Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Iced Earth Brings in New Singer


A few weeks ago, Matt Barlow announced he was leaving Iced Earth. The band hired Stu Block of Into Eternity to replace him. I have mixed feelings about this. I love Block's vocals with Into Eternity. He, like Scar Symmetry's former vocalist, is able to switch between a variety of vocal styles with ease, but I am not sure how this will help with Iced Earth, who has always used cleaner vocal styles. Also, Iced Earth's last album was kind of disappointing, resembling much more of a hard rock album than a metal album.

I guess time will tell.


  1. I think I'm just about ready to write them off as a lost cause. The last two albums were not great, which is really sad considering how great The Glorious Burden was. That was a long time ago, though, before Century Media seemed bent on destroying every good band they have.

  2. I kind of liked the first of the Something Wicked saga, but it was a little too long. There were a few bright spots on the second but not enough of them. The last Iced Earth album I really enjoyed was Horror Show personally.