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Dio – Killing The Dragon – 180 Gram Vinyl Record

 

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Dio – Killing The Dragon – 180 Gram Vinyl Record

Killing the Dragon is an album by Dio, released in 2002. It marks the ninth studio album by the band, led by legendary heavy metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio. This album continues Dio’s tradition of powerful, melodic metal with fantasy-themed lyrics and is often seen as a return to form following some less critically acclaimed releases in the 1990s.

The title track, Killing the Dragon, is emblematic of the album’s themes, tackling classic Dio subjects like battling oppression and evil—metaphorically represented by the dragon. This narrative fits well within the epic and mythical storytelling approach that Ronnie James Dio was renowned for, not only in his solo work but also with his previous bands, Rainbow and Black Sabbath.

Killing the Dragon features tight compositions, strong guitar riffs provided by new guitarist Doug Aldrich, and Dio’s distinctive powerful vocals. The album was well-received for capturing the spirit of earlier Dio albums like “Holy Diver” and “The Last in Line,” with songs such as “Push,” “Along Comes a Spider,” and “Throw Away Children” also standing out for their engaging lyrics and robust heavy metal sound.

Killing the Dragon was praised for its energy and for how it echoed the classic heavy metal vibe of Dio’s earlier work, making it a favorite among fans who appreciated the band’s consistent quality and thematic richness. The album is often highlighted as one of the strong later works in Dio’s discography, showing that his capability to produce compelling heavy metal music remained undiminished through the decades.

1996 – 2004 The Studio Albums

Newly Remastered

Long out of print on LP

180 Gram Black Vinyl Gatefold Package

Includes new “Killing The Dragon” art Images.

Brand new, never played and still sealed in the factory plastic

Track Listing
Killing The Dragon
Along Comes A Spider
Scream
Better In The Dark
Rock & Roll
Push
Guilty
Throw Away Children
Before The Fall
Cold Feet

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