Best Iced Earth Albums

The Top Ten
1 Horror Show

Yep. Jon's frenetic palm-muting on 'Wolf' alone makes this one my favorite - play that one at 50 years of age, Sir James Hetfield. It probably features their best line-up and production values, too.

Having a metal masterpiece revisit the universal movies monster and putting a story and context on them. Giving them a history spin that is genius.

I second the earlier comment. Try to do that, Hetfield.

A fantastic album! My favorite songs are: Dracula, Wolf, Damien, The Phantom Opera Ghost.

2 Something Wicked This Way Comes

This is my personal favorite. I love the concept and the way the songs are put together.

How this album isn't number one baffles me. So many classic Iced Earth songs on this album.

3 Burnt Offerings

Album with no flaws. Heavy, melodic, and epic as hell. Dante's Inferno, the epic of the album, is the best Iced Earth song of all time.

I always thought Burnt Offerings was their number one classic my whole life.

Last December gives me the chills. That song is very thrilling.

4 Dark Saga

This album deserves more praise and recognition than it gets. The way I see it, Iced Earth's first three albums arrived at their logical conclusion on 1995's 'Burnt Offerings' - the epitome of Iced Earth's technical prowess and epic capabilities. Following that album, it seems that the next logical series should delve into a more ambient, varied, and melodic approach - this is where the Dark Saga comes in.

This has always been my favorite. I thought I liked Something Wicked better because that's the "popular" opinion, but then I listened to this masterpiece again and remembered that The Dark Saga is even better! Every song is either great or a masterpiece.

5 Night of the Stormrider

Alive in Athens made me fall in love with this band, but working through the studio discography, many of my favorite tracks were from this.

Epic without letting the concept eclipse the music (as would happen later), the first three Iced Earth albums are still my favorites.

Perfect blend of thrash and power metal. Great riffs. I also like Iced Earth (album), but this one wins.

This album shows that Thrash metal is even better when it's combined with power metal.

6 Glorious Burden
7 Iced Earth

Fantastic old school thrash/power album.

8 Dystopia

My favorite album of all time. How can anyone not love all of these songs?! And it actually contains my favorite song, Boiling Point.

9 Framing Armageddon (Something Wicked Part. 1)

I love that album. It's got great songs and an awesome story. It's usually not people's favorite because it's Ripper who sings it, but I think he does a great job and the music and lyric quality make up for the fact that it's not sung by Barlow. I love the Something Wicked Saga. If you haven't read the lyrics, well, don't waste any more time and go do that right now because they're awesome.

10 Plagues of Babylon

I like this album more than the Something Wicked Saga.

The album isn't bad, but should be higher than now.

The Contenders
11 Incorruptible
12 The Crucible Of Man (Something Wicked Part II)
13 Days of Purgatory
14 Alive In Athens
15 The Judas Goat
16 Tribute to the Gods
17 The Melancholy E.P.
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