Framing Armageddon: Something Wicked, Pt. 1

Framing Armageddon: Something Wicked, Pt. 1

by Iced EarthIced Earth

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Overview

Some metal bands like to wallow in their misery, some like to party hard, and some aren't bashful in voicing their admiration of Lucifer. But a band like Iced Earth refuses to indulge in any of the aforementioned well-traveled roads; instead, they specialize in triumphant-sounding metal, often sounding like the perfect soundtrack for if you were training for the triathlon at the Olympics. And on their 2007 release, Framing Armageddon, the group continues to show off their instrumental and vocal prowess -- as evidenced by the masterful guitar work of founding member Jon Schaffer ("Something Wicked, Pt. One"), and the multi-octave vocal gymnastics from former Judas Priest frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens ("Infiltrate and Assimilate"). Getting back to the whole "triumphant metal" thing, take a listen to the chorus of "A Charge to Keep" and tell me you can't picture raising your fist high in victory. And it should come as no surprise that since the group has always thought in "epic" terms, Framing Armageddon is indeed a concept album. According to a press release, the story line is "A heavy metal sci-fi thriller of epic proportions, propelling one through a tale of evil and tragic loss, as well as the deception, patience and belief it takes to plan a reckoning." Yowsah!


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Product Details

Release Date: 09/11/2007
Label: Steamhammer Europe
UPC: 0693723981826
catalogNumber: 3981826
Rank: 41965

Tracks

  1. Overture
  2. Something Wicked, Pt. 1
  3. Invasion
  4. The Motivation of Man
  5. Setian Massacre
  6. A Charge to Keep
  7. Reflections
  8. Ten Thousand Strong
  9. Execution
  10. Order of the Rose
  11. Cataclysm
  12. The Clouding
  13. Infiltrate and Assimilate
  14. Retribution Through the Ages
  15. Something Wicked, Pt. 2
  16. The Domino Decree
  17. Framing Armageddon
  18. When Stars Collide (Born Is He)
  19. The Awakening

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Iced Earth   Primary Artist
Tim Owens   Vocals,Group Member
Howard Helm   Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Jim Morris   Guitar,Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Jon Schaffer   Acoustic Guitar,Bass Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Troy Seele   Guitar,Soloist,Guest Appearance
Dennis Hayes   Bass,Bass Guitar,Fretless Bass Guitar,Guest Appearance,Group Member
Todd Plant   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Brent Smedley   Drums,Group Member
Tim Mills   Guitar,Guest Appearance
Steve Rogowski   Cello,Guest Appearance
Jason Blackerby   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Kathy Helm   Background Vocals
Debbie Harrell   Background Vocals
Patina Ripkey   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Jim Morris   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Jon Schaffer   Producer,Audio Production

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