AOTM January 2024
Read the The Rods: Rattle The Cage Album Review

The Rods. They are American heavy metal legends. By definition, they're a classic power trio. The Rods were founded in 1980 by David "Rock" Feinstein* (g,v) (Feinstein had played in Elf with his cousin ... [ Read More ]

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Honeymoon Suite - Alive Album Review

Honeymoon Suite: Alive

AOR Melodic Hard Rock

Afew weeks ago, I was at one of my favorite independent record stores, Lititz Music Company, digging through their vinyl collection. In a small section, labeled ... [ Read More ]

James Durbin - Screaming Steel Album Review

Durbin: Screaming Steel

Traditional Heavy Metal

James Durbin made his return to "pure heavy metal" (as he phrased it) with his eponymous project Durbin and first album The Beast Awakens in 2021. This came after ... [ Read More ]

Smoking Snakes - Danger Zone Album Review

Smoking Snakes: Danger Zone

Heavy Metal (Sleaze) Rock

From the fertile musical soil of Gothenburg, Smoking Snakes arrives with their debut full-length studio album, Danger Zone. Preceding this, the quartet dropped ... [ Read More ]

Revolution Saints - Against The Winds Album Review

Revolution Saints: Against The Winds

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR

Nine months from releasing the respected fourth album Eagle Flight, Deen Castronovo (Journey, Generation Radio) returns with his Revolution Saints and their ... [ Read More ]

Striker - Ultrapower Album Review

Striker: Ultrapower

Traditional Heavy Metal

We return to Canada to hear from Edmonton band Striker, now in their second decade of making heavy metal. Their last studio album was 2018's Play To Win which ... [ Read More ]

Show N Tell - The Ritual Has Begun Album Review

Show N Tell: The Ritual Has Begun

Traditional Heavy/Speed Metal

Hailing from the American southwest, Show N Tell was created in 2019 by guitarist and vocalist Dave Rodriguez (Twelve Gates) in Phoenix, Arizona. The band features ... [ Read More ]

Robert Hart - Circus Life Album Review

Robert Hart: Circus Life

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR

Rolling Stone magazine has called Robert Hart "rock's most versatile substitute frontman." Why? He's been around the block more than a few times. Hart has been tapped ... [ Read More ]

Corvus - Immortals Album Review

Corvus: Immortals

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR

Formed more than a decade ago, Corvus hails from England. The quintet dropped their debut album Chasing Miracles nine years to some acclaim from critics and ... [ Read More ]

Caligula's Horse - Charcoal Grace Album Review

Caligula's Horse: Charcoal Grace

Progressive Metal

Australian prog veterans Caligula's Horse returns after a four year absence with their sixth recording, Charcoal Grace. But the absence wasn't an intentional one ... [ Read More ]

Grand - Second To None Album Review

Grand: Second To None

AOR Melodic Rock

Emerging from the fertile melodic rock soil of Sweden, Grand was formed in 2022 by award-winning singer and songwriter Mattias Olofsson as trio including guitarist ... [ Read More ]

Neal Morse - The Restoration - Joseph - Part Two Album Review

Neal Morse: The Restoration - Joseph - Part Two

Melodic Progressive Rock

And now for the conclusion of the story. Neal Morse brought us the first part of his story of the Biblical character Joseph last August (2023) with The Dreamer - Joseph ... [ Read More ] - New fiction, crime fiction by Craig Hartranft
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Read the All My Shadows: Eerie Monsters Album Review

All My Shadows is a new venture from some musicians you may find familiar. The principal founders are Vanden Plas members Stephan Lill (guitarist) and Andy Kuntz (vocals) from progressive metal band Vanden ... [ 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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