Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Friday, December 30, 2011

DIO / Dream Evil (1987)

Ronnie James Dio gets credit for many things but few people outside of his hardcore fan base can name more than one or two of his solo albums; I find that a great shame.  This album has some classic Dio styled rock that follows his usual song structure: they start with a timeless melodic riff and sustain it until the chorus kicks in, and then they soar with his voice at the forefront.  The keyboards have dated it pretty badly but there is still some fine work here.  People say he took the Black Sabbath sound with him but that isn’t true, he kept what he’d brought to Sabbath while they spiralled into mediocrity after his departure.

Songs of Note: Night People; Dream Evil

3½ perverts at your bedroom window out of 5

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