Though Horror Show slumps during the second act, it ultimately catapults back upward to stake a notable claim. Just remember the kiddies will likely be more confused than terrified when blasting it from your garage come Halloween.
I don't understand why people don't care for this album. It's the greatest Iced Earth release -- absolutely no filler, killer riffs, and two epics in one album? Holy shit. On top of that, it has the greatest Iced Earth lineup -- Schaffer, Barlow, Christy and DiGorgio! You can't get better than this album.
Although Horror Show is often seen as one of Iced Earth's lesser efforts, it is in fact one of my favorite IE records. This album probably features the best production of all of their CDs.
As always, the riffing is simple and chugging at some points and highly creative at others.