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Read the Read the Ronnie Atkins - One Shot Album Review

You probably best know Ronnie Atkins as the founder and longtime vocalist of Denmark's Pretty Maids, which celebrates their 40th anniversary this year. But did you know Atkins has been battling cancer ... [ Read More ]

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Secret Sphere - Lifeblood Music Review

Secret Sphere: Lifeblood

Melodic/Progressive/Power Metal
4.5/5.0

Long serving Italian metal band Secret Sphere will soon be celebrating their 25th anniversary. Formed in 1997 by guitarist Aldo Lonobile, the band has consistently ... [ Read More ]

Ronnie Atkins - One Shot Music Review

Ronnie Atkins: One Shot

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
5.0/5.0

You probably best know Ronnie Atkins as the founder and longtime vocalist of Denmark's Pretty Maids, which celebrates their 40th anniversary this year. But did ... [ Read More ]

Phallax - Lex Concordia Music Review

Phallax: Lex Concordia

Traditional Heavy Metal
3.5/5.0

Hailing from the Stuttgart area of Germany, Phallax was conceived nearly 17 years ago as a cover band. Finding writing their original songs to be more interesting ... [ Read More ]

Orden Ogan - Final Days Music Review

Orden Ogan: Final Days

Power Metal
4.0/5.0

Much to my surprise, it's been nearly four years since we've heard from German metal icons Orden Ogan. But it's no surprise. 2017's dark American ... [ Read More ]

Issa Oversveen - Queen Of Broken Hearts Music Review

Issa: Queen Of Broken Hearts

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.0/5.0

Almost like clockwork, every three years, Norwegian vocalist Issa Oversveen offers listeners a new studio album. Queen Of Broken Hearts is her sixth recording ... [ Read More ]

Magnus Karlsson - Heart Healer - The Metal Opera Music Review

Magnus Karlsson: Heart Healer

Symphonic/Melodic/Power Metal
4.5/5.0

The ambitious and ubiquitous composer, producer, and guitarist Magnus Karlsson returns with another new project. Like he doesn't have enough to do during the past ... [ Read More ]

Gary Hughes - Waterside Music Review

Gary Hughes: Waterside

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.0/5.0

2021 will be a landmark year for British vocalist and songwriter Gary Hughes. The long serving Ten singer will release his first solo album in more than 14 years, Waterside ... [ Read More ]

Chez Kane - 2021 Self-titled Debut Album Music Review

Chez Kane: Chez Kane

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.5/5.0

British vocalist Chez Kane is introduced to us by Crazy Lixx vocalist, guitarist, and producer Danny Rexon who, with backing of Frontiers Music, has gone scouting about ... [ Read More ]

Black Diamonds - No-Tell Hotel Music Review

Black Diamonds: No-Tell Hotel

Melodic Hard Rock
3.5/5.0

No-Tell Hotel marks the return of veteran Swiss rockers, Black Diamonds. Though the quartet has been absent from the studio since 2017's Once Upon A Time ... [ Read More ]

Walk The Walk 2021 Self-titled Debut Music Review

Walk The Walk: Walk The Walk

Melodic Metal Rock
3.0/5.0

Walk The Walk is a new American band featuring vocalist J Adler and multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer Paul Alfery. Their association came by their mutual ... [ Read More ]


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Read the Harem Scarem: Change The World Album Review

Whoa. Thirty years. That's how long Canada's Harem Scarem has been in the melodic hard rock game. Well, that's excepting a small name change in Canada to Rubber in 1999 for two albums under ... [ 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.