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Holy Diver

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Category: Heavy Metal

Year: 1983

Label: Warner Bros.

Catalog Number: 9 23836-2

Average Rating: 94 / 100 (5 ratings)

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Dio Holy Diver Album Cover

Ronnie James Dio vocals, keyboards
Vivian Campbell guitars
Jimmy Bain bass, keyboards
Vinny Appice drums
1.  Stand Up and Shout  3:18
2.  Holy Diver  5:52
3.  Gypsy  3:38
4.  Caught in the Middle  4:18
5.  Don't Talk to Strangers  4:53
6.  Straight Through the Heart  4:34
7.  Invisible  5:26
8.  Rainbow in the Dark  4:14
9.  Shame on the Night  5:19
Total Running Time:  41:32

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From: underworld king Date: December 6, 2012 at 8:22
The greatest album by Dio the band!

From: juan carlos Date: August 15, 2013 at 20:02
You are Right! underworld King. This is the best album of Melodic Metal of History & RONNIE JAMES DIO is simply Rhe Best Voice in Metal... PERIOD!!!!!!!! 100/100. I MISS YOU RONNIE!!!! :'-(

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 10, 2015 at 20:10
Initially after splitting on bad terms with Black Sabbath, it seemed like Dio came out the better of the two parties. While Iommi and Co. soon embarked on a decade of relative obscurity, Dio became, for a few years, a metal superstar as a solo artist. Holy Diver is a huge reason why: a classic album, start to finish, with slashing riffs from a young Vivian Campbell, untouchable drumming from Vinny Appice, and of course RJD's own inimitable vocals and mystical, medieval lyrics. Interestingly, as much as he liked to use so-called "evil" imagery, Dioi's message is ultimately positive, singing of truth-seeking, self-discovery, perseverance and inner strength. Although the title track is lyrically pretty silly (and its two-minute "spooky" intro of wind and chimes is way too long), it's tough to fault anything else on the album. "Stand Up And Shout," "Holy Diver" and "Rainbow In The Dark" are metal classics, but deeper cuts like "Gypsy," "Straight Through The Heart" and the poetic "Don't Tal

From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 30, 2016 at 12:32
First album of the mighty Dio as a solo artist and what a blast it was!..."Stand Up & Shout" is my fave piece of music in here...tracks 4,6 & 8 also are in my book of HM...87/100

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