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Click to read the Nordic Union - Second Coming music review

No, Jesus has not made his triumphant return to earth. Second Coming marks the return of the Nordic union of Danish vocalist Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids) and Swedish songwriter and guitarist Erik Martensson ... [ Read More ]

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Nordic Union - Second Coming Music Review

Nordic Union: Second Coming

Melodic Heavy Metal Rock

No, Jesus has not made his triumphant return to earth. Second Coming marks the return of the Nordic union of Danish vocalist Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids) and ... [ Read More ]

Holter - Vlad The Impaler Music Review

Holter: Vlad The Impaler

Heavy/Power Metal

Heavy metal and horror go together like Democrats (Socialists, if you're in Europe) and big government. So it's no surprise that former Wig Wam guitarist Trond Holter ... [ Read More ]

Ashes Of Ares - Well Of Souls Music Review

Ashes Of Ares - Well Of Souls

Heavy/Power Metal

There's always been extra room in the circular file known as the "where have the been" file. After better than five years, American metal band Ashes Of Ares makes ... [ Read More ]

Red Dragon Cartel - Patina Music Review

Red Dragon Cartel: Patina

Melodic Hard Rock

Holy shit. Where does the time go? It's been nearly five years since guitarist Jake E. Lee came out of hibernation to cut an album. The master guitarist, known for his ... [ Read More ]

Stephen Pearcy - View To A Thrill Music Review

Stephen Pearcy: View To A Thrill

Melodic Hard Rock

With his founding band RATT seemingly in chaos in recent years, vocalist Stephen Pearcy has been pressing on to record his on version of "Ratt N Roll." All but two years ... [ Read More ]

Ten - Illumanati Music Review

Ten: Illuminati

Melodic Hard Rock

Some eight years ago Gary Hughes and Ten returned from a short self-imposed hiatus and they have never looked back. In this same period of time the band has ... [ Read More ]

Rikard Sjoblom's Gungfly - Friendship Music Review

Rikard Sjoblom's Gungfly: Friendship

Melodic Progressive Rock

Apparently always creative and consistently busy, former Beardfish vocalist Rikard Sjoblom returns with another Gungfly album. Inspired by pictures of his childhood ... [ Read More ]

Dire Peril - The Extraterrestrial Compendium Music Review

Dire Peril: The Extraterrestrial Compendium

Heavy/Power Metal

Perhaps because he's been busy with his other band Helion Prime, guitarist Jason Ashcraft hasn't revisited his other project, Dire Peril, in some time. My last experience ... [ Read More ]

Burning Witches - Hexenhammer Music Review

Burning Witches: Hexenhammer

Heavy/Power Metal

Girls just want to have fun, so said Cyndi Lauper. Or maybe they just want to dress in leather, studs, and six-inch stiletto heels to kick some heavy metal ass. Swiss gals ... [ Read More ]

Radiant 2018 Self-titled Debut Album Music Review

Radiant: Radiant

Melodic Hard Rock

Germany has always been a hotbed for classic hard rock. The country's latest export is Radiant, formed in 2014 by singer Herbie Langhans (Voodoo Circle, Avantasia) ... [ Read More ] - New fiction, crime fiction by Craig Hartranft
This Time Last Year
Click to read the Lady Beast - Vicious Breed music 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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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.