Dio - Strange Highways


7 | 160 votes |
Release date: 1994
Style: Heavy metal

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01. Jesus, Mary And The Holy Ghost
02. Firehead
03. Strange Highways
04. Hollywood Black
05. Evilution
06. Pain
07. One Foot In The Grave
08. Give Her The Gun
09. Blood From A Stone
10. Here's To You
11. Bring Down The Rain

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26.08.2010 - 23:25
Rating: 8
The Shape 1973
OMG. I hated this album when it first came out as it was so different to all RJD's other stuff. I've just listened to it again for the first time in over 10years and it blew me away, its brilliant.

Why do I like it now when I hated it before?
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26.08.2010 - 23:32
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Ive always loved the album, but seeing as it's very similar in style to Dehumanizer, thats probably not too surprising. As that album has always been a personal fave of mine. xD
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28.05.2011 - 03:08
Rating: 8
godisdead
Cant believe the bad rating. Dio is amazing.
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01.03.2013 - 19:10
Rating: 8
Aristarchos
Best of his 90's album.
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20.08.2013 - 13:28
Rating: 8
Vasil de Shumen
tolerant
Rating 7.1 ... too low
I think MS members underestimate this album.
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20.08.2013 - 17:24
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Written by Vasil de Shumen on 20.08.2013 at 13:28

Rating 7.1 ... too low


7.1 is LOW?

I think it's a good score for any record. You must be high on milk.
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20.08.2013 - 17:46
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 20.08.2013 at 17:24
7.1 is LOW?

I think it's a good score for any record. You must be high on milk.


It is a good score. I'd rate it a little bit higher myself, but that's just my personal opinion. There's nothing wrong with it's overall rating on here being 7.1. Not everyone is going to have the same opinion on this, or any other album for that matter...

The Dio band constantly blew hot and cold after Last In Line, but this one is definitely one of the band's better efforts. I'd probably place it in the top 5 DIO albums, behind the first 2, Dream Evil, and Master Of The Moon.
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20.08.2013 - 20:28
Rating: 10
Starchild
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 20.08.2013 at 17:24

7.1 is LOW?
I think it's a good score for any record. You must be high on milk.

yes, it's low...
it would be pretty good score on most of other sites which have similar scoring system like let's say imdb, but in metal storm standards this score is pretty low...

@Vasil de Shumen - i'm also surprised by low rating, it's really awesome album, i think that the reason why lot of people don't like the album is because it's different from his other works, it's more agressive and angry...

I really love this album, it's my favorite Dio's album after Holy Diver!
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20.08.2013 - 22:58
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Written by Starchild on 20.08.2013 at 20:28

Written by Cynic Metalhead on 20.08.2013 at 17:24

7.1 is LOW?
I think it's a good score for any record. You must be high on milk.

yes, it's low...
it would be pretty good score on most of other sites which have similar scoring system like let's say imdb, but in metal storm standards this score is pretty low...


No tariffs set for scoring rules.

I think 1-5=poor, 6=average, 7-8=good, greater than 8=outstanding, 10=absolute masterpiece and considered classic.

At least that's how the rating for any record works out. No specific slab sets for scoring rules, man.

imdb, rateyourwhatever, MA, Metal Underground or Metal Storm has same scoring sheet ranging from 1-10 but the only thing is some people have harsher rules on rating an album.
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19.09.2013 - 11:05
Rating: 3
Kuroboshi
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 20.08.2013 at 22:58

10=absolute masterpiece and considered classic.


Sorry for the blunt expression, but that's pretty stupid. That would mean that anything new can't possibly get a 10, until some years has passed (since a classic per definition have to stand the test of time).

I usually judge albums by how interesting they are to me. That doesn't mean ultra-technical or anything.

'Bout this "Strange Highways", amazingly boring album, except for the Bring Down the Rain, which, indeed, is a classic and a perfect closer.
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20.09.2013 - 09:32
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Written by Kuroboshi on 19.09.2013 at 11:05

Written by Cynic Metalhead on 20.08.2013 at 22:58

10=absolute masterpiece and considered classic.


That would mean that anything new can't possibly get a 10, until some years has passed (since a classic per definition have to stand the test of time).


Who says that?

The prime example of latest records who has gotten to close to 10 is Insomnium-One for Sorrow and Officium Triste - Mors Viri( although, average is 8.3 but look at the reactions, it sees like EVERYONE is willing to rate 10 or close to 10!).

Sometimes, the scores you see isn't that important as opposed to what reactions toward that album IS.
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20.09.2013 - 14:37
Rating: 3
Kuroboshi
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 20.09.2013 at 09:32


Who says that?


Well, since you used the word "considered", it seemed like you use other people's opinions (10's) as a measure, or even absolute, when you yourself judge albums. But if I misunderstood you, I'm sorry.

If I reaaaaaally like an album rated 6 on MS, I would still rate it 10, whereas I rate some albums highly regarded here with a low score. An example would be Dio I guess.
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20.09.2013 - 22:28
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Written by Kuroboshi on 20.09.2013 at 14:37

Written by Cynic Metalhead on 20.09.2013 at 09:32


Who says that?



If I reaaaaaally like an album rated 6 on MS, I would still rate it 10, whereas I rate some albums highly regarded here with a low score. An example would be Dio I guess.


Your shot brother.

Atleast your voting is systematic as opposed to vote abusers who fuck up with the rating system.
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10.04.2014 - 20:00
Rating: 7
pkillerjp
This is the Dehumanizer sound spilling over to Dio's solo releases, but in my opinion with less success..Why? Probably because of the lack of one Tony Iommi writing the riffs. This album sounds like exactly what it is, Dehumanizer minus Iommi. I'd prolly actually give it a 6.5
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16.08.2016 - 15:22
Bad English
Masterchief
Nothing special here, a bit experimental for Dio sound, few industrial riffs , but more heavier , a bit ''groovy'' as 80's sound, but better as previous album, no doubt.
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