Iced Earth - Burnt Offerings

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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: 18

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
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.

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.
24.07.2016 - 18:42
Rating: 6
"Dante's Inferno" does nothing for me.
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.
09.08.2016 - 19:11
Rating: 7
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.
And the tears that we will weep today
Will all be washed away
By the tears that we will weep again tomorrow
16.10.2016 - 00:48
Rating: 10
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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