Something Wicked This Way Comes

by Iced Earth

(1998) Century Media #7914-2

Personnel Matthew Barlow-Vocals Jon Schaffer-Guitar, Vocals Larry Tarnowski-Guitar James MacDonough-Bass Brent Smedley-Drums Various other guest artists on specific songs.
Description From the slower Watching Over Me, to the thrashy My Own Saviour,this cd sums up the band. The copying of Metallica(Blackened) in the song Stand Alone can be very distracting. Despite this, these guys did a very good job with this cd.
Posted By Gregorio Lopez Y Fuentes (304)
Directory Recordings: Metal
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On 8/19/2003, Keith Deuser (2686) posted:
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Iced Earth is so awesome, and this album rocks! Jon Schaffer's songwriting and awesome harmony's are what make this album great. The piano at the beginning of "The Coming Curse" is the best, might even be the best part of the whole song. Definitely for dark melodic metal fans.
On 7/7/2000, Aaron Pellerin (78) posted:
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This is probably my least favorite cd by Iced Earth. However, that doesn't mean it's not great! I love this disc, and would like to recommend it to anyone interested in real metal. Something Wicked... has much diversity; ballad-type songs - Melancholy (Holy Martyr), Watching Over Me to classic works of metal such as Burning Times, Disciples of the Lie, Stand Alone, and My Own Savior.

I must disagree with two things the last guy said, though.

1. Stand Alone doesn't "copy" Blackened, there is one riff that is reminiscent of it. I doubt that this was intentional.

2. This cd doesn't really sum up Iced Earth. Everything they have done is different. Something Wicked.. certainly doesn't cover every aspect of their entire catalogue. If you want that, buy Alive in Athens.
On 4/24/2000, Gregorio Lopez Y Fuentes (304) posted:
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Overall, the cd is very good. There are a couple of spots where it is obvious that they did not put in a lot of effort(Stand Alone most notably, which is still a cool song), but the cd flows very well if you listen right through. These guys are good at transitions, and it shows here.