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Read the New Horizon: Gate Of The Gods Album Review

With origins in AOR melodic hard rock band H.E.A.T., vocalist Erik Gronwall and songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Jona Tee have partnered to create New Horizon, a new melodic power metal band ... [ Read More ]

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Jones Street - Out Of The Gutter Album Review

Jones Street: Out Of The Gutter

Heavy Metal Rock

Eonian Records brings us another long-forgotten band from the classic hard rock and metal days of the Eighties Sunset Strip. Hailing from LA, Jones Street was ... [ Read More ]

Ironflame - Where Madness Dwells Album Review

Ironflame: Where Madness Dwells

Heavy Power Metal

We end June with the beginning of July. Friday, July 1st brings the release of the latest and fourth Ironflame studio album Where Madness Dwell. To jump start ... [ Read More ]

Charlotte - 2022 Self-titled Release Album Review

Charlotte: Charlotte

Melodic Hard Rock

This month, to the digital pages of Dangerdog Music Reviews, we welcome back American archival label Eonian Records with a new archival release from LA's Charlotte ... [ Read More ]

Wayward Sons - Score Settled EP Album Review

Wayward Sons: Score Settled EP

Melodic Hard Rock

On the heels of last year's studio album, Even Up The Score, England's Wayward Sons offers fans a Summer gift: a new seven song EP from the band, aptly titled ... [ Read More ]

Vypera - Eat Your Heart Out Album Review

Vypera: Eat Your Heart Out

Melodic Metal Rock

At the official start of Summer, we welcome a new band from the Swedish rock scene: Vypera. Started in 2016 under a different name, the band made the rounds ... [ Read More ]

Iconic - Second Skin Album Review

Iconic: Second Skin

Melodic Heavy Metal Rock

Once more we bandy about that word "supergroup." Frontiers Music is well-known for developing collaborative projects featuring select talented musicians. Iconic is ... [ Read More ]

Jorn Lande - Over The Horizon Radar Album Review

Jorn Lande: Over The Horizon Radar

Melodic Heavy Metal Rock

Is it just me: but when did Norwegian vocalist Jorn Lande evolving into looking like a heavy metal Kenny Rogers? Must be the gray hair. All kidding aside ... [ Read More ]

Chaos Magic - Emerge Album Review

Chaos Magic: Emerge

Melodic Heavy Power Metal

Here is a project in evolution. When first encountered in 2015, the project was labeled Chaos Magic featuring Caterina Nix and Timo Tolkki. The latter had discovered ... [ Read More ]

Venus 5 - 2022 Debut Album Review

Venus 5: Venus 5

Melodic Metal Rock

Well then. The famous all girl group. A staple of music history that dates back to the Fifties. I think: The Supremes, Martha And The Vandellas, or The Ronettes ... [ Read More ]

The Tangent - Songs From The Hard Shoulder Album Review

The Tangent: Songs From The Hard Shoulder

Melodic Progressive Rock

As most fans of classic progressive know, the genre has a rich history. A history that dates back to the 1960's. One of the most influential elements in early progressive ... [ Read More ]

Seventh Wonder - The Testament Album Review

Seventh Wonder: The Testament

Melodic Progressive Metal

Only a mere four years ago, and before the COVID pandemic, Sweden's Seventh Wonder surprised fans by returning with a new studio album. Tiara was the band's ... [ Read More ]

Grace - Hope Album Review

Grace: Hope

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR

Grace is a new band formed by and around Isra Ramos, an accomplished vocalist, songwriter, and producer from Spain. If you have heard of the fellow, that's terrific ... [ Read More ]

Bloody Heels - Rotten Romance Album Review

Bloody Heels: Rotten Romance

Melodic Metal Rock/AOR

From little Latvia, Bloody Heels made their first appearance in 2014 with their EP Summer Nights. Two long-players would follow. The most recent from 2020 ... [ Read More ] - New fiction, crime fiction by Craig Hartranft
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Read the Lunar Shadow: Wish To Leave Album Review

Almost two years from the quite successful The Smokeless Fires, Lunar Shadow returns with their third long player, Wish To Leave. Created and guided by guitar savant Max Birbaum, the album finds ... [ 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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