Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Dio - The Last in Line (1984, LP)

Like I said yesterday, another great album from 1984, and great albums were hard to come by back then. This is my only album by the late Ronnie James Dio but it's always been one of my favorites. Favorite songs from it are the title track, "Mystery" and "Egypt (The Chains are On)."

I used to go to sleep listening to this record. There are certain hard(er) rock artists who can do that to me, and that's not an insult. In fact music that I would find boring would never put me to sleep because it would be so annoying. There just seemed to be something about the music on this album that would fill my head and block out everything else.

Not quite a perfect rip, but so close that I doubt I'll be able to hear any flaws under normal circumstances.


  1. Another classic. This and his first solo album were both really tight and well made.

  2. Metallica's Ride the Lightning, Queensryche's The Warning, Iron Maiden's Powerslave...yeah, 1984 was a fine year for metal.