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Old 01-16-2014, 03:43 AM
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Good to know I'm not the only person who thinks this. Granted, I haven't seen them doing this set myself, but I felt like this would be the exact problem. And yeah, setlist pacing/song order on the Dystopia tour was weird as well, despite almost every song in the set being great on that tour.
What do you make of the new album?
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If I Could See You is a terrible song
The more I listen to the new album, the more I think this is the second best track on it after Parasite, with just the cheesy lyrics letting it down a bit... but since it's a personal song about Jon's grandfather, that's more acceptable. Everything else is just a carbon copy of things they've done before, except Highwaymen, which is just fucking awful.

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As for Red Baron, I dunno what you all are smoking that's a great song.
Too simplistic and boring. Like Green Face.

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While Disciples of the Lie and Dark Saga are oddities, both are solid but unremarkable songs.
Both had little impact on the crowd, I must say. I loved hearing Dark Saga though.

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I've heard that Stu sounds pretty rough on Blessed Are You and Question of Heaven. Not sure if that's the Barlow loyalists saying that or if the material is just a bit to rangy for him.
Sounded OK to me at this show, but I've not read anything from other shows, apart from the clusterfuck of the Birmingham gig which is already well documented and the band have apologised. They do appear to have a deaf sound-man though.
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Oh yeah, and for anyone who's heard the new album, yes, they have turned "Fuck yo couch" into a t-shirt.
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The more I listen to the new album, the more I think this is the second best track on it after Parasite, with just the cheesy lyrics letting it down a bit... but since it's a personal song about Jon's grandfather, that's more acceptable. Everything else is just a carbon copy of things they've done before, except Highwaymen, which is just fucking awful.
I quite enjoy If I Could See You as well. I can't quite place Parasite, so I'll have to listen to it again. And I actually don't mind Highwayman... it's obviously a different feel than the rest of the album the song itself is alright.

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I'd love to hear both of them. Disciples of the Lie is one of my all time favourite IE tunes.
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And I actually don't mind Highwayman... it's obviously a different feel than the rest of the album the song itself is alright.
I've been trying to decide if I'd like it more with just Stu singing it. I don't think I would.

By the way, anyone who has Assassin's Creed 3, play it while listening to The Glorious Burden. I tried this last night; so awesome.
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What do you make of the new album?
It's definitely no Dystopia, which I thought was an a shockingly good album - Between all the lineup changes (singers and otherwise) and mediocre output over the 4 or 5 years preceding Dystopia, mixed with my mass skepticism about Stu, I honestly had no interest in Iced Earth about a month before its release - but it made a believer out of me in a hurry. I think that as a complete work, it's easily one of their best and most enjoyable to date, so the new album had high expectations to live up to.

As with most records by bands like Iced Earth, I feel like people are dramatizing it way more than it needs to be - I've seen lots of people calling it crap, but I would certainly not go that far. The songs were mostly enjoyable for me to listen to (only have about 4 listens on it as of this writing), but they haven't stuck with me between listens or really made me want to go back. There doesn't seem to be even a standout track or two, which even on most of their weak albums, still happens. Just about the whole album is what I would consider slightly above average for them, but nothing really climbs above that standard, which makes for an alright but underwhelming listen.
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