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Release date: 1998
Style: Heavy metal, Symphonic metal

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8.9 | 148 votes

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Disc I [Invictus]
01. The Blood Of Vengeance
02. Invictus
03. Mind, Body, Spirit
04. In The Arms Of The Death God
05. Through Blood And Fire
06. Sword Of The Gods
07. God Of Our Sorrows
08. Vow Of Honour
09. Defiance
10. Dust From The Burning
11. Amaranth
12. A Whisper Of Death
13. Dominion Day
14. A Shadow Of Fear
15. Theme From "The Marriage Of Heaven And Hell"
16. Veni, Vidi, Vici

Disc II [Fire Spirits] [2014 Re-issue bonus]
01. Dark Distant Future - Live Rehearsal Great Hall Medley #1 [acoustic version]
    1 - A Whisper Of Death (Intro)
    2 - Unholy Water
    3 - Trail Of Tears
02. With Vengeance Divine - Live In The Studio Medley #2 [acoustic version]
    1 - Rising Unchained
    2 - Veni, Vidi, Vici
    3 - Defiance
    4 - I Will Come For You
    5 - Victory Is Mine
03. Conquering Hero - Live Fireplace Rehearsal Medley #3 [acoustic version]
    1 - Serpent's Kiss (Intro)
    2 - A Whisper Of Death (Main Section Of Song)
    3 - Great Sword Of Flame
    4 - Emalaith
    5 - The Burning Of Rome (Cry For Pompeii)
    6 - Perfect Mansions (Mountains Of The Sun)
    7 - Do You Walk With God

Top 20 albums of 1998: 3

Review
Lyrics (16)


Line-up
Edward "Van Dorian" Pursino - guitars
Frank Gilchriest - drums
David DeFeis - keyboards, vocals
Rob DeMartino - bass


Additional info
Production:
Steve Young - producer, engineer, mixing
Michael Sarsfield - mastering

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor

Rating:
8.9
Sharpen your sword it is time for some classic Heavy Metal. In Virgin Steele discography, Invictus remains my favorite release. Don't expect something brutal, those guys are the masters of refined Heavy Metal influenced by classical music.

Right from the get-go, the band leaves little doubt as to what the album is all about. Epic Heavy Metal with driving guitar riffs and mind-blowing vocals are on the menu. However, the surprise lies in how much of it is available on this album. Every track seems to grow on the listener quite rapidly, whether it is the catchy "Mind, Body, Spirit" or more intricate opuses such as "A Whisper of Death".

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published 19.07.2010 | Comments (4)

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Ellrohir - 24.12.2009 at 00:58  
Rating: 10 Second album i listened today and another "wooo, this is so great music!"

especially the riff from "Dust From The Burning" destroyed me with its awesomeness
Cryzpin - 26.09.2011 at 22:27  
Rating: 8 Very entertaining album, but regarding the genre - that's definitely Power! And it's quite obvious imo, much more Power than Symphonic or Heavy as tagged.
Bad English - 26.05.2012 at 17:11  
  Is it concept album
Those small parts and talking parts is OK in concept album but still more I think this band is overated
This was most manowar album ever from band, what is problem use same lyrics and put 80's sound guitar , heavyer riffs why band cant do it ? what is the problem , boring album only ending part gets heavyer
Troy Killjoy - 27.05.2012 at 01:07  
 
Written by Bad English on 26.05.2012 at 17:11
Those small parts and talking parts is OK in concept album but still more I think this band is overated

So interludes and spoken word passages are okay until you find out it's not a concept album? Then all of a sudden the music sucks.

Seems legit.
Bad English - 27.05.2012 at 01:23  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 27.05.2012 at 01:07

Written by Bad English on 26.05.2012 at 17:11
Those small parts and talking parts is OK in concept album but still more I think this band is overated

So interludes and spoken word passages are okay until you find out it's not a concept album? Then all of a sudden the music sucks.

Seems legit.


no it dosnt but its be better if such parts is in concept album about one theme it fits more
qlacs - 28.10.2014 at 12:45  
Rating: 10 Manowar on steroids.
Belegûr - 01.07.2015 at 17:53  
 
Written by Bad English on 26.05.2012 at 17:11

Is it concept album
Those small parts and talking parts is OK in concept album but still more I think this band is overated
This was most manowar album ever from band, what is problem use same lyrics and put 80's sound guitar , heavyer riffs why band cant do it ? what is the problem , boring album only ending part gets heavyer


Ending part gets heavier? The album opens with the heaviest song the band has probably ever recorded "Invictus".

It's also a concept album, it follows from The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Part II.

I don't think this band is for you based on your comments under each album
Bad English - 01.07.2015 at 19:28  
 
Written by Belegûr on 01.07.2015 at 17:53

Written by Bad English on 26.05.2012 at 17:11

Is it concept album
Those small parts and talking parts is OK in concept album but still more I think this band is overated
This was most manowar album ever from band, what is problem use same lyrics and put 80's sound guitar , heavyer riffs why band cant do it ? what is the problem , boring album only ending part gets heavyer


Ending part gets heavier? The album opens with the heaviest song the band has probably ever recorded "Invictus".

It's also a concept album, it follows from The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Part II.

I don't think this band is for you based on your comments under each album


shit I mean lighter
LuciferOfGayness - 18.11.2015 at 17:05  
Rating: 8 Started to listen to this album recently and I think its one of the better heavy/power metal albums of the 90s. Less is a bore.
TrueMetalJope - 25.04.2016 at 16:16  
Rating: 9 An another great album by VS. I usually talk shit about 75+ min albums, but this time I have to make an exception to that, because this album really don't have that many filler moments. Even though it's concept the songs actually work really well as individual pieces. There's no need to skip many of the tracks, at least the longer tracks are all pretty much safe to listen again.

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