My Top 5 Dio Studio Albums
Dio only, not counting Heaven & Hell by Black Sabbath or The Devil You Know by Heaven & Hell (both great albums)
- 5.The Last in LineThe title track was my first favorite Dio song. Really opened the door to Dio for me.
- 4.Killing the DragonAlmost as good as Master of the Moon, and I also only recently discovered this one, a decade too late.
- 3.Master of the MoonRanks as a very high #3, I only recently discovered Dio's last album. I let it slip by me for a decade, but it quickly became one of my favorites. I feel like a bad fan having missed this while having such high regard for Dio as a rock legend.
- 2.Holy DiverClassic album, hell of a debut for a guy who was already into his 40s at the time. An iconic work of heavy metal with a classic cover. First vinyl record I purchased.
- 1.Lock Up the WolvesMaybe blasphemy that a classic Dio album like Holy Diver isn't ranked #1 but I absolutely love this album. Every song. The 18 year old guitar phenom Rowan Robertson that Dio debuted on this album is incredible. Still have it on regular rotation.