Iced Earth Burnt Offerings on Limited Edition 180g 2LP
Century Media will re-release the first four studio albums by Iced Earth on limited edition vinyl in the summer of 2015 including Iced Earth (1990), Night Of The Stormrider (1991), Burnt Offerings (1995) and The Dark Saga (1996). All four albums come pressed on 180g vinyl and will be housed in gatefold sleeves featuring the original LP artwork. Each LP also includes a 60 x 60 artwork poster.
The albums have been mastered by Patrick Engel, known from his work with such bands as Jag Panzer, Exodus, Trouble, Tokyo Blade and Candlemass, delivering you the best listening experience possible of these power metal classics. While The Dark Saga has already seen one vinyl re-issue in 2010 (which is a rare edition by now), the first three Iced Earth albums have never seen an LP reissue since their initial releases. The albums Days Of Purgatory (1997), Something Wicked This Way Comes (1998) and Horror Show (2001) will follow in the first quarter of 2016.
After a three year layoff, Iced Earth returned with a vengeance via 1995's Burnt Offerings. The title track is a reflection of the troubles they'd had in the past years, and throughout their careers. Once again, the third album brings a third singer and third drummer. In order to match the unique music, all Iced Earth vocalists have had the ability to growl, scream, and sing. Matthew Barlow also throws incredible power and emotion into the mix.
This is Iced Earth's heaviest album, but it still retains powerful symphonic sounds and heart-twisting acoustic passages. It also has all sorts of song structures, time changes, and cool stuff packed everywhere. Iced Earth had some long songs on previous albums, but on this one they show their ability to create a full-fledged epic. "Dante's Inferno" takes us through the Nine Planes of Hell for 16-minutes, each plane something new and demonic. This album was written during angry times - and it sure as hell shows!