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Read the Enforcer - Zenith music review

Some 40 years ago Suzi Quatro released If You Knew Suzi ..., destined to become her most popular album of her career. I bring up that memory to remind us that you never know quite what to expect from ... [ Read More ]

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Hardline - Life Music Review

Hardline: Life

Melodic Heavy Metal Rock
4.5/5.0

While we haven't heard from Hardline since 2016, one member of the band has had a busy 2018. Founder and vocalist Johnny Gioeli dropped two albums last year ... [ Read More ]

Fortune - II Music Review

Fortune: II

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
5.0/5.0

Formed by Fortune brothers Richard (guitar) and Mick (drums) better than 40 years ago, their namesake band has the interesting, but not totally uncommon ... [ Read More ]

Enforcer - Zenith Music Review

Enforcer: Zenith

Melodic Heavy Metal Rock
5.0/5.0

Honestly, guys, four years is too long to wait for another Enforcer album. It's true, the Swedish metallers did drop a live DVD/CD album, Live By Fire in 2015, ... [ Read More ]

Alan Parsons - The Secret Music Review

Alan Parsons: The Secret

Melodic/Symphonic/Pop Rock
5.0/5.0

As the saying sometimes goes, Alan Parsons needs little introduction. Unless, of course, you been living under a rock. From The Beatles to The Hollies, McCartney ... [ Read More ]

Grand Magus - Wolf God Music Review

Grand Magus: Wolf God

Traditional Heavy Metal
5.0/5.0

Up the irons! Hail heavy metal! The Swedish masters of traditional heavy metal, Grand Magus, return with their latest and ninth album, Wolf God. The power trio ... [ Read More ]

Black Sites - Exile Music Review

Black Sites: Exile

Heavy/Progressive Metal
4.5/5.0

There's probably a good chance you never heard of Black Sites. Hailing from Chicago, a city perhaps best know for its rhythm and blues music, Black Sites has been ... [ Read More ]

Suzi Quatro - No Control Music Review

Suzi Quatro: No Control

AOR/Melodic Hard Rock
5.0/5.0

Some 40 years ago Suzi Quatro released If You Knew Suzi ..., destined to become her most popular album of her career. I bring up that memory to remind us that you ... [ Read More ]

The Steve Bonino Project - Stargazer 2 Music Review

The Steve Bonino Project: Stargazer 2

Melodic Progressive Rock
4.5/5.0

The multi-talented and multi-instrumentalist Steve Bonino returns to continue his sci-fi space opera with Stargazer 2. If you recall from the first album, having made a ... [ Read More ]

Lightfold - Deathwalkers Music Review

Lightfold: Deathwalkers

Melodic/Progressive/Power Metal
4.5/5.0

The last we heard from Greek metal band Lightfold was 2014's Time To Believe. Now the band returns with their second effort Deathwalkers, featuring new vocalist Martin ... [ Read More ]


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Read the Perfect Plan - All Rise music CD Album review

The plan was perfect: create a new band in the grand tradition of AOR melodic hard rock. Formed in Sweden in 2014 Perfect Plan follows in the foot steps of other successful Swedish exports such as Work ... [ 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.