Iced Earth - The Glorious Burden


7.4 | 531 votes |
Release date: 12 January 2004
Style: Heavy metal, US power metal

Owners:

649 have it
19 want it


Disc I
01. Star-Spangled Banner
02. Declaration Day
03. When The Eagle Cries
04. The Reckoning (Don't Tread On Me)
05. Greenface
06. Attila
07. Red Baron/Blue Max
08. Hollow Man
09. Valley Forge
10. Waterloo
11. When The Eagle Cries [acoustic version]

Disc II [Gettysburg 1863]
01. The Devil To Pay
02. Hold At All Costs
03. High Water Mark

Additional info
North American release date: January 13, 2004
European release date: January 12, 2004

Tracks 10 to 12 construct the suite "Gettysburg (1863)".
The American version features "Greenface" (3:02) instead of "Waterloo".

Because of the album's super-patriot theme, some tracks weren't added to versions released in certain countries. The Star-Spangled Banner was removed from the German release, and was replaced with Green Face.

Guest review by
Storchillarn
Rating:
8.1
The Glorious Burden is an album of change in so many ways. Not surprisingly the biggest change is the one of vocal duties. Matthew Barlow, frontman and vocalist since 1995 is no longer a member of Iced Earth and this album is the start of the Tim "Ripper" Owens (ex-Wintersbane, Judas Priest) era. Another big change is the one of the music itself, or rather the theme of the music. The dark, gothic touch that has characterized Iced Earth's sound and lyrics has been exchanged for a historical theme. Before listening to the album I was a bit skeptical about this but it turned out great.

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published 16.06.2007 | Comments (14)

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10.02.2010 - 17:50
Rating: 7
elekctric

Posts: 99
From: USA

I only rate this lower as I am not a fan of Ripper ....
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10.02.2010 - 18:21
Rating: 8
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight

Posts: 8284
From: Czech Republic

I bought this CD recently and if nothing - the whole booklet is one of the best i have seen so far

+ i love Gettysburg trilogy no matter what
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10.02.2010 - 19:00
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck

Posts: 39149
From: The Netherlands

Written by Ellrohir on 10.02.2010 at 18:21

+ i love Gettysburg trilogy no matter what


The Gettysburg trilogy is imo the only reason to buy this cd. That trilogy is superb it's just a shame disc one is so pathetically crap.
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10.02.2010 - 21:43
Rating: 8
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight

Posts: 8284
From: Czech Republic

I agree the rest of the album is quite weak musically...but Gettysburg is so great, that it was worth to buy for me
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12.07.2010 - 04:00
Rating: 8
LusitanianTroll

Posts: 15
From: Portugal

It's not so bad as some people say.
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12.08.2010 - 23:23
Rating: 10
Glory_Swabian

Posts: 1
From: Germany
I love rippers vioce!!! It's perfect
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25.06.2011 - 22:23
Rating: 9
JÄY
Metal slave

Posts: 1463
From: USA

Heh i d/led this album and had fallen in love with it... then i find out the tracks are all mixed up! ....but i dont givvashit
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31.01.2012 - 11:38
Rating: 9
Nite

Posts: 14
From: UK

I don't know why this album has such a bad press. It's very good. The highlight is the Gettysburg Trilogy of course but the others are by no means bad. Declaration Day is probably my favorite. I think the trick with any new vocalist is to try not to judge there albums by there predecessors.
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01.02.2012 - 03:48
Rating: 9
JÄY
Metal slave

Posts: 1463
From: USA

Written by Nite on 31.01.2012 at 11:38

I don't know why this album has such a bad press. It's very good.

Yeah...It's one of those albums....along with Megadeths So far, So good.
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01.02.2012 - 11:42
Rating: 9
Angelic Storm
Melodious

Posts: 6675
From: UK

Written by Nite on 31.01.2012 at 11:38
I think the trick with any new vocalist is to try not to judge there albums by there predecessors.


I do think Ripper was never given a fair chance by many who couldn't see past Matt Barlow as the Iced Earth vocalist. Ripper took a lot of flak from that section of Iced Earth's support during his time as their singer, most of it completely unjustified I felt. I think he did a great job in taking up the mantle of IE vocalist, and whilst this album isn't perfect by any means, I think it is underrated, and the material on it is mostly great. Obviously, the Gettysburg Trilogy gets the most attention on this album, and rightfully so. As it's one of the finest metal compositions of all time. However, the main body of the album contains a few great, underrated tracks that I love a lot. Although there are a couple of other songs on the album I don't find to be that great, "Hollow Man" is by far the weakest track on the album for me...
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06.02.2012 - 09:43
Rating: 7
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Masterchief

Posts: 44945
From: Sweden

One more opener whit new vocalist, pretty good powerfull but if we compare all 4 openers whit new vox this is weekest , because not all songs are powerfull, and besides some parts was more power not heavy musicvaly, but defenetly best how others Borlow albums after opener(yes I know its Ripper on vox here) , better how previusly IE albums
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06.02.2012 - 10:14
Rating: 8
beyondtehdarksun

Posts: 157
From: Germany

I still like this album a lot despite the bad songs. "Declaration Day" and "Waterloo" will always be among my favorite IE tracks.
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"We are blind to the world within us, waiting to be born"
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19.09.2012 - 23:30
Rating: 9
JÄY
Metal slave

Posts: 1463
From: USA

I view this album a lot like I do Maiden's Fear of the Dark. Plenty enough good songs to make it a great release, just had too many crappy ones and that dragged it down....Well, I dont spin the CD's I own, I only listen to them digitally so I've just deleted all the songs I would normally skip. I'm left with a great album, for true
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11.11.2012 - 21:23
Rating: 9
Ralle

Posts: 44
From: Serbia

Great album
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15.09.2013 - 03:44
Rating: 10
belphegor666

Posts: 33
From: UK

Tim Ripper is amazing...When The Eagles Cries is one of my favorite songs from this album... I give a 10 to this album...it deserves it as all the other Iced Earth albums do
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15.10.2013 - 04:32
master 666
King of Arizona

Posts: 55
From: Iran

Woow
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20.02.2015 - 15:30
Rating: 7
Bad English
Masterchief

Posts: 44945
From: Sweden

Written by elekctric on 10.02.2010 at 17:50

I only rate this lower as I am not a fan of Ripper ....


its wrong, I am not fan of many thinks like di caprio, but I did enjoy film whit Jack Nicholson and also Blood Diamond,
even guy totally sucks because 2 stupid love films

most ppl vote for bane name bot music what is into album and its wrong
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11.04.2015 - 07:48
danielllewis

Posts: 119
From: Canada

Looks like the consensus about this album lines up with my own opinion haha. Don't care for disc 1 but the gettysburg trilogy gets me all kinds of excited
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04.06.2016 - 18:26
Rating: 9
CakeTrolley

Posts: 175
From: Finland

Excellent heavy metal album. The ending monster track Gettysburg is probably the best stuff they've written and Ripper sings his heart out on this record. Waterloo is another favourite of mine. The only complaint I have is that the lyrics to When the Eagle Cries is pretty stupid.
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13.12.2016 - 01:08
Rating: 7
Bad English
Masterchief

Posts: 44945
From: Sweden

Written by CakeTrolley on 04.06.2016 at 18:26

Excellent heavy metal album. The ending monster track Gettysburg is probably the best stuff they've written and Ripper sings his heart out on this record. Waterloo is another favourite of mine. The only complaint I have is that the lyrics to When the Eagle Cries is pretty stupid.


those lyrics was written after 9/11
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18.12.2016 - 21:28
Rating: 9
CakeTrolley

Posts: 175
From: Finland

Written by Bad English on 13.12.2016 at 01:08

those lyrics was written after 9/11


I know that. Don't change my opinion.
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