I Walk Among You (CDS) Single
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I Walk Among You is the CD Single from Iced Earth featuring the highly anticipated return of original vocalist Matthew Barlow, Iced Earth have returned to open the second chapter of the heralded "Something Wicked" saga with the brand new single, "I Walk Among You". As the precursor to the upcoming full-length, this release sets the stage with several Barlow re-recordings of songs from the recent "Framing Armageddon" album and delivers all of the quality, crunch and melody the world has come to expect from Jon Schaffer and company.
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This new single is a valued entry in my extensive Iced Earth library, but in all honesty, it's simply because it has their name on the front. Don't get me wrong, "I Walk Alone" is an incredible track, and Barlow sounds better than ever. But the remaining two exist solely to show us how much better of a singer Barlow is than Owens, which I think is unfair and redundant, much like the revamped, Owens-fronted "Wicked" trilogy on the "Overture of the Wicked" EP last year.
Owens and Barlow are two completely different artists, and in comparing them we are losing sight of the incredible music they front.
As I said, though, "I Walk Among You" is a beautiful track, and makes me thirst for "Something Wicked Part 2" even more. It's going to be an incredible album, and I am very happy Barlow is back with my favorite band, if anything just to shut people up so we can focus on why we listen to Iced Earth in the first place.
As for Matt, he is the original vocalist, wherever we remember Iced earth we remember Matt..
I loved the new single and the remakes were interesting.
Let's give it a 5... and its worth buying.
As far as the other songs, I am indifferent to Setian Massacre. I like this version and the part 1 version equally. It is nice to have the choice though. This version of The Clouding is definitely superior to the Part 1 version. I can not believe how great the re-recorded vocals turned out. Especially approaching the end. Some will say that the original version is better simply because it was done first, but I don't buy that argument at all. It is just the type of song that Matt Barlow's voice compliments very well.
Only complaint is that the CD is missing "A Charge to Keep." That was released as an itunes exclusive. Although it wasn't one of my favorites from the part 1 album, it would be nice to have it on the CD so I don't have to listen to it as a compressed mp3. I actually think the part 1 version of this may be better, so some might say it is a good thing that the band decided to leave this off of the CD version. Either way, that was worth the extra star to me. So I rate it a 4 out of 5.