Sound — 10
Man, this sounds classic, Sabbath needed this album, it might have not been a big seller here in North America, but is should have. Everything sounds great, Iommi always on his game, Geezer matching Iommi, Appice keeping that drum kit going with the right beat and Dio, what can I say about Dio? He sounds great in every album he does. This album is very heavy, really. Even thought it's heavy, Sabbath kept it sounding like Sabbath.
Lyrics — 10
Dio, Geezer and Iommi are the best writers in heavy metal history, in my opinion. Their musical writing is just as good as their lyric writing. It's typical heavy metal lyrics, the doom of mankind, the path humans are taking to having androids in the future and eventually the androids get some kind of virus to destroy humans. I guess that's what the title means, 'De'Humanizer.
Overall Impression — 10
I'm very impressed with this album. Dio and Appice came back one more time to create a very well done album. To bad, eh? If they stayed for one more album, it could have been better than this one. The only thing I was disappointed with is 'It's too Late', in my opinion, please don't give me any shit for this, it should have been a ballad not a power ballad with the heavy stuff in between. They could have started out with the acoustic beginning with a fade in and kept it on the down side, the solo area was fine. And yeah, it has to be this heavy to match with the rest of the album, but this song could sound better. This album was surprisingly not hard to find, but if you don't have it, buy it. If you have it keep it. Keep on Rocking, Cheers.