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Read the New Horizon: Gate Of The Gods Album Review

With origins in AOR melodic hard rock band H.E.A.T., vocalist Erik Gronwall and songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Jona Tee have partnered to create New Horizon, a new melodic power metal band ... [ Read More ]

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Restless Spirits - Second To None Album Review

Restless Spirits: Second To None

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.5/5.0

Three years ago Lords Of Black guitarist Tony Hernando introduced us to his new solo project, Restless Spirits, and their eponymous debut album. The album was a ... [ Read More ]

Nordic Union - Animalistic Album Review

Nordic Union: Animalistic

Melodic Metal Rock
4.5/5.0

After a short four year hiatus, perhaps due to COVID, Swedish band Nordic Union makes their return. The band was created as a collaboration of Pretty Maids vocalist ... [ Read More ]

Hydra - Point Break Album Review

Hydra: Point Break

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
5.0/5.0

While hardly a youngster in the European music, musician and songwriter Henrik Hedstrom maybe flying under the radar. Calling Stockholm home, Hedstrom ... [ Read More ]

Generation Radio - 2022 Debut Album Review

Generation Radio: Generation Radio

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
5.0/5.0

You're going to want to believe the hype. Generation Radio is pretty fandamntastic. The band is the creation of former Rascal Flatts vocalist, bass player, and Grammy ... [ Read More ]

Sunstorm - Brothers In Arms Review

Sunstorm: Brothers In Arms

Melodic Heavy Metal Rock
4.0/5.0

The history of Sunstorm dates back to 1999 when founding member and original vocalist Joe Lynn Turner created the band with American and European musical cohorts ... [ Read More ]

Resistance - Skulls Of My Enemy Album Review

Resistance: Skulls Of My Enemy

Traditional Heavy/Power Metal
4.0/5.0

If you scour the Internet, you'll find a great many bands named Resistance. And why not? "Resistance" screams heavy "fuckin" metal. With this review we consider ... [ Read More ]

Compass - Theory Of Tides Album Review

Compass: Theory Of Tides

Melodic Progressive Rock
5.0/5.0

For the past three decades composer and multi-instrumentalist Steven Newman has been recording under his own moniker, simply Newman. His discography over that ... [ Read More ]

Sinner  - Brotherhood Album Review

Sinner: Brotherhood

Melodic Heavy/Power Metal
4.5/5.0

With his lengthy musical career in the German and the broader European metal underground, Mat Sinner should probably be now known as an icon, legend or, as they say ... [ Read More ]

Vanquisher - An Age Undreamed Of Album Review

Vanquisher: An Age Undreamed Of

Heavy/Power/Thrash Metal
3.5/5.0

Formed some eight years ago in Malmo, Vanquisher has been grinding it out in Sweden's underground metal scene with success in mind. In 2017, the quintet ... [ Read More ]

Michael Palace - One 4 The Road Album Review

Michael Palace: One 4 The Road

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.5/5.0

Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Michael Palace rose to prominence as a songwriter and guitarist for First Signal, Find Me, Kent Hilli, and Houston, among others ... [ Read More ]


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Read the Resurrection Kings: Skygazer Album Review

The summer of 2021 marks the return of Resurrection Kings, founded by songwriter and guitarist Craig Goldy and featuring vocalist Chas West and veteran drummer Vinnie Appice. Most constant readers ... [ 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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