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Read the Read the Hell In The Club: Hell Of Fame Album Review

When they aren't working their main gigs, vocalist Dave Moras from Elvenking and bassist Andy Buratto from Secret Sphere and Eternal Idol find time to record a new Hell In The Club album. They do this ... [ Read More ]

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Torch - Reignited Music Review

Torch: Reignited

Heavy Metal
4.0/5.0

Now for a trip into yesteryear. Sweden's Torch arrived on the blossoming NWoBHM scene in 1980. The rowdy crew ignited the metal realm with an EP and two ... [ Read More ]

The Waymaker 2020 Debut Music Review

The Waymaker: The Waymaker

Melodic Power Metal
4.0/5.0

Formed a mere year ago, The Waymaker reunites vocalist Christian Liljegren with multi-instrumentalist and composer Jani Stefanovic. The duo worked together with ... [ Read More ]

Elmsfire - Wings Of Reckoning Music Review

Elmsfire: Wings Of Reckoning

Heavy Metal
4.0/5.0

Formed more than 10 years ago by guitarist and friends Germano Sanna and Doro, Elmsfire has had a history of sporadic output and many personnel changes ... [ Read More ]

Blazon Rite - Dulce Bellum Inexpertis EP Music Review

Blazon Rite: Dulce Bellum Inexpertis EP

Heavy Metal
3.5/5.0

Dangerdog Music Review is always happy to review and promote new bands, especially when they arrive from our native Pennsylvania. Hailing from Philadelphia ... [ Read More ]

Brother Firetribe - Feel The Burn Music Review

Brother Firetribe: Feel The Burn

AOR Melodic Hard Rock
5.0/5.0

While their album releases have been a bit spotty over time, Finland's Bother Firetribe is soon approaching a milestone since their 2002 beginnings: 20 years in ... [ Read More ]

Winter's Verge - The Ballad Of James Tig Music Review

Winter's Verge: The Ballad Of James Tig

Symphonic Metal
3.5/5.0

Though I have not heard from Winter's Verge since 2012's Beyond Vengeance, the Cyprian band has continued to be active in the European metal underground ... [ Read More ]

The Progressive Souls Collective - Sonic Birth Music Review

Progressive Souls Collective: Sonic Birth

Progressive Metal
4.0/5.0

The Progressive Souls Collective and the debut album, Sonic Birth, is the brainchild of German guitarist Florian Zepf. It's an ambitious and massive recording of modern ... [ Read More ]

Night - Hight Tides Distant Skies Music Review

Night: Hight Tides Distant Skies

Melodic Heavy Guitar Rock
4.0/5.0

Soon to celebrate 10 years in the business, Sweden's Night returns with their fourth long player High Tides Distant Skies. It follows on the heels of Night, a 7" EP release ... [ Read More ]

Neal Morse - Sola Gratia Music Review

Neal Morse: Sola Gratia

Melodic Progressive Rock
4.5/5.0

Multi-instrumentalist, prolific composer, and pastor Neal Morse returns with a new solo album, Sola Gratia (latin: grace alone). Much like Sola Scriptura, a concept ... [ Read More ]

Simon Collins - Becoming Human Music Review

Simon Collins: Becoming Human

Synth Electronica Rock
No Score

I didn't know who Simon Collins is, or that he is the son of iconic drummer Phil Collins, and that he has had a rather ambitious, intriguing, yet somewhat sporadic recording ... [ Read More ]

Rikard Sjoblom's Gungfly - Alone Together Music Review

Rikard Sjoblom's Gungfly: Alone Together

Melodic Progressive Rock
4.5/5.0

When he's not recording and performing with British act Big Big Train, composer and multi-instrumentalist Rikard Sjoblom finds time write music for his Gungfly project ... [ Read More ]

Rising Steel - Fight Them All Music Review

Rising Steel: Fight Them All

Heavy/Power/Thrash Metal
3.5/5.0

At the foot of the French Alps lies the city of Grenoble, sometimes known as "Capital Of The Alps." It's also the home of metal band Rising Steel. Formed some eight ... [ Read More ]

Perfect Plan - Time For A Miracle Music Review

Perfect Plan: Time For A Miracle

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
5.0/5.0

In 2018, Sweden's Perfect Plan burst on the music scene with their "killer no filler" debut album, All Rise. The band's fine combination of melodic hard rock and ... [ Read More ]

Landfall - The Turning Point Music Review

Landfall: The Turning Point

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.0/5.0

The origins of Landfall start with Brazilian band W.I.L.D. formed by long time friends drummer Felipe Souzza and guitarist Marcelo Gelbcke who have been playing ... [ Read More ]

Hell In The Club - Hell Of Fame Music Review

Hell In The Club: Hell Of Fame

Melodic Heavy Metal Rock
4.5/5.0

When they aren't working their main gigs, vocalist Dave Moras from Elvenking and bassist Andy Buratto from Secret Sphere and Eternal Idol find time to record a new Hell ... [ Read More ]


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In his last teen year, composer and multi-instrumentalist Jack Kirby (not to be confused with legendary comic book artist) created Ark Ascent, an evolving progressive metal band. Evolving is to say that Kirby ... [ Read More ]

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