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LISTEN TO THE WORST SONG OF THE YEAR

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Earlier this summer, I declared Axel Rudi Pell’s The Ballads IV an early contender for worst album of the year; the entire thing is atrocious, but the prime offender is a cover of Dio’s “Holy Diver” so truly and unforgivably terrible that if you told me that ARP actually hated Dio and intended the recording as an insult, I’d believe it.

And now Noisecreep is streaming the song, so you can hear it for yourself.

Just be forewarned before you listen — I recently played the song for a friend, and this was her reaction:

So, y’know, be careful.

The Ballads IV comes out September 27 on SPV.

-AR

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