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Read the Read the Dukes Of The Orient: Freakshow Review

I was really hoping Dukes Of The Orient, featuring vocalist John Payne and keyboard player Eric Norlander, would not be a one-off project. Their 2018 self-titled debut album was pretty fandamntastic ... [ Read More ]

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Simon Says - Spin This - Reissue Music Review

Simon Says: Spin This (Reissue)

Melodic Rock/AOR
4.5/5.0

Perhaps relatively unknown to many melodic rock fans, Simon Says was a band from Canada's Quebec province which had some success in their native country ... [ Read More ]

Ramos - My Many Sides Music Review

Ramos: My Many Sides

Melodic Heavy Rock
3.5/5.0

Perhaps quite not the proverbial "household name" in the melodic hard rock world, but you do know guitarist Josh Ramos. He was part of the Nineties supergroup ... [ Read More ]

Lionville - Magic Is Alive Music Review

Lionville: Magic Is Alive

AOR Melodic Rock
4.0/5.0

Established a decade ago by guitarist and songwriter Stefano Lionetti, Lionville has delivered three successful studio albums. 2017's A World Of Fools found the ... [ Read More ]

Dukes Of The Orient - Freakshow Music Review

Dukes Of The Orient: Freakshow

Melodic Progressive Rock/AOR
5.0/5.0

I was really hoping Dukes Of The Orient, featuring vocalist John Payne and keyboard player Eric Norlander, would not be a one-off project. Their 2018 self-titled debut album ... [ Read More ]

Black Rose Maze 2020 Debut Music Review

Black Rose Maze: Black Rose Maze

Melodic Hard Rock
4.0/5.0

The voice propelling new musical project Black Rose Maze is Canadian singer and songwriter Rosa Laricchiuta. Ms Laricchiuta has quite the pedigree: performing ... [ Read More ]

Thundermother - Heat Wave Music Review

Thundermother: Heat Wave

Hard Rock
4.5/5.0

The last I heard from Sweden's Thundermother was their 2015 debut album Road Fever. The female quartet remained busy releasing another album quickly, Rock N Roll ... [ Read More ]

Stormzone - Ignite The Machine Music Review

Stormzone: Ignite The Machine

Heavy/Power Metal
4.5/5.0

Hailing from Ireland and formed in 2004 by vocalist John "Harv" Harbinson, Stormzone has had a consistent album output since 2006. My last experience with the band ... [ Read More ]

Starblind - Black Bubbling Ooze Music Review

Starblind: Black Bubbling Ooze

Traditional Heavy Metal
4.0/5.0

Channeling the spirit of Iron Maiden and all things NWoBHM, Sweden's Starblind returns with their fourth and latest studio album, Black Bubbling Ooze. I'm not sure ... [ Read More ]

High Spirits - Hard To Stop Music Review

High Spirits: Hard To Stop

Melodic Hard Rock
4.0/5.0

Formed and led by the indomitable and prolific songwriter Chris "The Professor" Black, High Spirits returns with their sixth studio album, Hard To Stop. Mixing the ... [ Read More ]

Arctic Rain - The One Music Review

Arctic Rain: The One

Melodic Hard Rock
4.5/5.0

Arriving from Sweden, Arctic Rain is new band featuring songwriter and keyboard player Pete Alpenborg, who has worked with many familiar rock acts such as ... [ Read More ]


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Read the Spread Eagle: Subway To The Stars Album Review

Once more we trip back to the early Nineties to revisit another American hard rock band. Spread Eagle rose from the mean streets of New York City to offer, what many called, East Coast Street Metal. The ... [ 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.