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Almost a year ago Roine Stolt and The Flower Kings released their thirteenth album Waiting For Miracles, the first in six years. Of course, in support of the album, the band expected to hit the road for shows and ... [ Read More ]

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Lords Of Black - Alchemy Of Souls, Pt. 1 Music Review

Lords Of Black: Alchemy Of Souls, Pt. 1

Melodic/Heavy/Power Metal
4.0/5.0

Without interruption Spain's Lords Of Black has been dropping a new studio album since 2014. Yet there was a brief interruption when vocalist Ronnie Romero took a brief ... [ Read More ]

Jeff Scott Soto - Wide Awake (In My Dreamland) Music Review

Jeff Scott Soto: Wide Awake (In My Dreamland)

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.5/5.0

The many musical incarnations and experiences of vocal troubadour Jeff Scott Soto are lengthy and legendary. Just look at the curriculum vitae of his discography in the ... [ Read More ]

Eternal Idol - Renaissance Music Review

Eternal Idol: Renaissance

Symphonic Heavy/Power Metal
4.5/5.0

About four years ago the rather busy and ubiquitous vocalist Fabio Lione (Angra, Rhapsody Of Fire) created a new band Eternal Idol, featuring Hollow Haze ... [ Read More ]

Angelica - All I Am Music Review

Angelica: All I Am

AOR Melodic Rock
4.0/5.0

As you recall, vocalist Angelica Rylin is the lead singer for The Murder Of My Sweet (TMOMS), which released their fifth studio album, Brave Tin World in December 2019 ... [ Read More ]

Wildness - Ultimate Demise Music Review

Wildness: Ultimate Demise

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.5/5.0

In 2017, Sweden's Wildness hit the ground running with the release of their eponymous debut album, featuring the two singles Collide and Turning The Pages ... [ Read More ]

The Flower Kings - Islands Music Review

The Flower Kings: Islands

Melodic Progressive Rock
4.5/5.0

Almost a year ago Roine Stolt and The Flower Kings released their thirteenth album Waiting For Miracles, the first in six years. Of course, in support of the album ... [ Read More ]

Imperium - Heaven Or Hell Music Review

Imperium: Heaven Or Hell

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.5/5.0

Fluent in musical genres from rock to jazz to metal, drummer Mika Brushane also has a successful solo project known as Imperium. Brushane writes all the music ... [ Read More ]

Old Mother Hell - Lord Of Demise Music Review

Old Mother Hell: Lord Of Demise

Traditional Heavy Metal
4.0/5.0

Hailing from Germany, power trio Old Mother Hell rose from the Mannheim underground metal scene in 2015. Two years later, the band would drop their self-titled ... [ Read More ]

Jakko M Jakszyk - Secrets & Lies Music Review

Jakko M Jakszyk: Secrets & Lies

Melodic Progressive Rock
4.5/5.0

For progressive music fans, Jakko Jakszyk needs little introduction. His life and musical career has been defined by his love for melodic progressive rock since ... [ Read More ]

Force Of Mortality - New Dark World Music Review

Force Of Mortality: New Dark World

Heavy Metal
3.5/5.0

Formed a mere four years ago in Oxford, Force Of Mortality hit the ground running by dropping their debut five song EP Reincarnate The Immortal in 2017 ... [ Read More ]


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Read the Mick Devine - Hear Now Album Review

The last we heard from vocalist and songwriter Mick Devine was the second coming of cult UK AOR melodic rock band, Seven and 2016's Shattered, a phenomenal album. Now at the behest and encouragement ... [ 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.