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Read the Invictus - Eden Music Review

From the beer gardens of Bavaria, Invictus was born a mere two years ago. The metal quintet quickly dropped a three song EP, Burst The Curse, the following year, which led to supporting bands such as ... [ Read More ]

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Jorn - Heavy Rock Radio II - Executing The Classics Music Review

Jorn: Heavy Rock Radio II

Melodic Heavy Rock
4.0/5.0

A few years back Ronnie James protégé Jorn Lande threw fans a bit of a curve ball by dropping a covers album, Heavy Rock Radio. Wherein Jorn picked some of his ... [ Read More ]

Invictus - Eden Music Review

Invictus: Eden

Traditional Heavy/Power Metal
5.0/5.0

From the beer gardens of Bavaria, Invictus was born a mere two years ago. The metal quintet quickly dropped a three song EP, Burst The Curse, the following year, which ... [ Read More ]

Dirty Shirley - 2020 Self-titled Debut Music Review

Dirty Shirley: Dirty Shirley

Melodic Metal Rock
4.0/5.0

Dirty Shirley is a new Frontiers Music project featuring Croatian vocalist Dino Jelusic and American guitarist George Lynch. You will recall Jelusic from his time with ... [ Read More ]

Decarlo - Lightning Strikes Twice Music Review

Decarlo: Lightning Strikes Twice

AOR Melodic (Hard) Rock
4.5/5.0

Decarlo is the namesake band of vocalist Tommy DeCarlo, which also features his son and guitarist Tommy DeCarlo Jr. If you're scratching your head, wondering ... [ Read More ]

Veritates - Killing Time Music Review

Veritates: Killing Time

Traditional Heavy/Power Metal
3.5/5.0

Veritates is a new metal band from Germany which features Wolfen vocalist Andreas von Lipinski and Grave Digger drummer Marcus Kniep. The core of the band ... [ Read More ]

Mindless Sinner - Poltergeist Music Review

Mindless Sinner: Poltergeist

Traditional Heavy/Power Metal
4.5/5.0

Few band can say they've been making music together for nearly 40 years. Yet, with intermittent breaks, such is the case for Swedish underground metal band ... [ Read More ]

Dragonlore - Lucifer's Descent Music Review

Dragonlore: Lucifer's Descent

Traditional Heavy Metal
4.0/5.0

Information about Dragonlore is more than a little sketchy. This much I have deduced. Dragonlore is an American (perhaps from Michigan) traditional heavy metal band ... [ Read More ]

Darktribe - Voici L'Homme Music Review

Darktribe: Voici L'Homme

Progressive Power Metal
4.0/5.0

It's been more than four years since we last heard from French metal quartet Darktribe. Now the band returns with their third full-length album Voici L'Homme, which ... [ Read More ]

Brothers Of Metal - Emblas Saga Music Review

Brothers Of Metal: Emblas Saga

Epic Power Metal
4.0/5.0

After the rousing success of their debut album, Prophecy Of Ragnarok, the mighty Swedish metal warriors known as Brothers Of Metal return with their second ... [ Read More ]

War Dogs - Die By My Sword Music Review

War Dogs: Die By My Sword

Traditional Heavy/Speed Metal
4.0/5.0

Formed a mere five years ago, War Dogs hails from Spain. It took two more years to settle into their current lineup, but they quickly dropped a self-titled debut ... [ Read More ]


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Click to read the Eclipse - Paradigm music review

It's hard to believe. Sweden's Eclipse has been going strong for 20 years. Formed in 1999, they dropped their debut album, The Truth And A Little More, a mere two years later, and they've been pretty ... [ 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.