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FAVORITE ICED EARTH ALBUM

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by SavaVIDude, Feb 5, 2008.

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What is your favorite Iced Earth album?

  1. Iced Earth

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  2. Night of the Stormrider

    9 vote(s)
    9.5%
  3. Burnt Offerings

    13 vote(s)
    13.7%
  4. The Dark Saga

    17 vote(s)
    17.9%
  5. Days of Purgatory

    2 vote(s)
    2.1%
  6. Something Wicked This Way Comes

    27 vote(s)
    28.4%
  7. Horror Show

    9 vote(s)
    9.5%
  8. Glorious Burden

    11 vote(s)
    11.6%
  9. Framing Armageddon

    6 vote(s)
    6.3%
  1. The Fiddler

    The Fiddler Just Do It.

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    1. Dark Saga : Matt's best, and most emotional performance, IMO.

    2. Something Wicked This Way Comes : A close second, and the most diverse IE disc, IMO.

    3. Horror Show : Incredibly intense from start to finish, (as much as Burnt Offerings, IMO). A great disc to listen to at the gym while working-out.
     
  2. General Zod

    General Zod Ruler of Australia

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    My tastes are pretty wide ranging. I enjoy everything from Burzum and Drudkh to Vanden Plas and Pink Cream 69. For me, it's all about quality.

    Zod
     
  3. Dark One

    Dark One The Tainted Dogma

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    WTF? "mortal enemy"???? :lol:
     
  4. General Zod

    General Zod Ruler of Australia

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    If I wanted to demonstrate to someone the greatness of Matt Barlow, I would definitely reach for Horrow Show. Be it the opening hellish screams of "Wolf", the emotion and intensity of "Dracula" or the variety of "Phantom", Horror Show (IMNSHO) is his finest work.

    Zod
     
  5. DoomsdayZach

    DoomsdayZach The Professor was right

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    *cue kirk vs spock fight music*
     
  6. Dark One

    Dark One The Tainted Dogma

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    Yeah, while I wouldn't consider Horror Show to be even close to my favorite IE, Barlow does indeed sound great on the album and "Dracula" is among his best, no doubt about it.

    Jason
     
  7. Kenso

    Kenso Juke Box Hero

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    agreed totally

    also the sheer power of iced earth kicks for me in the song damien, although the middle part with all the evil whispering is kind of unnecessary haha, but the guitars are so heavy driving and in your face powerful.
     
  8. Bryan316

    Bryan316 METAL... nuff said!

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    Here's my gripe.

    Love the Stormrider songs, hate the disc's production and the singer. Love Dark Saga, especially A Question of Heaven and Vengeance Is Mine, but the rest of the disc is quick songs without much guitar noodling. DANTE'S INFERNO should have its own entrance in this poll! The Something Wicked Trilogy is Jon's crowning achievement in brutality. Gettysburg is a masterpiece of emotion and feeling. Wolf, Damien, and Phantom Opera Ghost are so damned good, and so EEEEVIL.


    But I still say Alive In Athens is my favorite of all Iced Earth's works, because I get all the older songs played with a superior drummer, excellent guitar tone, even volume levels, some intense live energy, and BARLOW'S VOICE. Every time I listen to Purgatory or Stormrider or Dark Saga, I gotta go throw in AIA because that performance captured the true spirit of the older songs with such flawless sound quality.


    IF... IF I were to pick one album from the poll, I'd have to say Something Wicked, because of the closing trilogy.
     
  9. DoomsdayZach

    DoomsdayZach The Professor was right

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    Damien is a fantastic song. If you haven't, watch the original Omen trilogy on which the song is based (not just the first one, and definitely not the remake!). The part in the middle is based on a monologue that Sam Neill as Damien delivers in the third film. The entire speech is below:

    To me, watching those movies (though they get progressively worse) really brought about a whole new level of awesomeness to the song. That speech, the chorus being the prophecy from the original film... really cool stuff Jon did with that song.
     
  10. Iced Dog

    Iced Dog The Stormrider's Pooch

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    In My No Shit Honest Opinion?
     
  11. DarkOne

    DarkOne Black Belt in Sarcasm

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    I always wondered why Horror Show is given a bad rep. I didn't rate it as my fav, but it is an intense disc, and one of the ones I reach for when I want something heavy. Zod is right in that it is Barlow at his best (I've also listed Dracula as one of my all time favorite songs, and I hoping I get to hear Barlow perform it).

    The Dark Saga is also amazing, and it's the most solid album start to finish. I chose SWTHW for the poll, and I think that has some of their best work, but all three of these albums could have been a top pick.

    Steve in Philly (That's DarkOne, no space)
     
  12. Dark One

    Dark One The Tainted Dogma

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    Different strokes. I find most of it uninteresting enough to want to revisit with the major exceptions of "Wolf" and "Dracula". That's not to say it sucks, because it doesn't, it just isn't what I usually want to hear when I'm in an IE mood.

    Yeah, I pretty much already agreed with those assertions. While I wouldn't list "Dracula" that high on my all time favorite list of songs, I still think of it as an awesome song.

    Solid, but as a whole I prefer the less simplistic sound showcased on the earlier albums. The shift in styles was pretty significant on The Dark Saga. (BTW I love the anthemic title track, it definitely gets my blood pumping, plus I came up with my screen name from The Hunter. IE is without a doubt one of my all time favorite bands, so while I may enjoy some releases more than others, it's all IE and it's all good).

    Yeah, I definitely understand where you're coming from here.

    Jason in North Port (the spacious Dark One)
     
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    Agreed. Due to this thread, I was popping around the IE discography last night, and it's clear that 'Horror Show' is far and away his best vocal performance.

    Even just the throwaway, not-even-quite-sung part in "Jekyll & Hyde" is brilliant:

    "I can feel you inside me / You're not stronger than me! / I won't let you... / NOOOO! You can't have me!!! (scree-wwooo-widdly-widdly-soloooo!)"

    So he left at the top of his game, which makes me a bit sad that he wasn't on TGB/FA, but it bodes well for the next album.

    Neil
     
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    Can't vote on this poll, I haven't listened to all their cds.
     
  15. Kimavir

    Kimavir Metal Hippy

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    You'll have to forgive me my ridiculous imagery. My talent for exaggeration knows no bounds :) I just thought we'd knock heads a lot, since he's pretty vocal about his tastes and, it seemed at the time, we didn't share too many of those tastes. I was pretty darn wrong.

    Horror Show get a bad rep because a lot of the songs just feel like filler. Even the cover of Transylvania is kind of bleh. However, when that album hits a high point, it hits a high point. Dracula, Phantom, Damien... there's only 3 or 4 songs worth checking out on the 11 track disc.
     
  16. EDVANTASIA

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    Is it gay to say "Watching over me" is one of my favorite Iced Earth songs?
     
  17. General Zod

    General Zod Ruler of Australia

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    As is that slow part in "Jack":

    I've seen the rain wash over you a thousand times
    Your flesh summons me
    God knows why
    Repent your sins to me


    :kickass::worship::worship::kickass:

    Zod
     
  18. SavaVIDude

    SavaVIDude Savatage Fanatic

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    I HATE that quote from The Omen. I can't listen to that IE song.

    Chris
     
  19. Kimavir

    Kimavir Metal Hippy

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    Borderline, but we'll forgive it this time.
     
  20. General Zod

    General Zod Ruler of Australia

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    That song really speaks to me. I lost my closest friend when he was 22. It seems that every lyric in that song is applicable.

    Zod
     

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