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CD: The Michael Schenker Group - One Night At Budokan
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 15, 2018 at 19:40
First double live shot recording by the german axeman!!!...solid as a rock but it could have been better IMHO...tracks # 1,2,4,5,8(nice),9,11,12(UFO cover) & 13(best cut for me) are in my book of music.80/100

CD: KISS - Lick it Up
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 15, 2018 at 19:35
A heavier album that the common releases of the band...saw them live on the Tour of this one with Helix as the opening act in Lisbon-Portugal.My fave tracks are 1,3(hit single),4,5,6 & 8...some comments above are not good at all towards it but in my case i think it's quite a decent record with good songs in it.85/100

CD: Ten Seconds Over Tokyo - Ten Seconds Over Tokyo
From: hair metal again Date: December 14, 2018 at 15:19
very good debut for TEN SECONDS OVER TOKYO with their sound being a mix of RIVERDOGS and PEARL JAM if you can imagine it!great vocals,excellent musicianship ,remarkable songwriting and overall a fine rocking vibe!"little man (my navigation)","going down" and "next time" are my fav!grab it if you find it as its an interesting band

CD: Firmo - Rehab
From: MelodicMetal4Ever Date: December 13, 2018 at 17:00
well let's see....never heard of this band so we'll see what we got. After 1st listening I found my self saying Ohh I like that song..then Aww that's a great song...by the time I was done with the cd and counted up all my OH'S and AW'S, that was almost the whole cd!! The singer is from Italy but reminds me of Bon Jovi in his delivery and sound. The band as a whole sounds alot like a "lighter" version of Bon Jovi if you will. some highlights are tracks 2,3,4,6,11,12 & 13. the whole cd is GREAT but those are my favorites. If you like Bon Jovi type music give this a try..I think you'll like them. I know I did.

CD: White Widdow - Victory
From: 123charpenay Date: December 12, 2018 at 13:37
this australian band is simply extraordinary.5th record ,more than 50 songs at the total.result no bad songs,no fillers only killer aor/hard fm songs with a great singer and a perfect production.white widdow is a wet dream for all melodic rocks fans all over the world.this new album is at the same level than their others realises.a very very high level ,like champion s league in football (soccer for our american friends).yes crossfire is their best record but here,one more time white woddow continue their festival;their orgy of exceptional hard fm.the japan import is a priority,absoluty essential cause we have two bonus tracks ,two atomic bombs.track 11 "restless" heart is a killer hard fm song.track 12 is a club version of track 4 "late night liaison".it s a pure hit ,logically this song must be played by all radios of this planet ,even in my poor (for the music) country ,france.

CD: Daughtry - Daughtry
From: hair metal again Date: December 12, 2018 at 9:32
very good debut for DAUGHTRY , a band that certainly has that modern sound and way of songwriting and mostly has to do with younger audiences!Really liked the commercial approach ,the production ,the musicianship ,Chris s warm voice and some good songs ,but on the other hand kinda sounded the same to me and couldnt remember the songs separately!"used to " and "over you " the highlights for a release that will satisfy you in general

CD: Van Halen - 5150
From: dany69 Date: December 11, 2018 at 20:12
ok,,Roth got the classik VH,,,and i love him alots,,but Sammy is sooooooooo much melodic,,he putted another dimension in Van Halen,,,,David is a better frontman,,but Sammy got a better voice BY FARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

CD: Flesh and Blood - Blues for Daze
From: hair metal again Date: December 10, 2018 at 7:29
very good release for this all star band delivering a blues hard rock sound that is satisfying but nothing blowminding!Danny sounds a bit rough and Mark tries something more down to earh!Best moments are the ballads with songs like "man enough" and "jenny dont live here anymore" steal the show but there 2 or 3 rockers that are pretty good!expected more from Al s performance though...recommended of course

CD: Shooting Star - III Wishes
From: 707STAR Date: December 8, 2018 at 22:30
ANOTHER SOLID ALBUM FROM THIS GREAT KANSAS CITY BAND. BAND LIVES ON FOREVER WITH ME. ALWAYS GREAT MELODIES WITH POSITIVE MINDED SONG WRITING AND COMPOSING.

CD: Shooting Star - Shooting Star
From: 707STAR Date: December 8, 2018 at 22:26
A SOLID DEBUT RELEASE FROM THIS MIDWEST BAND OF SUPERB TALENT. THEY GOT SO GOOD BUT THE PUBLIC JUST DID NOT CATCH ON TILL LATER AND THESE GUYS DESERVED MASSIVE FAME AND FORTUNE BUT I,M SURE THAT DID NOT HAPPEN. THEIR MUSIC LIVES ON THROUGH ME FOREVER. FANTASTIC!!!!!!!

CD: Shooting Star - Silent Scream
From: 707STAR Date: December 8, 2018 at 22:18
THIS IS MORE OF A DREAMY,SPIRITUAL ALBUM FOR ME WITH AWESOME MELODIES AND LYRICS. THEIR FIRST 4 ALBUMS WERE GREAT AS THIS THEIR FIFTH WAS TOO. NOT AS HARD ROCKIN AS THE OTHERS BUT IT SHOWS YOU HOW DIVERSIFIED THEY WERE.

CD: Shooting Star - Burning
From: 707STAR Date: December 8, 2018 at 22:12
MY SECOND FAVORITE ALBUM FROM THIS KANSAS CITY ACT OF TOTAL ACHIEVEMENT OF GREAT ROCKIN AND SONG WRITING. WOW! THEY STILL KICK MY ASS. ONE OF THE BEST BANDS EVER. YES IT,S TRUE.

CD: Shooting Star - Hang On for Your Life
From: 707STAR Date: December 8, 2018 at 22:07
PROBABLY THEIR BEST ALBUM. HANG ON FOR YOUR LIFE ROCKS MY SOCKS OFF. WHAT A FANTASTIC BAND. THEIR FIRST ALBUM WAS AWESOME AS WELL AS BURNING. III WISHES AND SILENT SCREAM WERE A LITTLE LESS HARD ROCKING BUT HAD GREAT MELODIES AS WELL AS SUPERB LYRICS. THESE GUYS WERE GREAT MUSICIANS.

CD: Shooting Star - Touch Me Tonight - The Best of Shooting Star
From: 707STAR Date: December 8, 2018 at 21:57
GREAT CLASSIC ROCK BAND FROM KANSAS CITY. YOU WON,T BE DISAPPOINTED WITH ANYTHING FROM THEIR FIRST TO THEIR FIFTH ALBUM. GREAT MELODIC ROCK THAT WILL LIVE THROUGH YOUR SOUL FOREVER. TOTALLY UNDERRATED BAND WITH GREAT TALENT ALL THE WAY THROUGH. EVEN ALBUMS SIX THROUGH NINE WERE PRETTY GOOD WITH DIFFERENT SINGERS,MUSICIANS. DEFINETLY ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE BANDS.

CD: D.C. Cooper - D.C. Cooper
From: dany69 Date: December 8, 2018 at 19:37
V3 ???? Bad Album,,Seriously, !!!! it's ok LMFAO

CD: Def Leppard - High 'n Dry
From: 123charpenay Date: December 8, 2018 at 11:20
not their best record cause we have four fillers,tracks 5.8.10 and 12 (japan reissue).the other songs are really excellent.in this time def leppard were some precursors of melodic hard rock.this record start their brilliant and exceptionnal career.one of the best band of the history.

CD: Two Of A Kind - Rise
From: masmusic Date: December 8, 2018 at 9:19
I found this release boring! Sounds nothing like Toronto or the Headpins!

CD: Compilations - High Intensity Discharge
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: December 7, 2018 at 18:10
Really weird compilation, this. Who in the blue fuck are Tryax and Leggesy, and how do they wind up on the same disc as Sabbath, Purple and the Coop?

CD: Clockwise - Nostalgia
From: 123charpenay Date: December 7, 2018 at 11:58
exceptional and original swedish a o r.excellent singer ,perfect production and only killer songs.this record breathe the class start to finish.beautiful music and very smart realise.

CD: Sinner - Comin' Out Fighting
From: hair metal again Date: December 7, 2018 at 2:02
excellent release for SINNER back in 86 with a more commercial edge and those 2 sensational guitar players that delivered some great guitar work!Mathias and Angel are among the best of the German scene and they shine in this one!"hypnotized","age of rock" and "germany rocks" are great songs indeed!essential

CD: Two Of A Kind - Rise
From: 123charpenay Date: December 6, 2018 at 12:52
cause they have no inspiration.see the result.

CD: Darkness Light - Living With the Danger
From: 123charpenay Date: December 6, 2018 at 12:50
salut cousin,tu sais en france les canadiens sont nos cousins.porte toi bien ,prépares toi le père noel va passer dans la nuit du 24 au 25.j espère qu il sera généreux.pour moi le cd de l année vient du canada c est striker "play to win".c est exceptionnel.

CD: Young Saints - Young Saints
From: hair metal again Date: December 6, 2018 at 6:40
very good debut for YOUNG SAINTS with a light rock sound and many melodic hooks that keep you ineterst !the vocals are very warm and the songwriting pretty good !"over and over " is the highlight of this nice Canadian release

CD: Ace Frehley - Spaceman
From: Doug Date: December 5, 2018 at 15:25
How wild is it that Ace does a remake of an Eddie Money song, track #6.

CD: Darkness Light - Living With the Danger
From: dany69 Date: December 5, 2018 at 12:53
Pas d'accord du tout LOL joke Bro,,je voulais juste te souhaiter un bon temps des fetes,,,,plein de bonheur,,amitié,,du plaisir et de la musiques damn it,,,ahahahahah,,,fais attention a toi Bro,,, Danny

CD: Jackyl - Best In Show
From: Doug Date: December 5, 2018 at 12:47
Long gone are the days from their great debut.....

CD: 58 - Diet For a New America
From: CC Date: December 5, 2018 at 6:53
I bought this one purely based on Nikki Sixx's involvement, but really did not expect much from it, which was lucky as it is possibly one of the worst albums I have ever heard. I can barely call any of the tracks on here "songs" as they are a mess of noise with no sense of melody. I get that Nikki was experimenting and wanted to do something he could not do in the Crue, but the later Sixx AM project proved you can do that and actually sound good. This one is just for completionists who have to have everything by members of the Crue, otherwise best avoided.

CD: Stone Gods - Silver Spoons and Broken Bones
From: CC Date: December 4, 2018 at 19:38
I absolutely despise The Darkness with a passion (going back to before they were even signed to a record deal) but always said that the only thing I really hated about them was the vocals. So when they split up, I was over the moon. So what we got here was a chance for me to see if my theory of them being a band I might actually like if Justin Hawkins was removed. Firstly the vocals on this are head and shoulders better than his warbling twuntary, but even the music is better as it takes a slightly harder edge and has far less campishness than was always evident with The Darkness. Songs like Knife fight, Burn the witch and Defend or die are fantastic, but the true highlight for me is the awesome ballad, Lazy bones. Sadly this was a one and done release and then they went back to working with the guy with the worst vocals in rock.

CD: The Struts - Everybody Wants
From: Doug Date: December 4, 2018 at 16:51
Good to see the young kids rock. I like tracks 3, 4 and 5.

CD: Two Of A Kind - Rise
From: Doug Date: December 3, 2018 at 15:03
Wonder why it took 11 years for a second album?

CD: Darkness Light - Living With the Danger
From: 123charpenay Date: December 3, 2018 at 13:42
good sound,very great production the songs could be catchy (musically it s excellent)but the singer have absoluty no voice.it s not a singer,it s a nightmare he ruins totally the record.it s a shame cause this band have a big potential.but with a "singer "like this it s impossible mission.

CD: Magnum - Lost on The Road to Eternity
From: hair metal again Date: December 3, 2018 at 8:32
very good release for MAGNUM and its quite wonderful that these guys still making good music after so many years!the songwriting is fine ,the sound strong &clear and i believe that this new one will satisfy almost every fan!"storm baby","peaches and cream","without love" and "show me your hands" are great songs!

CD: All 4 1 - The World's Best Hope
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 2, 2018 at 17:33
Is it Steve Perry in here???...no is good old Terry!!!...pretty like sounding as the former Journey man in here ...tracks # 1,3,6,7(nice),8,9 & 11 are good pieces of AOR with that kinda Strangeways sticker in it...enjoyable stuff...85/100

CD: Two Of A Kind - Rise
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 2, 2018 at 1:29
Lovely album!!!...if you are into the likes of Robin Beck,Heart,Toronto or Headpins then TOAK if your stuff ...plenty of good songs all over...# 1,2,5,6,7,8(nice),9,10(nice) & 11(nice) are in my book of music,basically the whole Record!!!....recommendable eyes closed...83/100

CD: Issa - Run With The Pack
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 2, 2018 at 1:07
She went poppier on this one but with good songs at least...tracks "Run With The Pack","Come Back Again Now" & "Everything To Me" are the best cuts for me...enjoyable stuff...nice singer...80/100

CD: Dominoe - The Lost Radio Show
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 2, 2018 at 0:43
Ok...they are back with the kinda of "hidden" songs here and there or new versions of some of the band's successful stuff..."Comin' Home","Here I Am" and the beauty "Keep The Fire Burnin'" are my faves...tracks # 2,3,4,8,10 & 11 are ok too with a sound that makes them Bryan Adamsish.75/100

CD: Enuff Z'Nuff - Strength
From: Doug Date: November 29, 2018 at 11:54
On the heels of "CC's" latest comment, while I got into EZN with their debut, this is the album that really stuck with me. Every song is great. Original lineup was phenomenal, and Vie, one of my all time favorite vocalists.

CD: Black Veil Brides - Vale
From: Doug Date: November 28, 2018 at 15:06
Who says headbangers are dumb? "metalmaniac777" above rolls out "paroxysm." NICE! Spot on assessment, in my opinion.

CD: Little Caesar - Eight
From: Doug Date: November 27, 2018 at 11:52
Interesting album for me. While I've always known about LC, I don't have any of their albums. Man, they have that quintessential "bar band" sound. After many spins, I kinda got into it. Certainly not a memorable album by any stretch of the imagination, but a fun listen nevertheless.

CD: Mat Sinner - Back To The Bullet
From: hair metal again Date: November 27, 2018 at 10:00
excellent solo release for MAT SINNER delivering some commercial metal music with big choruses,great guitar riffs &solos and many hooks!"back to the bullet","every second counts","in the name of rock n roll" and "down undercover" are fine songs and overall a recommended release ,especially for lovers of the German scene

CD: Treat - Tunguska
From: dany69 Date: November 26, 2018 at 16:51
Damn that i love this band Sooo Much But,,,, i hate to say this so much,,, I miss something ,,the spark,,the feeling of Dreamhunter,,the pleasure principle !!!!!! of course TREAT is and will stay an Wonderful band,,,but ??????? The 80s was so much Better,,,,

CD: Hank Erix - Nothing But Trouble
From: Swazi Date: November 26, 2018 at 16:16
If you like Houston you will like this one. Quite enjoyable!

CD: Magnum - Into The Valley Of The Moonking
From: hair metal again Date: November 25, 2018 at 5:34
certainly not one of their best efforts with Bob sounding a bit rough and not any fine hooks!decent musicianship though and some ok songs like "time to cross that river"!imho this is the worst MAGNUM i ve heard !

CD: Enuff Z'Nuff - Diamond Boy
From: CC Date: November 24, 2018 at 11:29
Just heard the new Donnie Vie solo album "Beautiful things" which will be released soon, and my good does it blow this one away. As said, this is a decent album, but Donnie's does so much more to recapture that classic EZN sound. Like his previous albums, it is a mix and match of styles, but several tracks on it could easily fit on any EZN album. Absolutely love it.

CD: Enuff Z'Nuff - Animals with Human Intelligence
From: CC Date: November 24, 2018 at 11:16
While it does not quite reach the levels of Strength, it is certainly a worthy successor and could easily have been called Strength Pt2 with how it continued the slight change in musical style they Strength. The debut album was a bubblegum glam album, but the Strength/Animals pairing moved in a much harder rocking direction. Still got that Beatles/Trick vibe going, but with a much crunchier sound. That said, like Strength, when they get emotional on the slower tracks they really kick you in the feels. Once again, not a bad song on this album although overall a few songs feel weaker than those on its predecessor. Sadly they just could not keep their head above the grunge wave that was sweeping over the rock scene though, and this was their final major label release.

CD: Enuff Z'Nuff - Strength
From: CC Date: November 24, 2018 at 11:08
This was my first EZN album I ever bought, and from memory it was because I saw the video to their latest single (at the time) Mothers eyes on TV. I was not disappointed. I will quite happily say for me this is without a doubt the strongest (no pun intended) album they ever released. I did pick up the debut after enjoying this one, but beyond a few tracks it never really stood up as strong as this one for me. With 14 tracks this one is longer than most albums, but never really outstays its welcome like some longer albums do. Every track on here is great, with obvious standouts and no filler at all. Donnie's vocals are instantly recognisable when you hear them, and backs up his own lyrics with strong emotion in his delivery. Chip always provided a strong groove and great backing vocals. Derek was such an underrated guitarist. Flamboyant yet not overkilling it. And Vikki was the prettiest man behind a drum kit ha ha. Will never tire of this one for sure.

CD: Beau Nasty - Dirty, But Well Dressed
From: hair metal again Date: November 23, 2018 at 5:16
superb hair metal release by BEAU NASTY and a must have for every hard rocker!dont really get the negative comments ,as it is almost perfect from every aspect and offers great rockers &ballads!i bought the vinyl when it was out and spinned it a lot back in the day and still sounds massive!

CD: Maverick - Quid Pro Quo
From: 123charpenay Date: November 22, 2018 at 13:27
if you are fan of this kind of exceptionnal hard rock (like maverick) i recommand you:STRIKER "play to win".a killer cd absoluty fabulous.i m sure that my very talented canadian cousin dany69 knows this killer band.the japan import have two marvelous bonus tracks.the first bonus track is an exceptional cover of "you ve got another thing comin" from judas priest.it s the cd of the year.

CD: Ten - Illuminati
From: MelodicMetal4Ever Date: November 21, 2018 at 16:59
First one to review this latest from the great TEN huh?! OK, let's see what we got. After the first listen the tracks 1,5,6,7,9,10 stand out as outstanding. The other tracks it took a couple of spins to see the quality of the tracks. Let me say Gary Hughes has NEVER sounded better!! He still has the "voice" for melodic rock. If you haven't had a chance to give this one a listen I HIGHLY recommend it. Very nice and catchy songs abound in this album. give them a try, I think you'll agree. til next time...keep it MELODIC!!

CD: Alaska - Heart Of The Storm
From: petermexico13 Date: November 21, 2018 at 16:17
el grupo con el que JoHn Marter tocó en algún momento de 1983 fue Marillion, al igual que Jonatan Mover de GTR,entre las alida de MIck Pointer y la llegada del impecable Ian Mosley.

CD: Alaska - Heart Of The Storm
From: petermexico13 Date: November 21, 2018 at 16:12
Una banda que tiene su interés basado en ser el proyecto que formó el gran Bernie Marsden tras su salida de Whitesnake, sin duda un sonido muy distinto a los que nos tenía acostumbrados con la banda de gran Coverdale, pero supo juntar un buen grupo de músicos ingleses buscando suavizar su estilo para estar con los tiempos que corrían, en realidad los teclados son los que brillan aquí, pero hay un error en el line up aquí descrito, quién realizaó las grabaciones de este primer disco de Alaska fue Richard Bailey ex-Magnum y Don Airey lo reelevó para la gira y su posterior álbum. hay canciones interesantes y si se escucha desde la perspectiva correcta es disfrutable, prefiero incluso este al segundo disco, ambos me gustan, pero este me parece mejor! Siempre es agradable conocer los demás proyectos de músicos tan importantes para conocer todo su trabajo, por aquí además del conocido Don Airey, está el bateriste John Marter que en algún momento tocó ni más ni menos que con los grandísimos M

CD: Seventh Wonder - Tiara
From: Harald Date: November 21, 2018 at 13:48
The Seventh Wonder mania continues. These guys have not slow down musically for this long overdue album. It´s a pleasure to listen to as usual with perfect musicianship from everyone in the band. This release is somewhere inbetween Mercy Falls and The Great Escape having a kind of concept album feel, it´s high quality from start to finish. If you want to fill the gap to the next Dream Theater album buy this masterpiece.

CD: Riverdogs - California
From: Wardy Date: November 21, 2018 at 7:17
Well this was quite the welcome surprise last year, finally Riverdogs making good on their debuts promise \m/ And if the rumours are true their record label weighed heavily in that direction actually asking they look back to the magic of their self-titled and gave them both time and freedom to do just that. The songs are genuine, thoughtful and usual Riverdogs storytelling, The Revolution Starts Tonight woulda been my preferred opener such a fantastic tune worth the price alone although one cannot deny the sing ability of American Dream. Highlights aplenty, Golden Glow, You're Too R&R, Ten Thousand Reasons and I Don't Know Anything fer sure but there's nothing not to like here... That voice those guitars those songs... Still playing this one very often, California is essential Riverdogs. Agree with 707STAR, keep 'em forming please! Rating 8.5 (expect will have legs and improve on that in time).

CD: Perfect Plan - All Rise
From: 123charpenay Date: November 20, 2018 at 14:15
thanx to eric for his (bad) comment.cause i ve miss this cd last spring and i m a curious guy.so i ve listen the samples on h.h and on cd japan.the samples looks like very great at my ears,so i decided to order this record.received it today and yes....i m not disapointed.the production is excellent,the sound is perfect,and the singer is exceptionnal.this jewel is full of killer songs.it s a top class aor realise between universe infinity and creye.i can add that this masterpiece is varied ,never boring.the japan import is essential cause track 12 "heaven in your eyes" is a superb and really different acoustic version of the same song (track 11).one version class a o r the other version is a beautiful ballad.this band breathe the class.this album is one of the best of 2018.

CD: Magnum - Breath of Life
From: hair metal again Date: November 20, 2018 at 11:20
good release for MAGNUM in thenew millenium and somehow they seem to try to make their sound &musicianship more complicated ,something like later TOTO maybe but keeping also their trademark!not their best ,but some good moments like "cry","this heart" and "dream about you"!ok i guess

CD: Millenium - Hourglass: The Complete Sessions
From: Doug Date: November 19, 2018 at 18:29
Not knowing much about this band, but reading about them on HH, I went ahead and checked out this album. I was hoping for much better. Disappointed! Oh well.

CD: Craaft - Second Honeymoon
From: hair metal again Date: November 19, 2018 at 3:05
excellent release for CRAAFT back in 88 with a massive commercial hard rock sound ,fine melodic lines and remarkable songwriting!"run away","twisted up all inside" and "chance of your life " are the highlights ,but the rest is also remarkable !highly recommended ,as it is full of great hooks and keeps the interest almost in every tune!

CD: Danger Zone - Closer to Heaven
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 18, 2018 at 15:14
This is a really pleasant Hard Rock/AOR album!!!...basically the whole release is in my book of music ...tracks # 1,2,3,4(nice),5(nice),7(nice),8,9 & 11 are dreaming songs as they can take you away in a edgy but melodic highway...by far the best music ever done up to now by this italian act...and Michele Luppi...well...we know who you are dude ...recommended eyes closed...86/100.

CD: Danger Zone - Undying
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 18, 2018 at 14:55
A bit better than the debut...tracks # 4(nice),9,10 & 12 are the ones for me...simple but catchy Hard Rock.83/100

CD: All 4 1 - The World's Best Hope
From: 707STAR Date: November 17, 2018 at 21:32
A PRETTY GOOD RELEASE FROM TERRY BROCK ALSO GARY PIHL OF ALLIANCE, GREAT MELODIC ROCK WITH CATCHY HOOKS.

CD: Turbo Vixen - Drive into the Night
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 17, 2018 at 20:22
If you are into old Van Halen and Extreme stuff then this is for you!!!...good rocking songs with the flavour mentioned ...tracks # 2(like),4,9 & 10 are the ones for me.80/100

CD: Sapphire Eyes - Breath of Ages
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 17, 2018 at 20:06
A good AOR release...nothing new under the stars but catchy songs all over like these kind of releases should be..."My Desire","Into Paradise" & "One In A Million" are the ones for me...enjoyable stuff...85/100

CD: Riverdogs - California
From: 707STAR Date: November 17, 2018 at 18:57
ANOTHER GREAT MELODIC HARD ROCK GEM WITH VIVIAN CAMPBELL ON GUITAR WITH A GREAT LINE UP. A MUST HAVE CD FOR ROCK FANS. KEEP THEM COMING RIVERDOGS.

CD: Black Rose - Black Rose
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 17, 2018 at 17:41
Cher's first real rocking attempt ...the album also brings some kinda AOR feel in some of the songs included."Fast Company" is my fave one...tracks # 2,3 & 6 are also on my list.70/100

CD: Ted Nugent - Double Live Gonzo
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 17, 2018 at 17:38
Cool double live shot by "Uncle Ted"..."Motor City Madhouse" is my fave song in here and tracks 9 & 10 are also on my list...as a fan of the man himself i could say that this is maybe not his best live effort but it still manages to catch the attention because of the wild and raw way of playing the songs.80/100

CD: Red Dragon Cartel - Patina
From: nobycane74 Date: November 16, 2018 at 12:57
Rather disappointed in the sophomore release...was expecting a step up from the debut, positive note Darren Smith's vocals on this release is not as piercing and annoying this time around. The album appeared rather boring and dragged on (IMO). I just cannot see an additional spin on this release for me. RATING: 68/100.

CD: Midnite City - There Goes the Neighbourhood
From: Gidd Bigo Date: November 16, 2018 at 12:46
I don't listen to many new albums over and over again; there's too much new music out that I want to try. But this CD is an exception. I listen to "Give Me Love" and close my eyes, and I can picture the video that would have gotten huge airplay on MTV back in the day. The chorus is infectious, but I think I like the bridge even more. Great, great stuff.

CD: The Arrows - Stand Back
From: 123charpenay Date: November 15, 2018 at 14:06
great high tech a o r in the vein of bite the bullet for example but not at the same high level.good production,good singer and decent songs.this record have the typical sound of the start of the eightieis.the hard die fans of this kind of music will be very pleased.

CD: Shooting Star - Leap of Faith
From: hair metal again Date: November 15, 2018 at 3:01
excellent release for SHOOTING STAR in the start of the new millenium and much better than it was expected from a 20 year old band!big production by Kevin Beamish,sensational hooks&melodies,beautiful vocals and some great guitar work all over that along with songwriting of the highest level create that release ,imho maybe their best!"i need your touch","hungry eyes" and "call it love" are fantastic songs indeed!essential

CD: Fifth Angel - The Third Secret
From: dany69 Date: November 14, 2018 at 17:38
Just receive my cd today !!!! and what a great Surprise !!! ok that is not ted pilot who work like Dentist LOL but this album is pure Energy right in your face,,not this damn silly keyboard thing,,, Melodic Melodic and Melodic Metal 4 Everrrrrrrrrr

CD: Phoenix Down - Under a Wild Sky
From: dany69 Date: November 14, 2018 at 17:03
Very awesome album By Kane,,,,All the songs are great,,,don't miss the New Normal Album In January,,,, Love You Kane..

CD: White Lion - Fight To Survive
From: ghettonation73 Date: November 14, 2018 at 0:03
I found a used cassette at a bookstore and had a friend make it into a CD!

CD: Fifth Angel - The Third Secret
From: 123charpenay Date: November 12, 2018 at 13:35
surprising come back after all these years of silence.this record is not for me cause it s a real metal album.too too much metal for me.it s not my music.

CD: Fifth Angel - Fifth Angel
From: 123charpenay Date: November 12, 2018 at 13:31
not really my cup of tea cause this record is too much metal for me.but in his type it s a great record.

CD: Victory - Don't Get Mad-Get Even
From: hair metal again Date: November 12, 2018 at 12:47
excellent 2nd step for VICTORY with an awesome guitar driven hard rock sound and those great sleazxy vocals by Charlie!in general they remind me of a commercial version of ACCEPT i d say!'she s back","the check s in the mail","not me" are the highlights !every VICTORY release is recommended

CD: Atlas - In Pursuit of Memory
From: MetalllianStallion Date: November 12, 2018 at 7:11
This band shows that it has some chops with the first 2 songs which are in MHR territory with PROG elements before it drifts into more traditional AOR territory. The band reminds me of a poor man's Alias at times with the singer having a more limited range.

CD: Stephen Pearcy - View to a Thrill
From: MetalllianStallion Date: November 12, 2018 at 6:41
If you have been keeping up with the band formerly known as RATT train wreck. I saw review of Stephen Pearcy/ Juan Croucer lineup and he said Pearcy had the stage moves of a homeless guy and the the charisma of a walmart clerk. Pearcy even recently made a public apology because his live performance was so bad, mumbling and falling. Let's be honest Pearcy was never great live, but now it's easy to see why DeMartini has bowed out. This album has a couple decent opening tracks, and is a tad better than Smash. Ratt's last album Infestation was pretty good all things considered, but now it looks like a ratt race to the bottom.

CD: Cheap Trick - Rockford
From: Doug Date: November 9, 2018 at 15:19
Been awhile since I last listened to this, so I put it on today. Not bad, not great. Tracks 3, 9 and 10 are my faves.

CD: Stephen Pearcy - View to a Thrill
From: 123charpenay Date: November 9, 2018 at 11:13
stephen pearcy make some progress.all their last solo s realise are average.here it s not perfect but it s better.on 11 tracks only 4 or 5 fillers.the rest smell good the glory days of ratt.

CD: Stephen Pearcy - Smash
From: 123charpenay Date: November 9, 2018 at 11:11
this affair is very average.two or three great songs in the vein of ratt,of course, but the other songs are an ocean of average songs.

CD: Magnum - Rock Art
From: hair metal again Date: November 9, 2018 at 9:52
excellent release for MAGNUM back in 94 and criminally overlooked by the fans &band also!the sound is more hard rocking than usual and i think they tried to sound a bit like THUNDER and have also a piece of the cake,but at the same time they held their trademark!"hard hearted woman","back in your arms again" and "hush a bye baby" are fantastic songs and imho one of the best MAGNUM albums ever

CD: Surrender - Surrender/No Surrender
From: juan carlos Date: November 8, 2018 at 20:29
Escape Music sells this one as a Promotional CD? Because it's sealed as promotional CD and not for sale. Anyone knows?

CD: Fozzy - Chasing the Grail
From: Doug Date: November 8, 2018 at 17:04
So getting back to the music.....separate from the comments from 8 years ago, been listening to this one today. Average. But, on the upside, these guys have really progressed and that is a good thing. "Judas," their latest, is stellar!

CD: Tanner - Ausser Atem
From: hair metal again Date: November 8, 2018 at 5:59
very good release for TANNER back in 92 with an awesome guitar driven sound ,but those German vocals spoil the whole result!despite those vocals you can understand from the first tune that TANNER is a fine act though !recommended

CD: Stephen Pearcy - Under My Skin
From: 123charpenay Date: November 7, 2018 at 14:18
yes big sound ,big guitars ,but ....that s all.finally it s a mediocre album.the songs are short(3 minutes maximum)and not catchy.i ve the feeling that s a slapdash work.

CD: Air Raid - Across the Line
From: metalmastermusic Date: November 7, 2018 at 10:58
This is very good album! not sure why people ranked it so low. I'd have guessed it was German rock until I saw here they are Swedish. Has some early Bonfire sound ala Don't Touch the Light and Fireworks. Great guitar riffs and just a enjoyable disc. Aiming for the Sky has some serious guitar work! Check this one out you won't be disappointed.

CD: Starz - Attention Shoppers!
From: hair metal again Date: November 6, 2018 at 4:10
good release for STARZ ,but not a great one as there are no big songs .the vibe and the feeling that hard rockers seek for!"johnny all alone" and "third time s the charm " are fine songs and my fav !i d love it to have some stronger rockers though overall

CD: Creye - Creye
From: Pee Dee Date: November 5, 2018 at 7:14
As with anything else, there is no album that will appeal to absolutely everyone. However, for me, this is a contender for one of the greatest AOR albums ever made. Consistently melodic, with just the right balance of guitars, keys, power, and emotion. While clearly demonstrating an 80s flavor, it's done in such a way as to make it seem somewhat timeless. My top picks are 'Holding On', 'Different State of Mind', 'Christina', and 'Miracle', although the rest of the album is extremely strong. In addition to the novelty of having Jim Jidhed's son on the mike; his uncanny resemblance to his father also gives the album a feeling of 'Alien reborn' (Debut album era). Creye is one of my top AOR albums of the last decade. :-)

CD: Fierce Heart - Fierce Heart
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 4, 2018 at 22:17
A solid Heavy Hard Rocking release...it's a shame they did not continue after this debut...tracks # 1 (great guitar intro),2(great),3,4(great),6 & 9 are the ones for me...if you are into The Rods or Samson(Nicky Moore era)then this release will put a :-) in your face.80/100

CD: Starship - Greatest Hits (Ten Years And Change 1979-1991)
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 4, 2018 at 22:09
Lovely compilation of a band that started its career as a successful Rock band and ended up being an even better AOR one...tracks "It's Not Enough" & "Good Heart" are my faves but obviously it contains some other that are simply awesome such as # 4,6,(edit version without the "radio broadcast in the middle of it),7(beauty) & 8...enjoyable stuff...85/100 :-)

CD: Helix - Long Way to Heaven
From: hair metal again Date: November 4, 2018 at 4:15
superb release for HELIX back in 85 with many great songs and a strong character of a big 80 s band!"the kids are all shaken","ride the rocket" ,"christine","school of hard knocks" are fine rockers and of course Bob Halligan Jr s "deep cuts the knife " which is a big hit!clasic

CD: Bonfire - Legends
From: 123charpenay Date: November 3, 2018 at 16:43
thanx to masmusic.i ve listen the songs on you tube.wow!!!!!!!it s absoluty fantastic.i ll order this cd immediatly.

CD: Bonfire - Legends
From: masmusic Date: November 3, 2018 at 14:39
Most bands do a cover album representing the artists that made them want to get into music in the first place, But Bonfire went one step ahead by releasing a double disc! They do every track justice! If you like a covers disc, this is the one! This shows just how talented these guys are. As a covers disc a rate this 100%

CD: Michael Ross - Do I Ever Cross Your Mind
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 3, 2018 at 14:07
About the genre?...this is a modern Pop Rock record...Hard Rock?...nahhhh...Michael Ross is not into that as far as i can hear...

CD: Michael Ross - Do I Ever Cross Your Mind
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 3, 2018 at 14:04
A mellow album with a guy that sounds 1000% a new version of Jon Bon Jovi(vocally talking)..."I Could Be Good For You","Leave A Light On","I Might Know How to Love You","You'll Know" & "Nothing to Love But Each Other" are my faves...the whole release is pretty acceptable to be honest.80/100

CD: Peter Cetera - Peter Cetera
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 3, 2018 at 13:37
Not a very solid solo debut but quite ok at the end...a harder version of Chicago is what i listened here...IMHO "Livin' in the Limelight" is by far the best cut of the record...tracks # 4,5,6 & 8 are pleasant ones....60/100

CD: Spread Eagle - Open to the Public
From: Wardy Date: November 2, 2018 at 22:10
Awesome thanks dany, and excellent call Doghouse great song and a personal fave also \m/ Spread Eagle back in the studio for a 2019 album, DiBartolo replaced by the very capable Ziv Shalev however, but here's hoping they can create something faithful to these first SE albums \m/

CD: Aldo Nova - 2.0
From: MysticHealer Date: November 2, 2018 at 11:53
Well Rock Candy managed to get the rights to remaster the debut and Subject, and to good effect, so no reason why Nova wouldn't be able to do something in that respect. The debut always sounded dreadful to my ears anyway, the production sucked great big balls. This new thing soundwise is ok but it's still a lot of nonsense all the same. He needs to concentrate on a whole new release and not a rehash of this kinda stuff. Start with those old unreleased BOTB era tunes, some of those were excellent.

CD: Aldo Nova - 2.0
From: masmusic Date: November 2, 2018 at 11:14
Your probably right!

CD: Spread Eagle - Open to the Public
From: dany69 Date: November 1, 2018 at 18:36
Wardy Thanks i understand your point of view Bro,,!!! )

CD: Spread Eagle - Open to the Public
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: November 1, 2018 at 17:18
I'll also add that "Revolution Maker" is my favorite Spread Eagle song, from either album.

CD: Spread Eagle - Open to the Public
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: November 1, 2018 at 13:04
I'm not seeing it either. I can only attribute it to the quite obvious language barrier. Either he didn't understand what you were saying, or we're missing what he was trying to say. Regardless, the only thing grungy about Open To The Public is the use of drop-tuning, which had yet to be explored very much in sleaze-metal, but was a favorite tool for Alice In Chains and especially Soundgarden.

CD: Bad Boy - Best Of
From: ghettonation73 Date: November 1, 2018 at 9:06
Does anyone have any of their original albums or info?

CD: Spread Eagle - Open to the Public
From: Wardy Date: November 1, 2018 at 6:53
Dany69... Don't normally respond but couldn't help but note only a couple of reviews mention the word grunge (myself included) but none appear to suggest Open To The Public IS grunge again, my own review included, but can only assume your comment was due to my 2011 review. Perhaps I didn't word it well but NO, I was NOT suggesting Spread Eagle went grunge they certainly did NOT! I simply suggested they could have and should have survived the grunge period by toeing both the 80's and 90's (HEAVY) periods. I'll take the blame for a poorly written review but would hate to have been misunderstood regarding one of my most favouritist records

CD: Magnum - The Eleventh Hour
From: hair metal again Date: October 31, 2018 at 3:55
pretty good release for MAGNUM back in 83 with sensational musicianship but unfortunately no big songs!as a whole The Eleventh Hour is solid ,but on the other hand when the cd is off you cant sing a melody or a chorus easily!"hit and run","the word" and "the prize' are the highlights

CD: Killer Dwarfs - Stand Tall
From: dany69 Date: October 30, 2018 at 17:29
A poor man's Helix ??? i say a poor Man koogles !!!! C'mnon this cd is a pure Masterpieces,,,and this guys on stage Rock 10 times than Helix,,,100$ for this is a gift,,,,Very Awesome Band,,

CD: Kane Roberts - Kane Roberts
From: CC Date: October 29, 2018 at 16:57
15 years ago I made a comment on this album (where does the time go), and while I still stand by that, with the upcoming new album by Kane I thought I would give his back catalogue another listen. Yes there are some silly lyrics on this one, two songs really always stood out to me as being more akin to Saints & Sinners than to the rest of the material on this one. Tears of fire and Too much (for anyone to touch) could actually fit more on his second album than this one. Maybe not as polished as anything on Saints & Sinners, but certainly more stylistically similar than they are to songs like Full pull and Rock doll for instance. Still a fun little album, but those two songs are stand outs for me.

CD: Aldo Nova - 2.0
From: CC Date: October 28, 2018 at 21:01
Probably because he has no control over the original masters as they are more than likely owned by the record label. These re-records rarely match the originals, but the only way they can make money from their old songs is if the re-record and release them themselves.

CD: Perfect Plan - All Rise
From: Eric3 Date: October 28, 2018 at 19:25
Super average Frontiers release. It's got a slick production, killer singing, and absolutely nothing else that's memorable. The verse in "Can't Turn Back" is copied directly - both melody and lyric! - from "Back On My Trail" by Revolution Saints. I got this from the nice sounding previews, but it turns out I was bamboozled.

CD: White Lion - Pride
From: petermexico13 Date: October 28, 2018 at 19:17
yes, Vito shines in every song, love his work, but the first álbum is the best for me, Realmente White Lion fue un grupo incomprendido, tenían mucha calidad aún cuando están considerados como una banda muy light. Hay que meterse bien en toda su discografía para darse cuenta de la calidad de sus canciones y sobretodo del gran guitarrista que tuvieron Vito Bratta. Vale la pena escuchar toda su discografía completa para apreciar su valor real!! 80´s Rocks!!!

CD: White Widdow - Victory
From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 28, 2018 at 17:19
Ummmm...i have not listened to the "Silhouette" one but the only thing i could say is that this release compared to the first 3 ones pales one way or another..."Victory" & "America" are my faves but tracks # 4,5(nice),7 & 8(nice) are also pleasant efforts but far away from the previous epic AOR...70/100

CD: Greta Van Fleet - Anthem of the Peaceful Army
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: October 28, 2018 at 14:53
In theory, I cheer for anybody having mainstream success making guitar-based hard rock that isn't homogenized post-grunge corporate rock, whether that's Ghost, Volbeat, Greta Van Fleet, or whoever. With that said, I stand by my comments on their last EP. These guys are only unique if your brain has been numbed by 15+ years of 3 Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin and their ilk. I liked a few past songs, but I'm finding Anthem for the Peaceful Army to be a big bore. "When The Curtain Falls" is annoying, and their many (too many) ballads are dull and overly earnest. In the end, GVF sound like what they are: kids making a reasonable facsimile of music from their grandparents' generation.

CD: Aldo Nova - 2.0
From: masmusic Date: October 28, 2018 at 8:39
Why do artist feel it is necessary to take their best selling classic album and re-record, & rearrange it some 36 yrs later? This makes no sense to me. Aldo's remake does no justice, his voice is not the same and he does no justice to the original. The only good track is the new one I'm a survivor. He should have remastered and reissued the original and added the new recordings as a bonus CD. Would make more sense. If your like me you will play this once only because your curiosity gets the best of you, then your shelve it, Like I did!

CD: Greta Van Fleet - Anthem of the Peaceful Army
From: masmusic Date: October 27, 2018 at 12:28
Finding it hard to get into this one! Not uptempo like their previous releases. Lover Leaver/Taker Believer the only track I really like. Bit of a disappointment for me 60/100

CD: Vision - Vision
From: hair metal again Date: October 26, 2018 at 4:54
average hard rock release for VISION with a classic mid 80 s Swedish sound but unfortunately not any hooks or songs that standout!the musicianship is ok ,but the songwriting should be better !"remember the night " is a good song and overall this is only for die hard collectors like myself

CD: Wicked - Rock N' Roll
From: CC Date: October 23, 2018 at 19:23
I really like this album. Best way of describing it is a cross between 70s glam of Kiss/Sweet and some of the less polished 80s glam acts. Nothing on this album is gonna set the world on fire, but it is a fun listen. My only worry with these guys is their management seem to be hyping them up to be way bigger than they are, which I hope does not backfire on them. They do not feel as polished as some glam bands which might put some people off as it has that similar bargain basement feel that the UK version of Wrathchild had back in the 80s.

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.

 

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