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Read the Morano - Incognito music review

Morano is American musician, composer, and guitarist Duane Morano. His biography is a bit sketchy, but Morano has had an active interest and participation in melodic hard rock music over many decades ... [ Read More ]

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Stormhammer - Seven Seals Music Review

Stormhammer: Seven Seals

Modern Heavy/Power Metal
2.5/5.0

Once more Germany's Stormhammer is a band in search of musical meaning. It's more or less a schizophrenic search, perhaps a bipolar search. Are we a ... [ Read More ]

Soto - Origami Music Review

Soto: Origami

Heavy Metal Rock
4.5/5.0

Versatile vocalist Jeff Scott Soto's musical expressions can take many forms. You'll find him appearing as a solo artist under his own moniker. Or collaborating with other ... [ Read More ]

Alliance - Fire And Grace Music Review

Alliance: Fire And Grace

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.5/5.0

While vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Robert Berry has been busy as of late, notably with 3.2 and All 41, we haven't heard from Alliance in some time. That some time ... [ Read More ]

The Brink - Nowhere To Run Music Review

The Brink: Nowhere To Run

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.5/5.0

Making a name for themselves in their native England is upstart rockers The Brink. Their musical work ethic has produced two EPs and headlining shows in London ... [ Read More ]

Restless Spirits - 2019 Debut Album Tony Hernando Music Review

Restless Spirits: Restless Spirits

Melodic Heavy Metal Rock
4.5/5.0

It's not uncommon for musicians who have a standing gig with a band to have a side hustle. Lords Of Black guitarist Tony Hernando offers his own side project ... [ Read More ]

Morano - Incognito Music Review

Morano: Incognito

Melodic Hard Rock
5.0/5.0

Morano is American musician, composer, and guitarist Duane Morano. His biography is a bit sketchy, but Morano has had an active interest and participation in melodic hard ... [ Read More ]

Big Big Train - Grand Tour Music Review

Big Big Train: Grand Tour

Melodic Progressive Rock
4.5/5.0

Okay. So I've been living under the proverbial progressive music rock. This is my first go around with England's Big Big Train. Founded nearly 30 years ago, the band ... [ Read More ]

Ruthless - Evil Within Music Review

Ruthless: Evil Within

Heavy Metal
4.0/5.0

Some 20 years from their only long player and 15 years from their original demise, California's Ruthless resurrected to a second life with 2015's They Rise, a solid ... [ Read More ]

Spirit Adrift - Divided By Darkness Music Review

Spirit Adrift: Divided By Darkness

Heavy Metal
4.5/5.0

The brainchild of composer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Nathan Garrett (Gatecreeper), Spirit Adrift returns with their third album, Divided By Darkness. With the new ... [ Read More ]


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Read the Primitai - The Calling music CD Album review

While London's Primitai have been wandering about the heavy metal underground since 2003, this is the first I've heard of them. They have four albums to their credit and have shared stages with metal ... [ 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.