This week we go back to 1983, for Dio’s “Holy Diver” album. Just a monster of a record that solidified Ronnie’s spot in the hard rock/heavy metal landscape. It’s hard to believe this record turns 40 this May!
Released after leaving Black Sabbath, Dio’s star shinned brighter as a solo artist. This would start a string of great records from Ronnie. “Last In line”, “Sacred Heart” and so on.
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8 ’80s Metal Albums Everyone Should Own
Metallica released Master of Puppets on March 3, 1986, and years later, it remains one of metal’s most iconic masterpieces.
In honor of its anniversary, we take a look back on that album, as well as other ’80s metal albums we think everyone should own.
The list in the gallery below also doubles as a convenient “metal starter kit” (if you will) for the youths dipping their toe into metal for the first time, because frankly, someone has to think about the children.