Since 1983, and this album’s tracks are still being played on air, covered and hummed by every metal-head world wide. The first and the greatest masterpiece by the late Ronnie James Dio (RIP) by far till now is one of the most influential metal albums of all time. Ronnie wrote this album after completing two studio albums and a live one with Black Sabbath. You could feel the fire and rage of his soul in such tracks as ”Holy Diver” and ”Don’t talk to strangers”. Although I’m not a big fan of ”Stand up and shout” and ”Straight Through the heart”, but ”Rainbow in the dark” and ”Shame on the night” make me love the album more and more. Of Course, Vivian Campbell shined in this album as lead guitarist and skyrocketed him to worldwide fame with his awesome licks. Dio didn’t forget to import fellow band mates such as Jimmy Bain from Rainbow and Vinny Appice from Black Sabbath to complete the greatest DIO the band lineup ever. Remember when you listen to this album, to thank God that he gifted the world with Ronnie James Dio, the greatest Metal icon ever.
Ronnie James Dio, this post is for you. You still rock! God bless your soul.