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Old 09-30-2010, 12:45 AM
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I agree with you, but the problem for me was that Ripper couldn't exactly pull it off, at least not the old stuff. What he did on The Glorious Burden and Framing Armageddon was good, but when I saw IE in 2004, hearing Ripper sing songs like Burning Times, Dracula and Violate did absolutely nothing for me, especially Dracula. There's a lot of emotion in Matt's voice during the intro for Dracula and in my opinion, emotion is what Ripper lacks the most. He sounds like some crazy falsetto robot. The guy can scream like hell, which is great, but him singing the lower register stuff in IE wasn't very good. It just didn't suit him.

I don't really participate in the Barlow/Ripper wars to be honest. The last post was just me disagreeing that Ripper sings 'Iced Earth' better than Matt. I mean, I greatly prefer Barlow, but I still listened to IE when Ripper was in the fold. However, the conclusion that I have come to is that the Ripper fanboys are much worse than the Barlow fanboys. Check out the comments in any IE-related post on Blabbermouth and you'll see what I mean. There are such great gems as "Iced Earth isn't shit without Ripper!!" It's great stuff. Thought provoking even. Riveting.
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:24 AM
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Necromanced thread, sorry.

Those bootlegs are godly. I wish I could have seen this tour.
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:34 PM
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Interestingly enough I was listening to the Ripper sung "Burning Times" that is going to be on their upcoming DVD and I almost thing he does it better than Matt. Which is rare for me. I think generally I prefered Matt on all of his era stuff and all the early stuff except for Iced Earth, Path I Choose and Angel's Holocaust.
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:55 PM
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I'd like to hear Ripper sing Wolf. One of my favorite IE songs.
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:18 PM
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I'd like to hear Ripper sing Wolf. One of my favorite IE songs.
He would massacre it. Even Matt had a tough time with that one live. The lower register stuff and the numerous register changes would be really tough for him. Ripper has a nice tenor and a really good upper register but he sounded pretty bad anytime he tried to sing stuff around Matt's most comfortable register. Hence why quite a bit of Matt's stuff sounded really bad coming from him. Ever here him try and sing Jack? Horrific.
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