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This review is from: Heaven And Hell (Audio CD)
Heaven And Hell (1980) is the first Black Sabbath album to feature Ronnie James Dio on vocals and signals the beginning of a fresh and exciting new chapter in the band's career. Some purists may complain that it doesn't feature Ozzy Osbourne and therefore it's not really Black Sabbath, but this isn't meant to be a re-run of past glories! This is the sound of a band moving with the times and displaying incredible musical skill by adapting their sound not only for a new decade but to better suit the amazing vocal talents of Dio. Featuring eight stellar tracks, Heaven And Hell is rightfully considered a classic by many to this day. Iommi, Butler and Ward prove that they're anything but out of ideas (as was suggested in the final Ozzy years) and Ronnie demonstrates exactly why he's since become one of metal's most revered front men! Every song is a prize-winner... although notable mentions must go to fan favourites Neon Knights, Die Young and the title track. Still fresh nearly thirty years on, Heaven And Hell is one of those milestone albums that every rock/metal devotee needs to hear!