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Read the Excalion: Once Upon A Time Album Review

Formed 23 years ago, Finland's Excalion has had a turbulent musical career. Before releasing a trio of albums between 2005 and 2010, they had personnel changes. Currently, only the drummer and keyboard ... [ Read More ]

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Excalion - Once Upon A Time Album Review

Excalion: Once Upon A Time

Melodic/Heavy/Power Metal

Formed 23 years ago, Finland's Excalion has had a turbulent musical career. Before releasing a trio of albums between 2005 and 2010, they had personnel changes ... [ Read More ]

RPWL - Crime Scene Album Review

RPWL: Crime Scene

Melodic Progressive Rock

It may take RPWL a few years, but the band will return with a studio. The last album, Tales From Outer Space, was a concept album with, well, tales from outer space ... [ Read More ]

Transworld Identity - Seven Worlds Album Review

Transworld Identity: Seven Worlds

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR

Arriving from Finland, the origins of Transworld Identity come from Mila Bosa, a singer in a cover band. But it wasn't enough. She aspired to write and perform original ... [ Read More ]

Stormwarning 2023 Album Review

Stormwarning: Stormwarning

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR

As his story goes, Santiago Ramonda first intended to be a guitarist, only to discover he was more inclined to singing. Ramonda would later take singing lessons ... [ Read More ]

Phantom Elite - Blue Blood Album Review

Phantom Elite: Blue Blood

Modern Melodic Heavy Metal

Featuring vocalist Marina La Torraca, Phantom Elite first appeared in 2018 with their self-released Wasteland. Three years later La Torraca would gather a ... [ Read More ]

Narnia - Ghost Town Album Review

Narnia: Ghost Town

Heavy Melodic Metal Rock

Started in 1996, Swedish band Narnia is well into their third decade of music. Established by guitarist CJ Grimmark and vocalist Christian Liljegren has been ... [ Read More ]

Redemption - I Am The Storm Album Review

Redemption: I Am The Storm

Progressive Power Metal

For most progressive music fans, Redemption needs little introduction. Hailing from Los Angeles and active since 2001, the band led by principal songwriter ... [ Read More ]

Cross Country Driver - The New Truth Album Review

Cross Country Driver: The New Truth

AOR Melodic Rock

Cross Country Driver marks the return of vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist Rob Lamothe. Fans of classic rock will remember him for his work Riverdogs, an upstart ... [ Read More ]

The Banishment - Machine And Bone Album Review

The Banishment: Machine And Bone

Heavy Experimental/Industrial Rock
No Score

George Lynch (Lynch Mob, The End Machine, ex-Dokken) as a guitarist and songwriter has always been pushing himself into greater skills and new musical endeavors ... [ Read More ]

Seventh Crystal - Wonderland Album Review

Seventh Crystal: Wonderland

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR

Wonderland marks the return of Swedish band Seventh Crystal, formed by vocalist Kristian Fyhr. Since the release of their debut album, Delirium, Fyhr has been busy ... [ Read More ]

Demons Down - I Stand Album Review

Demons Down: I Stand

Melodic Metal Rock

This Spring brings a new musical project from the Frontiers Music label, Demons Down and their debut album, I Stand. The band is a collaborative effort that features ... [ Read More ] - New fiction, crime fiction by Craig Hartranft
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Read the SPattern-Seeking Animals: Only Passing Through Album Review

I've been a huge fan of melodic progressive rock since I heard my first YES album, their epnonymous 1969. I was eleven. (You do the math.) We were basically nearing the end of the 60's hippie era thanks to shit ... [ 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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