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|1. Dark Saga|
|2. I Died For You|
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|7. Vengeance Is Mine The Suffering|
|9. Slave To The Dark|
|10. Question Of Heaven|
Limited import vinyl LP pressing of the 1996 album from the Florida-based Heavy Metal outfit. Century Media. 2010.
Top Customer Reviews
Anyone who knows Spawn knows the plotline that goes with this; however, I'll explain it in layman terms, for the uninitiated. After all, it's the FEELING that counts here, people!
NOTE: IF YOU DON'T WANT THE SPAWN/DARK SAGA PLOT RUINED FOR YOU, DO NOT READ THE NEXT PARAGRAPH!
This album tells the tale of a man who, betrayed by someone he trusted, was tricked into an early death ("Dark Saga"). As he mourns in hell, he is offered a chance at seeing his lover again, if he follows the command of the Dark Lord himself. However, upon returning to life, he finds that his lover was "...happy and in love/ in love with (his) best friend" ("I Died for You"). As he mourns and grumbles in fury over this new tragedy, two beings are sent out to him: a being of immortal fire and pain that can - and would - strike anyone and anything down in a most violent and evil way...and it is here to teach the man to use his hate to his advantage ("Violate"). The other being is a hunter from heaven, sent down to destroy this unholy hell spawn ("The Hunter").Read more ›
Dark Saga - This song got me into Iced Earth. It's mid-tempo and acts soemwhat as an exposition to the entire story.
I Died for You - A touching ballad, about how his soul was the price to see his love.
Violate - The hardest track on here. It's pretty straightforward, about the Violater.
The Hunter - My favorite song. It has the cool echoing intro, then the guitars go off, it's hard, and sweet at the same time, with the angelic vocals in the back of the second chorus. Pure awesomeness.
Last Laugh - Fast paced about how the Devil has the last laugh in the deal, and how Spawn has become his tool for vengance.
Depths of Hell - The only semi-alrite song on here, it has that kind of hell feeling, but if you've already heard Burnt Offerings (Dantes Inferno) than you know what hell sounds like.
Vengance is Mine - The second hardest track on here. This ones another great one, with Barlows growling "Vengance is MINE!", you can really feel malciousness of his voice.
The Suffering Trilogy
Scarred - A darker song about, begininning on Spawns self-reflection of all that has transpired. Here he realizes that all along he's been a pawn for Lucifer.
Slave to the Dark - Now he looks back on it all, and understands where he went wrong. He now knows he's damned, and can never be free.
A Question of Heaven - Here we see him repent for what he's done. He looks up toward the heavens, and yells at the angels above who tell him he's chosen his path.Read more ›
Buy the album for the following reasons:
1. A turning point for the band's music style
2. Great concept album (Spawn fans will know!)
3. Two ballad-songs that made 2000 or so fans in Rodon, Greece sing each single word out loud!!! The rest of the songs just made them scream!!
4. The best thing that the band could have done after their first three albums: "Iced Earth", the "Night of the Stormrider", and the "Burnt Offerings", which by the way even though they are just a bit better than the "Dark Saga" you cannot say which is the best of all!!
Most recent customer reviews
I got this album shortly after gettignthe CD Horror show and let me tell you I had really low hopes. How is it possible that a CD as good as Horror Show could be surpassed. Read morePublished on July 19 2004 by C. Entner
I wasn't too keen on this lbum when I first bought it, but it definately grew on me. Only 4.5 stars because it can't compare to Something Wicked this Way Comes or Glorious Burden... Read morePublished on June 22 2004 by JollyGreenMetalHead
The Dark Saga (1996.) Iced Earth's fourth album.
It took Iced Earth a pretty long time before they found a steady vocalist, but they finally did in the mid-nineties with Matt... Read more
In a word this cd is AWESOME!!! This is one of the few cds that I own that I love every song, from start to finish. Read morePublished on May 2 2004 by Zombie
Dark Saga(1996). Iced Earth's fourth studio album.
At the dawn of the 90s, Iced Earth managed to start off their career with three outstanding albums. Read more
I was seriously reluctant to buy this album after hearing it was a concept album based on the comic-book character "Spawn." I thought, "How incredibly cheesy! Read morePublished on April 21 2004 by D. Knouse
This was my first Iced Earth album, and it's definitely a great place to start with this band.
After the financial failures of his first three masterpieces 'Iced Earth,'... Read more
Now before I begin, I am not some expert song writer. I can't write lyrics for my life, and I will probably never be able too. However, I do know good lyrics from not so good ones. Read morePublished on Feb. 21 2004 by Bill Lockhart
This is definitly one of Iced Earth's best CDs. Packed with heavy riffs and a great vocal to back it up this album fulfils any metalheads standards. Read morePublished on Jan. 16 2004 by The Fifth Horseman