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Read the Mike LePond's Silent Assassins: Whore Of Babylon Music Review

When he's not playing with his main gig Symphony X, or appearing as a guest on one in ten heavy metal albums each year, the ubiquitous and skilled bass player Mike LePond returns to his on seminal project ... [ Read More ]

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Everlore - 2020 Debut Album Music Review

Everlore: Everlore

Power Metal
4.0/5.0

Some metal genres are simply irrepressible and indomitable. One such genre is classic and quintessential power metal, especially the European variety and its ... [ Read More ]

Wild Souls - Queen Of My Heart Music Review

Wild Souls: Queen Of My Heart

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.0/5.0

Returning from a nearly four year studio absence is Wild Souls from the northern Grecian port city of Kavala. The band already has two albums under their belts and ... [ Read More ]

Stargazery - Constellation Music Review

Stargazery: Constellation

Melodic Metal Rock
4.0/5.0

It's been almost a year since the announcement that a new Stargazery album, Constellation, was in the works. In celebration of the upcoming release, in ... [ Read More ]

Mike LePond's Silent Assassins - Whore Of Babylon Music Review

Mike LePond's Silent Assassins: Whore Of ...

Melodic/Heavy/Power Metal
4.5/5.0

When he's not playing with his main gig Symphony X, or appearing as a guest on one in ten heavy metal albums each year, the ubiquitous and skilled bass ... [ Read More ]

Ancillotti - Hell On Earth Music Review

Ancillotti: Hell On Earth

Heavy Metal
3.5/5.0

Since 2009, Ancillotti has been an all in the family heavy metal tradition. Founded by the Ancillotti brothers Sandro "Bid" (bass), Daniele "Bud" (vocals), and son Brian ... [ Read More ]

The Order - Supreme Hypocrisy Music Review

The Order: Supreme Hypocrisy

Melodic Heavy Metal Rock
4.0/5.0

Formed better than 15 years ago, Swiss metal band The Order has been dropping albums rather consistently since 2006. Early on, I new album appeared every two years ... [ Read More ]

Her Chariot Awaits 2020 Debut Album Music Review

Her Chariot Awaits: Her Chariot Awaits

Heavy Metal Rock
4.5/5.0

Her Chariot Awaits marks the return of long time Sirenia vocalist Ailyn back to the metal scene after something of a two year absence. Thanks to the folks at Frontiers Music ... [ Read More ]

Dennis DeYoung - 26 East Vol. 1 Music Review

Dennis DeYoung: 26 East Vol. 1

AOR Melodic Rock
5.0/5.0

As the as the saying goes, Dennis DeYoung needs little introduction. DeYoung was the founding member of pop prog rock band Styx, and continues to keep ... [ Read More ]

Caligula's Horse - Rise Radiant Music Review

Caligula's Horse: Rise Radiant

Progressive Metal Rock
4.0/5.0

With every new album, Australia's Caligula's Horse seems to go from strength to strength, expanding their creativity, gathering new fans, and entertaining new lands ... [ Read More ]

Ancient Curse - The New Prophecy Music Review

Ancient Curse: The New Prophecy

Progressive Power Metal
4.0/5.0

If you've never heard of (or perhaps forgotten about) Germany's Ancient Curse, I would not be surprised in the least. The name seemed familiar to me, but mostly it was ... [ Read More ]


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Read the X-Romance: Voices From The Past Music Review

We'll start this review the way most every other review about X-Romance has probably started: with history supplied from promotional material. Once upon a time there was a Swedish rock band ... [ 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.