Blender (Magazine) - p.873.5 stars out of 5
-- "Dio re-enchanted Sabbath's doomy riffs with theatrical swagger....'Neon Knights' burns like speed metal..."
Black Sabbath: Ronnie James Dio (vocals); Tony Iommi (guitar); Vinny Appice, Bill Ward (drums); Geezer Butler.
Audio Mixer: Mack.
Arrangers: Geezer Butler; Ronnie James Dio; Bill Ward .
More than a box set of remastered materials, Rhino's release of THE RULES OF HELL is a five-disc testimonial chronicling one of the most exciting yet underrated episodes in hard rock/heavy metal history: that of Ronnie James Dio's contributions to the Black Sabbath mythos. The combination of Dio's operatic refinement with Sabbath's trademark bulldozing thunder catapulted the band into a fresher, more expressive period. THE RULES OF HELL has captured all that magic in a box, and consists of the following full-length albums: HEAVEN AND HELL, MOB RULES, the double disc LIVE EVIL, and DEHUMANIZER. Complete with extensive liner notes, photos, and biographical information, THE RULES OF HELL proudly displays the evolution of metal's most influential ambassadors.