Iced Earth has always had a solid lineup. I like how they exist in this space that's equal parts Metallica, Slayer, and Iron Maiden. It's a cool place to be stylistically. But dammit... I really can't get into their comic book nerd themes. Very hard to take seriously. The Mastodon album? Definitely not.. Although they did release an instrumental version of Crack The Skye as a bonus for people who bought the album online. It totally holds up too. I could see them doing the same here.