Originally Posted by Derelict
Ripper might be the worst frontman in music.
I definitely, definitely, definitely... definitely agree. I can't stand that fucking guy. But you know, he has a nice big following on Blabbermouth - like that means anything.
I saw Iced Earth back in '04 when he was fronting the band (unfortunately) and it was awful. He has no stage presence whatsoever. He stands there and screams. I do enjoy a good scream but his are just annoying. I also recall him introducing almost every single song the same way:
"This one comes from... *stops to look at the setlist* The Glorious Burden C...D..."
"This one comes from... *stops to look at the setlist* the Horror Show C...D..."
"This one comes from... *stops to look at the setlist* The Dark Saga C...D..."
The only change-up and a real gem was when they played the Something Wicked trilogy.
He yells "Something Wicked!" and the crowd yells "This Way Comes!"
It couldn't have been any more retarded unless he first said "Ok, ok... I'm going to yell 'Something Wicked!' and then you guys yell 'This Way Comes!', alright? Are you ready? This is gonna be reaaaallly fun. Go! 'SOMETHING WICKED!"
Long story short, Tim Owens sucks noodles.