(*/10) This release brings back some nice memories. It was in 1989 when metal powerhouse Iced Earth released a first demo entitles ‘Enter the Realm’. It was the only demo of Iced Earth and the moment I started to listen to the tape I was excited about what got out of the speakers.
Basically it’s four songs, an intro and an interlude that found a spot on the tracklist and each of these songs belongs to the best Iced Earth ever unveiled. Right, the demo was the springboard for many more exciting Iced Earth anthems, but this release is a classic and songs like ‘Iced Earth’ and ‘Nightmares’ are timeless Metal classics.
This re-issue is mastered from the original sound sources. Furthermore it’s the first time ever that this EP is released as vinyl. ‘Enter the Realm’, definitely an EP that should be part of a seriously meant Metal collection.
- Enter the Realm
- The Curse in the Sky
- Iced Earth
Label: Century Media
Genre: US Metal
Release Date EU: April 12th, 2019 (Originally released on April 12th, 1989)