"Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life" Album Review

RJD YOU ARE MISSED BUT THIS TRIBUTE IS A GREAT REMINDER OF YOUR AMAZING LIFE!

Ronnie James Dio died of cancer in 2010 but his spirit lives on.  This album is a great tribute to the man who was instrumental in the evolution of metal and thankfully brought us the devil horn salute.  Most of the songs on this album are fantastic.  Highlighted by "Neon Nights" by Anthrax, "The Mob Rules" by Adrenaline Mob, and "Rainbow In The Dark" with Corey Taylor on lead vocals.  You throw in AWESOME renditions of "Temple Of The King" from The Scorpions, "Holy Diver" from Killswitch Engage, and the amazing "Ronnie Rising Medley" from Metallica and you have a GREAT album.  When you hear "This Is Your Life" from Dio you will get chills.  The only two tracks that aren't up to par are "The Last Line" from Tenacious D (I know Jack Black is a HUGE Dio fan so I will let it slide) and "Man On The Silver Mountain" with Rob Halford on lead vocals.   "Man" just didn't have the punch that it needed but still a decent rendition.

Overall, I really love this album and it made me reflect on RJD's wonderful songs and life, and in the end that is what this album was meant to accomplish.  When you see all the great people that took part in this tribute it is VERY APPARENT the impact the great Mr. Dio had on the world of metal.  

With a Bro-Metal rating of  8.5/10  I recommend that you download this album and enjoy the tribute!  With proceeds going to the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up To Cancer Fund, you will also be supporting a great cause.

 

THANK YOU RONNIE JAMES DIO!  YOU ARE SORELY MISSED BUT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!

Track Listing:

1. Neon Knights - Anthrax 

2. The Last In Line - Tenacious D 

3. The Mob Rules - Adrenaline Mob

4. Rainbow In The Dark - Corey Taylor, Roy Mayorga, Satchel, Christian Martucci, Jason Christopher 

5. Straight Through The Heart - Halestorm 

6. Starstruck - Motörhead with Biff Byford

7. The Temple Of The King - Scorpions 

8. Egypt (The Chains Are On) - Doro

9. Holy Diver - Killswitch Engage

10. Catch The Rainbow Glenn Hughes, Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Rudy Sarzo, Scott Warren 

11. I - Oni Logan, Jimmy Bain, Rowan Robertson, Brian Tichy 

12. Man On The Silver Mountain - Rob Halford, Vinny Appice, Doug Aldrich, Jeff Pilson, Scott Warren 

13. Ronnie Rising Medley (Featuring A Light In The Black, Tarot Woman, Stargazer, Kill The King) -  Metallica

14. This Is Your Life - Dio

15. Buried Alive - Jasta (Digital bonus track)

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CLICK HERE FOR THE RONNIE JAMES DIO STAND UP AND SHOUT CANCER FUND WEBSITE