Best Iced Earth Songs

TheAxlErmin
Iced Earth is an American heavy metal band from Tampa, Florida that combines influences from thrash metal, power metal, progressive metal, opera, speed metal and the New Wave of British Heavy Metal.

The Top Ten

1 Dante's Inferno

I have to go for this one, just for packing in so much, but there are plenty from the first three albums.

Do people not listen to the early stuff or just genuinely prefer the stripped-down later albums? I enjoy those too, but the first three are some of the best metal albums.

Denial is the reason for their suffering!

Epic song and, despite being 16 minutes long, one of my most played. - djh101

There are no words to explain how epic this song is. It is wicked, dark and triumphant throughout every transition, sound effect and layer of hell.

It's hard to imagine them ever topping this one. Between the music, the lyrics, and the atmosphere along with the perfect song subject. This is the song I think of when I think of old school Iced Earth.
P.S. The Stu Block version is awesome too... even if Jon forgot the one section of chanting vocals - Schwagg

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2 Melancholy

Has by far the best lyrics, sound, beat and everything basically this is number 1.

Definitely Iced Earth's magnum opus.

Not by far but my favourite followed by "watching over me", "I died for you" and "Pure Evil" and a lots of other Songs.

Excellent rhythm and melody and very beautiful lyrics..it's a song that travels you

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3 Dracula

You know what's funny? People say this is the best one after melancholy, and lyrically they couldn't be further from each other.

My personal number one, believing in god myself I wouldn't have believed anti-Christianity could be this beautiful. I like to pretend it's Dracula's sentiments, resentul after having his loved one being wronged horribly.

You can't feel but empathize with this defiant, mad Dracula.

Well it's not really anti-Christianity, it's more GOD WHY IS MY LIFE SO SAD? - Killew

Best Iced Earth song ever, beautiful beginning and then it starts kicking ass, it's awesome

My favourite song from Horror Show. Without doubt. - IronSabbathPriest

The whole song is just fantastic throughout. - MetalMania

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4 A Question of Heaven

Melody, rhythm, drumming, vocals, acoustic guitar parts, everything is just perfect. One of my favourite songs. I was lucky enough to catch them live. Just love this song.

when I hear this song I can't stop listening over and over again! - TheAxlErmin

This is the best of iced earth. Its always added to my playlist! Everyone must listen to this song! Thank you for the wonderful music

Their best songs for me, SHAME that they didn't play this in the concert I saw them

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5 Travel in Stygian

Even if you don't like John Greeley, you have to appreciate the epicness of this song. Great ending to a great album. I'd like to hear Gene Adam sing it. - djh101

@djh101 You're 100% right man but I rarely ever listen to the John Greeley/ Gene Adam songs that are on Days Of Purgatory. It's just my opinion but I think of the Barlow versions as the REAL songs because those are the classic songs sounding the way they were meant to sound. Again, that's my opinion but after reading a lot of interviews, I think Jon would agree. - Schwagg

Awesome track! Greely sounds like Rob Halford. The vocals improved a lot on this album. - IronSabbathPriest

My 2nd favourite IE song. - IronSabbathPriest

6 Burnt Offerings

An extremely well made song and a great opener to the album. - IronSabbathPriest

A song well structured from the beginnig to the bridge and so to the end, I doubt is the best but it is my favorite, epic album

2nd only to Dante’s Inferno

It's a shame they don't play this live.

CAST THEIR BODIES TO THE FLAME!

7 Damien

This song and Declaration Day are my absolute favourite Iced Earth songs - this captures the horror feeling of the omen and I would say it could be in my top 10 favourite songs of all time! Epic Song! - Grundapants

I have to admit, the first time I heard this song, it scared me. It's one of the best songs from Horror Show. I love it. But it scares me. - IronSabbathPriest

How this song is languishing outside the Top 10 is beyond me. This is the most chilling song of all time and along with Burnt Offerings and Gettysburg stands head and shoulders above the rest of Iced Earth's catalogue.

This song is a Masterpiece. Definitely should be top 10

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8 Watching Over Me

Breathtaking song... RIP we will always remember you as an angel

Amazing song, the lyrics is killing me ober and over again and the vocals are amazing and fit perfectly.
My best

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9 Anthem

Epic song! One of the Best of Iced Earth!

What? 22? What's wrong with you people!

Great song. It should be in first 5!

Get this masterpiece in the top 10 - christangrant

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10 Dystopia

One of my favourite Iced Earth opening songs that gives you a great first impression of the new singer. - IronSabbathPriest

Fast and aggressive riffs, catchy lyrics and a great solo, Awesome iced earth song with new singer

Got me hooked on iced earth

epic

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The Contenders

11 When the Night Falls

When the moon is full! Easily one of the greatest Iced earth songs of all time, shame it's not in a upper level of the list

15th place?! Come on one of the best iced earth songs ever.
Melancholy
When the night falls
Dystopia
In my opinion

What? Please please listen 2 dis song now... Awesome song :D mm/ love from India

Best riffs, and best live song. My #1

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12 The Phantom Opera Ghost

Ignore that guy who says this song sucks the vocals are the best in this song with that girl singing who is she

Love this song so much and I thin kit should be in the top 10

#11? One of my least favorite IE songs, I find it boring and am not a fan of the vocals in this song

13 Pure Evil

Every second of this song is perfect!

This song is cool live. - IronSabbathPriest

Very wicked and ausome

14 Dark Saga

Ausome song from dark saga. Probaly my second favorite

15 Stormrider

Best song! The one that made me a fan of iced earth, in the voice of Matt Barlow

Fight on! Grab on! Stormrider! Stormrider! - IronSabbathPriest

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16 The Coming Curse

Iced Earth's greatest and most powerful song. The lyrics, about "the wicked one" coming to wipe out all mankind, are simply intense. Matt Barlow's vocals are absolutely perfect for the style and epic-ness of this song. The opening guitar riff is one of John Schaffer's most memorable.

Great song to jam to. Should be ranked #1.

By the way I am talking about the original version, NOT the remake with Ripper Owens. Although I am a fan of Ripper Owens, the original version with piano and Matt Barlow on vocals is MUCH better.

"The Coming Curse, your anti-Christ, I am the watcher's eye

I vindicate and cleanse the Earth of all mankind"

The intro goes on maybe a few seconds too long, and so does the outro, but the heart of this song is perfectly constructed, and I don't throw the word perfect around often. It is a concise, poetic, melodic, summary of the story Jon came up with, which is kind of an Antichrist, Illuminati, Watcher hybrid.

You couldn't ask for a better closer to "Something Wicked This Way Comes! " - IronSabbathPriest

The Best song from iced earth! Ruthless and evil YEAH!

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17 I Died for You

Awesome song from an awesome album by an AWESOME band! Iced Earth is one of my favourite bands and will always remain so.

This song has so much feelings. And even more if you indagate about it's origins. Must be first! - EdwardArtwood

This song was the 1ST I heard from Iced Earth and remains one of my all time favorite song

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18 The Clouding
19 Burning Times

One of the greatest songs by them ever better live with stu on vocals and the bells in the beginning are just badass

20 High Water Mark

From The Glorious Burden album. This song is a true master piece. The feeling, the lyrics, and of course... The power!

This song is an epic masterpiece.

This song and album is so underrated. High Water Mark is a brillant masterpiece.

21 Angel's Holocaust

Awesome song. I actually prefer the Greeley version to the Barlow version. - IronSabbathPriest

22 Ten Thousand Strong

Ripper at his very best! Awesome track!

Why is this not ranked higher?

What is all I'm gonna say

23 The Hunter

Descending... From heaven... The Hunter! - IronSabbathPriest

The melodies in this song are extremely catchy!

It's one of their more catchier songs it's rad

24 Birth of the Wicked

So... Behold the birth... The wicked! - IronSabbathPriest

25 Plagues of Babylon

Very nice song which is indeed a good start of the album. Starting slowly but with the heavy drums it's sounding epic from the start.

A great way to kick off the Plagues album! - IronSabbathPriest

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26 Iced Earth Iced Earth Iced Earth is an American heavy metal band from Tampa, Florida. It was formed in 1985 under the name Purgatory by guitarist and main songwriter Jon Schaffer and original drummer Greg Seymour.

Their title song is absolutely amazing. Whether or not you like Gene Adam, you have to say his vocals are pretty awesome. Not to mention every Iced Earth sing has sang this song!

A great song, Gene Adam's screams make me laugh, but you can't argue with the instrumental section. - IronSabbathPriest

#25? #2 in my books, Stu's version is my favorite, not a fan of Adams, but the riffs make up for his vocals

27 Framing Armageddon
28 Come What May

Lyrical ingenuity shows clearly, it amazes how great this band is, breath taking meaning, amazing instrumental breaks, far beyond great vocals, its like the song, its unique incredibly amazing

I honestly expected to see this song higher than #51. I think it's very good - not for the top 10 but deserves higher than this. - Metal_Treasure

One of the best songs I've EVER heard from any band. BARLOW!

29 Desert Rain

The guitar riff is so addicting. - IronSabbathPriest

30 Dark City
31 The Devil to Pay
32 Declaration Day

Are you serious, this sing should be way up the polls.. Like top 5 @ least

Best

Great song!

33 Reaping Stone
34 My Own Savior
35 Blessed Are You

I really haven't listen anywhere any song about true love like this... it is the perfect song to express the kindest feeling.

36 Anguish of Youth
37 Among the Living Dead
38 The Reckoning (Don't Tread on Me)
39 Jekyll & Hyde
40 Crucify the King
41 Diary

Diary, written by Matt Barlow, is the best song by iced earth of all time. Only Dantes Inferno can be compared to it. As long as Diary is below Dracula, it is also the most underrated iced earth song of all time.

42 Colors
43 Ghost of Freedom

The song is really missing from top ten list

This ballad is very beautiful. Some of the best Matt vocals. - Metal_Treasure

44 Transylvania

This song has some of my favorite guitar of all time.

Sweet cover of the Iron Maiden song. - IronSabbathPriest

45 Democide

A nice fast song. Be careful when listening to it in the car, can cost you lots of money

46 I Walk Alone
47 Last December
48 Disciples of the Lie
49 Hold at All Cost

Epic

50 The End?
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1. The Devil to Pay
2. Declaration Day
3. Ten Thousand Strong
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1. Melancholy
2. Burning Times
3. Dracula
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1. Dante's Inferno
2. The Phantom Opera Ghost
3. Dracula
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