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Read the Redline - Gods & Monsters Music Review

Really? Has it been seven years since we heard from Birmingham's Redline? That's way too long to have a new album from this talented traditional heavy metal band. But the passage of time hasn't been ... [ Read More ]

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Redline - Gods & Monsters Music Review

Redline: Gods & Monsters

Heavy Metal Rock
4.5/5.0

Really? Has it been seven years since we heard from Birmingham's Redline? That's way too long to have a new album from this talented traditional heavy ... [ Read More ]

Crusade Of Bards - Tales Of Bards & Beasts Music Review

Crusade Of Bards: Tales Of Bards & Beasts

Female-Fronted Symphonic Power Metal
3.0/5.0

What's that you say? Another female-fronted symphonic power metal band? Indeed. Arriving from Madrid, here's Crusade Of Bards. But they're not just a symphonic ... [ Read More ]

Conjuring Fate - Curse Of The Fallen Music Review

Conjuring Fate: Curse Of The Fallen

Traditional Heavy/Power Metal
4.0/5.0

Formed nearly 15 years ago in Northern Ireland by guitarist Phil Homer, Conjuring Fate has been a work in progress. It took until 2014 to drop their first EP, House On Haunted ... [ Read More ]

Adrian Benegas - The Revenant Music Review

Adrian Benegas: The Revenant

Symponic Melodic Power Metal
4.0/5.0

Adrian Benegas is a young Paraguayan composer and keyboard player known for his work with the bands Pergana, Abracadabra, and lately the collaborative ... [ Read More ]

Terminus - A Single Point Of Light Music Review

Terminus: A Single Point Of Light

Traditional Heavy Metal
4.0/5.0

Hailing from Belfast, Terminus is the studio project of multi-instrumentalist and songwriter David Gillespie with long time friend James Beattie on vocals. After ... [ Read More ]

Work Of Art - Exhibits Music Review

Work Of Art: Exhibits

AOR Melodic Rock
4.0/5.0

After a four year absence, Swedish AOR giants Work Of Art return with their new and fourth studio album, Exhibits. But, no pressure there. At least one player ... [ Read More ]

The Dark Element - Songs The Night Sings Music Review

The Dark Element: Songs The Night Sings

Symphonic/Melodic/Power Metal Rock
5.0/5.0

Songs The Night Sings marks the return of The Dark Element, the metal band started by vocalist Anette Olzon (ex-Nightwish) and guitar/songwriter Jani Liimatainen ... [ Read More ]

Quiet Riot - Hollywood Cowboys Music Review

Quiet Riot: Hollywood Cowboys

Melodic Hard Rock
3.5/5.0

Iconic American hard rock band Quiet Riot returns with their third studio album, Hollywood Cowboys, since their resurrection to new life in 2010, following the death ... [ Read More ]

Pretty Maids - Undress Your Madness Music Review

Pretty Maids: Undress Your Madness

Melodic Heavy Metal Rock
4.5/5.0

Denmark's Pretty Maids have been one of the most constant and prolific heavy metal bands for almost 40 years. Formed by vocalist Ronnie Atkins and guitarist Ken ... [ Read More ]

Nocturnalia - III - Winter Music Review

Nocturnalia: III - Winter

Melodic Hard Rock
3.5/5.0

After a short three year hiatus, while band members pursued varied and different projects, Sweden's Nocturnalia returns to offer their third long player, aptly titled ... [ Read More ]


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Read the Flashback Of Anger: Shades Music Review

Italy's Flashback Of Anger is another band who has a consistently sporadic output. Did you catch that contradiction of terms? The band drops an album on the average of about every four years, with the current gap ... [ 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.