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Dan Reed Network Fight Another Day CD Album Review

Dan Reed Network: Fight Another Day

AOR/Melodic Rock

Nope. Never heard of them. And I around back in the Eighties. Dan Reed Network, led and fronted by vocalist Dan Reed, had several albums the pipe between 1986 ... [ Read More ]

Overtures Artifacts CD Album Review

Overtures: Artifacts

Progressive Power Metal

Following the success of 2013's Entering The Maze, Italian metal band Overtures toured much of Europe supporting the album and bands such as Secret Sphere ... [ Read More ]

Wings Of Destiny Kings Of Terror CD Album Review

Wings Of Destiny: Kings Of Terror

Power Metal

Cost Rica isn't the first country I think of for heavy metal. Some really tasty coffee? Oh yeah. But power metal, largely in the European tradition? No so much. But Wings ... [ Read More ]

First Signal One Step Over The Line Harry Hess CD Album Review

First Signal: One Step Over The Line

Melodic Hard Rock

The first incarnation of First Signal featured significant vocalist Harry Hess (Harem Scarem, many others) and the multi-talent musician and producer Dennis Ward ... [ Read More ]

Jorn - Heavy Rock Radio CD Album Review

Jorn: Heavy Rock Radio

Melodic Hard/Heavy Rock

I like Jorn Lande. I really do. He's one of the best pure classic hard rock and heavy metal singers around. A Dio disciple. But sometimes he just makes me scratch my head ... [ Read More ]

Omen Hammer Damage CD Album Review

Omen: Hammer Damage

Heavy/Power Metal

For many fans of traditional American heavy metal, Omen are considered legends in the genre. Started in 1983 by guitarist Kenny Powell in Los Angeles and signed ... [ Read More ]

Frost Falling Satellites CD Album Review

Frost: Falling Satellites

Progressive Rock/Metal

To some surprise, I discovered that UK's Frost has not had a new recording in eight years. Which almost puts them in the dreaded Spinal Tap "where are they now?" ... [ Read More ]

Lonewolf The Heathen Dawn CD Album Review

Lonewolf: The Heathen Dawn

Heavy/Power Metal

France is not the first place I think of for traditional, keep it true, heavy metal. Overrated wine, impossible to make food, and dance music, yeah. But heavy power metal ... [ Read More ]

Iron Savior Titancraft CD Album Review

Iron Savior: Titancraft

Heavy/Power Metal

Titancraft is an appropriated title for Iron Savior's ninth studio album as they are titans of classic German and Teutonic power metal. The band, lead by founder ... [ Read More ] - New fiction, crime fiction by Craig Hartranft
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Click to read the First Signal - One Step Over The Line CD album review

The first incarnation of First Signal featured significant vocalist Harry Hess (Harem Scarem, many others) and the multi-talent musician and producer Dennis Ward. Eerie echoes of the Harem Scarem sound permeated the self-titled album, and fans ate it up. Now Frontiers ... [ Read More ]

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Click to read the Thunder - Wonder Days CD album review

If you're from England and you love classic AOR melodic hard rock, then Thunder is no stranger to you. Their early success came in last decade of the last century, but there appearances and output have been a bit spotty over the last fifteen years. Yet even with six years since the last album, the band returns strong with the latest Wonder Days ... [ Read More ]