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Release date: 1991
Style: Heavy metal, US power metal

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01. Iced Earth
02. Written On The Walls
03. Colors
04. Curse The Sky
05. Life And Death
06. Solitude
07. Funeral
08. When The Night Falls

Review
Lyrics (8)


Line-up
Gene Adam - vocals
Jon Schaffer - rhythm and lead guitars, backing vocals
Randall Shawver - guitar
Mike McGill - drums
Dave Abell - bass


Additional info
In Europe, this album was released in November 1990, and in the USA on February 25th 1991.

Remixed and remastered version from the "Dark Genesis" box set was released separately on July 22nd, 2002. Today, it has a different comic artwork cover compared to the original cover work.

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor

Rating:
8.2
I want to be clear, what I'm reviewing here is the 2001's re-mixed and re-mastered version of the original Iced Earth, part of the Dark Genesis box-set , but since nobody has written something about the original till today, I can at least talk about the songs, seeing that I have no clue about the original sound. In fact, I already noticed a big difference between the original Night Of The Stormrider and the version included in the box-set. Have a look at that other review for more information. But still, this record has something very attractive: that's the first Iced Earth's full-length album, following their highly-praised demo.

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published 18.09.2003 | Comments (6)

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Bad English - 26.01.2012 at 20:15  
Rating: 9 No comments today I listened it 2 and half times on way to school and beck,, this and Stormrider is werry underated, werry ''unknown'' albums IE for mainstream is whit Tim and Matt when they recah a glory but this is not bad at all, I wish Gene Adams stay lil longer or after kick out bad singing or being a nazie dont remeber who was who , but if he continue whot other band he could get some good albums his vocals and together whit riffs n muisc was awesome in this band, realy he could relise 2-3 goood albums
nille - 06.03.2013 at 22:24  
  Oh my god!
Comment on this excellent album is really difficult ...
Everything in this album is a masterpiece and a very good ...
I think * Jon Schaffer * is the best world beat rhythm guitar .... I think anyone who has not listened to the album ... It has done wrong in his life ... not listening to the album "the best guitar riff heard nothing ... not even the passing of * Gene Adam * In my opinion the best vocals ICED EARTH ...
nille - 06.03.2013 at 22:28  
  ^Iced Earth ^ always very good and strong position in the world of metal music and going to the end ....
Bad English - 20.02.2015 at 15:48  
Rating: 9
Written by nille on 06.03.2013 at 22:24

Oh my god!
Comment on this excellent album is really difficult ...
Everything in this album is a masterpiece and a very good ...
I think * Jon Schaffer * is the best world beat rhythm guitar .... I think anyone who has not listened to the album ... It has done wrong in his life ... not listening to the album "the best guitar riff heard nothing ... not even the passing of * Gene Adam * In my opinion the best vocals ICED EARTH ...


I don't think band would have future whit Gene Adam , but who knows, well bigger as IM whit Paul of corse , but band also changed musically
Listen this and next, then others
TrueMetalJope - 31.03.2016 at 23:00  
Rating: 9 This is a great debut. The band can play acoustics, thrash, heavy, power and put them together in same song and it will sound amazing. IMO the band is a bit underrated regarding to these early albums (and the demo); like on the 1st demo, these songs too are quite not the best songs that IE can write, but they are still strong songs and fairly unique in IE's discography. The band didn't ever again sound like this (well Stormrider is similar, but not the same). Highlights including "Written On The Walls", "When The Night Falls" and "Curse The Sky", but tbh the title track, "Colors" and "Solitude" could be added here as well. The only song that I see as unnecessary is "Funeral".
CakeTrolley - 12.07.2016 at 16:13  
Rating: 6 It was a incredible stupid move to omit the intro to When The Night Falls, which they've done on the remastered versions. I mean that intro is one of the reasons that song kicks some major ass and qualify as one of Iced Earths best tracks! At least they got it right in the Brutal Legend soundtrack. That (and Gene Adams horrible singing) aside it's a fairly enjoyable album.
Zaphod - 12.07.2016 at 18:47  
Rating: 8
Written by CakeTrolley on 12.07.2016 at 16:13

It was a incredible stupid move to omit the intro to When The Night Falls, which they've done on the remastered versions. I mean that intro is one of the reasons that song kicks some major ass and qualify as one of Iced Earths best tracks! At least they got it right in the Brutal Legend soundtrack. That (and Gene Adams horrible singing) aside it's a fairly enjoyable album.

What year is that version from? Mine has the intro to When The Night Falls even though it's a remastered edition. I do agree the intro should always be included though, which it also isn't on the re-recorded version with Barlow.
As far as Gene Adams goes, I wouldn't say he's good, but I find him quite fitting and I enjoy his vocals on this album. That said, John Greely was a much better fit for this era of Iced Earth.
CakeTrolley - 12.07.2016 at 21:22  
Rating: 6
Written by Zaphod on 12.07.2016 at 18:47

What year is that version from? Mine has the intro to When The Night Falls even though it's a remastered edition. I do agree the intro should always be included though, which it also isn't on the re-recorded version with Barlow.


You are absolutely correct sir! I was listening to my "original" version (1991) but I do also own the Slave to the Dark box and the Dark Genesis box and I mixed up my thoughts and remembered that the intro was missing on the remastered version instead of the rerecorded version. Too many things to keep track of.

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