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While London's Primitai have been wandering about the heavy metal underground since 2003, this is the first I've heard of them. They have four albums to their credit and have shared stages with metal ... [ Read More ]

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Primitai - The Calling Music Review

Primitai: The Calling

Melodic/Heavy/Power Metal
5.0/5.0

While London's Primitai have been wandering about the heavy metal underground since 2003, this is the first I've heard of them. They have four albums to their credit ... [ Read More ]

Spock's Beard - Noise Floor Music Review

Spock's Beard: Noise Floor

Melodic Progressive Rock
5.0/5.0

It's lucky number 13. Yep. Noise Floor is Spock's Beard's thirteenth studio album in a career that spans better than 25 years. The album is quintessential ... [ Read More ]

Monument - Hellhound Music Review

Monument: Hellhound

Melodic/Heavy/Power Metal
5.0/5.0

Inspired by British true metal legends such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and Saxon, vocalist Peter Ellis wanted to create a band that celebrated the English heavy metal ... [ Read More ]

Millennial Reign - The Great Divide Music Review

Millennial Reign: The Great Divide

Melodic/Symphonic/Power Metal
4.5/5.0

Texas based metal band Millennial Reign has been busy since the release of 2015's Carry The Fire. Besides supporting major acts such as Sonata Arctica, Leaves' ... [ Read More ]

Space Elevator - II Music Review

Space Elevator: II

Melodic Rock/AOR
5.0/5.0

Some four years ago, England's Space Elevator, formed by guitarist David Young and flamboyant vocalist The Duchess, dropped their debut album. They promptly ... [ Read More ]

Ryan Roxie - Imagine Your Reality Music Review

Ryan Roxie: Imagine Your Reality

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
5.0/5.0

Over some 30 plus years, guitarist Ryan Roxie has had a long and prolific music career. He's worked with Gilby Clarke, Slash's Snake Pit, Casablanca, and his hybrid ... [ Read More ]

Frontline - Heroes Reissue Music Review

Frontline: Heroes (Reissue)

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.5/5.0

Formed in Germany in 1989, Frontline's career got off to an ambitious but rocky start. Their debut album, 1994's The State Of Rock charted well and was well ... [ Read More ]

Mos Generator - Shadowlands Music Review

Mos Generator: Shadowlands

(Melodic) Heavy Rock
4.5/5.0

Here's another band I thought dropped of the face of the earth: Mos Generator. My last experience with them was 2012's Nomads. But the band continues to thrive ... [ Read More ]

The Slyde - Awakening Music Review

The Slyde: Awakening

Melodic Progressive Rock
4.0/5.0

The Toronto band formerly known as Slyde returns with a slight modification to their moniker, The Slyde, to drop their second full-length album, Awakening ... [ Read More ]


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Click to read the Rikard Sjoblom's Gungfly - On Her Journey To The Sun music CD Album review

The demise of significant Swedish prog band Beardfish in 2016 hasn't slowed down it's vocalist Rikard Sjoblom in the least. The songwriter and multi-instrumentalist dropped a new solo album, The ... [ 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.