Iced Earth - Something Wicked This Way Comes


8.7 | 981 votes |
Release date: 7 July 1998
Style: Heavy metal, US power metal

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01. Burning Times
02. Melancholy (Holy Martyr)
03. Disciples Of The Lie
04. Watching Over Me
05. Stand Alone
06. Consequences
07. My Own Savior
08. Reaping Stone
09. 1776
10. Blessed Are You
11. Prophecy
12. Birth Of The Wicked
13. The Coming Curse
14. Shooting Star [Bad Company cover][re-issue bonus]
15. Electric Funeral [Black Sabbath cover][re-issue bonus]
16. The Ripper [Judas Priest cover][re-issue bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1998: 9
Top 200 albums of all time: 199

Additional info
The last three songs make up the "Something Wicked" trilogy.

The Japanese digipack version contains a bonus track: "Stormrider" (live at Wacken '98). This song is not available on any other release.

Also pressed as a gatefold LP, limited to 2,000 copies.

Staff review by
Dream Taster
Rating:
9.5
The biography of the American band Iced Earth suffered from too may line-up changes over the years, so, basically the only original member, founder and leader Jon Schaffer IS Iced Earth. Ok, that was the line-up! No just kidding, well Matt Barlow was still there with his master voice, Larry Tarnowski was around to handle the lead guitar parts and James McDonough was the current bass player. Concerning the drummer, Brent Smedley, he is on the picture of the band in the booklet but I'm almost sure that he didn't played on that album as Mark Prator did. Smedley would be the drummer on the Alive in Athens CD but that's another story. So what was I saying? Yes, complicated lineup, especially if you add that their producer Jim Morris played some guitar parts and that since, Tarnowski has been fired, Barlow quit the band for personal reasons, I have no idea what happened to Brent Smedley but despite his amazing performance on stage, he's not anymore part of Iced Earth and finally James McDonough is still the official bass player but Iced Earth released two albums without his services... Nevertheless, the core of the band at that time, meaning the trio Schaffer-Barlow-Tarnowski worked perfectly as we will discuss later.

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20.01.2021 - 21:09
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
Written by JavierPaper on 20.01.2021 at 21:05

¿Why an album from 22 years is now in charts?

Guess
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Rose is red, violet is blue. Flag is win, Baba is you.
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20.01.2021 - 22:02
JavierPaper
Written by Karlabos on 20.01.2021 at 21:09

Written by JavierPaper on 20.01.2021 at 21:05

¿Why an album from 22 years is now in charts?

Guess

What it is?
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"Whoever fights mosters,should see to it that
In the process he does not become a monster
And when you look long into the abyss, the abyss also looks into you."

-Frederik Wilhelm Nietzche

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Open your eyes, metalstormer
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20.01.2021 - 23:17
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
Written by JavierPaper on 20.01.2021 at 22:02

Written by Karlabos on 20.01.2021 at 21:09

Written by JavierPaper on 20.01.2021 at 21:05

¿Why an album from 22 years is now in charts?

Guess

What it is?

Oh you haven't been following the news around the guitarrist?
----
Rose is red, violet is blue. Flag is win, Baba is you.
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21.01.2021 - 03:00
JavierPaper
Written by Karlabos on 20.01.2021 at 23:17

Written by JavierPaper on 20.01.2021 at 22:02

What it is?

the news around the guitarrist?

Oh...
----
"Whoever fights mosters,should see to it that
In the process he does not become a monster
And when you look long into the abyss, the abyss also looks into you."

-Frederik Wilhelm Nietzche

----
Open your eyes, metalstormer
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21.01.2021 - 09:20
Cynic Metalhead
Nasha Vich Paisa
Written by Karlabos on 20.01.2021 at 23:17

Written by JavierPaper on 20.01.2021 at 22:02

Written by Karlabos on 20.01.2021 at 21:09

Written by JavierPaper on 20.01.2021 at 21:05

¿Why an album from 22 years is now in charts?

Guess

What it is?

Oh you haven't been following the news around the guitarrist?


Karl, you should have played with him for a couple of days.
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21.01.2021 - 18:07
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 21.01.2021 at 09:20

Karl, you should have played with him for a couple of days.

I save all my fun for the parties
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Rose is red, violet is blue. Flag is win, Baba is you.
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