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Iced Earth

The Glorious Burden

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Category: Classic Power Metal

Year: 2004

Label: SPV

Catalog Number: SPV 092-74970 DCD

Average Rating: 83 / 100 (6 ratings)

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Iced Earth The Glorious Burden Album Cover

Jon Schaffer Rhythm & Lead Guitars, Backing Vocals
Tim Owens Lead Vocals
James Macdonough Bass Guitar
Richard Christy Drums
1.  The Star-Spangled Banner  1:13
2.  Declaration Day  5:00
3.  When the Eagle Cries  4:07
4.  The Reckoning (Don't Tread on Me)  4:56
5.  Attila  5:36
6.  Red Baron / Blue Max  4:05
7.  Hollow Man  4:26
8.  Waterloo  5:49
9.  Valley Forge  4:46
10.  The Devil to Pay  12:13
11.  Hold at All Costs  7:06
12.  High Water Mark  12:35
Total Running Time:  71:52

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Existing comments about this CD

From: MaidenWV Date: May 4, 2004 at 12:05
I am a Iron Maiden fan as Jon is. Jon has said to have found his musical direction from Maiden and Steve Harris's writing. Well, Jon, the pupil has surpased the master. I think you have made the best classic metal album of all-time!

From: MaidenWV Date: May 4, 2004 at 12:08
Tim Owens is the best Metal vocalist of all-time. Jon's rythm guitar work is kick-ass.

From: MaidenWV Date: May 4, 2004 at 12:11
I could praise this one all day. But I'll say this and shut the fuck up, BUY THIS ALBUM!

From: Fog-hat Date: May 7, 2004 at 13:15
Tim has done a great job replacing Matt Barlow. The entire CD is great, but the Gettysburg epic on disc 2 is Fantastic! The song is long, but once I start listening to it I can't stop! Great music, vocals and lyrics. Go out and buy this immediately!

From: Big Fan Date: May 23, 2004 at 0:09
Without a doubt one of the best albums ever. John continues to show us how music should be. Aggressive, melodic and full of emotion. Great job guys!!

From: steve Date: June 14, 2004 at 18:17
could be IEs best work to date

From: SIXXSWINE Date: August 5, 2004 at 2:04
This could be Jon's Magnum Opus. This is such an "epic" record that, you must experience the record for yourself. Some might think that this has some "pro-USA" overtones to it. It's about world history, it just so happens that there's a Trilogy dedicated to the battle of Gettysburg. It's almost sacriligious, to not listen to the trilogy in it's entirety. It's that powerful. Tim Owens smokes Barlow in his debut with Iced Earth. I can anly hope the bbest is yet to come. SIXXSWINE-\m/

From: Carmine Rose Date: December 18, 2004 at 20:47
I saw a video for one of these songs on Headbanger's Ball, and my God, Ripper Owens sounds killer here. He's a better fit here than he was with Judas Priest

From: Metalhead66 Date: December 22, 2004 at 10:59
Bought this one and....well.. HMMM I just don't get it.I mean the music is good and Ripper sounds killer but.... oh well to each his own

From: Blayde Date: December 22, 2004 at 17:36
Excellent CD. The trilogy at the end is among the best ever. Love the patriotism, too. Very refreshing, unlike that Green Day garbage that everyone is so hip to. THANK YOU, ICED EARTH!

From: Metal T Date: December 27, 2004 at 7:04
Along with "Devil's Ground" from Primal Fear' and Steel Prophet's "Beware"--"The Glorious Burden" is d*mn sure among the best "true metal albums" of 2004. ----

From: Painkiller Date: June 10, 2005 at 6:06
Tim Ripper Owens + Iced Earth=FUCKING AWESOME. 10/10

From: Big Fan Date: August 6, 2005 at 22:45
I am a Bid IE fan and love the heavy music. They don't have any on this sight but if anybody likes older still thrash/ classic music with some death influence check out 3 inches of blood. think you'll enjoy it. METAL RULES!

From: HEAVEN&HELL Date: August 27, 2005 at 9:10

From: Leykis101 Date: August 27, 2010 at 0:48
Brilliance! A Masterpiece!!

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 8, 2013 at 22:02
At this point, Iced Earth were one of my favorite bands, and was I ever jacked to get this disc. Even the departure of Matt Barlow couldn't cool me off, because in a happy coincidence, former Judas Priest singer Tim Owens found himself out of a job at the same time, and basically walked right into Iced Earth. All the songs have a historical theme, Schaffer being a huge history buff, from the American Revolution to Napoleon, to the Civil War, to World War I, to 9/11. Unfortunately the vocal melodies were written for Barlow, and Ripper seems a little ill at ease using his lower, non-Halford register. The bigger problem, though, is the whole thing just sounds stale,from Schaffer's recycled riffs, the predictable drum patterns, and the cheesy lyrics and trite melodies. And man, the 31-minute Gettysburg trilogy is just way, way too long. Despite some good songs, this ends up being a disappointing release.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 30, 2014 at 21:51
"Ripper" did a pretty good job in here,you can't go wrong with a vocalist of a quality like this...as simple as that...best shots for me are the great epic intro,"Declaration Day","When The Eagle Cries"(totally a hymn),"The Reckoning","Hollow Man" & "Vally Forge"...i own a double CD edition of this release that contains 3 tracks being "Hold At All Costs" & "High Water Mark" my faves...it also contains an acoustic version of "When The Eagle Cries"...90/100

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: December 30, 2014 at 23:22
I have the same two-disc version, Rick. The only thing it adds is "Greenface" and the inferior acoustic version of "When The Eagle Cries."

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