2018 Album of the Year
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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State Of Salazar - Superhero Music Review

State Of Salazar: Superhero

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
3.5/5.0

December must be the month for AOR overload from Frontiers Music. The classic rock label has dropped new albums from Magic Dance, Palace, and, third time being ... [ Read More ]

(Michael) Palace - Binary Music Music Review

Palace: Binary Music

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.5/5.0

So Michael Palace returns with his namesake project, Palace, for a second album, Binary Music. And my first question is, "What the fuck happened to his hair?" ... [ Read More ]

Magic Dance - New Eyes Music Review

Magic Dance: New Eyes

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
5.0/5.0

I wonder if Magic Dance creator Jon Siejka is old enough to have seen any John Hughes films back in the Eighties. You know, like Pretty In Pink, Sixteen Candles ... [ Read More ]

Johnny Gioeli - One Voice Music Review

Johnny Gioeli: One Voice

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.5/5.0

Brooklyn rock vocalist Johnny Gioeli is one busy cat. Only five months ago, he dropped the duet album Set The World On Fire which reunited the Hardline vocalist ... [ Read More ]

Devil's Hand 2018 Mike Slamer Andrew Freeman Music Review

Devil's Hand: Devil's Hand

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.5/5.0

Milk and cookies. Peanut butter and jelly. Beer and bourbon. Good things that go together. Now you can add Devil's Hand, the new musical project that features ... [ Read More ]

Damn Dice - Thriller Killer Music Review

Damn Dice: Thriller Killer

Heavy Metal Rock
3.5/5.0

Too many reviews start like this. Where have they been? It's been better than three years since we've heard from Damn Dice and their debut long player The Great Unknown ... [ Read More ]

Flight - A Leap Through Matter Music Review

Flight: A Leap Through Matter

Melodic Hard Rock
4.5/5.0

Hailing from Oslo, Flight is a relatively new band, formed in 2012 as a trio which released their first album in 2015 on Bad Omen Records. Since then, the band has ... [ Read More ]

Arrayan Path - Archegonoi Music Review

Arrayan Path: Archegonoi

Melodic/Heavy/Power Metal
4.0/5.0

Dropping three full-length albums in three years is basically unheard of in modern popular music; maybe back in the Eighties, but certainly not in 2018. Yet Cyprus ... [ Read More ]

Veonity - Legend Of The Starborn Music Review

Veonity: Legend Of The Starborn

Melodic/Heavy/Power Metal
4.0/5.0

Sweden is no stranger to power metal. While power metal's glory days of the Nineties may have past, many bands, old and new, still fly the flag of the fan-based "keep it ... [ Read More ]

Sinbreed - IV Music Review

Sinbreed - IV

Melodic/Heavy/Power Metal
3.5/5.0

Some bands need little to no introduction. Germany's Sinbreed has been going strong for ten years now, with recordings, touring, and festival appearances. With their ... [ Read More ]

Kalidia - The Frozen Throne Music Review

Kalidia: The Frozen Throne

Melodic/Symphonic/Power Metal
3.5/5.0

The last we heard from Italy's Kalidia was four years ago and Lies Device, their self-published debut album. Now signed to Inner Wound Recordings (SWE) the band ... [ Read More ]

Roine Stolt's Flower King - Manifesto Of An Alchemist Music Review

Roine Stolt: Manifesto Of An Alchemist

Melodic Progress Rock
4.5/5.0

Let's begin by clearing up some confusion. Roine Stolt's Flower King Manifesto Of An Alchemist is a not new album from The Flower Kings. Although upon listening ... [ Read More ]


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Click to read the Warrior Soul - Back On The Lash music CD Album review

If Classic Rock magazine and Lars Ulrich are to be believed, Warrior Soul founder and vocalist Kory Clarke is a legendary front man and a bona fide, if not underrated, rock star of our generation. Clarke and ... [ 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.