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Click to read the Treat - Tunguska music review

And now for something completely different, a completely unbiased and objective music review. Nope. It ain't happening. With no apologies, I'm a huge fan of Swedish rock legends Treat. With each successive ... [ Read More ]

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Treat - Tunguska Music Review

Treat: Tunguska

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR

And now for something completely different, a completely unbiased and objective music review. Nope. It ain't happening. With no apologies, I'm a huge fan of ... [ Read More ]

Snakes In Paradise - Step Into The Light Music Review

Snakes In Paradise: Step Into The Light

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR

Once more another, rather obscure, classic rock band gets a second chance at life. Born in Sweden in the early Nineties, Snakes In Paradise garnered some acclaim ... [ Read More ]

The Unity - Rise Music Review

The Unity: Rise

Melodic Heavy Metal Rock

On the strength of a well-received debut album and numerous festival appearances, the German-Italian collective The Unity found both favor and success among their ... [ Read More ]

Last Pharaoh - The Mantle Of Spiders Music Review

Last Pharaoh: The Mantle Of Spiders

Heavy Metal

Last Pharaoh may be a new band, but the members have a vast amount of musical experience. Most every player established his musical career at a very young age. For ... [ Read More ]

Black Majesty - Children Of The Abyss Music Review

Black Majesty: Children Of The Abyss

Power Metal

While I haven't heard from Australia's Black Majesty for sometime (since 2010's In Your Honour, I have some history with the band. When I was reacquainting ... [ Read More ]

Uriah Heep - Living The Dream Music Review

Uriah Heep: Living The Dream

Melodic Hard Rock

As we're fond of saying, age is just a number. Next year, iconic UK rock legend Uriah Heep will celebrate their 50th year in existence. You read that right. Wow. Which ... [ Read More ]

Axe Steeler - On The Run Music Review

Axe Steeler: On The Run

Traditional Heavy/Speed Metal

From the cocaine capital of the world, Columbia SA, comes Axe Steeler, a traditional heavy metal band. Formed a mere three years ago, the band dropped a three song ... [ Read More ]

Cauldron - New Gods Music Review

Cauldron: New Gods

Traditional Heavy Rock

It's hard to believe. The last time Canada's Cauldron crossed my desk was nine years with their debut long player, 2009's Chained To The Nite. They've been ... [ Read More ]

Dungeon Wolf - Slavery Or Steel Music Review

Dungeon Wolf: Slavery Or Steel

Heavy Metal

With Dungeon Wolf we're reaching into the deepest, darkest corners of the American heavy metal underground. The Cleveland based band is essentially guitarist ... [ Read More ]

Manimal - Purgatorio Music Review

Manimal: Purgatorio

Heavy/Power Metal

Cutting their time in half, Sweden's Manimal returns with their third album, Purgatorio, in a mere three years rather than six. Yet on the strength of 2015's ... [ Read More ] - New fiction, crime fiction by Craig Hartranft
This Time Last Year
Click to read the Daydream XI - The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn music CD Album review

By the time you read this review, Brazil's Daydream XI will have made their North American debut playing center stage at the popular ProgPower USA festival in Atlanta. That performance was in an advance of the ... [ 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.