23:59 - Netzach Czerny, I get your point but I'd say the same about "Ashes"... It just gets too droney and gaze-ish in sections. Limbs and Not Unlike the Waves are awesome though... The Mantle has this "whiskey fueled regret"-feel I adore
23:55 - Netzach Btw, AMA on Reddit with A.A Nemtheanga if anyone's interested [link]
23:51 - Czerny Reiter Ashes Against the Grain & Marrow take the cake for me. The Mantle has some sections where it loses steam and gets all too mellow.
23:45 - Overrwatcher The Mantle is beautiful. It's not technical or experimental, it's just a well-crafted album made with simple instruments. I show it to non-metalhead friends and they love it.
23:12 - Netzach 3rd, compared to those albums, The Mantle contains a lot more post-rock and acoustic/folk.
01. Immortal I Stand (The Birth Of Adam) 02. Adorned with The Rising Cobra 03. The Ineffable Name 04. Black Light On Black 05. Bonedust 06. Angel Of Death 07. God Above God 08. The Hidden God 09. Childslayer 10. When Dusk Fell 11. Visions Of Eden
Virgin Steele is one of the most underrated bands out there. Their unique blend of Melodic Heavy Metal filled and classical influences - trademarked by a wide use of piano lines and the amazing voice of David DeFeis - has so far gathered only a handful of loyal fans.
Six years have passed since their last studio album, and now comes David's new opus, Visions of Eden, which, as it is customary with the New Yorkers, is a romantic saga. Fronted by master vocalist/pianist/composer David DeFeis, Virgin Steele has now established a stable lineup with Edward Pursino on guitars, Frank Gilchrist on drums and Josh Block on bass guitar.
Thi is rediciluiss, band seems understand last sympho manowar opera coppy was bad and try turn beck to roots old school HM days but simply cant since was to bussy whit sex and whatever , simply forgot how to play HM, band tryd but failed, I have heard last(following) album I know its good, but still I have to hear last agan (I will do it tommrow) toi have a conclussen and now my conclussen is VS simply lice din 80's + realised meriadge albums + last one, rest is crap
Just an epic album — what can I say, all songs here sound like masterpieces. If there is something to bitch about, that would be the production, but it's not that big of a deal. It's not often when it happens, that 79 mins album has so much high quality songs, great compositions and also in this case the brilliant vocals of DeFeis. This is as classic VS material as it gets.