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

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'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

Amazing song

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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

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 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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The Newcomers

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The Contenders

11 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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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 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


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14 Pure Evil

Every second of this song is perfect!

This song is cool live. - IronSabbathPriest

Very wicked and ausome

15 Dark Saga

Ausome song from dark saga. Probaly my second favorite

16 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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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.

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Top Remixes (21)

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
3. Dracula

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