Days of Purgatory is an American heavy metal album by Iced Earth. It is a collection of remixes and remakes from previous albums. Most of the songs from the Enter the Realm EP, Iced Earth, and Night of the Stormrider were re-sung by Matt Barlow, and on some of the songs the drums and bass were redone. The 2-cd version also has rough mixes of several songs from Burnt Offerings with the opening to the title track re-recorded. The album cover features artwork of the Chaos Comics character Purgatori.
Matthew Barlow - vocals John Schaffer - guitars Randy Shawver - guitars James McDonough - bass Brent Smedley - drums. Additional musicians: Dave Abell - bass Mike McGill - drums Richey Secchiari - drums Rodney Beasley - drums. burn down your back You feel a thousand cries Not prepared for their attack A mission bell sent sign A sign that you board soon You've come this far, no turning back We hope you make it too Don't expect, sympathy We don't know, the word Your walked my turf, insanity But in this place you die Your life is. wasted Your blood is tasted As it drips down the blade You didn't make it You couldn't take it You walked the subway you paid Your money's gone Your clothes they're torn You're lying in a pool of blood You know you're leaving We watch you grieving.
Days of Purgatory' is a two-disc compilation of Iced Earth songs remixed and rerecorded with then current vocalist Matt Barlow. At the time, it was intended as somewhat of a greatest hits album, with the goal being to give new fans a taste of the bands older material, while giving older fans "improved" versions of classic songs. As a whole however, I find this album pretty pointless, and continues a downhill trend the band had been on over the last couple of years
Well, here Iced Earth, with a modern sound, much better production and yet heavier guitars, give lessons of how pure heavy metal should be played. If you liked their first three albums, then Days of Purgatory will take you to a new level of pleasure and enjoyment. The biggest difference though, is to be found in the vocals. To be honest, I disliked Gene Adam’s vocals; still they were raging enough to excite me.
Days of Purgatory Tracklist. 1. Enter the Realm Lyrics. 21. Iced Earth Lyrics. About Days of Purgatory. Days of Purgatory Q&A.
Songs in album Iced Earth - Days Of Purgatory (1997).
Days of Purgatory is a collection of Iced Earth songs that have already been done on the self-titled and Night of the Stormrider albums'. The songs on Days of Purgatory are re-done and sung by Matt Barlow, the new vocalist for Iced Earth (at the time). Conclusion: I really like this album, even with how much I dislike Barlow on the NotS redo's. I am a one of a kind Iced Earth fan. I find that Dark Saga and Something Wicked This Way Comes are IE's most repetitive, and worst albums. Most fans seem to think they are the best. I am a fan of their older stuff. So much better written songs, guitar, and overall, just fun to listen to.