Best Iced Earth Songs

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 Dante's Inferno

Best song ever made

Their magnum opus. I never get tired of this song. - Metal_Treasure

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

2 Melancholy 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.

By far the best Iced Earth song.

3 Dracula 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

4 A Question of Heaven

Just epic...

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

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.

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

5 Travel in Stygian

Just awesome! - Metal_Treasure

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

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6 Burnt Offerings

I regard this as the quintessential Iced earth song. Amazing riffs, great solos, and decently long.

Love it! So good - Metal_Treasure

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

7 Anthem

Incredible song, top 10 material. - Metal_Treasure

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!

8 Watching Over Me

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.
My best

Amazing Song
I Can't Stop Listening To It.
An Emotional Vocal
Amazing Music
Great lyric

9 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 grows through so many diferent stages, all executed with such a perfection and harmony, that I can say it's the most complete and extraordinary music from Iced Earth.

10 The Coming Curse

This song got me into iced earth! an absolute gem

Absolutely epic! Love it! - Metal_Treasure

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.

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 Newcomers

? Life and Death

The Contenders

11 Dystopia

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

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

Got me hooked on iced earth

Awesome RIFf and drumming
With a powerful vocal/...

12 Dark Saga

Ausome song from dark saga. Probaly my second favorite

13 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

14 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.
When the night falls
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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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

Most people say

16 Pure Evil

Need higher rank

Every second of this song is perfect!

This song is cool live. - IronSabbathPriest

Very wicked and ausome

17 High Water Mark

God forgive me, please forgive me. IT'S ALL MY FAULT, THE BLOOD IS ON MY HANDS! This is perhaps the best Ripper moment in the Iced Earth discography. How intense the ending of this song is just unbelievable. The other parts of the trilogy have to be included in this comment as well. Detailing a battle in a song is not easy, but Schaffer was able to do it. It is not told only using the lyrics, which are amazing, by the way, but also by representing parts of the battle musically. And when you listen to it, you can sort of get what's going on. Also, what makes it really stand out from what most others would have done is that the story is told without taking a stance on which side is right and which is wrong. It would be easy to say that the confederates are scumbags because almost everyone would stand against them but Schaffer tells the story equally from both sides. And the music makes you feel like you really were on battlefield fighting for you country.

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.

18 Angel's Holocaust

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

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 Ten Thousand Strong

Perhaps my fave song with Tim Ripper. Love it! - Metal_Treasure

Ripper at his very best! Awesome track!

Why is this not ranked higher?

What is all I'm gonna say

21 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

One of the best songs of Iced Earth... 3ยบ best lyrics and very touching music

22 Birth of the Wicked

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

23 The Clouding
24 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

Seriously not on this list? This song's a masterpeice!

25 Framing Armageddon
26 The Hunter

Three of the singers have sung it for a reason! - dennycrane

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

27 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

28 Come What May

The Crucible of Man as a whole is underrated. This song needs to be higher.

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 Dark City
30 Reaping Stone
31 Declaration Day

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


Great song!

32 Anguish of Youth
33 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.

34 Among the Living Dead
35 The Devil to Pay
36 The Reckoning (Don't Tread on Me)
37 Desert Rain

The guitar riff is so addicting. - IronSabbathPriest

38 Jekyll & Hyde
39 Written on the Walls

Can't believe this isn't on the list. - IronSabbathPriest

40 Crucify the King
41 Raven Wing

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

42 Wolf

Amazing. Such raw power, speed and feel.

This is by far my favorite iced earth song this deserves higher than 45 it should at least be top ten oh yea great screams barlow

In my top 5, among with dante's inferno, a question of heaven, dracula, travel in stygian

This song makes it into my top 20. It deserves better than #45. - IronSabbathPriest

43 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.

44 My Own Savior
45 The End?
46 Colors

Awesome piece of thrash

47 Last December
48 Disciples of the Lie
49 Hold at All Cost

Shame that this isn't higher.


50 Transylvania

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

Sweet cover of the Iron Maiden song. - IronSabbathPriest

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