Forged in the desolate halls ofhailing from the majestic kingdom of Long Island, New York… Virgin Steele have been one of the most enduring acts of Powerful Epic Heavy Metal for aeons! However, DeFeis, a classically trained composer and pianist, crafts his work with sophisticated harmonies and rich euphonious melodies genuinely influenced by the greats of the Romantic period as opposed to the simplistic chromatic minor key riffing of much Extreme Metal. The recurring usage of various leitmotifs subtly interwoven and transformed across various tracks, even across various albums, are but one example of this.
Best viewed without Internet Explorer, in x resolution or higher. Okay, I think this is going to be the one where a lot of you guys disagree with me. David DeFeis and Edward Pursino are of course the stars of the show here, with David sounding his very best.
Once past their tauter and song-oriented 80s output, Virgin Steele hit their stride in and with the two-part The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, which, if you ponder the grand scheme of things, are high-write power metal bedrocks, complete with epic motifs, soaring vocals and blazing melodies. Late saw the release of the five-disc boxset Seven Devils Moonshine. Here goes….
This two-CD digipak reissue comes with massive bonus tracks and a huge booklet with new liner notes and previously unseen photos by the band's lead singer, David DeFeis. Commented DeFeis : "This version will be in digipak form and contain not one but two discs with a large amount of extra ingredients. On the first disc, we include five rare and unvarnished acoustic recordings, plus a full band bonus track.
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Virgin Steele are among those groups that have become more popular during 90s. They were in the group of the bands all together with Blind Guardian, Iced Earth, Grave Digger…So, it has happened that the band has issued several records just in a few years. Those albums today have earned a cult status among traditional HM fans.
This 2 CD digipak re-release comes with massive bonus tracks, a huge booklet with new liner notes and many rare photos. This version will be in digi-pak form and contain not one…but 2 discs with a large amount of extra ingredients. On disc 2 we have a total of 20 tracks. And in addition we have also included a never released track from somewhere around that period of time.
A Testament to the Power of the Will, exploration and self expression. An alternative to the ever present corporate menace that passes for Popular Music. From a whisper to a scream; barbaric, romantic, bombastic, yet subtle; grandiose, yet earthy. A call, a shout, an invocation to Freedom and the continual awakening to the awareness that every moment of life is lived to its fullest potential.