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March 30, 2006
It has taken me a very long to get around to getting any Dio albums. Been into early Rainbow far a fair while and always though Ronnie James Dio's vocals were top notch – sacriliage maybe, but i would even say there are better than Ian Gillian. However for me, the star was always Ritchie Blackmore. Rainbow's main strength in the early days I thought was his thunderous riffs and "frilly" bits…
So i wasnt sure what to expect here…was scarred it would feel like a very poor mans Rainbow and Black Sabbath…I was wrong…
OK it hasnt got some of the sheer woah factor Blackmore brought…but there are some really great grooves on here…some good heavy riffing and Dio's vocals shine throughout…Yes it is all a bit silly…but boy is it good fun.
I would write a longer review…but i cannot be bothered