Although Ritchie Blackmore played guitar for both Rainbow and Deep Purple, Rainbow's music was different from Deep Purple's. The music was more directly inspired by classical music and Dio wrote lyrics about medieval themes. Dio possessed a versatile vocal range capable of singing both hard rock and lighter ballads. Although Dio never played a musical instrument on any Rainbow album, he is credited with writing and arranging the music with Blackmore in addition to writing all the lyrics himself.
Written by Ronnie James Dio and Ritchie Blackmore, The Temple of the King: