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Read the Intense - Songs Of A Broken Future Music Review

Returning from the "where have they been" cave is UK metallers, Intense. Founded by vocalist Sean Hetherington and guitarist Nick Palmer in 1991, the last we heard from the band was 2011's The Shape Of Rage ... [ Read More ]

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Pure Reason Revolution - Eupnea Music Review

Pure Reason Revolution: Eupnea

Melodic Progressive Rock
4.5/5.0

With a mere phone call to long time musical partner Chloe Alper, Jon Courtney resurrected the tag team's project Pure Reason Revolution (PRR). This came after a near ... [ Read More ]

Victory At Hand - The Empire Music Review

Victory At Hand: The Empire

Keyboard-Driven Melodic Metal Rock
3.0/5.0

Victory At Hand is a new melodic hard and heavy band featuring the collaboration of Finnish singer Jone (Suicide Hotline, Twolslide) and British producer Alex Kron ... [ Read More ]

Dynazty - The Dark Delight Music Review

Dynazty: The Dark Delight

Melodic Heavy Metal Rock
4.0/5.0

Formed in 2008, and with a consistent lineup since 2013, Sweden's Dynazty has been dropping long-players about every two years. There's much to be said ... [ Read More ]

Bonfire - Fistful Of Fire Future Music Review

Bonfire: Fistful Of Fire

Melodic Heavy Metal Rock
4.5/5.0

Bonfire, with founder and guitarist Hans Ziller as driver, have been traversing the hard rock and heavy metal landscape for some 35 years, not a small accomplishment ... [ Read More ]

Intense - Songs Of A Broken Future Music Review

Intense: Songs Of A Broken Future

Heavy Power Metal
4.5/5.0

Returning from the "where have they been" cave is UK metallers, Intense. Founded by vocalist Sean Hetherington and guitarist Nick Palmer in 1991, the last we ... [ Read More ]

Spell - Opulent Decay Music Review

Spell: Opulent Decay

Melodic/Psychedelic/Heavy Rock
4.0/5.0

From the far west of Canada, Spell rose from the populous and ethnically diverse city of Vancouver in 2013 (after a name change from Stryker). After the transformation ... [ Read More ]

Lost Legacy - In The Name Of Freedom Music Review

Lost Legacy: In The Name Of Freedom

American Heavy/Power Metal
3.5/5.0

The Bronx, the borough in New York City, is well-known for a great many things, like Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Zoo, and being the third-most densely populated county ... [ Read More ]

Liar - Sunset Plaza Drive Music Review

Liar: Sunset Plaza Drive

Classic Melodic Hard Rock
4.0/5.0

Some fans of Seventies classic rock, mostly from England I suspect, will remember Liar. Formed in 1975, the band went on to release to well-received albums: 1977's ... [ Read More ]

Ivanhoe - Blood And Gold Music Review

Ivanhoe: Blood And Gold

Melodic Progressive Rock/Metal
4.0/5.0

Every three to five years German metal legends Ivanhoe return to the studio. But their latest and eighth studio album, Blood And Gold comes with some personnel changes ... [ Read More ]

The Oneira - Injection Music Review

The Oneira: Injection

Melodic Progressive Rock
4.0/5.0

Launched some ten years ago and led by Greek musician and composer Filippos Gougoumis, The Oneira features a multinational cast including Gianpaolo ... [ Read More ]


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Read the Suzi Quatro - No Control Music Review

Some 40 years ago Suzi Quatro released If You Knew Suzi ..., destined to become her most popular album of her career. I bring up that memory to remind us that you never know quite what to expect from ... [ 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.