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Release date: 22 June 1992
Style: Heavy metal, Hard rock


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Disc I
01. Computer God
02. After All (The Dead)
03. TV Crimes
04. Letters From Earth
05. Masters Of Insanity
06. Time Machine
07. Sins Of The Father
08. Too Late
09. I
10. Buried Alive

Disc II [2011 deluxe edition]
01. Master Of Insanity [single edit]
02. Letters From Earth [B-Side version]
03. Time Machine [Wayne's World version]
04. Children Of The Sea [live]
05. Die Young [live]
06. TV Crimes [live]
07. Master Of Insanity [live]
08. Neon Knights [live]

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Additional info
The album was re-released, complete with bonus content, on 7 February 2011.
Tracks 4-8 recorded live at The Sundome, Tampa, Florida on 25 July 1992.

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Fall of 1990 saw vocalist Ronnie James Dio trekking across the U.S. in support of his recent Lock Up The Wolves album. On one night of the tour, Dio's former bandmate, Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler, joined him onstage to perform an old classic from the Dio era of Black Sabbath: "Neon Knights." After the show, and probably over a few drinks, the two expressed interest in reuniting the Dio-fronted version of Black Sabbath. And the rest, as they say, is history. Recording in late 1990, drummer Cozy Powell broke his hip, and was unable to further complete his drum tracks. Yet in a way, this turned out to be a blessing in disguise, as former drummer Vinny Appice was brought in as his replacement. Thus, the Mob Rules-era lineup of Black Sabbath, along with all its past energy and chemistry, saw its resurrection in the recording of 1992's terribly underrated Dehumanizer.

published 31.01.2012 | Comments (7)

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vezzy - 19.07.2010 at 17:53  
Rating: 8 Their best from the post-Mob Rules era.
The Shape 1973 - 19.07.2010 at 19:41  
Rating: 9
Written by vezzy on 19.07.2010 at 17:53

Their best from the post-Mob Rules era.

Agreed, this and Devil You Know were excellent. RJD sadly missed.
Angelic Storm - 16.02.2011 at 13:42  
Rating: 10 Hideously underrated album, and one of my faves of all time. A classic in my eyes.
M C Vice - 18.07.2011 at 09:58  
Rating: 8 Probably Dio's 2nd best album (Rising would have to be his #1). Maybe #2, after Trying To Burn The Sun.
SurveyingTheDead - 30.08.2011 at 10:06  
Rating: 10 I believe this to be RJD's best vocal effort and one of the greatest Black Sabbath albums, just so many heavy riffs. This has always been one of my favourite ever albums and has always been overlooked by many when it comes to looking at the Sabbath collection.
NocturnalStalker - 01.02.2012 at 16:50  
Rating: 9 Another heavily underrated album in the vast Black Sabbath discography. Too bad as it's filled to the brim with heavy and memorable riffs, distinctive bass lines and solid drumming. And Dio's performance on this record is top-notch (maybe even better than that ). Not a single Sabbath album recorded with him is any less than brilliant.
Pelagial - 02.03.2012 at 19:35  
Rating: 10 The best of sabbath after their gold age
musicalkaratekid - 05.09.2012 at 16:25  
Rating: 7 Good album, with some outstanding vocals, but it's just a bit too long for me.
Reality03 - 20.06.2013 at 19:26  
Rating: 7 In comparison to Heaven and Hell or Mob Rules (both are awesome) this Album is pretty weak actually, but there are still solid Songs here and there, so it deserves a 7.
Bad English - 27.07.2013 at 02:49  
  Good album, , good HM, but weekest whit Dio on vix (at BS of corse) I prefere HnH best, Mob Rules was ok, this is weekest
Marcel Hubregtse - 27.07.2013 at 14:28  
  An extremely weak Black Sabbath album below average, no matter who would have released this.
Ace Frawley - 09.01.2014 at 23:37  
Rating: 8 I pretty much agree with all the positive comments given by others here and disagree with Marcel. This album is one I've only just recently discovered and it's very good. There are a stack of monster heavy riffs by Iommi and the vocals by Dio are brilliant. I can't compare it to all of Black Sabbath's catalogue because I've never bothered with the albums between this and Born Again - I am turned off by the constant changing of musicians and the ratings for these albums by others suggest they aren't very good. I certainly rate this better than Born Again and a bit better than Mob Rules. It is certainly a lot stronger than Technical Ecstasy and Never Say Die. I think the first four or five Sabbath albums are in a class of their own because they were ground-breaking for their time and probably kicked off heavy metal as we know it. But I'd be interested to hear more from Marcel on how he rates this as weak in the Sabbath catalogue.
pkillerjp - 06.03.2014 at 18:32  
Rating: 8 This is their heaviest with Dio, and probably the heaviest album (not the best) Dio has ever been involved in. I didn't take to this much at first, but have learned to really like it over the years. Lots of obscure but great Sabbath stuff to be found here. And if your a Dio fan, this is a lot different than the kind of stuff he's usually involved with, he tried to repeat this style on some of his solo albums (Strange Highways) but never reached the quality of this.
deadone - 07.03.2014 at 01:16  
Rating: 6 I never liked this one too much.

I prefer the early 80s Dio stuff.

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