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Houston Relaunch II CD Album Review

Houston: Relaunch II

AOR/Melodic Pop Rock
Originals: 3.0/5.0 | Covers: 2.5/5.0

Okay. If I wanted another universal auto-tuned smarmy boy band with good looks, cute haircuts, and a swirl of screaming tweeners, I would have ordered one from ... [ Read More ]

Iluvatar From The Silence CD Album Review

Iluvatar: From The Silence

Progressive Rock
4.5/5.0

Denizens of the deep caverns of American progressive rock will be quick to recall Iluvatar, Maryland based band. (I did not.) At the same time, these fans are probably ... [ Read More ]

Faithsedge The Answer of Insanity CD Album Review

Faithsedge: The Answer of Insanity

Melodic Hard Rock/Metal
3.5/5.0

Returning for a second album, The Answer of Insanity, is Faithsedge, the project and band created by vocalist Giancarlo Floridia. He returns with a stable line up ... [ Read More ]

Sparzanza Circle CD Album Review

Sparzanza: Circle

(Melodic) Modern Heavy Rock/Metal
4.0/5.0

Having never heard of Sweden's Sparzanza, I thought a little research was called for while a listened to their latest and seventh album, Circle. One of my ... [ Read More ]

Farpoint Paint The Dark CD Album Review

Farpoint: Paint The Dark

Melodic/Progressive Rock
3.5/5.0

Coming from Sumter, nestled in the center of South Carolina, is Farpoint, a melodic progressive rock band. While new to me, and maybe to most readers, Farpoint ... [ Read More ]

A Sound Of Thunder The Lesser Key of Solomon CD Album Review

A Sound Of Thunder: The Lesser Key of Solomon

Melodic/Heavy/Power Metal
4.5/5.0

Spoiler alert. I'm a fan of A Sound of Thunder. So you can probably just chuck objectivity out the door ... [ Read More ]

Alberto Rigoni Overloaded CD Album Review

Alberto Rigoni: Overloaded

(Instrumental) Progressive Rock/Metal
4.5/5.0

Arriving with his third solo project, Overloaded, is talent composer and bass player Alberto Rigoni (also Mistheria, Twinspirits). Much like his successful ... [ Read More ]

Chris Timms The Second Chapter CD Album Review

Chris Timms: The Second Chapter

Melodic/Progressive Hard Rock
3.5/5.0

One of the great things about being a solo artist is that you can control your music, the circumstances by which it is created and performed. It also allows you to create ... [ Read More ]

Margin Psychedelic Teatime CD Album Review

Margin: Psychedelic Teatime

Melodic Progressive Rock
4.0/5.0

Formed only several years ago, Margin is the creation of composer and multi-instrumentalist Lutz Meinert. Performing vocals, keyboards, and drums, he recorded ... [ Read More ]

The 69 Cats Transylvanian Tapes CD Album Review

The 69 Cats: Transylvanian Tapes

Goth Rockabilly
4.0/5.0

Honestly, at first I was skeptical. The 69 Cats? Don't you mean The 69 Eyes? I wasn't far from the truth. The 69 Cats features Jyrki 69, vocalist for The 69 Eyes ... [ Read More ]

Scar For Life Worlds Entwined CD Album Review

Scar For Life: Worlds Entwined

Melodic Hard Rock/Metal
4.0/5.0

While Scar For Life has been reviewed on Dangerdog Music Reviews, by other reviewers, this is my first time to consider the band. From Lisbon, the band revolves ... [ Read More ]

Lonely Kamel Shit City CD Album Review

Lonely Kamel: Shit City

Heavy/Stoner/Desert Rock
3.5/5.0

Norway isn't the first place I think of for heavy stoner rock, but that's where Lonely Kamel comes from. With their fourth album Shit City, the band sounds ... [ Read More ]

Starborn Born By The Wind EP CD Album Review

Starborn: Born By The Wind [EP]

Heavy/Power Metal
3.0/5.0

Hailing from Newcastle in the Northeast of England, upstart metal band Starborn offers their first EP of tunes, Born By The Wind. The band is after more traditional ... [ Read More ]

Enceladus Journey to Enlightenment CD Album Review

Enceladus: Journey to Enlightenment

Power/Speed Metal
3.0/5.0

On their Facebook page, Enceladus defines themselves as the 'new wave of metal.' That's quite an ambitious statement for this San Antonio based band ... [ Read More ]

Supernal Endgame Touch The Sky Volume 2 CD Album Review

Supernal Endgame: Touch The Sky Volume 2

Melodic Progressive Rock
5.0/5.0

Ditto, or what I said about their first album, Touch The Sky. I said of that album, it's 'one of those magical and entertaining works that you wish you could discover ... [ Read More ]

Striker City of Gold CD Album Review

Striker: City of Gold

Heavy/Speed Metal
4.0/5.0

With their pedal to the metal, mostly going at warp speed, Canada's Striker returns with City of Gold, their third romp in to traditional heavy speed metal ... [ Read More ]

Various Artists A Blues Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival CD Album Review

Various Artists: A Blues Tribute to Creedence

Classic Blues Rock
4.5/5.0

One of my earliest recollections of Creedence Clearwater Revival was seeing them perform, lip-syncing I'm pretty sure, Down on the Corner at Disney Land ... [ Read More ]

The Flock Heaven Bound The Lost Album CD Album Review

The Flock: Heaven Bound The Lost Album

Classic Melodic Rock
No Score

My musical history goes back pretty far, into the late Sixties, but I've never heard of Chicago's The Flock. They're often mentioned in the same sentence with Chicago ... [ Read More ]

Hedersleben Die Neuen Welten CD Album Review

Hedersleben: Die Neuen Welten

Melodic/Psychedelic/Space Rock
3.0/5.0

To say that Hedersleben is both the opening and backing band for Nik Turner tells you everything you need to know about this German band. They play melodic, psychedelic ... [ Read More ]

Strange Land - Delta-V CD Album Review

Strange Land: Delta-V

Progressive Rock/Metal
3.5/5.0

A work in progress since 1998, Strange Land now consists of only two members, Sean Gill (g,b,v,k) and Brad Klotz (d,v,brass), operating as a studio duo creating ... [ Read More ]

Creation's End Metaphysical CD Album Review

Creation's End: Metaphysical

Progressive Metal
4.0/5.0

I was beginning to wonder if Creation's End was going to be another one of those 'one-off' projects. Would 2010's A New Beginning, a rather impressive album ... [ Read More ]


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Ditto, or what I said about their first album, Touch The Sky. I said of that album, it's 'one of those magical and entertaining works that you wish you could discover on a regular basis.' While we've waited ... [ Read More ]

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