The Third Cage

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The Third Cage
Third cage album cover.jpg
Studio album by Tony Martin/Dario Mollo

January 24, 2012 (US/Canada)

January 20, 2012 (Europe)
Recorded 2011
Genre Hard Rock
Length 49:56
Label Frontiers
Producer Dario Mollo
Tony Martin/Dario Mollo chronology
The Cage 2
(2002)The Cage 22002
The Third Cage

The Third Cage is the third collaboration between virtuoso guitarist Dario Mollo and former Black Sabbath vocalist Tony Martin. All music was written by Mollo, with Martin contributing the lyrics. Mollo also produced, mixed and mastered the album.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Dario Mollo/Tony Martin.

No. Title Length
1. "Wicked World" 4:30
2. "Cirque Du Freak" 4:13
3. "Oh My Soul" 5:01
4. "One of the Few" 4:01
5. "Still in Love with You" 4:21
6. "Can't Stay Here" 4:08
7. "Wardance" 6:00
8. "Don't Know What It Is About You" 4:55
9. "Blind Fury" 5:06
10. "Violet Moon" 7:36


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Metal Temple 8/10 stars[2]
Metal Review 7/10 stars[3]
Metal Underground 3/5 stars[4] 4/5 stars[5]

The Third Cage was met with mostly positive reviews upon its release. Most reviewers praised Mollo's guitar work in particular and the heavier songs, but criticized some tracks as being "by-the-numbers '80s pop metal".[2] The album's opening and closing tracks, "Wicked World" and "Violet Moon" are often cited as stand-out tracks, the former as an example of a hard rock song "written and performed almost to perfection" and the latter for its "emotive essence".[4]


Band members


  1. ^ "Dario Mollo & Tony Martin resurrect 'The Cage' with the release of the long awaited third album in January!". Frontiers Records. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Stein, Lior (9 January 2012). "Mollo/Martin: The Third Cage review". Metal Temple. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Wuensch, Michael (14 January 2012). "Review of Dario Mollo/Tony Martin - The Third Cage". Metal Review. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Wels, Todd (2 February 2012). "Mollo/Martin - "The Third Cage" CD review". Metal Underground. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Roth, Kaj. "Mollo/Martin - Third Cage". Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c d "The Third Cage - Dario Mollo, Tony Martin: Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 July 2012.