Iced Earth - Burnt Offerings


8.6 | 729 votes |
Release date: 1995
Style: Heavy metal, US power metal

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01. Burnt Offerings
02. Last December
03. Diary
04. Brainwashed
05. Burning Oasis
06. Creator Failure
07. The Pierced Spirit
08. Dante's Inferno

Top 20 albums of 1995: 15

Additional info
Remixed and remastered version from the "Dark Genesis" box set was released separately on September 23rd, 2002. Today, it has a different comic artwork cover compared to the original cover work.

The promo CD (in a slipcase) contained a rough mix of the album; some of these rough mixes were used in the LP-Miniature CD reissue from 2008.

Also released on LP, limited to 2,000 copies.

The intro to Burnt Offerings is an excerpt from the 1992 movie "Dracula".

Staff review by
Sephiroth
Rating:
10
Two main things make this album the best IE's album and an immense masterpiece: Jon Schaffer's anger and Mattew Barlow's voice. Year 1996, IE had gone through some major difficulties in the past 3 years, mainly regarding contrasts with their label and between some band members, the result: Jon Schaffer wrote the angriest the darkest and the heaviest songs that he has ever composed so as to vent his anger on music and confirm himself as a composer of infinite talent. But (luckily I say) he also had problems with his singer: John Greely, because he was ruining his voice smoking hash. So, Rodney Beaslay, Jon's drummer suggested to give a guy that was singing in his brother's garage-band a chance.

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published 18.09.2003 | Comments (15)

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22.07.2016 - 13:09
Rating: 7
Jope of Steele
Great performance by the band again, but I cannot say the same for these songs, as most of them aren't nearly as good what band is capable of doing. I've always been a huge fan of the songs "Burnt Offerings" and "Dante's Inferno", that are definitely the strongest IE I can imagine. The whole album isn't nearly as enjoyable and I almost never manage to listen to this one fully.
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24.07.2016 - 18:42
Rating: 6
Azarath
deficient
"Dante's Inferno" does nothing for me.
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09.08.2016 - 19:08
Rating: 7
Loved this album when I started listen to Iced Earth. Today I found it good but to be fair there's too many weak moments. Creator Failure and Burning Oasis is pure garbage. I can't see how Jon Schaffer thought these songs where worthy to be included on a album. They don't offer anything interesting, just drags on and on. Last December is pretty weak as well, the chorus especially really sucks. Matt Barlow didn't do a very good job on this album, he sounds tired for the most part and the production is horribly dry. As for the rest of the songs they are all pretty nice even though they sound 5x better on the Alive in Athens album.
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09.08.2016 - 19:11
Rating: 7
Zap
Phlegmish
I actually always found this to be their weakest release from the 90s. Which doesn't take away from the fact that the opening track is one of the best things they've ever done.
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16.10.2016 - 00:48
Rating: 10
Redel
Together with NOTS, this is their best album. I also enjoy their debut very much (and consider it an overlooked album).
After Burnt Offerings, it went downhill for IE.
However, and that I respect, after 25 years this band still keeps up to its roots pretty well. They have no really bad album.
Still, I am not as much a fan of this band anymore as I used to be back in the 90s.
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20.03.2020 - 13:38
Rating: 6
DeathMetal
What a boring album. Couldn't wait for it to finish.
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20.03.2020 - 23:58
Rating: 10
Redel
Written by majormalfunction on 09.08.2016 at 19:08

Creator Failure and Burning Oasis is pure garbage. I can't see how Jon Schaffer thought these songs where worthy to be included on a album. They don't offer anything interesting, just drags on and on.


I guess I didnt read these lines of your comment carefully any earlier than a minute ago.

How can you even say this!
Burning Oasis is not the best song on this album, but for me it still is excellent. How can you say that it just "drags on and on"? What do you mean by that? There is a lot of variation in this song, in particular in pace, also in singing.
Creator Failure is one of the best IE songs of all time. The same as above for me, full of variation.

All a matter of taste, of course, and you dont have to like these songs, no need mentioning.
But saying that they are "pure garbage" -- beyond me.
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21.03.2020 - 00:32
The Witchfinder
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I'm not seeing enough praise for what is Iced Earth's best album and one of the best power metal albums ever.
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21.03.2020 - 01:03
Rating: 10
Redel
Written by Guest on 21.03.2020 at 00:32

I'm not seeing enough praise for what is Iced Earth's best album and one of the best power metal albums ever.


So, why dont you share your praise? I would be happy to see it.
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21.03.2020 - 01:13
nikarg
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Written by Redel on 16.10.2016 at 00:48

Together with NOTS, this is their best album. I also enjoy their debut very much (and consider it an overlooked album).
After Burnt Offerings, it went downhill for IE.
However, and that I respect, after 25 years this band still keeps up to its roots pretty well. They have no really bad album.
Still, I am not as much a fan of this band anymore as I used to be back in the 90s.

I could have written this comment. Word for word.
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21.03.2020 - 01:36
Rating: 10
Redel
Written by nikarg on 21.03.2020 at 01:13

I could have written this comment. Word for word.


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21.03.2020 - 09:53
Rating: 8
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by nikarg on 21.03.2020 at 01:13

Written by Redel on 16.10.2016 at 00:48

Together with NOTS, this is their best album. I also enjoy their debut very much (and consider it an overlooked album).
After Burnt Offerings, it went downhill for IE.
However, and that I respect, after 25 years this band still keeps up to its roots pretty well. They have no really bad album.
Still, I am not as much a fan of this band anymore as I used to be back in the 90s.

I could have written this comment. Word for word.

Its True even fist 2 albums are underated, but if Matt would ot join band would nor survive. Hate me but imo their best id their last one
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I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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21.03.2020 - 19:16
Rating: 7
Written by Redel on 20.03.2020 at 23:58

I guess I didnt read these lines of your comment carefully any earlier than a minute ago.

How can you even say this!
Burning Oasis is not the best song on this album, but for me it still is excellent. How can you say that it just "drags on and on"? What do you mean by that? There is a lot of variation in this song, in particular in pace, also in singing.
Creator Failure is one of the best IE songs of all time. The same as above for me, full of variation.

All a matter of taste, of course, and you dont have to like these songs, no need mentioning.
But saying that they are "pure garbage" -- beyond me.


As long as I've listened to Iced Earth those two tracks have always been victims of the skip button. I'm gonna listen through their entire discography soon again and I will keep your comment in mind and see if there's something i've missed in those songs.
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And what do you call assassins who accuse assassins anyway, my friend?
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21.03.2020 - 22:04
Rating: 10
Redel
Written by majormalfunction on 21.03.2020 at 19:16

As long as I've listened to Iced Earth those two tracks have always been victims of the skip button. I'm gonna listen through their entire discography soon again and I will keep your comment in mind and see if there's something i've missed in those songs.

Please dont feel pushed to do so by my comment. That was really not my intention.
You will most probably come to the same conclusion again.
I guess my issue is the following:
I have absolutely no problem with people saying that an album feels boring to them (as others do here), I dont even care much about that. This, for me, is a clearly subjective statement.
However, if you say that sth. is pure garbage, to me, that implies some objective note, or at least it feels as if it wanted to be objective, which it obviously cannot.
I guess that was all.
So, no offense.
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23.03.2020 - 09:12
Rating: 7
Written by Redel on 21.03.2020 at 22:04

Please dont feel pushed to do so by my comment. That was really not my intention.
You will most probably come to the same conclusion again.
I guess my issue is the following:
I have absolutely no problem with people saying that an album feels boring to them (as others do here), I dont even care much about that. This, for me, is a clearly subjective statement.
However, if you say that sth. is pure garbage, to me, that implies some objective note, or at least it feels as if it wanted to be objective, which it obviously cannot.
I guess that was all.
So, no offense.


None offense taken Yeah I get what your saying, still as you stated, every opinion about art is subjective it can never be objective so it doesn't matter how you put it
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And what do you call assassins who accuse assassins anyway, my friend?
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23.03.2020 - 22:17
Rating: 10
Redel
Written by majormalfunction on 23.03.2020 at 09:12

every opinion about art is subjective it can never be objective so it doesn't matter how you put it

That would be true if we all here had a common sense about this point.
But I often get the feeling that this is not the case and that some people -- not you specifically -- tend to put a note at their comments that suggests some degree of objectivity.
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24.03.2020 - 09:45
Rating: 7
Written by Redel on 23.03.2020 at 22:17

That would be true if we all here had a common sense about this point.
But I often get the feeling that this is not the case and that some people -- not you specifically -- tend to put a note at their comments that suggests some degree of objectivity.


Yes in some cases that's definitely true
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And what do you call assassins who accuse assassins anyway, my friend?
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