Multi-instrumentalist and heavy-metal mainstay Ronnie James Dio
built up a hefty back catalog over the decades, with a career that spans vocalizing for Rainbow
, Black Sabbath
, and of course, his own group, Dio
. This best-of, which covers the Dio years exclusively, spans the period 1983's Holy Diver
and 1990's Lock Up the Wolves
, and is packed with the kind of high-octane performances Dio fans have come to treasure. Neo-Gothic masterpieces like "Sunset Superman" and "Dream Evil" share space with the metal mysticism of "Last in Line," while Dio's hell's-gate scream holds sway over all.