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Bay Area band Space Vacation takes me back to the "golden era" of traditional heavy metal, where it all began. It was the glory days of tape trading, mimeograph fan-zines, and cut off denim jackets ... [ Read More ]

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Space Vacation - Lost In The Black Divide CD Album Review

Space Vacation: Lost In The Black Divide

Classic Melodic Heavy Metal

Bay Area band Space Vacation takes me back to the "golden era" of traditional heavy metal, where it all began. It was the glory days of tape trading, mimeograph ... [ Read More ]

Stan Bush - Change The World CD Album Review

Stan Bush: Change The World

AOR/Melodic Hard Rock

Stan Bush may not be a melodic rock household name, but the singer songwriter has around and active for better than 30 years. Though he's dropped many ... [ Read More ]

Twisted Illusion - Insight To The Mind Of A Million Faces CD Album Review

Twisted Illusion: Insight To The Mind Of A ...

Progressive Rock/Metal

Formed a mere three years ago by composer, vocalist, and guitarist Matt Jones, Twisted Illusion has found some surprising success. They released their first album ... [ Read More ]

The Virginmarys - Sitting Ducks EP CD Album Review

The Virginmarys: Sitting Ducks EP

Alternative Melodic Rock

Active since 2009, UK's The Virginmarys have seen significant acclaim from their native England, but also from Europe and America. Their debut album 2013's King ... [ Read More ]

Otherwise - Sleeping Lions CD Album Review

Otherwise: Sleeping Lions

Modern Alternative Heavy Rock

Formed in Las Vegas by singer Adrian Patrick, Otherwise has been grinding it out in the underground alternative rock scene for 14 years, and despite monumental ... [ Read More ]

Newman - Aerial CD Album Review

Newman: Aerial

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR

With Aerial singer and songwriter Steven Newman, and his eponymous band Newman, will enter their third decade of creating music. Over the past twenty years ... [ Read More ]

Kaipa - Children Of The Sounds CD Album Review

Kaipa: Children Of The Sounds

Melodic Progressive Rock

Kaipa needs little introduction to fans of melodic progressive rock. Formed and lead by composer and keyboard player Hans Lundin in 1973, Kaipa are a legend in ... [ Read More ]

Daydream XI - The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn CD Album Review

Daydream XI: The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn

Progressive Power Metal

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 ... [ Read More ]

Martina Edoff - We Will Align CD Album Review

Martina Edoff: We Will Align

Melodic Hard Rock/Metal

Her looks remind me of a younger Gemma Teller Morrow (Sons Of Anarchy) and her voice reminds me of Heart's Ann Wilson. But prior to her latest and third album ... [ Read More ]

Lonewolf - Raised On Metal CD Album Review

Lonewolf: Raised On Metal

Heavy/Power Metal

As King Solomon said, There's nothing new under the sun. Or, what goes around comes around. Or, if it's not broken, don't try to fix it. Twenty five years going and France's ... [ Read More ] - New fiction, crime fiction by Craig Hartranft
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Click to read the Seven - Shattered Album review

England's Seven had a bottle rocket-like existence between 1989 and 1990, spinning two singles in the latter year and performing with the likes of Richard Marx. Then they were gone. But some remembered them ... [ 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, AOL and their various sub-genres. The key word is melodic. If, for instance, you're interested in hardcore or extreme metal, you've come to the wrong place.

Craig's love of melodic hard rock and metal dates back the late 60's and early 70's, and also includes classic Motown and Philadelphia blue-eyed soul. But you may be surprised to know that his favorite music is actually classical music. Craig lives in a house with his wife Debi and Lily, The Little Black Dog.