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Click to read the Rhapsody Of Fire - The Eighth Mountain music review

Symphonic power metal legend Rhapsody Of Fire need no introduction. Yet their new and twelfth album, The Eighth Mountain is something of a new beginning. The album is the first studio album of new material ... [ Read More ]

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Tora Tora - Bastards Of Beale Music Review

Tora Tora: Bastards Of Beale

Melodic Hard Rock
5.0/5.0

I remember Tora Tora, the hard rock band from Memphis. I remember their most successful album Surprise Attack, only because of the chick on side of WWII ... [ Read More ]

Spirits Of Fire 2019 Debut Album Music Review

Spirits Of Fire: Spirits Of Fire

Melodic/Heavy/Power Metal
5.0/5.0

And let the accolades fly. Supergroup. A band of heavy metal all-stars. Yup. That's what people are already calling Spirits Of Fire which features some heavy ... [ Read More ]

Rhapsody Of Fire - The Eighth Mountain Music Review

Rhapsody Of Fire: The Eighth Mountain

Symphonic Power Metal
5.0/5.0

Symphonic power metal legend Rhapsody Of Fire need no introduction. Yet their new and twelfth album, The Eighth Mountain is something of a new beginning ... [ Read More ]

Lugnet - Nightwalker Music Review

Lugnet: Nightwalker

Heavy Rock
3.5/5.0

With a successful debut album under their belts, Sweden's Lugnet arrives with their second effort, Nightwalker. The album comes with new personnel including new ... [ Read More ]

Last In Line - II Music Review

Last In Line: II

Heavy Metal
3.5/5.0

For most, Last In Line needs little introduction. But, if your memory is a bit sketchy as mine can be, here's a recap. Formed some eight years ago as a DIO ... [ Read More ]

Mastord - Trail Of Consequencee Music Review

Mastord: Trail Of Consequence

Progressive Metal
4.0/5.0

Hailing from Finland, Mastord is the project of songwriter and guitarist Kari Syvela. Syvela developed the original concept and music between 2016 and 2017 ... [ Read More ]

Booze Control - Forgotten Lands Music Review

Booze Control Forgotten Lands

Traditional Heavy Metal
4.0/5.0

Started as one-off gig band, Germany's Booze Control now celebrates 10 years in the heavy metal underground, and with the same band members from the inception ... [ Read More ]

Big Band Firecracker - Welcome To The Slaughterhouse Music Review

Big Band Firecracker: Welcome To The ...

Heavy Metal Rock
3.5/5.0

Big Bang Firecracker is the solo project of journeyman guitarist Kieron Berry who played with such obscure UK acts as Razorwire, Pain Control, and Extreme O.D. ... [ Read More ]

Drop Tuned - Lost EP Music Review

Drop Tuned: Lost EP

Melodic Progressive Rock
4.0/5.0

Have ever had one of those experiences where you finally got around to doing something you've always wanted to do, and the experience was truly worth the effort? ... [ Read More ]


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Click to read the Dukes Of The Orient 2018 Self-titled Debut music CD Album review

Having roots in Asia featuring John Payne Dukes Of The Orient brings together John Payne (vocals, bass, guitars) with his former Asia keyboard player Eric Norlander. They are helped along by additional ... [ 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.