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Read the Confess: Burn 'Em All Music Review

My first and last experience with Sweden's Confess was 2014's Jail, a solid album from New Wave of Scandinavian Sleaze Metal wave, which began at the turn of the 21st century. Three years ... [ Read More ]

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Jesse Damon - Damon's Rage Music Review

Jesse Damon: Damon's Rage

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.0/5.0

While musician Jesse Damon has been somewhat consistently dropping solo albums since 2003, for some readers he may need some introduction. Damon started ... [ Read More ]

Confess - Burn 'Em All Music Review

Confess: Burn 'Em All

Melodic Heavy Metal Rock
4.5/5.0

My first and last experience with Sweden's Confess was 2014's Jail, a solid album from New Wave of Scandinavian Sleaze Metal wave, which began at the turn of ... [ Read More ]

Terrifiant 2020 Self-titled Debut Album Music Review

Terrifiant: Terrifiant

Heavy/Speed Metal
4.0/5.0

The history of Belgium's Terrifiant is a short, ambitious, and tawdry one. In 2019, two mischievous metal dudes, ZZ Slop (g) and Lord TerrifianT (v), meet at a festival ... [ Read More ]

Starmen - Welcome To My World Album Music Review

Starmen: Welcome To My World

Melodic Hard Rock
3.5/5.0

I know what you're thinking. You take one look at the Starmen band photo below and think, a KISS cover band. WTF? And with all the band members sporting Paul Stanley's ... [ Read More ]

Robert Hart - Pure Album Music Review

Robert Hart: Pure

AOR/Melodic Rock
4.5/5.0

Robert Hart may not quite be a "household" name in melodic hard rock for some readers, but you do know him. The English vocalist and guitarist has performed ... [ Read More ]

Waiting For Monday - 2020 Self-titled Debut Album Music Review

Waiting For Monday: Waiting For Monday

AOR Melodic Hard Rock
4.5/5.0

Hailing from Los Angeles, and discovered by vocalist Jeff Scott Soto, Waiting For Monday was created by vocalist Rudy Cardenas and guitarist August Zadra ... [ Read More ]

Seven Spires - Emerald Seas Music Review

Seven Spires: Emerald Seas

Melodic/Symphonic/Power Metal
4.0/5.0

With band members hailing from various American states, Seven Spires was formed in 2013 by students attending the internationally known and respected ... [ Read More ]

Psychotic Waltz - The God-Shaped Void Music Review

Psychotic Waltz: The God-Shaped Void

Progressive Metal
5.0/5.0

Perhaps more well-known in the European theater, San Diego based Psychotic Waltz had a prolific musical career between 1986 and 1997. Between 1990 and 1996 ... [ Read More ]

Re-Machined - Wheels Of Time Music Review

Re-Machined: Wheels Of Time

Traditional Heavy Metal
3.5/5.0

Rising from Germany, Re-Machined is a new metal band formed by five seasoned and experienced musicians from Rhein-Main in 2017. In the following year they ... [ Read More ]

Pain City - Rock And Roll Hearts Music Review

Pain City: Rock And Roll Hearts

Speed Metal Rock
3.0/5.0

In a mere 13 months after their last album, Norway's Pain City, lead by former Carburetors guitarist Stian Krogh, returns with their third studio album, Rock And Roll Hearts ... [ Read More ]


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Read the West Bound: Volume I Music Review

Guitarist and producer Roy Z has been busy as of late. He created heavy metal act Spirits Of Fire, producing their debut album which dropped this month from Frontiers Records. Now he returns as both guitar player ... [ 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.