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Read the Twilight Force - Dawn Of The Dragonstar Album music review

And so the story goes like this. In 2014, I reviewed Twilight Force's debut album Tales Of Ancient Prophecies. I basically described the band as hybrid of Rhapsody Of Fire, Dragonforce, and Blind Guardian ... [ Read More ]

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Twilight Force - Dawn Of The Dragonstar Music Review

Twilight Force: Dawn Of The Dragonstar

Symphonic Power Metal
4.5/5.0

And so the story goes like this. In 2014, I reviewed Twilight Force's debut album Tales Of Ancient Prophecies. I basically described the band as hybrid of Rhapsody ... [ Read More ]

Tarchon Fist - Apocalypse Music Review

Tarchon Fist:- Apocalypse

Heavy Power Metal
3.5/5.0

My first encounter with Italy's Tarchon Fist was back in 2008, when I reviewed their self-titled debut album. Except for a recent compilation album, 2016's Celebration ... [ Read More ]

Picture - Wings Music Review

Picture: Wings

Heavy Metal Rock
4.0/5.0

You're never too old to rock n roll, or bang your head. Seminal Dutch metal band Picture was spawned some 40 years. In the last 10 years, they've had something of ... [ Read More ]

Fretless - Damnation Music Review

Fretless: Damnation

Heavy Metal
3.0/5.0

And to think I had heard of Fretless before. But I hadn't or simply confused the name with another band (like the strangely named Italian band, Sandness). Hailing from ... [ Read More ]

Richard Henshall - The Cocoon Music Review

Richard Henshall: The Cocoon

Progressive Rock/Metal
4.0/5.0

If the name Richard Henshall has you scratching your head with thoughts of "where do I know that name from," let me help you out. The talented multi-instrumentalist ... [ Read More ]

Unruly Child - Big Blue World Music Review

Unruly Child: Big Blue World

Melodic Rock/AOR
4.5/5.0

Since their resurecction in 2009 by reuniting with original vocalist Marcie Free, Unruly Child has been rather consistent in their musical output. Since 2010, they've ... [ Read More ]

Spread Eagle - Subway To The Stars Music Review

Spread Eagle: Subway To The Stars

Melodic Heavy Metal Rock
4.0/5.0

Once more we trip back to the early Nineties to revisit another American hard rock band. Spread Eagle rose from the mean streets of New York City to offer, what many ... [ Read More ]

Soleil Moon - Warrior Music Review

Soleil Moon: Warrior

AOR/Melodic Rock
4.5/5.0

Hailing from Chicago, Soleil Moon is an AOR melodic rock band led by music industry veteran and vocalist Larry King. Since their arrival in 1999, the band has ... [ Read More ]

Roxy Blue 2019 Self-titled Album Music Review

Roxy Blue: Roxy Blue

Melodic Heavy Rock
4.0/5.0

If you never heard of Roxy Blue, an American rock band from Memphis, I would not be surprised. They barely meet the definition of one hit wonder, despite ... [ Read More ]

Ardours - Last Place On Earth Music Review

Ardours: Last Place On Earth

Melodic Symphonic Heavy Rock
3.5/5.0

Developed a mere four years ago, Ardours is the collaboration of two friends, vocalist Mariangela Demurtas and multi-instrumentalist and producer Kris Laurent ... [ Read More ]


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Read the Midnight Force - Dunsinane music CD Album review

Arriving from Glasgow, and formed a mere two years ago, Scotland's Midnight Force hit the metal underground running. They've dropped a demo, EP, and single in advance of their first long player ... [ 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.