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Matt Barlow is back with Iced Earth! Good choice or bad?

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by Theandromedastrain, Dec 11, 2007.

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Matt Barlow is back in Iced Earth! What do you think?

Poll closed Dec 25, 2007.
  1. Matt belongs in Iced Earth!

    88 vote(s)
    80.7%
  2. Ripper was better for Iced Earth

    21 vote(s)
    19.3%
  1. Theandromedastrain

    Theandromedastrain eyeloveprog(Ben)

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    I love it, Matt is my fav. lead singer ever. Thank the Gods.

    Feel free to discuss!
     
  2. rms

    rms Active Member

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    I personally think hes a hypocrite, rather him be true to himself and not play in any band.
     
  3. Kenso

    Kenso Juke Box Hero

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    ripper was better for the glorious burden

    matt is better for everything else

    but IMO ripper is just as good of a singer in his own department.
     
  4. MetalOperaChick

    MetalOperaChick Perfectly Flawed

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    I think they were both great for the band... I just feel a bit bad for Ripper getting kicked to the curb like that. "Oh would you look at that! Old singer is back in Metal...See ya 'round Ripper!" I mean geez...lol. Granted I don't know all the details and I'm just assuming but...that's kind of how it looks.


    ...Now if only that would happen with the New Nightwish...haha One can only hope ;)
     
  5. shaq

    shaq Demon of the Fall

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    Or maybe his mindset changed and he wanted to do it again? I'm pretty sure you're not him, so I doubt you really know what would be "true to himself"
     
  6. rms

    rms Active Member

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    He still said what he said, and went against it.
     
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    shaq Demon of the Fall

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    So you're saying he's human?

    I doubt there's anyone on this board that hasn't reconsidered a major decision they've made...a lot of us don't get the chance to undo that decision, Matt got that chance and whatever his motives may be or whatever caused his change of heart, he decided that being in Iced Earth was right for him. Personally, I'm excited he's back, but even if I wasn't, I'd be hard pressed to come up with justification for calling him a hypocrite.
     
  9. MetalOperaChick

    MetalOperaChick Perfectly Flawed

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    LMAO! PWND! LolCats Ftw :D
     
  10. rms

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    He hasnt said anything regarding his comments he made when leaving IE, hes a hypocrite it's simple. If a politcian is a hypocrite you guys dont vote etc, but if hes a vocalist in a band you like alot you easily dismiss it

    :zombie::zombie:
     
  11. dcowboys311

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    As far as I know, he hasn't said anything at all about coming back to Iced Earth.
     
  12. rms

    rms Active Member

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    He didnt say anything when he joined Pyramaze
     
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    Kenso Juke Box Hero

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    honestly is it a sin to change your mind?

    you know politicians and musicians are two different things.

    matt barlow being flexible on his position to leave music or to stay with it is one thing, but a politicians position on the iraq war isnt something he can just change his mind on and have supporters.

    matt probably just got to missing the music scene and wanted back in, wow what an asshole right?
     
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    I'm a person who believes in a strong moral code, I don't like people who go against their word, no matter how large the situation.
     
  15. Flavio CotM

    Flavio CotM Member

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    Holy shit!!!!! i really don't care about all the shit talking that will start, for me it's just incredible news!!!!!
    ICED EARTH FOR PP!!!!!!!:kickass:
     
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    I like Matt and Ripper. I was diggin' what Iced Earth was producing and I believe they had some momentum going for them- hopefully this abrupt decision doesn't hurt the band.
     
  17. MetalOperaChick

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    Ever heard of:

    Do I contradict myself?
    Very well then I contradict myself,
    (I am large, I contain multitudes.) - Walt Whitman

    It's quite human to go back on an opinion.

    Point is...it's not the end of the world that a musician decided he missed the music. Oh noez!

    I'm still quite confused as to what exactly he was a 'hypocrite' about. What EXACTLY did he say and 'go against' that's royally pissing you off? :lol: You can whine and complain all you want but until you're specific about what exactly is making you pissy no one is really going to take you seriously. lol :loco:
     
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    agreed there padre

    im sure somewhere sometime in your life you have changed your opinion on something rms, maybe a band for example, you didnt like them the first listen but then they grew on you, now you like them. okay you said you didnt like them before, so i guess you are a hypocrite?

    cmon man theres no need to make attacks on someone over small things, even though matts never going to read this, its still just sad that stuff like that is even written.
     
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    Here's a difference in a band.

    I dont like this band their vocals I cant stand....time later...wow this band is good, I can get into now - hypocrite? NO
    I dont like this band, I WILL NEVER GET INTO THIS BAND THEY ARE CRAP.....time later...wow this band is great love em - hypcocrite? YES!

    did none of you read his comments when he left IE? For one I felt it was very condescending of how he portrayed the 'rock star allusion' of playing in a band and he said he wanted to do something with his life, which is why he went into law enforcement. Then couple years later he comes back.
     
  20. MetalOperaChick

    MetalOperaChick Perfectly Flawed

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    Wait...What? LOL That made absolutely no sense. But here ya go: *hands you a chill pill*

    That's not being a hypocrite...that's just having a change of heart about ones occupation. Maybe he wanted to have a regular life for a while after all the success of IE? Is that REALLY so bad? If someone says they want to do something else with their life that doesn't necessarily mean they hate where they are in life at the current moment.... I think you read way too much into his statements and saw something that probably more than likely wasn't there. Sorry you feel that way, but unless Barlow came out and said "OMG I HATE ICED EARTH AND METAL" I'm pretty sure he's not a hypocrite for missing the music.

    Cheers.
     

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