I found one of my brother's old Iced Earth cds (Burnt Offerings) the other day.. on the floor of the garage, hehe. Surprisingly enough, it actually plays, no skips or anything. I had heard them a little before, but never really got into it. If I had to guess, I wasn't really sure about their vocals. But then, I wasn't really sure of Blind Guardian's vocals either, and now they're one of my favorite bands. *grin* They do actually sound very Blind Guardian-ish. They kind of remind me of Pantera too. Mayhaps, with time, I will grow into Iced Earth as well.