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Read the The Dark Element: Songs The Night Sings Music Review

Songs The Night Sings marks the return of The Dark Element, the metal band started by vocalist Anette Olzon (ex-Nightwish) and guitar/songwriter Jani Liimatainen (ex-Sonata Arctica, Cains Offering) in 2017 ... [ Read More ]

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Work Of Art - Exhibits Music Review

Work Of Art: Exhibits

AOR Melodic Rock
4.0/5.0

After a four year absence, Swedish AOR giants Work Of Art return with their new and fourth studio album, Exhibits. But, no pressure there. At least one player ... [ Read More ]

The Dark Element - Songs The Night Sings Music Review

The Dark Element: Songs The Night Sings

Symphonic/Melodic/Power Metal Rock
5.0/5.0

Songs The Night Sings marks the return of The Dark Element, the metal band started by vocalist Anette Olzon (ex-Nightwish) and guitar/songwriter Jani Liimatainen ... [ Read More ]

Quiet Riot - Hollywood Cowboys Music Review

Quiet Riot: Hollywood Cowboys

Melodic Hard Rock
3.5/5.0

Iconic American hard rock band Quiet Riot returns with their third studio album, Hollywood Cowboys, since their resurrection to new life in 2010, following the death ... [ Read More ]

Pretty Maids - Undress Your Madness Music Review

Pretty Maids: Undress Your Madness

Melodic Heavy Metal Rock
4.5/5.0

Denmark's Pretty Maids have been one of the most constant and prolific heavy metal bands for almost 40 years. Formed by vocalist Ronnie Atkins and guitarist Ken ... [ Read More ]

Nocturnalia - III - Winter Music Review

Nocturnalia: III - Winter

Melodic Hard Rock
3.5/5.0

After a short three year hiatus, while band members pursued varied and different projects, Sweden's Nocturnalia returns to offer their third long player, aptly titled ... [ Read More ]

Edge Of Paradise - Universe Music Review

The Flower Kings: Waiting For Miracles

Melodic Progressive Rock
5.0/5.0

After a six year hiatus, Roine Stolt has regathered the flock, The Flower Kings, for a brand new album, Waiting For Miracles. (If you recall, last year he dropped a solo ... [ Read More ]

Edge Of Paradise - Universe Music Review

Edge Of Paradise: Universe

Symphonic Modern Metal Rock
4.0/5.0

Started in 2011 by vocalist Margarita Monet and guitarist Dave Bates, Edge Of Paradise returns from the studio with their third long player, Universe for the Frontiers ... [ Read More ]

Legendry - The Wizard And The Tower Keep Music Review

Legendry: The Wizard And The Tower Keep

Traditional Heavy Metal
4.0/5.0

Four hours due west of Dangerdog HQ lies Pittsburgh, home to traditional heavy metal band, Legendry. The band, a trio consisting of Kicker on drums, Vidarr on guitars ... [ Read More ]

Deaf Rat - Ban The Light Music Review

Deaf Rat: Ban The Light

Heavy Rock/Metal
3.5/5.0

So when did Swedish hard rock and glam band Billion Dollar Babies evolve into Deaf Rat? I'm not quite sure, and promotional information isn't forthcoming. But Deaf Rat ... [ Read More ]

Horizon's End - Skeleton Keys Music Review

Horizon's End: Skeleton Keys

Melodic Progressive Metal
4.5/5.0

They got the band back together. Specifically, keyboard player and principal songwriter Sakis Bandis, got Greek progressive metal band Horizon's End back together with ... [ Read More ]


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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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