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Click to read the Guild Of Ages - Rise music review

First, some history. American band Guild Of Ages began as Caught In The Act, rising during the tumultuous times of the American grunge movement, but they weren't a grunge band. Oops. Noticed by the ... [ Read More ]

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Falcun - Kingdom Come Music Review

Falcun: Kingdom Come

Traditional Heavy Metal
4.5/5.0

We all know that India has had an active underground metal scene for decades. Today we welcome a new heavy metal band from Kolkata (West Bengal), formerly the ... [ Read More ]

A Sound Of Thunder - It Was Metal Music Review

A Sound Of Thunder: It Was Metal

Heavy/Power Metal
5.0/5.0

On the strength of another successful Kickstarter crowd funding campaign, A Sound Of Thunder (ASOT) returns with their seventh studio album, It Was Metal ... [ Read More ]

Wonderworld - III Music Review

Wonderworld: III

Melodic Heavy Rock
4.0/5.0

Formed in 2013, power trio Wonderworld features Labyrinth's Roberto Tiranti (vocals and bass) with Ken Ingwersen (guitar) and Tom Fossheim (drums) from Ken Hensley ... [ Read More ]

Guild Of Ages - Rise Music Review

Guild Of Ages: Rise

Melodic Hard Rock/Metal
5.0/5.0

First, some history. American band Guild Of Ages began as Caught In The Act, rising during the tumultuous times of the American grunge movement, but they weren't a ... [ Read More ]

Dare - Out Of The Silence II Music Review

Dare: Out Of The Silence II

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.5/5.0

The iconic, yet sometimes elusive, UK band Dare, featuring original member vocalist Darren Wharton, celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of their debut album, 1988's ... [ Read More ]

Bullet For My Valentine - Gravity Music Review

Bullet For My Valentine: Gravity

Modern Heavy Rock/Metal
2.5/5.0

It wasn't too long ago that Bullet For My Valentine (BFMV) were the golden boys of the alternative metal world. Successful and top selling albums, sold out tours ... [ Read More ]

Big City - Big City Life Music Review

Big City: Big City Life

Melodic Hard Rock/Metal
5.0/5.0

Big City arrives from Norway as the musical expression for guitarist and principal songwriter, Daniel Olaisen (Scariot, Blood Red Throne, ex-Satyricon). His crew ... [ Read More ]

The Soul Exchange - Edge Of Sanity Music Review

The Soul Exchange: Edge Of Sanity

Melodic Hard Rock
3.0/5.0

Rising from Stockholm, The Soul Exchange has been fast tracking their musical career. They dropped their debut album, Bloodbound, in March 2017, and then ... [ Read More ]

Tad Morose - Chapter X Music Review

Tad Morose: Chapter X

Heavy/Power Metal
3.5/5.0

Celebrating nearly 30 years in the heavy metal universe, Tad Morose, led by founding member and guitarist Christer Krunt Andersson, returns with their tenth studio ... [ Read More ]


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Click to read the Iced Earth - Incorruptible music CD Album review

It's been sometime since I heard from Iced Earth. My last Iced Earth review was nine years ago for 2008's The Crucible of Man - Something Wicked Part 2. With all the music that gets pitched my way on a ... [ 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.