A group of ex-Dio musicians forms a band called Last In Line. That sums pretty much up what the listener finds in this album. Solid heavy metal with strong musicianship in the vain of classics like Dio or Rainbow, with a touch of Def Leppard probably brought in my Vivian Campbell, performed by some of the best artists in the field.
That the album contains no experiments and that the big, epic tracks which were often the highlights of Dio albums are absent are both no surprises. Nevertheless, Heavy crown is a strong release that stand on its own albeit sailing very audibly in the wake of some classic metal monuments.