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Friday, May 6, 2011

Iced Earth - The Melancholy E.P.

Released : April 19, 1999 (First Issue), January 8, 2001 (Reissue)
Genre : Power metal
Length : 23:15
Label : Century Media
Producer : Iced Earth

A decent EP. This combines three ballads with three cover tunes and a live track. The ballads are standard fare, and available elsewhere. It is the other tracks that really stand out. Covers of Bad Company's "Shooting Star", Black Sabbath's "Electric Funeral", and Judas Priest's "The Ripper" faithfully recreate the songs and proceed to show that Barlow's voice is best suited to covering classic tunes. The live track is good and unfortunately not included on the Alive in Athens disc.

Tracks

1. Melancholy (Holy Martyr)
2. Shooting Star
3. Watching Over Me
4. Electric Funeral
5. I Die For You


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