Iced Earth

Album Title: 
Live In Ancient Kourion
Release Date: 
Monday, April 15, 2013
Review Type: 

Since John Schaffer recruited Stu Block (Into Eternity) on vocals, it seems the career of Iced Earth  has been relaunched.  Since the release of ‘Dystopia’ in 2011 they’ve toured over the world and played countless gigs.

And given the fact that the band had apparently found some new energy, Mr. Schaffer got the idea that he would like to capture this on film.  But what location to choose.  Out of the blue came the proposal to do a show in an ancient theatre in Limassol, Cyprus, the Kourion Theater.  A very original place, if you ask me, but which proved to bring various problems with it.  Not only the scorching heat, with day temperatures verging around 40 ° Celsius, but also the fact that there was no power supply, so massive generators had to be brought in..  Nevertheless they succeeded.

A I only had the CD, I cannot comment on the DVD or blue ray version, and neither on the LP version, but anyway this double CD with no less than 29 tracks is a perfect showcase of Iced Earth’s career so far.   And despite the difficulties I mentioned earlier the sound is very good, and it seems the fans and the band connected very well that night. So despite me preferring either a studio album, of going to a concert myself, I quite enjoyed listening to this album.