Song of the Week: Virgin Steele – Lion in Winter

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Virgin Steele – Age of Consent (1988)

Welcome to a new feature: The HMO Song of the Week! Each Sunday I’ll be posting up the song that’s been lighting up my life the most in the past week: could be a new song or an old classic.

So let’s get this series off to the best possible start with one of the best possible songs: Virgin Steele’s Lion in Winter from their terrific album Age of Consent. It’s a fine example of their patented and thrilling barbaric romanticism. The Manowarring and galloping guitars provide the barbarism while the instrumental flourishes, melodic pomp and David DeFies’ impassioned vocals provide the romanticism. Here’s a man that can sing a line like “And I’ll rage against this wind” and sound like he really means it. Wonderful.

[Virgin Steele – Lion in Winter]

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28 thoughts on “Song of the Week: Virgin Steele – Lion in Winter”

  1. Virgin Steele …Good ol Jack Starr! Brent Jensen (book author) in his novel Leftover People writes about his journeys in The U.S during his book tour promoting No Sleep Til Sudbury and at one point he’s in somewhere Florida I believe and he notices a guy sitting off in the distance and it was Jack Starr…..

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