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Miskatonic Union - Astral Quest CD Album Review

Miskatonic Union: Astral Quest

Heavy/Power Metal
4.5/5.0

The lyrical content of heavy metal comes from a pantheon typical sources, like science fiction, mythology, historical events, and fantasy. So it's no surprise that the ... [ Read More ]

Mike LePond's Silent Assassins - Pawn And Prophecy CD Album Review

Mike LePond's Silent Assassins: Pawn ...

Melodic/Heavy/Power Metal
4.5/5.0

It seems everywhere I turn in the heavy metal universe, I find Mike LePond. The Symphony X bass player was recently involved with American female-fronted melodic ... [ Read More ]

Fabio Lione - Alessandro Conti 2018 Self-titled Debut Album Review

Lione-Conti: v

Melodic/Heavy/Power Metal
4.5/5.0

Vocalists Alessandro Conti and Fabio Lione have intersecting careers. Both, at some point, have played for one of the incarnations of Rhapsody, whether with Luca ... [ Read More ]

Amnunition 2018 Self-titled Album CD Review

Ammunition: Ammunition

Melodic Hard Rock/Metal
4.5/5.0

You may not know Norway's Ammunition (this is my first experience with them), but you probably know the two principal founders of the band: guitarist Erik Martensson ... [ Read More ]

Labyrinth - Return To Live CD/DVD Album Review

Labyrinth: Return To Live CD/DVD

Progressive Power Metal
Audio: 4.5/5.0 Visual: 4.5/5.0

Prior to the release of their 2017 comeback album, Architecture Of A God, Italy's Labyrinth reunited for a live show at the 2016 Fronters Music Metal Festival ... [ Read More ]

Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs CD Album Review

Orphaned Land: Unsung Prophets & ...

Symphonic Heavy Metal
4.0/5.0

Affectionately know as "the most famous Israelis in the Arab world," Orphaned Land returns to celebrate their 25th anniversary with a new album ... [ Read More ]

Eynomia - Break Free CD Album Review

Eynomia: Break Free

Melodic/Heavy/Power Metal
3.5/5.0

Based in Minneapolis and lead by award-winning vocalist Phyllis Rutter, Eynomia is the product of the age of social media. The project came together with the band ... [ Read More ]

Deadheads - This One Goes To 11 CD Album Review

Deadheads: This One Goes To 11

Heavy Speed Rock
3.0/5.0

Stealing that classic phrase from guitarist Nigel Tufnel in Spinal Tap, Deadheads return with their third album, This One Goes To 11, on the High Roller Records label ... [ Read More ]

Blood Red Saints - Love Hate Conspiraciess CD Album Review

Blood Red Saints: Love Hate Conspiracies

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
5.0/5.0

All but three years ago, UK's Blood Red Saints dropped their debut album, Speedway, and it was pretty killer. Now the band returns with their sophomore effort ... [ Read More ]


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Click to read the Pride Of Lions - Fearless CD Album review

So, once more we have to wait five years for another album from Pride Of Lions, the creation of singer, composer, and producer Jim Peterik with vocalist Toby Hitchcock. I'm sure Peterik has been busy these last ... [ 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, AOL 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.