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Click to read the Two Of A Kind - Rise music review

Have they been flying under the melodic rock radar or simply been off the grid? The last we heard from Fred Hendrix (Terra Nova) and his Two Of A Kind project was 2007's self-titled debut. From the "where ... [ Read More ]

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Two Of A Kind - Rise Music Review

Two Of A Kind: Rise

AOR Melodic Rock
5.0/5.0

Have they been flying under the melodic rock radar or simply been off the grid? The last we heard from Fred Hendrix (Terra Nova) and his Two Of A Kind project ... [ Read More ]

Graham Bonnet Band - Meanwhile, Back In The Garage Music Review

Graham Bonnet Band: Meanwhile, Back In The ...

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.5/5.0

Graham Bonnet is living proof that you're never to old to rock and roll. The legendary vocalist turned 70 this past December, which means he's been active in the ... [ Read More ]

Johnny Gioeli Deen Castronovo - Set The World On Fire Music Review

Gioeli-Castronovo: Set The World On Fire

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
5.0/5.0

What goes around comes around, even if takes better than 25 years. Set The World On Fire finds vocalist Johnny Gioeli (Hardline, Axel Rudi Pell) reunited ... [ Read More ]

Nozomu Wakai Destinia - Metal Souls Music Review

Destinia: Metal Souls

Melodic Heavy Metal
4.0/5.0

Destinia is the project of Japanese guitar wunderkind Nozomu Wakai. He dropped his first full length album, Requiem for a Scream in 2014. In turn, over the ... [ Read More ]

Clif Magness - Lucky Dog Music Review

Clif Magness: Lucky Dog

AOR Melodic Rock
5.0/5.0

Clif Magness is pretty much a legend in the music industry. The self-proclaimed journeyman songwriter and producer has worked with a litany of great artists including ... [ Read More ]

Kissin' Dynamite - Ecstasy Music Review

Kissin' Dynamite: Ecstasy

AOR Melodic Metal Rock
5.0/5.0

Somebody dropped the ball at AFM Records by letting Germany's Kissin' Dynamite go from the label. For their sixth studio album, Ecstasy, the band makes the ... [ Read More ]

Paulo Barros - More Humanity Please Music Review

Barros: More Humanity Please

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.0/5.0

Most people probably know Paulo Barros as the guitarist for Portugal power metal band Tarantula. But Barros has also had a successful solo career with most of his ... [ Read More ]

Code Red Riot - Mask Music Review

Code Red Riot: Mask

Modern Heavy Metal Rock
4.0/5.0

Code Red Riot is a new band created by drummer, producer, and songwriter Corky Gainsford after leaving Las Vegas alt metal band Otherwise in 2015. Dissatisfied that ... [ Read More ]

Open Burn - Divine Intermission Music Review

Open Burn: Divine Intermission

Traditional Heavy Metal
4.5/5.0

Hailing from Cincinnati, Open Burn was formed a mere three years ago by veterans of the local underground metal scene. The band features three members from ... [ Read More ]


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Click to read the Galderia - Return Of The Cosmic Men music CD Album review

Though I've reviewed bands from France, it's not the first country I think of for heavy metal. But they do exist with bands such as Fairyland, Adagio, and Nightmare to name a few. (Curiously when doing a Google ... [ 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.