In 1992, a reunion of the Black Sabbath mark II lineup occurred,garnering a sigh of relief from the worldwide fans of the group. In the'80s and early '90s, the metal outfit wentthrough countless personnelchanges and perhaps should havebeen called The Tony Iommi Project. Thisreunion with Ronnie James Dio was a precursor to the four originalmembers reuniting in December 1997.
DEHUMANIZER is a thunderouslyheavy album. The band sported a "take no prisoners" attitude in showingthey could rock even harder than a decade earlier."TV Crimes", thealbum's first single, is a fast and furious number featuring thedrumming talents of Vinny Appice. Songs like "Masters of Insanity" and"Sins of the Father" contribute to the album's dark feel. "TimeMachine" is the standout track, and a second version from the WAYNE'SWORLD 2 soundtrack is featured. Dio's voice ages like fine wine, andGeezer Butler's inventive bass line dominates the track. DEHUMANIZER isthe sweet fruit of this mark II reunion.