The valor of the Texans And Alabama's best men They're unrelenting and devastating The last full measure of devotion's clear. Chorus: We'll know what we are made of When up against all odds we hold our line For the cause that we so love We must hold at all costs We'll know what we're made of When our nation needs us, we'll stay the course For the union we so love We must hold at all costs. Originally founded under the name "Purgatory", Iced Earth released their debut album in Since then, the band have released a total of ten studio albums, four EPs, three compilations, three box sets, one live album and one covers album.
Forgot your password? Retrieve it. Get promoted. An astoundingly beautiful song, beginning with a lone bagpipe and drum playing the star spangled banner, Anthem of the Union.
Some seconds later, a banjo playing dixie, Anthem of the Confederacy, joins in. And then begins the cannonfire. The song is well put together and chronicles the events of the first day, when not in lyrics, then in music. It goes on to play several variations of the song, mixed with Dixie later on. Song begins with a moving ballad based upon two generals who fought that day, one on the Union, one on the Confederates, who were like brothers, now forced to do battle.
The song is more heavier and rough-around-the-edge than the first and third. The high point of all action is focused primarily in this song. The dialogue fits in with the music and even rhymes. It goes on with the battle raging about, with several orchestral and overall instrumental parts raging on, with the occasional sound effects of cannonfire.
Then comes the final attack of the Confederacy, with a speech from a field general "We're almost there my boys, I've never worked with finer" etc.
The climax ends with a tragic monologue by General Lee voiced by Tim Owens , where he pleads for God's forgiveness for his faulty planning "It's all my fault, their blood is on my hands" "God forgive me, please forgive me" "It's over now, we are retreating, I never thought that we'd be beaten" "Is this God's will after all?
It goes on to play a climactic outro which slowly fades into a sad violin soli of the initial melody of The Devil To Pay.
A majestic way to end a majestic trilogy. This is a disc about the US and about "us". It is about the good, the bad and the ugly that makes the United States what it is and has been. At first, I hated it. Barlow, who had come to define Iced Earth's sound, was now gone. Couple years after it was released, I came back to it and found something to love. Considering that the songs were written for Matt, Tim Owens did a wonderful job stepping in.
All of the songs are good and some are great. I appreciate Jon's point of view, his passion for history, his patriotism and his politics.
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Jon Schaffer. When the Eagle Cries. The Reckoning Don't Tread on Me. Green Face. Valley Forge. Hollow Man. He wears the Blue and I the Grey And god it hurts me so The last time we were together I grabbed his hand and I pledged If I ever draw my sword on you may the good lord strike me dead The union flank's in trouble To the round top on the double A bad decision, insubordination Exposed our line in a dangerous way The burden lies upon us Surrender is not an option We are the flank, and if we break, the union crumbles we could lose the war Down below's the carnage The rebels charging onward Push the slaughter forward, the peach orchard.
Through the wheat field and devil's den The valour of the Texans And Alabama's best men They're Unrelenting And Devastating The last full measure of devotion's clear Chorus We'll know what we're made of. When up against all odds we hold our line For the cause that we so love We must hold at all cost We'll know what we're made of When our nation needs us We'll stay the course, for the union we so love We must hold at all costs! Wave after wave, they are coming Their power must be waning!
We're out of ammo, we can't fall back, no!As a diehard Iced Earth fan, history fanatic, Civil War buff and red-blooded American Patriot, I love this album. T`was not always so, however. At first, I hated it. Barlow, who had come to define Iced Earth's sound, was now gone. I always loved Judas Priest and Rob Halford but at the time, I lamented Matt's departure/5().