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We have to dig deep, three decades, to find the origins of Atlantic, a project of songwriter, musician, and producer Simon Harrison (then Stranger, Wisht). Initially thought to be a one-off recording, Harrison ... [ Read More ]

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Ironflame - Kingdom Torn Asunder Album Review

Ironflame: Kingdom Torn Asunder

Traditional Heavy/Power Metal
4.0/5.0

Wheeling, West Virginia, is not the first place I think of being a hotbed for underground heavy metal. But that burg is the home to Andrew D'Cagna, the singer, songwriter ... [ Read More ]

Spektra - Hypnotized Album Review

Spektra: Hypnotized

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.5/5.0

Returning three years after their debut album Spektra, the creation of Brazilian vocalist BJ (Jeff Scott Soto Band, S.O.T.O., DangerAngel, Tempestt), drops their ... [ Read More ]

Palace - Reckless Heart Album Review

Palace: Reckless Heart

AOR/Melodic Rock
4.5/5.0

I recently watched the latest reboot of Eddie Murphy's Beverly Hills Cop franchise, Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F. This, in turn, led me and my wife to revisiting the ... [ Read More ]

Mr. Big - Ten Album Review

Mr. Big: Ten

Melodic Hard Rock
4.5/5.0

With a career that spans over three decades, American band Mr. Big returns with their tenth studio album, aptly titled Ten. The album arrives in the midst of their ... [ Read More ]

Dark Mile 2024 Debut Album Review

Dark Mile: Dark Mile

Hard & Heavy Metal
4.5/5.0

This review is going to start like almost every other one. US band Dark Mile is the collaboration four friends and veterans of the hard rock and heavy metal genre ... [ Read More ]

Kaipa: Sommargryningsljus Album Review

Kaipa: Sommargryningsljus

Melodic Progressive Rock
5.0/5.0

It's been over 50 years ago that keyboard player and composer Hans Lundin organized Swedish progressive rock band Kaipa. In their first decade, the band released ... [ Read More ]

Sunbomb - Light Up The Sky Album Review

Sunbomb: Light Up The Sky

Heavy Metal
4.0/5.0

Tracii Guns and Michael Sweet introduced their Sunbomb collaboration in 2021 with Evil And Divine. Their desire was to create band and write music" as a tribute ... [ Read More ]

Seven Spires - A Fortress Called Home Album Review

Seven Spires: A Fortress Called Home

Progressive Black/Death/Power Metal
No Score

Formed in 2013 by several students at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Seven Spires returns with the fourth long-player, A Fortress Called Home ... [ Read More ]

Atlantic - Another World Album Review

Atlantic: Another World

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
5.0/5.0

We have to dig deep, three decades, to find the origins of Atlantic, a project of songwriter, musician, and producer Simon Harrison (then Stranger, Wisht). Initially thought ... [ Read More ]

Xeneris - Eternal Rising Album Review

Xeneris: Eternal Rising

Melodic/Symphonic/Power Metal
4.0/5.0

With the demise of Kalidia in 2022, Italy lost one of their prominent power metal exports. Undaunted, former Kalidians composer and guitarist Federico Paolini ... [ Read More ]

New Horizon - Conquerors Album Review

New Horizon: Conquerors

Melodic/Heavy/Power Metal
5.0/5.0

Two years ago we were introduced to New Horizon, a project begun in 2020 and developed by multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer Jona Tee ... [ Read More ]

Issa - Another World Album Review

Issa: Another World

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.5/5.0

Since her debut album Signs Of Angels in 2012 vocalist Issa (Oversveen) has been dropping a new studio album faithfully every two to three years. Her latest ... [ Read More ]

Rhapsody Of Fire - Challenge The Wind Album Review

Rhapsody Of Fire: Challenge The Wind

Symphonic Power Metal
4.5/5.0

If there were a gold standard for European, specifically Italian, symphonic power metal that bar has been raised by Rhapsody Of Fire. Since created by keyboard player ... [ Read More ]


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Read the The Defiants: Drive Album Review

Where does the time go? The Defiants' last album Zokusho dropped four years. That was pre-pandemic, and the last four years have been a blur for many of us. As we know, The Defiants features past and present ... [ 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

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