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Read the Read the Resurrection Kings: Skygazer Album Review

The summer of 2021 marks the return of Resurrection Kings, founded by songwriter and guitarist Craig Goldy and featuring vocalist Chas West and veteran drummer Vinnie Appice. Most constant readers will ... [ Read More ]

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Rian - Twenty Three Album Review

Rian: Twenty-Three

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.5/5.0

The history of Swedish melodic rock band Rian begins in 2017 with their self-released, independent, debut album Out To The Darkness, which received favorable ... [ Read More ]

Resurrection Kings - Skygazer Album Review

Resurrection Kings: Skygazer

Heavy Metal Rock
4.5/5.0

The summer of 2021 marks the return of Resurrection Kings, founded by songwriter and guitarist Craig Goldy and featuring vocalist Chas West and veteran ... [ Read More ]

Inner Stream - Stain The Sea Album Review

Inner Stream: Stain The Sea

Melodic Metal Hybrid
3.5/5.0

Arriving from Argentina, Inner Stream is the creation of principal songwriter and vocalist Inés Vera-Ortiz, who got her start in various local power metal bands ... [ Read More ]

Heaven & Earth - V Album Review

Heaven & Earth: V

Melodic Hard Rock
4.5/5.0

While Heaven & Earth has revolved around its creator, songwriter, and guitarist Stuart Smith, its also been an ever evolving band. For the 2000 debut, it was Smith ... [ Read More ]

Big City - Testify X Album Review

Big City: Testify X

Melodic Hard Rock
4.0/5.0

Hailing from Norway, Big City is a not-so-new band established by guitarist and songwriter Daniel Olaisen (Scariot) better than seven years ago. Olaisen recruited ... [ Read More ]

Toby Hitchcock - Changes Album Review

Toby Hitchcock: Changes

AOR/Melodic Hard Rock
4.5/5.0

While Pride Of Lions and World Stage is on a minor hiatus, vocalist Toby Hitchcock returns with his third solo album, Changes, the second in two years ... [ Read More ]

Hardline - Heart, Mind And Soul Album Review

Hardline: Heart, Mind And Soul

Melodic Metal Rock
4.0/5.0

Still guided by original member and vocalist Johnny Gioeli, Hardline enters its thirteth year of music with their seventh album, Heart, Mind And Soul. Hardline has ... [ Read More ]

Pharaoh - The Powers That Be Album Review

Pharaoh: The Powers That Be

Heavy/Power Metal
4.0/5.0

Where have they been? Or nine years in the making? We last heard from Pharaoh, created by High Spirits and Professor Black drummer Chris Black, 12 years ago with ... [ Read More ]

Kent Hilli - The Rumble Album Review

Kent Hilli: The Rumble

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
5.0/5.0

Okay. So I've been waiting for this album with some anticipation. Why? Kent Hilli is the vocalist for Sweden's Perfect Plan, perhaps one of my favorite Swedish melodic ... [ Read More ]


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Read the Pinnacle Point: Symphony Of Mind Album Review

Kansas. Not the state in America. Kansas the band. That's who Pinnacle Point reminds me of. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Pinnacle Point was founded by Danish guitarist Torben Enevoldsen (Fate ... [ 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. RIP 17.07.2020 You were loved. Be at peace, Lily.

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