Artist: Rainbow Track: "Tarot Woman" Album: Rising Listen
Nothing like an epic metal track to start off your week right. A lot of metal fans will argue for Holy Diver or his two Black Sabbath albums, but some of Ronnie James Dio's best work came on Rainbow's second album, released in 1976.
Just look at the cover! A giant fist tearing through a rainbow that shines over the hills of some netherworld mountain range! If dudes can shred -- and dream up cover art like that -- you know their songs are gonna be sick. Dio's trademark melodic wails and soul-tearing, despair-laden interrogations are in full force.