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Todd Rundgren Live In N.Y.C '78 MINI LP CD JAPAN CRCL-7701
Todd Rundgren Live In N.Y.C '78 MINI LP CD JAPAN CRCL-7701
FRANK ZAPPA Box (Later Works) JAPAN Set VACK-5914/5920 2007 NEW
FRANK ZAPPA Box (Later Works) JAPAN Set VACK-5914/5920 2007 NEW

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CD: Jim Peterik and World Stage - Winds of Change
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 16, 2019 at 12:47
Decent Westcoast/AOR album by the master Jim Peterik ...tracks # 9,10(nice) & 12(nice) are the ones for me but some other cuts like 1,2,4,5 & 7 can also be thrown into that bag.80/100

CD: Crazy Lixx - Forever Wild
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 16, 2019 at 12:23
Cool release!!!...this act is a "hit factory" all over...catchy songs,good riffs,nice vocals..what else could you ask for???...tracks # 1,2,3,4,6,8(nice),9 & 10 are the ones for me...the album reminds me of bands such as Danger Danger...enjoyable stuff indeed...85/100

CD: Soundtracks - Teachers
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 16, 2019 at 12:07
Nice soundtrack...my faves cuts are the ones by 38 Special,Joe Cocker(lovely song),Night Ranger,ZZ Top,Eric Martin,The Motels & Ian Hunter....enjoyable to say the least.85/100

CD: Helix - Old School
From: angel50 Date: June 16, 2019 at 3:43
this is a very very god cd one of helix better cds they put out

CD: Crazy Lixx - Forever Wild
From: 123charpenay Date: June 11, 2019 at 13:58
"ruff justice " their last record was an exceptionnal melodic hard rock realise.a top class hard f m affair."forever wild" follow exactly the same path,and the level of this new realise is always very very high.forget the average and repetive sleaze /glam of their first records.now their songs are more commercial,more catchy,more rich and more smart.absoluty no filler only killer songs with irresistible choruses,riffs and solos.great production ,great singer ,perfect for this kind of music.for sure it s one of the best realise of 2019.the japan import is not essential cause the bonus track n°11 is an acoustic /piano version of the catchy ballad "love don t live here anymore".i m not a big fan of this habit even if the song is good.in bonus track i prefer ,an other song or a live song.now it s a fashion in japan to add systematic a piano or acoustic version of one song of the album.

CD: Signal - Loud and Clear
From: 123charpenay Date: June 10, 2019 at 15:24
totally agree with edukiki.i ve never understand the extraordinary enthusiasm about this record.

CD: Signal - Loud and Clear
From: edukiki Date: June 10, 2019 at 10:23
there are people to say that this álbum is a classic of aor for me, this disc is pretty loose. It is missing stuck, strength and most important, more catchy songs. Only three of four remerkable songs, the rest very poors Nothing comparable to the first UNRULY CHILD disc, or READY TO STRIKE of King Kobra

CD: Bloodgood - Metal Missionaries
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 7, 2019 at 22:33
The original recording has an horrible poor sound but the reissue saved it :-)(2 bonus tracks,an interview plus a song).The ones for me are # 1,2 & 4...70/100

CD: Jack Starr featuring Rhett Forrester - Out of the Darkness
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 7, 2019 at 22:18
I own it on vinyl since it came out in '84 and the only thing i could say is that's quite a goodie Heavy Metal one.Rhett was kind of "the man" back then because of the good job with Riot.Tracks # 1,4,6,7 & 9 (catchy)are the ones selected to have under the spinning of my hi-fi.80/100 :-)

CD: Sinner - Germany Rocks - The Best Of Sinner
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 7, 2019 at 22:01
Great compilation by the blonde german rocker!!!...tracks # 1,2,5,6,7,8,10,11(AOR)& 15(AOR) are the ones for me.If you want to know his music for the first time then get this a.s.a.p.90/100

CD: Soundtracks - Vision Quest
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 7, 2019 at 21:49
Lovely soundtrack being the songs by Journey(♥,John Waite,The Style Council,Dio,Red Rider,Sammy Hagar,Foreigner and Madonna(♥the ones for me.85/100

CD: Soundtracks - Rocky IV
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 7, 2019 at 21:40
Cool soundtrack being the songs by Survivor,John Cafferty,James Brown,Robert Tepper(♥,Go West and Touch my faves.A worth one to have un your record collection.85/100.

CD: Xenon - Simple
From: hair metal again Date: June 4, 2019 at 11:14
hard rock masterpiece by XENON , a New Jersey band that shoulda been huge and if only the companies had listen to John Kalodner back in the day!classy commercial sound ,great solos ,sensational vocals and songs ,can t find something wrong and it s really hard for me getting this cd out of my player!hard rock perfection in the 90 s

CD: John Diva and the Rockets of Love - Mama Said Rock is Dead
From: metalmastermusic Date: June 4, 2019 at 11:04
I agree with the Steel Panther like assessment! The first few songs for sure until they get to Rock N Roll Heaven which is a lost Kid Rock tune and then Wild Life where it's a blatant rip off of Whitesnakes - Give Me All Your Love….this album should appeal to anyone who loves the 80's hairband era music. Great guitars and vocals. This should be on everyone's end of the year list for top 25 of the year.85/100

CD: Pretty Boy Floyd - Leather Boyz with Electric Toyz
From: CC Date: June 2, 2019 at 16:38
30 years after its release and it is still one of my favourite albums. It is cheesy, it is bubblegum but it is catchy as hell. I will say though that sometimes less is more. The re-issued version of it from the early 2000s put a bunch of tracks on it as bonus songs and I really wish they had not as most of them are just nowhere near as good as the original tracks, and some of them have absolutely no place on here. The only worthy addition was Slam dunk, which was the bonus track on the original Japanese release, and is actually one of their best songs (well it was actually an unreleased Quiet Riot song that the recorded, and is better than the version QR recorded later in their career).

CD: L.A. Guns - The Devil You Know
From: Doug Date: May 31, 2019 at 20:19
Not bad at all. Worth a listen, IMO.

CD: Tora Tora - Bastards Of Beale
From: Doug Date: May 29, 2019 at 19:05
Just picked this up, good album in my opinion. Worth a spin...

CD: Roulette - Now!
From: 123charpenay Date: May 29, 2019 at 13:52
roulette in french is "petite roue" (small wheel).in melodic rock roulette is a very good aor band from sweden.in 2008 their first record was "better late than never".it s a dresser of their songs from 1987 to 1991.it s a nice bunch of typical scandi aor in the vein of fate or dalton.this second record is a nice surprise many many years after their first songs.thomas lundgren have not the same voice than in eigthies but stay a very good singer.the sound is incredible,the production is absoluty perfect.i ve the feeling to be in the studio with the band.forget the scandi aor now they plays an excellent aor/hard fm ,now it s impossible to guess that they come from scandinavia.it s a very strong and a very consistant album.this is not the best record of 2019 but this realise is very easy and very nice to listen.all songs are good, no fillers.unfortunatelly the japan import have no bonus track.i recommand this very good record,fans of aor can t be disapointed.

CD: Hardline - Life
From: 123charpenay Date: May 27, 2019 at 13:57
thanx to frontiers records for keeping alive the flame of melodic hard rock.thanx to frontiers for making hardline s albums.this new realise is an atomic bomb.mr gioeli sing always like a god,years after years.the production is perfect ,all songs are killer songs.it s a fireworks ,an orgy of top class hard fm.big sound ,big guitars,irresistible choruses ect ect.track 12 is a nice ballad not essential and track 13(japan bonus track) is piano version of "this love" track 8 not essential so.nevertheless with the eleven first songs we touch the sky,we are in aor heaven.

CD: Shy - Misspent Youth
From: titothetitan Date: May 27, 2019 at 12:48
According to Tony Mills: "The producer was alienated, he sacked several sound engineers, he even left the recording session for two weeks. It was a disaster, a real case of too much too soon and too young to cope with it. I definetly regret doing it. It was a disaster musically, but that's about it."

CD: Dream Theater - The Astonishing
From: hair metal again Date: May 27, 2019 at 4:43
excellent release once again for the mighty DREAM THEATER ,creating a brilliant rock/metal opera with all the cliches but also adding their own style and elements!the result is fine and especially the vocal work by James is exceptional ,but because of the need to have a story the lead parts inside the songs are lesser and smaller and i d also like it to be a bit shorter !fans of the band will be satisfied of course

CD: Gregg Rolie - Gringo
From: Eric3 Date: May 25, 2019 at 22:16
"Don't Wanna Be Alone Tonight" is one of the greatest AOR songs EVER! Magical keyboards and chorus! Cheers Gregg!

CD: Roxxi - Drive It to Ya Hard
From: 123charpenay Date: May 25, 2019 at 5:59
it s always interesting to discover unknow bands for me, after comments on this site.all comments are excellent so i ve listen all this record on you tube.i can say that the guitar player is amazing.classic but great riffs and solos.but...the singer is average not more and the songs don t hooked me cause the choruses are not catchy.except track 8 "searching for the light" the best song of the record with a really good and catchy choruse.the rest is a bunch of good hard songs but all these songs have nothing special,nothing extraordinary.it s not a surprise if this band don t find a deal with a big company.in u s a there one thousand bands at the same level.

CD: Roxxi - Drive It to Ya Hard
From: CC Date: May 24, 2019 at 13:32
I recently stumbled on the video to the title track of this album by complete accident on YouTube recently, came here to check the comments on the album then went looking for the CD. Sadly it commands a reasonably high price of between £60 - £150 which is way more than I would ever pay for a CD. By some kind of miracle though I found one person selling a copy for £20 so jumped on that one without a second thought. Got the album this morning and have spun it a few times already today. What I can say is that a lot of the comments here are spot on, this is a great hard rock album and a mostly overlooked gem of the era. That said, nothing they do is original and I certainly would not say there are many "huge hits" on this, so it is kinda understandable it slipped under the radar. Sometimes though it is not about the big hit style songs, and where this wins is in its consistancy. Every song on here is great, and the musicianship is stellar. Worth a punt if you can get it cheap enough.

CD: Bloodgood - All Stand Together
From: 123charpenay Date: May 24, 2019 at 11:12
one of the best christian rock record ever with a great production and an exceptional singer.only killer songs on this cd ,no filler.

CD: Bloodgood - Rock in a Hard Place
From: 123charpenay Date: May 24, 2019 at 11:08
for being totally honest i can add that the production is not exceptional(too raw not enough polished).

CD: Crazy Lixx - Forever Wild
From: MetalllianStallion Date: May 20, 2019 at 2:28
The band's first choice for the name of this release was "Forever Feral", but Steel Panther already has dibs on that title. After Crazy Lixx's last and most polished effort "Ruff Justice'(2017) "Forever Wild" IMO is a bit of a let/step down and dare I say candy-ass (domesticated) on some tracks. This is a glam/sleaze band isn't it? "Silent Thunder" reminds me of the transition of King Kobra "Ready to Strike' to the keyboard driven "Thrill of a Lifetime". Anybody remember the Iron Eagle soundtrack? I could easily imagine hearing "Eagle", another weak mid tempo track (with real eagle squawks) on that one. Every band has it's sweet-spot, but I think Crazy Lixx lost the line in the sand between being melodic and MHR with attitude/balls. I like a handful of songs, but it might be time for C.L. to get back to basics. Ruff Justice IMO pushed the envelope as far as possible for the band, straddling the polished MHR line but still having a punch.

CD: Shameless - Backstreet Anthems
From: CC Date: May 19, 2019 at 20:16
Just been talking to Alexx Michael about some stuff and we got onto the subject of the fact this album came out 20 years ago ... fuck me, when this came out we were like "fuck yeah, old school glam is back" and suddenly its 20 years later. How the fuck did that happen?

CD: Devil's Hand - Devil's Hand
From: gregor_zamza Date: May 19, 2019 at 15:44
If you love Slamer, Seventh Key & Steelhouse Lane - this CD is true gift for you! Mike Slamer is The Master of AOR. Andrew Freeman sing like God! Super!!

CD: Fortune - II
From: Theroadstar Date: May 19, 2019 at 15:08
Fantastic effort! Anybody who liked the original or anything under the Harlan Cage banner will love this too. And for anybody who hasn’t heard those classic albums but loves classic AOR and melodic rock will lap this up - to be enjoyed. Uplifting vocals in that great timbre, keyboards that raise all songs to a wonderful melody and guitar that rocks when it needs to. Go and listen now, you won’t be disappointed!

CD: Hardline - Life
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 19, 2019 at 13:46
The Stallion says, "Far from the gold standard of [1992], but good enough for today." Interesting comment, and telling. Sometimes I feel like the supply of good hooks is finite. Is it because we're all older now and nothing sticks the way it did when our brains were younger and more malleable? Or have we really used up most of the melodies? So much of this "melodic rock" that you guys swoon over, all this Scandi-AOR and all these Frontiers pick-up bands ... they just blur on by, technically adept, but rarely hitting home. Even Johnny Gioeli, who still has the perfect voice for this kind of music, is hurting for hooks.

CD: Vamp Le Stat - Bloodline
From: Majestic12 Date: May 18, 2019 at 22:50
Great album, sounds similar to other early 90s unknown bands like Slam St. Joan, Bad Angels, 21 Guns (Australia), Shut Up & Drive or Disturbance.

CD: Gioeli-Castronovo - Set The World on Fire
From: Eric3 Date: May 17, 2019 at 11:44
Oh, and the Lady Antebellum cover...whose idea was that?! WTF?

CD: Hardline - Life
From: MetalllianStallion Date: May 16, 2019 at 22:31
Hardline the original band is long gone as it's been the Johnny Gioeli and friends show after the debut with a revolving door of musicians. Even his own brother bowed out after "II (2002)'. Gioeli has been having allot collaborations as of late, including with the underwhelming 'Robert Rodrigo Band', and a solo release last year. Since the only member from 'Double Eclipse' (Deen Castronovo), who he also made an album with last year. You would think he would have been on "Life" for nostalgia sake. As it's obvious this is a grab at (1992) gusto. The opening track "Place To Call Home" sounds like a b side track from "Double Eclipse" as it's a catchy song and probably the best glimpse of former glory post D.E.. The band also does a nice tribute to Queen (Freddie Mercury) with " Who Wants To Live Forever". In (2019) you take what you can get in the MHR world, as "Life" is no where near the debut's gold standard, but it's good for today.

CD: Glass Tiger - The Thin Red Line
From: hair metal again Date: May 16, 2019 at 9:27
excellent debut for GLASS TIGER that captures that classic 80 s vibe in sound and looks !Jim Vallance is a star and produces in a great massive way that gives the chance to the band to succeed!all the songs are very strong ,destined to be on the radio and overall Thin Red Line is a classic pop rock release

CD: Sapphire Eyes - Breath of Ages
From: 123charpenay Date: May 15, 2019 at 13:47
good a o r music but this record have a very big problem.the singer is very limited,he is bad.with a so weak singer it s impossible to touch the sky.

CD: Sapphire Eyes - Sapphire Eyes
From: 123charpenay Date: May 15, 2019 at 13:39
even if tracks 4 and 7 are excellent this record stay only a decent a o r affair not more.i can add that i hate the voice of mikael erlandsson

CD: Tangier - Tangier
From: 123charpenay Date: May 15, 2019 at 13:31
hum decent american hard us with big touches of a o r.the sound is awful ,it s a nightmare.this poor record have absoluty nothing in common with their two exceptionnel others records.keep your money friends .

CD: X-Caliber - Warriors Of The Night
From: juan carlos Date: May 15, 2019 at 9:34
Wow, don't see almost anything comments about this classic US Metal stuff. I recommend this one to any fan of HH out there!

CD: King Kobra - Hollywood Trash
From: titothetitan Date: May 15, 2019 at 9:08
...and even the re-recording of 'Ready to Strike' sounds dreadful.

CD: Burning Rain - Face The Music
From: Doug Date: May 14, 2019 at 16:19
Has a real Dead Daisies feel to it, I like it.

CD: Fortune - II
From: aTomiK Date: May 14, 2019 at 13:30
Yeah, this is pure magic! No filler in sight, L.A. Greene still got the pipes and the band is smokin´. Fantastic comeback and thank you Frontiers for making this happen!

CD: Leverage - Determinus
From: aTomiK Date: May 14, 2019 at 11:51
What a comeback! Lots of amazing tunes here and the cd includes some best melodic heavy metal moments i´ve heard in this millennium. Loved the old line-up but this new one is also something special so thanks guys and keep ´em coming!

CD: U.F.O. - The Visitor
From: Doug Date: May 13, 2019 at 16:35
I like tracks 1,3,8 and 9. Decent album.

CD: Def Leppard - Hysteria
From: titothetitan Date: May 13, 2019 at 15:42
I'm surprised with the high score (9.2) . I didn't like it at all. All the songs sounds the pretty much the samey. I can't get into the songs. Only 'Gods of War' caught my attention. That's it.

CD: Joan Jett - Pure And Simple
From: hair metal again Date: May 13, 2019 at 14:21
excellent release once again for the great JOAN JETT back in 94 ,always faithful to her street rock n roll sound &attitude that delivers for so many years like no one else!the musicianship is the finest as you expect from such talented musicians and many great songs are offered like "brighter day","as i am","consumed"!highly recommended

CD: Slade - Get Yer Boots On - The Best of Slade
From: Palash Date: May 13, 2019 at 12:36
Very good compilation album. I heard Gudbye T'Jane from Britny Fox & Cum on Feel the Noize from Quiet Riot. I didn't this twos are originally from Slade. My oh my is a good ballad.

CD: West Bound - Volume I
From: Rob Rocker Date: May 13, 2019 at 11:34
Solid release, and I agree with the Whitesnake/Zepplin comparison with maybe a bit of Aerosmith/Boston/Foghat. Definitely a "classic rock" inspired CD. I really like West's voice, and there are some great songs. My complaint is that IMO the production is awful, very coarse, high end, treble, "shrill". It's like there is no lows or mids in the mix, all you hear is snare drum, toneless guitar and the top end of the vocals.

CD: The Screaming Jets - All For One
From: Palash Date: May 11, 2019 at 13:22
Everybody will believe if you say it's David Lee Roth.

CD: Motley Crue - Quaternary
From: CC Date: May 7, 2019 at 12:12
Just listening to this again today and decided to read the comments on here, and have to say I am pretty much in agreement with Wardy. The original version of this was a mail away bonus and the Jap version was just an extension of that. To break it down, the four members all recorded a song that they felt represented them and did not fit the "Crue" style. Planet boom is one of Tommys stronger tracks, but I far prefer the version that was on the b-side to one of their singles (Afraid I think). Father was not that bad either, and far superior to the crap that made it onto the "58" album, which was obviously born out of this song. Bittersuite is a cool chilled out instrumental showing there is more to Mick than people give credit for. And Friends is 100% Beatles/Lennon in style. As for the rest, Babykills, 10,000 miles away and Living in the no are all cool, but Hypnotized is great (& featured on the b-side of Hooligans holiday). The hooligan remix I also liked. But not for everyone.

CD: Buckcherry - Warpaint
From: Doug Date: May 7, 2019 at 11:42
Yeah, I would rank this in the middle of all their releases. It has some moments, but overall, nothing memorable. I do like Josh Todd as a vocalist, though.

CD: Fortune - II
From: 123charpenay Date: May 6, 2019 at 13:06
this record is a divine surprise.34 years after their exceptional debut album,fortune come back with a killer cd.for me at the same level than their first jewel.they plays a fantastic aor in their only style.the songs are catchy ,with beautiful melodies.this album is varied.tracks 1.3 and 9 are some hard f m atomic bombs.the other songs are more close than their first realise.the japan import is essential cause the bonus track (live)"livin in a dream world" is a killer song.fortune realise one of the best come back ever!!!!!!!!

CD: Angelica - Angelica
From: CLOUD FORCE Date: May 5, 2019 at 17:12
amazing album,even if the top song is the ending track with ken tamplin on vocals!

CD: Fortune - II
From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 5, 2019 at 15:03
A decent comeback rather than a fantastic one...nothing to be compared in here with the band's 1985's debut but at least the effort is quite worthy.Tracks # 3,4,5,6,7,(nice),8,9 & 10 are the ones for me (98% of the album)...recommended stuff and good to have them back of track after so many years of absence.85/100

CD: 220 Volt - Power Games
From: hair metal again Date: May 5, 2019 at 3:00
very good oldschool heavy metal music for 220 VOLT back in 84 with some melodic hooks here and there !nothing spectacular ,but pretty solid and some nice guitar solos are offered and along with their clear and true approach they manage to capture a certain vibe!"dont go","firefall" and "night without end" are the highlights

CD: Fortune - Fortune
From: 123charpenay Date: May 3, 2019 at 10:55
yes too much reverb i ve the feeling that the singer sing in a jar.the sound is bad,the production is muddy but with the first harem scarem,the first dare one of the best a o r record of the hisrory.

CD: Motley Crue - The Dirt Soundtrack
From: MetalllianStallion Date: April 30, 2019 at 23:15
A David Lee Roth quote applies to the Crue's career in spades. "An ounce of image is worth a pound of performance" Take away the band's image and what do you have? You would think Motley would have at least one good track stashed away as the new songs on this soundtrack are weak. Especially Machine Gun Kelly (rapper extraordinaire) which must explain why he plays Tommy Lee in the "The Dirt" movie as well as singing on the title song. This biopic is released at least a decade too late as it lacks the magic of say "Rock Star", transporting you back in time to the 80's. It felt like watching a rated (R) TV version of the band's history. It should have been loaded with cameos from back in the day (CGI sunset strip mummy makeovers), not a stunt Ozzy (give me a break). For those who care there where all sorts of inaccuracies in this whitewashed portrayal of the band. The producers could have gotten the real Steven Adler for $50 to play himself who found Sixx on deaths door from a O.D.

CD: Soundtracks - The Karate Kid
From: MetalllianStallion Date: April 30, 2019 at 22:09
The KK movie series was beat to death like a dead horse with 5 movies so I wasn't really expecting much when youtube originals released the series 'COBRA KAI' last year. It has the original 2 lead actors now present day. This series has a underlying 80's theme, loaded with hard rock (RATT, Foreigner, GnR.) Some of the tracks sound like studio musicians made to order for the show. There's constant in your face reminder of the way things use to be (circa' 80's) compared to now. Much better than I expecting, as I am tired of being PC PREACHED to every time I watch a movie or a series as this show is a pleasant rebellious surprise. Season 2, just dropped a week ago, and is not quite as good as season 1 IMO. COED KARATE kicks in, As we know in the movies is just like real life, as it's common for a 100lb woman to toss around a 200lb man like a rag doll. Never less, here's a clip of what to expect in the show. 'Cobra Kai 'Kick that panzy bitch in the face' youtube.com/watch?v=K9MBJt53bgo

CD: Pat Benatar - Live From Earth
From: dany69 Date: April 30, 2019 at 18:26
What A Masterpiece,,,, 80s 4 everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

CD: FM - Indiscreet
From: titothetitan Date: April 30, 2019 at 15:49
Never understood all the hype about this album. It's a decent album with a few stand-out songs (That Girl, I Belong To the Night,Love Lies Dying) but I don't think it sounds as strong as the Treat, Strangeways, H.E.A.T albums. 78/100

CD: Seven - 7
From: titothetitan Date: April 30, 2019 at 15:11
I like the vocals & production but overall I can't get into the songs. 'Shoot to Kill' starts with a killer intro but the song doesn't delivers what it promises. 'Diana' is one of the most boring and generic ballads I've ever heard. 'Inside Love' I think it's the only stand-out song in this album.

CD: Mark Free - Long Way From Love
From: titothetitan Date: April 30, 2019 at 12:35
Mark Free sings amazingly well in the live album but the band can't recreate the magic of the studio albums due the lack of keyboards and decent backing vocals. Just listen carefully to the souless live version of Iron Eagle.

CD: Cadillac Bratz - Fasten Your Seatbelts
From: hair metal again Date: April 30, 2019 at 8:19
once again Geoff hits the spot with this one!very good but not great release for CADILLAC BRATZ , a band the delivers commercial hard rock music and they remind me of STRANGER along with the softer TWISTED SISTER stuff maybe!good overall with songs like "diamond disease" and "p.y.b.u.m." but cant find any real thrilling hooks !ommended of course

CD: Von Groove - Von Groove
From: Palash Date: April 29, 2019 at 2:05
Good album. Voice is like Jani Lane of Warrant.

CD: New American Shame - New American Shame
From: hair metal again Date: April 28, 2019 at 16:15
from Second Spin .com!

CD: Farrcry - Can't Bargain With God
From: hair metal again Date: April 28, 2019 at 16:13
excellent commercial hard rock music for FARRCRY with a very solid guitar driven sound and a certain ability in ballads and md tempos mostly!"i ll be the one","one sumer night " ,"loving you" and "cant bargain with god" are very good songs and overall a fine indie release that has also a slightly 90 s feel

CD: New American Shame - New American Shame
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: April 26, 2019 at 18:26
That's cool, man, where'd you get it?

CD: Dokken - Shadowlife
From: titothetitan Date: April 26, 2019 at 14:55
For me this is in the same level of King Kobra - Hollywood Trash, maybe worse.

CD: H.E.A.T. - Live in London
From: titothetitan Date: April 26, 2019 at 14:44
I don't like live albums that much because If they're not some shitty bootlegs then they are live in the studio with lots of post-production crap added in. Overall I enjoyed this release even if they overdubbed the choruses in 'Mannequinn Show' and included very few songs of the Kenny era. 85/100

CD: Brother Firetribe - Live At Apollo
From: titothetitan Date: April 26, 2019 at 14:21
Both CD and Dvd suffers from bad backing vocals and other issues. The drum sound is too loud and you can barely hear the guitar. If in most live records there's some post-production tweak added-in I wonder why they didn't corrected theses issues. That's why I don't like live albums. If they're not some shitty bootlegs then they are live in the studio with lots of crap added in.

CD: Dokken - Back for the Attack
From: titothetitan Date: April 26, 2019 at 12:52
I agree that this their best album. It's even better than the killer 'Under Lock And Key'. Lynch has never sounded so amazing with his riffs as it sounds here. Production is very good. The definitive Dokken album.

CD: New American Shame - New American Shame
From: hair metal again Date: April 26, 2019 at 1:39
hey Doghouse i own the copy with 8 songs , great rockin vibe all over man,rock on

CD: Toss 'N' Turn - Freestyle
From: hair metal again Date: April 26, 2019 at 1:34
excellent commercial hard rock release for TOSS N TURN with their sound being somewhere between SARAYA,STUN LEER !the production is polished ,the musicianship very good and the songs pretty strong!"heart growing old","hungry"and "one night and a heartache" are great songs indeed!brilliant

CD: Radar - RPM
From: 123charpenay Date: April 25, 2019 at 13:26
i can add that the lone little problem is that the production is a little muddy with the bass guitar.not enough clear at my taste.

CD: The End Machine - The End Machine
From: Doug Date: April 25, 2019 at 10:59
Finally got my hands on this, and I'm digging it. Already penciling it in on my Best CDs of 2019 HH list.

CD: Dokken - Beast From The East
From: titothetitan Date: April 25, 2019 at 8:50
Awesome live show! Dokken plays their best songs. But you can clearly hear some post-production on it. Still, I would love to see this on Dvd. 95/100

CD: Steeler - Steeler
From: dany69 Date: April 24, 2019 at 18:47
Ron Keel . Malmsteen, !!! You Can't Find Better,,Awesome Album

CD: Dokken - Under Lock and Key
From: titothetitan Date: April 24, 2019 at 9:32
An OK album just like the previsous one. I liked the melodic songs more, 'Don't Lie to Me' and 'Will the Sun Rise'. Production is great, guitar player is awesome. 80/100.

CD: Dokken - Tooth And Nail
From: titothetitan Date: April 24, 2019 at 7:18
I'm not a big fan o Dokken but there are some songs that I liked in this 'Just Got Lucky', 'Into the Fire', 'Alone Again'. And 'Without Warning' is the best intro I ever heard in an album. 80/100

CD: New American Shame - New American Shame
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: April 23, 2019 at 22:29
It's not an indie, dude, at least not in this form (released on Atlantic, just before that label got swallowed up in mergers). But eight of the twelve songs did make up the band's original indie release on something called Will Records. Four more were recorded for this major-label debut. You don't even have to listen too closely to hear the difference in production between those four and the original eight. Spoiler alert: the new songs were "Down In The Valley," "Rather Be Rich," "Somethin' Right" and "Lesson In Cool."

CD: Dokken - Beast From The East
From: titothetitan Date: April 23, 2019 at 21:16
Live in Tokyo, Japan, April 1988.

CD: Unruly Child - Can't Go Home
From: titothetitan Date: April 23, 2019 at 9:51
Here's come the second major disappointment with UC - the first being their average 'III' album and now this. Production is awful (just listen the drum sound & backing vocals) and it eclipsed the songs. For me their comeback album (Worlds Collide) is their best work so far. 70/100

CD: King Kobra - Kollection
From: titothetitan Date: April 23, 2019 at 7:59
So this is their third and fourth album special edition release or what? my guess is that you buy the third and take the fourth bonus because it's god awful !!

CD: New American Shame - New American Shame
From: hair metal again Date: April 23, 2019 at 1:36
excellent debut for NEW AMERICAN SHAME with their sound being close to bands like JUNKYARD,BUCKCHERRY with that dirty street basic hard rock approach and those rough vocals!"under it all","broken bones" and "doghouse" are the def highlights of this fine indie release

CD: Sgt. Roxx - Push and Squeeze
From: ninjapeter Date: April 21, 2019 at 15:25
All the songs on this album ae one their next album so why pay $80 for this EP

CD: Toto - 40 Tours Around The Sun
From: masmusic Date: April 21, 2019 at 14:29
I love Toto, But how many live CDs are you going to put out? Out of all the others this is the worst! They butchered all the songs and their rendition of Africa sucks big time. Not even worth a rating!

CD: Exxocet - Mighty Jungle
From: 123charpenay Date: April 20, 2019 at 2:47
excellent hard rock from south america.(chile)

CD: The End Machine - The End Machine
From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 19, 2019 at 12:19
For me it sounds like a mix of Whitesnake and Winger but obviously Lynch Mob and Dokken can also be thrown in that blender(wonder why).Tracks # 1,2,3,5,8(fave one),10(fave),11(fave)...enjoyable solid stuff...80/100

CD: 99 Crimes - 99 Crimes
From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 19, 2019 at 12:04
A cool release of a band that sounds Europe influenced all over(including the vocalization of Paul Lidel is 100% Joey Tempest)...tracks # 1,2,3,4,8,9 & 10 are my friends in here ...f you have followed Paul's career in his previous bands(Dangerous Toys & Dirty Looks) then give the "99's" a chance.80/100

CD: Skid Row - Thickskin
From: hair metal again Date: April 19, 2019 at 2:28
excellent comeback release for the mighty SKID ROW with the band continue where the Subhuman stopped !the same vibe,less anger ,mellower productionand approach and a bit updated sound without losing their identity and the most important the songs are very very good!Johnny does a good job abd after a few spins you ll realize how good album this is !

CD: Harlow - Harlow
From: dany69 Date: April 18, 2019 at 22:47
Yeah Bro, j'ai ce CD pure amazing,,, et aujourd'hui j'ai trouvé le picture disc de Roxette Joyride,,,,WOW that is rare bro,,, still can't believe Roxette is still not here ((( but of course Shania Twain ??????????????? passe un bon Weekend Bro,!!!! And listen To Your heart, !!!!!!!!!

CD: Mantissa - Mossy God
From: Majestic12 Date: April 18, 2019 at 19:48
Great album, I liked it at first listen. @Blue Charvel: Funny that you mentioned Animal Bag because they seem to have many connections to Mantissa (not only musically) and this is how I've heard about Mantissa. I was looking at the Animal Bag debut album page at discogs and wanted to check who's responsible for the... art direction on this CD (I just love the cover art on this album ). It turned out it's Michael Bays and I checked briefly other albums that this guy was involved in and I noticed Mantissa's Mossy God album which looked somehow interesting. There was the "Land of The Living" low quality video linked on this album's discogs page and I immediately loved it. I know I wrote detailed description of how I got to know them but I wanted to show how random situations can lead you to new music BTW another Mantissa/Animal Bag connection - Terry Date who produced Mantissa debut album also produced the second Animal Bag album which was dropped just before its planned debut.

CD: Rick Springfield - The Day After Yesterday
From: Doug Date: April 18, 2019 at 14:16
Very enjoyable album of covers. Springfield is an artist I'm come to appreciate more over the years.

CD: Harlow - Harlow
From: 123charpenay Date: April 18, 2019 at 13:39
hi dany. teresa straley have singing on the first from the fire record.track 7 "sparks and flame".exceptional.

CD: Princess Pang - Princess Pang
From: dany69 Date: April 17, 2019 at 18:21
Great & Amazing Finaly Find it,,,

CD: Harlow - Harlow
From: dany69 Date: April 17, 2019 at 18:06
Damn can't believe some comments,,, Some love Saraya and not this ???? OK This Album is Awesome......

CD: Signal - Signal Live
From: titothetitan Date: April 16, 2019 at 16:12
I have the Dvd of this concert and put it on Youtube. 'Live in Lincoln, Nebraska, 1990'

CD: Mark Free - Long Way From Love
From: titothetitan Date: April 16, 2019 at 16:09
I thought this was an awesome album back 12 yrs ago when I was a teenager. But listening to it now I still think Mark Free is an fantastic singer but the album is far from being perfect. Production is awful (just listen to the drum machine troughout the album... ugh!) and it turns some songs really annoying to the ears (High Life, Hard Heart to Break). With a better production and better choice of demos (yes, these are demos that Mark recorded in the late 80's) the album could have been huge.

CD: King Kobra - Ready to Strike
From: titothetitan Date: April 16, 2019 at 16:00
When I was a teenager i thought this album was awesome and one of the best in the genre. But now that I'm 30 I think this is only a, Ok album, with a great singer and drummer. Nothing more. Lyrics are very cheesy and the guitar and bass players are too posers.

CD: Nasty Idols - Vicious
From: hair metal again Date: April 16, 2019 at 12:47
explosive sleazy hard rock music for NASTY IDOLS and a great release overall with a very strong guitar driven sound ,rough vocals and lots of attitude!"heads down (in tinseltown)","dance of the wicked","hellhouse" ,"black shot " are great songs indeed

CD: Mountain - Go For Your Life
From: edwithmj Date: April 15, 2019 at 19:59
Mountain had a more commercial sound in this one similar to what ZZ Top were doing at the same time and it works really well for me. My favourites are Hard Times, Spark and Babe in the Woods. Little Bit of Insanity is my final pick and was dedicated to former bassist Felix Pappalardi, who was shot by his wife in 1983.

CD: Mountain - Climbing!
From: edwithmj Date: April 15, 2019 at 19:51
Good to see Mountain on this site. Mountain sound like the perfect mix of hard and southern rock in my opinion and the only drawback is that the tracks sound like they need remastering. My favourites are the hard rocking Mississippi Queen, the Skynyrd-esque Silver Paper and the instrumental To My Friend.

CD: Wraith - Riot
From: 123charpenay Date: April 15, 2019 at 13:24
i discover this band with the comments of hair metal.i ve heard several songs on you tube.musically it s very strong.yes the guitar work is sensational,but the "singer" is awful.it s a slaugther he have absoluty no voice.it s very regrettable.

CD: Beg Borrow and Steal - Push and Shove
From: 123charpenay Date: April 15, 2019 at 13:15
coucou mon ptit cousin canadien.pour te faire une idée tu peux écouter sur you tube.je confirme tina egan,sandy saraya mais aussi la chanteuse de romeo s daughter sur une ou deux chansons a o r.bonne semaine dany.à bientot.

CD: Wraith - Riot
From: hair metal again Date: April 14, 2019 at 15:08
read Geoff!excellent hard rock release with a heavier edge and sensational guitar work as well!

CD: TNT - Intuition
From: dany69 Date: April 12, 2019 at 19:33

CD: H.E.A.T. - Greatest H.e.a.t.s
From: titothetitan Date: April 12, 2019 at 15:48
I was a bit disappointed with the choice of songs. How could they leave out 'Bring the Stars', 'Keep on Dreaming', 'Feel the Heat'? And just two songs from their second album Freedom Rock - which I consider their best one - were included. Still, there's some really cool & unreleased stuff in disc #2.

CD: Circus of Power - Magic and Madness
From: hair metal again Date: April 12, 2019 at 6:00
excellent release for CIRCUS OF POWER and probably their best back in 93!everything sounds big here and the songs are very well performed and produced and it seems to me that COP reached their top !a fine hard rock vibe is offered and strong songs like "heaven and hell",'swamp devil","evil woman" and "waitin for the wizard" but also fine ballads like "slip away" and "circles"!great stuff indeed

CD: Beg Borrow and Steal - Push and Shove
From: dany69 Date: April 11, 2019 at 19:47
Saraya you say, damnnnnnnnn i will check this now,thanks bro,,, Love Has Taken It's Toll, )))) j'aime Saraya dans Shocker Timeless love,,Amazing Bro,,,,,,

CD: Beg Borrow and Steal - Push and Shove
From: dany69 Date: April 11, 2019 at 19:44
j'ai vraiment besoin de me mettre a jour damn it,,)))))))

CD: Bad English - Backlash
From: dany69 Date: April 11, 2019 at 19:43
Great comments as always mon petit cousin ,!!!!!!!!! Drole j'etais juste en train d'ecouter the first Bad English,,, ( when i See your Smile ) a pure classic Bro,,mais je vais regarder pour ce bootleg,,,Merci my Bro,,take care,,Danny,!!!

CD: Talisman - Talisman
From: titothetitan Date: April 11, 2019 at 16:03
Hi 123charpenay, my guess is that Norum wanted to play a heavier sound (remember he left Europe just to do that) and the Talisman songs were to much AORish for him. Shame. Göran Edman originally sang the demos.

CD: Beg Borrow and Steal - Push and Shove
From: 123charpenay Date: April 11, 2019 at 12:18
i ve find this treasure in the attic of schmankerl records ,the home of dieter ,the magician.this record is one of the best female fronted realise ever.the sound is perfect ,the production is excellent.only killer songs on this album.lauralei combs is an exceptionnal singer.she reminds me tina egan (if only) and sandy saraya.imagine the level!!!!this record is varied songs 9 and 10 are some marvellous hard rock songs.the rest is pure magic a o r.this jewel is essential for all fans of if only and saraya(first album).this cd is a real raritie very hard to find cause it s a limited edition (500 copies only).so if you have the chance to find it.....buy buy buy!!!!!!!!

CD: Bad English - Greatest Hits
From: titothetitan Date: April 10, 2019 at 16:13
hello 123charpenay, there are different releases of the 'Lost Tapes'. Some includes demos of Waite's solo career, others don't. I recommend you to find the one with 11 tracks which are only Bad English songs. But whether release it is, the quality isn't the best. So look for the CD or the lossless files. I have only in 320K. Nvertheless I simply love the songs 'Hard Rain' and 'Who Is This Talking'.

CD: Lillian Axe - Lillian Axe
From: dany69 Date: April 10, 2019 at 16:00

CD: Valentine - Valentine
From: dany69 Date: April 10, 2019 at 14:54
What a GREAT band,,,a Great kind of mix Between Journey,,Dokken & XYZ Killer, !!!

CD: Bad English - Backlash
From: titothetitan Date: April 10, 2019 at 8:30
hello 123charpenay, if you wish some exclusive Bad English songs I recommend you 'The Lost Tapes' bootleg. It could have been a killer 3rd album.

CD: Bad English - Backlash
From: titothetitan Date: April 10, 2019 at 8:25
decent album, but far away from the impact of their debut.

CD: John Diva and the Rockets of Love - Mama Said Rock is Dead
From: MetalllianStallion Date: April 10, 2019 at 0:02
It was inevitable, Steel Panther had a hair band baby with vintage MTV DNA and popped out this 80's Euro-Retro creation. Eliminate the over the top Panther raunch and tune up the glam and you have Diva and the Rock-ettes. The band is comprised of competent musicians with an above average lead guitarist. The album is a tribute of sorts with original material. See their videos and you will know what I mean. German frontman,John Diva (can a dude be a DIVA?) is proud as a peacock and describes the album “It’s a trip for those who have lived and loved Rock ‘N’ Roll, for all those who still do so and for all the millions of people who up to now didn’t even know what they’ve been missing. We’re having a party as big as the eighties and you’re invited to let your imagination take flight by my wild and wonderful life.” JOHN DIVA & The Rockets Of Love 'Lolita' (Official Video) https://www.youtube.com/watchtime_continue=4&v=5729JDpq4JI

CD: DeVicious - Reflections
From: MetalllianStallion Date: April 9, 2019 at 22:40
This German band didn't waste anytime releasing a second album as their debut was a mere 8 months ago (August (2018). Their debut was not bad, but I was expecting the band to put in a couple years of song writing for their sophomore release. The BIG difference to make up for lost (short) time is recruiting the "magic man" Age Sten Nilsen (Wig Wam, Ammunition). Multiple tracks on this album have a "Ammuntion" feel. The track that the Age sings on IMO is good but it's drowned out a bit in a keyboard frenzy, as this album's stand out tracks shine when they reign in or eliminate the keys (at least for my taste). I've been coming back for repeated listens as most of the record is well done with excellent hooks and production, so it's worth worth checking out.

CD: The End Machine - The End Machine
From: MetalllianStallion Date: April 9, 2019 at 22:00
Hey Doug, to clarify Don is not on ice, he's on tour with Dokken. What's the difference (WINK)?). That means Mick is also which explains his no show for the End Machine recent live shows. On the Dokken official site I noticed Chris McCarvill (House of Lords, Maxx Explosion) is now the current bass player as I wasn't even sure the band was still together. They haven't put out a studio album for 7 years. But they are in the midst of doing a light club tour through the fall.

CD: The End Machine - The End Machine
From: Doug Date: April 9, 2019 at 17:10
This is high on my must get list! I'm a big Robert Mason fan (Lynch and Pilson too!). Thanks for the YouTube link, "MetallionStallion." I think(??) the drummer is from Evanescence? I could be wrong on that? Gotta love Wild Mick, but at least on this video, this drummer's got a cool stage presence. I hope these guys do well with this project.

CD: Survivor - Extended Versions
From: titothetitan Date: April 9, 2019 at 10:43
The CD was actually released in Japan in 2009, with better cover art and the two additional songs.

CD: Red Fun - Red Fun
From: hair metal again Date: April 9, 2019 at 10:24
very good release for RED FUN back in 93 that i had the pleasure of buying when it was out and enjoy it much ,mostly because of "dont close your eyes" which is a sensational mid tempo!overall a fine party vibe,excellent musicianship and vocal performance and many good songs like "could have been love" and "midnight stranger"!recommended

CD: The End Machine - The End Machine
From: MetalllianStallion Date: April 8, 2019 at 1:39
Rockin' without Dokken. Well at least for Don, as he's on ice until needed for the next Japan reunion gig. The other members are all here with the current Warrant go to man, Robert Mason out front. This release is good, not great IMO, as it sounds like a extension of Dokken's "Dysfunctional" at times with modern elements, and of course Lynch Mob. Mason sounds great as usual and is not trying to clone a Dokken-ette vibe. Some of the songs are clocking in at 6-7 minutes which drift on a little to long and are bland and repetitious. Pilson has said on social media that there is a plan to develop THE END MACHINE into a full-fledged band, with more album. The band have done a few recent live gigs(link below), with more touring to follow. Time will tell I guess if this pans out. Look at George sporting the SENIOR SAMURAI MAN BUN. Imagine the crap you would take with that look in the 80's. The End Machine Unchain The Night The Whisky 4-4-2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJjYme6qB1k

CD: Juliet - Juliet
From: hair metal again Date: April 7, 2019 at 5:39
excellent debut for JULIET ,a band that strongly reminds me of SARAYA s When The Blackbirt era!guitar driven commercial hard rock with great songs and very solid musicianship is offered !all the songs sound great and this one is a criminally overlooked one,so get it by any means

CD: Last In Line - II
From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 7, 2019 at 1:52
Good rocking album!!!...tracks #3,4,5,8,9 & 12 are my faves.82/100

CD: Michael Jessen - Bulletproof
From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 7, 2019 at 1:32
Decent Melodic Rock stuff...tracks #1,2,5 & 6 are for me...Goran Edman as good as usual.75/100

CD: Terra Nova - Raise Your Voice
From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 7, 2019 at 0:58
Decent release by this combo..."Trouble" is the one i liked the most...some other "ok" moments are # 2,3,5 and the "rocky ones"8,9 & 10.Nothing to jump outta bed but digestible somehow.70/100

CD: Peter H Nilsson - Little American Dream
From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 7, 2019 at 0:16
Pleasant modern Melodic Rock/AOR album...catchy songs typical of this new way of doing the melodic stuff.Tracks # 2,3,4(nice),7 & 8 are the ones for me.80/100

CD: TNT - Encore: Live In Milano
From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 6, 2019 at 22:36
Nice live album but most of the songs have been done that way before in previous releases so it can be quite repetitive somehow in matters of attractiveness but well...effective though.Tracks # 2,3,5,7(good rocking by Le Tekro!),8,10,11(classic!),12(classic!)13,14 % 15 are in my book of music...once again some of them.80/100

CD: REO Speedwagon - Decade of Rock and Roll 70-80
From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 6, 2019 at 21:48
Cool album that includes studio and live recordings,,,my fave cuts are # 7,10,11,13,14,15(classic song!) & 19.A band that i've seen in concert and surely rocks good .85/100

CD: Bad English - Greatest Hits
From: 123charpenay Date: April 4, 2019 at 13:10
hello tito.i ve seen you tube unrealised songs from bad english.is there the same than the lost tapes?the songs are excellent but the sound is awful.

CD: Metal Shop - Hole Patrol
From: CC Date: April 4, 2019 at 12:31
Who knew when I bought this back around 2004 or so that they would still be going all these years later and end up going from that unknown band that only the select few knew, to a band bigger than a lot of modern rock bands that end up doing world tours in arenas and featuring on the cover of all the major rock magazines. Hell, I even bought the reissue of this under the name Metal Skool where they swapped out the last track for a cover of Cleveland rocks. (both those version of the album are worth a pretty penny now). Hell, if you were really on the ball, there was even a DVD released at one point which is probably worth a bit too. What a great release.

CD: Backseat Romeo - Backseat Romeo
From: hair metal again Date: April 4, 2019 at 5:01
excellent hair metal release for BACKSEAT ROMEO back in 93 that i had the pleasure of buying just when it was out!coming from East Coast you can hear that influence ,but also there is a certain attitude that is more often from the Cali bands!guitar driven ,commercial hard rock music with a strong edge ,many good songs and of course a sensational ballad like "waiting on an angel"!highly recommended

CD: Bad English - Greatest Hits
From: titothetitan Date: April 3, 2019 at 8:46
if you want more of this band look for 'The Lost Tapes' bootleg.

CD: Glory - Positive Buoyant
From: titothetitan Date: April 3, 2019 at 8:21
I listened to this one after their great debut because I'm a big of Goran Edman but this is absolutly crap. It should never be called Glory. Avoid it!

CD: Wild Boyz - Unleashed!
From: hair metal again Date: April 3, 2019 at 8:12
very good hair metal release for WILD BOYZ that i had the pleasure of buying back in the day and i must say that "forever" always found its place to my cassette ballad compilations !their music is similar to WARRANT ,SOUTHGANG or TUFF s but not as good !maybe with another voice and a better production things would go better for them

CD: Motley Crue - Raw Tracks II
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: April 2, 2019 at 13:32
CC, what do you know about a very early Crue song called "Nobody Knows What It's Like To Be Lonely?" Supposedly one of the very first songs they ever wrote. I heard it one time, when the band were on Rockline in 2001 maybe? If I recall, it was supposed to be on some DVD they were just then putting out.

CD: Motley Crue - Raw Tracks II
From: CC Date: April 2, 2019 at 11:44
Of the two Raw tracks CDs this is the lesser one. The first one had a couple of original Leathur versions of their songs, which made it desirable at the time (no longer so desirable due to the whole album being made available elsewhere since). This one though had a couple of live tracks which might interest some, two tracks from Dr Feelgood and the cover of Teaser, which was available on the Make a difference foundation album which most fans of the bands on it would have more than likely already have bought. That would have been the only real version for this to be desirable to Motley fans I guess, but one year later the same song popped up on Decade of decadence anyway.

CD: Dave Sharman - Here 'N' Now
From: hair metal again Date: April 2, 2019 at 4:11
very good release for DAVE SHARMAN back in 94 with most of the songs being in a fine level in terms of songwriting &musicianship ,always on the basics of the hard rock genre but pretty updated also !the instrumentals aren t boring and overall dont bother the listener!the guitar work is pretty good without being over the edge

CD: Mothers Army - Planet Earth
From: petermexico13 Date: April 1, 2019 at 18:55
Great Line Up, ....but the songs are very average, no hooks, no good riffs, strange mood with this álbum, maybe to slow.

CD: Norway - Arrival
From: hair metal again Date: April 1, 2019 at 4:05
excellent release for NORWAY with those fine melodic hooks and a massive commercial hard rock sound that strongly reminds me of the 2nd THE STORM release!all songs are very good and catchy and the whole result is y charming!recommended

CD: L.A. Guns - Cocked And Re-Loaded
From: CC Date: March 31, 2019 at 12:49
Just recently saw a tweet from Tracii with someone asking him if there was a decent best of album out there that was not re-recorded stuff. Tracii's answer says it all really "all the re-recorded stuff is shit." Even he was not happy with them.

CD: Tobruk - Pleasure and Pain
From: nimzo Date: March 30, 2019 at 11:14
Very good hard rock/hard AOR. More hard this that the first album. Great guitars, keyboards touch and special hard rock voice. The best track here is "Two hearts on the run". Other great songs are: "Burning up", "Cry out in the night" and the extra bonus "Promises promises" 🎸 87/100 🎸

CD: Roulette - Now!
From: Pee Dee Date: March 30, 2019 at 3:15
WOW! One of the most incredible AOR albums I’ve ever heard. And I’ve heard many! Then – there’s the story. A couple of singles released in the late 80s with an album on the way. They were barely even known in their native Sweden, and then were dropped by their label, mid-stream. Twenty years later, they were picked up by a small UK label who released a limited edition of their album, which contained mostly demos from back in the day. Eleven years later, they come out of left field with this little gem. For anyone who’s heard “Better Late Than Never”, “Now!” is in another league. It offers powerful, emotional AOR of the highest calibre, with killer melodies, soaring harmonies, and top quality production. My top picks are “Right By Your Side”, “The Only Way”, and “Never Enough”, but the entire album is an eargasm. There isn’t a single filler on it, and it’s a ‘must have’ for any AOR fan’s collection.

CD: Find Me - Angels In Blue
From: Doug Date: March 28, 2019 at 19:49
If ranking their three albums, I would rank this one as third best. It's a good album, just not as strong as the first two, IMO. For an old dude, Robbie sure has strong vocals.

CD: Shy - Misspent Youth
From: 123charpenay Date: March 28, 2019 at 13:55
hello tito.mine shy uk starts with "give it all you got".

CD: Temple Balls - Untamed
From: aTomiK Date: March 28, 2019 at 13:05
A very good disc this one and a big step in the right direction after the so-so debut. Untamed was produced by Jona Tee (H.E.A.T.), the cd sounds great and the songs just rawk! Highlights: Distorted Emotions, Ball and Chain, Badlands and The End.

CD: Shy - Misspent Youth
From: titothetitan Date: March 27, 2019 at 9:02
Hello charpenay, my copy starts with 'Burnin' Up' so I guess it's the US release titled 'Shy England' not the UK release. I'll look for this one.

CD: Buckcherry - Warpaint
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: March 27, 2019 at 0:22
Twenty years on, Buckcherry continues to prove that, for the most part, they were unworthy of all the hype back in '99. These guys were supposed to be the saviors of RAWK, but they've turned out to have two good (NOT great) albums, the debut and 15, plus a handful of good singles. I don't wawnt to put it all on Keith Nelson, because the last couple releases were pretty dull wit him along, but he did bring a certain something as a guitarist that is missed on Warpaint. I just don't find anything here to get excited about, at all. Buckcherry are for people who get all their music from American FM radio, and I stopped doing that a long time ago. This is just boring.

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