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The Plagues EP
The Plagues EP is a sampler released to hold fans over til the full length "Plagues of Babylon" is released on Jan 14, 2014. The first track "Plagues" and "Among the Living Dead" are standouts with the latter being one of the heavier songs the band has recorded as of late. "Peacemaker" has a slow, western feel and seems a bit out of place but it is a great song itself. "If I Could See You" is a classic IE ballad. This EP is worth grabbing and die hard IE fans will want it for their collection.
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