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DIO “Killing The Dragon” /GLP/


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  • Код товару: BMGCAT388LP
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Remastered re-release of the ninth full-length studio album by legendary American Heavy Metal band.
Originally released in 2002 through Spitfire Records on CD only, produced by frontman Ronnie James Dio, "Killing The Dragon" is a stronger effort than some of Dio's more recent offerings. Musically, this album reminds most of a cross between "Sacred Heart" and "Dream Evil", and holds up fairly well in comparison too. To Dio's credit, he has given up trying to modernize his sound by adopting a darker approach that resulted in a career low point in the shape of 1996's "Angry Machines" effort.
"Killing The Dragon" introduces guitarist Doug Aldrich to the band. He had previously performed with Burning Rain and subsequently went on to join the band Whitesnake. Previous guitarist, Craig Goldy, co-wrote some songs before leaving the band. He returned for 2004's "Master Of The Moon". New guitarist Doug Aldrich shines throughout the album. His style and sound is not that much different from Craig Goldy or Vivian Campbell. And it's nice to see ex Rainbow bassist Jimmy Bain providing a strong backbone with ex AC/DC drummer Simon Wright's steady power drumming. It is their final album with bassist Jimmy Bain. As for Dio, he can still carry a tune. Sure, he's older, but you wouldn't know if unless someone told you otherwise. Dio has as much energy, drive and determination now as he did 30 years ago.
Dio stated that the "dragon" of the album title refers to technology. He expressed concern with it threatening society in the future. Dio elaborated that the title track refers to "those who perpetrate injustices and what the world is doing to stop them. In fantasy tales, dragons were notorious for stealing children and feeding them to their babies. During the first part of the song, I sing 'Someone has taken a child.' The second part is about a cruel feudal lord. The third part is about 'electronic serfdom'". He also expressed belief that the computer has become a god in modern society. "It is a small god with an electrical heart (...) It is time to rebel against it".
On this album, Ronnie James Dio proves again, what he’s capable of!
The album was remastered in 2019 and first time reissued on vinyl in 2020 with updated album art.
A must-have album for all fans of Dio, or Heavy Metal in general!!
Niji Entertainment Group/BMG Rights Management (US) LLC, 2002/2020 (BMGCAT388LP). Made in EU. Pressed in Czech.


Tracklist:

Side A
1. Killing The Dragon 4:25
2. Along Comes A Spider 3:32
3. Scream 5:02
4. Better In The Dark 3:41
5. Rock & Roll 6:11

Side B
1. Push 4:08
2. Guilty 4:25
3. Throw Away Children 5:35
4. Before The Fall 3:47
5. Cold Feet 4:11

Total playing time: 44:57 min.


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