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Heaven And Hell - The Devil You Know



8.3 | 432 votes |
Release date: 28 April 2009
Style: Doom metal, Heavy metal

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

Featured In "Getting Into: Black Sabbath"

Guest review by
Doc G.
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)

17.05.2010
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
This cd is stinkin heavy!
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29.07.2010 - 03:09
Rating: 9
Damage inc.
This album is fuckin amazing

rip DIO
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03.04.2011 - 10:51
Void_Eater
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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
Written by [user id=111774] 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
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
This album will be a legend someday.
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14.09.2012 - 17:17
Rating: 9
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
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
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
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
Great album!
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16.10.2013 - 03:03
master 666
King of Arizona
Great album!
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10.04.2015 - 10:21
Rating: 5
Dr. Strawberry
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
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
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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25.08.2015 - 16:50
Rating: 10
indexqwest
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
Whys isn't this album also listed as DOOM? i mean come on this is clearly doom
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26.05.2022 - 12:19
Rating: 8
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Contributor
This album is such a great return for this classic ex Black Sabbath line-up, It didn't seem to matter as to why they never released this under the Black Sabbath name. This has to be the darkest and most doom sounding album this line-up ever released, it's like they took the inspiration from their classic Heaven And Hell album, and made a much heavier album. The musicians were all on top form, and still sounded great, even in their later years, and the riffs are amongst Iommi's best.

Every track is reasonably good, but "Rock and Roll Angel", and "Follow the Tears" are the two real stand outs for me. It's sad to think that Dio passed shortly after this release, at least he got to tour for a final time.
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