2018 Album of the Year
Click to read the Guild Of Ages - Rise music review

First, some history. American band Guild Of Ages began as Caught In The Act, rising during the tumultuous times of the American grunge movement, but they weren't a grunge band. Oops. Noticed by the ... [ Read More ]

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Magic Dance - New Eyes Music Review

Magic Dance: New Eyes

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
5.0/5.0

I wonder if Magic Dance creator Jon Siejka is old enough to have seen any John Hughes films back in the Eighties. You know, like Pretty In Pink, Sixteen Candles ... [ Read More ]

Johnny Gioeli - One Voice Music Review

Johnny Gioeli: One Voice

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.5/5.0

Brooklyn rock vocalist Johnny Gioeli is one busy cat. Only five months ago, he dropped the duet album Set The World On Fire which reunited the Hardline vocalist ... [ Read More ]

Devil's Hand 2018 Mike Slamer Andrew Freeman Music Review

Devil's Hand: Devil's Hand

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.5/5.0

Milk and cookies. Peanut butter and jelly. Beer and bourbon. Good things that go together. Now you can add Devil's Hand, the new musical project that features ... [ Read More ]

Damn Dice - Thriller Killer Music Review

Damn Dice: Thriller Killer

Heavy Metal Rock
3.5/5.0

Too many reviews start like this. Where have they been? It's been better than three years since we've heard from Damn Dice and their debut long player The Great Unknown ... [ Read More ]

Flight - A Leap Through Matter Music Review

Flight: A Leap Through Matter

Melodic Hard Rock
4.5/5.0

Hailing from Oslo, Flight is a relatively new band, formed in 2012 as a trio which released their first album in 2015 on Bad Omen Records. Since then, the band has ... [ Read More ]

Arrayan Path - Archegonoi Music Review

Arrayan Path: Archegonoi

Melodic/Heavy/Power Metal
4.0/5.0

Dropping three full-length albums in three years is basically unheard of in modern popular music; maybe back in the Eighties, but certainly not in 2018. Yet Cyprus ... [ Read More ]

Veonity - Legend Of The Starborn Music Review

Veonity: Legend Of The Starborn

Melodic/Heavy/Power Metal
4.0/5.0

Sweden is no stranger to power metal. While power metal's glory days of the Nineties may have past, many bands, old and new, still fly the flag of the fan-based "keep it ... [ Read More ]

Sinbreed - IV Music Review

Sinbreed - IV

Melodic/Heavy/Power Metal
3.5/5.0

Some bands need little to no introduction. Germany's Sinbreed has been going strong for ten years now, with recordings, touring, and festival appearances. With their ... [ Read More ]

Kalidia - The Frozen Throne Music Review

Kalidia: The Frozen Throne

Melodic/Symphonic/Power Metal
3.5/5.0

The last we heard from Italy's Kalidia was four years ago and Lies Device, their self-published debut album. Now signed to Inner Wound Recordings (SWE) the band ... [ Read More ]

Roine Stolt's Flower King - Manifesto Of An Alchemist Music Review

Roine Stolt: Manifesto Of An Alchemist

Melodic Progress Rock
4.5/5.0

Let's begin by clearing up some confusion. Roine Stolt's Flower King Manifesto Of An Alchemist is a not new album from The Flower Kings. Although upon listening ... [ Read More ]

Chrome Division - One Last Ride Music Review

Chrome Division: One Last Ride

Heavy Metal Rock
4.5/5.0

This is the end. After five albums Chrome Division, formed by Shagrath of Dimmu Borgir, will call it quits. But the band will do it with some style, delivering their ... [ Read More ]

Brothers Of Metal - Prophecy Of Ragnarok Music Review

Brothers Of Metal: Prophecy Of Ragnarok

Heavy/Power Metal
4.0/5.0

Hail puny mortals! Turn off your idiotic Game Of Thrones and Vikings television shows. I, Odin, give you Brothers Of Metal! Yes, how metal is Brothers Of Metal? Very ... [ Read More ]

Flashback Of Anger - Shades Music Review

Flashback Of Anger: Shades

Heavy/Power Metal
4.0/5.0

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 ... [ Read More ]

Divine Ascension - The Uncovering Music Review

Divine Ascension: The Uncovering

Progressive Power Metal
4.0/5.0

While it's been some four years since Divine Ascension dropped Liberator, the band has been busy. On the strength of that album the band hit the road in Europe ... [ Read More ]


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Click to read the Warrior Soul - Back On The Lash music CD Album review

If Classic Rock magazine and Lars Ulrich are to be believed, Warrior Soul founder and vocalist Kory Clarke is a legendary front man and a bona fide, if not underrated, rock star of our generation. Clarke and ... [ 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.