


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.

— 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 to

— 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

seven months pass...

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

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