Virgin Steele - Life Among The Ruins

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Release date: 15.06.2012

Life Among the Ruins is the fifth full length studio album by US heavy metal band Virgin Steele. It was released in 1993, after almost five years of inactivity. The song "Snakeskin Voodoo Man" was present only in the American release and was instead released as a single in 1992 in Europe, at the same time of the VHS Tale of the Snakeskin Voodoo Man. The VHS featured videos for "Snakeskin Voodoo Man", "Love Is Pain", "Invitation-I Dress in Black" and "Cage of Angels-Never Believed in Good-Bye", interviews and backstage footage. The music of this album is bluesy hard rock and melodic metal, more similar to early Whitesnake's recordings than the epic power metal of albums like Noble Savage and the following The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Part. This is the first album with bassist Rob DeMartino, who replaced Joe O'Reilly, retired from the scene.

Tracklisting:
01. Sex Religion Machine
02. Love Is Pain
03. Jet Black
04. Invitation
05. I Dress In Black (Woman With No Shadow)
06. Crown Of Thorns
07. Cage Of Angels (Instrumental)
08. Never Believed In Good-Bye
09. Too Hot To Handle
10. Love`s Gone
11. Wild Fire Woman
12. Cry Forever
13. Haunting The Last Hours (Instrumental)
14. Last Rose Of Summer

CD 2
01. Snakeskin Voodoo Man (live acoustic rehearsal version)
02. Jet Black (live acoustic rehearsal version)
03. Purple Rain (live acoustic rehearsal version)
04. Wildfire Woman (live acoustic rehearsal version)

Pressing Information

- 2 standard CD´s in digipak

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