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Release date: 1995
Style: Heavy metal, Symphonic metal


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01. A Symphony Of Steele
02. Crown Of Glory
03. From Chaos To Creation
04. Twilight Of The Gods
05. Rising Unchained
06. Transfiguration
07. Prometheus The Fallen One
08. Emalaith
09. Strawgirl
10. Devil/Angel
11. Unholy Water
12. Victory Is Mine
13. The Marriage Of Heaven And Hell Revisited
14. Life Among The Ruins [live] [2008 re-release bonus]
15. I Wake Up Screaming [live] [2008 re-release bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1995: 18

Lyrics (11)

David DeFeis - vocals, keyboards
Edward Pursino - guitars
Rob DeMartino - bass
Joey Ayvazian - drums
Frank Gilchriest - drums

Additional info
Steve Young - producer, engineer, mixing
Axel Thubeauville - executive producer
David DeFeis - producer

Frank Zummo features as a guest musician, playing drums on track 13 only.

Staff review by

Welcome to part 2 of the Marriage Saga! This Saga, which consists of 'The Marriage of Heaven and Hell parts 1 and 2' and 'Invictus', centers on Endyamon and Emalaith and their story of love that never dies. In my opinion, Virgin Steele display their uniqueness of songwriting, lyrical topics, and instrumentation truly for the first time with this album. It contains work from 3 different drummers, but Frank Gilchriest (who plays on 3 tracks) decided to stay with Virgin Steele for good afterwards and what a blessing that was!

published 07.10.2006 | Comments (0)

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Bad English - 22.05.2012 at 16:26  
  I se band has 2 albums whit part I and II why not part III?

My 1th album from this band, so far I thought its killer, after going around all band albums in relise year order I take 1 or 1.5 points away from this
Not bad but not so good , but ÍMO VS to be perfect they need relise best of , I like songs , idea but still somehow this doesnt work or its only my feelings
Or my problem is I like diferet genres bands and I have no idols and I dont die for music idols Maybe Im poswer? fake metalhead?

I realy like somngs Unholy Watter and Victory Is Mine , best songs from band ever iMO , even I dont know rest albums ok I know last, but I doubt band wrote better, and those 2 songs works only together when you play one after another !!!
Charly546 - 23.05.2012 at 09:43  
Written by Bad English on 22.05.2012 at 16:26

I se band has 2 alöbums whit part I and II why not part III?

Invictus is the part III.
TrueMetalJope - 24.04.2016 at 01:28  
Rating: 9 Pretty amazing songs again, but unlike pt. 1, I think this one has some weak songs. That said, the album is still great — if you take the weaker songs out it's still enough for a full length cuz the album is 65+ mins.

Ironic how many 80s metal bands started to suck in 90s but VS started to truly kick ass then... Guess somebody has to fill the void of ass kicking

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