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Tribute To The Gods - Iced Earth

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Genre: Hard Rock & Metal - Heavy Metal / Artist: Iced Earth / Audio CD released 2002-10-28 at Century Media

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      27.07.2008 22:27
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      Iced Earth's seventh album (2002).

      There are two fundamental ways to approach a cover song: either a band adapts the old song to their own distinctive style and attempts to make it their own, or they remain pedantically faithful to the original and end up sounding inevitably inferior and redundant. Unfortunately, for this collection of cover songs of their favourite artists, Iced Earth opted for the latter.

      To be fair to this album, it was originally only available as part of the otherwise excellent 'Dark Genesis' boxset that contained their earliest albums, and could be forgiven as an unnecessary extra. But then someone had the bright idea to market it as a genuine full-length release, and it has to be treated as such. Not only is the selection of bands and songs repetitive and incredibly obvious, but Iced Earth's versions are uniformly worse than the originals, simply for trying to hard to match them exactly. It's hard to listen to their takes on your favourite bands without wincing a little at Matt Barlow's over-enthusiastic wailing, reminiscent of Kiss' Paul Stanley even when he isn't even singing a Kiss song.

      1. Creatures of the Night (Kiss cover)
      2. The Number of the Beast (Iron Maiden cover)
      3. Highway to Hell (AC/DC cover)
      4. Burnin' for You (Blue Öyster Cult cover)
      5. God of Thunder (Kiss cover)
      6. Screaming for Vengeance (Judas Priest cover)
      7. Dead Babies (Alice Cooper cover)
      8. Cities on Flame (Blue Öyster Cult cover)
      9. It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll) (AC/DC cover)
      10. Black Sabbath (Black Sabbath cover)
      11. Hallowed Be Thy Name (Iron Maiden cover)

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      Disc #1 Tracklisting
      1 Creatures Of The Night
      2 Highway To Hell
      3 God Of Thunder
      4 Dead Babies
      5 It's A Long Way To The Top
      6 Hallowed Be Thy Name
      7 Number Of The Beast
      8 Burnin' For You
      9 Screaming For Vengeance
      10 Cities On Flames
      11 Black Sabbath