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Read the Grand 2022 Debut Album Review

Arriving from the Stockholm area, Grand is a new project begun by experienced Swedish singer and songwriter Mattias Olofsson. After some 20 years in the business, Mr Olofsson wanted to create his own AOR project ... [ Read More ]

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Blackrain - Untamed Album Review

Blackrain: Untamed

Melodic Metal Sleaze Rock

France's Blackrain has been circling the hard rock and metal universe since 2003, starting as a heavy power metal band. At some point, the band shifted genre gears ... [ Read More ]

Threshold - Dividing Lines Album Review

Threshold: Dividing Lines

Melodic Progressive Metal

From their first demo in 1989 to the present day, England's Threshold has had an illustrious and consistent career, making them both veterans and icons in the ... [ Read More ]

The Roads - Simple Man Album Review

The Roads: Simple Man

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR

The origins of The Roads has us returning to Escape Music and Khalil Turk's Turkish Delight album. Turk need some guitar work for the song Get Out Of Hear, so he ... [ Read More ]

Rising Steel - Beyond The Gates Of Hell Album Review

Rising Steel: Beyond The Gates Of Hell

Heavy/Power/Thrash Metal

Hailing from the Alpine area of France, Rising Steel arrives with their new studio album, Beyond The Gates Of Hell. Active now for nearly a decade, the band has delivered ... [ Read More ]

Arc Of Life - Don't Look Down Album Review

Arc Of Life: Don't Look Down

Melodic Progressive Rock

Some 21 months past, Arc Of Life appeared with eponymous debut album. The band is the creation of composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Billy ... [ Read More ]

Enemy Eyes - History's Hand Album Review

Enemy Eyes: History's Hand

Melodic Heavy Metal Rock

Always a busy fellow, American vocalist Johnny Gioeli returns with a new musical project, Enemy Eyes. Most fans will know Gioeli from his work with Hardline ... [ Read More ]

Autograph - Beyond Album Review

Autograph: Beyond

Melodic Hard Rock

By now, most fans of classic rock know of the passing of Autograph founding member and bassist Randy Rand last April. Rand was finishing up the production of ... [ Read More ]

Ring Of Fire - Gravity Album Review

Ring Of Fire: Gravity

Neo-classical Heavy Metal

Since Ring Of Fire has not released a studio album since 2014's Battle Of Leningrad, we'll need to do some catch up. Ring Of Fire is a project of long-serving metal ... [ Read More ]

Mantric Momentum - Trial By Fire Album Review

Mantric Momentum: Trial By Fire

Melodic Heavy/Progressive Metal

Like a comic book superhero, every band has an origin story. Mantric Momentum's creation extends back better than ten years, when Norwegian songwriter and ... [ Read More ]

Galderia - Endless Horizon Album Review

Galderia: Endless Horizon

Melodic Power Metal

Not exactly a one-off band but France's Galderia has been missing in action from the studio for more than five years. Their last recording was 2017's Return of the ... [ Read More ]

Enuff Z'Nuff - Finer Than Sin Album Review

Enuff Z'Nuff: Finer Than Sin

Melodic Power Pop Rock

The resilient rock band Enuff Z'Nuff, founded by vocalist and bassist Chip Z'nuff in 1984, continues their musical career with their seventeenth studio album, Finer ... [ Read More ]

About Us - 2022 Debut Album Review

About Us: About Us

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR

As an American and Westerner, when somebody mentions India, strange, unusual, and sometimes humorous things come to mind. Bollywood and poverty. Class ... [ Read More ] - New fiction, crime fiction by Craig Hartranft
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Read the Leverage: Above The Beyond Album Review

In 2018, after a substantial absence, Finland's Leverage regrouped and resurrected with a new band featuring a new vocalist, Kimmo Blom (ex-Urban Tale, Raskasta Joulua) and a new second guitarist ... [ 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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