awardsWe’re looking back on the very best of the rock and metal year ahead of the unveiling of 2012’s top album.

And today we salute the ever-growing list of quality reissues. Read on the find out which record topped this year’s list…  







Dio HD Deluxe1. Dio – Holy Diver

We said: It’s still tough to come to terms with a rock world bereft of Dio but music like this keeps the memory alive. Holy Diver might not garner the widespread critical acclaim afforded certain Dio-era Purple and Sabbath records but given the circumstances behind its inception and the ease with which it was delivered this album could be the pinnacle of a phenomenally successful career.

Uber Rock said: All in all, ‘Holy Diver’ is a truly classic album; one of Ronnie’s career highlights, and this deluxe edition is well worth upgrading to from that well-worn old vinyl edition. If you’re new to Dio – start here.


2. FMIndiscreet

3. FM Tough It Out

4. DioThe Last In Line

5. DioSacred Heart

6. T-RexElectric Warrior

7. High On FireThe Art Of Self Defense

8. Crystal ViperThe Curse Of Crystal Viper

9. Whitesnake1987 (Coloured Vinyl)

10. WhitesnakeSlip Of The Tongue (Coloured Vinyl)