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Click to read the Midnight Force - Dunsinane music 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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Doro - Forever Warriors Music Review

Doro: Forever Warriors

Melodic Hard Rock/Metal
4.5/5.0

With a musical career spanning more than three decades, beginning with her first band Warlock, Doro Pesch is a melodic metal icon. Or often affectionately known to ... [ Read More ]

Doro - Forever United Music Review

Doro: Forever United

Melodic Hard Rock/Metal
4.5/5.0

With a musical career spanning more than three decades, beginning with her first band Warlock, Doro Pesch is a melodic metal icon. Or often affectionately known to ... [ Read More ]

Artizan - Demon Rider Music Review

Artizan: Demon Rider

Melodic/Heavy/Power Metal
4.0/5.0

Time is moving much too quickly. Three years ago Florida's Artizan dropped their epic sci-fi concept album, The Furthest Reaches. Where does the time go? ... [ Read More ]

Zero Down - Larger Than Death Music Review

Zero Down: Larger Than Death

Heavy Metal
4.0/5.0

If Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, BWBK, and heavy metal historian Martin Popoff are to believed, you've been missing out on Zero Down, Seattle's missing link to the ... [ Read More ]

Primal Fear - Apocalypse Music Review

Primal Fear: Apocalypse

Melodic/Heavy/Power Metal
4.0/5.0

Perhaps the best words that come to mind to describe long-serving German metal band Primal Fear are, consistent and unstoppable. Formed better than 20 years ... [ Read More ]

Midnight Force - Dinsinane Music Review

Midnight Force: Dunsinane

Traditional Heavy Metal (NWoBHM)
4.0/5.0

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 ... [ Read More ]

King Company - Queen Of Hearts Music Review

King Company: Queen Of Hearts

Melodic Hard Rock/Metal
4.0/5.0

Formed in 2014 by veteran drummer Mirka Leka Rantanen (Warmen, Thunderstone, Kotipelto, etc) Finland's King Company made an auspicious debut with 2016's One For ... [ Read More ]

Enuff Znuff - Diamond Boy Music Review

Enuff Znuff: Diamond Boy

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.0/5.0

Perhaps one the most consistent, yet underrated, bands of the last 25 years, Enuff Znuff returns with their fourteenth album, Diamond Boy, once more for ... [ Read More ]

Airrace - Untold Stories Music Review

Airrace: Untold Stories

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.5/5.0

Some seven years after their resurrection and the album Back To The Start, England's Airrace, created by guitarist Laurie Mansworth, finally returns ... [ Read More ]

3.2 - The Rules Have Changed Music Review

3.2: The Rules Have Changed

Melodic Progressive Rock
4.5/5.0

3.2 is the resurrection (or reboot to use common computer lingo) of the short-lived super group 3.0 that featured ELP notables Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer ... [ Read More ]


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Click to read the Jack Starr's Burning Starr - Stand Your Ground music CD Album review

While guitar wizard Jack Starr may have been MIA for the last six years, when he returns Starr never does anything halfway. Stand Your Ground is Burning Starr's seventh studio ... [ 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.