VIRGIN STEELE — The Book Of Burning

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Boxset / Compilation · 2002

Tracklist

1. Conjuration Of The Watcher (4:24)
2. Don't Say Goodbye (Tonight) (Re-recorded) (4:42)
3. Rain Of Fire (6:27)
4. Annihilation (1:05)
5. Hellfire Woman (6:57)
6. Children Of The Storm (Re-recorded) (6:19)
7. The Chosen Ones (8:04)
8. The Succubus (3:15)
9. Minuet In G Minor (Re-recorded) (0:48)
10. The Redeemer (Re-recorded) (5:42)
11. I Am The One (Re-recorded) (3:48)
12. Hot And Wild (Re-recorded) (4:05)
13. Birth Through Fire (Re-recorded) (0:39)
14. Guardians Of The Flame (Re-recorded) (6:44)
15. The Final Days (5:50)
16. A Cry In The Night (Re-recorded Acoustic Version) (4:45)

Total Time 73:34

Line-up/Musicians

- David DeFeis / vocals and keyboards
- Edward Pursino / guitars and bass
- Frank Gilchrist / drums

About this release

Release date: January 2002
Label: T&T/Noise Records

This album is primarily songs from the first two albums re-recorded. Also included are songs written at various points in their career but never before released. Tracks 5-8 are re-recorded versions of songs written by David DeFeis and Jack Starr in 1997.

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This one consists of all unreleased and re-recorded material. Opening track “Conjuration Of The Watcher” comes out of the gates at full speed. This is an energetic, up tempo tune with driving guitars and good vocal melody. “Annihilation” is a nice, intro-like track with some great acoustic work and nice synth layers. The “horns” pre-set on the keyboard almost kills it, but it’s saved by short track length. Another highlight is the high speed “The Succubus.” Good, speedy power metal here with a strong mid-tempo bridge.

This one had to have a clunker, and as soon as I heard the squealing tires at the beginning of “Hot And Wild,” I knew this one was it. This is Virgin Steele does KISS. Total party rock with DeFeis doing his best Paul Stanley impression. Like “Saturday Night” from Hymns To Victory, this type of song just seems so out of place amongst tales of noble savages and flame guardians. You can almost picture the smoke bombs and Maybelline abuse when this one plays.

There are a few other good ones here, like “Minuet In G Minor,” “I Am The One” and “Guardians Of The Flame,” all newly re-recorded.

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