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CD: White Lion - Pride
From: Doug Date: October 23, 2018 at 13:41
At work, threw this on, listening to it in the background. Man, Vito Bratta was so frickin' good on this album.

CD: Tigertailz - Blast
From: CC Date: October 23, 2018 at 13:17
As someone who is now a huge fan of Midnite City and recently discovered the awesome Teenage Casket Company, I thought it time to give this album another go. Sadly I still cannot get into it. Obviously as a huge Tailz fan my opinion is probably jaded as it still sounds nothing like Tailz to me. Cheap talk is a re-recording of an outtake I have owned since the early 90s, but just does not sound as good. The dreadful Pipped it, popped it was better in its original "Everythings broken" form that appears on Lost Reelz. Maybe I would have enjoyed this more had it not traded on the Tailz name, who knows, but I just do not think the material is as good as Robs other projects, and is not a patch on previous Tailz output.

CD: Y and T - Ultimate Collection
From: 123charpenay Date: October 23, 2018 at 9:16
Certainly the best greatest hits of this excellent band.i m fan.

CD: Bronz - Taken By Storm
From: hair metal again Date: October 23, 2018 at 5:08
excellent debut for BRONZ back in 84 ,a band that tried to walk in the DEF LEPPARD s path ,but didnt hit the spot!very good production ,fine musicianship and remarkable songwriting ability ,but unfortunately the artwork isnt apropriate and those things mattered to the fans back then!"night runner","the cold truth",'send down an angel"and "sweet lady" are excellent songs indeed!highly recommended for every hard rocker

CD: Lynch Mob - Rebel
From: 123charpenay Date: October 23, 2018 at 3:54
this record is the proof that a super sound,a top class production and an excellent singer are not the guaranty to make a very great cd.this album is a mix of hard rock tainted a little bluesy without melodies.not for me.

CD: Midnite City - There Goes the Neighbourhood
From: the rocker Date: October 22, 2018 at 17:34
This is a great follow up to the debut!Production is slightly better, but the songs are just as good to me.Love Give Me Love, so good. Other favorites are, Life Ain't Like This, Gave Up Giving Up, You Don't Understand Me,Hard To Get Over, Takes One,and Until The End. But in all honesty there really isn't one bad song!

CD: Jack Russell's Great White - He Saw It Comin'
From: Doug Date: October 22, 2018 at 14:35
"nobycane74's" comments, spot on. Track #1 is actually very good, but then the album wanders all over the place.

CD: Fastway - Say What You Will - Live
From: petermexico13 Date: October 22, 2018 at 13:49
Great álbum, but the quality of the recording is poor, a good testimony of a great band.

CD: Lynch Mob - Rebel
From: Doug Date: October 22, 2018 at 12:57
Agree with the comments. Hard to get into this one when half the "band" are not Mobsters. Also, a small tidbit, if you are going to give acknowledgement to your heroes, at least spell their names correctly. In the liner notes, they list Frank Morino....it's Marino, dudes!

CD: Midnite City - There Goes the Neighbourhood
From: CC Date: October 22, 2018 at 8:30
Last years debut album was quite possibly my album of the year, and came completely out of left field as I had not really expected much from it as I was not familiar with Teenage Casket Company (Robs previous band) and not impressed with the Rob fronted Tigertailz album. What was also a surprise was how quickly the announced the follow up album. When an artist rushes out a second album within a year of the debut it usually means one of two things, you are either gonna get a rushed product with less than sterling songs or the band had so much great material from the debut sessions that they found it hard to pick material and realised that why release one album when you can release two. So far this has not really bedded in like the debut, but then again it only arrived today, but what I can say is that it is more of the same great melodic rock as the debut. It is full of hooks and sing along choruses as well. If you loved the debut, you cannot go wrong with this.

CD: Nitrate - Real World
From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 21, 2018 at 22:22
Sorry to let you down guys but this did not cover what i have expected at all...kind of a simple modern AOR release...if i have to pick up ones i would take # 5,6,7 & 10 with me...a matter of tastes i guess.70/100 :-)

CD: VXN - VXN
From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 21, 2018 at 21:59
Like 123charpenay did i bought this CD at a bargain as well many years ago...for me it was a good indie female fronted Melodic Rock/AOR act but,at the end,very similar to others of the genre...tracks # 3(nice soft),5,7 & 8 are the ones i take...a good release in resume.88/100 :-)

CD: White Widdow - Victory
From: playhogan Date: October 21, 2018 at 18:19
Wow! These guys can just not do anything wrong. Another killer AOR release. Maybe not as much edge as previous releases but still very good. I will say that Crossfire will be very hard to beat. Go get it!!

CD: Midnite City - There Goes the Neighbourhood
From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 20, 2018 at 19:32
Decent modern AOR/Pop release with catchy songs as expected and obviously with nice vocals as well.."Give Me Love" & "Life Ain't Like This on the Radio" are my fave cuts in here but tracks # 1,7 & 11 are also accepted.80/100

CD: VXN - VXN
From: 123charpenay Date: October 20, 2018 at 7:34
i ve buying this raritie at schmankerl records several years ago, but even if i m fan of female fronted a o r,this cd don t impress me at my taste it was a very average record.i had selling this cd on ebay easely.

CD: VXN - VXN
From: edwithmj Date: October 19, 2018 at 17:19
Wow no comments on this one? This is another slab of above-par female-fronted AOR. The vocals aren't as strong as something like The Paul Godfrey Band (my new standard for female vocals) but this is still extremely good. My picks are Not Only In Love (smooth ballad with a super solo), the hard rocking Just A Game, my favourite, Running Out (infectiously catchy) and Which One Are You. If you like female-fronted AOR in the vein of Saraya or Romeo's Daughter, you can't do much better.

CD: Starship - Loveless Fascination
From: Doug Date: October 18, 2018 at 15:31
Not withstanding the "Doghouse Reilly" vs. "edwithmj" differences of opinion above, I like this album. Listening to it now....

CD: Fierce Heart - Fierce Heart
From: 123charpenay Date: October 18, 2018 at 14:04
dieter the boss of schmankerl records is a magician cause he have very often some hidden treasure.since 1985 ,shame on me, i ve never heard anything about fierce heart.i don t know this band.discover this jewel last week in the new arrival cd s of schmankerl records.so i go on you tube for discovering this unknow band.i was not disapointed,what fabulous hard rock,what sound!!!receive this masterpiece yesterday.this cd is an exceptional mix of paul sabu (for the voice),fith angel,marchello and melidian.my cd is a reissue from " aor boulevard" with 3 bonus tracks.the bonus tracks are some demos.track 10 "power to rock" is a killer song but the sound is just decent.the two others bonus tracks (getting lost inside your love and bad child) are some very great songs but the sound is awful.i can add that for the 3 bonus tracks the order on the back cover of the cd is not good.aor bldv is a nice company but very amateur.they put on the market cd s with a rotten sound. (see dallas).

CD: Crazy Lixx - Riot Avenue
From: 123charpenay Date: October 18, 2018 at 12:42
riot avenue have absoluty nothing in common with the exceptional ruff justice.on ruff justice all is better the songs,the voice of the singer ,the production ,ect ect.nevertheless riot avenue is not a bad record.tracks 4 and 7 are excellent ,and so tracks 1 and 9 have a very catchy choruse.but the other songs.....hum it s very average,nothing special ,nothing extraordinary,not helped by a mediocre and cheap production.for the die hard fans of crazy lixx i recommand the 2018 s reissue cause we have 4 bonus tracks: tracks 13 and 14 are some great acoustic version of fire it up and riot avenue.the two others bonus tracks tracks 12 and 15 red hot red blooded and sympathy are simply the best songs of the record.these songs are some killer songs and the highlight of this realise.it s hard to understand why these two fantastic songs are some bonus tracks.i don t understand.

CD: The Outfield - Play Deep
From: hair metal again Date: October 18, 2018 at 4:02
very good pop rock debut by THE OUTFIELD back in the mid 80 s with fine production ,musicianship and very fine vocals by Tony Lewis!overall they remind me of a radio friendly version of YES without being so proggy!"your love"&"taking my chances" are excellent songs indeed

CD: Ted Nugent - ShutupJam!
From: Doug Date: October 17, 2018 at 15:06
Today's Uncle Ted is somewhat akin to Steel Panther (without the intentional and sarcastic vulgarity), if you tune out the lyrics, and just listen to the music, and talent of musicianship, all is good.

CD: Spread Eagle - Open to the Public
From: dany69 Date: October 16, 2018 at 18:26
grunge Movement ???? C'mon please,,,the sound was just different , Warrant do this with Ultraphobic and ? This is one of the best with Dog Eat Dog,,,, i love this album,,,

CD: Hardcore Superstar - You Cant Kill My Rock 'N Roll
From: Doug Date: October 16, 2018 at 17:16
"edukiki," huh? So you like it or not?

CD: Saxon - Call to Arms
From: Doug Date: October 16, 2018 at 17:14
I had never been a big Saxon fan, a few albums here and there. But earlier this year. I saw them open for Priest, and came away impressed. So I've been checking out their catalog a bit more. Totally dig this album!

CD: Blackfoot - Flyin' High
From: 123charpenay Date: October 16, 2018 at 13:46
one year later the festival continue.excellent hard southern rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CD: Blackfoot - No Reservations
From: 123charpenay Date: October 16, 2018 at 13:40
this is the first time that i listen this record ,shame on me,it s a very brilliant debut album with an exceptionnal ricky medlocke.they have making this realise in 1975?wow it s sound hard southern rock and don t sound dated.thumbs up!!!!!!!!!!!

CD: Hardcore Superstar - You Cant Kill My Rock 'N Roll
From: edukiki Date: October 16, 2018 at 13:01
Incredible cd, i don`t like it so much HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, but this album is terrible, best of 2018 so far

CD: Riverdogs - California
From: Doug Date: October 16, 2018 at 12:27
Agree. An album you have to be in the mood for.

CD: Tesla - Real to Reel
From: Doug Date: October 16, 2018 at 11:38
I like this album(s), Disc 2 (Reel 2) is way better, IMO.

CD: Blackfoot - Tomcattin'
From: hair metal again Date: October 14, 2018 at 15:55
very good release for BLACKFOOT , a band that always delivered nice groovy songs with those heartfelt vocals from Ricky and their songwriting ability!"dream on","in the night","street fighter" are the highlights of this recommended hard rock release

CD: Bad Touch - Shake a Leg
From: masmusic Date: October 14, 2018 at 8:24
If you prefer straight ahead raw hard rock than this is for you. An excellent release! Produced very well but not overly polished. 90/100

CD: Peter Cetera - One More Story
From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 13, 2018 at 19:35
A bit better than the previous one being the song "One Good Woman" my fave out of the rest.Tracks # 1,5,7,8( ) & 9 are also pleasant to the ears.82/100.

CD: Peter Cetera - Solitude/Solitaire
From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 13, 2018 at 19:31
A decent Westcoast/Lite AOR release that contains a powerful and beautiful solid ballad in the shape of "Glory Of Love"...another fine cuts are # 1,4,6(nice),7 & 9(another beautiful one)...lovely voice...great singer!.80/100

CD: Vagh - Sands Of Time
From: 123charpenay Date: October 13, 2018 at 16:47
very great melodic rock music ,very great production ,great songs but....the "singer" have absoluty no voice and the backing vocals are a pity.the vocals ruins the record.a shame.with a real great singer this album could be excellent.

CD: Scorpions - Savage Amusement
From: $$ixx Date: October 13, 2018 at 7:21
Even Rudolf himself admits that this bunch of songs is really well-written and consists of excellent songs. If you like AOR and melodic rock with a good production and stellar mix, this might be the best album they ever released. An underrated album for sure, but the tour was amazing and the videos on heavy rotation, so it is even better when you listen to it today.

CD: Ransom - Ransom
From: hair metal again Date: October 12, 2018 at 10:17
excellent debut for RANSOM bakc in 91 for a band that is very similar to SARAYA mostly because of the female vocals but also for its commercial approach and the sensational guitar work ,but of course not so good !best songs are "tonight","i ll never leave you"," memories of you"!highly recommended

CD: Creye - Creye
From: 123charpenay Date: October 11, 2018 at 7:06
certainly one of the best record of 2018.this cd is pure magic a o r.creye are among the new wawe scandi a o r.fans of cruzh,art nation or heat this realise is for you.the production is perfect ,the singer is very great and all the songs are very catchy.after only one or two spins you ll be under the charm.no fillers only killer a o r songs.the ballad of the album is the beautiful "love will never die".the japan bonus track n°14 is a piano and violin version of straight to the top.superb.

CD: Korea - Korea
From: hair metal again Date: October 11, 2018 at 5:14
very good debut for KOREA back in 92 ,performing commercial hard rock music !i a gree that the production is weak but those guys sound so warm & real that really gets you !the vocals to me sound great and cant get the negativity!"stealin my heart" and "eye to eye" are the highlights

CD: Rob Mancini - Rock N Roll Circus
From: 123charpenay Date: October 10, 2018 at 14:01
i can add tracks 11 and 12 ,two average songs.the other songs are really excellent and really catchy.the sound ,the production are perfect.rob have writing all the songs ,except track 5 "running up that hill" an exceptional kate bush s cover.he plays so all instrument this guy is very talented.this realise sound very professionnal and is a top class a o r affair.i very happy to share this atomic bomb with my friends of heavy harmonies.

CD: Rob Mancini - Rock N Roll Circus
From: 123charpenay Date: October 10, 2018 at 13:55
i m proud cause i ve submit this super record last week .thanx to h h to follow me.i ve discover this cd by pure concidence last year.i ve zapped on rockmelodic radio and i ve listen the 25 last seconds of track 4 the hit "every time you cry.only drums, bass,keyboards and a female backing vocal.wow the shock what a beautiful music!!!!i was sure that this song was a hit even if i ve listen only the last second of the song.so i go on you tube and i ve confirmation this song is real aor hit.the other songs were excellent at my ears.so i decided to order this record.big problem this album was impossible to find on internet ebay amazon price minister schmankerl records ect ect.so i ve trying my last chance ,i ve searching rob mancini on google and miracle i ve find his site where he sell his cd for only 10 euro.rob mancini live in ireland.for being very honest this cd have some fillers track 1 the intro absoluty no interest track 6 a good song but rob (excellent singer)is here out of tune

CD: Fozzy - Do You Wanna Start a War
From: Doug Date: October 9, 2018 at 12:30
I've been listening to this one lately. Good, but to "aorluver" above, the best is yet to come.

CD: Magnum - Wings Of Heaven
From: hair metal again Date: October 9, 2018 at 5:44
very good release once again ,but not as good as their previous ones ,despite the superb production and the smooth vibe that is offered here!imho the songs should have been better especially when many bands at the time were writing big songs!dont get me wrong all the songs are remarkable ,but can t find any big ones here!

CD: Dirty Looks - Five Easy Pieces
From: dany69 Date: October 8, 2018 at 17:59
WOW MASTERPIECE !!!!

CD: Slash - Living The Dream
From: Doug Date: October 8, 2018 at 15:34
Still working through this one, but so far I like it. Track 2, "Serve You Right" is easily my fave tune.

CD: Art Of Anarchy - Art of Anarchy
From: Doug Date: October 8, 2018 at 13:56
Got these in reverse order. IMO, the second album is much better.

CD: Molly Hatchet - Justice
From: 123charpenay Date: October 8, 2018 at 13:46
my next concert in lyon will be molly hatchet december 22.i dream i never imagine that one of my fav band ever come in my town.

CD: Creye - Straight To The Top EP.
From: 123charpenay Date: October 8, 2018 at 13:43
receive today their first real record from cd japan.this cd a bomb of top class new wawe scandi a o r in the vein of cruzh,art nation and heat for example.one of the best record of 2018 you can buy closed eyes.impossible to be disapointed if you are fan like me of bands above.

CD: Saxon - Thunderbolt
From: 123charpenay Date: October 8, 2018 at 13:39
i m a very big fan of saxon 1980 to 1992 (period) (forever free record).after they turn classic metal without melodies and the commercial approach.nevertheless when they come in lyon i run to see their concert.yesterday it was the fith time i see them.unfortunatelly they plays lot of metal songs and they open the show with thunderbolt.of course they plays some classic songs from the glory days of the eighties.unfortunatelly paul quinn the guitarist was not very inspired.his riffs was totally out of tune on "dallas 1 pm" and so "solid ball of rock" it was a slaugther.i reconize this exceptional song only with the choruse!!!!biff byford stay an exceptional show man and an exceptional singer.

CD: FM - Tough it Out
From: 123charpenay Date: October 8, 2018 at 13:28
i m very lucky cause yesterday evening i ve seen fm in lyon at "transbordeur" in guest of saxon.they have playing 40 minutes.it was 40 minutes of absolut happiness.during these 40 minutes they have make an exceptional demonstration of a o r.they have playing several songs of "tough it out" and others of course.these guys have not a hard rock look but they have lot of class.the metal saxon s fans were very surprised (many don t know fm) and were scotched by the very high quality of the f m music and by the genius guitarist jim kirkpatrick..result in the little store they sell more fm s t shirts than saxon s t shirts.it was a wonderful (too short) concert.

CD: Steve Perry - Traces
From: petermexico13 Date: October 8, 2018 at 11:30
It´s great to hear something new from one of the best voices in Rock History, for me its a good álbum, similar to their solo albums and Raised on Radio,his voice has changed with age, but in a good way. Steve is part of our lifes. Good to hear him with new material. La voz de Steve Perry es una de esas que son tan únicas y la vez tan familiares que no importa lo que cante, siempre tendrá un lugar especial para nosotros, parece que fue ayer que escuchamos el Trial by Fire con Journey que parecía regresarnos a nustro ídolo por un rato más, pero todo fue tan rápido que nos sorprendió nuevamente con una larga ausencia. Difícil destacar alguna cancipn en la primera escucha, pero el single "No Erasin" nos lleva justo a donde nos dejó entre 1994 y 1996. Siempre vamos a querer más de un artista como El, pero es un hecho que esa voz tan ligada al soundtrack de nuestras vidas nos hará acostumbrarnos a cada una de sus nuevas interpretaciones. Bienvenido de nuevo Steve Perry!!!

CD: Starz - Violation
From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 7, 2018 at 21:39
A bit weaker than the debut IMHO...tracks # 1,3,6,7 & 8 are the ones i picked up outta the release.70/100 :-)

CD: Shiraz Lane - Carnival Days
From: hoopyluv Date: October 6, 2018 at 7:45
great effort by these guys ,give it a spin you might just love it !!!!

CD: Kissin' Dynamite - Ecstasy
From: hoopyluv Date: October 6, 2018 at 7:42
i had never heard of this band and now i cant stop playing this album,i absolutely love it. i have so much music but this is so refreshing it is real anthem rock at its best. don't take my word for it own it asap-brilliant

CD: FM - Indiscreet 30
From: Eric3 Date: October 5, 2018 at 18:59
I'm not normally an "older is automatically better" person, and the re-recording is perfectly acceptable. But they just don't have the energy of the original tracks. The energy, atmosphere, and classic '80s AOR nostalgia are all missing, mostly due to everything being tuned down. The bonus tracks would make a good EP though!

CD: Dallas - Dallas
From: Theroadstar Date: October 5, 2018 at 10:18
Wonderful! Melodic rock for today with all the best harmonies and soaring choruses of yesterday’s heroes brought up to date with a modern, electrically-charged sound that is enthralling. Showing my age this is Robin George’s Dangerous Music for today!

CD: Peter Cetera - World Falling Down
From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 4, 2018 at 19:36
A nice Westcoast/Lite AOR release in here :-) ...tracks # 1,5 & 7 are my fave ones but i can add to those # 3 & 4...a subtle singer with a long career that still continues up to these days.85/100.

CD: Douglas - Mad
From: SergHardArg Date: October 4, 2018 at 14:23
No tuve la oportunidad de escuchar este album, pero estos son los mismos que lanzaron State of Rock en el 87 que es un gran disco.

CD: L.A. Guns - Hollywood Forever
From: hair metal again Date: October 4, 2018 at 12:41
excellent release for the mighty LA GUNS and these guys seem like they will nver stop delivering their raw straight sleazy hard rock music with a def street feel!Phil s vocals are sensational and also the lyrics are quite clever !best songs are "you better not love me","vine st shimmy","dirty black night" ,"underneath the sun" and "queenie"!nobody can do it like them ..still

CD: Steve Perry - Traces
From: Doug Date: October 3, 2018 at 15:25
Very curious what folks think about this one? I have heard good and bad.

CD: Michael Ross - Do I Ever Cross Your Mind
From: 123charpenay Date: October 3, 2018 at 13:02
salut danny dans les nouveautés 2018 je te conseille nitrate "real world" comme on dit chez nous "c est de la balle".amités à mon cousin canadien.

CD: Idle Cure - Breakaways
From: hair metal again Date: October 3, 2018 at 7:41
very fine compilation for IDLE CURE and a quick way to get lost into their music,from great hard rockers like "frontline","breakaway" ,to mid tempos like "so many faces" and to ballads like "how long","take it"!excellent band indeed

CD: Michael Ross - Do I Ever Cross Your Mind
From: dany69 Date: October 2, 2018 at 18:25
Tellement d'accord avec toi Bro,,,can't believe my eyes when i hear this,,Gypsy rose est tellement bon,,,, Anyway,,,passe un bonne semaine,, Danny,!!!

CD: Voices of Extreme - Mach III Complete
From: masmusic Date: October 2, 2018 at 17:31
Honored to be the first to comment on this release. This could just be the Rock Album of the year! Couple covers here Debbie Gibson, Foolish Beat and Ram Jam, Black Betty. I prefer the Black Betty cover better than the original. Also the Debbie Gibson Foolish Beat, never really heard the Gibson original. But I like this one. Watch the video for this track..Yep that's Debbie Gibson in the video. But don't let that fool you. This release really rocks! 10/10

CD: Crash Alley - Crash Alley
From: hair metal again Date: October 1, 2018 at 3:12
very good hair metal debut for CRASH ALLEY with a fine guitar driven sound that reminds me of BABYLON A.D without being that good of course!the guitar work is really outstanding and the vocals also remarkable ,but the songwriting should be better if it was for them to be signed and maybe one or two commercial songs would be useful!"rejection","lonely eyes","cherry lane" are excellent songs indeed

CD: Teenage Casket Company - Best Kept Secret
From: CC Date: September 29, 2018 at 21:50
I bought this album on the strength of Rob Wyldes current band, Midnite City releasing easily one of the best albums of 2017 (despite not really liking his album with Tigertailz). Despite the descriptions some gave of it being "pop punk", I do not really hear that. There is a little bit of Butch Walker-esque stuff in here, and some stuff that sounds like modern day Trixter, but over all a lot of the album sounds not a million miles away from Midnite City. Some songs are a little faster paced, and there is not so much keyboards for sure, but I can easily see this appealing to Midnite City fans no doubt. Favourite songs on this would be Don't look at me like that, Best friend is my radio and the awesome ballade, Believe in you.

CD: Faster Pussycat - Faster Pussycat
From: edwithmj Date: September 29, 2018 at 9:30
I still think that this is one of the best sleaze debuts out there. The guitars aren't as technical and the lyrics may not be very deep but this album defines the sleaze genre for me along with L.A. Guns and Appetite for Destruction. While AfD had deeper lyrics and an iconic sound that appealed to more than sleaze/glam afficionados, I find myself preferring this over AfD. The vocals are perfect; Taime Downe sounds like Steven Tyler if he had all the pretentiousness taken out of him; and his lyrics are humourous and dripping with innuendo that still amuses me after all this time. As I said, the musicianship isn't very technical but that adds to the overall attitude and sleazy feel to the album. In my opinion Faster Pussycat never bettered this one.

CD: Britny Fox - Springhead Motorshark
From: edwithmj Date: September 29, 2018 at 8:52
...but sounds like a rejected demo from that album; Memorial is a pretty boring alternative-sounding hard rock affair; lastly, Sri Lanka has a decent rhythm but seems to last too long - especially because the second-half of it is some sort of strange-sounding street music from, well, Sri Lanka I assume. This album definitely has some plus points to it but I would've preferred a natural follow-up to Bite Down Hard with some great songs in it which, they've proved they can do instead of all the experimental stuff. If Dean Davidson had been involved instead of Paris would we have gotten a better album? Not necessarily, especially since Davidson has tried his fair share of experimental folk stuff which isn't nearly as listenable as this album. I'd love to hear the true follow-up to Bite Down Hard we never got due to the oft-cited 'grunge-explosion'.

CD: Britny Fox - Springhead Motorshark
From: edwithmj Date: September 29, 2018 at 8:45
Time to expand... Britny Fox returned to the studio shortly after reuniting with their second (and better) singer Tommy Paris. If you're expecting a second Bite Down Hard, you'll probably be disappointed; instead, this is a mix of very good and slightly weird (although not necessarily bad). Pain is a great opener with a nice heavy riff; it's missing a hook though. I love Freaktown; it has great lyrics and a decent riff. T.L.U.C. (For You) is the first weird one and has some nice keys thrown in but doesn't seem to go anywhere although the solo is nice. LA is a strange little ballad with some lovely vocals by Paris. Springhead Motorshark is a definite highlight; it's a very decent hard rock instrumental with great guitars and hooks. Is It Real is an uptempo acoustic ballad and, while a little odd, is a good listen. Of the rest, Far Enough is a very heavy hard rock song; Lonely Ones is about as close to Bite Down Hard as we get, but that's not necessarily good as it's only half-decent...

CD: Midnite City - There Goes the Neighbourhood
From: 123charpenay Date: September 28, 2018 at 16:31
the first song is an atomic bomb , a hit the rest is great, in the vein of danger danger but like in their debut album the songs are too much repetitive.the choruses are not very catchy i ve the feeling to hear these songs one millions times even they are good.it s an easy a o r too much easy.

CD: Midnite City - There Goes the Neighbourhood
From: the rocker Date: September 28, 2018 at 13:05
Can not wait!

CD: Groundbreaker - Groundbreaker
From: 123charpenay Date: September 28, 2018 at 9:34
this record is a very solid and very consistent affair.all songs are great there is no fillers on this cd.but steve overland have the same problem than chris ousey from heratland.their voices are beautiful but special and so, very easy to reconize.result i ve the feeling to hear always the same song and i ve the feeling to have listen these songs one million times in fm and all the very numerous projects of steve overland.it s boring ,no surprise ,absoluty no inventivity always the same recipe since 30 years.

CD: Nitrate - Real World
From: 123charpenay Date: September 28, 2018 at 9:23
receive this cd yesterday and i can say that i m not disapointed.this album is a top class hard f m record with a perfect production,an excellent singer and some very catchy songs.he reminds me of course the glory day of "the great escape" from zinatra.for sure it s one of the best cd of 2018 even if we have two fillers track 5 a very lite aor song wich is very average and track 12 the japan bonus track ,a poor ballad wich have absoluty no interest.it s amazing cause generally the melodic rock records s realises are or very very average or mediocre.here it s a little miracle.

CD: War and Peace - Light at the End of the Tunnel
From: Doug Date: September 27, 2018 at 18:06
With such an amazing line up, I finally got this CD. I was hoping it would be better, but am a bit disappointed.

CD: Dallas - Dallas
From: 123charpenay Date: September 27, 2018 at 12:50
bryan dallas have made absoluty all on this record.he sing ,he plays all instruments,he have writting all the songs and mixed and produced this album.the result is strange.the sound of this record is rotten cause the production is bad.i hate this kind of records wich have not the same sound songs after songs.bryan dallas is a great singer but due to a strange production sometimes his voice sound metallic.i think that this record is a collection of demos.bryan dallas search his way.some songs sound modern hard rock,some songs have a little roadhouse touch and a very little techno touch.the japan import have 5 bonus tracks .some are average others like track 12 "forever" (the best song of the record)are really excellent.track 4 "bring the light" have an exceptionnal choruse but the guitar solo (break) is awful.track 8 "miles away" have so a top class choruse.this record have some potential but the songs are too different and the help of a real great producer is absoluty essential.

CD: Hollywood Brats - Hollywood Brats
From: hair metal again Date: September 27, 2018 at 4:13
totally agree with the comments above and what we got here is certainly a glam rock pioneer ,as it is ahead of its time ,especially with the guitar lead parts!"chez maximes",'sick on you","another school day",'tumble with me " are fantastic songs with great vibe ,lyrics and the band shows superb attitude and great looks!essential in every hard rock collection ,as its one of those that set things up

CD: Enuff Z'Nuff - Diamond Boy
From: Doug Date: September 26, 2018 at 12:30
I agree, this is a decent album, but to think if Donnie was on vocals, how stellar this album would be. I agree with CC that the production tries hard to capture that Donnie sound, but it's not the real thing. Admittedly, I am biased since Donnie Vie is one of my all time favorite vocalist. Just my two cents...

CD: Gotthard - Human Zoo
From: Doug Date: September 26, 2018 at 12:22
Picked this up to the other day, man, Steve Lee was such a great singer.

CD: Blackfoot - Vertical Smiles
From: hair metal again Date: September 26, 2018 at 6:08
very good release for BLACKFOOT once again,living the southern blues elements aside and capturing the mid 80 s spirit!the performance is ok ,especially Ricky s vocals ,but i d prefer 1or 2 more energetic hard rockers !"young girl",'mornin dew","ride with you" are the highlights!EVERY release of BLACKFOOT is recommended

CD: Baton Rouge - Lights Out on the Playground
From: Doug Date: September 25, 2018 at 13:27
Admittedly, a band that I had little knowledge about. But I picked up this CD recently. It's taking a few spins for me to get into....

CD: Harem Scarem - Thirteen
From: Doug Date: September 25, 2018 at 13:24
Not great, not bad. Vocals on track 2 are really rough.

CD: Magnum - Marauder
From: hair metal again Date: September 24, 2018 at 4:13
pretty good live release for MAGNUM only after 2 albums ,but somehow captures the energy that new acts always have!most of the songs are from their 2nd one and their performance is solid & accurate and from the start you feel the strong character of that band!recommended for MAGNUM fans

CD: Blue Tears - Dancin' on the Back Streets
From: metalmaniac777 Date: September 23, 2018 at 14:39
It makes me weep blue tears into my amber beer (Budweiser ... what else would a self-respecting child o' the '80s drink?) to imagine how good some of these songs could've been if slathered with the same slick production afforded the self-titled debut. But alas, what we have instead is a hit-'n'-miss demo collection that weighs more heavily toward the misses than the hits. That said, crank up some of those killers ("Date With Destiny" will do nicely, thank you) and you'll find yourself transported back to the days when summertime rock was all about big hooks, sing-along choruses, and stacked harmonies. So while this album might not be a one way ticket to melodic hard rock heaven, it's not exactly road-kill on a dead end street either.

CD: Outloud - Virtual Hero Society
From: masmusic Date: September 22, 2018 at 11:31
Honoured to be the first to comment on this release! AWESOME!! no other words to describe! 10/10

CD: Stan Bush and Barrage - Stan Bush and Barrage
From: Mindcrime Date: September 22, 2018 at 1:55
Grabbed a VG+ vinyl a few years back, and it still sounds som fresh 31 years on. It never gets old listening to the mix of melodic rock and AOR. Great song writing and musicianship throughout. An talking of songs in soundtracks, this is also in one of the great B Movies of the 80's; The Wraith. One of the best AOR/Rock soundtrack albums! And the movie was released before the actual track.

CD: Virginia Value - Pray For Rain
From: hair metal again Date: September 21, 2018 at 5:12
ok debut for VIRGINIA VALUE performing some cool hard rock tunes with a balanced commercial sound between keys&guitars!the first 2 songs "liar" and "bodytalk" are truly excellent ,but the rest is average and overall it doesnt get that strong!it might seem strange but they reminded me of the band THE CAST from Canada

CD: Treat - Tunguska
From: 123charpenay Date: September 20, 2018 at 13:22
melodic rock give the mark of 98 for this album.i dream.treat turn in round.this album is only decent and exactly in the same vein of their last record.not catchy for me."coup de grace" is an exceptional record and a fantastic come back.but after........

CD: 38 Special - Bone Against Steel
From: 123charpenay Date: September 20, 2018 at 13:12
i can add after my two previous comments to be very complete that this record is far better than "rock n roll strategy".cause this album is varied.track 9 is a real great hard rock song ,track 13 a beautiful and very emotional ballad (far far better than "second chance),track 5 is a hit with a very catchy riff of acoustic guitar,tracks 10.3.8.and 12 smell good the south.these songs are some remarkable southern rock songs in the vein of masters like doc holliday or lynyrd skynyrd.the other songs are some a o r songs in the vein of rock n roll strategy."bone against steel" is the more long,the more mature and the more smart record of 38special.but maybe not the more catchy.

CD: Blackfoot - After The Reign
From: hair metal again Date: September 20, 2018 at 3:05
excellent release for BLACKFOOT back in 94 with great hard rockers like "after the reign","nobody rides for free",ballads like "it s all over now" and southern feel songs like "the road s my middle name",'hang time"!sounds overall so real and faithful to their basics!recommended

CD: Treat - Ghost Of Graceland
From: Eric3 Date: September 19, 2018 at 22:09
Following up over two years later... "I Don't Miss The Misery" is one of the catchiest choruses I have EVER heard.

CD: Treat - Tunguska
From: Eric3 Date: September 19, 2018 at 22:07
Now THIS is more like it! Treat's latest album shows that the Swedes can still write a killer song or 12. There are no bad tracks here (maybe some a little weaker than others, but nothing skip-worthy) and it's full of fist-pumping anthemic hard rock. "Rose of Jericho," "Build the Love" and "Undefeated" are all earworms that are impossible not to sing along to. Nicely done lads!

CD: Groundbreaker - Groundbreaker
From: Eric3 Date: September 19, 2018 at 19:35
Overland vocals + Sall songwriting + del Vecchio production = a polished, easy listen. The band name is ironic because there's certainly no ground being broken here, but it's executed much better than most of the Frontiers "supergroups" these days. I wouldn't say it sounds close to Work of Art - there's not enough Toto influence and the keyboards are too low in the mix for that - but the songs themselves are all pretty solid. I'm satisfied with this album.

CD: Treat - The Pleasure Principle
From: titothetitan Date: September 19, 2018 at 13:10
Another album the slowly grew-up on me and now I consider it an AOR classic. 'Rev it Up' is a great opener but it sounds so much better live (bonus track) than studio. 'Waiting Game' is ultra-catchy and one of their best songs. 'Take My Hand' a pleasant ballad. 'Fallen Angel' is also killer one. I'm looking for some live recordings of Treat. If you have something to trade: tito.the.titan@gmail.com

CD: Treat - Tunguska
From: titothetitan Date: September 19, 2018 at 9:20
Hi edukiki, I was a bit disappointed with the 'Ghost of Graceland' album because there were no up-tempo songs. In 'Tunguska' there are plenty of killer ones: 'Progenitors', 'Always Have Always Will', 'Best Of Enemies', 'Creeps'...

CD: Treat - Tunguska
From: edukiki Date: September 19, 2018 at 3:34
Album in style completely identical to the previous album GHOTS OF GRACELAND, the difference that in this the songs are much more loose at the same time as totally predictable, since they sound the same as the previous record. Not bad record, but, more than the shame of GHOSTS OF GRACELAND

CD: Treat - Tunguska
From: edukiki Date: September 19, 2018 at 3:32
Album en estilo completamente idéntico al disco anterior GHOTS OF GRACELAND, la diferencia que en este las canciones son mucho màs flojas a la vez que totalmente previsibles, ya que suenan igual que el disco anterior

CD: Loverboy - Get Lucky
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: September 18, 2018 at 16:29
That's absolutely one reason. Others? The grind of (in those days) producing an album every 18 months (at east); making music becoming more like a job that you go to every day whether you feel a spark or not; labels more or less forcing bands to work with outside writers (especially in the '80's) or just simple changing of tastes. Loverboy's sound is linked to the early '80's. That's neither good nor bad, it just is. They, like most bands, were a product of their time.

CD: 38 Special - Rock and Roll Strategy
From: edwithmj Date: September 18, 2018 at 14:24
OK time to expand... Definitely a more AOR album than a true southern rock one. Max Carl gave the band a more commercial sound with both his keyboards and his soongwriting. Rock & Roll Strategy is a great opener and helps propel Carl's voice into the band. What's it to ya? is a lacklustre Van Zant sung song - I find myself skipping it more often than not. Little Sheba and Comin' Down Tonight are two more standard AOR songs which work quite well, Midnight Magic is definitely my favourite - love the smooth vocals by Van Zant and the lyrics in this one. I can't understand the lack of excitement for Second Chance - it's fantastic! Great AOR ballad and near perfection in lyrics and vocals. Hot Lanta is a duet and is catchy enough while Never Be Lonely is a very melodic ballad with great guitars. Chattahoochee is pretty avoidable, Innocent Eyes is the last great song from the album with a wonderful duelling solo but the album ends with a whimper with Love Strikes. Essential in my opinion.

CD: 38 Special - Rock and Roll Strategy
From: 123charpenay Date: September 18, 2018 at 13:39
in my comment of 2011 i would write "more a o r than southern".it s a solid a o r affair only ,absoluty not at the same level than their sensational records of the start of the eighties.the mum of doghouse is totally right "second chance" is a nice little song not more.i never understand the success of this song.

CD: Loverboy - Get Lucky
From: edwithmj Date: September 18, 2018 at 12:46
Your 'five year rule' could easily be explained by bands' first and/or second albums being their best. Very few bands have albums after their first two that come even close to the brilliance of their first.

CD: Peter Cetera - One More Story
From: petermexico13 Date: September 18, 2018 at 11:54
Fine álbum by Peter Cetera, great musicianship and songs, David Gilmour plays guitar too,in "You Never Listen to Me" what a song, the álbum is good too. Producido por Patrick Leonard este es un gran álbum de Peter Cetera, sobretodo la parte media de lo que sería en su momento el lado 2 del disco, muy completo en general y vaya calidad en las composiciones. 100% recomendado aun cuando no te guste la voz de este cantante. Su mejor trabajo

CD: Hollywood Roses - Dopesnake
From: hair metal again Date: September 18, 2018 at 8:28
excellent review of Doghouse Reilly and a pretty good debut for HOLLYWOOD ROSES that could be better without the covers and with some better choruses!the sound is great and similar to VELVET REVOLVER s or an updated GNR one with that sleazy vibe all over that i so much love!i ve seen Michael Thomas on stage he s ok but nothing blowminding !recommended if you dig that particular sound

CD: The Night Flight Orchestra - Sometimes The World Ain't Enough
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: September 17, 2018 at 17:33
This likely won't come as much of a shock to people that live in the "melodic rock" world full-time, but for people who listen to heavier metal most of the time, it's no wonder NFO have become kind of a cult favorite, especially among younger folks who might not remember this sound from the first time around. This is very enjoyable stuff, with shades of Cheap Trick, Kiss, Foreigner, ELO, etc. (I'm even reminded a bit of Kix's Cool Kids, an album I've always had a soft spot for.) Well worth checking out, though, both for the AOR-lovers and for the metalhead crowd who can appreciate simple, good rock songs. Here's the thing though: maybe it's because we haven't heard these songs on the radio ten times a day, and don't have cherished memories of (supposedly) carefree youth attached to them, but nothing here is as indelible as those old hits. Again I wonder if the supply of viable hooks has a limit, or if our aging brains just don't take to newer music in quite the same way anymore.

CD: The Night Flight Orchestra - Sometimes The World Ain't Enough
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: September 17, 2018 at 17:21
Unlike lots of supergroups, side-projects, and bands with interchangeable parts, the Night Flight Orchestra is VERY different from the day job(s) of its members. Boasting members of Soilwork (Bjorn Strid) and Arch Enemy (Sharlee D'Angelo), NFO is a loving tribute to late-'70's pop-rock. Of course, longtime Soilwork fans have known Strid can sing, as he's been sprinkling this voice very effectively throughout thath band's work since 2002's Natural Born Chaos. Sometimes The World Ain't Enough is NFO's fourth album, and follows after Amber Galactic, both offering an energetic, melodic take on turn-of-the-decade radio rock. Here, as on the last album, they add in more danceable beats and what must've seemed like high-tech synths back in 1980, but there's still plenty of guitar crunch. They really capture the production sound, as well as the songwriting style, of that era, as the drums have that muffled, late-'70's thump, and the guitars have a warm tubey quality.

CD: Loverboy - Get Lucky
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: September 17, 2018 at 17:12
Hahahaaa! I do too, dude. I love music for its own ake as well. But I also like to put things in their place, in the context of their time. I'm endlessly fascinated by the ways that people relate to music and how it an take us back to a particular time in our own lives. But I'm not wrong, am I? You can try my Five-Year Hypothesis out. Pick any year, name the bands that were most popular (not necessarily the best); now skip ahead five years, and name how many of those bands were still truly firing on all cylinders, creatively and/or commercially.

CD: Loverboy - Get Lucky
From: edwithmj Date: September 17, 2018 at 16:30
Damn your reviews are depressing Doghouse. I think it's better to judge albums by the music they make not by how successful (or not) the bands were at the time.

CD: Loverboy - Get Lucky
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: September 17, 2018 at 15:21
Really kind of a snapshot of the times, as this was before metal went mainstream. So the flavor of the day was this glossy hard-rock with some new-wave undercurrents (bouncy rhythms, chirpy synths). It's recognizable as hard rock for the people (and they were the majority) who didn't spend their money on NWOBHM imports, but never accepted as metal by people who did. Much the way, years later, Warrant and Poison were hard enough for most people who didn't have any access to (or interest in) anything truly heavy or underground. And Loverboy later became poster boys and punching bags for cheesy '80's rock. But, for their time, they weren't half bad. These are well-written, well-played songs you only need to hear once before they're embeded in your brain. But again, Doghouse's Five-Year Hypothesis applies, and by the time Wildside came out in '87, they were done, no one cared, even with one last hit. Get Lucky is essential though, if you're sitting around some night pretending it's 1981.

CD: 38 Special - Rock and Roll Strategy
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: September 17, 2018 at 14:55
... humming keyboard foundation. And it is a nice little song. But like the rest, it feels like work. And that's because it is. And it got them their biggest hit on the pop charts (besting 'Caught Up In You" by four spots), but in the end, 38 Special's run was just about up. By the time Bone Against Steel came along in '91, only diehard fans and the clueless AOR programmers who made "The Sound Of Your Voicie" another hit (in that format) still cared. 38 Special were a band from another time. Some say rock 'n' roll is a young man's game, and maybe that's true, and it's albums like this that lend the idea credence.

CD: 38 Special - Rock and Roll Strategy
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: September 17, 2018 at 14:45
Yet another band that proves Doghouse's Five-Year Hypothesis, which states that all but the very biggest (and luckiest) bands only get about a half-decade period of peak effectiveness and relevance. 38 Special's heyday was in the early '80's. By this point, they were retooling (replacing Don Barnes with Max Carl, losing one of the drummers) and sounding (even) more corporate. These southern boys were no longer wild-eyed. They're middle-aged guys showing up to work. They were never the hardest-rockin' band in the world, and here they've settled into a friendly, vanilla sound. Their target audience is no longer young people riding around in their Camaros. It's not-so-young people who fondly remember riding around in their Camaros. AOR radio, gave them a few hits, out of loyalty and lack of imagination more than anything else, and the only one to survive the album cycle is the soft-rock ballad "Secondd Chance," a "nince little song" as my mom would call it, with its muted plucking and ...

CD: Survivor - Extended Versions
From: titothetitan Date: September 17, 2018 at 12:56
There's two additional songs in the CD/Dvd bootleg: 'It's The Singer, Not The Song' and 'I Can't Hold Back'.

CD: Treat - Tunguska
From: titothetitan Date: September 17, 2018 at 7:37
A very good release that trully follows their signature sound, more specifically, their last two albums. It doesn't have the same impact of 'Coup de Grace', but it's slightly better than 'Ghost of Graceland'. Most of the songs are catchy, but I was not very impressed with the last 3 songs. 'Tomorrow Never Comes' is a ballad with a nice piano introduction, but then it turn out to be a generic and a bit boring song. 'All Bets Are Off' and 'Undefeated' closes the album in not a very impressive way. But 'Progenitors', 'Best of Enemies', 'Rose of Jericho', 'Creeps', are excellent. 'Always Have Always Will' and 'Build the Love' are the highlights for me. Track 13 is the japanese bonus track, an acoustic version of 'Tomorrow Never Comes'. 87/100

CD: The Headpins - Head Over Heels
From: masmusic Date: September 16, 2018 at 8:55
Your correct! Was never released on CD, Very strange that it wasn't!

CD: State Of Rock - A Point of Destiny
From: hair metal again Date: September 14, 2018 at 9:40
excellent release for STATE OF ROCK and totally agree with cyclope59 ,if you like TONY MILLS &FRONTLINE you will be extremely satisfied!solid band &sound,strong anthemic songs and many long melodic lines that you will get used to after 3-4 spins!"heartless dreamer","don t make me cry","hanging in the balance " are the highlights of this great effort

CD: Bewarp - Funk'd Rapt'n Trash'd
From: 123charpenay Date: September 12, 2018 at 14:09
great record ,it s a very nice surprise cause this cd is a little special with a delicious funky touch.this band is talented and very eccentric.i like that .track 4 "upside down" is a brilliant cover of an exceptional disco s hit.i remember my youth.i can add that riffs and guitar s solos are excellent.

CD: Lucifer's Friend - Mean Machine
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 12, 2018 at 13:56
This is a very splendid release!!!,a mix of edgy Hard Rock combined with AORish moments...if you like bands such as Axe,Blackfoot or even early Foreigner then you might like this act...tracks # 1,2,3,4,5,6,8 & 10 are the ones for me...basically the whole album is a goodie one.86/100 ...btw John Lawton is a killer singer.

CD: Treat - Ghost Of Graceland
From: hair metal again Date: September 11, 2018 at 2:56
excellent release once again for TREAT delivering their anthemic sing along songs in high melodic lines !great songs,riffs,solos and overall a stellar musicianship though i d prefer the keys to be less modern and more on the typical 80 s sound!all the songs are remarkable even though i cant find any big hits ...been a TREAT fan since their Organized Crime days and i m always glad to hear from them

CD: The Night Flight Orchestra - Sometimes The World Ain't Enough
From: MetalllianStallion Date: September 8, 2018 at 23:03
Move over 'Cats In Space', you don't have the 70's retro rock market cornered. This is a talented band that screams multiple 70's/80's genre influences. Talk about range (from death metal to disco) the singer Bjorn Speed Strid is the lead "Growler' for Soilwork. This is a fun listen worth checking out.

CD: StoneLake - Thunder and Rain
From: MetalllianStallion Date: September 8, 2018 at 22:12
This is the first album by this band to make it on HH. This makes the case once again for much more popular artists to post duplicate "crossover" bands on HH and BrutalMetal as is done with this release. This is the 7th album and 3rd with founding member Jan Akesson. On "Thunder and Rain" they pulled back the reigns from Metal to MHR bumping up production standards from previous releases. This is their strongest album to date with some catchy guitar arrangements. but it's a bit generic sounding in places.

CD: Dare - Out of the Silence II
From: Eric3 Date: September 7, 2018 at 20:39
A re-recording of the original and yet the best song that didn't make that album "The Last Time" is still a rarity...shame...

CD: Steele - Steele
From: hair metal again Date: September 7, 2018 at 3:25
very good debut for STEELE back in 96 that was more a solo project than a real band thing!commercial hard rock music with great vocals ,good songs and overall this one could have some success if it was released through RCA as Jeff states in the 2011 rerelease!"tricks up my sleeve","flirtin with fame","love aint gonna change me" "live forever" are good songs and i suggest you buy that little indie asap

CD: Jimi Jamison - Never Too Late
From: hair metal again Date: September 5, 2018 at 13:22
excellent release for JIMI JAMISON even though all the songs are written by Martensson and there s not a standard band behind him!his voice is strong ,the songs are catchy and rocking and overall this one is better than expected!"i cant turn back","not tonight" and "the air i breathe" are the highlights of one of the best releases of the recent years

CD: The Headpins - Head Over Heels
From: AORvault Date: September 4, 2018 at 15:12
Love this album but does anyone really own this on CD? To my knowledge it has never been released on CD.

CD: Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell II (Back Into Hell)
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 3, 2018 at 23:01
An interesting release by the big "Meat"and,as usually,packed with very defined orchestration songs...# 1(hit single mid tempo killer ballad),2,3(originally recorded by Jim Steiman,Loaf's mentor),8 & 9 are the ones for me...enjobable stuff...85/100. :-)

CD: Marillion - Brave
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 3, 2018 at 22:53
A good album for me but not that extraordinaire as,with my due respect,is stated above.Tracks # 1,5,7,9,10 & 11 are fine songs for sure and any Marillion fan could easily like.80/100 :-)

CD: Q5 - Steel The Light
From: hair metal again Date: September 2, 2018 at 7:35
explosive hard rock debut for Q5 back in the mid 80s with an extremely raw,guitar driven hard rock sound !the riffs are excellent and there s alot of energy in the songs which are quite catchy!"lonely lady","steel the light:,"pull the trigger" and "ain tno way to treat a lady" are the highlights!essential

CD: Zero - Zero
From: hair metal again Date: September 1, 2018 at 11:01
pretty good hard rock release for ZERO with sensational guitar work ,fine vocals and ok songs but not any big hooks or choruses that could make it a great one!overall somehow it reminded me of VALENTINE (US) debut without being in the same level!"waiting for your love","the one and only" and "breathless" are the standout songs of this highly recommended release

CD: Universe Infinity - Rock Is Alive
From: 123charpenay Date: August 30, 2018 at 14:58
i m the first, so i imagine that all my friends of this site have missing this jewel.ok you can erase track 5 (a filler) and track 11 (the japan bonus track is a very big filler).the nine other songs are really very very great.the production is perfect clear and strong.the singer is excellent no problem.this swedish band play a top class hard fm.track 8"we were just dancing" reminds me tyketto.track 7"rock is alive" reminds me deep purple.track 6 "borns in flame" reminds me rainbow.track 1"start give all your love"is an pure magic hit of hard fm.the others songs smell good red dawn and the glory days of the eighties..this record is one of (rare) good surprise of 2018 with grand design,wet thundermother and aerodyne.this super album deserve, that masters like, rick in venezuela(are you ok friend cause i see at tv that your country is dead) ,my canadian cousin dany and all others fans of hard fm (sorry the list is too long)give a chance at this fabulous record.

CD: Gioeli-Castronovo - Set The World on Fire
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 30, 2018 at 7:03
I guess my Baton Rouge comparison has more to do with the textbooky, by-the-numbers "project" feel that I've remarked on in the past, rather than the actual quality of the songs. Baton Rouge were assembled (I use that word on purpose, as in assembly-line) by a songwriter who wasn't a member, like what Del Vecchio does. And it's the same style of smooth-voicced, flashy-but-tasteful-guitar melodic rock that, to me at least, is for the most part very safe and vanilla, very corporate. The difference is that in 2018, the supply of new hooks seems to be used up, unlike in Baton Rouge's time.

CD: Foreigner - 4
From: 123charpenay Date: August 29, 2018 at 18:04
hey doghouse my friend in 1980 i was 20.i was in the french army in germany in neustadt weinstrasse ,a very beautiful town with very very nice german peoples.a fantastic souvenir for me.don t be shame about "waiting for a girl like you "from foreigner it s one of the more beautiful ballads of the history with the scorpions s ballads.better ? i don t see.it s a real hit wich stay in the history of the music in general.i can say that you have very very good taste.

CD: Gioeli-Castronovo - Set The World on Fire
From: 123charpenay Date: August 29, 2018 at 17:54
on the bottom (i m not sure of my english sorry)in french we says "sur le fond".it s when we are ok with the main.finally i think i m "sur le fond" ok with doghouse".except his comparison with baton rouge.

CD: Gioeli-Castronovo - Set The World on Fire
From: 123charpenay Date: August 29, 2018 at 17:48
i m totally agree with eric not with dog house.yes dog house our italian friend mr del vecchio has his corner, i ve against nothing.and you and me fans of melodic rock have lot of chance that mr del vecchio keep the melodic rock flame alive.but honestly it s always the same music ,always the same italian musicians, always the same recipe,always the same sound, always the same formula he change only the singers.it s a little easy.yes it s pleasure for all melodic rock fans but it s "very easy" and finally very boring.baton rouge have absoluty nothing in common with del vecchio s projects.it s an exceptional,fantastic,sentational ,ect ect ect.. hard u s band driven but jack ponti ,a real genius who write a hit when you smoke a cigarette.jack ponti is a factory of hits.mr del vecchio is only a big fan of a o r with always the same sound.

CD: Talisman - Talisman
From: 123charpenay Date: August 29, 2018 at 17:30
hey tito i come back from my vacation in fuerteventura but i m sure, i can say that if john norum rejected these extraordinaries,fantastics,sentionals,ect ect ect songs he was so totally stupid,or totally drunked.

CD: Michael Ross - Do I Ever Cross Your Mind
From: 123charpenay Date: August 29, 2018 at 17:20
one morning michael ross the super singer of gypsy rose think my record with gypsy rose was an atomic bomb but it an increhensible commercial failure.so if i want success i have to be a clone of bon jovi (new fashion bruce sprinsteen influence).big big error.he sings very well like always, but this record is soft soft,pop pop, boring boring.good night friends make some beautiful dreams.

CD: Gypsy Rose - Rosary of Tears 1988-1991
From: 123charpenay Date: August 29, 2018 at 17:08
here all the songs of 1991 have a good sound.i imagine it s their second record finish but they don t find a deal with a record company who have the balls to put on the market a traditional and excellent hard melodic rock band.the three last songs of 1988 and 1989 have a very rotten sound of poor demos.in 1991 1992 it was the horrible grunge fashion wawe.in this time frenchies hard rock magazines were in erection in front of "slang" the horrible ,awful def leppard s "new sensation".in this time it was very very hard to be a fan of melodic rock.this stupid guys thinks that we were totally crazy.

CD: Gypsy Rose - Shattered Affair 1986-1989
From: 123charpenay Date: August 29, 2018 at 16:49
i m a very big fan of this canadian band who make only one cd in their career.it s a shame cause this band have a very big potential.here it s a collection of demos,most of them are really excellent but the sound is differenr song after song.it s a pity cause this very talented band deserve much better.

CD: Holy Soldier - Promise Man
From: hair metal again Date: August 29, 2018 at 4:51
3rd step for HOLY SOLDIER and as some bands did back in the day they completely changed theirsound,attitude and vibe !Promise Man can easily called a grunge release and actually it reminds me a lot to the 2nd WILDSIDE release!overall is a pretty good one with many ok songs and well performed ,but on the other side its not the same band!

CD: XsavioR - Caleidoscope
From: Japangea Date: August 28, 2018 at 22:55
Listen to Edman's both singing melodies and operatic way of singing.They loved to do Queen-ish space rock with this.No doubt.

CD: Survivor - When Seconds Count
From: titothetitan Date: August 28, 2018 at 14:14
'Burning Heart' would be displaced in this album.

CD: Survivor - Vital Signs
From: titothetitan Date: August 28, 2018 at 14:02
One of the best AOR albums ever. Jimi Jamison is a superb replacement and sings like a god. Nine brilliant songs. No fillers.

CD: Magnum - Vigilante
From: hair metal again Date: August 27, 2018 at 9:25
excellent release for MAGNUM back in 86 with an even stronger turn to a commercial path ,but without losing their basics!some good songs here ,but not great and an overall fine vibe."vigilante","sometime love","red on the highway" are the highlights!recommended

CD: Kip Winger - Thisconversationseemslikeadream
From: hair metal again Date: August 26, 2018 at 4:23
first solo release for KIP WINGER and as expected a clear masterpiece ,strong proof of his music excellence and his ability in songwriting&arrangements!beautiful melodies ,mellow vibe and much quality in every tune ,this one will satisfy every fan!boughtit just when it was released and enjoyed it much in the 90 s

CD: Foreigner - 4
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 26, 2018 at 2:01
You guys that actually read my comments are going to be shocked, but I have always really liked "Waiting For A Girl Like You." And I'm not even a big fan of Foreigner. There's just something so icy about that song that appeals to me. This album was released the summer I celebrated my first birthday, so I don't remember it per se, but I swear, certain songs I seem to have phantom memories of. I can almost reach them, but can't quite grab ahold. Foreigner (and AOR in general) were at their peak in '81, so for large masses of people, this is what passed for hard rock at that time. Metal, as it existed then, was still a couple years from truly going mainstream. Makes me think of a quote from Lars Ulrich, about putting an ad in a music magazine for other metalheads to jam with, and getting replies from people who said, "I like metal, I like Kansas, I like Styx." What can I say? It was a different time.

CD: Gioeli-Castronovo - Set The World on Fire
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 26, 2018 at 1:32
I think we all agree that Johnny Gioeli has the perfect voice for this style of music, and still sounds terrific. That's the good news. Now for the bad: it's another Del Vecchio "project," and the songs are as bland and interchangeable as ever. This "melodic rock" thing has been perfected down to a science long ago, and the result, however unintended, is the forgettable nature of so many of these types of releases. Writing these songs must be like cutting logs at the sawmill, or building cars on an assembly line. Every song has all the right parts exactly in their place, but they all end up going in one ear and out the other. Frontiers isn't the only culprit, as this kind of thing has been going on since bands like Baton Rouge, but Del Vecchio has the current market cornered, and I'm glad to see at least some others finally waking up to the skull-hammering dullness of this music. This is boring even for people still living in 1988.

CD: Tokyo Motor Fist - Tokyo Motor Fist
From: the rocker Date: August 24, 2018 at 10:19
Yes, strange name but a really good album. A fun "summertime" album.

CD: Sons of Apollo - Psychotic Symphony
From: hair metal again Date: August 24, 2018 at 3:53
totally agree with nobycane74 ,overall a good prog metal rock fused release with an expected excellent musicianship but somehow the songs arent so strong and the whole sound is overdone and sometimes is too much!"alive" and "god of the sun " are the highlights !

CD: Tokyo Motor Fist - Tokyo Motor Fist
From: Doug Date: August 23, 2018 at 12:40
Terrible name, terrific album!

CD: Survivor - Too Hot to Sleep
From: titothetitan Date: August 23, 2018 at 10:39
It's not as strong as the previous two albums but certainly good, and different. 'She's a Star', 'Desperate Dreams', 'Didn't Know It Was Love', 'Tell Me I'm the One' are the highlights.

CD: Survivor - Extended Versions
From: titothetitan Date: August 23, 2018 at 10:15
I have the Dvd bootlegs 'Live in Japan 1985' and '1986'.

CD: Survivor - When Seconds Count
From: titothetitan Date: August 23, 2018 at 9:03
Excellent follow-up to their masterpiece 'Vital Signs'. Outstanding vocals and keyboards. My favourites are 'How Much Love', 'Is This Love', and the beautiful ballad 'Man Against the World'.

CD: Gioeli-Castronovo - Set The World on Fire
From: Eric3 Date: August 22, 2018 at 19:01
This is yet another Frontiers project that boasts big names but delivers mediocre songs. The first track is amazing, and then the rest of the album falls into the same plodding, mid-tempo formula we've heard a billion times from a billion other del Vecchio albums. It's getting boring guys.

CD: Torme - Back to Babylon
From: hair metal again Date: August 21, 2018 at 12:23
very good debut for TORME with Phil Lewis s vocs shining and Bernie s performing really fine with many great lines!you can find straight rockers as well as more complicated tunes like "family at war" or "mystery train"!standout song is "eyes of the world" and overall a nice glam rock release

CD: Talisman - Talisman
From: titothetitan Date: August 21, 2018 at 10:11
This was supposed to be a second solo album by John Norum but he rejected the songs.

 

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