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Click to read the Lady Beast - Vicious Breed CD Album review

On the heels of 2016's EP Metal Immortal and the promise of a new album, Pittsburgh's Lady Beast makes good, delivering their third long player, Vicious Breed. Now signed to Italy's Cruz Del Sur Music ... [ Read More ]

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Houston - III CD Album Review

Houston: III

AOR Melodic Rock

"Houston, we have a problem." No, not really. Swedish AOR giant Houston (and you thought they were from Texas) returns with their third studio album of completely ... [ Read More ]

Dante Fox Six String Revolver CD Album Review

Dante Fox: Six String Revolver

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR

Dante Fox has been a staple of the UK music scene since its formation by vocalist Sue Willets in 1989 and has been recording, though sporadically, since 1996's ... [ Read More ]

Samarkind 2017 Self-titled Debut CD Album Review

Samarkind: Samarkind

Melodic Hard Blues Rock

You might be surprised when I say that some weeks the music I consider for review is so predictable to be merely mundane. And then I have to find words to say about it ... [ Read More ]

Starsoup - Castles Of Sand CD Album Review

Starsoup: Castles Of Sand

Progressive Rock/Metal

From Russia, Starsoup is the creation of guitarist and vocalist Alexey Markov (Distant Sun). Essentially a studio project with assorted guest musicians, Markov released ... [ Read More ]

Mindfeels - XXenty CD Album Review

Mindfeels: XXenty

AOR Melodic Rock

Mindfeels was not always Mindfeels. Some 20 years ago, Italo Graziana (drums), Roberto Barazzotto (bass) and Luca Carlomagno (guitars, keyboards, violin) ... [ Read More ]

Axemaster - Crawling Chaos CD Album Review

Axemaster: Crawling Chaos

Heavy Metal

Founded by guitarist Joe Sims, Axemaster has had a lingering presence in the American underground heavy metal since 1982. Sometimes that presence came with a ... [ Read More ]

Eternal Flight - Retrofuture CD Album Review

Eternal Flight: Retrofuture

Progressive Power Metal

Here's another band that's been missing in action for some time, at least from the studio, France's Eternal Flight. Led by founder, songwriter, and vocalist Gerard Fois, Eternal ... [ Read More ]

Arrayan Path - Dawn Of Aquarius CD Album Review

Arrayan Path: Dawn Of Aquarius

Melodic/Heavy/Power Metal

Cypriot power metal band Arrayan Path continues a consistent output of albums with their new and sixth album, Dawn Of Aquarius. Like many of their previous albums ... [ Read More ]

Enrico Sarzi - Drive Through CD Album Review

Enrico Sarzi: Drive Through

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR

After the demise of his band Midnite Sun, vocalist Enrico Sarzi was out of job, but not out of musical ideas or a dream. That dream was to sometime cut his own solo album ... [ Read More ]

Lars Eric Mattsson - Sand And Blood CD Album Review

Lars Eric Mattsson: Sand And Blood

Melodic Progressive Guitar Rock

For most people familiar with the melodic and progressive rock world, Lars Eric Mattsson needs little introduction. In the business for better than 30 years, Mr Mattsson ... [ Read More ] - New fiction, crime fiction by Craig Hartranft
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Click to read the Pretty Maids - Kingmaker Album review

Formed by sisters Sam and Shelley Walker, and some twelve years in the making, JOANovARC are poised to release their first full-length album, Ride Of Your Life, produced by Grammy winning producer ... [ Read More ]

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Created in the fall of 2006 by Craig Hartranft, Dangerdog Music Reviews is an international music review blog, offering reviews of melodic heavy metal and hard rock, progressive metal, progressive rock, AOL and their various sub-genres. The key word is melodic. If, for instance, you're interested in hardcore or extreme metal, you've come to the wrong place.