DIO — Holy Diver (review)

DIO — Holy Diver album cover Album · 1983 · Heavy Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
5/5 ·
bassgeezer
Dio had arguably already been the key element in the masterpieces that are Rainbow’s Rising and Black Sabbath’s Heaven and Hell. I don’t think there was any doubt he could go it alone and he proved it beyond any shadow of a doubt with his band’s debut Holy Diver. He did, however, make some remarkably shrewd choices of musicians to assist him. He took Vinny Appice from Black Sabbath with him on drums and Jimmy Bain his band-mate from Rainbow on bass and keyboards. His coup de grace though was the discovery of guitarist Vivian Campbell. All in all this was an incredible heavy metal recipe.
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