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Read the Leverage: Above The Beyond Album Review

In 2018, after a substantial absence, Finland's Leverage regrouped and resurrected with a new band featuring a new vocalist, Kimmo Blom (ex-Urban Tale, Raskasta Joulua) and a new second guitarist ... [ Read More ]

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U.D.O. - Game Over Album Review

U.D.O.: Game Over

Heavy Metal
4.5/5.0

Many words come to mind when describing vocalist and songwriter Udo Dirkschneider: legend, icon, and prolific heavy metal artist. If Udo were English, instead ... [ Read More ]

Burning Point - Arsonist Of The Soul Album Review

Burning Point: Arsonist Of The Soul

Heavy Power Metal
4.0/5.0

I've followed Finland's Burning Point with some interest for nearly 15 years. The metal band, founded by guitarist Pete Ahonen, has had a long and successful career ... [ Read More ]

Caravan - It's None Of Your Business Album Review

Caravan: It's None Of Your Business

Melodic Progressive Rock
4.5/5.0

Considering a new Caravan album may require a little history for some readers, especially if you're under the age of thirty. The English rock band has its origins in ... [ Read More ]

Heartland - Into The Future Album Review

Heartland: Into The Future

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.5/5.0

Vocalist Chris Ousey is a bit of an enigmatic fellow. He seems to live in the shadows of the melodic rock world, only to appear when feels it's necessary to do so ... [ Read More ]

Leverage - Above The Beyond Album Review

Leverage: Above The Beyond

Melodic Progressive Metal Rock
5.0/5.0

In 2018, after a substantial absence, Finland's Leverage regrouped and resurrected with a new band featuring a new vocalist, Kimmo Blom (ex-Urban Tale ... [ Read More ]

Lords Of Black - Alchemy Of Souls, Pt. 2 Album Review

Lords Of Black: Alchemy Of Souls, Pt. 2

Melodic/Heavy/Power Metal
4.0/5.0

Apparently, Lords Of Black's principal songwriter and guitarist Tony Hernando had many more songs in mind when the band released last year's Alchemy Of Souls, Pt. 1 ... [ Read More ]

The Grandmaster - Skywards Album Review

The Grandmaster: Skywards

Melodic Heavy Power Metal
4.0/5.0

My first thought was, with a name like Devoid, they must be a black or death metal band. But no. Formed some four years ago by French guitar wizard Shad Mae, and ... [ Read More ]

Devoid - Lonely Eye Movement Album Review

Devoid: Lonely Eye Movement

Melodic Progressive Metal
4.5/5.0

My first thought was, with a name like Devoid, they must be a black or death metal band. But no. Formed some four years ago by French guitar wizard Shad Mae, and ... [ Read More ]

Wayward Sons - Even Up The Score Album Review

Wayward Sons: Even Up The Score

Melodic Hard Rock
4.5/5.0

There's a great many things to like about October: the coming of Fall foliage, Halloween candy, and the release of the new Wayward Sons album, Even Up The Score ... [ Read More ]

Houston - IV Album Review

Houston: IV

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.0/5.0

Sweden's Houston is another fine AOR band making their return to the studio after a significant, but short, absence. Their previous album III dropped in 2017 ... [ Read More ]


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Read the Imperium: Heaven Or Hell Album Review

Fluent in musical genres from rock to jazz to metal, drummer Mika Brushane also has a successful solo project known as Imperium. Brushane writes all the music and lyrics, then plays drums, bass, keyboards ... [ 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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