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Release date: 2000
Style: Heavy metal, Symphonic metal

Rating:

8.6 | 85 votes

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93 have it
13 want it


Disc I
01. Wings Of Vengeance
02. Hymn To The Gods Of Night
03. Fire Of Ecstasy
04. The Oracle Of Apollo
05. The Voice As Weapon
06. Moira
07. Nemesis
08. The Wine Of Violence
09. A Token Of My Hatred
10. Summoning The Powers

Disc II
01. Flames Of Thy Power (From Blood They Rise)
02. Arms Of Mercury
03. By The Gods
04. Areopagos
05. The Judgment Of The Son
06. Hammer The Winds
07. Guilt Or Innocence
08. The Fields Of Asphodel
09. When The Legends Die
10. Anemone (Withered Hopes...Forsaken)
11. The Waters Of Acheron
12. Fantasy And Fugue In D Minor (The Death Of Orestes)
13. Resurrection Day (The Finale)

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Review
Lyrics (16)


Line-up
David DeFeis - vocals, keyboards
Edward Pursino - guitars, bass
Frank Gilchriest - drums


Additional info
Production:
Engineer - Steve Young
Engineer - Ed Warrin
Mastered By - David DeFeis, Steve Young
Producer - David DeFeis

All lyrics written by David DeFeis.

Tracks 3-7 of Disc 2 are known collectively as "The By The Gods Suite" and tracks 8-10 of Disc 2 are known collectively as "The Legends Suite".

Guest review by
Emalaith

Rating:
10
Here we have part 2 of the legend of 'The House of Atreus.' This piece of work turned into a double CD as David DeFeis and Edward Pursino still had so much creativity left after part 1 that the songs just kept coming. The album opens with one of the best metal songs ever written - 'Wings of Vengeance.' In this song, you can discover one of Virgin Steele's talents that separates them from the rest of the metal world; they like to vary the chorus ever so slightly every time it comes around, which makes for an incredible diversity (you?ll also find this on the 'Invictus' album). As the story unfolds, it is again told in many different ways: heavy, fast, double-bass driven pieces, instrumental interludes, David's voice (spoken words, whispers, screams, or haunting falsetto), and gentle ballads.

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DeathMetal - 15.03.2011 at 23:53  
Rating: 7 They turned into Manowar...
Bad English - 31.05.2012 at 09:45  
  Thgis is rediciluss
CD1 is OK , heavy , great one, thats how band shood relise last albums same way not way Manowar lame gay over epic try be more epic how its cenecery , same big boobs and penis thing who has bigger think thay are better, I realy enjoy CD 1 but CD2 agan crap, why they relise it, what was purpose, after this I will say even how week was prodiction of some 80's they were much better how this, now its not possible hav efinal judmend about band generaly
R'Vannith - 31.05.2012 at 11:46  
 
Written by Bad English on 31.05.2012 at 09:45

Thgis is rediciluss
CD1 is OK , heavy , great one, thats how band shood relise last albums same way not way Manowar lame gay over epic try be more epic how its cenecery , same big boobs and penis thing who has bigger think thay are better, I realy enjoy CD 1 but CD2 agan crap, why they relise it, what was purpose, after this I will say even how week was prodiction of some 80's they were much better how this, now its not possible hav efinal judmend about band generaly


If I understand you correctly you're saying that the band's sound starts to decline on this album? If that's what you're saying I agree with you there. Act I was much better, and my personal favourite from the band, though this one isn't TERRIBLE really. The albums after this one I can't say I enjoy much at all.
Bad English - 31.05.2012 at 16:22  
  No band start change after 4 albums but till Heaven it was OK, but after it it wasy pop, sympho manowar whatever not metal sound ,
R'Vannith - 31.05.2012 at 18:37  
 
Written by Bad English on 31.05.2012 at 16:22

No band start change after 4 albums but till Heaven it was OK, but after it it wasy pop, sympho manowar whatever not metal sound ,


Ah I see, then I definitely DON'T agree. Yeah after Heaven they are more symphonic but they are easily superior to Manowar. After Heaven they go for more 'concept' oriented albums rather than just a collection of tracks, which it sounds like you enjoyed more.

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