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I am sure that this will be a unpopular view, but I don't like any of the Dio albums. I loved his work in Rainbow, and even more so his work in Black Sabbath. However I have listened and listened again over the years to find what I am missing, and can't find it.

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1. Holy Diver
2. Last in Line
3. Lock up the wolves
4. Strange Highways
5. Master of the moon

I do like Dream Evil as well.
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The Dio albums with Vivian Campbell on guitar were brilliant to my ears ,after that apart from a few tracks here and there it all became a bit generic [sign in to see URL] i cant really list 5 albums.
Ive always thought that it was a massive waste of Campbells talents joining the godawful Def [sign in to see URL] sure he made good money but really cant see what else he got out of that band??They are the British version of Bon Jovi i.e. commercial crappy pop rock.
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I loved the first DIO album, but after that I think it became a bit generic - RJD had a formula and used it a lot for his subsequent work. However, it was by any standards a good formula - but you almost knew what to expect on the next album ...

Furthermore, despite really liking Holy Diver I can't see all the hype surrounding Vivian Campbell. Good rhythm player but he hardly sets the world alight with his soloing? As far as I remember he had only a bit part to play in the songwriting process (he stated that in an article way back sometime). I know I'm going against the grain here as a lot of forum users rate him highly.

I agree about Def Leppard - UK version of Jon Bon Jovi. Sometimes the paycheck decides.

For me Holy Diver was the perfect mix between Sabbath and Rainbow, it was so fresh and "alive" - a raw sound. After that it went a bit downhill for me. I don't think RJD surpassed his performances on Heaven & Hell and to some extent Mob Rules. For me they were his last truly great vocal performances - and of course his previous work in Rainbow was sublime. After that I think the formula took over and he became a bit tiresome.
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Loved Holy Diver and The Last in Line, mostly liked Sacred Heart, but by the fourth album -- I can't even recall the name! Was it Lock up the Wolves? -- I just got bored with the formula. Much as I love his voice, I never bought a Dio album after that. Maybe it's because my tastes changed, but I still listen to the first two albums and think they're fantastic.

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I loved the first DIO album, but after that I think it became a bit generic - RJD had a formula and used it a lot for his subsequent work. However, it was by any standards a good formula - but you almost knew what to expect on the next album ...

Furthermore, despite really liking Holy Diver I can't see all the hype surrounding Vivian Campbell. Good rhythm player but he hardly sets the world alight with his soloing? As far as I remember he had only a bit part to play in the songwriting process (he stated that in an article way back sometime). I know I'm going against the grain here as a lot of forum users rate him highly.

I agree about Def Leppard - UK version of Jon Bon Jovi. Sometimes the paycheck decides.

For me Holy Diver was the perfect mix between Sabbath and Rainbow, it was so fresh and "alive" - a raw sound. After that it went a bit downhill for me. I don't think RJD surpassed his performances on Heaven & Hell and to some extent Mob Rules. For me they were his last truly great vocal performances - and of course his previous work in Rainbow was sublime. After that I think the formula took over and he became a bit tiresome.



RJD had a great voice at one time and when working with the truly great guitarists (Blackmore, Iommi) he could put together some great work. Without a great guitarist/writer alongside him I never got into anything he did.
I also agree with your comments re Campbell. I have never liked anything that he has been involved in.
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