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Click to read the Cryonic Temple - Deliverance music review

Whence before it took Cryonic Temple nine years to reappear with a new album, 2017's Into The Glorious Battle. Now founding guitarist Esa Ahonen returns with Deliverance in a mere 15 months. Even mores ... [ Read More ]

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Derdian - DNA Music Review

Derdian: DNA

Melodic/Heavy/Power Metal
5.0/5.0

In 2016, sans a lead vocalist, Italy' Derdian dropped Revolution Era, a New Era series greatest hits album featuring multiple guest vocalists. Call it a minor bump ... [ Read More ]

Cryonic Temple - Deliverance Music Review

Cryonic Temple: Deliverance

Melodic/Heavy/Power Metal
5.0/5.0

Whence before it took Cryonic Temple nine years to reappear with a new album, 2017's Into The Glorious Battle. Now founding guitarist Esa Ahonen returns with ... [ Read More ]

Wretch - Reborn 2006 Reissue Music Review

Wretch: Reborn (Reissue)e

Heavy/Power Metal
4.0/5.0

Our friends at Pure Steel Records are doing us a favor. Having signed US traditional metal band Wretch back in 2014, they released two albums, Warriors (2014) ... [ Read More ]

Dee Snider - For The Love Of Metal Music Review

Dee Snider: For The Love Of Metal

Modern Heavy Metal Rock
3.5/5.0

We all know Dee Snider: Twisted Sister vocalist, "We're Not Gonna Take It," outspoken sociopolitical commentator, and all around regular family guy. He returns with ... [ Read More ]

Epica - Attack On Titan EP Music Review

Epica: Attack On Titan (EP)

Symphonic Power Metal
3.5/5.0

Added: 18.07.2018 If you missed or haven't heard of Epica's latest EP Attack On Titan, or more specifically vs Attack On Titan Songs, don't be concerned. Neither did I ... [ Read More ]

Two Of A Kind - Rise Music Review

Two Of A Kind: Rise

AOR Melodic Rock
5.0/5.0

Have they been flying under the melodic rock radar or simply been off the grid? The last we heard from Fred Hendrix (Terra Nova) and his Two Of A Kind project ... [ Read More ]

Graham Bonnet Band - Meanwhile, Back In The Garage Music Review

Graham Bonnet Band: Meanwhile, Back In The ...

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.5/5.0

Graham Bonnet is living proof that you're never to old to rock and roll. The legendary vocalist turned 70 this past December, which means he's been active in the ... [ Read More ]

Johnny Gioeli Deen Castronovo - Set The World On Fire Music Review

Gioeli-Castronovo: Set The World On Fire

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
5.0/5.0

What goes around comes around, even if takes better than 25 years. Set The World On Fire finds vocalist Johnny Gioeli (Hardline, Axel Rudi Pell) reunited ... [ Read More ]

Nozomu Wakai Destinia - Metal Souls Music Review

Destinia: Metal Souls

Melodic Heavy Metal
4.0/5.0

Destinia is the project of Japanese guitar wunderkind Nozomu Wakai. He dropped his first full length album, Requiem for a Scream in 2014. In turn, over the ... [ Read More ]


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How does a Hollywood band end up on a Swedish record label with Swedish distribution and then have promotion from a German public relations joint? Beats me. But LA's Warner Drive may be the best 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.