Iced Earth ‎– Dystopia

Century Media ‎– 9980270
Box Set, Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition
CD, Album, Digipak


1 Dystopia 5:49
2 Anthem 4:54
3 Boiling Point 2:46
4 Anguish Of Youth 4:41
5 V 3:39
6 Dark City 5:42
7 Equilibrium 4:30
8 Days Of Rage 2:17
9 End Of Innocence 4:07
10 Soylent Green 4:20
11 Iron Will 4:15
12 Tragedy And Triumph 7:44
13 Anthem (String Mix) 4:51

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Sticker on front:
"Limited edition deluxe box set incl. digipak with 3 extra songs, belt buckle, flip-over lighter, wristband , patch, 3 buttons & beer coaster!"
Also included is a card with a code for a free download of the track "The Trooper (Iron Maiden cover)" by Iced Earth.

Tracks 10, 11 and 13 are bonus tracks.

Digipak cd has no title or band name written on outside covers.

The boxset also has a sticker attached to it containing some of the Iced Earth Europe tour dates for 2011.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 051099 802704
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5051099802704
  • Matrix / Runout: Arvato Digital Services 54825770/9980278 21
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LB 46
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0792
  • Label Code: LC6975

Other Versions (5 of 16) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9980278 Iced Earth Dystopia(CD, Album, Ltd, Dig) Century Media 9980278 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
3E049 Iced Earth Dystopia(CD, Album, Dig) Shinigami Records 3E049 Brazil 2011 Sell This Version
8727-1 Iced Earth Dystopia(LP, Album) Century Media 8727-1 US 2011 Sell This Version
8727-2 Iced Earth Dystopia(CD, Album) Century Media 8727-2 US 2011 Sell This Version
SR0713 Iced Earth Dystopia(CD, Album, Ltd, Num, Dig) Scarecrow Records (2) SR0713 Mexico 2011 Sell This Version



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March 19, 2012

I have been have a fan of Iced Earth since "Something Wicked This Way Comes". Since buying that, I've went back and bought some of their previous releases like "Days of Purgatory" "The Dark Saga" and "Burnt Offerings". I have also gotten everything from them after "Something Wicked This Way Comes". From album to album they are different but at the same time there are definite similarities so that you know that you are listening to Iced Earth, the heavy fast songs, the midrange epic songs and the slower '80's like songs. I personally like to sing, do I sound good? no. But with every Iced Earth album I have, I enjoy singing along with every song. Even screaming along with "I Am You Anti-Christ, I Will Destroy Mankind" from the song "Coming Curse". Or the soulfulness of "I See The Sadness in Their Eyes, Melancholy in Their Cries" from the start of the chorus for "Melancholy (Holy Martyr)". So what I am trying to get to, this new release of thiers "Dystopia", after listening to it three times, I am already able to sing along with every song. And I basically just glanced at the booklet when I got it so I really didn't need it to be able to understand or follow along with the songs.
I personally like the new singer, Stu Block and yes I can hear traces and elements of Barlow and Owens. And by listening to this release I can see why Schaffer hired him to be the new singer, I can tell this is a new starting point for the band and maybe after another release or so I think most everybody will get Schaffer's five year plan so to say. Of course it is personal taste whether you like him or not, so it is up to you. And if you like to sing like me, I am very happy with "Dystopia". Yes some of the songs could be heavier, like "Burning Times" or "Vengeance Is Mine" but like I said this is a new starting point for the band and maybe next time we'll get some heavier faster songs or maybe some long epics like "Dante's Inferno" or "The Phantom Opera Ghost".

And now to what I really wanted to do this review for, the contents of this limited edition boxset. Packed with goodies, yes it is. This is the coolest boxset I have. I even consider this to be more favorable than Iron Maiden's Eddie's Archives, which if you have it, you know exactly what I am talking about, the shot glass alone is worth buying it. Now to the contents of "Dystopia"...The best thing in the whole box set, even if they just put this and the cd in it would be worth the price and that is the belt buckle. The belt buckle is the Iced Earth logo with Set Abominae on it. It sticks out beyond anything else in the box set and it is bubble wrapped. Next is a lighter, fliptop Zorr with an etching of the cover on the front and it comes in its own box. Next is a black wristband with the band's name on it, in a resealable plastic bag. There are three buttons, each in their own resealable plastic bag and then all three of them are in a bigger resealable plastic bag. The first one is the front cover, the second one is the first picture in the booklet for the song "Dystopia", and the third is for the bonus song "Iron will". Next is the beer coaster, two sided, pictures of the front and back of the digipak. And then the patch which is the front cover. The digipak cover has no band name or album title on it to distract from the artwork. I think this is the only way you can get this version is through the boxset. And it also contains the lyrics to the songs "Soylent Green" and "Iron Will" upon opening, not in the booklet itself. And last is a insert with code on it to download "The Trooper", a great cover version of Iron Maiden's classic.

I feel so strong that this boxset will be future wanted item, that after receiving mine, which is actually a Christmas present from my wife, I bought two more copies of it. So if you want to treat yourself to something really cool, even if you don't like the cd, or you want to get this and sell it in like say a year from now, you are definitely going to get more than what you paid for it, just don't open it. I know the urge will be there but trust me, you don't want to do it, that's just of course if you want to sell it. IF it is for you, open it, look at it, love your boxset (just kidding!). To me this particular item is what collecting is all about. I am a big fan of music, I like the Eagles, I like Slayer, Peaceful Easy Feeling, Angel of Death. I love to sing along to both of them. The music or song is what matters the most I know but This goes all the way back for me, to 1976 when I got my first hard rock vinyl which was "Kiss - Rock and Roll Over" and it included the sticker of the cover, which I had no idea it was in there, Something extra to make it more special to you a rememberance for years to come. so if you are a fan, a collector or even if you are just out to make a profit, this boxset is for you.