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Iced Earth - Something Wicked This Way Comes mp3 download Performer: Iced Earth
Album: Something Wicked This Way Comes
Released: 1998
Style: Thrash, Speed Metal
Size MP3: 1455 mb.
Size FLAC: 1781 mb.
Rating: 4.5/5
Votes: 254
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Something Wicked This Way Comes is the fifth studio album by American heavy metal band Iced Earth. Released on July 7, 1998, it was the band's first album to feature bassist James MacDonough and guitarist Larry Tarnowski, and is the only Iced Earth album to be solely produced by Jim Morris, who has worked with the band since 1996's The Dark Saga.

With thirteen tracks, Something Wicked This Way Comes is a roller-coaster ride which showcases Iced Earth’s talent in many different forms. Ranging from the crushingly dark and heavy Disciples of the Lie to the heartfelt and introspective Watching Over Me, Something Wicke. s bound to please both longtime fans and new listeners. The highlight of the album is another album-ending trilogy, entitled Something Wicked

Iced Earth's fifth album is yet another fantastic release from the band. It combines the heaviness of the band's third album Burnt Offerings with the softer melodious side of their fourth album The Dark Saga. This combination of the emotional and heavy sides of the band's sound makes Something Wicked This Way Comes one of the band's most well-constructed albums. The Good: The performances on this album are fantastic. Matt Barlow is a very confident vocalist who basically sounds perfect on every track.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Burning Times 3:43
2 Melancholy (Holy Martyr)
Backing Vocals – Tracy Marie LaBarbera
4:47
3 Disciples Of The Lie 4:03
4 Watching Over Me
Backing Vocals – Tracy Marie LaBarberaGuitar [Solo] – Jim Morris
4:28
5 Stand Alone 2:44
6 Consequences 5:36
7 My Own Savior
Backing Vocals – Tracy Marie LaBarbera
3:39
8 Reaping Stone 4:02
9 1776 (Instrumental)
Flute – Susan McQuinn
3:33
10 Blessed Are You
Mandolin – Roger Hughes
5:05
Something Wicked (Trilogy)
11 Prophecy 6:18
12 Birth Of The Wicked 4:16
13 The Coming Curse
Piano [Intro] – Howard Helm
9:33

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Century Media Records
  • Copyright (c) – Magic Arts Publishing
  • Recorded At – Morrisound Studios
  • Pressed By – Sonopress – V-5933

Credits

  • Artwork – Greg Capullo, Travis Smith
  • Backing Vocals – Jim Morris, Jon Schaffer
  • Bass – James McDonough
  • Drums – Mark "The Creeper" Prator*
  • Guitar – Jon Schaffer
  • Guitar [Solos] – Larry Tarnowski (tracks: 1 to 3, 5 to 13)
  • Keyboards – Jim Morris
  • Layout, Design – Carsten Drescher
  • Lead Vocals – Matthew Barlow
  • Photography By [Band] – Michael Haynes
  • Photography By [Egyptian Element] – Olga MacRae
  • Producer, Engineer – Jim Morris
  • Written-By – McDonough* (tracks: 8), Morris* (tracks: 7), Schaffer*, Barlow* (tracks: 1, 5, 7, 8)

Notes

This release has the same cat. nr. as the digipak release. This is a normal jewel-case version.

Recorded at Morrisound Studios - Tampa, Florida. March, 1998.

(C) Magic Arts Publishing 1998 (P) Century Media Records 1998

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 051099 721425
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5051099721425
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 & 2): [Sonopress logo] V-5933/ 77214-2 B
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0734
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0767
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1 & 2): IFPI LB 46
  • Label Code: LC 6975

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
77214-2 Iced Earth Something Wicked This Way Comes ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, Dig) Century Media 77214-2 1998
FO173CD Iced Earth Something Wicked This Way Comes ‎(CD, Album, RE) Фоно FO173CD Russia Unknown
FO173CD Iced Earth Something Wicked This Way Comes ‎(CD, Album, RE) Фоно FO173CD Russia 2002
MASS 0588 Iced Earth Something Wicked This Way Comes ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Metal Mind Records MASS 0588 Poland Unknown
88875180011 Iced Earth Something Wicked This Way Comes ‎(2xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, RM, Whi) Century Media 88875180011 Europe 2016


After two of power metals finest works, 1990's 'Iced Earth' and it's follow-up, 'Night of the Stormrider', the quality of Iced Earth's work dropped substantially. Two studio albums and a compilation of re-recorded songs followed, none of which impressed me, and I wasn't so sure if vocalist Matt Barlow was deserving of all the praise that was being heaped upon him. I'd all but given up on Iced Earth, until 1998's 'Something Wicked This Way Comes' finally put the band back on track.Maintaining all the qualities of the bands earlier albums, but with a more slick, accessible and mainstream sound, 'Something Wicked...' is a pumping, high-energy album that highlights all of the bands strengths, and none of their weaknesses. With a wide variety of heavy and softer songs, everything here is consistently well-crafted. The guitar riffs are intense and full of energy, while the ballads are hauntingly beautiful and passionate. There's plenty of tasty guitar solos and harmonies, and the very slight change of direction in the band's sound actually does wonders for Matt Barlow's voice, who truly shines on this album and has finally clicked into place. The production is also spot on. While early albums had a gritty feel to it that suited the music perfectly, the last few releases, and in particular, 'Days of Purgatory', sounded overproduced. The fast guitar picking sounded muddy, and wasn't as tight as it should have been. But here, everything is perfect! The guitars have a big sound, while still accentuating the accuracy of the playing. And with a thumping bass and a pounding drum, this is probably the best Iced Earth have ever sounded.With hits such as 'Burning Times', 'Watching Over Me', 'Stand Alone', 'Melancholy', 'Disciples of the Lie', 'Consequences', '1776', 'Blessed Are You' and the awesome 'Something Wicked Trilogy' (so basically, every song), this is easily one of the bands best albums, with every track flowing effortlessly into the next. 'Something Wicked This Way Comes' is a heavyweight album that firmly establishes Iced Earth as heavyweights of the genre.