Thursday, August 14, 2008
Songs fer Hellspawn! (Iced Earth: The Dark Saga)
Now, here's two of me fave things in one package - heavy fooking metal & Todd McFarlane's Spawn. Me is talking about Iced Earth's concept album from 1996, The Dark Saga, which is based on McFarlane's best-selling graphic novel (which tells the tale of govt assassin, Al Simmons, who sells his soul to Mr Satan so he can see his wife one more time).
Me remembers seeing Iced Earth on one of those metal video magazines from the 80s & was pretty fooking impressed by their brand of melodic power metal. But somehow they just slipped below everyone's radar during the height of power metal mania in the late-80s (me only owns their debut pletter & didn't really see much of em in record stores or metal mags).
So it was to me great suprise to find the band very much alive & well. Their well-constructed tunes which show hints of NWOBHM, early-Metallica & bay area thrash has found itself a loyal fan base & Iced Earth are still going strong till this day! Well fooking done la. Talk about preserverance!
So to all ye power metallers out there (yes, Achilles, this one's fer you), do take the fooking time to DOWNLOAD Iced Earth's The Dark Saga:
Fer a sample of Iced Earth, here's an animated vid featuring Spawn himself:
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