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No. 6: Dio, ‘Holy Diver’ – Best Debut Metal Albums

Dio, 'Holy Diver'
Warner Bros.

After lending his vocal talents to Rainbow and Black Sabbath, Ronnie James Dio began his own heavy metal project, Dio.

The singer had hit it out of the park time and time again with his past projects, and he brought his magic into the studio once again to record the ‘Holy Diver’ album. ‘Holy Diver’ is an album filled with metal anthems, with ‘Rainbow in the Dark,’ ‘Don’t Talk to Strangers,’ ‘Stand Up and Shout’ and the record’s title track spearheading ‘Holy Diver.’ Much like Ozzy Osbourne found Randy Rhoads, Dio teamed up with guitarist Vivian Campbell, who further brought ‘Holy Diver’ to legendary status with his monstrous shredding.

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