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Old 03-15-2012, 05:19 AM
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Iced Earth -- Buffalo, NY -- March 14th, 2012

Dystopia
Angels Holocaust
Slave to the Dark
V
Stand Alone
When the Night Falls
Dark City
Damien
Anthem
Declaration Day
Days of Rage
Watching Over Me
Dante's Inferno
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

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.

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Old 03-15-2012, 06:06 AM
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Dystopia
Stu made the songs off the first album listenable
Iced earth and Night of the Stormrider are amazing albums
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:14 AM
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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Is there somethhing wrong with melodic/clean singing, great riffs and hooks?
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Dystopia
Angels Holocaust
Slave to the Dark
V
Stand Alone
When the Night Falls
Dark City
Damien
Anthem
Declaration Day
Days of Rage
Watching Over Me
Dante's Inferno
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

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?
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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.
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