Through the many high and lows, guitarist Jon Schaffer has staunchly honed his craft, and Incorruptible is the end result. Compared to 2014’s Plagues Of Babylon, Incorruptible is sharper and heavier. Vocalist Stu Block delivers another outstanding performance, one that I believe surpasses former lead vocalist Matt Barlow’s – a fan favourite. Much has been said of who will lead the genre, when Iron Maiden, Judas Priest et al, retire. With bands such as Iced Earth releasing albums as strong as Incorruptible, heavy metal is in safe hands.
Incorruptible is out now via Century Media/Universal.