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Sweden's Creye hit the ground at sprinting speed with their self-titled debut album in 2018. Formed by guitarist Andreas Gullstrand with a desire to revive classic AOR melodic hard rock, the ... [ Read More ]

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Labyrinth - Welcome To The Absurd Circus Music Review

Labyrinth: Welcome To The Absurd Circus

Progressive Power Metal
5.0/5.0

In 2016, Italy's Labyrinth was coaxed out of their six year recording hiatus to create a new studio album, resulting in the very fine Architecture of a God. This was ... [ Read More ]

Jason Bieler and the Baron Von Bielski Orchestra - Songs For The Apocalypse Music Review

Jason Bieler: Songs For The Apocalypse

Progressive Rock
4.0/5.0

Jason Bieler. Do you recognize that name? Honestly, I did not. His early musical days started with Florida glam metal band Saigon Kick, a rather obscure band yet ... [ Read More ]

Bite The Bullet - Black & White Music Review

Bite The Bullet: Black & White

AOR/Melodic Hard Rock
4.0/5.0

While their history is rather foggy, obscure English rock band Bite The Bullet was formed by singer songwriter Mick Benton (also vocals, guitar, bass, and keyboards) ... [ Read More ]

Holy Mother - Face This Burn Music Review

Holy Mother: Face This Burn

Heavy Metal
3.0/5.0

Eighteen years in the making, Face This Burn marks the return of Long Island's Holy Mother. Formed even longer ago, in 1994, today's Holy Mother reunites ... [ Read More ]

Generation Steel - The Eagle Wil Rise Music Review

Generation Steel: The Eagle Wil Rise

Heavy/Speed Metal
3.0/5.0

Formed in 2019, Generation Steel is a new German metal band created by rhythm guitarist Jack The Riffer (ex- Bullet Train, ex-Dead Man's Hand). The young band ... [ Read More ]

Creye: II Music Review

Creye: II

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
5.0/5.0

Sweden's Creye hit the ground at sprinting speed with their self-titled debut album in 2018. Formed by guitarist Andreas Gullstrand with a desire to revive classic AOR ... [ Read More ]

Voodoo Circle - Locked & Loaded Music Review

Voodoo Circle: Locked & Loaded

Melodic Heavy Rock
4.0/5.0

Three years in the making, guitar wizard Alex Beyrodt (Primal Fear, Silent Force, et al) returns with his recurring personal project Voodoo Circle and a new album ... [ Read More ]

Accept - Too Mean To Die Music Review

Accept: Too Mean To Die

Heavy Metal
3.5/5.0

As studio albums go, the last we heard from seminal German metal band Accept was 2017's The Rise Of Chaos. This was followed by Symphonic Terror, a live ... [ Read More ]

Midnight Spell - Sky Destroyer Music Review

Midnight Spell: Sky Destroyer

Traditional Heavy Metal
4.5/5.0

With 2020 behind us (whew!), 2021 introduces us to a new record label and two new metal bands. The label is Iron Oxide Records out of Poland, founded by heavy ... [ Read More ]

Konquest - The Night Goes On Music Review

Konquest: The Night Goes On

Traditional Heavy Metal
4.0/5.0

We welcome the new year with the introduction of a new record label and two new bands. The label is Iron Oxide Records out of Poland, founded by heavy metal ... [ Read More ]


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Read the Invictus - Eden Album Review

From the beer gardens of Bavaria, Invictus was born a mere two years ago. The metal quintet quickly dropped a three song EP, Burst The Curse, the following year, which led to supporting bands such as Jag ... [ 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.