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Read the Psychotic Waltz - The God-Shaped Void Music Review

Perhaps more well-known in the European theater, San Diego based Psychotic Waltz had a prolific musical career between 1986 and 1997. Between 1990 and 1996, the band delivered four studio ... [ Read More ]

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Waiting For Monday - 2020 Self-titled Debut Album Music Review

Waiting For Monday: Waiting For Monday

AOR Melodic Hard Rock
4.5/5.0

Hailing from Los Angeles, and discovered by vocalist Jeff Scott Soto, Waiting For Monday was created by vocalist Rudy Cardenas and guitarist August Zadra ... [ Read More ]

Seven Spires - Emerald Seas Music Review

Seven Spires: Emerald Seas

Melodic/Symphonic/Power Metal
4.0/5.0

With band members hailing from various American states, Seven Spires was formed in 2013 by students attending the internationally known and respected ... [ Read More ]

Psychotic Waltz - The God-Shaped Void Music Review

Psychotic Waltz: The God-Shaped Void

Progressive Metal
5.0/5.0

Perhaps more well-known in the European theater, San Diego based Psychotic Waltz had a prolific musical career between 1986 and 1997. Between 1990 and 1996 ... [ Read More ]

Re-Machined - Wheels Of Time Music Review

Re-Machined: Wheels Of Time

Traditional Heavy Metal
3.5/5.0

Rising from Germany, Re-Machined is a new metal band formed by five seasoned and experienced musicians from Rhein-Main in 2017. In the following year they ... [ Read More ]

Pain City - Rock And Roll Hearts Music Review

Pain City: Rock And Roll Hearts

Speed Metal Rock
3.0/5.0

In a mere 13 months after their last album, Norway's Pain City, lead by former Carburetors guitarist Stian Krogh, returns with their third studio album, Rock And Roll Hearts ... [ Read More ]

Black Swan - Shake The World Music Review

Black Swan: Shake The World

Melodic Heavy Metal Rock
5.0/5.0

The title "supergroup" gets bandied about perhaps too often. Nevertheless, Black Swan brings together some significant players from the realms of melodic hard rock ... [ Read More ]

Archon Angel - Fallen Music Review

Archon Angel: Fallen

Symphonic/Melodic/Power Metal
5.0/5.0

The seeds of Archon Angel were planted when vocalist Zak Stevens (Savatage, Circle II Circle) met guitarist and producer Aldo Lonobile (Secret Sphere) while working ... [ Read More ]

Anvil - Legal At Last Music Review

Anvil: Legal At Last

Traditional Heavy/Speed Metal
4.0/5.0

How does that worn announcement go? Oh yeah. Something like this. Here's a band that needs no introduction. Indeed. Anvil is Anvil. The heavy speed metal band ... [ Read More ]

Ironflame - Blood Red Victory Music Review

Ironflame: Blood Red Victory

Traditional Heavy/Power Metal
4.5/5.0

In 2016, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and journeyman vocalist Andrew D'Cagna (also Icarus Witch) began working on a solo project. But Ironflame quickly blossomed ... [ Read More ]

Nightfear - Apocalypse Music Review

Nightfear: Apocalypse

Heavy/Power Metal
4.5/5.0

After two successful albums and numerous tours and festivals in support of them, Nightfear has found time to return to the studio. Now signed to Spain's Fighter Records ... [ Read More ]


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Read the Rhapsody Of Fire - The Eighth Mountain Music Review

Symphonic power metal legend Rhapsody Of Fire need no introduction. Yet their new and twelfth album, The Eighth Mountain is something of a new beginning. The album is the first studio album of new ... [ 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.