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Why is Iced Earth considered power metal?

Discussion in 'Iced Earth' started by Saylos, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. Saylos

    Saylos New Metal Member

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    I've always thought that their earlier stuff was more thrash and after BO, they were more just a heavy metal band. I see no comparisons between them and say Blind Guardian, Rhapsody, Skylark, Manowar or any other staple power metal bands. A lot of power metal has an uplifting quality to their songs but I don't see that in IE, well a couple but not enough to clasify them as power. For some reason I can't throw IE in the same genre with other power metal bands.
     
  2. Everlost

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    Power metal is gay.
    Iced Earth is gay.
    Iced Earth is power metal.

    Doesn't that seem logical?
     
  3. Saylos

    Saylos New Metal Member

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    Damnit that explains nothing!

    You Swedes may be sexy but other than that.....sheesh!
     
  4. anonymousnick2001

    anonymousnick2001 World's Greatest Vocalist

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    Power Metal is not always gay.

    Iced Earth is not ALWAYS gay.

    Damn, I guess Iced Earth = Power Metal still...
     
  5. IcedMadness

    IcedMadness STRONGER THAN DEATH

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    why did you post about Iced Earth being gay? Are you not a fan? If you are not a fan then why did you come and post on this board?

    Any way, I think Iced Earth is just a regular heavy metal band. I mean come on, does Iced Earth sound like Hammerfall or Falconer?
     
  6. Saylos

    Saylos New Metal Member

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    That's just it. They don't sound like most power metal bands. Gamma Ray? Nightwish? Dragonforce? Sonata Arctica? No fucking way. I hear them being called power/thrash but I'm not buying that either since I don' think they're thrash anymore. Heavy metal, that's it.
     
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    nah iced earth is just thrash/trad metal...they have none of the qualitys that power metal has...but they're still a fuckin kick ass band :headbang:
     
  8. anonymousnick2001

    anonymousnick2001 World's Greatest Vocalist

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    I sense some Maiden/Helloween/Jag Panzer elements in their sound. Anyone heard the choir bullshit on Horror Show?
     
  9. Intoxicator

    Intoxicator Hell On Earth

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    I get what you're saying. They're way heavier than other power metal bands, but not heavy enough to be thrash really. Just heavy metal I guess. Does it really matter? They rock.
     
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    ya thats what i meant
     
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    korruption Amateur Dentist

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    No.
    It's not logical that you're posting on an Iced Earth board if you hate them either.
     
  12. stefan86

    stefan86 invariably off-topic

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    I'd never call IE a power band. Traditional heavy metal with thrash elements.
     
  13. anonymousnick2001

    anonymousnick2001 World's Greatest Vocalist

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    Some would never call Manowar power metal, Cradle of Filth black metal, Slayer thrash metal, or Smashing Pumpkins grunge. But I do.
     
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    I don't hate Iced Earth. Only Jon Schaffer. And until he changes the name of the band to "The Amazing Jon Schaffer Band" I'll continue hating just him. Maybe that's why I call them Power metal. Just because I hate Jon.. :) Or maybe it's because of some live mp3s I heard some time ago with some pretty off key vocals. And when a singer sings out of tune I usually call it power metal. I don't really know what to think now when Tim Owens is the singer though..
     
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    T_man357 Locked & Loaded

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