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Top 10 Iced Earth Songs
1Iced Earth
Dystopia

I'm a bit biased when it comes to "Dystopia", seeing how it was the song that got me into Iced Earth. But having said that, you can't deny the power of the song. From the in your face riffage of the verses to the soaring chorus, "Dystopia" feels like the Iced Earth song that has it all in the perfect amount of minutes. Badass riffs, powerful vocals and melodic yet heavy songwriting. What more could you want from Iced motherfucking Earth!
2Dante's Inferno

I have to admit, I've kind of grown a bit tired of "Dante's Inferno" after having listened to it a million times over and over again. But I can't deny that this beast is a metal masterpiece of epic proportions! I can't come up with another song that feels like such a perfect musical representation of Hell. It's so dark, it's so heavy, it's so epic, it's Hell personified! On a side note, I also really enjoyed the 2011 re- recording. I thought Stu Block did a fantastic job on it.
3I Died for You

Something a bit more mellow. "I Died for You" is by no means Iced Earth's heaviest, darkest or most complex song (in fact it might be the simplest), but it doesn't need to be. Everything about this song screams emotion, and you can't but feel the torment the protagonist in the lyrics is going through. Definitely Iced Earth's strongest ballad.
4The Coming Curse

All you need to hear is the chorus and you'll be floored. It's amazing how much power some double bass drums, few power chords and the voice of sir. Matthew Barlow can produce.
5Ten Thousand Strong

Admittedly I'm not a huge fan of the Ripper-era Iced Earth. Not so much because of the man himself, but because I feel that the material band produced during this period was not the Iced Earth we had had before. There's nothing wrong with change, as long as it's for the better, and in this case it wasn't. But having said that, "Ten Thousand Strong" is one kick-ass tune man! Ripper's voice really shines here and there are few songs that get me as pumped up as this one!
6The Hunter

The Dark Saga has gone down in history as probably Iced Earth's softest album. While true, that doesn't mean the album didn't have some total bangers as well! Take "The Hunter", one of Iced Earth's most well-crafted songs. Everything in this song works so well: the drums, the bass, the vocals and especially the guitars. The riffs and melodies are some of Iced Earth's finest!
7Dracula

Horror Show was a bit of a mixed bag. It definitely had some balls to it, but it was also the point when Iced Earth started to drift away from their classic sound. But despite this, "Dracula" is an instant classic from the first time you hear it, and just gets better with every listen. Its got all the typical hallmarks of an Iced Earth song: kickass riffs, soaring vocals and high energy drumming, all of which are superb. But what I really like about this song is the fact that they were able to make a song about Dracula not sound cheesy, musically or lyrically. But still the star of this song is definitely Matt Barlow, showing off one of his strongest vocal performances ever!
8Winter Nights

A bit of a curveball. Not many probably remember this superb track off the Days of Purgatory compilation. From the first time I heard the opening riff, I was hooked! It's without a doubt a forgotten gem that every Iced Earth fan should dig up and listen to again.
9Prophecy

I really can't put my finger on why I love this song, I just do! May be it's the vocals, the awesome bass playing, beautiful leads, I don't know. Whatever the case, it's definite tune!
10Watching Over Me

While it may be one Iced Earth's more "commercial" songs, it's a beautiful tribute to a fallen friend, that tugs at your heartstrings, 'nuff said.
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