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Read the Mick Devine - Hear Now Music Review

The last we heard from vocalist and songwriter Mick Devine was the second coming of cult UK AOR melodic rock band, Seven and 2016's Shattered, a phenomenal album. Now at the behest and encouragement of ... [ Read More ]

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Midnight Force - Gododdin Music Review

Midnight Force: Gododdin

Tradtional Heavy Metal

A mere fourteen months from their debut album, Dunsinane, Glasgow's Midnight Force returns with their sophomore long player, Gododdin, again with Iron Shield ... [ Read More ]

Metalite - Biomechanicals Music Review

Metalite: Biomechanicals

Melodic Power Metal

Formed a mere four years ago by guitarist Edwin Premberg and former vocalist Emma Bensing, Sweden's Metalite quickly dropped their debut album Heroes In Time in ... [ Read More ]

Ray Alder - What The Water Wants Music Review

Ray Alder

Melodic Hard Rock

Stepping away from the Fates Warning microphone, Ray Alder arrives with his first solo album, What The Water Wants. The album features guitaists Tony Hernando ... [ Read More ]

Mick Devine - Hear Now Album Music Review

Mick Devine: Hear Now

AOR Melodic Rock

The last we heard from vocalist and songwriter Mick Devine was the second coming of cult UK AOR melodic rock band, Seven and 2016's Shattered, a phenomenal album ... [ Read More ]

Joseph Tholl - Devil's Drum Album Music Review

Joseph Tholl: Devil's Drum

Melodic Hard Rock

So you say you never heard of Joseph Tholl. He was the long time guitaist for Swedish traditional heavy speed metal band, Enforcer. He's a member of Black Trip ... [ Read More ]

Wayward Sons - The Truth Ain't What It Used To Be Album Music Review

Wayward Sons: The Truth Ain't What It Used To Be

Melodic Hard Rock

Formed and led by singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer Toby Jepson (Little Angels), Wayward Sons dropped their debut album, Ghosts Of Yet To Come, a mere ... [ Read More ]

Vanden Plas - The Ghost Xperiment Album Music Review

Vanden Plas: The Ghost Xperiment

Progressive Metal

The prolific and consistent Vanden Plas enter their third decade with the same lineup from the start and a new concept album. Neither facts are lost on their fans ... [ Read More ]

The Ferrymen - A New Evil Album Music Review

The Ferrymen: A New Evil

Heavy Power Metal

Back for another spin on your smart phone, and hopefully home stereo, is metal triumvirate The Ferrymen. The band features exceptional producer, songwriter, and ... [ Read More ]

Stargate - The Dream Album Music Review

Stargate: The Dream

Melodic Metal

Once more we revisit Greece to hear from Hellenic metal band Stargate. Formed some 15 years ago, the band has been consistently releasing studio albums ... [ Read More ]

Michael Monroe - One Man Gang Album Music Review

Michael Monroe: One Man Gang

Hard Rock

Iconic and riotous rocker Michael Monroe got the back together. Raised on radio, his father's vinyl, and heavy doses of Little Richard, MC5, and Alice Cooper ... [ Read More ] - New fiction, crime fiction by Craig Hartranft
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Read the Midnite City - There Goes The Neighbourhood Music Review

People who know me, know that when I find a good thing, musically speaking, I stick with it. Such is the case of UK's Midnite City, formed some years ago by vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Rob Wylde (Tygertailz ... [ 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, AOR and their various sub-genres. The key word is melodic. If you're interested in hardcore or extreme metal, you've come to the wrong place. Pictured above with Craig, Lily the Little Black Dangerdog.