Recorded at Rockfield Studios on a farm in the Welsh countryside, Dehumanizer brought Iommi, Geezer, Dio and Vinny back together for the first time in 10 years. Though at the time grunge ruled the roost.
Vinny Appice says:
“That’s a punchy album, a pretty aggressive sound. What happened was, I wasn’t there during the mix. They were concerned that the drums weren’t loud enough. They actually had them pretty far up in the mix. If I was there I probably would have suggested they were a little too loud.”
“I remember Ronnie coming back from Europe, coming over to my house and we played it on my system, cranked the hell out of it. ‘Wow! Those drums are way up!’ I said. ‘Man, I won’t come to any more mixes if that’s the final mix.’ I love the sound on it, there was a lot of room sound and bite to it.”
“That came out at a funny time when grunge was all the rage. Metal was going down and that’s why it didn’t get the recognition that it probably would have got at a better time.”