Iced Earth - Incorruptible



8.2 | 99 votes |
Release date: 16 June 2017
Style: Heavy metal, US power metal

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01. Great Heathen Army
02. Black Flag
03. Raven Wing
04. The Veil
05. Seven Headed Whore
06. The Relic (Part 1)
07. Ghost Dance (Awaken The Ancestors)
08. Brothers
09. Defiance
10. Clear The Way (December 13th, 1862)

Top 20 albums of 2017: 13

Line-up
Stuart "Stu" Block - vocals
Jon Schaffer - guitars, backing vocals
Jake Dreyer - guitars
Brent Smedley - drums
Luke Appleton - bass

Staff review by
ScreamingSteelUS
Rating:
8.2
Incorruptible, like Plagues Of Babylon, lacks the visceral, unrelenting songwriting and crips production of Dystopia; it doesn't hit as hard or as immediately. While that's a hard claim to back up when "Great Heathen Army" kicks off the album with Stu Block screeching, "VALHALLA!" at the top of his lungs, the first half of the album is more of a slow burn. It's the second half of the album - the folk-influenced instrumental whirlwind of "Ghost Dance," the earnest and moving tribute to camaraderie in "Brothers," and the second strike of epic lightning in "Clear The Way" - that really takes off from the moment of first contact.

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published 10.06.2017 | Comments (5)

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08.04.2017 - 00:30
RoyBoy432
A return to 1862 can only mean good things.
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18.05.2017 - 02:46
thewall30
I can't wait for this! Iced Earth never disapoints one of my favorite bands for sure
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15.06.2017 - 01:55
Rating: 5
Rulatore
This is pretty boring, holy shit. They need to get a better songwriter
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16.06.2017 - 22:25
Dedcalm1
Amazing album. Can't fault it. Love every second.
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17.06.2017 - 04:40
Rating: 5
The Benighted
Underwhelming in pretty much every aspect. And if these dudes want their singer to sound exactly like Matt Barlow, maybe they should just rehire him and stop wasting Stu Block's time.
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Learn to adapt to the change, or get washed away like tears in the rain.
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17.06.2017 - 12:43
Rating: 6
Enemy of Reality
Yeah underwhelming is the best word for it. Most tracks are mid tempo, slow mo dragging songs with no heart to it. Raven Wing is an exception and reminded me of the Something Wicked era. Defiance is a cool fast paced track and Clear the Way with it's Maiden/Running Wild melodies is top notch. These are clearly the best tracks this album has to offer.
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18.06.2017 - 14:35
Rating: 6
Risto
Wandering Midget
Written by Enemy of Reality on 17.06.2017 at 12:43

Yeah underwhelming is the best word for it. Most tracks are mid tempo, slow mo dragging songs with no heart to it. Raven Wing is an exception and reminded me of the Something Wicked era. Defiance is a cool fast paced track and Clear the Way with it's Maiden/Running Wild melodies is top notch. These are clearly the best tracks this album has to offer.

My definite favourite is Black Flag, the main melody line is excellent and decently varied in expression. Raven Wing is good as soon as it picks up and Ghost Dance is pretty cool too. The rest is pretty boring; many are praising Clear the Way but I think it's mostly a mess of ideas that don't mix.
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19.06.2017 - 01:02
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Masterchief
Amazing, just like in old days, old Iced Earth is back, positive surprise in everything, song writing, music, songs, vocals and lyrics, just like young lads what just begin band activities, not veterans what often fail to give us good album after so many years, this simply is brilliant masterpiece and kick ass album. I have been spinning this all day long!
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19.06.2017 - 09:12
Rating: 8
Necrodamus
A definite improvement over their last album, which in my opinion, was a borefest. This one just sounds more coherent and inspired. Shaffer's riffs are top notch as well, especially on tracks like Clear The Way and The Relic (which reminds me of the Something Wicked era). Good to know they're back.
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20.06.2017 - 14:59
Rating: 9
NavyMetalMan
Outstanding album - Songwriting, creativity, musicianship, production, intensity are all first rate. This is a very talented band. Every member contributes to the albums success. No one gets lost. I couldn't find a bad track. The album rocks from start to finish. The more I listen to this one, the better I like it. Easily up there with their very best works. I gave it a 9 of 10.
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23.06.2017 - 10:46
Rating: 9
The Melting Snow
Havent really heard much of Iced Earth apart from The Dark Saga and Something Wicked and 1 or 2 other albums. Really like this one, they got a new guitarist or the old one just got really better? i loved the solos
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24.06.2017 - 00:03
TrueMetalJope
Kick ass stuff, early thrash/us power IE may be my 1st preference, but this is great too.

P.S. "Seven Headed Whore" is more in the thrash department. Ass status = kicked
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The guitar is my sword, I'll fight 'til I die /../
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