Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Heaven & Hell - The Devil You Know

Heaven & Hell
The Devil You Know

As a huge Black Sabbath fan, it took me a long time to warm up to Ronnie James Dio but I am proud to say that I am on board. While this album is subpar when you consider landmark albums like Sabbath's self-titled debut, Paranoid, Master Of Reality, Vol. 4, Heaven And Hell. and Mob Rules. Those albums basically were the invention of heavy metal as we know it. For that, I can cut them some slack. However, they don't need much. While it is true that this album doesn't match up with classic Black Sabbath, the fact is nothing can. This album is much stronger than what any other bands can cull together these days. So I say, check it out and enjoy.

Track Grades
  1. Atom And Evil – 8.5
  2. Fear – 7.9
  3. Bible Black – 9.2
  4. Double The Pain – 8.8
  5. Rock And Roll Angel – 7.8
  6. The Turn Of The Screw - 7.4
  7. Eating The Cannibals – 8.6
  8. Follow The Tears – 7.7
  9. Neverwhere – 8.3
  10. Breaking Into Heaven – 8.0
Overall Grade=8.22

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