The addition of Stu Block allows Iced Earth to start taking a few steps back onto a once familiar road, but Dystopia ends up feeling like wasted potential. Rather than seeing the band put to full and proper use, this inconsistent collection of tracks has the foundation of functionality without the build of excellence.
A great comeback for Iced Earth, one of the best metal bands from the 90's... THIS ALBUM IS AWSOME! Many excellent songs here like the title track, end of innocence, dark city,anthem, V and specially tragedy and triumph which is THE BEST SONG IN THE ALBUM! EPIC CHORUS! "Time is on our siderWe have prevailedrHumanity's ultimate strugglerHearts and mindsrAre joined in victoryrWe are triumphant end eternalrTime is on our siderWe have prevailedrHumanity's ultimate strugglerHearts and mindsrAre joined in victoryrWe are triumphant end eternal"
Great stuff and a good come back! Maybe if I was a fan during their crappier couple of releases I would appreciate this more. Still great album. Reccomended tracks:Dystopia, Anthem, Dark City. and Age of Innocence.