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CD: Scorpions - Savage Amusement
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: April 24, 2018 at 20:33
Interesting to note my original comment, comparing "Believe In Love" to some of the band's less commercial-sounding '70's ballads. Speaking of the 50th-anniversary reissues, one of the bonus tracks on Taken By Force is--sure enough!--"Believe In Love," with different lyrics, but immediately recognizable as the same song, a decade before making an official release.

CD: Scorpions - Savage Amusement
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: April 24, 2018 at 20:30
So I got ahold of the 50th-anniversary edition, and our buddy in France was not kidding. The mmix is vastly improved. I compared it side by side with my original CD, and the new version is so much louder! The other 5-th-anniversary editions that I've heard don't tinker much with the mix, if at all. Really, they don't need to, but Savage Amusement gets a desperately-needed boost. That said, it doesn't fully compensate for several below-average songs, after a string of outstanding albums. Now if somebody would just give L.A. Guns's debut the same treatment ...

CD: Maverick - Cold Star Dancer
From: 123charpenay Date: April 24, 2018 at 13:04
hum i think that i m the lone fan of maverick on this site.there s only my comments.it s amazing.this record is not their best record.their two previous cd s was exceptionnal.here this new effort is very great only.yes on this realise we have three fillers.track 1 the intro have absoluty no interest you can forget it.track 7 is a very weak song certainly the worst they have written and track 10 good riff but where is the choruse?the other songs are very great ,the best is track 11 "devil s night".this album is varied with two speed hard rock songs track 3 and 9,two melodic rock songs tracks 5 and 8 the rest is in the vein of their two first cd s.ok "cold star dancer "is not at the same level than their others realizations but stay a very great record.i can add that the cover of rick springfield is a strange choice but nevertheless great.

CD: Rain - Stronger
From: hair metal again Date: April 24, 2018 at 4:17
excellent release for RAIN that i didnt expect to be that good to be honest!all the songs have stong melodies and the hooks are all over ,plus the production and the musicianship are very professional!of course Michael s voice is stealing the show and it seems that he s capable of writing a fine hard rock song anytime!"insobriety","crazy" and "the other side" are sensational songs indeed!essential

CD: W.E.T. - Earthrage
From: the rocker Date: April 22, 2018 at 17:44
For me this is just about on par with Rise Up. Rise up is still my favorite, but all 3 are fantastic. W.E.T., and Rise Up were my #1's the years they were released and I can see Earthrage doing the same(but still have a ways to go in the year).My favorites on the album are, Watch The Fire, Burn, Elegantly Wasted,Dangerous, and I Don't Wanna Play That Game, but there are no skippable songs on the album. Highly recommended!

CD: Bombay Black - Walk of Shame
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: April 22, 2018 at 11:36
But yes, the arena days are over. Guitar-based hard rock is just not popular anymore, no matter how many geezers sing the praises of Greta Van Fleet (who are cool, don't get me wrong). But if you look at Billboard's mainstream-rock charts, or the upper reaches of the lineups for Rocklahoma, Rock On The Range, Fort Rock, Rock Your Socks Off, Boxful o' Rock, or any of those other festivals ... it's the same bands year after year after year, that keep getting propped up by what passes for a music industry, regarrdless of what they do. Seether or, yes, Three Days Grace still have careers at that level, presumably because the industry would rather milk these dead cows than expend the energy to replace them.

CD: Bombay Black - Walk of Shame
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: April 22, 2018 at 11:18
Oh, I meant huge by today's standards. These guys should be getting the airplay, and prime slots at all those "festivals in a field in the mmiddle of nowhere" that AEG puts on, those corporate-rock Woodstocks. To me, BB's sound could appeal just as much to the younger crowd who like Buckcherry (or somebody like Papa Roach, who tried to do this kind of thing once rap-rock was no longer A Thing). A parallel would be Alligator Stew, who had songs good enough to appeal to a large group of people who like "rockin' country" oor whatever you want to call it. But no, because the singer had been in a D-list L.A.-metal band, they wound up on Perris Records being marketed to their minuscule market of people who thought Asphalt Ballet didn't get their due.

CD: W.E.T. - Earthrage
From: the rocker Date: April 22, 2018 at 10:11
This is basically tied with Rise up for me, but all 3 are awesome albums.So Rise Up, Earthrage, W.E.T. is my order. First 2 were my #1's for the years released.My favorites are, Urgent, Watch The Fire, Burn,I Don't Want To Play, Dangerous, and Elegantly Wasted, BUT there are NO skippable songs to be found on this album! HIGHLY recommended!

CD: Bombay Black - Walk of Shame
From: MetalllianStallion Date: April 22, 2018 at 7:56
(con't) comments for the band's whole discography so you are correct, Bombay black are America's best kept secret.

CD: Bombay Black - Walk of Shame
From: MetalllianStallion Date: April 22, 2018 at 7:53
(con't) for the band's whole discography so you are correct, Bombay black are America's best kept secret.

CD: Bombay Black - Walk of Shame
From: MetalllianStallion Date: April 22, 2018 at 7:50
Doghouse to chime in on your one man outrage of why this band isn't H-U-G-E as you put it 3 years ago. First, when that "H" word is tossed out on HH it's usually for the band back in the day circa 80's to grunge just hit, so the band didn't get exposure they deserved. So I assume you mean HUGE as into today's music climate, so that means total FB or Instagram followers? How many bands today have platinum sales in our digital and disposable music scene today? That's why concert tickets are so outrageous to make up the difference for lost revenue. How many bands today are pulling down arena tours like the latest GNR reunion? The arena age is over for hard rock/metal except for the big festivals in Europe, and a few in the states. You also mention the singer's mediocre range, as Ted Poley's voice comparison comes to mind. Of course pure talent many times in a band doesn't = success. I checked out this release on Amazon.com and there is no CD version of this album and it has like 2 comment

CD: W.E.T. - Earthrage
From: MetalllianStallion Date: April 22, 2018 at 7:08
The reason there is 3 posts of the same comments, is because there must be a glitch on the site, on google chrome, it shows NO comments by me for WET, I log on to HH on Explorer it shows all 3 repeated comments, but does not allow me to log in, Maybe it's webmaster maintenance or a HH conspiracy.

CD: Blood Red Saints - Love Hate Conspiracies
From: MetalllianStallion Date: April 22, 2018 at 6:57
I liked a former incarnation of this band "IN FAITH" There's a Storm Coming", But the band ditched the original guitarist and renamed the band with some new staff and it's been going down hill ever since. Now sounding like a poor man's past their prime Def Lep in with some tracks to ordinary AOR. Get the original IN FAITH posse back together, the magic is gone.

CD: W.E.T. - Earthrage
From: MetalllianStallion Date: April 22, 2018 at 6:37
123charpenay, I made my own bonus tracks for this album by taking the 2 songs from WET One Live - In Stockholm W.E.T.. The studio tracks are are from "RISE UP" but those tracks rock harder than anything on that release so it's understandable why they didn't make the cut, as these 2 songs flow nicely with this album. 'Poison' (Numbing the Pain) (Bonus Track from Rise up Sessions) 'Bigger Than Both of Us' (Bonus Track from Rise up Sessions)

CD: W.E.T. - Earthrage
From: MetalllianStallion Date: April 22, 2018 at 6:35
123charpenay, I made my own bonus tracks for this album by taking the 2 songs from WET One Live - In Stockholm W.E.T.. The studio tracks are are from "RISE UP" but those tracks rock harder than anything on that release so it's understandable why they didn't make the cut, as these 2 songs flow nicely with this album. 'Poison' (Numbing the Pain) (Bonus Track from Rise up Sessions) 'Bigger Than Both of Us' (Bonus Track from Rise up Sessions)

CD: W.E.T. - Earthrage
From: MetalllianStallion Date: April 22, 2018 at 6:33
123charpenay, I made my own bonus tracks for this album by taking the 2 songs from WET One Live - In Stockholm W.E.T.. The studio tracks are are from "RISE UP" but those tracks rock harder than anything on that release so it's understandable why they didn't make the cut, as these 2 songs flow nicely with this album. 'Poison' (Numbing the Pain) (Bonus Track from Rise up Sessions) 'Bigger Than Both of Us' (Bonus Track from Rise up Sessions)

CD: Panorama - Around The World
From: MetalllianStallion Date: April 22, 2018 at 6:19
This geneva convention band consisting of Swiss-Finnish-American members is worth checking out. The lead singer sounds quite a bit like David Readman with excellent range, as the band has a PC69 style also, which some might say is a rip-off or a sincere copy of flattery.

CD: Odyssey Desperado - Don't Miss The Sunset
From: Eric3 Date: April 21, 2018 at 16:58
I get the same feelings listening to this as I did last year listening to the One Desire debut...not in that they share many similarities musically, but that they both bring the '80s energy with a modern production without sounding trite. The songs here are varied and well-sung, the drums sound HUGE, the keyboards heavenly...2018's night drive album of the year so far

CD: Issa - Run With The Pack
From: Eric3 Date: April 20, 2018 at 18:00
ENORMOUS LETDOWN. Crossfire is one of my favorite melodic rock albums ever; it's just infectious and energetic and polished and oh so much fun to listen to. This one...this is basically the opposite. The songs are bland, plodding, and not well-produced. There's no life to it. You've all heard these songs a billion times before on the billion other del Vecchio projects. Why Frontiers didn't bring the Martin brothers back (SHE IS MARRIED TO ONE OF THEM, for crying out loud!) after Crossfire is a complete mystery to me because I KNOW they could have done better than this. Just incredibly disappointed on all fronts.

CD: Dokken - Breaking the Chains
From: titothetitan Date: April 20, 2018 at 13:56
'Breaking the Chains' is a cool opening song but it's level is never reached again. 'Seven Thunders', 'Young Girls', 'Stick to Your Guns', 'Paris is Burning' are nice but overall this is not a remarkable album. 70/100

CD: Journey - Escape
From: edwithmj Date: April 19, 2018 at 19:45
This is a favourite of mine that the band has never managed to surpass. I still really like Don't Stop Believin' despite all the airplay it continues to receive but the rest of the disc is better I think. The hard rocking Stone in Love, the bluesy Who's Crying Now and Still They Ride are all classics that any AOR lover will play again and again. My favourites though are Escape with its unforgettable chorus and solo and the soulful Open Arms which shows off the astounding range of Steve Perry. Essential stuff.

CD: Fisc - Too Hot For Love
From: 123charpenay Date: April 19, 2018 at 13:36
sorry for the repetition but there was a little trouble with the site.

CD: Fisc - Too Hot For Love
From: 123charpenay Date: April 19, 2018 at 13:34
i discover this french band only now.this record is plenty of great riffs and guitar s solos,the songs are very great but....like always in my country the singer is weak and sound amateur.

CD: Fisc - Too Hot For Love
From: 123charpenay Date: April 19, 2018 at 7:10
i ve discover this french band only now.this record is plenty of very catchy riffs and solo s guitars.the song are very great but.....like always in my country the singer ruins the cd.he is weak and sound amateur.

CD: Fisc - Too Hot For Love
From: 123charpenay Date: April 18, 2018 at 13:51
i discover only now this french band.musically it s very strong.there is plenty of very catchy riffs and solo s guitars.the songs are great but.....like always in my country the singer is weak and sound amateur.

CD: Fisc - Handle With Care
From: 123charpenay Date: April 18, 2018 at 13:47
they have changing their singer ,it s a very good idea.finally not cause the new singer is like jimmi martin:weak and amateur.not for me.

CD: Fisc - Too Hot For Love
From: 123charpenay Date: April 18, 2018 at 13:45
i discover this french band only now.musically it s very strong.there is some very catchy riffs and guitar s solos.the songs are very great but....like always in my country the singer ruins the record.his voice is weak and sound amateur.

CD: Poison - Native Tongue
From: hair metal again Date: April 18, 2018 at 7:11
excellent release for POISON once again with Richie giving the band a different bluesy approach,but still commercial and hard rocking!the production by mr Zito is fantastic and the songwriting really good with many rockers and 2 sensational ballads!enjoyed it much back in the day and revisiting it brings back great memories!essential

CD: Journey - Escape
From: titothetitan Date: April 18, 2018 at 6:57
Some nice songs, but I'm not thrilled with Journey as many people above are. Compared to other bands I've been listening to (Strangeways 'Walk in the Fire', Treat 'Dreamhunter', Europe 'Out of This World', Dare 'Out of the Silence') it doesn't sounds as good.

CD: W.E.T. - Earthrage
From: Eric3 Date: April 17, 2018 at 22:34
While this isn't quite the return to the self-titled brilliance of the band's debut, it's certainly better than Rise Up IMO. It's got a much more hard-rocking edge (a few songs in the middle of the album sound like re-recycled Eclipse songs, which I guess should be expected from Martensson at this point) and the choruses soar on each and every track. There are a couple songs that feel forced (the last one sounds like they just re-wrote "If I Fall" with different lyrics) but it should appeal to you if you're a fan of Martensson or JSS.

CD: Journey - Journey
From: titothetitan Date: April 17, 2018 at 15:53
Sorry but this doesn't sound like Journey neither AOR.

CD: Guttersluts - Screaming At Deaf Ears
From: hair metal again Date: April 17, 2018 at 3:36
pretty good release for GUTTERSLUTS that could be better with a better production and if those few goth experiments were totally missing !in fact the majority of the songs are decent hard rockers like "kids are here","charity","overrated" ,"egomaniac" and ballads like "goodbye" and "shine"!the mid 90 s were tuff for the hard rock scene in the US and such releases were what s left out of the hair metal movement!

CD: Girlschool - Nightmare At Maple Cross
From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 15, 2018 at 22:51
I saw the "girls" live supporting this release in lovely U.K.back then.Excellent catchy hard rocking album being tracks # 1,2,4,5,6,8 & 10 the ones for me.85/100 :-)

CD: Bad Company - Live At Red Rocks
From: Doug Date: April 15, 2018 at 19:48
Listening to this the other day, a somewhat paint by the numbers live album, with the stellar vocals of Paul Rodgers lifting it up. Being from Colorado and Red Rocks just down the highway, I am obviously bias, .

CD: Celafain Vain - Celafain Vain
From: Slammer Date: April 15, 2018 at 14:18
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CD: Bon Jovi - Keep The Faith
From: ghettonation73 Date: April 15, 2018 at 13:34
This is the last good Bon Jovi CD to me. IMO it's also average, BJ will never top the first four cds. I stopped liking BJ after they lost their hard rocking sound.

CD: Bad Company - Here Comes Trouble
From: edwithmj Date: April 15, 2018 at 12:50
The Swansong of Brian Howe fronted Bad Company. While certainly not as good as the previous two releases as it contains more filler, this is still a decent release for me. How About That is good lyrically but lacks power I think; Stranger Than Fiction is definitely a winner for me and has a great chorus; Here Comes Trouble is another winner and could easily be taken off the previous two albums; Hold Onto My Heart is a workable ballad but misses the mark for me; Brokenhearted is another powerful rocker with catchy vocals; finally, My Only One is a Kirke sung synth-ballad, which works very well. As for the guitars, they definitely seem stuck in the 70s but then Mick Jones of Foreigner or Frankie Sullivan of Survivor weren't exactly known for their shredding either and those bands had a lot of success around the same time as Bad Company with Brian Howe, so they don't sound too out of place to me. A good release but not essential like the previous two.

CD: Bad Company - Holy Water
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: April 15, 2018 at 1:59
Interesting, Ed, but not all that surprising. I guess my comment on Dangerous Age wasn't far off in characterizing the whole thing as an exercise in "old band, new singer, new sound, gimme the money." I do recall there being a lawsuit in the late '90's, Howe wanting to tour under the Bad Company name, and probably feeling entitled to do so since, as you point out, he'd done the lion's share of the work during his tenure. But the other guys had re-teamed with Paul ROdgers around the same time, so of course they weren't tryin' to hear 'bout any of THAT noise. As for Ralphs, he may as well have stayed home, his lead guitar tone is so thin and trebly and his solos and style of playing just seem so out of place.

CD: Bad Company - Here Comes Trouble
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: April 15, 2018 at 1:52
If the band's choice of an album title was meant to convey a rough, tough image, they failed. Trouble? Where? This is more of the same mild-mannered, wholly inoffensive AOR we'd come to expect in the Brian Howe era. Yeah yeah, he's a fine singer and a good "craftsman," but the material here is just so fucking DULL! Granted, each of the previous Howe albums had more than their share of filler, but here, it's almost all forgettable, the lone exception being the minor hit "How About That?" It's like Richard Marx: you have to admit the overall competence of the songwriting, singing and playing, but the end results are just so watery and weak. This is neutered AOR played by and for complacent middle-aged people. This iteration of Bad Co. owes a lot of its success to the stuck-in-the-'70's mindset of American AOR radio at the time, which also afforded the Lou Gramm-less Foreigner a hit during the same period.

CD: Bad Company - Holy Water
From: edwithmj Date: April 14, 2018 at 19:44
...With You In A Heartbeat. As for 100 Miles, I actually like it: it's an acoustic song mostly performed and sung by Simon Kirke. Almost all the songs on this album were written by Howe and Terry Thomas who to this day are both resented by Kirke and Ralphs despite the fact the albums with Howe made the pair quite a lot of money - especially since Holy Water went platinum. Apparently Kirke and Ralphs felt Howe was taking over despite the fact the the two (especially Ralphs) could barely be bothered to record on the album let alone tour to support it. Terry Thomas recorded most of the guitars for this album with Ralphs contributing solos only. Regardless, Howe is a talented songwriter and singer - evident with the work he did to keep the Bad Company name going while Paul Rodgers was trying to find success with the ill-fated "The Firm", which failed to reach expectations in song quality and sales.

CD: Bad Company - Holy Water
From: edwithmj Date: April 14, 2018 at 19:36
Doghouse, there are plenty of interviews with Brian Howe online (search youtube for example) in which Brian Howe states that the project he started with Kirke and Ralphs wasn't going to be called "Bad Company" but the record label kind of insisted on it promising the fledgling group double the money if they resurrected the band name. Howe resisted (for obvious reasons) but Kirke and Ralphs drooled at the thought of all the money and outvoted Howe much to his chagrin. As for the album itself, I find myself enjoying this one less than the spectacular Dangerous Age. While with that album I can listen to the whole thing without getting bored once, this one has a few fillers such as Lay Your Love On Me, Never Too Late and Dead Of The Night. The hits are very good though and rival anything off the previous album. My picks are Holy Water (very similar to No Smoke Without Fire from the previous album), Walk Through Fire, the ballad If You Needed Somebody, Boys Cry Tough and...

CD: Triumph - Progressions of Power
From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 11, 2018 at 22:04
Good album that showed how bigger than others this band could have been with even better market steps.Anyway, "Woman in Love" is my fave followed by the beautiful "Take My Heart""...1,2 & 4 are also on my list.80/100

CD: Triumph - Classics
From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 11, 2018 at 21:59
Decent compilation that misses some essential cuts of the band but still has some great ones in it.Tracks # 3,4(classic),5,6,9(AOR goodie)10 & 11 are my picks.80/100

CD: Mama's Boys - Growing Up the Hard Way
From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 11, 2018 at 21:56
Adorable album with all that AOR flavour of late 80's... "Bedroom Eyes" and "Hot Blood" are my fave ones...some other fine cuts are # 1,3(nice) & 7...a good pick if you like the real essence of the genre.84/100

CD: Treat - Dreamhunter
From: titothetitan Date: April 11, 2018 at 15:45
'Tush' cover is totally unnecessary and out of place in this album.

CD: Pop Evil - Onyx
From: Doug Date: April 10, 2018 at 12:09
This album is awesome! Sadly, these guys are getting more Pop and less Evil with their more recent releases, but this this album is a hard rock gem.

CD: Star Chase - Afterlife
From: ICA-Hernan Date: April 9, 2018 at 13:18
Disco "The New Day-2016" Su debut fue interesante y ahora este nuevo trabajo del placer escandinavo melodic rock de gran factura.

CD: Bombay Black - Walk of Shame
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: April 8, 2018 at 21:38
Three Days Grace just tied Van Halen's record for most number-ones on the Billboard Mainstream Rock charts (13), and yet Bombay Black are largely unknown. This makes me want to fall to my knees and howl.

CD: Bombay Black - Walk of Shame
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: April 8, 2018 at 21:36
Then, especially on this album, they have this jaundiced fascination with our vapid celebrity culture that feels very current. The Ke$ha sample at the end of "America's Sweetheart" comes off as snide and ironic rather than the desperate plea for relevance that any number of aging hair-farmers would make it (and it doesn't hurt that it's punctuated by an absolutely ripping little guitar solo either). The musical ingredients might be vintage '80's, but the sensibility is entirely 21st-century. And yet Kivel only knew to position them as the next Danger Danger or some goddamn thing, effectively confining them to a tiny niche market, when they should (and most importantly COULD) have a song on rock radio every hour. Oh yeah, after a couple releases on Triage Records, I heard they're back to Kivel for their forthcoming album.

CD: Bombay Black - Walk of Shame
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: April 8, 2018 at 21:27
Man, what the hell is wrong with you guys? You salivate over every pickup band Alessandro DelVecchio puts together, and every new combination of AOR has-beens, and I seem to be the only one around to watch Bombay Black really come into their own on their last couple records. It's too bad they hooked up with Kivel Records early on, a "label" that only knows how to market to the old '80's-rock audience, who are becoming ever less interested in new bands. These guys are the purest and best example of what you might call "updated hair-metal" out there. Updated because, unlike so many of those silly Swedes, they don't try to sound like 1988, despite using those building blocks. They still sing about partying and casual sex and fucked-up relationships, but with a self-aware sense of humor that even the best bands of yore never managed consistently, if at all.

CD: Negative - Anorectic
From: Ydol eM Date: April 8, 2018 at 18:05
This album consists of two faces. The first one is dirty hard n'heavy in the manner of GNR, THE ALMIGHTY or SNAKEPIT. The second is modern hard rock with a suspicion of gothic rock so typical just for Finnish bands eg HIM or LOVEX. And in no small way I can sometimes feel HAREM SCAREM here (IMO). All in all no original but nice to listen. 75/100.

CD: Envy - Ain't It a Sin
From: hair metal again Date: April 8, 2018 at 7:03
excellent debut for ENVY back in 87 withtheir sound capturing the spirit of the mid 80s!great lines&songs that could be better with a stronger production and some more guitars!the vocals are satisfying and overall you have a nice female hard rock album in the vein of HEADPINS,HEART,QUARTERFLASH..good stuff

CD: Odyssey Desperado - Don't Miss The Sunset
From: ICA-Hernan Date: April 7, 2018 at 18:30
DISCAZO!!! The best album of Melodic Rock/AOR year 2018. hasta el momento el mejor disco de este año. Desde Grecia toda la magia del Melodic Rock/AOR difícil escoger un tema como tu favorito, ya que todo el disco es BRILLANTE 10/10

CD: Bloody Heels - Summer Nights
From: ICA-Hernan Date: April 7, 2018 at 13:48
Brillant Brillant The great EP of Melodic Hard rock 9/10

CD: Bloody Heels - Through Mystery
From: ICA-Hernan Date: April 7, 2018 at 13:37
Bittersweet Memories de todo el disco que esta buenísimo, me quedo con esta canción es simplemente brillante.

CD: Bloody Heels - Through Mystery
From: ICA-Hernan Date: April 7, 2018 at 13:30
Great Great album Of Melodic Hard Rock... Simplemente brillante Discazo Discazo Buy or Die. no se arrepentirán están enfrente de una joya del año 2017. todos los temas son espectaculares todas son Brutales! madre santa que disco.

CD: ZZ Top - Recycler
From: ghettonation73 Date: April 7, 2018 at 9:04
I love "Concrete and Steel." one of my all time favorite ZZ Top Songs.

CD: Paris - Only One Life
From: ICA-Hernan Date: April 6, 2018 at 17:39
Very good album of melodic rock/AOR, one work brillant. no cabe duda que es y su siguiente disco son una obra fantástica me encanta que sea a si de fino y profundo en las melodías y letras de cada canción.

CD: Palace - Master of the Universe
From: ICA-Hernan Date: April 6, 2018 at 17:29
GRANDIOSO!!!! maravilla de disco a la Altura de First Signal del gran Hess, que disco, es toda una joya del año 2016 todos lo temas al nivel de lo mejor del AOR desplegando unas melodías sensacionales. sigan a si y ojala graben algún disco este año. este material si o si lo deben de tener.

CD: Palace of the King - Get Right With Your Maker
From: ICA-Hernan Date: April 6, 2018 at 17:23
Ambos discos este y el del 2016 no tiene nada que ver con el Melodic Rock mas bien practican un Hard Rock pero no deslumbran, pensé escuchar algo a la altura de Santa Cruz o Nasty Habit que si hacen un Hard Rock del bueno, pero al contrario esto es pobre y deprimente no es recomendable no gasten en vano su dinero....

CD: Osukaru - The Labyrinth
From: ICA-Hernan Date: April 6, 2018 at 11:05
Este es otra de mis agrupaciones favoritas en la actualidad desde su gran debut hasta ahora, no decepciona han echo un estupendo trabajo de Melodic Rock/AOR brillante a la altura de los grandes exponentes de este genero, yo se los recomiendo no pierden nada todos sus discos son muy buenos.

CD: Wigelius - Reinventions
From: ICA-Hernan Date: April 6, 2018 at 10:59
Brillante, excelente, estupendo, una obra de arte acorde al tiempo lo mejor que escuche en el 2012 un disco totalmente sensacional a por el Buy or Die.

CD: W.E.T. - Earthrage
From: ICA-Hernan Date: April 6, 2018 at 10:56
Un decente disco de AOR en la talla de lo NORMAL con un o dos temas que sobre salen por poco de los demás. Temas parejos y acorde al año con los nuevos efectos de sonidos que hay por ahora, recomendable al igual que sus anteriores trabajos. 8/10

CD: Van Halen - Tokyo Dome - In Concert
From: edwithmj Date: April 6, 2018 at 7:10
People have complained about DLR's vocals before but this live album takes that complaint to a whole different level. DLR not only sounds off-key on most of the songs here, he also seems to forget the lyrics at times. The only explanation for this is that EVH still hates DLR and put this out to make fun of him. Also, as has been said before they're desperately missing Anthony's backing vocals. Particularly hilarious tracks are Panama, Jump, Dance the Night Away and I'm The One. The only redeeming quality is that EVH's playing is still good. Unless you need a good laugh in the vein of a bad X-Factor audition, avoid at all costs.

CD: H.E.A.T. - Into The Great Unknown
From: CMGio Date: April 3, 2018 at 0:35
You know, I really don't like this one. Not because it's bad, but because it seems like such a significant departure from previous efforts. Less guitar solos, more "edgy" material (I don't know how you can say a band has matured when they go from writing songs like "Everybody Wants to be Someone" or "Feel it Again," for example to songs like "Shit City"), and just a plain deterioration of material since Erik Gronwall joined the band. "Address the Nation" was phenomenal, but since then, I've watched my favorite band become increasingly less interesting.

CD: Star Chase - Afterlife
From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 1, 2018 at 20:02
Decent Modern Melodic Rock with AORish moments as well as a touch of a Pop feel in the songs,a pleasant singer too,ideal for this type of tunes ...tracks #1,2(nice),4,7,8(nice),9(nice),10(nice),11 & 13 go to my book of music for sure.80/100

CD: Unbound - Unbound
From: Grimlord Date: April 1, 2018 at 7:53
anybody have this for sale? please contact swantonoffate@hotmail.com

CD: Kansas - Song For America
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 31, 2018 at 23:12
A good album being "The Devil Game" my fave...tracks # 1,2,4 & 6 are also appealing ones.70/100 ...one of the best acts of the Prog Rock genre of all times!.

CD: Red Rider - Dont Fight It
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 31, 2018 at 23:06
Decent debut..."Dont Fight It" is the best cut and the AOR one of the Record ...tracks # 4,6 & 7 are also nice cuts.Pop Rock is what this album is all about for sure.60/100

CD: Aerosmith - Music From Another Dimension!
From: CC Date: March 31, 2018 at 21:32
not a single memorable track on this ... none of the 50 future "greatest hits" albums will feature anything from this one.

CD: Thunder - The Magnificent Seventh!
From: hair metal again Date: March 29, 2018 at 10:03
another very good release for the mighty THUNDER as usual , aband that s able to write down hundreds of good songs anytime!Danny s warm vocals and Luke s stellar guitar work havent changed through the years and the songwriting still is of the highest level!"love you more than rock n roll","i m dreaming again","the pride" and "one fatal kiss" are excellent songs indeed

CD: W.E.T. - Earthrage
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 28, 2018 at 13:21
For me this just a decent AOR album compared with the previous ones this one pales a bit...an album with that typical sound of the band and the way JSS knows how to deliver it friendly and kindly ...tracks # 2,5,7,9,10 & 11 are,of course,catchy and nice songs of the genre,the same formula used before and,as i said,with the JSS trademark stamped.75/100

CD: Compilations - Hear'N Aid
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 28, 2018 at 11:49
An objective comment is that this was a good album recorded for a good cause ...the main track "Stars" and "Hungry For Heaven"(Dio)are my faves...the ones by Accept,Rush,Kiss & Scorpions are also classic cuts.87/100

CD: Frank Marino - What's Next
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 28, 2018 at 11:25
A good blend of Hard Rock & Blues is "what" this album displays ...tracks # 1,3,4,6 & "Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame"(my fave one)are in my book of music.70/100

CD: W.E.T. - Earthrage
From: 123charpenay Date: March 27, 2018 at 14:12
totally agree with metallianstallion.now the fashion or the new habit of the japan imports is that the bonus track is an acoustic or piano version of a song of the record.we are ok!!!!!!bonus track should:NEW SONG.

CD: The Deadthings - Dead Over Heels
From: hair metal again Date: March 27, 2018 at 13:32
very good release for THE DEADTHINGS from Australia, a band that certainly has a glam attitude ,but also has some mid 80 s hard rock elements in its music!the songs are very good and i realy dig the cliches of my beloved hard rock genre and the songwriting is in a very high level with many hooks !the problem is that the production is thin ,the vocals needed more work and the musicianship could be better!the 2 mid tempos "christine s curse" and "love lies bleeding" are excellent songs though!good stuff

CD: W.E.T. - Earthrage
From: MetalllianStallion Date: March 27, 2018 at 8:36
Third time is the charm for W.E.T. as the opening track "Watch The Fire" is the best song the band has done to my ears with JSS and Martensson's dueling vocals. Their last release was so-so IMO,being a little light weight for my taste. JSS seems to be the new Michael Bormann of MHR (MIA for 2017), with multi-irons in the fire, fronting 2 bands, and a solo release in 2017. "Earthrage" (sounds like the next Al Gore Global warming documentary) is a cohesive/consistent album with little dead weight. It's early in the year, but 123charpenay is right that this will be the album to beat for top MHR release of 2018. The Japan bonus track is a bit a let down, it's "ELEGANTLY WASTED" (Acoustic Version). Bonus track should = new song, not different version. W.E.T. - "Earthrage" Making Of/Behind-The-Scenes (Official) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhrB4832A0c

CD: Richie Kotzen - What Is...
From: hair metal again Date: March 27, 2018 at 2:55
very good release for RICHIE KOTZEN back in 99 that is more in the rock blues territory that in his hard rock routes!Richie s guitar work is slower with less solos and more on the groovy side of things and overall he shows himself more that a songwriter and singer than a guitar player!the result is pretty good and the quality &talent is obvious from the first tunes!"what is",'too deep", and "angie" are the highlights of a release that could be better if the choruses were more catchy !

CD: Shakra - Snakes and Ladders
From: 123charpenay Date: March 26, 2018 at 13:51
the advantage with shakra is that it s very rare to be disapointed.all their records are dynamic,punchy,well produced with big sound,big guitars and memorable choruses."snakes&ladders" is a typical shakra s realise.like always one filler (track 1)an average song with a modern riff without melody.no problems for the other songs they are very catchy and varied.this is the more mature album of their career,this album is rich with sometimes a little touch of keyboards (track 9 a fantastic ballad),a touch of acoustic guitars (track 12 a super song).track 6 is a little bluesy.tracks 4 and 5 are marvellous, this two exceptionnal songs have a fm touch.the rest is typical shakra s hard rock.fans (like me)of this swiss hard rock band will be totally under the charm with this new cd.my swiss neighbours (genova is at only 120 kms from my town lyon) are very lucky to have a band like this in their country.

CD: W.E.T. - Earthrage
From: 123charpenay Date: March 24, 2018 at 6:40
hello doghouse.thanx for the english lesson.i need it.when i ve writing my comments i had a doubt i would like to say "prétendant" in french and i remember that the traduction is "contender" cause this word was often used in the comments of a o r heaven reviews.but for being sure i had looking in my dictionnary "le robert".and my dictionnary write :"prétendant" is "pretender".so i ve trust in my dictionnary even i was not really really sure.good week end my friend and greetings from france.

CD: W.E.T. - Earthrage
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: March 23, 2018 at 20:07
Charpenay, you know I don't do it to bust your balls, so this English lesson is for your information only: A "pretender" refers to someone that acts like something they are not. I think you're looking for "contender," which would be a recorrd that contends, or competes, for album of the year. A pretender is the opposite of a contender. A contender really can win, a pretender only puts on an act with nothing behind it. You hear the two words used together a lot in reference to sports.

CD: Def Leppard - Def Leppard
From: Kiss_Rules Date: March 23, 2018 at 17:03
This album is not too bad. It's probably the best we will ever get again from Def Leppard. It's impossible for them to re-create the greatness of their early stuff since Steve Clark is gone. But, this is probably their best album without him.

CD: L.A. Guns - The Missing Peace
From: Rob Rocker Date: March 23, 2018 at 16:51
For me the low interest is mainly due to a couple reasons, 1. The Missing Peace CD is lackluster at best, and IMO weaker than the last 2 albums (Tales From The Strip and Hollywood Forever). 2. Although Tracii Guns is one of my favorite guitar players, the Lewis/Riley line-up worked hard for 15+ years to establish their version as the "definitive L.A. Guns", so I see this faux reunion as a lateral move for Lewis and step backwards for the L.A. Guns brand.

CD: Angelica - Thrive
From: MaximusTundra Date: March 22, 2018 at 21:21
Awesome vocals! Really like Angelica Rylin as she is not just a singer, but a beautiful one too! I love all the tracks on this record but I'll name off some highlights I love as listed "Breaking My Heart" "I Am Strong" "Can't Stop Love" "Riding Out The Storm" "Rain On My Parade" "You Will Never Win" "This Kiss Is Just For You" Awesome once again~ 🤘😎🤘

CD: Silked And Stained - Love On The Road
From: CC Date: March 22, 2018 at 18:12
Have to say that listening to it more and more, it gets even better to the point I start to forget about the accent (hell, I have let Klaus Meine get away with it for years already). I love most of the songs on this, but Anytime, anywhere is such an awesome ballad. Keep playing that one over and over again.

CD: W.E.T. - Earthrage
From: 123charpenay Date: March 22, 2018 at 15:07
this new wet s realise is a very serious pretender of the best cd of 2018.it s a killer record in the vein of their two last albums.track 4 and 8 are two exceptional ballads,the other songs are top class hard f m songs with irresistible choruses,big guitars ,perfect production and jeff scot soto,like always, sing like a god.the japan bonus track in an acoustic version of "elegantly waysted".fans of talisman (first record)this cd is an absolute priority.

CD: FM - Atomic Generation
From: 123charpenay Date: March 22, 2018 at 15:00
this new fm s realise don t exicted me.even if the production is excellent and the musicians are very very talented.maybe the voice of steve overland.....beautiful voice ,very particular but i ve the same problem with chris ousey (heartland),it s always the same.this record is a smart record with touches of funky,blues and jazz.this new album don t hooked me totally.i ve don t reconize the flame of tough it out or heroes and vilains for example.the japan bonus track n°12 is a beautiful and very technic instrumental.nevertheless this record will satisfied the fans of this underrated and excellent english band.

CD: Galactic Cowboys - Feel The Rage
From: hair metal again Date: March 22, 2018 at 9:20
pretty good release for GALACTIC COWBOYS once again ,with this one being a lower budget situation and the band proves that faithful to its sound with those heavy riffs and big harmonies in the choruses ,something like a heavier KING S X !fans will be satisfied

CD: W.E.T. - W.E.T.
From: 123charpenay Date: March 21, 2018 at 14:42
yes this record is a masterpiece,top class , very smart and catchy, hard f m.a marvellous realise essential in all serious hard f m collection.

CD: Wall of Silence - Shock to the System
From: 123charpenay Date: March 21, 2018 at 14:38
i can add that this excellent record reminds me sometimes zinatra and stage dolls.

CD: Saxon - The Eagle Has Landed Part II
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 20, 2018 at 22:53
Cool live album with the tpical mix of "newies & oldies" that makes it very appealing to fans.Tracks # 3,4,9,11,12,14,15,16 & 17 are the ones for me.85/100

CD: Unruly Child - Unhinged - Live From Milan
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 18, 2018 at 21:30
Decent live album by UC and having Marcie as a great and talented vocalist of course ...tracks # 4(nice),5(nice),6,7,9,10(nice),11 & 12(the best cut)are in my book of AOR music.80/100

CD: Dukes of the Orient - Dukes of the Orient
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 18, 2018 at 21:27
Nice Prog/AOR release with interesting cuts in the shape of # 2,3(nice),4,5,6 & 7(nice)...Payne is a master in doing this kind of stuff and joined by a staff of great musicians you tell me.83/100

CD: Helix - It's A Business Doing Pleasure
From: mickyandre Date: March 18, 2018 at 10:28
great canadian band, Brian Vollmer is class act. I really enjoyed this even if it is difrent for hélix. But definetly one of their best.

CD: Forty Deuce - Noting to Lose
From: hair metal again Date: March 16, 2018 at 17:08
very good debut for FORTY DEUCE and of course Richie is shining once again with his songwriting ability being obvious!the sound is updated and the whole thing is quite rocking with no oldschool elements!"oh my god","say","wanted" are great songs and overall Nothing To Lose a remarkable release

CD: REO Speedwagon - The Earth, a Small Man, His Dog and a Chicken
From: hair metal again Date: March 15, 2018 at 9:16
very good album for REO SPEEDWAGON with a more updated approach and a very polished big production!Dave Amato s guitar work is the mane attraction and mosty of the songs are fine ,but i cant find any really big ones!"live it up","all heaven broke loose" ,"can t lie to my heart' and "l.i.a.r." are the highlights

CD: Maverick - Talk's Cheap
From: DazBuFF Date: March 15, 2018 at 3:21
i have this cd just need to listen to it

CD: Alien - Best and Rare
From: titothetitan Date: March 14, 2018 at 16:47
Geoff I disagree with you. 'In a Crazy World Like This' sounds much better than the original version. Jim's voice is from heaven.

CD: Da Vinci - Da Vinci
From: titothetitan Date: March 14, 2018 at 9:26
I'm not as thrilled with Da Vinci as I was with Europe, Alien, Treat. For me it's on the b-side of Scandi melodic rock bands along with Madison, Skagarack, Swedish Erotoca.

CD: Swedish Erotica - Swedish Erotica
From: titothetitan Date: March 13, 2018 at 9:35
Yeah great production and some nice songs like 'Hollywood Dreams' but I'm not as thrilled as I was with Europe, Treat, Alien. Got a Dvd bootleg titled 'Live in Sweden 15.08.1989'.

CD: Novak - Forever Endeavour
From: hair metal again Date: March 13, 2018 at 3:14
pretty good release for NOVAK with an updated sound&production and some interesting melodic lines without being something blowminding!Can t find something bad ,but neither anything toogood in it with Anders s vocals being the mane attraction!"nowhere to run","how does it feel",'forever endeavour" and follow your heart being the highlights!enjoyable stuff

CD: Saxon - Denim and Leather
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 11, 2018 at 12:27
Classic album with so many good songs in it,basically hymns of Heavy Metal...# 1,2,4,5,6,7,8 & 9 are in my book for sure.88/100 :-)

CD: Demon - The Unexpected Guest
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 11, 2018 at 12:11
A nice follow up....Melodic HM with some AOR-ish moments here and there...# 1,3,4,6,8,9 & 10 are my fave ones.85/100 :-)

CD: Dukes of the Orient - Dukes of the Orient
From: MaximusTundra Date: March 10, 2018 at 12:14
Cool Album! Ex-Asia vocalist John Payne does a mighty fine job🖒I love the track listing as it has quite a few goodies that I really like here. Some of the highlights from the album that I like are "Brother In Arms" "Strange Ways" "Time Waits For No One" "A Sorrows Crown" and "Fourth Of July" If you're a fan of Asia you'll love this album! 🤘😎🤘

CD: Outlaws and Moonshine - Devil in the Moonshine
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: March 10, 2018 at 11:57
I agree, it seems like few songs ever really take off. It's like they're stuck in third gear. I've tried to listen to this a few more times, because I like the IDEA of the band, but I'm finding I just don't like the execution. The musicianship can't be faulted, and the production is great, but the album is held down by lumbering, below-average songs and a very contrived "outlaw" persona. I'm about done trying to like these guys.

CD: Slade - Feel the Noize: The Very Best of Slade
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 10, 2018 at 10:41
A good compilation of this legendary act!...# 1,5,6,7,11,12,15,16,17(nice),18(fave one),19(nice),20(AOR-ish)& 21 are in my selection.85/100 :-)

CD: Motley Crue - Greatest Hits
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 10, 2018 at 10:35
Cool compilation with basically the band's best cuts of their career in a kind of a new approach(alternate versions perhaps?)...do not like the ones with that "grunge" feeling though...# 1,5,6,7,10 (nice),12,13,14,15 & 16 are with me.80/100 :-)

CD: Tyketto - Reach
From: 123charpenay Date: March 9, 2018 at 9:44
hello doug."don t come easy" their first effort is their best record so far.no doubt."forever young" is certainly one of the best song or the best song never written by a hard rock band.

CD: Outlaws and Moonshine - Devil in the Moonshine
From: 123charpenay Date: March 9, 2018 at 9:41
finally this record never see the light of day in japan ,so i ve order it in u s a.it s a great southern rock record.the voice of the singer is perfect for southern rock,the musicians are talented,the songs are great and the production is wet dream for all lovers of music.what sound ,very clear.i ve the feeling to be in the studio with the band.but...i think that this album is too wise.this record never take off.we have not the explosion of guitars and the fabulous guitars s duet of the masters doc holliday.this band is very great but they have not the spark of class of doc holliday (the absolute reference of southern rock).nevertheless i imagine that southern s rock fans will be very pleased with solid realise.

CD: Tyketto - Reach
From: Doug Date: March 8, 2018 at 14:01
Just picked this up. Must admit, I have no other Tyketto albums in my catalog, so a new listen for me. I like it!

CD: Aldo Nova - Twitch
From: hair metal again Date: March 8, 2018 at 5:43
excellent release for ALDO NOVA back in 85 with a fantastic commercial hard rock approach and a perfect balance between keys and guitars!his vocals are passionate as usual and the songwriting of the highest level with songs like "tonite(lift me up)",'surrender your heart",'if looks could kill" and "stay"!essential

CD: Toto - 40 Trips Around The Sun
From: DazBuFF Date: March 8, 2018 at 0:33
the first song "alone" is one of the best toto songs ever! it still shows toto haven't lost their touch!!

CD: Smash Into Pieces - Rise and Shine
From: DazBuFF Date: March 8, 2018 at 0:27
the song "rise and shine" is brilliant!!!!

CD: Rush - Vapor Trails
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 7, 2018 at 21:51
A good album,you can hardly hear something bad about the power canadian trio...# 1,2,4,6,7,8,11 & 12 are going straight to my book of music.85/100

CD: Strangeways - Where Do We Go From Here Live At Firefest 2010
From: titothetitan Date: March 7, 2018 at 12:08
I wish they have played more songs of the 'Walk in the Fire' album.

CD: Axe - Rock 'n' Roll Party - The Complete Atco Recordings
From: masmusic Date: March 6, 2018 at 20:11
Anyone know if this has been remastered. I asked NEH Records and they don'y know!

CD: GUN - Frantic
From: CC Date: March 5, 2018 at 17:45
Absolutely nothing "frantic" about this one sadly. It is nowhere near as bad as the terrible phone number album, but the only song on here that has any kind of semblance to the classic GUN sound is Seraphina. I am just glad I waited a few years and bought it cheap.

CD: Pop Evil - War Of Angels
From: Doug Date: March 5, 2018 at 17:07
I was so excited about this band a few years ago, especially with "Onyx," but then they put out "Up" and just recently, a new S/T release, and oh how they have fallen. They are now more Pop than Evil, very disappointing.

CD: Maverick - Cold Star Dancer
From: 123charpenay Date: March 5, 2018 at 13:20
i m an absolute fan of this exceptional irish hard rock band.the samples smell very very good.this record looks like to their two previous effort.first impression a new masterpiece.of course i ll order this cd closed eyes.i don t understand why this fabulous band don t find a deal with a big company.

CD: Moonland - Moonland
From: 123charpenay Date: March 4, 2018 at 15:57
HELLO CC in france we says "il n y a que les imbélices qui ne changent pas d avis"i try to translate."only stupid guys never change their advice".yes dominique my lovely wife open my eyes often since 1984 that i know her.she s not always absoluty right but for moonland thanx to her she s right right and right.i m exactly like you i m very very big fan of vanilla ninja even if the name of her band is really ridiculous.a reunion or a concert of vanilla ninja moonland i invited you to share the pleasure to hear a top class a o r concert!!!!!!!!!sometimes when i listen a new cd i m scotched immediatly by the quality of the record.other times like for moonland i need times to understand the cd.and each time i listen it i think wow it s a marvellous record wich grow up in my mind listen after listen.my english is not perfect but i m sure you ve understand.

CD: Moonland - Moonland
From: CC Date: March 3, 2018 at 10:48
Ha Ha, I love the way your opinion has changed on this. Your wife is a very wise woman. It is a great album, no doubt. Just wish she would do more of this stuff than the Estonian language folk songs she does mostly these days. Hell, I would kill for a Vanilla Ninja reunion, I know that much.

CD: Heaven's Edge - Heaven's Edge
From: CC Date: March 3, 2018 at 7:35
I finally decided to add this band to my collection last week and ordered both albums having never heard a single song by them. The second album turned up first, and I was a little underwhelmed, but reading the comments from here about that basically being unreleased demos etc, I remained positive that this one would be better. I finally got my copy of the debut today, and I can agree that it is far superior. Very reminiscent of a lot of other bands who came along at the tail end of that era in that they play solid hard rock rather than the flashy "hair metal" that dominated the scene a few years before. I could throw out loads of comparisons, but really not sure what the benefit of that is as many above have already addressed that issue and I would just be repeating them. All I will say is if you like those bands mentioned, seek this one out and only buy the follow up album if you are a completionist like myself.

CD: Silked And Stained - Love On The Road
From: CC Date: March 3, 2018 at 7:26
Overall not a bad debut. Only thing that lets it down slightly is the singers accent is a bit strong from time to time. Cannot really fault them for this though as I am sure me singing in Greek would be awful. Really enjoyed this one.

CD: Crazy Lixx - Loud Minority
From: metalmaniac777 Date: March 2, 2018 at 15:17
This Swedish band is crazy-good if you're into the big, bombastic hair-metal sound of the '80s. For fans of huge hooks, arena-size choruses, and powerful backing vocals, this album is more fun than licking off a supermodel's whipped cream bikini. Sure, it brings absolutely nothing original to the table, but is instead content to simply do awesome justice to the kind of throwback, Sunset Strip poodle-metal designed to be played loud and proud. Preferably from the stereo of an exotic sports car with a scantily-clad vixen writhing suggestively on the hood. If that's not your thing ... well, that's OK, but you're in the minority (on this site, anyway).

CD: Jon Bon Jovi - Blaze Of Glory
From: metalmaniac777 Date: March 1, 2018 at 13:32
I know it's cool these days to bash on our boy Jon, but in my opinion (which nobody cares about but me, and rightfully so) he's still one of the best vocalists to grace the rock 'n' roll scene, and some (not all, not by a long shot) of the songs on this rock-country hybrid prove why. Sure, "Blaze of Glory" has been overcooked by the radio, but once you strip away the oversaturation stigma, it's a good song that deserved its hit single status. The other tracks that will make your ears happy are "Blood Money," Santa Fe," "Never Say Die," and "Dyin' Ain't Much of a Livin'." As for the rest ... some are crap, some are just banal, but none really merit much attention. Bottom line, there's not much here that matches JBV's glory days, but there's still some worthwhile music amidst all the mediocrity. Whether or not it's worth rooting around in dog shit to find diamonds is totally your call.

CD: Reach - The Great Divine
From: CC Date: March 1, 2018 at 9:25
So album number 2 comes along and there has been a lot of changes it seems. Gone is the bassist and vocalist from album 1, and in comes a new bassist and the guitarist takes over vocal duties too. Not only is the line up changed, but the sound as well. It still has that AOR sound of old, but it also encompasses a lot more styles. Heavier in places than the debut, with other songs throwing in inspiration from other bands. At times I detected U2 for instance. And later a little bit of Foo Fighters. Overall it is a damn good album, but there are a couple of not so great tracks, but these might be growers to be fair. I do think the debut was better, but this is a much more varied affair.

CD: Novella - One Big Sky
From: hair metal again Date: March 1, 2018 at 2:10
excellent debut for NOVELLA ,a great band that performs some great commercial metal music with great musicianship ,warm vocals and pretty good songwriting!for sure an under rated act ,mostly because they werent signed in a bigger company i guess ,but it s never too late for fans to enjoy their music!"do we just surrender","i need you","give me love" are the highlights of a very good release!highly recommended if you can find it

CD: Unruly Child - Unhinged - Live From Milan
From: titothetitan Date: February 28, 2018 at 15:01
Another live CD/DVD released as part of a collection by Frontiers. The previous one was a Treat release in 2017. In that case, It wasn't exactly a live album. It was mostly (if not entirely) overdubbed. Here, there's not much difference. Although the band sounds great performing live, the addition of backing vocals and instruments in post-production are very noticeable. I was also a bit disappointed because they don't play any song of their late albums (Worlds Collide, Can not Go Home). 80/100.

CD: Moonland - Moonland
From: 123charpenay Date: February 28, 2018 at 13:43
one of the best frontiers s realise.fans of female fronted aor buy buy buy!!!!!!

CD: Maverick - Big Red
From: 123charpenay Date: February 28, 2018 at 13:40
i confirm my comment of 2016.i can add that this super cd reminds me jane doe"zero to hero".

CD: Bloodgood - Dangerously Close
From: 123charpenay Date: February 28, 2018 at 13:38
i m fan of this christian band,"all stand together" their best record is an exceptional record."rock in a hard place "is so an excellent realise.here for their come back i think that this album have his moments.tracks 1.2.4.6 and 10 are great but the other songs.......wow it s mediocre absoluty not at my taste.this come back for me first was a pleasant surprise but after having listen all the record it s a big deception.

CD: Bloodgood - Dangerously Close
From: metalmaniac777 Date: February 28, 2018 at 10:25
Can an 80s Christian metal band still deliver the goods two decades later? Yes, thank God (who else?). This comeback album has something to offer every Bloodgood fan. The band seems cognizant of the fact that different folks enjoy different aspects of their sound and strove to satisfy them all. The band cranks out classic metal riffs crossed with hard rock chops, Les Carlsen still sings with one of the most distinctive rasps in the history of holy metal, and founder Michael Bloodgood continues to write blatant gospel lyrics. Musically, this is classic Bloodgood, heavy at times, melodic at others, but almost always high quality. Bottom line, this is a good album. Not perfect...but expecting perfection from a band that has been incognito for 23 years would be like expecting a retired stunt motorcyclist to break the world’s record on his very first comeback jump. The band is very good--at times nearly great--and dancing that dangerously close to greatness is good enough.

CD: Lynyrd Skynyrd - Last Of A Dyin' Breed
From: 123charpenay Date: February 27, 2018 at 13:23
i m only a little frenchie, fan of good and smart music.if i was american i ll be very very proud to have a so extraordinary band in my country!!!!!!!!!!

CD: Napoleon I - I, Napoleon
From: hair metal again Date: February 27, 2018 at 12:42
pretty good debut for I NAPOLEON and it s quite strange that Geffen signed them back in the day ,as their sound isnt typical and not exactly a safe commercial success!if i had to describe them i d say that they remind me of LILLIAN AXE,BANG TANGO and slightly of ASPHALT BALLET or BATON ROUGE but nearly as good as those acts!the musicianship is ok ,but the vocals are quite rough and the songs arent so good overall! "go to pieces","everytime i see your picture",and "sweet cyanide" the best moments

CD: The Michael Schenker Group - Tales Of Rock 'N' Roll
From: 123charpenay Date: February 26, 2018 at 13:53
some (rare) very greats songs with the magic playing of michael schencker,but many many (too much) fillers.finally this record is very long and boring.the great songs are very rare ,tracks 5 and 18 for example ,but the rest......this record is for die hard fans of msg.not for me.too too average ,a disapointing realise for me.

CD: Dukes of the Orient - Dukes of the Orient
From: Monsieur Renard Date: February 26, 2018 at 4:58
10 years in the making, this cd doesn't convince me. It sounds like a compilation-album, there's too many different drums- and guitarsounds. Of course Erik is great on the keys, John is a great vocalist and the guitarsolos and drums all are great, but here and there the drums are programmed. It looks like not all the musicians were available for the last 10 years, so Erik and John played all the remaining instruments. It's not a bad album, but GPS sounded more like a band. On the other hand, it's great to have new songs of John Payne to listen to. At least it's way better than the collection progrock-covers he released a little while back. I rate it: 6,5 but maybe it will be a 7 or higher in due time.

CD: Wild Boyz - Unleashed!
From: Slammer Date: February 24, 2018 at 22:30
This CD has just been reissued by Demon Doll Records. Completely Remastered with the option of the original cover or a limited edition cover! www.demondollrecords.com

CD: Jillian - Jillian
From: 123charpenay Date: February 24, 2018 at 12:05
aor ? No it s more pop than aor.great singer but very soft music.

CD: Heaven's Edge - Some Other Place, Some Other Time
From: CC Date: February 24, 2018 at 6:57
Kind of annoying that I did not know that two different labels released this and the different covers reflect this. The awful boring black cover was the Perris release, and features 16 tracks. The MTM version with the better cover stops at track 10 (Rollercoaster). Personally I think its a decent album and would have preferred to get the version with more tracks on, but I dont like it enough to buy it again for the other 6 tracks.

CD: Blue Tears - Blue Tears
From: CC Date: February 22, 2018 at 18:53
I remember getting this CD probably around 1998/1999. It was at a time I used to visit the record store Beanos in Croydon (RIP). I used to go in and head straight for the rock and metal section, scan through the CDs and if there was bands I had never heard of, as long as they were not too expensive and they had the right image while scanning through the cover booklet, I would take a punt and buy them. I got many great finds this way including the likes of Sven Gali, Wildside, Crystal Roxx and these guys. This was one of those albums that as a fan of Bon Jovi and Leppard, I was instantly taken with it. There is not a bad song on this album, and the songs are catchy as fuck. Seriously wish it had been released years earlier as they deserved to be huge. You can say what you want about the lack of originality to their sound, but what matters is the songs were brilliant. So many of the songs on it would have had "hit" written on them in the mid to late 80s.

CD: Skagarack - Skagarack
From: titothetitan Date: February 22, 2018 at 13:31
I didn't liked the first three songs, it sounds so flat and generic. But then comes a lot of great med-tempo songs and balldadas -with a lot of keyboards. Overall it's a pleasant and well-produced album. 80/100.

CD: Buxx - Knickers Down
From: masmusic Date: February 20, 2018 at 17:37
One of my all time favorite CD's Saw the band numerous times in a local bar. Too bad they never made it into the big time! They sure were good enough!

CD: Shadow King - Shadow King
From: titothetitan Date: February 20, 2018 at 15:30
The band recorded a song called 'One Dream' for the movie 'Highlander II'.

CD: Wild Frontier - Bite The Bullet
From: 123charpenay Date: February 20, 2018 at 14:02
average german melodic rock.it s a decent record not more.not bad but nothing special, nothing spectacular.the singer is not great ,he have a little special voice.i don t like it.we are far far away from michael bormann for example.

CD: Vagabond Road - Vagabond Road
From: 123charpenay Date: February 20, 2018 at 13:58
this record is a little nightmare ,the singer is really bad.

CD: Treat - Scratch and Bite
From: CC Date: February 20, 2018 at 9:37
The line up on this page is a later line up, not the one from this album. This looks like a list of the Organized Crime line up to me. Only correct ones are Ernlund (not Emlund as listed) and Wiksrom. Leif Liljegren would have been on guitar. Mats Dahlberg would have been on drums. And Ken Siewertson would have been on bass.

CD: Kenny McGee - Kenny McGee
From: hair metal again Date: February 20, 2018 at 7:54
excellent solo release for KENNY MCGEE with a clear commercial hard rock approach that i so much love!much better than the 2nd JULLIET one , with a clear polished production and that guitar driven hair metal thing all over,wow ! didnt expect that one to be so good ,i d say that is one of the best indies ever heard

CD: Alien - Live in Stockholm 1990
From: titothetitan Date: February 19, 2018 at 15:22
by the way, I have a DVD bootleg called 'Live & TV Show Compilation'. It features two live shows, the first is a TV show performed by the original line-up (with Pete) in 1989. And the second show was aired on nordic channel and features some members that would became part of the 1993 album. If you are interested in trading, mail-me: tito.the.titan@gmail.com

CD: Alien - Live in Stockholm 1990
From: titothetitan Date: February 19, 2018 at 15:15
This is a very rare bootleg that ended up being part of the band's official discogaphy for a release in Japan. The quality isn't the best, but it doesn't prevent you from enjoying this amazing show. The date is wrong, thus. This show was recorded in 1989, not 1990. There's another bootleg circling around the internet, called 'Live in Liseberg, Gothenburg 1988' feauturing the original singer Jim Jidhed but the audio quality is inferior.

CD: Treat - Organized Crime
From: titothetitan Date: February 19, 2018 at 11:49
The production is much better than all of the previous albums and lead singer Robert Ernlund improved his voice. But the songs aren't as strong as the 'Dreamhunter' album. 'Stay Away' and 'Conspiracy' are great songs, but it doesn't sounds as good as 'Best of Me' and 'World of Promises', respectively. My favourite song is the unreleased track 'Still in Heaven'. The re-recording of 'Get You On the Run' is totally pointless.

CD: Heart - Dog and Butterfly
From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 18, 2018 at 22:48
Basically a mellow release but with the good "trademark" of the Wilson sisters.My fave ones are # 4,5(nice)& 8.70/100

 

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