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Sanitarium78
03-15-2012, 05:19 AM
Dystopia
Angels Holocaust:rocker:
Slave to the Dark
V
Stand Alone
When the Night Falls
Dark City
Damien:flame:
Anthem
Declaration Day
Days of Rage
Watching Over Me:light:
Dante's Inferno:eek::drool::eek:
Iced Earth

Great show. The band was LOUD and my ears are still ringing a bit right now which is unusual for me the day after I see a show at this particular venue. I think the band may have been too loud though since Stu's vocals ended up being too low in the mix during the show. But when he hit those high notes you could hear him clearer than anything and he hit them all perfectly.

Stu is a really good frontman and knows how to work a crowd and Iced Earth deserves to be playing in front of larger crowds instead of the 200 or so people who came to this one. I've never understood why they aren't more popular? I'm not talking gold and platinum records but how the hell they aren't at least at the same popularity level as let's say Lamb Of God or Machine Head baffles me to no end. I don't have a problem with either of those bands, i'm just using them as an example. I guess metal fans today don't like hearing a band play metal properly, the way it was meant to be done with great riffs, melodic hooks and great clean singing. You know, the way the pioneering bands of metal taught us;)

I also loved that the concert was pretty much no bullshit. Except for a few times when Stu talked to the crowd, which he kept sort and to the point, the band just did one song after the other and kicked ass. The crowd was small but very vocal and for the most part into it, except for some idiot next to me who did nothing throughout the show. You don't have to headbang or sing along and go compeletly nuts but at least move to the music you lazy bastard:D

I enjoyed every song but my highlights were Dystopia, Angels Holocaust, Slave To The Dark, Damien, Dante's Inferno and Watching Over Me. Much like Barlow did on Alive In Athens, Stu made the songs off the first album listenable and better than the originals. Iced Earth to my knowledge has never played in Buffalo, if they have it was a decade or more ago and before I had become a fan. So hopefully the turnout was decent enough that the venue will have the back again.

Alduin
03-15-2012, 06:06 AM
Dystopia
Stu made the songs off the first album listenable

:bouville: Iced earth and Night of the Stormrider are amazing albums

Sanitarium78
03-15-2012, 07:14 AM
:bouville: Iced earth and Night of the Stormrider are amazing albums

I'm not sure where you got the idea that I was putting down Stormrider? It's one of my favorite albums from them and I said nothing bad in my post about it. As far as the first album goes, it's not the material I was knocking but rather how awful of a singer they had on that album.

BloodoftheKings
03-15-2012, 07:20 AM
Stu is a really good frontman and knows how to work a crowd and Iced Earth deserves to be playing in front of larger crowds instead of the 200 or so people who came to this one. I've never understood why they aren't more popular? I'm not talking gold and platinum records but how the hell they aren't at least at the same popularity level as let's say Lamb Of God or Machine Head baffles me to no end. I don't have a problem with either of those bands, i'm just using them as an example. I guess metal fans today don't like hearing a band play metal properly, the way it was meant to be done with great riffs, melodic hooks and great clean singing. You know, the way the pioneering bands of metal taught us;)


http://partneryahoo.photobucket.com/albums/yy43/Samyndine/castanzaMFW.jpg

Maiden33
03-15-2012, 07:46 AM
:bouville: Iced earth and Night of the Stormrider are amazing albums

If Stormrider had been recorded by a later lineup of Iced Earth it honestly might have been my favorite Iced Earth record, but the actual original version... Eh. Great songs though.

Alduin
03-15-2012, 08:59 AM
its still my fav even with the other lineup, and now i see i mis read it, even tho i like the first albums singer

Indestructible
03-15-2012, 03:35 PM
http://partneryahoo.photobucket.com/albums/yy43/Samyndine/castanzaMFW.jpg

Is there somethhing wrong with melodic/clean singing, great riffs and hooks?

Grimjaw_Kurosaki
03-15-2012, 03:57 PM
Dystopia
Angels Holocaust:rocker:
Slave to the Dark
V
Stand Alone
When the Night Falls
Dark City
Damien:flame:
Anthem
Declaration Day
Days of Rage
Watching Over Me:light:
Dante's Inferno:eek::drool::eek:
Iced Earth

Great show. The band was LOUD and my ears are still ringing a bit right now which is unusual for me the day after I see a show at this particular venue. I think the band may have been too loud though since Stu's vocals ended up being too low in the mix during the show. But when he hit those high notes you could hear him clearer than anything and he hit them all perfectly.

Stu is a really good frontman and knows how to work a crowd and Iced Earth deserves to be playing in front of larger crowds instead of the 200 or so people who came to this one. I've never understood why they aren't more popular? I'm not talking gold and platinum records but how the hell they aren't at least at the same popularity level as let's say Lamb Of God or Machine Head baffles me to no end. I don't have a problem with either of those bands, i'm just using them as an example. I guess metal fans today don't like hearing a band play metal properly, the way it was meant to be done with great riffs, melodic hooks and great clean singing. You know, the way the pioneering bands of metal taught us;)

I also loved that the concert was pretty much no bullshit. Except for a few times when Stu talked to the crowd, which he kept sort and to the point, the band just did one song after the other and kicked ass. The crowd was small but very vocal and for the most part into it, except for some idiot next to me who did nothing throughout the show. You don't have to headbang or sing along and go compeletly nuts but at least move to the music you lazy bastard:D

I enjoyed every song but my highlights were Dystopia, Angels Holocaust, Slave To The Dark, Damien, Dante's Inferno and Watching Over Me. Much like Barlow did on Alive In Athens, Stu made the songs off the first album listenable and better than the originals. Iced Earth to my knowledge has never played in Buffalo, if they have it was a decade or more ago and before I had become a fan. So hopefully the turnout was decent enough that the venue will have the back again.

Warbringer set at all?

GarageMetal468
03-15-2012, 04:25 PM
Is there somethhing wrong with melodic/clean singing, great riffs and hooks?

Not at all, but to be the "proper" and pretty much only good way of playing metal? Yeah... no.

Indestructible
03-15-2012, 04:56 PM
Warbringer set at all?

Living Weapon
Severed Reality
Jackal
Shoot To Kill
Total War
Future Ages Gone
Shattered Like Glass
Senseless Life
Living In A Whirlwind
Combat Shock

orlandodavis
03-15-2012, 05:18 PM
Wrong smilie for Damien.:demon:

Sanitarium78
03-15-2012, 05:26 PM
Not at all, but to be the "proper" and pretty much only good way of playing metal? Yeah... no.

I never said it was the only good way of playing metal. The reason I said "proper" is because that's the particular way i prefer my metal, though I do listen to some bands that don't fall into that metal category. I just don't listen to them as often.

Indestructible
03-15-2012, 07:28 PM
This was the greatest concert I have ever been to. I have been to a lot, but I did not know a band could play as great as Iced Earth did. Iced Earth proved that they are one of the greatest bands ever with some of the greatest musicans ever in metal, they really proved that during Dante's Inferno. The show was better than I expected, I knew it would be great, but didnt expect it at the level it was. Stu Block blew me away, I think it is safe to say that Stu might be better than Matt Barlow. A jaw dropping performance from each member. Every song played was great, but my highlights were, Dystopia, Angels Holocaust, Slave To Dark, Stand Alone, When The Night Falls, Dante's Inferno and Damien. They better come back to Buffalo like they said they would.

Indestructible
03-16-2012, 11:13 AM
Photos I took of all the bands
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1973775440768.57314.1734537825&type=3&saved