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Read the Read the Liquid Steel: Mountains Of Madness Album Review

It it were not for a recent email from the band, I probably would have missed out on Liquid Steel's latest and third long player, Mountains Of Madness. That would have been a tragedy. Thanks guys. But I'm getting ... [ Read More ]

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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 ]

Crowne - Kings Of The North Album Review

Crowne: Kings Of The North

Melodic Heavy Metal Rock
4.5/5.0

Sweden has always been a bastion for melodic hard rock and heavy metal bands, and musicians of tremendous talent. So, here's the new band Crowne which ... [ Read More ]

Chalice Of Sin - 2021 Self-titled Debut Album Review

Chalice Of Sin: Chalice Of Sin

Heavy/Power Metal
3.5/5.0

Hailing from the burg of New Castle in Pennsylvania, not far from the Ohio border, vocalist Wade Black has been a veteran in the heavy metal underground for better ... [ Read More ]

Timo Tolkki's Avalon - The Enigma Birth Album Review

Timo Tolkki's Avalon: The Enigma Birth

Symphonic Power Metal
4.5/5.0

With an album title that sounds like the name of the latest James Rollins' novel, guitarist, songwriter, and producer Timo Tolkki returns with his Avalon project on the ... [ Read More ]

Terra Odium - Ne Plus Ultra Album Review

Terra Odium: Ne Plus Ultra

Progressive Metal
4.0/5.0

When a band name and/or album title flirt with Latin, or the album art is a dark perplexing maze-like image, you know you're dealing with progressive music. Such is ... [ Read More ]

Helloween - 2021 Self-titled Album Review

Helloween: Helloween

Melodic/Heavy/Power Metal
5.0/5.0

Pumpkinheads rejoice! What began in 2016 with guitarist Kai Hansen and vocalist Michael Kiske rejoining Helloween as Pumpkinheads United, continues in 2021 ... [ Read More ]

Dennis DeYoung - 26 East Vol. 2 Album Review

Dennis DeYoung: 26 East Vol. 2

AOR Melodic Rock
5.0/5.0

Last year, in the midst of a global pandemic, we saw the release of Dennis DeYoung's 26 East Vol. 1, an album that was to be his swan song of last recordings ... [ Read More ]

Brother Against Brother 2021 Debut Album Review

Brother Against Brother: Self-titled

Modern Melodic Heavy Metal
3.5/5.0

Brother Against Brother brings together two of Brazil's top vocalists, Renan Zonta (Electric Mob) and Nando Fernandes (Sinistra). The former is known for his ... [ Read More ]


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Read the Caligula's Horse: Rise Radiant Shock Album Review

With every new album, Australia's Caligula's Horse seems to go from strength to strength, expanding their creativity, gathering new fans, and entertaining new lands. On the strength of the previous 2017's ... [ 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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