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Click to read the No Hot Ashes 2018 Debut music review

Sometimes good things take a long time to make, like a tasty aged brie or a 12 year old single malt Scotch whisky. But 34 years to drop your first album? That's some time and the case for Ireland's No Hot Ashes (NHA) ... [ Read More ]

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Jari Tiura - King Of Lions Music Review

Jari Tiura: King Of Lions

Melodic Hard Rock/Metal

Finnish vocalist Jari Tiura may not be a household name to many hard rock and heavy metal fans, but I'll bet you know him. From 2004 to 2007, Tiura was Michael ... [ Read More ]

No Hot Ashes 2018 Debut Album Music Review

No Hot Ashes: No Hot Ashes

Melodic Hard Rock

Sometimes good things take a long time to make, like a tasty aged brie or a 12 year old single malt Scotch whisky. But 34 years to drop your first album? That's some ... [ Read More ]

FM - Atomic Generation Music Review

FM: Atomic Generation

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR

Thirty years on and UK rock icon FM are still going strong. Their recording output and touring schedule has been consistent ever since resurrecting in 2007. Easily ... [ Read More ]

W.E.T. - Earthrage Music Review

W.E.T.: Earthrage

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR

Of course, we know W.E.T. as Robert Sall (k) (the "W" from Work of Art), Erik Martensson (g,k,b,v) (the "E" from Eclipse) and Jeff Scott Soto (v) (the "T" from ... [ Read More ]

Eldritch - Cracksleep CD Album Review

Eldritch: Cracksleep

Progressive Power Metal

Returning from the "whatever happened to that band" file is Italy's progressive power metal band Eldritch. Now seven years into their third decade, the band returns ... [ Read More ]

Salty Dog - Lost Treasure CD Album Review

Salty Dog: Lost Treasure

Hard/Heavy Blues Rock

Salty Dog rose from the sleazy bowels of LA's Sunset Strip in 1986. Their short bottle rocket rise to fame came with 1990's well-received Every Dog Has Its Day ... [ Read More ]

BulletBoys - From Out Of The Skies CD Album Review

BulletBoys: From Out Of The Skies

Melodic Hard Rock/Metal

Having had a successful, but brief, run in the late Eighties and early Nineties, I thought BulletBoys were ancient history. But to my surprise, despite some hiccups ... [ Read More ]

Black Wizard - Livin' Oblivion CD Album Review

Black Wizard: Livin' Oblivion

Heavy Metal

Formed some nine years ago in Vancouver by high school friends, Black Wizard has delivered three full-length albums. On the strength of those releases, the band has ... [ Read More ]

Drive She Said - Real Life (Reissue) CD Album Review

Drive She Said: Real Life (Reissue)

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR

All but six months ago, October 2017, vocalist and guitarist Al Fritsch passed away. With keyboard player Mark Mangold, Fritsch made up the duo of the respected ... [ Read More ]

Borealis - The Offering CD Album Review

Borealis: The Offering

Progressive Power Metal

TThree years on from 2015's Purgatory, Canada's Borealis returns with The Offering, a concept album. It's a creepy concept as well, developed from vocalist Matt ... [ Read More ] - New fiction, crime fiction by Craig Hartranft
This Time Last Year
Click to read the One Desire 2017 Debut music CD Album review

Drummer Ossi Sivula, the creator of Finland's One Desire, said his aim for the new band was "to create music that could change the world." That's a bold statement, potentially putting you in the company of Elvis ... [ 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.