The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Part II

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The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Part II
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Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 7, 1996
Recorded1995
StudioMedia Recording, Babylon, New York
GenrePower metal
Length66:25
LabelT&T / Noise
ProducerDavid DeFeis, Steve Young, Axel Thubeauville
Virgin Steele chronology
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Part I
(1995)
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Part II
(1996)
Invictus
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Imperiumi9/10 stars[2]

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Part II was the seventh studio album by American power metal band Virgin Steele and it was the second of three albums in "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell" series. It was mostly written and composed by David DeFeis and Edward Pursino. It is a well received album for its romantic and lyrical approach and its being a major influence on symphonic metal.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics by David DeFeis, music as listed

  1. "A Symphony of Steele" (DeFeis) - 5:19
  2. "Crown of Glory" (DeFeis) - 5:53
  3. "From Chaos to Creation" (DeFeis) - 1:44
  4. "Twilight of the Gods" (DeFeis) - 4:00
  5. "Rising Unchained" (DeFeis, Ed Pursino) - 5:40
  6. "Transfiguration" (DeFeis) - 3:53
  7. "Prometheus the Fallen One" (DeFeis, Pursino) - 7:42
  8. "Emalaith" (DeFeis) - 9:53
  9. "Strawgirl" (DeFeis) - 5:27
  10. "Devil/Angel" (DeFeis, Pursino) - 4:08
  11. "Unholy Water" (DeFeis, Pursino) - 5:30
  12. "Victory Is Mine" (DeFeis, Pursino) - 4:19
  13. "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Revisited" (DeFeis) - 2:14

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

  • David DeFeis - all vocals, keyboards, producer
  • Edward Pursino - all guitars
  • Rob DeMartino - bass
  • Joey Ayvazian - drums on tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 11, 12
  • Frank Gilchriest - drums on tracks 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Frank Zummo - drums on track 13

Production[edit]

  • Steve Young - producer, engineer, mixing
  • Axel Thubeauville - executive producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reesman, Bryan. "Virgin Steele The Marriage of Heaven & Hell, Pt.2 review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-07-12.
  2. ^ Jussi Kallinen (2009-03-16). "Levyarviot: Virgin Steele - The Marriage Of Heaven And Hell part 2 (reissue)". Imperiumi. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  3. ^ "Virgin Steele - The Marriage of Heaven & Hell: Part II". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 2010-08-12.