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Read the Crowne: Operation Phoenix Album Review

Only two years ago, Swedish band Crowne hit the ground running with their superb debut album, Kings Of The North. The band, started by keyboardist and producer Jona Tee (H.E.A.T.), also features stalwarts ... [ Read More ]

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Khymera - Hold Your Ground Album Review

Khymera: Hold Your Ground

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR

Now firmly at the helm, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69, et al) returns with the sixth Khymera album ... [ Read More ]

Infinite & Divine - Ascendancy Album Review

Infinite & Divine: Ascendancy

Melodic Metal Rock

2023 welcomes the return of Swedish band Infinite & Divine, formed by guitarist/songwriter/producer Jan Ã…kesson and vocalist Tezzi (a/k/a Terese Persson) in 2019 ... [ Read More ]

eMolecule - The Architect Album Review

eMolecule: The Architect

Progressive Rock/Metal

eMolecule marks the return of the collaboration between two multi-instrumentalist and friends, former Sound of Contact members Simon Collins and Kelly Nordstrom ... [ Read More ]

Girish & The Chronicles - Back On Earth - Reissue Album Review

Girish & The Chronicles: Back On Earth (Reissue)

Heavy Metal Rock

If you recall, about a year ago many of us were first introduced to Girish & The Chronicles (GATC) when they dropped their Frontiers Music debut album ... [ Read More ]

Arctic Rain - Unity Album Review

Arctic Rain: Unity

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR

With roots going back five years, Arctic Rain began as collaboration of songwriter/keyboardist Pete Alpenborg, guitarist Magnus Berglund, and singer Tobias Jonsson ... [ Read More ]

Electric Mob - 2 Make U Cry & Dance Album Review

Electric Mob: 2 Make U Cry & Dance

Heavy Rock

Almost three years ago, as the COVID pandemic was in full steam, Electric Mob dropped their debut album Discharge. The Brazilian band features native son ... [ Read More ]

Crowne - Operation Phoenix Album Review

Crowne: Operation Phoenix

Melodic Metal Rock

Only two years ago, Swedish band Crowne hit the ground running with their superb debut album, Kings Of The North. The band, started by keyboardist/producer ... [ Read More ]

Ronnie Romero - Raised On Heavy Radio Album Review

Ronnie Romero: Raised On Heavy Radio

Heavy Metal Rock (Covers)

Not unlike his contemporary and peer Jorn Lande several years ago, vocalist Ronnie Romero has been regaling us with his covers of classic rock and metal. Last year he ... [ Read More ]

Ten - Something Wicked This Way Comes Album Review

Ten: Something Wicked This Way Comes

Melodic Hard Rock

When the COVID hit and the world went into lockdown, many musical artists and bands found that this was not the worst of scenarios. It gave them to time to ... [ Read More ]

Riverside - ID.Entity Album Review

Riverside: ID.Entity

Melodic Progressive Rock

Bands like Riverside are one the reasons I still love progressive rock and, quite possibly, continue to write music reviews. The band from Warsaw is one of the most ... [ Read More ]

Issa - Lights Of Japan Album Review

Issa: Lights Of Japan

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR

It's hard to believe but Issa Oversveen has been releasing solo albums for over 12 years, beginning with her debut Signs Of Angels in 2012. And I've reviewed ... [ Read More ]

Heroes And Monsters 2023 Debut Album Review

Heroes And Monsters: Heroes And Monsters

Hard & Heavy Rock

In the tradition of bands like ZZ Top, On Top, The Ferrymen, or The Rods, we welcome a new power trio: Heroes And Monsters. The band features three friends and ... [ Read More ]

Big City - Sunwind Sails Album Review

Big City: Sunwind Sails

Melodic Metal Rock

After a very nice holiday hiatus, Dangerdog Music Reviews returns in 2023. Our first review is a fine one. From Norway, Big City returns with their latest ... [ Read More ]

Tommy DeCarlo - Dancing In The Moonlight Album Review

Tommy DeCarlo: Dancing In The Moonlight

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR

The last we heard from vocalist Tommy DeCarlo was in 2020 when he introduced us to his eponymous band DeCarlo (featuring his son on guitar) and debut album ... [ Read More ] - New fiction, crime fiction by Craig Hartranft
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Read the Praying Mantis: Katharsis Album Review

An English institution going way back (1973) prior to th New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWoBHM), Praying Mantis has been delivering new albums, sometimes sporadically, since 1990. Moreover, the band ... [ Read More ]

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