Dehumanizer

Label
EMI UK
Release date
7 Feb 2011
Running length
17 tracks
Running time
84:46

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Computer God (2011 - Remaster) 6:10 356
2 After All (The Dead) (2011 - Remaster) 5:38 264
3 TV Crimes (2011 - Remaster) 3:58 181
4 Letters From Earth (2011 - Remaster) 4:12 177
6 Time Machine (2011 - Remaster) 4:12 151
7 Sins Of The Father (2011 - Remaster) 4:42 137
8 Too Late (2011 - Remaster) 6:52 149
9 I (2011 - Remaster) 5:09 149
10 Buried Alive (2011 - Remaster) 4:49 131
1 Master Of Insanity (2011 - Remaster) 4:06 185
2 Letters From Earth (B-Side Version) (2011 - Remaster) 4:38 117
3 Time Machine (Wayne's World Version) (2011 - Remaster) 4:16 124
4 Children Of The Sea (Live) (2011 - Remaster) 6:20 115
5 Die Young (Live) (2011 - Remaster) 2:15 105
6 TV Crimes (Live) (2011 - Remaster) 4:17 103
7 Master Of Insanity (Live) 7:41 491
8 Neon Knights (Live) (2011 - Remaster) 5:31 105

About this album

Dehumanizer is the sixteenth studio album by British heavy metal band Black Sabbath, released in 1992.

It is the first (and also, the last) album in over a decade to feature Ronnie James Dio and Vinny Appice. Initial writing and demo sessions at Rich Bitch Studios in Birmingham featured Cozy Powell and bootlegs exist.

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Both lyrically and musically, it is considered one of Sabbath’s heaviest albums. Song themes vary from a computer worshipped as a god, to televangelists, to individualism and doubts about after-life.

The album was originally to be done with drummer Cozy Powell, but he was in a horse riding accident, which broke his pelvis. Dio wanted to get Simon Wright, from AC/DC and later his own band, as drummer, but Butler and Iommi rejected him. So, they called Vinny Appice to be drummer. During the sessions however, 2 unreleased songs were recorded: “The Night Life”, whose riff was later used for Psychophobia on Cross Purposes; And “Bad Blood”, which sounds very similar to “I” on the same album. These songs can be found, along with other demos and untitled songs on bootlegged “Complete Dehumanizer Sessions” along with the Geezer Butler Band’s version of “Master of Insanity” and “Computer God”, which sounds like an entirely different song.

“Computer God” was the title of an unreleased song by The Geezer Butler Band, in 1986 - only the title made it to Dehumanizer. The GBB version is available as a download on Geezer Butler’s website. “Master of Insanity” was also an unreleased GBB track and the Dehumanizer version is essentially a re-recording of this.

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  • Stanley_Tweedle

    Very, very good! :-)

    24 Feb 8:16pm Reply
  • MisterJunior

    I wouldn't go so far as to call this one my favorite, but it's really, really good. Dio sounds very focused and energetic, the band sounds full-bodied and powerful and the songwriting is pretty good throughout. I know a lot of people don't think too much of these later albums, but I really wonder how many people who claim not to like post-Ozzy Sabbath simply haven't given the records a listen and are simply parroting the criticisms they've heard from music journalists and fans. Great record with a bunch of dark, ass-kicking songs.

    3 Dec 2014 Reply
  • peliculiar

    This is probably my favourite Black Sabbath album. The darkest and heaviest album since Born Again and maybe the scariest Sabbath album ever... Definitely better than Mob Rules. I love Tony Martin era - some of it's songs are better then on Dehumanizer, but the bleak atmosphere and so damn heavy guitars and drums with top-notch pissed off vocals by Ronnie James Dio makes it a winner !!! <3

    2 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Elowson

    2-3 good songs but too much filler

    6 Sep 2014 Reply
  • DonMatt447

    Ridiculously underrated. [3]

    29 Mar 2014 Reply
  • nlventura93

    Wow. Great Album. Dio is perfect as always!

    27 Mar 2014 Reply
  • althefknamsrtkn

    I'm gonna guess this is a little underpraised because it sounds a bit 90s in both production and songwriting. Dio's surprisingly psychotic performance is a thing of beauty though.

    27 Feb 2014 Reply
  • DaiTheFlu_

    such a great album. The dark and heavy sound still amazes. A shame it wasn't a succes. Maybe people weren't ready back then

    6 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Audnance

    Favorite Sabbath album hands down.

    21 Jan 2014 Reply
  • vonNachtmahr

    Ridiculously underrated. [2]

    29 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Lowbacca

    damn, this is heavy <3 also, is anyone else reminded of this album when spinning the new "13"?

    23 Aug 2013 Reply
  • portgasA

    my first Black Sabbath's album. so many time since I've listened to this for the very first time... still amazing.

    27 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Lowbacca

    masterpiece [5692] - fucked up tracklist, though. vote for the correct song titles!

    5 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Marsbergen

    Third Heaven and Hell masterpiece

    24 Feb 2013 Reply
  • r-culpi

    Certainly a masterpiece like H&H and Mob Rules.

    23 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Kre1g

    Not bad album but ofcourse its not masterpiece like H&H and Mob Rules.

    3 Jan 2013 Reply
  • AN1MATOR

    Definitely one of the best Sabbath album.

    12 Nov 2012 Reply
  • ale193

    If nothing else, this album is certainly their heaviest.

    27 Oct 2012 Reply
  • JupiterAss

    Musically it's their best.

    3 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Melz_xXx

    For me this is Sabbath's best record :]

    13 Sep 2012 Reply
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