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Who's Iced Earth's best Singer?

Gene Adam
1 (1%)
John Greely
0 (0%)
Matt Barlow
67 (69.1%)
Tim "Ripper" Owens
12 (12.4%)
Stu Block
11 (11.3%)
Comedy Option: Jon Schaffer
6 (6.2%)

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Re: The Official Iced Earth Thread
« Reply #175 on: December 24, 2009, 09:08:46 AM »
I doubt they would. Jon never performs anything but IE material on tour. He's very strict with that sort of stuff.
Maybe he'd do a separate tour for it, but I doubt it. I'd think this would remain just a studio type thing.

Say what you will about Ripper, but the fact is the guy had his priorities set. Anytime IE needed him, he'd be there.
Schaffer wanted a guy who isn't going to do anything else musically, but when you live exclusively off of touring, which
Tim does, it's not always going to pay the bills, especially when they do maybe one tour a year. As you can see, Tim is having
to tour under 4 or 5 different bands to make enough to support his family.
Now we're stuck with a very inactive band as Matt's priority is being a police officer, which is fine, I have no issue with that.
But I'm sure it won't be long before Jon realizes that going with Matt is going to cost him even more because of the inability
to live off of the road. To me, IE is no longer an active beast to anticipate. It's sadly a band with such potential that will never
quite reach the apex it should've. They're gonna remain a cult band, which is a shame. I felt they had the potential to break
a little bigger then that.

For a good 5 year stretch, IE were my favorite American band. They've fallen by the way side due to some shoddy business decisions
and just general bad choices on the part of Jon. I guess I'll always love'em deep down, but I can't lie. My genuine enthusiasm plummeted many moons ago and continues to wane.

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Re: The Official Iced Earth Thread
« Reply #176 on: December 25, 2009, 12:53:31 AM »
You summed it up very well, Myke.

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Re: The Official Iced Earth Thread
« Reply #177 on: December 30, 2009, 10:53:27 AM »
I've been listening to The Clouding lately and I love this song. The first part remonds me of very early Rainbow (1st album era), especially in the chorus, and it breaks out into a wicked Black Sabbath section around 5:35. I'm having trouble placing that Sabbath riff though...
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Re: The Official Iced Earth Thread
« Reply #178 on: December 30, 2009, 11:14:32 AM »
Haha yeah that is Tim's best Dio impersination  ;D

I love that song, and more specifically the entire album. I felt part 2 was a bit of a let down (besides not having Tim's vocals)
in that part 1 was a great set up and the part 2 just didn't really resolve everything as nicely as I had hoped...although it still is a
decent album.

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Re: The Official Iced Earth Thread
« Reply #179 on: December 30, 2009, 11:16:18 AM »
Haha yeah that is Tim's best Dio impersination  ;D


Actually his best Dio impersonation is Declaration Day! IMO..
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Re: The Official Iced Earth Thread
« Reply #180 on: December 30, 2009, 02:41:03 PM »
Ripper fit this band the best. barlow almost has a whine the his voice. I thought the ripper vocals were fantastic!
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Re: The Official Iced Earth Thread
« Reply #181 on: December 30, 2009, 02:44:09 PM »
Ripper fit this band the best. barlow almost has a whine the his voice. I thought the ripper vocals were fantastic!

Switch the two names around and this is correct!

I do like both of them but Barlow is the best singer for them.
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Re: The Official Iced Earth Thread
« Reply #182 on: December 30, 2009, 09:15:11 PM »
It's an eternal debate that never ends. I'm in the minority. The tone of Tim's voice with Jon' riffing is magic. It can never be duplicated with any other two musicians.

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Re: The Official Iced Earth Thread
« Reply #183 on: December 31, 2009, 01:00:07 AM »
Barlow is one of my favorite vocalists. Maybe even my favorite. So for me it's Barlow 100%.  IE without him doesn't feel like IE

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Re: The Official Iced Earth Thread
« Reply #184 on: December 31, 2009, 08:07:29 AM »
I'd love to hear Owens make an album with Tony Iommi.
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Re: The Official Iced Earth Thread
« Reply #185 on: December 31, 2009, 09:30:31 AM »
I'd love to hear Owens make an album with Tony Iommi.

You never know. We'll see what happens when Yngwie kicks him out after the second album.

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Re: The Official Iced Earth Thread
« Reply #186 on: December 31, 2009, 09:54:11 AM »
I'd love to hear Owens make an album with Tony Iommi.

You never know. We'll see what happens when Yngwie kicks him out after the second album.

True...

Perpetual Flame is an awesome album though..
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Re: The Official Iced Earth Thread
« Reply #187 on: December 31, 2009, 10:12:44 AM »
I'd love to hear Owens make an album with Tony Iommi.

You never know. We'll see what happens when Yngwie kicks him out after the second album.

True...

Perpetual Flame is an awesome album though..

I tried to listen to it but Ripper is mixed so low and sounds so thin it's unbearable.

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Re: The Official Iced Earth Thread
« Reply #188 on: December 31, 2009, 10:24:34 AM »
I'll bet had Yngwie left Roy Z alone and let him mix it by himself, it would've sounded better. In fact he should've let him produce it, too.


I'd like to clarify that I myself do love Barlow's vocals. His contributions with IE plus the Pyramaze album he did are all classics.
But the Owens/Schaffer combo just fit better to me. I might even go as far as to say that the Demons & Wizards sound "clicks"
in my brain a bit more then IE with Matt...But musically, in regards to impact, those records have always had more weight and
importance to me.

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Re: The Official Iced Earth Thread
« Reply #189 on: March 29, 2010, 06:54:49 PM »
If I had the extra money, would this be worth it? This is definitely rare, but no one has bought this and it's always on, so I wonder if the guy is asking way too much. I always miss out on the CD version when someone finally puts it up. This is the only version of Night of The Stormrider I don't have, not counting the European album cover variants.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ICED-EARTH-NIGHT-OF-THE-STORMRIDER-LP-1991-HELLOWEEN_W0QQitemZ350279428150QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMusic_on_Vinyl?hash=item518e47e836#ht_500wt_975

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Re: The Official Iced Earth Thread
« Reply #190 on: April 03, 2010, 08:03:30 PM »
Hello chaps. Is anyone interested in an Iced Earth Survivor?

Anyone?

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Re: The Official Iced Earth Thread
« Reply #191 on: April 03, 2010, 09:36:17 PM »
Like i said in the chat thread, I am. I just need to refresh my memory.
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Re: The Official Iced Earth Thread
« Reply #192 on: April 03, 2010, 10:08:40 PM »
I'm not too familiar with their first album, and only slightly familiar with their second. But after that I'm in.
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Re: The Official Iced Earth Thread
« Reply #193 on: April 03, 2010, 10:16:20 PM »
Me neither. I'm gonna try and listen to each a couple times before it starts though.
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Re: The Official Iced Earth Thread
« Reply #194 on: April 04, 2010, 08:27:40 AM »
I'll give you both a heads up. Their first singer, Gene Adam is terrible but the music is really good. Night Of The Stormrider is my favorite IE album so I recommend it to everyone. John Greely isn't a bad vocalist either.

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Re: The Official Iced Earth Thread
« Reply #195 on: April 04, 2010, 08:36:00 AM »
I'm not a real huge fan of either singer. That's why I'm so unfamiliar wih the albums.
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Re: The Official Iced Earth Thread
« Reply #196 on: April 04, 2010, 10:33:23 AM »
Hello chaps. Is anyone interested in an Iced Earth Survivor?

Anyone?
I'd only be able to participate in two albums, but yeah I'd follow it (just not vote).

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Re: The Official Iced Earth Thread
« Reply #197 on: April 04, 2010, 03:24:17 PM »
ICED EARTH SURVIVOR IS ONLINE! GO VOTE! NOW! PLEASE!

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Re: The Official Iced Earth Thread
« Reply #198 on: April 04, 2010, 06:57:47 PM »
Stormrider is definitely their masterpiece. Love every song on that album.

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Re: The Official Iced Earth Thread
« Reply #199 on: April 04, 2010, 07:05:14 PM »
It's okay.
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Re: The Official Iced Earth Thread
« Reply #200 on: April 04, 2010, 07:09:53 PM »
?????

to me it has Jon's best song-writing skills. His structures have gotten boring but early on, he was taking some cool twists.

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Re: The Official Iced Earth Thread
« Reply #201 on: April 04, 2010, 10:24:33 PM »
I'd have to agree that Stormrider is the quintessential IE album

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Re: The Official Iced Earth Thread
« Reply #202 on: April 12, 2010, 03:44:20 PM »
I'll continue the Iced Earth survivor as soon as I can. Should I even continue the self titled?

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Re: The Official Iced Earth Thread
« Reply #203 on: April 12, 2010, 03:46:55 PM »
Sure, why not? We were getting enough votes to do it, right?
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Re: The Official Iced Earth Thread
« Reply #204 on: April 12, 2010, 04:04:47 PM »
Round 2 had 3 votes I think. I'll just make the voting last for two days.

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Re: The Official Iced Earth Thread
« Reply #205 on: April 12, 2010, 04:27:12 PM »
Any news on a new album??

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Re: The Official Iced Earth Thread
« Reply #206 on: April 12, 2010, 04:30:07 PM »
No, but I've seen mention of a Sons Of Liberty tour with Brent Smedley apparently drumming.

AREN'T YOU EXCITED?! SONS OF LIBERTY TOUR!!!! OMG!!! FREEDOM!!!!!!

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Re: The Official Iced Earth Thread
« Reply #207 on: April 12, 2010, 04:34:34 PM »
No, but I've seen mention of a Sons Of Liberty tour with Brent Smedley apparently drumming.

AREN'T YOU EXCITED?! SONS OF LIBERTY TOUR!!!! OMG!!! FREEDOM!!!!!!
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Re: The Official Iced Earth Thread
« Reply #208 on: April 12, 2010, 04:34:48 PM »
No, but I've seen mention of a Sons Of Liberty tour with Brent Smedley apparently drumming.

AREN'T YOU EXCITED?! SONS OF LIBERTY TOUR!!!! OMG!!! FREEDOM!!!!!!


Is the tour free? No? We have to pay for tickets? We have to pay taxes on the tickets? We have to pay the federal government money to see a show about how bad the federal government is?

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Re: The Official Iced Earth Thread
« Reply #209 on: April 12, 2010, 04:37:24 PM »
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