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CD: H.E.A.T. - Freedom Rock
From: titothetitan Date: January 23, 2018 at 11:29
Hi 123charpenay, I noticed that you know my friend Ricardo kerch from Venezuela, mail-me so we can chat and trade bootlegs and other stuff: tito.the.titan@gmail.com

CD: Pat Travers - Live: Go For What You Know
From: Doug Date: January 22, 2018 at 17:14
Really good album!

CD: Dream Theater - A Change of Seasons
From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 22, 2018 at 16:57
A nice album being the cover ones the highlight of it..."A Change Of Seasons" the song itself is quite relevant but IMHO there are some monotonous moments.85/100

CD: Styx - Best of Styx
From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 22, 2018 at 16:52
Wonderful "Best Of" ...my fave ones are # 3,4,5,6,8,9 & 11...recommendable stuff if you wanna listen to the early moments of this classic band.85/100

CD: Pat Travers - Live: Go For What You Know
From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 22, 2018 at 16:48
A cool album with some good shots such as tracks # 1,3,4,6,7 & 8 in it...Pat is a great guiatr player and he showed it in here .65/100

CD: H.E.A.T. - Freedom Rock
From: 123charpenay Date: January 20, 2018 at 5:24
their best record.fantastic realise it s a top class scandi a o r record.only killer songs absoluty no fillers.the two japan bonus tracks are exceptionnal like the rest of cd.buy buy buy.

CD: Intice - The Legacy
From: Slammer Date: January 20, 2018 at 4:06
www.demondollrecords.com Phenomenal reissue! 2 albums on 1 cd

CD: Lixx Array - Reality Playground
From: Slammer Date: January 20, 2018 at 4:01
Demon Doll Records reissued this in 22016.Completely remastered sounds phenomenal! All new booklet and cover www.demondollrecords.com

CD: Brass Kitten - E-Z N' Pretty
From: Slammer Date: January 20, 2018 at 3:56
Demon Doll Records reissued this in 2017. Completely remastered! Sounds phenomenal! www.demondollrecords.com

CD: Electric Angels - Lost in the Atlantic
From: Slammer Date: January 20, 2018 at 3:51
It was an honor for us here at Demon Doll Records to get a chance to finally give this material a official release. www.demondollrecords.com

CD: Syre - Syre
From: Slammer Date: January 20, 2018 at 3:47
Demon Doll Records reissued this in 2016. Completely remastered Sounds phenomenal! www.demondollrecords.com

CD: Syre - It Ain't Pretty Being Easy
From: Slammer Date: January 20, 2018 at 3:44
Demon Doll Records reissued this in 2016. Completely remastered! Sounds phenomenal! www.demondollrecords.com

CD: Harlots Webb - Wild Times
From: Slammer Date: January 20, 2018 at 3:39
This CD was reissued in 2016 on Demon Doll Records. Completely Remastered! Along with new cover art and new booklet www.demondollrecords.com

CD: Sweet Savage - Archives: 1984-1989
From: Slammer Date: January 20, 2018 at 3:32
Demon Doll Records reissued this in 2016. Completely Remastered! Bonus Live Tracks along with original vinyl album cover. www.demondollrecords.com

CD: Back Alley Sally - Back Alley Sally
From: Slammer Date: January 20, 2018 at 3:27
This CD was reissued in 2016 on Demon Doll Records Completely remastered Sounds phenomenal! www.demondollrecords.com

CD: Trash Can Baby - Trash Can Baby
From: Slammer Date: January 20, 2018 at 2:19
This CD has been completely remastered and reissued in early 2017 courtesy of Demon Doll Records. www.demondollrecords.com

CD: Glorious Bankrobbers - Glorious Bankrobbers
From: Slammer Date: January 19, 2018 at 14:17
This CD was reissued in Late 2017 On Demon Doll Records. Completely Remastered! www.demondollrecords.com

CD: Lixx Array - Mud in Your Eye
From: hair metal again Date: January 19, 2018 at 14:02
excellent 2nd step for LIXX ARRAY back in the day ,that was finally released recently !guitar driven hard rock music with the right groove and the basics being present!"for the world to see",'lost along the way" and "young rose" are great songs and overall this could be another great indie back then!

CD: H.E.A.T. - Freedom Rock
From: titothetitan Date: January 19, 2018 at 8:22
Hi $$ixx, I totally agree with! As the case for the demos for the debut album.

CD: Vinnie Kay - Where Do We Go From Here
From: nimzo Date: January 19, 2018 at 1:16
One of the best releases of AOR of the 90's that back to the best sounds of the 80's. Great Keyboards, melodies and chorus. Classic album, essential in the collection of all AOR lovers. All tracks are awesome..."How much love", "Goodbye Lorrain" that remember to "Dorianna" of Paul Laine. "Losin' The Game", "One In A Million", "After The Love Is Gone"... 89/100

CD: Wildness - Wildness
From: 123charpenay Date: January 18, 2018 at 13:09
best song of the year 2017 "collide" from wildness.

CD: The Sweet - Desolation Boulevard
From: 123charpenay Date: January 17, 2018 at 13:22
hey doug.we were very young,not in the same country,but with the same passion.i can say that we had very good taste.greetings from france.gilles.

CD: The Sweet - Desolation Boulevard
From: Doug Date: January 16, 2018 at 16:48
So funny, I was 13. I was always calling into our local FM radio station asking them to play this song!!

CD: The Sweet - Desolation Boulevard
From: 123charpenay Date: January 16, 2018 at 12:56
the comments of rick and doug remind me my youth.i was 15 in 1975 and i ve buying this record ,in l p of course .i remember i ve listen one million times this record."ballroom blitz" and "fox on the run" are two exceptionnal songs,two hits.

CD: The Sweet - Desolation Boulevard
From: Doug Date: January 16, 2018 at 12:14
"Fox on the Run" is such a great song!

CD: Giant - Last of the Runaways
From: titothetitan Date: January 16, 2018 at 11:20
Hi CC, that's what I meant.

CD: Thunder - Symphony and Stage
From: hair metal again Date: January 16, 2018 at 10:52
excellent double cd including the very fine Giving Away The Game release and some live recordings from their catalogue!THUNDER is a fantastic hard rock act and all of em are essential

CD: Styx - Caught in the Act Live
From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 16, 2018 at 10:25
A decent live album with the band at that very moment being at its highest moment ...tracks # 2,3,4(classic & beautiful),6,8,9,11(nice),12 & 14 are the ones for me.85/100

CD: The Sweet - Desolation Boulevard
From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 16, 2018 at 10:22
A good album with some of the band's most famous tracks included "Sweet F.A." is my fave one but some other ones going to my list are # 1(classic!),7,8 & 10...enjoyable and sweet stuff indeed...80/100

CD: Patty Smyth - Greatest Hits Featuring Scandal
From: Doug Date: January 15, 2018 at 16:16
Love this album. Such a cool rock chick!

CD: Sweet and Lynch - Unified
From: Doug Date: January 15, 2018 at 16:14
Agree to some degree with "CC." With Sweet and Lynch, solo and project efforts, there is a lot going on. Especially with Lynch. All good stuff, but yeah there is a fatigue factor....

CD: Marchello - The Magic Comes Alive
From: hair metal again Date: January 15, 2018 at 8:46
very good release for MARCHELLO with great guitar work and a band that knows how to play ,but i can t find any big songs or hooks!maybe "all gods angels" ,"dancers" and "spitting image" can be the highlights of this ok release that got re issued recently with a different cover & title

CD: Sweet and Lynch - Unified
From: CC Date: January 15, 2018 at 7:48
This is not a bad album, but I think too much of one person dilutes their output. I am a big Stryper and Sweet fan, but with Stryper, this and solo material, I am starting to feel Michael Sweet overload, as one song is starting to blend into another. I will be honest and say that while his recent output has all been top notch quality, I have not actually found any of his stuff to be amazing or memorable since Murder by prided (excluding the Stryper covers album, which was great, but was not his own songs obviously). The last few Stryper albums have gone back to the earlier sound which I always found hit or miss. His solo stuff I can generally take or leave. And then there is this project. Great musicianship, well crafted songs but for me seriously lacking hooks. As for Lynch. It has been a long time since you could hear a Lynch song and recognise his style of playing as he chops and changes all over the place. I would honestly say if it did not have his name on it, you would not know.

CD: Bullseye - On Target
From: 707STAR Date: January 14, 2018 at 21:51
ANOTHER WORTHLESS BAND THAT DID NOT MAKE IT BUT ROCK CANDY RECORDS REISSUED IT. WHAT A BORING TASTELESS CD. DON,T WASTE YOUR MONEY LIKE I DID.

CD: Live Tongue - Live Tongue
From: CC Date: January 13, 2018 at 15:53
This has got some great songs on this album, but I think they should have had Hammer as the opening track followed by Homeless. I just think Hammer is the real shit kicking song, and a perfect song to open the album. Homeless is just too slow placed and would have fit better a few songs in.

CD: Threshold - Critical Mass
From: kinghanuk Date: January 13, 2018 at 11:54
A true progressive metal masterpiece. In a lot of cases progressive metal songs aren't accessible, but this time, as this album is filled with catchy songs with huge melodic hooks and deep, thoughtful lyrics and they are performed by world class musicians, and Andrew McDermott was one of the best metal singers of all time, R.I.P. If you haven't heard of this album and think you know something about progressive metal, shame on you, you're so wrong.

CD: Inner Strength - Shallow Reflections
From: Z4roxx Date: January 12, 2018 at 15:54
Thats real a gem in the lost 90's....!To appreciate them you must lost technical metal and to be prepared to changes-tempo as sell.Try to listen to Centripetal Force and post here a feedback: https://xtreemmusic.bandcamp.com/album/eidetic Buy MCD if you believe in these guys...;-)

CD: Inner Strength - Shallow Reflections
From: 707STAR Date: January 11, 2018 at 18:59
JUST ALOT OF NOISE ON THIS ONE. DON,T WASTE YOUR MONEY UNLESS YOUR INTO DARK DREARY MUSIC. NOTHING TO REALLY CALL GOOD.

CD: Stress - Killing Me Night And Day
From: hair metal again Date: January 11, 2018 at 7:05
excellent hard rock release that sums up what STRESS was all about, a Cali great band that never made it big ,but had everything a hard rocker needs!great sound,warm vocals ,plenty of hooks and some great songs like "you re so critical","don t need no education","killing me night & day"!great selection of songs and much better than expected

CD: Lionheart - Second Nature
From: aTomiK Date: January 9, 2018 at 11:44
Having a bad day, huh? I like the debut but there´s more great songs in Second Nature IMO and i know i´m not alone with my opinion. But if that makes us idiots then so be it.

CD: Europe - Prisoners in Paradise
From: titothetitan Date: January 9, 2018 at 11:31
I agree with edwithmj. This is a great disappointment if compared to 'The Final Countdown' and 'Out of this World' albums. 'I'll Cry for You' is a nice song but the rest sounds so generic and forgettable. 60/100.

CD: Lionheart - Second Nature
From: Japangea Date: January 9, 2018 at 3:02
Pretty good than anyone expected.I wanted Chad back on business but this latest singer fits the band. One idiot says this is better than the debut.No way.

CD: David Lee Roth - Eat 'Em and Smile
From: hair metal again Date: January 9, 2018 at 2:41
Yeap i agree that only because of Dave that happened ,but that s cool also!To be honest i believe that the hair metal movement was the best thing ever happened to the hard rock genre and will never be another era as great as that one!We got to the mainstream ,over pop acts and there was a lot of money thrown into bands of our beloved genre!I lived that era very close (even though i live in Athens Greece)and i must admt that i still like almost every tune of such bands!

CD: Briar - Crown of Thorns
From: hair metal again Date: January 9, 2018 at 2:34
excellent hard rock music for BRIAR with plenty of hooks and fine melodic lines all over!guitar driven without being too raw and warm vocals create a fine hard rocking vibe and will satisfy every hard rocker!"spirit of the wood","back and wild","empty words","everyone s going crazy' are great songs indeed!great band that BRIAR

CD: Ratt - Invasion of Your Privacy
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: January 8, 2018 at 23:33
Invasion has its champions who put it agove Out Of The Cellar as their favorite Ratt album. I'm not sure. The earlier album has more indelible hits, but Invasion is a little bit heavier and darker, owing to the use of drop-tuning on the guitars. Highlights are abundant, including the singles "Lay It DOwn" and 'You're In Love," plus "Closer To my Heart," 'You Should Know By Now" and top deep cut "Dangerous But Worth The Risk." Really, I consider Out Of The Cellar and Invasion of Your Privacy to be fraternal twins.

CD: Ratt - Invasion of Your Privacy
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: January 8, 2018 at 23:26
A long time ago, I read some rock critic saying Ratt's music "lacked emotional depth." At the time I dismissed as some pseudointellectual who just didn't like '80's hard rock. But you know ... he was kinda right. Ratt's songs aren't really "about" anything. The lyrics seem to be little more than random stuff to sing over the music--they're almost meaningless, except that they all seem to be about extremely casual sex, if not outright prostitution. They're just the barest sketches, so you can't really tell. But man--the sound! That SOUND! Ratt are, of course, one of the quintessential metal bands of the mid-'80's, and one thing that sets them apart from generic, goofy party-boys like King Kobra or Black 'n Blue, is that Ratt songs tend to convey a real sense of menace and danger. The riffs have a nastiness that a lot of other bands' riffs lacked, and, say what you want about Pearcy's vocals, his dirty rasp and matter-of-fact, almost deadpan delivery suits the music perfectly.

CD: Axel Rudi Pell - Shadow Zone
From: kinghanuk Date: January 7, 2018 at 5:13
This is Axel Rudi Pell's best album. This album contains some of his finest and catchiest melodies and songwriting, with Edge of The World, Coming Home, Follow The Sign being prime examples.

CD: Bigfoot - Bigfoot
From: MetalllianStallion Date: January 6, 2018 at 6:22
From the name of the band I was expecting possible southern fried rock. When I saw Molly Hatchet as a kid a couple of those guys could pass for Sasquatch. This UK band has allot of potential, with it's first full album release. It's melodic Hard Rock territory, with a shot of blues and southern rock influences. The track "Forever Alone" is my pick for best ballad of (2017).

CD: The Darren Phillips Project - Volume One
From: MetalllianStallion Date: January 6, 2018 at 5:52
I saw the video for "Heart Attack" and I thought this band was a Trixter-ette aged Ausi band. Turns out it is just like the band name say's a "Project", with members from Degreed and White Widdow along with a laundry list of other musicians. Some catchy tunes here, worth checking out. 1. Ready To Fly (feat. Dennis Ward, Jace Pawlak, Dennis Butabi Borg, Enzo Almanzi, Erik Heikne & Herman Furin) Monday - The Darren Phillips Project - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9J4NPnK0skI 2. Heartbreaker (feat. Philip Lindstrand, Dennis Butabi Borg, Herman Furin, Magnus Midelf, Robbie LaBlanc & Jace Pawlak) 3. Heart Attack (feat. Enzo Almanzi & Sisters Doll) 4. I Believe (feat. Robbie LaBlanc & Philip Lindstrand) 5. Monday (feat. Daniel Skeed & Michael Palace) 6. Cold Turkey (feat. Enzo Almanzi) 7. Defying Gravity (feat. Robin Ericsson, Enzo Almanzi, Ben Webster & Mats Ericsson) 8. Thieves in the Night (feat. Jace Pawlak, Dennis Ward, Herman Furin & Enzo Almanzi) 9. One Shot

CD: World Trade - Euphoria
From: 707STAR Date: January 5, 2018 at 23:53
ONE OF THE WORLD,S MOST BORING CD,S I HAVE EVER LISTENED TO. COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY. YOU,LL BE DISAPPOINTED AS I WAS. JUST GOES TO SHOW YOU THAT THE TALENT WAS WASTED ON A MISERABLE ALBUM.

CD: Romeo - Romeo
From: Danisberg Date: January 5, 2018 at 19:53
A cool auction with Romeo s/t album on cassette tape and 2 other singles on cassettes! Pretty rare stuff, one of the last chances to grab the album, since the CDs are not floating around anymore, being stuck to their die-hard collectors! https://www.ebay.com/itm/Romeo-S-T-album-and-2-singles-cassette-tapes-sealed-most-sought-of-great-AOR/273002607860?hash=item3f903934f4:g:974AAOSwuhFaRvPI

CD: David Lee Roth - Eat 'Em and Smile
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: January 4, 2018 at 15:45
I see your point. This definitely was different from any other '86 mainstream/hair-metal release. Honestly though, I just see it as a record that ONLY Dave could have made, at that time or any other. He'd probably cringe at calling it hair-metal (a fairly meaingless label that only got applied well after the fact, and really signifies nothing more than "mainstream hard rock from about 1983-1992). I never got the feeling tha tDave was particularly interested in hard rock or metal--it was just one of many types of music he loved and wanted to incorporate. Eat 'Em And Smile was able to exist because it was Dave, a big-name guy, with that personality, who was able to write his own ticket, so to speak, and be given the kind of freedom to make this type of record. We romanticize this period now, but if you're honest, you'll admit that the major labels were churning out a lot of very formulaic, cookie-cutter bands who haven't stood the test of time, much as we enjoyed them back then.

CD: David Lee Roth - Eat 'Em and Smile
From: hair metal again Date: January 4, 2018 at 8:38
ahead of its time in the way Dave and his superb band wrote the songs in a "twisted" way without following the standards of the mid 80 s !it s flawless and it goes without any particular song structure!can you state something else that it s similar to Eat Em And Smile approach,something i mean like a top class fun hair metal endless jam?anyway just my thoughts

CD: Grand Lux - Carved In Stone
From: hair metal again Date: January 4, 2018 at 8:33
pretty good hard rock release with a heavy raw feel for GRAND LUX from Norway!i d say that it reminds me of LOUDNESS of the late 90 s or the latest STRYPER at moments!big riffs,strongrhythm section and rough vocs with some good songs ,but nothing blowminding!"escaping the clouds","eye of the storm" and "never fall" are the highlights

CD: Circus of Power - Four
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: January 3, 2018 at 17:31
... to the more Stooges/MC5-like "Rock Show' or "Come Git Some," and even the mellower "Princess Of Mars." The biggest improvement is in production: the disc sounds fuckin' great, as it should in 2017. I would love to hear what the first album would have sounded like with this quality job. The guitars roar like Harley engines, the bass is phat, the drums pound. This disc is a lot of fun while it's playing, but as has been the case with this band, a little hard to recall specific songs when it's over.

CD: Circus of Power - Four
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: January 3, 2018 at 17:27
The good news is that, after nearly a quarter-century recording hiatus, Circus Of Power sounds exactly like the band that made their cult biker-metal classic debut in 1988. Why not? It's three of the same four guys, and the only difference is a definite upgrade on drums, in the form of the great Brant Bjork, who should need no introduction. This is also the bad news. Because while nearly every song sounds great blasting while you drive or drink, there's still that inconsistency that the band has always struggled with as far as writing truly memorable songs. The band and their sound have aged very well over the years, but a lot of the individual songs have always been pretty workmanlike, and that includes their much-revered debut. Highlights here are "Hard Drivin' Sister," "American Monster" (both released as singles/videos well before the album's release), as well as "Fast & Easy," "Half A Dozen Roses," the aptly-named "Sin City Boogie" and the similar "Love Sick Blues," ...

CD: David Lee Roth - Eat 'Em and Smile
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: January 3, 2018 at 11:55
Ahead of its time in what way? For doing covers of "standards" a decade before Rod Stewart made it his career path into the sunset? I don't hear it, dude. This sounds squarely rooted in the mid-'80's to me. A fun party record for sure, as Dave had something to prove (his output would decline quickly hereafter), but I'm not going to kid myself thinking it was anything groundbreaking or ahead of its time. The one thing you can say for sure is that it's David Lee Roth; his personality is the single biggest factor on the album. His band often comes off as like Van Halen Jr., which was probably the intent, at least for Dave.

CD: David Lee Roth - Eat 'Em and Smile
From: hair metal again Date: January 3, 2018 at 4:52
excellent release as expected for DAVID LEE ROTH with amazing musicianship and great songwriting!i d say that it s one of those releases ahead of its time and i can t find any similiar!Steve ,Billy &Gregg are among the best and the result is massive &flawless!"yankee rose","goin crazy" ,"bump &grind" and "big trouble" are great songs indeed!

CD: Skagarack - Big Time
From: Harald Date: January 2, 2018 at 20:08
Funny nobody mentioned the best track on the CD as yet: Track 5. "Hold You, Love You, Give You" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlRkc3gH1Gg

CD: Wildness - Wildness
From: 123charpenay Date: January 2, 2018 at 6:40
to harald.for me yes but it s only my own advice.

CD: Sinful Kixx - Midnight Fantasy
From: Slammer Date: January 1, 2018 at 22:24
CC, I am the A&R Rep that signed this band to the Reissue label. I approached both DD Foxx & Gaz Wilde. I heard back from both of them. But for some reason DD quit contacting but Gaz continued and completed the deal with us. So yes, DD did know the reissue was in the works

CD: Wildness - Wildness
From: Harald Date: January 1, 2018 at 16:34
Is the japan bonus track "eyes of fire" worth the extra cash?

CD: Wildness - Wildness
From: 123charpenay Date: January 1, 2018 at 15:46
happy new year 2018 to the heavy harmonies s family all over the world!!!!!!!!!!!!

CD: Live Tongue - Live Tongue
From: hair metal again Date: December 31, 2017 at 10:53
excellent debut for LIVE TONGUE , with a groovy,kick ass guitar driven sound that will surely rock you good!these guys are def in the hard rock territory and the only prob is like they didnt got more commercial at times!the guitars are big,the vocals are superb and the result is extemely hard rocking!all the songs are remarkable and overall a highly recommended indie

CD: Steel Panther - Lower the Bar
From: Metal Fox Date: December 30, 2017 at 6:58
Very disappointing album from Steel Panther. The songs sound very basic and hookless and are pretty forgettable. They just seem to chant the song title over and over again and just hopes that people find it catchy when really, it's just boring. It's not even funny as far as humour goes. Charlie Sheen? tranny jokes? LAME! The only good song on here is "Wasted Too Much Time", the rest are either average or terrible. The thing that makes Steel Panther so awesome is that they were able to not just ROCK but also write the most raunchy, most hilarious lyrics. But this album is a huge disappointment. One thing I will admit is that the album's title is very fitting, because in regards to quality (both humour and music) they really "lowered the bar" on this one.

CD: Queensryche - Empire
From: RClap Date: December 29, 2017 at 13:47
Highly recommended. Both records Operation: Mindcrime and Empire are one of the best Prog Metal albums of all time with a melodic hard rock touch. 100/100

CD: Wildness - Wildness
From: 123charpenay Date: December 29, 2017 at 12:23
2017 finish well with this top class scandi hard f m record.this record is an atomic bomb and the best 2017 s realise.wildness is totally incredible ,this sweden band is a dream for all hard f m lovers of this planet.all songs are irresistible and of course very catchy.track 6 and 9 are pure fantastic hard rock,track 10 an exceptional ballad ;the others songs are magnificent hard f m with beautiful keyboards and exceptional guitar s solo.i can add that the singer is excellent and the production (thanx to mr wigelius himself) absoluty perfect.track 13 ,the japan bonus track "eyes of fire" is like the rest of the cd ,a super song.for make short ,i can say that this fabulous band is a mix of heat,wigelius and free spirit.thanx to mr georg siegl ,the boss of a o r heaven for have finding this extraordinary band.

CD: Girlschool - Believe
From: hair metal again Date: December 29, 2017 at 4:51
classic GIRLSCHOOL sound and many ok songs ,but i cant find any decent hooks and there s no edge !the band is very faithful to its legacy and that s a good thing ,but it would be better with less songs and more work on them !"let s get hard" and "we all love to rock n roll" are the highlights!good to hear from the girls after so many years though

CD: Styx - Styx
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 28, 2017 at 11:20
Great debut of a band that started its career as a very solid Prog Rock act showing solid songs of the genre that could easily catch lovers of it.My fave songs in here are the last 3 ones "Best Thing",Quick Is the Beat of my Heart" & "After You Leave Me"....enjoyable stuff indeed...80/100

CD: Foghat - Rock and Roll Outlaws
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 28, 2017 at 11:11
Cool album of a band that deserves more,even nowadays they are considered by some as a second rate act!!!..."Chateau Lafitte '59 Boogie" is my fave song in here...tracks # 1,2,5 & 7 are also goodie ones.75/100

CD: Glory - Positive Buoyant
From: titothetitan Date: December 28, 2017 at 8:03
12 songs in wich 8 are instrumentals? Sorry, but no.

CD: Madison - Diamond Mistress
From: titothetitan Date: December 28, 2017 at 7:24
Göran Edman is a phenomenal singer, but the songs here, the production, are very average. This is a mix of melodic metal and Hard Rock that's not much my taste. For me, John Norum - Total Control is the best thing Edman ever did.

CD: Treat - Coup de Grace
From: titothetitan Date: December 27, 2017 at 13:06
I disagree with you dany69. Those albums are good - specially 'Dreamhunter' but this one has a much better production and the songs are much more catchier.

CD: Shout - Shout
From: hair metal again Date: December 27, 2017 at 10:40
excellent debut for SHOUT back in 97 ,but these songs are a lot younger as this Boston based act was formed around 86 -87 !John Levesque has always been a great singer &frontman and his approach always commercial hard rocking!SHOUT really rock with great guitars ,big choruses and plenty of hooks with their sound being somewhere between ICON,BLACK N BLUE,KEEL or WILD HORSES!essential of course

CD: Slade - Slade on Stage
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 26, 2017 at 20:58
A rocking live recording in here!!!...tracks # 6,7 & 9 are the ones for me .75/100

CD: Slade - Old, New, Borrowed And Blue
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 26, 2017 at 20:56
Cool album by this legendary act ."Good Time Gals" is my fave song in here...some other fine moments are tracks # 1,2(catchy Pop),5,6,9 & 11(nice).70/100

CD: Pretty Boy Floyd - Public Enemies
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 26, 2017 at 13:00
Cool album with a hard die trying to have the 80's sensation sound back with some kind of success and they did it though...my fave tracks are 4,6(nice),7(AORish feel),8,10,11 & 13...enjoyable stuff...83/100

CD: Dream Theater - A Dramatic Turn Of Events
From: Ydol eM Date: December 26, 2017 at 12:27
Less academic, yet more melodious and more comprehensible than previous albums. We're quite close to "Awake" and "Scenes from..." because here is good balance between virtuosity and emotions. This progressive metal is of prime quality. 80/100.

CD: Skid Row - Slave To The Grind
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 26, 2017 at 11:48
I dunno if this one is a more "mature" album but hell yeah is "heavier" than the band's debut for sure ...my fave tracks are 3,7 & 11.The "thing" is that still misses to have the great cheesy mid tempo kinda song like the one "I Remember You".85/100

CD: Riverdogs - Absolutely Live
From: hair metal again Date: December 25, 2017 at 13:59
very good live album for RIVERDOGS back in 93 and of course not a smart move for the band!the music &the vibe is very fine ,Rob sounds great as always ,but a 2nd studio album was the natural move!very talented band ,always delivering ,it was nice revisiting that one that i bought just when it was out!you know it is not the same buying second hand

CD: Charming Grace - Charming Grace
From: Pee Dee Date: December 24, 2017 at 16:04
Quality AOR with heart, soul, and an enormous amount of talent. Seriously underrated masterpiece.

CD: Raintimes - Raintimes
From: Pee Dee Date: December 24, 2017 at 16:00
Beyond doubt, the AOR highlight of 2017. "Forever Gone" will go down as a melodic rock classic. Incredible vocals and production, and infectious as all get-out.

CD: Houston - III
From: Pee Dee Date: December 24, 2017 at 15:56
Consistent Houston stuff throughout. The ultra-commercial lead single, "Dangerous Love" reminded me of the band 'Busted', especially with the subject matter of this disturbing, current trend of psycho girlfriends. Nevertheless, it's an amazingly hooky track, and the rest of the album isn't far behind either. It's great to have Houston back.

CD: Van Halen - Balance
From: hair metal again Date: December 22, 2017 at 7:44
excellent release once again by VAN HALEN as usual!not so energetic maybe as their previous ones ,but still the highest quality in musicianship ,production , sound and very good songwriting!"can t stop lovin you",'amsterdam','don t tell me" and "not enough' are great songs and once again nobody can do it like the mighty VAN HALEN

CD: Yes - Drama
From: 707STAR Date: December 21, 2017 at 18:39
THIS IS THEIR BEST ALBUM WITH LOTS OF THINGS GOING ON WHILE THEIR JAMMIN OUT. TOO BAD JON ANDERSON WAS NOT ON THIS ONE. 90125 CAME NEXT AND WAS THEIR 2ND BEST RELEASE. MOST OF YES,S ALBUM,S HAD 1 TO 3 SONGS THAT WERE WORTH LISTENING TOO. OTHER THAN THAT THEY WERE FLAT AND BORING.

CD: Lynch Mob - Lynch Mob
From: ghettonation73 Date: December 21, 2017 at 4:22
Great songs, Robert Mason is good, but I prefer Oni Logan better.

CD: Little Caesar - Little Caesar
From: ghettonation73 Date: December 21, 2017 at 3:12
Great CD, My favorite track on this album is "Rock And Roll State Of Mind."

CD: Holy Soldier - Holy Soldier
From: hair metal again Date: December 20, 2017 at 9:09
excellent debut indeed for HOLY SOLDIER in the early 90 s with great guitars and sensational vocals!there are moments that these guys are very classy ,but unfortunately i can t find any big songs that could push things further for em!the whole is solid ,but not any hits!"see no evil","the pain inside of me","tear down the walls" are the highlights for this great band!

CD: Magnum - Wings of Heaven Live
From: Monsieur Renard Date: December 20, 2017 at 5:29
This is not a really good live album. It's really noisy, not enjoyable. Like AORvault said: Last Dance/Stronghold is the best live album, although The Spirit from 1991 is equally enjoyable.

CD: Romeo's Daughter - Romeo's Daughter
From: edwithmj Date: December 18, 2017 at 18:49
Certainly not overrated by any definition, more like underrated! If you like Def Leppard, Saraya, Heart etc you will love this. The vocalist has some of the best female rock vocals I've heard while the production by Mutt Lange coupled with the instrumental section make this a must-have. Don't Break My Heart: superb upbeat rhythm with catchy vocals, I Cry Myself to Sleep at Night: extremely passionate vocals and great bass, Velvet Tongue: great synthesizer and again, great vocals, Inside Out is another winner; lastly, I Like What I See is a very sweet song indeed. Essential stuff in my book - I can't stop listening to it.

CD: Romeo - Romeo
From: Danisberg Date: December 17, 2017 at 20:18
One of the greatest piece of AOR, if not the greatest AOR album ever!

CD: Holograf - World Full Of Lies
From: Danisberg Date: December 17, 2017 at 20:14
Tremendous album, one of the best in hard rock- AOR history!

CD: Strawman - Strawman
From: hair metal again Date: December 17, 2017 at 13:57
ok debut for STRAWMAN from Toronto Canada ,quite complicated and confused that doesnt hit the spot ,as it has no specific approach and combines too many things !the musicianship & production are ok ,but there are no hooks and the songs aren t catchy enough!nothing remarkable here

CD: Melvin James - The Passenger
From: 707STAR Date: December 15, 2017 at 19:02
CONSIDERING THIS GUY PLAYS MOST OF THE INSTRUMENTS,COMPOSES AND SINGS. IT HAS A FEW GREAT SONGS ON IT. NOT A BAD CD HERE. I STILL LOVE TO PLAY THE WHOLE THING WITHOUT SKIPPING THROUGH THE SONGS. PROPERLY ARRANGED.

CD: The Johnny Van Zant Band - No More Dirty Deals
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 15, 2017 at 19:00
A good album with some nice cuts in the shape of,for example, tracks "Put My Trust In You" & "Hard Luck Story"...a classic Southern Rock singer that is Mr Jhonny Van Zant for sure.80/100

CD: L.A. Guns - The Missing Peace
From: metalmastermusic Date: December 15, 2017 at 11:36
A less then stellar return. has about 4 good songs and the rest is filler at best. I was hoping for more after hearing the first single. One of my disappointments of the year.

CD: Stranger - Pretty Angels
From: hair metal again Date: December 15, 2017 at 10:10
very good hard rock release for STRANGER with a strong dose of keys and remarkable songwriting!the musicianship and the vocals arent of the highest level but there is a lot of soul into the songs and overall this is quite solid!"is this love","fighting for your love" and "now you ve gone " are the highlights

CD: Danger Danger - Cockroach
From: 123charpenay Date: December 13, 2017 at 12:51
their best record ever.the more mature,the more varied ,the more smart with a perfect production.a real masterpiece.(ted poley version).

CD: Fozzy - Judas
From: Doug Date: December 12, 2017 at 18:29
Title track, "Judas," is fantastic. This is their breakout album in my opinion.

CD: Motherload - Black And Blue
From: CC Date: December 12, 2017 at 18:29
This was a good solid album, and had a huge buzz around the band, but some how they managed to fuck it all up. I remember some shitty FaceBook post about how one of the members was being a dick and devoting his time to something else, so they decided to split. Why do people even bother to join a band, get a loyal following, then just decide they don't actually wanna do it anymore?

CD: H.E.A.T. - Into The Great Unknown
From: Z4roxx Date: December 12, 2017 at 14:12
I did not know there was a new album. Great band, great live show some year ago in Italy.In the meantime please check out these guys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bcs3yklSD7Y ....Really hope the site may add them....???

CD: Lana Lane - Covers Collection
From: CC Date: December 11, 2017 at 10:03
Just reading Remastered Reasons comment, and the only joke here is that he seems to think that just because he does not like an artist, then nobody else should either. Maybe just maybe Lana is a fan of the likes of Giant, TNTR and Enuff Z Nuff, and it is her right to do a cover song of theirs. Also, I am not even a fan of Uriah Heep, but how can he not consider them "classic"? Rainbow is no more or less classic than Uriah Heep. Methinks Remastered Reason is a bit of a musical snob.

CD: The Babys - I'll Have Some Of That
From: 707STAR Date: December 9, 2017 at 18:40
THIS IS RIDICULOUS TO EVEN CALL THIS THE BABY,S. SIMPLY PATHETIC.

CD: Contagious - The Calling
From: hair metal again Date: December 8, 2017 at 8:22
pretty good guitar driven hard rock music for CONTAGIOUS without being something blowminding!nice guitar work and some good songs like "hear it calling",'lost &lonely" but there are some fillers also!ok i guess

CD: Gunfire 76 - Casualties and Tragedies
From: CC Date: December 7, 2017 at 12:44
Wednesday 13 is better known for his horror inspired rock with bands like The Frankenstein Drag Queens or Murderdolls, but this project was more like his attempt at making and old school style hard rock/glam metal album, and he makes a damn good job of it. Sound wise, it certainly draws inspiration from Appetite for destruction era GNR, no doubt. You can of course hear elements of his other bands in it too, but I think the GNR comparison is a fair one. Great little album, and Los Angel-less is as catchy as fuck.

CD: Sons of Apollo - Psychotic Symphony
From: Doug Date: December 7, 2017 at 12:10
"Coming Home" is a great tune, and the rest is good too, but as mentioned above, the album is just way too short. And with two instrumentals, one a mere 1 minute of keyboard only riffing, the overall value of this release is diminished.

CD: L.A. Guns - The Missing Peace
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: December 6, 2017 at 22:19
For an illustration of just how much time this band wasted, and how detrimental that's been, notice that the record has been out for two months, and mine and CC's comments are the only ones. Even taking into account the evolution of Heavy Harmonies, the apparent low interest in what would have been a highly-anticipated release ten or twelve years ago speaks volumes. Especially compared to the no-names, side-projects and "supergroup" pickup bands that seem to garner way too many comments here.

CD: Pink Cream 69 - Headstrong
From: 123charpenay Date: December 6, 2017 at 13:29
sorry not "night" but 9.the live version of their hit "shame".

CD: Pink Cream 69 - Headstrong
From: 123charpenay Date: December 6, 2017 at 13:27
i m not really fan of this band ,so only"intenencity" and "sonic dynamite" (two super records) find grace at my eyes.in this new album track 4 is a killer song a real hit,track 7 an exceptionnal ballad in the vein of the best scorpions s ballads s!!!!!track 2 and 8 are some excellent songs.the other songs are typical of pink cream 69 not really at my taste,but i m sure that pc 69 s fans will love these songs.the japan bonus track is a beautiful acoustic version of the exceptional ballad "vagrant of the night".the second record is a live performance in their country germany.the sound is absoluty perfect.tha best songs for me are tracks 1.6.8 and night.david readman is an excellent singer.strangely i prefer his voice live than in the studio.

CD: Mason - Inside Your Head
From: hair metal again Date: December 6, 2017 at 10:17
very good release once again for MASON and highly recommended if you dig commercial hard rock with balanced guitars and keys and a sound that reminds me Scandi ones!many good songs here and there with remarkable hooks and guitar solos make Inside Your Head a nice little indie of the German scene

CD: L.A. Guns - The Missing Peace
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: December 5, 2017 at 0:11
You listen to this record and just shake your head at all the precious time lost. This band was on their way back with Waking The Dead, before derailing headfirst into fifteen years of irrelevance. The Missing Peace is one of the band's best albums in a quarter century. As some have pointed out, it's kind of a mashup of the first three albums, with a splash of Vicious Circle as well ("A Drop Of Blach"). Things get a little lazy or repetitive here and there ("Baby Gotta Fever", or that Deep Purple nick in "Speed"), but overall, this is a damn good album by a band I'd just about given up on. Even the ballad "Christine" is good. My favorite song is "It's All The Same To Me," but there really isn't a bad one on the disc.

CD: Pretty Boy Floyd - Public Enemies
From: CC Date: December 4, 2017 at 16:28
Oh, and the Jap version includes the bonus track Look But Don't Touch.

CD: Pretty Boy Floyd - Public Enemies
From: CC Date: December 4, 2017 at 16:27
Ok, so I knew some of these songs were old as I have them on old unreleased demo's from donkeys years ago, but looking at the writing credits, it seems that all the songs are old as, apart from the two cover songs and the intro track, all the songs credit Ariel Styles as one of the writers. Some of the songs date back to the Doll days, so no idea how Majors has wangled his way into the writing credits as well (although it would not be the first time he has claimed someone elses songs as his own). I am not gonna claim this is anywhere near as good as Leather boyz, it is certainly a worthy addition to their catalogue as it certainly harks back to the glory days. The two covers, for those interested, are So young so bad originally by Starz and Run for your life, which was a previously unreleased demo from Motley Crue.

CD: One Desire - One Desire
From: giantsun Date: December 4, 2017 at 14:25
Along with Burn's album, Ice Age, this is the best disc of the year. Skilled guitar players, with speed and melody, and a more than decent singer. 95/100

CD: Babylon A.D. - Revelation Highway
From: MetalllianStallion Date: December 3, 2017 at 9:45
For one of the few bands from the late 80’s to have their original line-up intact, BAB A.D.has been on a couple decade dry spell. John Mathews was the original guitarist before the band got signed with Danny DeLaRosa. The 4 best tracks here are cleaned up demos from "In The Beginning... Persuaders Recordings 86-88 (2006)". Derek Davis hasn't lost much range with the hands of time as the band still has it's original sound with the new tracks, problem is they aren't that good besides "Fool on Fire". It's been 17 years since the mediocre " American Blitzkrieg (2000) " so they where due big time. Not a bad listen with a few highlights, but not a triumphant return to form. My suggestion ifs get some outside writers and a producer that can squeeze a few drops of glory days out of the band. Hopefully in time for ROBO COP III.

CD: Midnite City - Midnite City
From: MetalllianStallion Date: December 3, 2017 at 8:59
These guys are about on partalent and style with "White Widdow". Rob Wylde (killer name) is similar to Tad Poley's limited vocal range along with DD2 Slipped her the big one lyrics extraordinaire . Exhibit A: "We Belong" ( Song of the Schlong) lyrics " All I wanna do is get inside of you". How do you up the ante from there? Last chorus line " I wanna get deep inside of you" YAWN, pretty average stuff IMO. These guys couldn't hold Crazy Lixx's - Ruff Justice (2017) or Black 'N Blue (at their peak) Without Love (1985) jock straps.

CD: REO Speedwagon - The Earth, a Small Man, His Dog and a Chicken
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 2, 2017 at 13:38
Very nice album by this wonderful act!!!..."All Heaven Broke Loose" is my fave cut of it but add to that tracks # 3,6,7,8,9(nice),10 & 11...a band that has performed in my country 3 times(Venezuela)and that has a kinda fan based homeground group in here .85/100

CD: Deep Purple - Stormbringer
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 1, 2017 at 16:13
A good album that i own on vinyl...tracks "Lady Double Dealer","You Can't Do It Right" and the beautiful "Soldier Of Fortune" are my fave ones.80/100

CD: Strangeways - Walk in the Fire
From: titothetitan Date: December 1, 2017 at 14:42
True AOR masterpiece. If you enjoyed the first two, then you'll simply gonna love this one. Each song is magical. No fillers at all. Lot's of keyboards do fulfill the dreams of the AOR lovers. My Cd is the remastered edition. There's 2 live songs as bonus. 'So Far Away', 'Where Do We Go From Here'.

CD: Lydian - With a Vengeance
From: titothetitan Date: December 1, 2017 at 8:32
From Icon's former members, this is a very weak release. Boring sound. Her voice is a cheap version of Doro's. After two or three songs I was really annoyed. 'Runnin' is an OK ballad. Avoid it, though.

CD: Lady Sabre - Enchanted
From: 707STAR Date: November 30, 2017 at 17:50
THIS IS A PRETTY GOOD JAMMIN OUT WITH SCORCHIN GUITARS WITH GREAT SINGIN CD. THEY SHOULD HAVE MADE IT BIG. ENOUGH TALENT HERE WASTED BY THE LACK OF THE PUBLIC RELEASE IN 1989. STRONG VOICE,TIGHT BAND,ASS KICKIN GUITARS.

CD: Bryan Adams - Waking Up The Neighbours
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 30, 2017 at 15:17
Put Def Leppard & John Cougar Mellencamp in one blender,mix it and then you'll have this Bryan Adams album out ...tracks 1,3,4(nice),5,7,8(nice),9,10,11(nice),12(beautiful song!),13,14 & 15 are the ones for me...it's a wonderful album anyway!...88/100

CD: Icon - Night of the Crime
From: titothetitan Date: November 30, 2017 at 13:56
One of the best AOR album ever made. After Clifford left, the band began to suck.

CD: Pink Cream 69 - Sonic Dynamite
From: 123charpenay Date: November 30, 2017 at 13:08
for complete my previous comments i can add that i m not really fan of the two ballads (tracks 8 and 12) and the intro cause these songs are too symphonic for me.the other songs are really excellent.it s a killer record.

CD: Strangeways - Native Sons
From: titothetitan Date: November 30, 2017 at 8:06
Very pleasant AOR album.

CD: Marc Lafrance - Out Of Nowhere
From: hair metal again Date: November 29, 2017 at 11:51
superb solo release for Marc Lafrance , a guy who has done a lot in the scene without having some success!with the valuable help of Paul Dean a fine commercial hard rockin sound is achieved and along with a high quality songwriting ,a great hidden gem is what we re dealing with here!"land of denial","kiss the fire",'runaway",'into the night" and "blame it on the night " are greast song and overall an essential rarity that stands with proud in my collection

CD: Alien - Shiftin' Gear
From: titothetitan Date: November 29, 2017 at 7:33
The worst drum sound and one of the worst productions I've ever heard.

CD: Silver - Intruder
From: kinghanuk Date: November 28, 2017 at 16:52
Another strong release from Silver. The album is still stunning despite there were several changes in personel. Excellent atmospheric melodic hard rock album that sounds like no one else.

CD: Silver - Dream Machines
From: kinghanuk Date: November 28, 2017 at 16:49
Not as groundbreaking nor breathtaking as the debut album, but this is still a worthy follow up that everyone should own. You can hear strong hooks and infectious melodies throughout the album and the production is flawless as well.

CD: Silver - Silver
From: kinghanuk Date: November 28, 2017 at 16:43
One of the best debut albums in melodic rock/AOR history. The collective talent level on this album is amazing and the songwriting and production are top notch as well. Highly recommended.

CD: Enuff Z'Nuff - Covered In Gold
From: Doug Date: November 28, 2017 at 11:36
I don't have this on CD, but do have it digitally (because I just did not feel it was quite worthy enough to buy in hard form). I'm with CC on this one, split. Surprisingly, the "Believe It or Not" song is my favorite. For the old folks in the house, this was the theme song from the TV show, "Greatest American Hero."

CD: Enuff Z'Nuff - Covered In Gold
From: CC Date: November 28, 2017 at 9:35
Well, despite the lack of information above, this is a covers album (the titles might be a give away anyway). Now personally I am actually one of those people who always enjoys a good covers album. But this one has me split. As while the covers for the most part are great, there is not much new here as this is actually more of a compilation than an actual covers album. Pretty much all the tracks on here were released on previous EZN albums or tribute albums etc.I suppose it is nice to have them all in one place I guess, but hardly makes this an essential purchase. There are a couple of songs on here I have no idea if they have appeared before (Believe it or not, The Stroke & Run for your life), but I would not bet against them being off of tribute albums somewhere down the line.

CD: The Storm - Eye of the Storm
From: hair metal again Date: November 28, 2017 at 4:42
a clear masterpiece for THE STORM back in 95 ,back in a time when the hard rock genre didnt have so many big productions like the previous years!everything here is of the highest quality from songwriting to musicianship and overall this was big enough to go to the mainstream!all the songs are excellent and especially "fight for the right","love isnt easy","i want to be the one" and "give me tonight"! a must have for sure

CD: Outlaws and Moonshine - Devil in the Moonshine
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: November 27, 2017 at 22:55
I've had this debate a few times with people who prefer current country music. "Well, you like hair-metal, and the lyrics are just as bad." My response is this: yes, that's true, but the difference is, in a lot of hard rock, especially '80's hair-metal, the words were not that important. They were just one ingredient, along with the way they're sung/yelled/screamed, and the surrounding music. With country, the music is pretty interchangeable, and the lyrics are sung to be understood, and are produced upfront in the mix so the words are hard to ignore. The same applies to Outlaws and Moonshine, who, for the record, sing about "country people" and "country ass" and name-check country legends more than they do about rock, which is pretty odd to me. For my ears, Blackberry Smoke are a better band. They've had issues with stupid lyrics, but they're much better songwriters than O&M.

CD: Outlaws and Moonshine - Devil in the Moonshine
From: 123charpenay Date: November 27, 2017 at 13:56
i ll wait one or two months for odering this cd.maybe it ll be out in japan import.

CD: Outlaws and Moonshine - Devil in the Moonshine
From: 123charpenay Date: November 27, 2017 at 13:54
i ve listen the samples on h h.so these samples catch me cause i m a big fan of this kind of southern rock.this band play the same kind of hard southern rock of the masters lynyrd skynyrd.i speak about the "new" lynyrd skynyrd with rickey medlocke.i m agree with doghouse, ok english is not my language but i ve understand that this band plays with all the cliches of the southern rebels.the redneck,the whiskey,the boots;the girls ,hell yeah (like molly hatchet or doc holliday),ect,ect.for me little frenchie the most important is the music.but i understand that american or english people don t like these lyrics a little stupid and very simple.

CD: The Alarm - RAW
From: hair metal again Date: November 27, 2017 at 11:00
ok rock release for THE ALARM from the UK , well performed ,it manages to create a certain vibe,along with its interesting lyrics!"raw","moments in time" and "wonderful world" are good rock songs

CD: Kik Tracee - No Rules
From: hair metal again Date: November 27, 2017 at 1:48
excellent hair metal release for KIK TRACEE back in 91 with great riffs (dont need rules,trash city,hard time), fine slows(romeo blues,lost) and overall a great vibe and lots of attitude!what you d expect is one or two more commercial songs under Dana s guidance in order to hit the mainstream !bought that vinyl back then and spinned it many times

CD: Santa Cruz - Bad Blood Rising
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: November 26, 2017 at 21:20
I know, I know--I've been pretty hard on these Scandinavian bands trying to relive the Sunset Strip glory(hole?) days. I guess maybe, the older I get and the heavier my tastes get, I just need to be in the right mood for this type of music. So this weekend, I must be in the right mood, because i'm quite enjoying Bad Blood Rising. As always with a band like this, there's some focal/lyrical silliness to get past. But man, these riffs are so good, and heavy! I always describe a band like Santa Cruz or Crazy Lixx as "Sebastian Bach singing Def Leppard songs with a funny accent," but I'm glad to report that these guys lean more to the Skid Row side of things, kinda midway between the debut and Slave To The Grind. They're best when they play at full volume; the ballads are a little boring except for "Get Me Out Of California." To me, Santa Cruz picked up where their countrymen Reckless Love left off when they started getting really stoopid after their first two albums. I dig it!

CD: Outlaws and Moonshine - Devil in the Moonshine
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: November 26, 2017 at 21:05
It's occasionally pleasing to the ear, but on the whole, I found it to be pretty amateurish and stupid. It seems mostly aimed and dumb, drunk people (and I admit to having been both in my life--just not as a career). To be an outlaw, apparently all one has to do is wear boots, drink whiskey, be loud and scream "Hell yeah!" for no particular reason. I'm just flummoxed by such overwhelming badassery. Atempting to ignore the lyrical idiocy (they aren't even clever like Jackyl still sometimes are), the songs are moderately catchy, but all start to blur together before not very long.

CD: Outlaws and Moonshine - Devil in the Moonshine
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: November 26, 2017 at 20:54
I have to disagree with my buddy Rick on this. This is most definitely NOT for fans of the smooth, sugary, lightweight stuff like Trixter or Danger Danger. Fans of Jackyl, Asphalt Ballet, or heavier bands like Texas Hippie Coalition or Black Stone Cherry might be well served, though. What we have here is something that bypasses "southern rock" completely, and is more a combination of hair-metal and modern country of the bro variety. Most songs except for two in the middle are slower-paced like arena-country, but loud like metal. GUitars are distorted, but not so much to obscure the twang. The singer is capable, but no more, and most choruses use big gang-harmonies to compensate. He spends most of his time reminding us how country he is, and what an outlaw, and how much he likes whiskey--basically trying way too hard for street (or dirt road) cred. "Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, you can kiss my country ass," is one example.

CD: Outlaws and Moonshine - Devil in the Moonshine
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 26, 2017 at 12:41
Extremely cool Hard Rocking album that has some kind of 80's feeling in it...fans of Skid Row,Warrant,Trixter,Firehouse,Danger Danger ect will love it 4 sure...great vocals by Mr Van ...tracks # 1,2,3,5,7 & 10 are completely mine .85/100

CD: Robin Beck - Love Is Coming
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 26, 2017 at 12:20
A nice album by the queen of AOR...some Pop ingredients added to her music nowadays but still it will pleased fans of her early stuff.tracks #1,2,3(nice),6(nice),7,10(nice),11 & 12(nice)are goin' to my book of music.70/100

CD: Raine - Peace
From: kinghanuk Date: November 26, 2017 at 5:10
This is a killer melodic rock album. It's a crime that these guys didn't last.

CD: Boulevard - Boulevard IV - Luminescence
From: heavenlylion Date: November 25, 2017 at 1:52
Amazing album and what a return to form. It's like they never lost their magic touch. No filler on here.

CD: Vandenberg's MoonKings - MK II
From: nobycane74 Date: November 24, 2017 at 15:20
Here we see the sophomore release from the Moonkings...the debut release was quite enjoyable and so is the 2nd release as well. This is not a perfect release, but does certainly take it one step up from the debut, but still can hold a candle to it. The quality of the songs shows here too, the vocals, the guitars and the production is all great. This time vocalist Jan Hoving, moves a little further away from sounding like Coverdale (as he did more so on the debut), which make the album more original and unique - but the WS/Coverdale essence still resides. One to two fillers - but the rest makeup for it in quality tracks. HIGHLIGHTS: #1,3,4,5,6,7,9,12. MY RATING: 82/100.

CD: H.E.A.T. - Live in London
From: titothetitan Date: November 24, 2017 at 12:01
Great live CD and well-performed too but they could have played more songs of their early albums such as 'Keep on Dreaming', 'Bring the Stars', 'Stay'.

CD: Bad English - Greatest Hits
From: titothetitan Date: November 24, 2017 at 7:52
'Tough Times Don´t Last' is their best song and wasn't included.

CD: Queensryche - Operation Livecrime
From: hair metal again Date: November 24, 2017 at 2:40
live perfection by the great QUEENSRYCHE and imho one of the best ever in rock music!brilliant and flawless from start to finish with a very artistic performance of the masterpiece that Operation Mindcrime is!i can still remember my excitement back in the day when i bought the box

CD: AC/DC - For Those About to Rock We Salute You
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: November 23, 2017 at 22:58
Odd bit of trivia here: For Those About To Rock was the first (and only, until Black Ice came out 27 years later) AC/DC albu to reach #1 on the U.S. Billboard album chart. That's a testament to the success of Back In Black more than the strength of this record here. I'm not alone in finding it more than a little disappointing. Sure, it sounds like nobody else but AC/DC, and Brian Johnson is still in fine voice, but the slower pace of over half the album really drags it down. The energy level is just way down, these songs just lumbering along like the band is already gettin fat. "Put The Finger On You" is the fastest song here, and it's one of the top highlights, along with "Let's Get It Up," "Snowballed," "Evil Walks" and "C.O.D." The title track has never been a particular favorite of mine, just because it seems to take so long to get going, but everybody else seems to love it, and it's been a huge concert staple since it's release.

CD: Midnite City - Midnite City
From: the rocker Date: November 23, 2017 at 19:34
This is a really good album (#4 on my top 10). I'd say if you like a band like Crazy Lixx you'd like this band. I like every song(is every song great), no but there is no filler in sight. But I would say that tracks 1,2,3, and 8 are my top rockers and the ballads are really good. I highly recommend!

 

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