"WORST OF HAIRMETAL 1980-1992" - Worst of? Well... there's no point adding the really "obscure" hairmetal releases. They were (more or less) rubbish in the first place anyhow, thus why the CD's are scarce and people are paying stoopid $$$ for them at eBay. Nope, you won't find the likes of Boycott, Brinx, CCCP, Radioactive Cats, Rock Candy, Steffaine, Tarzen, etc, etc. I'd literally have to add 100's and 100's of them. This is merely crap albums by so-called "semi-famous" and/or the "MTV famous" hairmetal artists of the golden era of 1980 to 1992. This is a work-in-progress project as I'm sure I forgot about plenty of stuff. ATTENTION!: Please keep in mind that I really do like/enjoy/luv many of these acts other releases, or/and many many other acts from this era of hardrock, it's NOT meant to be a slag at the entire genre of "hairmetal".

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

DIO: "Lock Up The Wolves" (1990)

Those poor wolves, they've never been the same ever since Steve Bull decided to hang up his shoes. Lock up the singer as R.J. Dio pretty much lost it with this album. 'Holy Diver' is a pure metal CLASSIC, 'The Last In Line' - superb, 'Sacred Heart' - pretty darn decent, 'Dream Evil' -not too shabby, 'Lock Up The Wolves' - a complete and utter disaster. R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio - the best metal vocalist to ever walk this earth?