Iced Earth Something Wicked This Way Comes on Limited Edition 180g 2LP
After the release of Iced Earth's first four studio albums in 2015, it's now time to bring you some more classics. Something Wicked This Way Comes and Horror Show will be released on double vinyl whereas Days Of Purgatory has become a triple vinyl, just as it should have been back in 1997 when the album was released. The new version of Days Of Purgatory includes the track "Iced Earth" which was unfortunately omitted on the original 2LP version due to playing time issues. All three titles have been remastered for vinyl by Patrick Engel at the Temple of Disharmony for optimal sound quality.
After the success of The Dark Saga (1996), many were curious to see what steps Iced Earth would take to further elevate their position within the metal scene. There were many expectations about the new album, and of course, Iced Earth did not disappoint. They turned out yet another acclaimed album containing something old, something new, and most definitely something wicked. With thirteen tracks, Something Wicked This Way Comes (1998) 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 Wicked is bound to please both longtime fans and new listeners.
The highlight of the album is another album-ending trilogy, entitled "Something Wicked." Taking some musical cues from the Stormrider era and merging them with the newest Iced Earth sound, "Something Wicked" weaves a mysterious tale of prophecy, conspiracy, and the history of mankind. This powerful composition is a prelude to a future Iced Earth album, but even on its own, it stands as a masterful piece of work. To any metal fans who feel a void in their collection, it will be filled the day that Something Wicked...comes to you.