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The Glorious Burden

Iced Earth Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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Iced Earth's tenth album Dystopia, released in 2011, marked the beginning of a new chapter in the band's career with the entrance of former Into Eternity vocalist Stu Block. Their new album Plagues Of Babylon is volatile proof the accolades Iced Earth received for Dystopia weren't a case of beginner's luck. Then again, guitarist/founder Jon Schaffer has trusted his blood, sweat ... Read more in Amazon's Iced Earth Store

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  • Audio CD (23 Aug 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Steamhammer
  • ASIN: B0000CAXVR
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 51,674 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Declaration Day 4:540.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. When The Eagle Cries 4:060.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. The Reckoning (Don't Tread On Me) 4:570.89  Buy MP3 
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Listen  5. Red Baron/Blue Max 4:050.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Hollow Man 4:250.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Waterloo 5:440.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Valley Forge 4:470.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. The Devil To Pay12:130.89  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Hold At All Costs 7:050.89  Buy MP3 
Listen11. High Water Mark12:350.89  Buy MP3 

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fanastic Stuff!!! 4 July 2004
Format:Audio CD
After hearing that Matt Barlow had left the band & Tim 'Ripper' Owens had taken over lead vocals, I thought this is the end of what I consider to be one of the best metal bands around & when I heard what the new album was to be about, I also said I wouldn't buy it because the idea sounded rubbish. But in the end I did & am I glad? You bet your life I am.
The whole album is just brilliant & with each song, you know thta the band are giving it their all. Tims vocal style really suites the mood of the album & although I regard Matt Barlow as the better singer, I don't think he could have made the album sound any better given the type of songs that are on it. His deeper voice just wouldn't put across the emotion that Tim's does.
The second cd about Gettysburg blows me away. It is better to listen to it with headphones on & reading the sleeve notes to gain a better understanding of what is happening in the songs.
Buy this cd. You WILL love it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The New Iron Maiden! 18 Feb 2004
By Al H
Format:Audio CD
This is one of the best albums I have ever bought in my life. This band are a combination of Iron Maiden vocals with heavy metal riffs. If you're a fan of psychopathic bass drumming, buy this album! If you're not, buy it anyway; it's that good! Nice going Iced Earth!!!!!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic - A great intro for the Ripper 10 Aug 2005
Format:Audio CD
The Glorious Burden is a must have from the speedy exhilerating single The REckoning to the anthemic 32 minute long 3 part album finisher telling the tale of Gettysburg. Tim Owens (The Ripper formerly of Judas Priest) is a great singer and equal in talent to the great Matt Barlow. My favourite song on the album would have to be either Decleration Day or one of the 3 Gettysbug songs followed closely by the likes of Attila, Red Baron/Blue Max, When the Eagle cries and the Reckoning. Hollow Man and Valley Frge are also pretty good but I'd have to say that the weak point on the album for me would be the army tribute Greenface. Overall it is a brilliant album and I'd definetely recommend it. Oh yeah, look up stuff by Iron Maiden, Manowar, Ensiferum, Turisas and Rammstein as well. They are class!
Together we shall find the One Ring of Commercial Success and METAL shall reign supreme ina world without pop.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Album of the year 20 Dec 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is easily the best album i've heard this year and it is stunning full metal all the way!
I had never brought an Iced earth album before but i was a huge fan of Tim Owens when he was in Judas Priest and thought he had the best voice i had heard in a long time.
As soon as i found out that he had joined the band i purchased the album straight away and i was totally blown away.
This is better than anything he did with Priest,every song is amazing and the additional Gettysburg disc is an absolut masterpiece.
I would highly recommend is to any serious metal fan,fantastic!!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars They once again deliver 1 Feb 2004
Format:Audio CD
Right to the point:
1) The addition of Ripper has given the band the boost it needed after Horror Show. Ripper's voice may be less "emotional" than Mat's but the way that he is delivering throughout the album is more than satisfactory. And yes you will find the "Priest screams" and they are used in clever ways.
2) The much advertised orchestra is a thing of beauty in the album. The Trilogy songs would not be the same without it. Truly an excellent touch...
3) The guitar playing is still heavy and melodic but by no means as "catchy" as in -say- Dark Saga. It is up to you to decide if this is good or bad.
4) There is a "patriotic" feeling in the album. Songs such as "Eagle Cries" may appeal not appeal to "non-americans". Despite this point no song can be said to be a filler.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Part forgettable, part classic. 29 July 2005
By Mercian
Format:Audio CD
I've been a huge fan of Iced Earth for a while now and, like most, was deeply disappointed to read about the departure of vocalist Matt Barlow. He was, without doubt, one of (if not THE) finest metal vocalist i've ever heard. That being said i was pleasantly surprised when i found out that he was being replaced by Tim Owens, the guy who had replaced (and was subsequently ousted by) Rob Halford in Judas Priest. Hearing Tim's vocals on the 1st disc i was undecided about whether i liked him or not, i think some of the songs were definitely written with Barlow in mind. However, on disc 2 (The Gettysburg Trilogy) all was forgiven as he does an astounding job!
The 1st disc of the album, i feel, languishes around 3 stars as some of the songs on disc 1 aren't great. However, the Gettysburg disc is a definite 5.
1. Star Spangled Banner - Exactly what it says, an instrumental version of the American national anthem done on guitars...love it or hate it or just skip it...
2. Declaration Day - A great song which show Tim Owen's vocals off to good effect. One of the high points of disc 1.
3. When the Eagle Cries - A song about 9/11. I hate it. Most people do. I would call this Iced Earth's worst song...but i'll save that for the unplugged version.
4. The Reckoning (Don't Tread On Me) - You need this after the previous song! Another great one, Tim Owens again used to good effect.
5. Greenface - A good heavy track but i'm not a big fan. I think this is definitely a Matt Barlow number.
6. Attila - Not bad. Not outstanding but listenable.
7. Red Baron/Blue Max - I cannot stand the vocals on the chorus of this song, which is a shame as the rest ain't too bad.
8. Hollow man - A slow one. I know a lot of people don't like it, i don't mind it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Well done Tim!!
This album is awesome!!I am a huge iced earth fan and i have all their previous albums and i think Matt Barlow is an amazing metal singer but for me Tim Owens is better! Read more
Published on 13 Jan 2008 by P. J. dickinson
1.0 out of 5 stars not good
I only own Alive in Athens (a live compilation) and this, and i was very dissapointed with this.
The band seems to have lost the gritty edge i loved and the vocals are all the... Read more
Published on 27 Dec 2005 by "roobokwebak"
5.0 out of 5 stars magnificent
everything about this album is cool. the packaging is very cool and looks very good in your music collection. the music is very very good. Read more
Published on 19 Mar 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Stunning!
This is the first album from Iced Earth that I have bought. It certainly won't be the last! Everything about this CD defies words. Read more
Published on 4 Feb 2005
1.0 out of 5 stars no longer the same band
I approached this album with baited breath, even so I was deeply dissapointed. To be honest I didnt enjoy the 'Horror Show' album because I found the vocals too over the top and... Read more
Published on 4 Sep 2004 by Mr. Richard G. Roberts
2.0 out of 5 stars A Dissapointing New Direction For A Great Band
Yes i am a massive iced earth fan, but a fan of their earlier works (i own them all). This album's a stinker and is only saved by Gettysburg being the masterpiece that it is... Read more
Published on 26 Jun 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Ambitious
Great album and well worth the wait. Very polished and well thought out. There is a restraint here though and you have to wonder what would happen if Schaffer took the gloves... Read more
Published on 5 Feb 2004
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