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Read the Leverage - Determinus music review

Some 12 years ago, when Dangerdog Music Reviews was only wishful thinking on my part and fledgling review site, a Finnish band was the first to send me an actual CD to review. That band was Leverage, and the ... [ Read More ]

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Lonerider - Attitude Music Review

Lonerider: Attitude

Melodic Hard Rock

It's time for one more UK super group. Lonerider gathers together several long time veterans of classic rock: Steve Overland (FM, Shadowman), Steve Morris ... [ Read More ]

Paragon - Controlled Demolition Music Review

Paragon Controlled Demolition

Heavy/Power/Speed Metal

Okay. We'll make this the Reader's Digest condensed version of a music review. Teutonic and traditional heavy/speed metal champions Paragon return with their ... [ Read More ]

John Mitchell Lonely Robot - Under Stars Music Review

Lonely Robot: Under Stars

Melodic Progressive Rock

With Under Stars, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist John Mitchell (Frost, Kino, Arena, et al), brings his Lonely Robot trilogy to a close. So what are ... [ Read More ]

Michael Thompson Band - Love And Beyond Music Review

Michael Thompson Band: Love And Beyond

AOR Melodic Rock

Guitarist and songwriter Michael Thompson is one of those musicians that flies under the radar, more often heard than seen. But you do know him, mostly by the ... [ Read More ]

Leverage - Determinus Music Review

Leverage: Determinus

Melodic Metal Rock

Some 12 years ago, when Dangerdog Music Reviews was only wishful thinking on my part and fledgling review site, a Finnish band was the first to send me an actual ... [ Read More ]

Holocaust - Elder Gods Music Review

Holocaust: Elder Gods

NWoBHM Progressive Metal

Holocaust? How do I know that band name? That was my first thought, thought from a fuzzy memory. My next thought was, Geez will people stop pitching me death and ... [ Read More ]

Hardline - Life Music Review

Hardline: Life

Melodic Heavy Metal Rock

While we haven't heard from Hardline since 2016, one member of the band has had a busy 2018. Founder and vocalist Johnny Gioeli dropped two albums last year ... [ Read More ]

Fortune - II Music Review

Fortune: II

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR

Formed by Fortune brothers Richard (guitar) and Mick (drums) better than 40 years ago, their namesake band has the interesting, but not totally uncommon ... [ Read More ]

Enforcer - Zenith Music Review

Enforcer: Zenith

Melodic Heavy Metal Rock

Honestly, guys, four years is too long to wait for another Enforcer album. It's true, the Swedish metallers did drop a live DVD/CD album, Live By Fire in 2015, ... [ Read More ] - New fiction, crime fiction by Craig Hartranft
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Read the Riot V - Armor Of Light music CD Album review

n the early Eighties, one of the first American metal bands that caught my interest was New York's Riot, founded by guitarist Mark Reale (1955-2012). Albums like Narita and Fire Down Under were classics ... [ 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.