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Read the Skelator - Cyber Metal music review

Heavy metal bands find inspiration, and names, from a variety of sources. But Mattel's Masters Of The Universe? You know, He-Man. The skull-faced, cloaked in purple, Skelator was his evil arch enemy. And the ... [ Read More ]

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Nad Sylvan - The Regal Bastard Music Review

Nad Sylvan: The Regal Bastard

Melodic Progressive Rock

Versatile artist and composer Nad Sylvan (Agents Of Mercy, Steve Hackett) returns to finish his vampiric trilogy with The Regal Bastard. In this third installment, Sylvan ... [ Read More ]

Pattern-Seeking Animals 2019 Debut Album Music Review

Pattern-Seeking Animals: S/T

Melodic Progressive Rock

Behind many great bands there lies musical contributors you often do not see. The proverbial man behind the curtain as it were. Songwriter, producer, and keyboard ... [ Read More ]

Blind Cross - Merciless Time Music Review

Blind Cross: Merciless Time

Heavy Power Metal Rock

Some guys just can't sit still. They've got to stay busy. Apparently that's the case for metal vocalist Juan Ricardo. He has two other bands running concurrently ... [ Read More ]

Holy Tide - Aquila Music Review

Holy Tide: Aquila

Symphonic Progressive Power Metal

Arriving from Italy, Holy Tide is a new project by composer and bass player Joe Caputo. The debut album, Aquila features an international cast of recurring and guest ... [ Read More ]

Jolly - Family Music Review

Jolly: Family

Melodic Progressive Rock

I had wondered what happened to New York's Jolly. So I was pleasantly surprised when their fourth album, Family, came my way. Several years back Jolly decided to ... [ Read More ]

Skelator - Cyber Metal Music Review

Skelator: Cyber Metal

American Heavy/Power Metal

Heavy metal bands find inspiration, and names, from a variety of sources. But Mattel's Masters Of The Universe? You know, He-Man. The skull-faced, cloaked in purple ... [ Read More ]

Ravensire - A Stone Engraved In Red Music Review

Ravensire: A Stone Engraved In Red

Heavy Metal

Rising once more from the European heavy metal underground is Portugal's Ravensire. It's been three years since their last studio album, The Cycle Never Ends ... [ Read More ]

Nitrate - Open Wide Music Review

Nitrate: Open Wide

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR

Created by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nick Hogg, Nitrate hit the ground running with their popular and well-received 2018 album, Realworld ... [ Read More ]

Lunar Shadow - The Smokeless Fires Music Review

Lunar Shadow: The Smokeless Fires

Melodic Heavy Metal

German metal quintet Lunar Shadow, created and directed by songwriter and guitarist Max Birbaum, disturbed the force of the metal underground with their surprising ... [ Read More ]

Gygax - High Fantasy Music Review

Gygax: High Fantasy

Melodic Heavy Metal

In case you were wondering, Gygax the metal band is named after the legendary Gary Gygax the father of role playing games. With Dave Arneson, he created the mighty ... [ Read More ]

Sweet Oblivion Featuring Geoff Tate 2019 Music Review

Sweet Oblivion w/ Geoff Tate: Sweet Oblivion

Melodic Heavy Metal

While you're checking out Geoff Tate and Operation: Mindcrime on their current Summer tour, be on the look out for his new project, Sweet Oblivion. It's essentially an ... [ Read More ]

Stargazery - Eye On The Sky Reissue 2019 Music Review

Stargazery: Eye On The Sky (Reissue)

Melodic Heavy Metal

In advance of their forthcoming third long player Constellation, Pure Steel will reissue Stargazery debut album, 2011's Eye On The Sky. The re-release on vinyl will ... [ Read More ]

Sandness - Untamed Music Review

Sandness: Untamed

Melodic Hard Rock

This is the review that may not have been written. My last experience with Sandness was a disappointing one. 2016's Higher & Higher was a train wreck wrapped ... [ Read More ]

Neal Morse - Jesus Christ The Exorcist Music Review

Neal Morse: Jesus Christ - The Exorcist

Melodic Progressive Rock

Some 50 years ago a controversial concept album, Jesus Christ Superstar hit the record stores. The rock opera slash musical made Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice ... [ Read More ]

Chaos Magic Featuring Caterina Nix - Furyborn Music Review

Chaos Magic Featuring Caterina Nix: Furyborn

Melodic Heavy Metal Rock

Chilean vocalist Caterina Nix took the melodic metal world by storm with her beauty and voice when she appeared on Timo Tolkki's Angels Of The Apocalypse ... [ Read More ] - New fiction, crime fiction by Craig Hartranft
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Read the The Night Flight Orchestra - Sometimes The World Ain't Enough music CD Album review

When Bjorn Strid (vocals) and David Andersson (guitar) aren't cranking out their melodic death metalcore with Soilwork, the two musicians shift gears to create AOR melodic hard rock with The Night Flight ... [ 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.