Best Iced Earth SongsTheAxlErmin 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
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
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. - MetalManiaV 6 Comments
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 themV 7 Comments
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
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!
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.
My #1 song from IE. - Metal_TreasureV 2 Comments
Breathtaking song... RIP we will always remember you as an angel
So many Memories coming back...
Amazing song, the lyrics is killing me ober and over again and the vocals are amazing and fit perfectly.
I Can't Stop Listening To It.
An Emotional Vocal
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 - christangrantV 1 Comment
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
epicV 2 Comments
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.
When the night falls
In my opinion
What? Please please listen 2 dis song now... Awesome song :D mm/ love from India
Heavy metal at its best!V 1 Comment
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 youV 7 Comments
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
Ausome song from dark saga. Probaly my second favorite
Every second of this song is perfect!
This song is cool live. - IronSabbathPriest
Very wicked and ausome
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
Most people say
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.
The original to be specific. Everything about this song is perfect. From the beginning with the piano, to the verses and the guitar riffs, and straight to the chorus. No part of this song lets up. All of it is great.
You couldn't ask for a better closer to "Something Wicked This Way Comes! " - IronSabbathPriestV 2 Comments
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
One of the best songs of Iced Earth... 3º best lyrics and very touching music
One of the greatest songs by them ever better live with stu on vocals and the bells in the beginning are just badass
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.
Awesome song. I actually prefer the Greeley version to the Barlow version. - IronSabbathPriest
Ripper at his very best! Awesome track!
Why is this not ranked higher?
What is all I'm gonna say
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
So... Behold the birth... The wicked! - IronSabbathPriest
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
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
Seriously not on this list? This song's a masterpeice!
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!
The Crucible of Man as a whole is underrated. This song needs to be higher.
The guitar riff is so addicting. - IronSabbathPriest
Are you serious, this sing should be way up the polls.. Like top 5 @ least
I really haven't listen anywhere any song about true love like this... it is the perfect song to express the kindest feeling.
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.
The song is really missing from top ten list
This ballad is very beautiful. Some of the best Matt vocals. - Metal_Treasure
This song has some of my favorite guitar of all time.
Sweet cover of the Iron Maiden song. - IronSabbathPriest
A nice fast song. Be careful when listening to it in the car, can cost you lots of money
Shame that this isn't higher.
I know it's recent, but come on guys! We gotta get that one higher! It's one of Iced Earth's best! Chorus, riff, bridge, solo, everything about this song is awesome! It's definitely worth listening!
This has become my favorite Iced Earth song! So catchy, and definitely needs to be higher than 53rd, even though it's very recent
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