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SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COME
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The artwork is superb and you can just tell what sort of music lies beneath the tattered rags of the evil mummy on the front cover. Hard, uncool, old-skool metal. And it is a bloody good thing that somebody has cared enough to keep the cheesy metal genre alive. I grew up on stuff like this! Piece of Mind was the first metal album I bought and it was fantastic. Believe me you wont be disappointed by Something Wicked This Way Comes. It kicks off with Burning Times. It's a grower but when it finally gets you, you can't resist its grinding force and thumping chorus. Cracking opener. Melancholy comes next and it is a ballad of sorts. From a dreary beginning it transforms into an angry beast. Great chorus. No holds barred Maiden-esque metal. It sounds a little like Revelations. Disciple of the Lie comes next and you can almost see James Hetfield frowning into the mic as the sharp, rasping riffage tears your ears asunder. Another 'ballad' follows. Watching Over Me is much the same fare as Melancholy but it still remains a great tune.
A lot of great tracks unwind thereafter. If I went through them all I'd be here all day.Read more ›
This one then takes the cue of classic heaviness, endless riffing marathons, inspired musical corridors and a howling vocal to anchor "Something wicked" into a sublime and truly formidible territory. Production seems to reflect a fairly typical sound of mid to late '90's albums, which does come across as a little thin, but the CD in the main seems to be mixed well:- so no complaints there!. No filler at all on this one either, just old school and unfashionable metal.
My favourite songs are:- "Burning times, Melchanoly, Watching over me, Stand alone, My own savior, Blessed are you and Prophecy". - which is, you may note, most of the album!. On some editions there is two bonus tracks present from the legedary Black Sabbath's - Electric Funeral and Judas Priest's - Ripper which is a testament a worthy re-recording. There are also some editions of flimsy LP - mini series in celebration of the earliest Iced Earth CD's that I would simply avoid due to cheap cardboard cut out packaging and lack of thought.
Get this album but stay with the original jewel case varieties for optimum satisfaction and for the best quality!. 4.5/5.
'Burning times'-easily one of the best tracks on the album,displaying all of iced earths qualitys in one song, and execllent piece of song writing from vocalist Matt Barlow and guitarist Jon Schaffer.Next up is the sad and depressing 'Melancholy' a song about jesus christ and also about Jon's life,with very thoughtful lyrics.'Disciples of the lie'-a metallica-esque piece of hatred and snarling powerful vocals.(throughout the album the vocals are as fantastic as ever with Matt's unique Blaze Bayley style of singing).This is another highlight of the album 'Watching over me' another sad song about Jons friend who died in a car crash some years earlier,depressing acoustic verse with powerful iron maiden style chorus,next is the average iced earth song 'stand alone' great guitars and cool main riff.Next is the calm 'consequences'.'My own savior' is next,an amazing thrashing angry song,fitting the mood of the 'Burnt offerings' album very nicely,'Reaping stone' is a cool song,very slow in places with a chugging bass leading the way,with an unbelieve middle section that will blow you away (with matt singing like rob halford)Another maiden sounding track,the instrumental '1776'.Read more ›
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Something Wicked This Way Comes is the fifth full-length studio album by the US Power Metal band Iced Earth. Read morePublished on 11 July 2014 by Kingcrimsonprog
In my opinion, this is an important Iced Earth album and one of their best. If you like Iced Earth you want to get this.
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Wrote this as well after seeing the one star joke.All I can say is if you like Iced Earth then you will definately like this. Read morePublished on 5 Sept. 2009 by Bren
i have only written this after seeing the other guy give it 1 star. i am not really an iced earth fan. Read morePublished on 7 Mar. 2009 by B. BERESFORD
This album is nothing but utter trash, although it fits in nicely with all the other Iced Earth albums. Read morePublished on 31 Dec. 2008 by D. B. OMARA
They might not be famous or be selling loads of albums or eleasing chart topping singles but they produce amazing music non-stop and refuse to sell out (unlike a certain band... Read morePublished on 20 July 2001 by firstname.lastname@example.org