Heaven And Hell - The Devil You Know


8.4 | 336 votes |
Release date: 28 April 2009
Style: Heavy metal

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01. Atom & Evil
02. Fear
03. Bible Black
04. Double The Pain
05. Rock & Roll Angel
06. The Turn Of The Screw
07. Eating The Cannibals
08. Follow The Tears
09. Neverwhere
10. Breaking Into Heaven

Guest review by
Doc Godin
Rating:
9.1
Have you ever sat back listening to your old school Black Sabbath records wondering what it would sound like had they the same production abilities we have today? Well, if you have, this is your answer - so have a fresh pair of undies ready, there's a likelihood your bowels might get ruptured.

OK, you can rename it anything you like, we all know this is the resurrection of Dio-era Black Sabbath. This album really makes up for any shortcomings the albums Dehumanizer, Mob Rules, and Heaven & Hell may have had. Whether you enjoyed the albums or not, its hard to deny that the signature depressive guitar work of Tony Iommi wasn't as present as it was in previous albums. Ironically this album sounds more Sabbath-y than when they were using the Black Sabbath moniker.

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published 03.08.2009 | Comments (10)

Released almost exactly a year before his passing, The Devil You Know is a great way to end the legacy of a great man. One of Dio's most haunting and powerful performances of his life combined with that of fellow metal legends Iommi & Butler.

Deceased or not, one hell of a metal classic.

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23.05.2010 - 09:04
Rating: 8
sbgmetal

Posts: 424
From: USA

This cd is stinkin heavy!
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29.07.2010 - 03:09
Rating: 9
Damage inc.

Posts: 22
From: USA
This album is fuckin amazing

rip DIO
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03.04.2011 - 10:51
Void Eater
Crunkcore Fan

Posts: 2234
From: USA

When I listen to this album, I just wonder what else Dio could have done. These guys are in their 60's and are heavier than ever. I'd like Sabbath to reunite with Tony Martin, and maybe make a continuation of H&H.
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03.04.2011 - 11:52
Rating: 9
Angelic Storm
Melodious

Posts: 6675
From: UK

Written by Void Eater on 03.04.2011 at 10:51

When I listen to this album, I just wonder what else Dio could have done. These guys are in their 60's and are heavier than ever. I'd like Sabbath to reunite with Tony Martin, and maybe make a continuation of H&H.


Exactly. Listening to that album, it's very hard to take in how old the band members who made it were. Songs like "Bible Black", and the chilling "The Turn Of The Screw" sound like a young band just entering their prime musically, not a band of old men who were making music long before I was even thought of. lol Dio's voice just seemed to get even better the older he got, and I also wonder what more great albums he could have made, both with the Sabbath guys, and with his solo band. At least "The Devil You Know" (and the 3 newly recorded songs for "The Dio Years") is a fitting swansong and epitaph to his amazing career in metal, as it is an immense album.

Yes, Id like to see Tony Martin, or Ian Gillan returning to Sabbath or working with the Sabbath guys again. Even without Dio at the helm, Im sure the Sabs still have some great music still left in them.
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04.05.2011 - 00:28
John Shock

Posts: 500
From: Portugal
Men, this guy deserves the claps! Told ya! This is a fucking album, a mix of tradicional Dio Heavy Metal and a bit of black sabbath ozzy years (I mean Heavy Metal with Doom Metal)!
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06.05.2011 - 07:39
soadbyob
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You cant begin to understand how excited I was about H&H, to get to see Dio era Sabbath ressurected. I still cant belive hes gone, but one day well all be seated at the Golden Halls
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18.05.2012 - 13:38
Rating: 10
travesfenriswolf

Posts: 13
From: USA
This album will be a legend someday.
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14.09.2012 - 17:17
Rating: 9
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict

Posts: 882
From: Russia

Great album - heavy and dark with Tony Iommi's trademark riffs, thunder-like rhythm section and emotional vocals of Ronnie James Dio. It's such a pity they were able to record only this one album...
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"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
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18.01.2013 - 15:40
nille

Posts: 135


The album was a deep heavy metal ....

The album is very heavy and well built ...

By Tony pounding riff is very beautiful ......
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18.01.2013 - 15:54
nille

Posts: 135


Metal Ronnie James dio likes of which we have the right to bring a gift.

In the dance world trade and Ronnie James dio comes out of the heart and the heavy sound of angry protest itself is therapeutic for our tired hearts young.

**He should never be out of mind**
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25.01.2013 - 17:18
Death_95

Posts: 191


Great album!
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16.10.2013 - 03:03
master 666
King of Arizona

Posts: 55
From: Iran

Great album!
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10.04.2015 - 10:21
Rating: 5
Dr. Strawberry

Posts: 667


Not good. They just wanted to prove they're still "young" enough to be irreligious.
I always think Ronnie's vocals were meant for Blues Rock but not Heavy Metal, Elf probably is Ronnie's one and only masterpiece by far.
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20.08.2015 - 16:16
Rating: 10
Oakdude

Posts: 41
From: Sweden

Written by Dr. Strawberry on 10.04.2015 at 10:21

Not good. They just wanted to prove they're still "young" enough to be irreligious.
I always think Ronnie's vocals were meant for Blues Rock but not Heavy Metal, Elf probably is Ronnie's one and only masterpiece by far.


Are you kidding? There is no better voice for Heavy Metal than Dio imo. And this albums is a masterpiece.
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20.08.2015 - 18:52
Rating: 5
Dr. Strawberry

Posts: 667


Written by Oakdude on 20.08.2015 at 16:16

Written by Dr. Strawberry on 10.04.2015 at 10:21

Not good. They just wanted to prove they're still "young" enough to be irreligious.
I always think Ronnie's vocals were meant for Blues Rock but not Heavy Metal, Elf probably is Ronnie's one and only masterpiece by far.


Are you kidding? There is no better voice for Heavy Metal than Dio imo. And this albums is a masterpiece.


I am serious.
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20.08.2015 - 20:08
Rating: 8
The Shape 1973

Posts: 3476


Written by Oakdude on 20.08.2015 at 16:16

Written by Dr. Strawberry on 10.04.2015 at 10:21

Not good. They just wanted to prove they're still "young" enough to be irreligious.
I always think Ronnie's vocals were meant for Blues Rock but not Heavy Metal, Elf probably is Ronnie's one and only masterpiece by far.


Are you kidding? There is no better voice for Heavy Metal than Dio imo. And this albums is a masterpiece.

Don't feed the troll. We all know he is talking bollocks. Sit back and relax knowing you are right.
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RIP NFFC
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21.08.2015 - 17:32
Maco

Posts: 1386
From: Peru

Written by The Shape 1973 on 20.08.2015 at 20:08

Written by Oakdude on 20.08.2015 at 16:16

Written by Dr. Strawberry on 10.04.2015 at 10:21

Not good. They just wanted to prove they're still "young" enough to be irreligious.
I always think Ronnie's vocals were meant for Blues Rock but not Heavy Metal, Elf probably is Ronnie's one and only masterpiece by far.


Are you kidding? There is no better voice for Heavy Metal than Dio imo. And this albums is a masterpiece.

Don't feed the troll. We all know he is talking bollocks. Sit back and relax knowing you are right.


But he isn't 100% wrong, this album is average at best.
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25.08.2015 - 16:50
Rating: 10
indexqwest

Posts: 85
From: Mexico

Written by travesfenriswolf on 18.05.2012 at 13:38

This album will be a legend someday.


Absolutely!
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24.04.2016 - 04:23
Abyssus

Posts: 6
From: USA
Whys isn't this album also listed as DOOM? i mean come on this is clearly doom
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