Guardians of the Flame is the second album from New York power metal band Virgin Steele, released in 1983 by Music for Nations Records.
“”Don’t Say Goodbye (Tonight)”” (Defeis) – 4:23
“”Burn the Sun”” (Starr) – 4:24
“”Life of Crime”” (Starr) – 4:40
“”The Redeemer”” (Defeis/Starr) – 7:05
“”Birth Through Fire”” (Defeis) – 0:40
“”Guardians of the Flame”” (Defeis/Starr) – 6:45
“”Metal City”” (Starr) – 4:12
“”Hell or High Water””(Starr) – 3:17
“”Go All the Way”” (Starr) – 3:11
“”A Cry in the Night”” (Defeis) – 4:05
5.0 out of 5 stars
ALTHOUGH THESE GUYS ARE STILL AROUND TODAY , ONLY A FEW OF THEIR RELEASES ARE CLASSICS. THEIR DEBUT OF COURSE, AND THIS LP AS WELL!
THEY MANAGE TO BLEND AMAZING GUITAR WORK , INCREDIBLE VOCALS, AND KEYBOARDS TO MAKE ONE HELL OF A RECORD!! ALL OF THE SONGS ARE DONE SO GOOD THAT YOU’LL BE PLAYING AIR GUITAR AND SINGING ALONG TO YOUR NEIGHBOR REGRET.. NOT ONE WEAK OR LAME TRACK ON THE LP.
THESE GUYS ARE UNIQUE, ORIGINAL, AND REFRESHING!!LONG LIVE CLASSIC METAL!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great LP
If you’re into 80s metal, this is for you. David DeFeis’ soaring voice really enlivens all the tracks. This is distinctive Virgin Steele, easily recognizable to fans, but a good introduction for those who’ve never heard them.
Heavy / Power Metal from USA 1983
David Defeis – vocals & keyboards
Jack Starr – guitars
Joe O’Reilly – bass
Joey Ayvazian – drums
A cry in the night I’m still hearing
No my love is gone I must be dreaming
Lost in the mist of passions strange
Wiping the tears I recall the pain
Of love and laughter, joy now slain
When your world turns cold won’t you call my name
Cry out in the dark
I’ll be by your side to give you warmth
And light and shield you from the night
Hold on, hold on, we’ll fan the flames of love
Together again, just you and I
I watched the faces in the fire
No emotion was ever there
If this is truth then who the liar?
Your eyes are blind, they don’t love you
You’re just an amusement, thought of with disdain
But I’m still waiting, won’t you call my name
You say your heart is open to loves
Call and you can’t refuse it refrain
But you don’t hear the real sirens song
Echoing it refrain, my love still remains so
Cry out in the dark i’ll be by your side
To give you warmth and light
And shield you from the night
Hold on hold on we’ll fan the flames of love
Together again…just you and i…”