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Release date: 2001
Style: Heavy metal, US power metal

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8.3 | 606 votes

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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]

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Lyrics (12)


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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JÄY - 19.02.2010 at 23:58  
Rating: 9 This is what we like to call "fun" iced earth and its fuckin great!
Angelic Storm - 20.02.2010 at 02:15  
Rating: 10 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!
Mountain King - 31.07.2011 at 18:30  
 
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...
Angelic Storm - 07.10.2011 at 13:25  
Rating: 10
Written by Mountain King on 31.07.2011 at 18:30
Then Jon is wierd lol...


Either that, or we are... xD
Mountain King - 20.12.2011 at 19:39  
  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...
Bad English - 02.02.2012 at 09:43  
Rating: 7 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
AngelofDeth - 12.03.2012 at 00:02  
Rating: 8 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.
travesfenriswolf - 11.05.2012 at 11:24  
Rating: 10 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.
Lit. - 10.11.2013 at 20:41  
 
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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