This is the first CD that I ever owned by this band, but shorly after I hear it I went out and got 3 more, I think that says somthing about how good this CD really is. This is a unique album, the theme is all about Horror Movie (Duh) and amny of you, like me, who have never heard any Iced Earth before this will proabbaly think that the idea sounds pretty stupid. Well you would be wrong. This album is full of brilliant lyrics and a vast amount of originality.
The best song on the CD is "The Phantom of The Opera". This surpised me because out of all the songs on the list the Phantom of the Opera is the worst villian of horror. BUt this song is just so amzing with two vocalists, Matt Bartlow and some female going back and forth, and Right in the middle it gets so intense you can't help but get up and bang your head along with it.
Another really great song is "The Ghost of Freedom". For thsoe of you who own the CD Somthing Wicked This Way Comes, and the Dark Saga, this song is kind've along the lines of The 4th track on wicked and the last track on the Dark Saga, so if you like those songs this Cd will be great for you.
Tis is Iced Earth's Second best album to my Knowledge and a must if you really like Iced Earth or just good Metal.