Iced Earth - Horror Show


8.3 | 647 votes |
Release date: 2001
Style: Heavy metal, US power metal

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01. Wolf
02. Damien
03. Jack
04. Ghost Of Freedom
05. Im-Ho-Tep (Pharaoh's Curse)
06. Jekyll & Hyde
07. Dragon's Child
08. Transylvania [Iron Maiden cover]
09. Frankenstein
10. Dracula
11. The Phantom Opera Ghost [Feat. Yunhui Percifield]

Additional info
Produced by Jim Morris and Jon Schaffer
Engineered by Jim Morris
Drums and principal rhythm guitars parts for "Horror Show" were recorded in Dec. '00 at Morrisound Studios.
All additional recording done at "Schaffer Sound" Studios in a dungeon somewhere in Indiana in Jan. '01.
Mixed and Mastered at Morrisound Studios, Tampa, FL in late Jan. - early Feb. '01 by Jim Morris.
Illustrations by Danny Miki and Travis Smith for Crimeseen.
Art Direction: Jon Schaffer.


On the limited digibook 2-CD version track 8 is "Frankenstein", track 9 is "Dracula", and track 10 is "The Phantom Opera Ghost". "Transylvania" (4:29; track # 1) appears on the second CD followed by an interview with Jon Schaffer (69:28; tracks # 2 - 7).

Also released as a Digipak (without the bonus CD).

Also released as a gatefold double-vinyl on colored wax, limited to 3,000 copies.

The chorus to "Wolf" is an adaptation of a poem that is recited in the 1941 horror film "The Wolf Man."

Staff review by
Sephiroth
Rating:
7.0
When I heard this album I began to feel homicidial tendencies toward Hansi Kursh. Why? Because his influences on Shaffer have ruined the perfect heavy style of early Iced Earth. In fact, since the "Demons and Wizards" project between the two musicians (which I see more as a Blind Guardian album with Shaffer playing guitar?) the mastermind of Iced Earth has been attracted by Blind Guardian's choral-melodic style.

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published 03.02.2004 | Comments (7)

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor
Rating:
7.4
Concept album based on horror movies, "Horror Show" is a very particular album in Iced Earth discography. First, it's the last studio album recorded with singer Matt Barlow if you don't count the box-set "Dark Genesis". Then, it's probably the most experimental and hence criticized effort of the band.

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published 02.09.2006 | Comments (17)

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19.02.2010 - 23:58
Rating: 9
JÄY
Metal slave
This is what we like to call "fun" iced earth and its fuckin great!
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20.02.2010 - 02:15
Rating: 10
Angelic Storm
Melodious
I love this album! It's probably tied with Burnt Offerings as my fave Iced Earth album. The concept is very kewl, and what is also great about it, is each song musically completely fits with the character and lyrics. What is ironic, is that Jon himself doesnt regard this album, or Burnt Offerings highly, yet they are my two faves! I never get bored of Horror Show, every time I listen to it, it rocks my socks off!
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31.07.2011 - 18:30
Mountain King
K i K o
Written by Angelic Storm on 20.02.2010 at 02:15

I love this album! It's probably tied with Burnt Offerings as my fave Iced Earth album. The concept is very kewl, and what is also great about it, is each song musically completely fits with the character and lyrics. What is ironic, is that Jon himself doesnt regard this album, or Burnt Offerings highly, yet they are my two faves! I never get bored of Horror Show, every time I listen to it, it rocks my socks off!

Then Jon is wierd lol...
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07.10.2011 - 13:25
Rating: 10
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Written by Mountain King on 31.07.2011 at 18:30
Then Jon is wierd lol...


Either that, or we are... xD
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20.12.2011 - 19:39
Mountain King
K i K o
As far as i heard i think this might be their best album. I'm not a fan of the band as i think they are overrated compared to their fame but they are good. I don't know all their songs but i like a few songs from each album and this album sounds the best. Dracula is enough...
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02.02.2012 - 09:43
Rating: 7
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Masterchief
Is it concept album?
Nothging special, I like songs , muisc, its good youi can listen it , this time no powerfull killer song, but song titles was ugly, I prefere song titles like ''I cry tears and crimson'' etc...musicaly not bad but not super blast
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12.03.2012 - 00:02
Rating: 8
AngelofDeth
Cyborg Raptor
I loved the lyrical themes of this album!

Dracula and Ghost of Freedom were the highlights for me and are actually 2 of my fave songs of all time. Dracula being a Powerful and Epic masterpiece of a song and Ghost of Freedom a classic and evoking ballad.
As great as these songs are, the rest of the album is not at the same standard. Theres another few good tracks and then the rest is forgettable.
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pewpew.. gotcha
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11.05.2012 - 11:24
Rating: 10
travesfenriswolf
This album got me into Iced Earth. I will never forget the track "Wolf". The vocals are the best iv'e ever heard anywhere... period.
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10.11.2013 - 20:41
Lit.
Account deleted
Written by AngelofDeth on 12.03.2012 at 00:02

I loved the lyrical themes of this album!

Dracula and Ghost of Freedom were the highlights for me and are actually 2 of my fave songs of all time. Dracula being a Powerful and Epic masterpiece of a song and Ghost of Freedom a classic and evoking ballad.
As great as these songs are, the rest of the album is not at the same standard. Theres another few good tracks and then the rest is forgettable.

Wolf and Damien are much better than those, and I love the chorus of Jack.
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20.02.2015 - 15:42
Rating: 7
Bad English
Masterchief
Written by travesfenriswolf on 11.05.2012 at 11:24

This album got me into Iced Earth. I will never forget the track "Wolf". The vocals are the best iv'e ever heard anywhere... period.


to me it was Birth of The Wicket song and my Swedish mates who had all , and I like listen from a-z so 1th to last
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10.04.2015 - 17:30
Rating: 8
Tomas Piller
Written by Bad English on 20.02.2015 at 15:42

1th to last

You really honor your nick, from time to time
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10.04.2015 - 17:34
Rating: 7
Bad English
Masterchief
Written by Tomas Piller on 10.04.2015 at 17:30

Written by Bad English on 20.02.2015 at 15:42

1th to last

You really honor your nick, from time to time


from beginning to last album
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10.04.2015 - 17:48
Rating: 8
Tomas Piller
Written by Bad English on 10.04.2015 at 17:34

from beginning to last album

I got it, and no bad feelings, just teasing you, i'm not a native speaker either, but some grammatical missteps are just too cute like "1th"
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10.04.2015 - 18:02
Rating: 7
Bad English
Masterchief
Written by Tomas Piller on 10.04.2015 at 17:48

Written by Bad English on 10.04.2015 at 17:34

from beginning to last album

I got it, and no bad feelings, just teasing you, i'm not a native speaker either, but some grammatical missteps are just too cute like "1th"


grammer and spelling erros , NSA, CIA; KGB cant see those, they need read manually posts and comments so those programs wont catch me
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