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Angry Machines Original recording reissued

3.7 out of 5 stars 71 customer reviews

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Audio CD, Original recording reissued, October 3, 2000
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Insitutional Man
  2. Don't Tell The Kids
  3. Black
  4. Hunter Of The Heart
  5. Stay Out Of My Mind
  6. Big Sister
  7. Double Monday
  8. Golden Rules
  9. Dying In America
  10. This Is Your Life


Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 3, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued
  • Label: Spitfire
  • ASIN: B00004YX0N
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #528,237 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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I just need to chime in and say that Angry Machines is a great album. Sure the production seems different than classic earlier albums, but the songs are simple and awsome. Black, Double Monday, and Dying in America are personal favorites. You never hear about this album when Dio comes up, but I believe those who turn over this stone will be one step closer rock n' roll fulfillment.
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In 1996, there were some things missing in the music scene. No one was doing original, straight forward, non-tampered-with albums. So what does Dio do? Make the most raw album in the Dio catalog. Angry Machines is heavy, dark, original and hrd rock that is in your face. Black and Big Sister stand out as the hard rockers. Along with Don't tell the Kids. The string arrangement on Stay out of my Mind is a nice suprise. And This is your Life is the perfect, relaxing closer for the album. So if you are looking for a straight forward hard rock album with the feel of Sabbath. Angry Machines is a good buy.
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Whan you're a Dio fan you have to expect a number of things. Lyrics of medieval fantasy and mystic variety, repatition of curtain phrases from past albums such as Rainbow's, eyes and my all time favourite line Digital Dreams. But the main point to this, is that as Dio fans, you come to expect constantly altinating line-up's and album styles. It is this reason that I consider Angry Machines to be nothing more than a triumph.

If you have a day with nothing to do and you own all or nearly all of Dio's albums I recomend that you listen to them all back to back in order and you will hear how his sound has changed and progressed since Holy Diver.

The album itself is yet more proof that Ronnie refuses to be tied down to one style of music. I am fed up of hearing people say "I'm Dio's biggest fan but every album after Last in Line is crap." If they were truely Dio fans then they would recognise the greatness of albums such as Dream Evil, Strange Highways and my personal favourite Lock up the Wolves.

Angry Machines is a heavier album even than Strange Highways and it does not exactly have what people would consider 'structured' songs. The songs convay the exact feeling of the album, its angry, careless attitude is brought out perfectly in songs like Stay Out of My Mind. The album thunders along becoming steadily angrier until it seems that Dio has exausted all his rage and ends the album with the beautiful track This is Your Life. This consists only of a piano and Ronnie singing some of the most powerful lyrics I have ever heard. this is the best song of the album along with Hunter of the Heart.

If you're one of those 'so-called' Dio fans who hate everything that doesn't start with 'Holy' and end with 'Diver' then it's pointless you even buying it.
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Angry Machines is not a hit with Dio fans, you'll be reading quite a bit of that here. I'm not about to tell you to go out and buy it coz you just might not care for it yourself. Majority rules, right? I'm just telling my Angry Machines tale. I like it, yessiree Bob, I do! Most are pointing out that this album moves very slow. That is true, but doesn't Killing The Dragon? Magica? Dio has had some up tempo songs throughout his career, but usually his songs are a bit on the mid-paced/slower side. Angry Machines is no exception to that rule though the guitars are a little more on the heavier side, making this sound a little like a cd full of Dehumanizer tunes minus the faster ones. Ironically enough this cd has probably one of the fastest(if not the fastest) Dio songs I've ever heard(Don't Tell The Kids). I figure most folks don't like this coz of the heavier sound and slower pacing. I can't say I agree with people saying that Dio was going for a more modern sound with this one. Like Dio's suddenly gonna win over all the Linkin Park fans out there. Heavier for sure, but I don't think Dio was going for a chart topping album here. Besides, this is Dio. He's the oldest and most respected metal singer in history, he's paid his dues time and again. I'd think the guy's earned the right to put out just about anything he damn well pleases. Not that he would, but I wouldn't give the guy grief if he put out a rap album(that would be weird!). I was like most people when I first heard this-I thought it was boring. In fact I thought it was boring the next two times I listened to it. Persistence paid off however and I realized that I really liked this. Took quite a few listens, but I can now identify one song from another and I like it quite a bit.Read more ›
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It may be different and it is definately not Holy Diver but this album is good. It is very different from previous material but it has an edge to it that I think is cool. Much like Strange Highways Dio goes in a newer direction that may upset some people but I think it is really good. It is DARK but the songs have much more substance. Listen to some of his old albums (ie., Sacred Heart) there are some real stinkers there. The whole album has a mood to it that I can't quite explain but I think musically Dio has grown on this album. Check out Strange Highways first before you dive in here though it may be too much of a stretch at first.
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