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THE BEATLES All Too Much Rarities PROMO CD Westwood One Vol 14 Serial Number 212
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CD: W.A.S.P. - The Headless Children
From: dany69 Date: September 23, 2017 at 20:03
One of the best heavy metal albums in history. Great lyrics too. I fucking love this masterpiece. Hoped in a better mix though. Crimson was wicker but had a little bit better sound imo. How that album would be if it had crimson's sound, I wonder some times. Anyway, as I said, I fucking love Headless. It's huge!

CD: Dreams - Dreams
From: edwithmj Date: September 23, 2017 at 18:08
Yes, absolutely super album. Like the two comments before me, I'm astounded that this has gotten so little interest. The production is excellent and I really love the vocalist too. Irrespective of those things, this is fine melodic rock with a good dose of keyboards. I'm still getting into this but my favourites are The Fear Of Being Alone (atmospheric with moody lyrics), Coming Down On Me (80s style rock song) and Something I Need (decent ballad). The album is ballad heavy but they're all decent. Lastly, the musicianship is almost flawless (particularly the guitarist) and the band sound tight. Definitely an underrated gem.

CD: Myland - No Man's Land
From: 707STAR Date: September 23, 2017 at 15:25

CD: China - China
From: 707STAR Date: September 23, 2017 at 15:02

CD: Boulevard - Boulevard IV - Luminescence
From: gooup Date: September 23, 2017 at 12:50
FANTASTIC album! These guys are amazing!

CD: Guardian - Dime
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 22, 2017 at 21:08
Very pleasant Alternative/Melodic Hard Rock/Pop release sang in spanish(except track # 10 which is in english) ...nice cuts in the shape of # 3,4,7,8,9 & 10...enjoyable stuff...70/100

CD: Harem Scarem - United
From: 123charpenay Date: September 22, 2017 at 16:20
hey doug the first harem scarem record is the best a o r record of the history, with "out of the silence" from dare.

CD: Harem Scarem - United
From: Doug Date: September 22, 2017 at 12:45
Picked this up recently, like it. Must admit, I had never heard of these guys just a few years ago. Heavy Harmonies is what got me interested. Got "Mood Swings," loved it and now slowly working on the rest.

CD: KISS - Rock And Roll Over
From: Doug Date: September 22, 2017 at 11:22
One of my favorite KISS albums, with "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em" my favorite song. The riff for "Makin'Love"...awesome. So going way back in time, I traded my copy of Led Zeppelin's "Song Remains the Same" with a school buddy of mine for this album. He thought I was nuts. No way!

CD: KISS - Rock And Roll Over
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 21, 2017 at 23:20
Cool album with some good moments in tracks # 1,5,6,7,8 & 10.80/100 :-)

CD: Gary Moore - Dark Days In Paradise
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 21, 2017 at 23:16
My final rate is 82/100 ;-)

CD: Gary Moore - Dark Days In Paradise
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 21, 2017 at 23:13
Pleasant release with a different music approach(some alternative,chill out/lounge kinda stuff which in some moments is hard to believe is our beloved Gary)...tracks 1,3(nice smooth),5(nice smooth),6(nice smooth),8 & 10(nice smooth)are the ones for me.80/100 :-)

CD: W.A.S.P. - The Headless Children
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: September 21, 2017 at 20:40
"Mean Man" and "Maneater" just flat-out burn! (How come nobody ever talks about what a badass song "Maneater" is?) There's a pretty good Who cover, and "Forever Free" is a beautiful ballad with stirring, wordless harmonies at the end. "Thunderhead" goes on a little too long, and "Rebel In The F.D.G." is kinda dumb, but other than that, , no faults. Blackie quit being such a buffoon, but as yet, his ambitions hadn't run away from him.

CD: W.A.S.P. - The Headless Children
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: September 21, 2017 at 20:30
Looking back at early W.A.S.P., it's often difficult to see what the fuss was about. Had it not been for Blackie's instantly recognizable voice, a lot of their songs were pretty standard fare for the day, and could have appeared on a Quiet Riot album. But you know, blood, raw meat, topless women tied to a rack--it all helped to distract from the blandness (and even stupidity) of some of their early material. The Headless Children is where Blackie began to get serious, as he looked around and decided to chronicle the ills of society, substance abuse chief among them (you can see a clip of him saying as much on Headbanger's Ball). The newfound seriousness is an immediate improvement over past albums, fun as they might have been, and while "Wild Child" is still my favorite W.A.S.P. song, The Headless Children is my favorite album by them. Blackie's no dummy, he just pretended to be one early on. Songs like "The Heretic" and the title track are almost progressive, in a W.A.S.P. way, while

CD: Subway - Hold On To Your Dreams
From: hair metal again Date: September 21, 2017 at 2:09
excellent release for SUBWAY and one of the best of the Herman hard rock scene of the 90 s ,with a very nice balance of keys and guitars and a unique use of saxophone here and there!the vocals are sensational indeed ,the guitar work very good and the songwriting very consistent with many hooks and lines!"hear you cry","hold on to your dreams" and "frontline" the highlights of this highly recommended gem

CD: Great White - Twice Shy
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 20, 2017 at 19:14
Cool album being the track "Hiway Nights" my fave in here ...cuts 1,2,7 & 10 are also on my list of goodies.80/100

CD: Jefferson Starship - Modern Times
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 20, 2017 at 19:08
Just a cool release with some decent songs in as for example # 2,4,6 & 7...nothing else to add.70/100

CD: Zaza - Just Get It!!!
From: Kiss_Rules Date: September 20, 2017 at 10:20
"Walk Alone" was more than influenced by Journey's "Faithfully".

CD: Josh Todd and the Conflict - Year of the Tiger
From: CC Date: September 19, 2017 at 17:40
I knew before buying this that it would not be very Buckcherry sounding beyond the vocal sound, due to the singles, but its actually better than I expected to be fair. Its not a great release by any means when compared to the main band, but there are a few really good songs on this. Yes there is a more punk sound to this (I dont really know how else to describe it), but at the same time there are a few songs that have a more traditional rock sound. Cant see myself spinning this one too often, but it will get a few spins

CD: W.A.S.P. - Kill, Fuck, Die
From: dany69 Date: September 19, 2017 at 5:28
This album is a masterpiece of despair and sorrow. In my honest opinion, outside of death or black metal, this is one of metal's darkest albums but one of its most underrated bands. Hail Blackie!

CD: Yngwie Malmsteen - The Genesis
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 18, 2017 at 19:53
Quite a dull album but i guess guitar freaks will love it anyway...not me...tracks 1,5,6 are fine with me and the 2 live cuts(8 & 9)are an excellent "show off" of the axeman himself.70/100

CD: Gary Moore - Close As You Get
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 18, 2017 at 19:48
Ummmm...only the benefit of this Record is that it was done by the almighty Gary but to be honest the songs are quite repetitive and simple on its structures,basic Blues i guess...tracks 9,10(nice) & 11 are the ones i liked and i expected more but nothing else happened.60/100

CD: Warrant - Greatest and Latest
From: hair metal again Date: September 18, 2017 at 11:18
with such great songs you can t go wrong!WARRANT back in 99 re record all the classics ,along with some new stuff and this is very cool imho!one of my all time fav bands still kicking ass

CD: Drivin N Cryin - Fly Me Courageous
From: hair metal again Date: September 18, 2017 at 2:11
pretty good for DRIVIN N CRYIN back in the early 90 s and i remember that Fly Me Courageous made some impact as a single ,but nothing more,mostly because of their laid back mellow rock style which is ok at times but couldnt go further!big production by Geoff Workman ,fine musicianship ,some good songs and a fine 90 s vibe is offered here for a band that s not everybody s cup of coffee!

CD: W.A.S.P. - Kill, Fuck, Die
From: dany69 Date: September 17, 2017 at 17:34
i'm agree with you Bro and i'm from canada,!!!!! i wasn't just able to stand Manson,,,,but for W.A.S.P. you can say what you want but this band make the history of Metal Shock rock anyway,))) but to be honest,,,my best W.A.S.P. period was with Chris holmes,,,not the best guitarist Man,,,but the soul of this band,,,and me too,,i loved WASP until Still not black enough,,,, but not more,,,i just miss the great old inside the electric circus,,the headless children and the pure classic The Crimson Idol,,,,Anyway,,,,nice to meet you,,,,sorry for my good english,,LOL i'M from Canada,,,,thanks Man,,Danny,!!!

CD: Styx - The Mission
From: aTomiK Date: September 17, 2017 at 5:20
Awesome disc! It takes guts to make album like The Mission in this day and age. Nice concept, flawless musicianship and some great tunes. All real Styx fans are going to love it.

CD: W.A.S.P. - Kill, Fuck, Die
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: September 16, 2017 at 15:34
Like I said, Dany69, I don't know where you live, but in America, there's no question whatsoever that Manson has a much bigger footprint than Blackie. His profile is nowhere near what it was twenty years ago, I'll give you. But Blackie is a has-been here, and "has been" for a very long time," partly why at least one of his recent albums wasn't even released stateside (Dominator, I think it was). It's not a comment on which band I like better personally (I like, but don't love, them both), it's just the facts, man. Manson is still able to get on some big tours (Slayer, Rob Zombie), gets airplay even for his new music, and appears at large festivals. Blackie, when he even bothers, plays for generally very small crowds, most of whom don't give a shit for anything after Crimson Idol.

CD: Jack Starr's Burning Starr - Stand Your Ground
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 16, 2017 at 12:56
This is a very solid Melodic Heavy Metal Record!!!...this legendary axeman deserves the best of the recognitions for sure as he's been a fighter in the music business for years...my face cuts are # 1,2,3,6,10,11 & 12( )...btw the singer(Todd Michael Hall)is a powerful one...enjoyable stuff indeed...86/100

CD: W.A.S.P. - Kill, Fuck, Die
From: dany69 Date: September 15, 2017 at 18:05
much higher profile Than Blackie,????? Joke or What,,,ahahahahahahah,,,damn god,,,,,I Respect You're Choices,,,,,)))))

CD: Bai Bang - All Around The World
From: hair metal again Date: September 15, 2017 at 6:03
excellent release for BAI BANG a few years ago and its amazing how oldschool hard rockers like Didi still delivering the goods!updated hard rock sound ,with plain ,straight but extremely catchy anthemic songs that creating a fine party vibe all over!all the songs are remarkable and this one is one of the best of the recent years

CD: Uriah Heep - Sweet Freedom
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 14, 2017 at 21:22
Decent album in here ..."Seven Stars" is my fave but add to that the nice one "Circus" & "Pilgrim"...80/100

CD: Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 14, 2017 at 21:19
Epic debut by the big man of Rock & Roll ...memorable to say the least..."Two Out of Three Ain't Bad" & "Paradise By the Dashboard Light" are my faves in here.85/100

CD: Quiet Riot - Road Rage
From: nobycane74 Date: September 14, 2017 at 9:10
*Right away, lets take out the whole "This isn't Kevin DeBrow or a clone of him" out of the equation! QR has been plagued with a rotating vocalist for almost a decade now...hurting their image and reputation. Road Rage had a singer and already recorded this album, however something went totally sour, the first single was a disaster (production quality - nuff said). Brought in another vocalist, James Durbin (American Idol fame) to re-record / re-write lyrics and songs, etc. Personally, not a fan of his work...kudos for wanting to keep Hard Rock alive. But again, the production quality of this album is so bad...its obviously rushed, canned, and sloppy sounding. Surprised that Frontiers Records allowed this quality to happen for release. Foundation wise, the band is the same since "Rehab", the essences of the songs themselves are worthy enough to salvage, just the recording of the vocals + the production quality makes this album sound like a demo. HIGHLIGHTS: #1,2,4,8,9. MY RATING: 45 %

CD: H.E.A.T. - Into The Great Unknown
From: masmusic Date: September 13, 2017 at 18:32
A real pleasure to be the one to make a first comment on this release! Wow! This is really good! The band appears to have matured somewhat, which is not a bad thing. Excellent MHR, great production, very good song writing, my only complaint it is not long enough! 10/10

CD: W.A.S.P. - Kill, Fuck, Die
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: September 13, 2017 at 11:05
Well, let's see. Can't speak for Europe or wherever Dany69 is from, but in North America, Manson still enjoys a much higher profile than does Blackie Lawless. I would guess it's not too different in the rest of the world, except possibly Japan? I'm not saying either is better than the other, but notice that affter this one album, Blackie went back to making much more typical W.A.S.P. music.

CD: Steve Grimm Band - Heaven's In Your Heart
From: hair metal again Date: September 13, 2017 at 8:32
superb debut for STEVE GRIMM BAND and the closest thing i ve ever heard to BAD BOY of course and THE BABYS and i d say in the same quality!this is quite rare and it can go expensive ,but it worths it ,as its very smooth and keeps the interest from start to finish!Steve s voice is sensational and it s somewhere between John Waite s and Kevin Cronin s and he also got some great guitar players for this one with great solos all over!didnt expect ithat to be so good

CD: Lynch Mob - The Brotherhood
From: nobycane74 Date: September 12, 2017 at 18:12
Lynch Mob returns with a new album; "The Brotherhood" - the followup to 2015's "Rebel". I have to admit first off that I am a huge Lynch Mob fan, at least I used to be here recently. LM has really taken a huge gamble in producing/releasing quality releases over the year, a lot of hit & misses.I thought '09 "Smoke/Mirrors" was great album..but this new one, like the last two-three (Sound Mountain, SunRedSun & Rebel), have been pretty much the same quality sounding albums, not too much creativity in the albums. I get the whole "if it ain't broke - don't fix it" scenario, but there has not been any growth in the bands writing across the board with these last 3 albums. Sound all the same - becoming more and more mundane with every release - even the bonus track is boring. Feels like the well has dried up already for LM. Disappointed greatly (again). HIGHLIGHTS: #3,4,7,8. MY RATING: 60%

CD: W.A.S.P. - Kill, Fuck, Die
From: dany69 Date: September 12, 2017 at 17:08
Peoples are nuts here,,,this album is different,,,final point,,only Blackie can make this,,,,that was the time of this damn Manson,,,,but where is Manson Now,?????? and W.A.S.P. ???? So,you got your answer,,, Wonderful album,,,,,

CD: Burn - Global Warning
From: 123charpenay Date: September 12, 2017 at 12:34
i can add that finally "need a little loving" track 12 the japan bonus track is a great song,different than the rest of the cd.this song reminds me my youth cause this song is influenced by the legendary " the sweet".several songs are in the same vein of "lost weekend".it s a real pleasure.track 7 "pray for rain" is a grandiose song,absoluty superb.class!!!!!

CD: Winter Rose - Winter Rose
From: TYNOBSK Date: September 12, 2017 at 10:27
James LaBrie is good here , awesome with DT or in his solo album. The man is a great singer and no one can deny that , hard rock and progressive Metal ,perfect voice for both bands , period.

CD: R.A.W. - First
From: hair metal again Date: September 11, 2017 at 13:20
very good debut for R.A.W. back in 95 with their sound being guitar driven ,with great vocals and lines that mostly suit to mid tempos!i agree with the Great King Rat comparison in some moments and i d say that Swedish bands usually delivered ,especially in the 90 s!"ran out of love","turn back time",'dont tell me lies" and "too hot to handle " are the highlights of this beautiful release

CD: Tony Mills - Cruiser
From: hair metal again Date: September 11, 2017 at 5:36
superb collection of songs for TONY MILLS and these are recordings that were done between 90-95 and before the SIAM days ,but only recently they were released!great songwriting ,smooth vibe,sensational vocals and very good work for Bob Maxim !"only love knows why","keep the faith","as sure as the river runs","walking away from love" are excellent songs indeed and overall a great hard rock release

CD: Rain - House Of Dreams
From: 123charpenay Date: September 9, 2017 at 15:35
if you are fan like me of jaded heart (michael bormann s time)you will be surprised by this cd.it s strange to hear mr bormann and his norvegian friends make many many efforts to be very closed to the present bon jovi.it s a great cd but the fantastic voice of mr bormann is not able for bon jovi (second life).for jaded heart and redrum it s a real pleasure but here not.for me it s too strange.

CD: Stress - Killing Me Night And Day
From: 123charpenay Date: September 9, 2017 at 15:28
great cd for sure but it sound very dated(very old i m not sure of my english sorry)..i don t find any trace of ratt but this band is a clone of surgin.they make many efforts to be very closed to bon jovi.of course they don t plays in the same league.surgin is very superior to stress.stress is a band for die hard fans nostalgic of early eighties.

CD: TNT - 30th Anniversary 1982-2012 - Live In Concert With Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
From: masmusic Date: September 9, 2017 at 10:46
One of the worse productions of a live recording I have ever heard! The guitars are front and centre and bass, drums and vocals are somewhere in the back. I couldn't get passed the 4th track! Sounds like a cheaply made bootleg! Don't waste your money on this one!

CD: Krayola Kids - Krayola Kids
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: September 8, 2017 at 17:05
Is this more of FNA's barrel-scraping, putting every demo ever recorded "back in the day" by any shitcan local band? Or is this an actual new band? Eithe rbway, based on the name, the members' stage names, and the song titles, I will never check this out.

CD: Cats In Space - Scarecrow
From: MysticHealer Date: September 8, 2017 at 12:58
Felix And The Golden Sun sounds just like 70's Queen (News Of The World type era) and Timebomb could have come off of any of the last couple of Queen albums to be honest (Made In Heaven and Innuendo). The title song to these ears is the reason why i love music. The whole feel of the song is just perfect and it comes in at over 7 minutes. It's an epic tune that stays in the brain continuously after playing. Its a pulsating driving tune with Styx style keyboards and a great riff. Queen vocal harmonies dominate, almost Bohemian Rhapsody epicness. Very rare that a song has me this enthralled with every play. I really can't praise this release highly enough, it really is that good. There is no other band out there doing this kinda stuff. It takes me back to when music was so great and a joy on the ear. Stuff nowadays is just churned out consistently by labels and it all sounds the same, these guys are totally different, fun with superb musicianship and incredible vocals. What a band.

CD: Cats In Space - Scarecrow
From: MysticHealer Date: September 8, 2017 at 12:38
Wow. Not very often in the past few years has an album got me so excited. I'll say it from the off, this album is absolutely astonishing. If you like 70's and some classic 80's sounding bands such as Sweet, ELO, Queen, Styx, Boston etc then this album is right up your street. 10 truly wonderful songs and absolutely zero filler. Greg Hart and his boys have truly made their mark right here. Kicking off with Jupiter's Calling you'll notice straight out that the production by the band themselves is top notch. Guitars straight out of the Tom Scholz school of playing and keys that could have come from Zon or Roadmaster. Mad Hatters Tea Party is a full on party tune that should be really cool to hear in a live setting. Scars is a cool AOR style ballad and September Rain is straight ahead Moritz stlye AOR with a chorus and harmonies to die for. Two Fifty Nine is a lovely little rocker that features Vocal harmonies that sound just like Sweet in their heyday.

CD: Krayola Kids - Krayola Kids
From: CC Date: September 8, 2017 at 7:03
Are bands really becomming this desperate for new names? Then again their names are hardly fantastic either.

CD: Art Of Anarchy - The Madness
From: Doug Date: September 7, 2017 at 18:41
Been listening to this most of today, kinda like it.

CD: Badhoven - Obsession
From: 123charpenay Date: September 7, 2017 at 13:54
eh 707 .this site is open to all opinions ,all feelings.i m totally free for writing that i don t like the voice of the singer and that his accent is a weakness for this band.i m so totally free for writing that i m not really agree with others comments.we are not in a dictatorship.could you stop writing your comments in capital letter?it s not useful,we are not blind.comments in capital letter are not superior to others comments.if you re in love of badhoven it s your own feeling,not mine.peace friend.

CD: Badhoven - Obsession
From: 707STAR Date: September 6, 2017 at 21:52

CD: Badhoven - Behind The Masquerade
From: 707STAR Date: September 6, 2017 at 21:43

CD: White Trash - White Trash
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 6, 2017 at 21:29
If you are into the likes of RHCP then this act's 4 ya :-D ...my fave tracks are # 1,2,4,5,8,9 & 10...top notch funk rock in here 4 sure.85/100

CD: Jackal - IV
From: TYNOBSK Date: September 6, 2017 at 15:45
From the original formation , only frontman Brian Rich is here . After the long break Jackal release another album named ”IV“. I’ts a different direction the way like they did in the 90ties with their former albums („Rise, „Vague Visions“ and „A safe look in mirrors“), which were very successful in Europe and especially in Japan. I would not say that this is bad , but for my taste I prefer the three previous albuns .

CD: Jackal - A Safe Look In Mirrors
From: TYNOBSK Date: September 6, 2017 at 15:25
I liked this cd very much . First song is killer. As usual, Jackal delivers heavy metal with their unique style. Brian Rich is singing like hell and Benny Petersen is destroying his guitar with wonderful riffs. It's a pity that after this release the went separate ways . You can also check Brian Rich with the band Narita , another great band .

CD: Jackal - Vague Visions
From: TYNOBSK Date: September 6, 2017 at 15:10
This is a gem . Heavy metal in great style . Great vocalist, great production, great songs . Brian Rich, you're the man . Rest in peace .

CD: Mammoth - XXXL
From: hair metal again Date: September 6, 2017 at 2:43
pretty good 2nd step for MAMMOTH but not as good as their debut,even though the similarities are obvious,the songs somehow dont have the same spark!straight,classic hard rock music well performed without being something blowminding!"all the days","can t take the hurt" and "dressed to kill " are the best moments

CD: Vow Wow - Helter Skelter
From: hair metal again Date: September 5, 2017 at 8:06
excellent release for VOW WOW back in 89 ,as they turn even more commercial and offer a perfect balanced sound between keys and guitars !the songs are remarkable and are very well written and performed by a very solid band! these bands of Japan should do what LOUDNESS did with Vescera in order to sound better !"feel the power","talkin about you","the boy" ,"turn on the night" and "never let you go " are the highlights ,but the rest is also good stuff!

CD: Janet Gardner - Janet Gardner
From: CC Date: September 5, 2017 at 6:14
This one is certainly gonna leave fans divided. It is a pretty modern sounding release, but does have those signature vocals and some great guitar work. This certainly sounds nothing like Vixen (not even the Tangerine album). The most classic rock sounding song is the final song on the album weirdly. Overall its a good album, just not a great one. There are a couple of really good tunes on it, and probably should anyone should give it a couple of spins before making a decision as I can certainly see some songs being growers.

CD: Valentine - Valentine
From: masmusic Date: September 4, 2017 at 10:42
Just released again by Rock Candy, ordered it yesterday even though I still have the original. Want to hear the remastered version vs the original.

CD: World Trade - Unify
From: 123charpenay Date: September 3, 2017 at 16:53
hello rick in france news from venezuela are dark.hope you have no problem.peace for all the world.

CD: TNT - 30th Anniversary 1982-2012 - Live In Concert With Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 1, 2017 at 20:10
Marvellous live release with the 3 vocalist that has done more than a recognized job in the band(special mention to Tony Harnell who has been the more charismatic one)...tracks 1(great opening),2,4,5,6,7,8(beautiful),13,16,17,18 & 19 are the ones for me in here....very enjoyable Record indeed...and don't miss the DVD/Blue Ray of it too .90/100

CD: World Trade - Unify
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 1, 2017 at 20:01
Hey my friend 123charpenay for me this is quite a pleasant album ok,is not like the band's first effort which was beyond awesome but still there are some fine moments such as tracks 1,2,6,7 & 8(my faves)...i'll give this one an 85/100.

CD: Boulevard - Boulevard IV - Luminescence
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 1, 2017 at 19:19
Nice and decent return of this legendary AOR act..."Life Is a Beautiful Thing" if my fave cut but add to that tracks 9 & 11...the rest of the album can be labeled as a pleasant one to listen to as there are some other fine moments in it as well.85/100

CD: The Cast - Heavy
From: hair metal again Date: September 1, 2017 at 3:09
very good 2nd release for THE CAST ,a band that is very talented with the musicianship being on the highest level!great guitars ,nice keys , solid rhythm section and the songwriting remarkable!not as good as their debut ,but it will satisfy you!

CD: Quiet Riot - Road Rage
From: Doug Date: August 30, 2017 at 17:41
To me, the technical production of this album is what makes this a less than stellar release, not Durbin's vocals. The dude can sing, check out his debut solo album, it's actually pretty decent. I personally think he is not the right fit for this band and should concentrate on his own career. Just my two pennies...

CD: Mindfunk - Mindfunk
From: hair metal again Date: August 30, 2017 at 6:12
excellent debut for MINDFUNK ,a band that was very tlented and could be something more !heavy rock sound with great guitars,hooks and songwriting that always kept the interest!the production is very professional and overall the music is very well written and performed !all the songs are remarkable but "sugar aint so sweet" is the highlight!i remember i bought that vinyl when it was released and spinned it a lot ,as it captured perfectly the early 90 s spirit

CD: Van Zant - Van Zant
From: 707STAR Date: August 29, 2017 at 23:11

CD: Soundtracks - Back to School
From: edwithmj Date: August 29, 2017 at 16:15
I've always liked this film; Rodney Dangerfield is at his best I think. Regarding the music, the Jude Cole track, for me at least, makes this worth getting the album alone - it's one of my favourite tracks and I could hear it again and again. The only other highlight is the Michael Bolton track which is from before Bolton got too soft. The rest of the album is hit or miss really.

CD: Kryptonite - Kryptonite
From: ROBERT Date: August 29, 2017 at 16:07
SUPER awesome, ALBUM of 2017!!!

CD: World Trade - Unify
From: 123charpenay Date: August 29, 2017 at 13:58
a new deception in the frontiers catalog.they make quality but so too much quantity.so it s inevitable that s in an ocean of new realise several are bad.world trade "unify" is a record without emotion,without aim.track 4.5 and 6 are great not more.the rest is a collection of songs without hooks but with a very weak singer.one more time save your money.

CD: Quiet Riot - Road Rage
From: 123charpenay Date: August 29, 2017 at 13:47
this record is not even decent it s simply bad.bad singer and songs very very average.don t put one cent on this cd,save your money.how a so weak realise can find a deal with frontiers records?only for the name "quiet riot" i think.this cd is only for the very very die hard fans of the band.

CD: Outside Edge - More Edge
From: 123charpenay Date: August 29, 2017 at 6:54
yes this time the singer is better,yes it s a great aor realise.but this record have absoluty nothing in common with the fantastic debut album of dare wich is a real masterpiece full of hits.outside edge have no hits ,no killers songs and have not the spark of class of dare.dare plays in champion s league.not outside edge.

CD: Outside Edge - Running Hot
From: 123charpenay Date: August 29, 2017 at 6:36
totally agree with jez.musically it s really excellent with a top class production,but the singer have a strange voice absoluty not adapted to aor music.

CD: Badhoven - Obsession
From: 123charpenay Date: August 29, 2017 at 6:28
hum i m not really agree with other comments.musically that s great but not more.nothing extraordinary.no the main problem for me is the voice of the singer.i don t like it and more he have an accent.it s easy to guess that english is not is first language.

CD: Don Barnes - Ride the Storm
From: 123charpenay Date: August 29, 2017 at 6:21
for obscure reasons this jewel never see the light of day in 1989.thanx to andrew mc neice from melodic rock records to put right this error.the list of the musicians who plays on this record is impressive.the very high quality is at the rendez vous.this masterpiece is at the same level than the 38special s records of the eightieis."looking for you" is a real hit totally in the vein of 38special.."ride the storm" and "after the way" are the best songs of this realise.these two songs are two atomic bombs.all the other songs are really excellent.if you re fan ,like me,of 38special this cd is for you.impossible to be disapointed.the ice on the cake is that we have three bonus tracks.track 12 "looking for juliet "is a poor ballad wich have no interest .but "through the eyse of love" and "let s talk about love" are two super songs ,two hits wich deserve to be directly on the record not add in bonus tracks."ride the storm" is the best surprise of 2017.

CD: Triinu Kivilaan - Now and Forever
From: CC Date: August 28, 2017 at 22:08
Triinu appeared on one Vanilla Ninja album, and was gone by the next one. One of the main rumours were that she just was not that talented (the main reason she was signed my the bands management was that she looked a bit like previous bassist/singer Maarja). Listening to this album, that rumour holds a lot of water. While certainly not the worst singer ever, she is just not that great. This album was obviously a manufactured release if you look at the band members and the writing credits (not one single credit to Triinu), and was obviously hoping to use her previous "fame" to shift a few extra albums. Thank god I found this on Amazon for £4 a few weeks ago as it is currently listed at £35. For £4 I dont feel too bad, but had I paid £35, I would probably be smacking my head against a wall. Musically though it is fine.

CD: Bloody Heels - Through Mystery
From: MetalllianStallion Date: August 28, 2017 at 7:30
It's official the country of Latvia represented in the rock universe on HH. or probably anywhere for that matter. The band's previous EP was pretty generic, but this band is coming along on this release working out the kinks as some tracks are firmly planted in glam/sleaze, but the album wonders in style with no firm identity. Good production, and good vocals with no annoying accent. I was moseying through the album not really overly impressed, when I hit the track "Cheap Little Liar". Gentlemen, drop your linen, and start your grinnin, we have pay dirt. If the band can be more consistent with their next releas finding the glam sweet spot they may have something. Recommendation, don't put your band's album cover in the washing machine before you release it. video "Cheap little liar" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hZsEfXNRzg

CD: Soundtracks - Back to School
From: MetalllianStallion Date: August 28, 2017 at 6:53
Funny flick, weak soundtrack, probably Dangerfield's best performance. Imagine movies like Blazing Saddles, Revenge of the Nerds, or Fast Times at Ridgemont High being made today? Not possible in PC America, some group,race or gender might get offended. As far as the soundtrack,it's mostly forgettable keyboard driven pop rock that what going around at the time. When Michael Bolton is the hardest rock track on the album, you know you are in trouble.

CD: Outside Edge - Running Hot
From: hair metal again Date: August 28, 2017 at 4:57
a clear masterpiece of a debut that didnt come out back in the day because of the closing down of VIRGIN 10 and finally got to see the light of day a few years ago!fantastic sound &approach,thrilling vocals &lines and sensational smooth songs are offered here for a band that had everything!OUTSIDE EDGE along with FM,RIO,VIRGINIA WOLF,TORINO ,DARE etc.... creating a strong UK scene that i deeply love!essential

CD: Michael Stanley Band - Can't Fight Fashion
From: 707STAR Date: August 27, 2017 at 23:03

CD: Michael Stanley Band - Heartland
From: 707STAR Date: August 27, 2017 at 23:00

CD: Michael Stanley Band - North Coast
From: 707STAR Date: August 27, 2017 at 22:49

CD: Badhoven - Obsession
From: 707STAR Date: August 27, 2017 at 13:08

CD: Zion - Thunder From the Mountain
From: CC Date: August 26, 2017 at 5:00
I have one major regret with this album and that is that I traded it in before the prices went up. Ok, it isnt a bad album (who pulls the strings is a great song and is still in my MP3 playlist), but it never excited me. Back in the day I used to trade in albums that didn't excite me so actually got rid of some CDs which are now highly collectable, which is a shame, but these days I tend to keep everything regardless. This one was certainly a product of its day, being an 80s metal band on a budget. Nothing insanely original on it for sure, but was ok. There were much better rock bands out there, and much better Christian bands too. Overall I would probably add it to my collection again if it was cheap, but at the prices it commands now, it can stay away.

CD: Trixie - Shelter
From: hair metal again Date: August 25, 2017 at 6:53
excellent release for TRIXIE with an updated sound but without losing their basics !great commercial hard rock approach ,guitar driven with big vocals and choruses will satisfy most of the fans!the songwriting is very consistent with songs like "inside of me","you that i m wantin","lookin for love" and "show me how"!highly recommended

CD: Gotthard - Lipservice
From: Doug Date: August 24, 2017 at 16:10
Finally got my hands on this. Really enjoy it, all tracks except perhaps #12. Steve Lee, what a great vocalist he was.

CD: T-Ride - T-Ride
From: hair metal again Date: August 24, 2017 at 5:03
i remember back in 92 when this one hit my fav record store and we put it in the cd player: first impression was great with the production ,the musicianship & vocals in excess but after a few spins you d see that there were no really standout songs to make it solid as a whole record!these guys were really talented ,combining things and you can hear almost everything from bands like KING S X,SAIGON KICK,NITRO ,EXTREME but nearly as good &solid !interesting release &addition to your collection

CD: King's X - King's X
From: hair metal again Date: August 22, 2017 at 11:21
another good one for KING S X back in 92 ,a unique band that combined hard heavy riffs with strong pop melodies and always deliver a perfect sound !BUT as always they had a problem to create something solid enough to stand on its own ,a song to be different from others that could push things further for those guys!anyway this was typical KING S X but i remember that ibelieved that they should put it out 1 or 2 years later ,as it was too soon after their best one and that they should stick to 'faith..'!"prisoner",'lost in germany","ooh song" and "black flag " are the highlights!good stuff as usual

CD: The Nights - The Nights
From: 123charpenay Date: August 22, 2017 at 10:26
the nights is the second good surprise of this summer ,with kryptonite.this record is a super mix of sturm und drang,reckless love and free spirit.this band is a brilliant newcomer in the world of the scandi a o r s new wawe.this realise is very strong and very consistant.no fillers at the horizon.all songs are musically rich,varied and really excellent.sami hyde is a remarkable singer and the production is very great.we have all the ingredients for a perfect recipe.i recommand the japan import cause we have an excellent bonus track.it s a sublime version of "hold on" (track 6).one more time this cd proove that finland is the best country of the world for melodic rock.it s amazing that this little country ,totally in the north of europe, could have many many fabulous a o r bands.in france we have....nothing in melodic rock.

CD: Quiet Riot - Road Rage
From: MetalllianStallion Date: August 22, 2017 at 7:46
Welcome to ☠ PIRATE RIOT on their 7th lead singer if you have been keeping count. This release makes me stand in awe of the OR (1988) release with Paul Shortino. The current singer is some self proclaimed quasi"metal guy" from American Idol. Vocals are not fit for the band's early material, and as R Rocker's generous review points out the mix is off,along with the whole album as nothing about this album makes me think QR. Saw this band 2-3 times when they broke big, but their music hasn't aged well, and that was with the original line up. Now it's a cover band playing gigs for a bar tab with one original member left. Die hard fans might want to see a QUIET RIOT documentary 'Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back'

CD: Black Bambi - Black Bambi
From: 123charpenay Date: August 22, 2017 at 5:24
decent american hard rock with a very great singer.not bad but one thousand hard rock bands are able to play the same very common hard rock.totally agree with mr metal this realise is average not more.how a so average band have find a deal with beau hill and atlantic records?for me it s a mystery.

CD: Kryptonite - Kryptonite
From: 123charpenay Date: August 21, 2017 at 15:56
return last night from our holliday from las palmas (gran canaria)and like preview i have find in my mail box the nights and kryptonite from cdjapan.2016 was an exceptionnal year for melodic rock the best from 1989.2017 is a nightmare only white widdow and crazy lixx find grace at my eyes.i can add kryptonite.it s a new and fabulous project of mr allessandro del vecchio.thanx to him.this cd is a wet dream for all a o r fans of this planet.even if this record is not a masterpiece and the record of the century this realise is absoluty excellent.it s a very consistant and very solid a o r affair.track 7 is a beautiful ballad.track 4 and 9 are pure magic a o r.the rest ?it s a magnificent hard fm with exceptionnal keyboards a very great guitarist and a super singer.imagine the poodles who forget their metal side you will find kryptonite.the japan bonus track is a piano version of the ballad "knowing both of us".for me not essential.nevertheless i recommand very strong this swedish project.

CD: Riverdogs - California
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 19, 2017 at 14:12
Decent album,quite a moody kinda bluesy one with only a few real rocking tunes in it...my faves songs are 2,3,5,7,8,9,10 & 11...pleasant stuff but that's about all...70/100

CD: Heartland - Travelling Through Time
From: masmusic Date: August 19, 2017 at 12:19
Just purchased this CD and so far I really like what I am hearing!

CD: Alice Cooper - Paranormal
From: Doug Date: August 18, 2017 at 12:47
I thought the first few songs on CD 1 started off really strong and then in places, got a bit too punky for me. CD 2, the two new tracks with the original band members, okay. And the live tracks, we've all heard before, but I am a Nita Strauss fan so some built in interest.

CD: Quiet Riot - Road Rage
From: Rob Rocker Date: August 18, 2017 at 10:39
The new QR CD "Road Rage" has some really good songs on it (Can't Get Enough, Getaway, Freak Flag, Wasted, Still Wild, Make A Way, Renegades), and although Durbin doesn't sound like Dubrow, I think he has good voice for 80's rock. For me the only downside is the dismal production/mix, there is no separation of the instruments and the vocals are way to high so they don't have any dynamic with the music. I think with decent production "Road Rage" could have been a great CD. Overall a solid effort worth checking out.

CD: Neal Schon and Jan Hammer - Here to Stay
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 17, 2017 at 20:48
Ummm...for me the first effort is better than this one, only tracks 5 & 6 are in my book of music.65/100 :-(

CD: April Wine - Electric Jewels
From: masmusic Date: August 17, 2017 at 19:29
YEP! Really!

CD: Confess - Haunters
From: Jay K Date: August 17, 2017 at 14:07
A little less raw than previous releases, and a little more melodic. In my top five for 2017

CD: Rockett Love - Grab The Rocket
From: Jay K Date: August 17, 2017 at 14:05
Dumb Name, but one of my top 5 of 2017.

CD: Station - Station
From: Jay K Date: August 17, 2017 at 14:03
This is easily my favorite album of the 2010's. A bit long with just a little filler, but the excellent tracks make up for it.

CD: Steven Tyler - We're All Somebody From Somewhere
From: CC Date: August 16, 2017 at 5:35
I am an Aerosmith fan (although they have not released anything of any real note in years) and am actually a country fan, so I thought this would appeal to me. Sadly it is not a rock album or a country album. The album starts out really poorly with some songs that I cannot even describe what genre they fit into. There is the odd country twang here and there, but certainly not country songs. The end of the album actually sees most of the best tracks (even if it is only a handful of semi decent songs). There is at least one Aerosmith sounding songs and the country influence becomes more apparent, but over all its a mess of an album. I actually bought this open minded being that I like both genres of rock and country, but came away disappointed. I am sure somebody from somewhere will like it, but not me.

CD: Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy
From: Palash Date: August 15, 2017 at 3:15
Not like previous albums. The band's 1st Line-up was good.

CD: April Wine - Electric Jewels
From: Doug Date: August 14, 2017 at 14:57
The best record April Wine has ever released?? Really!? Hmm...

CD: Zion - Thunder From the Mountain
From: metalmaniac777 Date: August 14, 2017 at 10:28
This relatively obscure Christian hard rock release isn't exactly the pinnacle of perfection, but fans of gritty vocals and crunchy guitars should find enough meat here to sink their teeth--or should that be ears?--into. The production definitely could have used a boost of "thunder" but you've heard worse, especially if you were a white-metal collector back in the 80s. The songs range from good ("Is it a Crime") to just so-so ("Sold You a Lie") without ever rising above or sinking below. Singer Rex Scott would go on to bigger and better things with X-Sinner, but this album still merits a place in your collection. No reason to move mountains to obtain a copy, but worth grabbing somewhere along the way.

CD: Gary Moore - Blues Alive
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 12, 2017 at 21:46
Good live album by the master Moore!!!...my fave tracks are 5(nice),7(classic),11 & 12(classic)...sadly missed but never forgotten...85/100

CD: KISS - Peter Criss
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 12, 2017 at 13:21
A kinda soft and weak Record to resume all...tracks 6(nice),7,8(nice),9 & 10(nice)are acceptable ones but nothing to jump outta bed though...60/100

CD: Grim Reaper - See You In Hell
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 12, 2017 at 13:16
A very solid and classic HM release!!!..."See You In Hell" is by far the best cut of it and a most for every self respected metalhead ...some other fine moments are tracks 1(great!),2,4 & 7...enjoyable stuff indeed...85/100

CD: April Wine - Electric Jewels
From: masmusic Date: August 12, 2017 at 11:21
This is the best record that April Wine has released!

CD: Soul Sirkus - World Play
From: CC Date: August 12, 2017 at 9:38
Seriously never got the fuss about this one. Much the same as Winery Dogs and Chicken Foot, you take a bunch of well respected, great musicians and put them together, but it does not always equal greatness. The musicianship is great, no doubt and is a good rock record, but the songs just do not have the hooks that I look for in a song. I am not going to stand here like AOR Freaky and his idiotic comments saying this is crap, but I will say it is all kinda generic to me (which sadly I can say about a lot of JSS material). There are a couple of stand out songs I will admit (Highest ground being a personal fave), but overall it is one of those albums that once finished I am just left with a feeling of "yeah, that sounded good, but I dont remember the songs" .. I can fully understand why some people love it, but maybe it just does not cater to my tastes in rock 100%. I have owned this since the yellow album came out, but even years later, retrying it I am still left cold.

CD: Seductive Luck - Can't Be Tamed
From: MrMetal Date: August 11, 2017 at 6:19
DANGER DANGER, KISS, and DOUBLETAKE amongst others. There were some reunion / benefit shows during the period of 2011-13’ although the group are currently inactive to date (2017).

CD: Seductive Luck - Can't Be Tamed
From: MrMetal Date: August 11, 2017 at 6:19
Oberkircher and mastered by Roger Lian at Masterdisk. SEDUCTIVE LUCK managed to play heavily throughout New York and New Jersey with notables such as WHITE LION, EXTREME, FASTER PUSSYCAT, AUTOGRAPH, T.T. QUICK, CHINATOWN, DREAMZ, RISE, RADON, ST. THOMAS, and BAND OF THIEVES amongst others and developed a cult following. The band wrote a handful of other tracks including You’ll Always Be Mine”, “Time Takes Control”, “No Balls, No Glory”, “Mental Rage”, “No Tellin’ When”, and “Let It Show” amongst others, although it’s unclear if they were ever recorded in any capacity or not. They came up with the name “SEDUCTIVE LUCK” after one of the members stated to another, “Man, you’ve got seductive luck”, when the other member began meeting up with a girl on Tuesdays for a period of time. A STEPHEN STILLS cover of “Love The One You’re With” was also included on the LOUD CROWD LP (as well as this release). Their musical style was along the lines of FIREHOUSE, ENUFF Z’NUFF, BLUE MURDER, BON JOVI,DA

CD: Seductive Luck - Can't Be Tamed
From: MrMetal Date: August 11, 2017 at 6:18
involved with each mentioned. They apparently recorded Demos which would amount in an album’s worth of material around 1988, but it’s unclear if the SEDUCTIVE LUCK tracks here (10-18), were all recorded during that year or not. There has been talk about both a 3-track and 5-track Demo in existence although I couldn’t get the exact years of their Demo recordings (possibly 1988). The Demo tracks were apparently recorded at “Millbrook Studios” with by Bob Stander, with only some of those songs being released as Demo cassettes. The act also worked with producer Godfrey Diamond of AEROSMITH fame. They would ultimately change their moniker to LOUD CROWD and would release an eponymous LP in 1992 on the “A.S.K.” label with 9/10 tracks appearing on this Compilation (the drum introduction titled, “The Natives Are Restless” was left off this release from that album in order to include additional material here according to the band). The LOUD CROWD LP was recorded at “Bearsville Studios” with Doug

CD: Seductive Luck - Can't Be Tamed
From: MrMetal Date: August 11, 2017 at 6:17
The biographical history of SEDUCTIVE LUCK is very sketchy although they formed out of the Bay Ridge, Brooklyn section of New York around 1984 (the original lineup is unclear). The core of the band were both Paul J. Baccash (g/k) (ex-LOUD CROWD,ex-JEREMIAH JAMES, ex-AMISH OUTLAWS) and Greg Williams (v/g) (RIP 2014) (ex-LOUD CROWD),as both could’ve possibly been original members. At some point, the remaining cast featured Francis Pierini (aka “Francis”) (b) (ex-LOUD CROWD, ex-TORA), Miguel “Michael Core’ Corella (d) (ex-LOUD CROWD), and Anthony Bramante (g) (PHANTOM, ex-MUDGOD, ex-HARTER ATTACK, ex-NUCLEAR ASSAULT) although Anthony would leave fairly soon to join NUCLEAR ASSAULT around 1985 (he would later return at least once for a benefit show for Greg Williams in 2012 and may have been an original member as well). Some of the other acts that these members have been a part of included SKID ROWE, KAPTAIN’S HOOKER, STRYDER, LEGACY, and PULSE although it’s unclear what members were invol

CD: Quiet Riot - Road Rage
From: CC Date: August 10, 2017 at 17:39
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

CD: Alice Cooper - Paranormal
From: CC Date: August 10, 2017 at 17:38
Not as good as Welcome 2 my nightmare, but still one of his best albums in years. Great from start to finish. Only thing I had no interest in was all the live tracks.

CD: Loud Crowd - Loud Crowd
From: MrMetal Date: August 10, 2017 at 14:31
9 of 10 songs from this LOUD CROWD LP were included and remastered on the SEDUCTIVE LUCK "Can't Be Tamed (Compilation)". The drum intro "The Natives Are Restless" was left off so they could include more SEDUCTIVE LUCK material on the Compilation.

CD: Loud Crowd - Loud Crowd
From: MrMetal Date: August 10, 2017 at 14:19
This is not the same band from Finland that released a handful of Singlesfrom 1987-90' and the "Guardians (LP)" in 1988. This band was from New York and was formerly Seductive Luck (refer to that band's page on this website). I'll give more info. when I have more time...

CD: Styx - The Mission
From: Doug Date: August 10, 2017 at 13:09
An interesting listen for me, gonna take a few spins in my opinion. Our first time really hearing the influence of Gowan in the group. I too also hear some Styx of old in a few of the songs. Concept albums are difficult, the individuality of the songs is sometimes lost. But on a good note, awesome to see these guys working hard, putting out new music.

CD: Alice Cooper - Paranormal
From: masmusic Date: August 10, 2017 at 10:22
Gave this a listen to recently and found the song writing is OK but the production is very awful!

CD: Blackeyed Susan - Electric Rattlebone
From: Palash Date: August 9, 2017 at 23:32
Blackeyed Susan & Britny fox, both band's main singer was Dean Davidson, but voice is different. I don't know how it is possible. If you listen, you will feel the difference. In this album how long is the good song.

CD: Misslead - Gentle Persuasion
From: edwithmj Date: August 9, 2017 at 12:58
This just goes to show that having a great voice is nothing if there aren't the songs to back it up. The Tindrum debut is one of my new favourite albums but this is just bland, bland, bland. It reminds me of when I got the Double D album because I liked Zaza so much. Whoever was to blame for Tove leaving Tindrum did a massive disservice to melodic rock as this album has none of the melodies, soaring vocals, catchiness and hooks of the Tindrum album.

CD: Firehouse - Firehouse
From: Palash Date: August 8, 2017 at 11:58
Excellent. You can say this album Best of Firehouse. All time great ballad - Home is where the heart is. Voice is like Skid Row (Sebastian Bach)

CD: Pokerface - Life's A Gamble
From: masmusic Date: August 6, 2017 at 8:38
Haven't gave this CD a listen too in sometime & decided it was time again. Cranking it out on my Alpine System on my way into work this morning, I rememberd just how good this CD was! Back in 96/97 I first heard of this group Pokerface, being a hugh Prism fan I tried to locate a copy of the disc, but to no avail. I then went to the Prism site and sent an email. Darcy Deutsch answered my email and told me he had an extra copy of the disc and would send it to me. How many artist would do that? This CD is excellent! very well recorded great production and all very talented musicians.! A must have to any collection!

CD: Gary Moore - A Different Beat
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 4, 2017 at 21:13
It's quite hard to believe that this was a Moore release as it is more a Pop/Funk/Techno one rather than the known stuff he did.For me the experiment resulted in a pleasant one indeed :-) ...my fave ones are # 1, 2, 4 & 7...for open minded listeners i guess.80/100

CD: Gotthard - Silver
From: Rob Rocker Date: August 4, 2017 at 11:08
I think "Silver" is an album you have to give a few spins to really appreciate. I wasn't that excited the first couple times I listened to it, and I can see the other comments about "too many mid tempo songs/ballads". But once I gave the CD a little time, I think I actually like it more than the last 2. IMO there are some standout tracks (Silver River, Stay With Me, Beautiful, Miss Me, Tequila #5) and I actually think Silver comes closer to capturing the "spirit" of "classic Gotthard" than the last 2 albums. Overall I think it's the most consistent of the "new" Gotthard albums. Only complaint is that I do think the guitars are mixed a little to low, they could stand out more to give the sound a little more edge. And as far as Nic Maeder, yes nobody is going to "replace" Steve Lee, but Nic was absolutely the right choice as the new vocalist.

CD: Wildside - The Wasted Years
From: 123charpenay Date: August 4, 2017 at 9:01
when i listen this record i ve a ton of regret.cause one part of this album is excellent at the same level than the extraordinary "under the influence" tracks other part is horrible tracks 2.8.9 and 10.the other songs have absoluty no interest.

CD: Brian May - Back To The Light
From: Doug Date: August 3, 2017 at 18:42
Pulled this out for a few spins, man got be in the right mood for this one. IMO, May is best when singing ballads, there is a sensitivity to his voice.

CD: 21 Guns - Salute
From: Doug Date: August 3, 2017 at 18:37
Picked this up today, I like it. Good vocals, does not sound like Lizzy at all, even with Gorham's presence. Recommended.

CD: Copperhead - Copperhead
From: 123charpenay Date: August 3, 2017 at 11:53
totally agree with doghouse his comment is perfect.when i ve heard the two first songs i was very enthousiast.wow .two fabulous southern hard songs .but after....the level is absoluty not the same and at the end this record is a little boring.the two first songs are a fireworks but after the rain begin to fall.

CD: Coastland Ride - Coastland Ride
From: 123charpenay Date: August 3, 2017 at 11:41
decent debut pop/rock/wescoast album.the sound is excellent and the production is perfect but the songs are average.this realise don t hooked me at all.for die hard fans of this kind of "rock?".not for me.

CD: Cell Mates - Between Two Fires
From: 123charpenay Date: August 3, 2017 at 11:29
the mattioli s sisters have the same voice than lorraine lewis from femme fatale.cell mates plays a same kind of american hard rock than femme fatale.but the result is not extraordinary even we can find some good songs in this record.the whole album is only decent.not more.

CD: Captive Heart - Home of the Brave
From: 123charpenay Date: August 3, 2017 at 11:15
decent american aor very nice and easy to listen but not more.not a masterpiece but a great a o r realise.i can add that the singer is really excellent.

CD: Scorpions - Unbreakable
From: 123charpenay Date: August 3, 2017 at 11:01
i can add that after several horrible records,this album is going in the right direction.nevertheless scorpions is always sick.they deliver us a very average record shameful of their naturel talent.

CD: Bai Bang - Enemy Lines
From: hair metal again Date: August 1, 2017 at 5:54
strange debut for BAI BANG and totally different from their whole career!Euro pop rock with guitar solos,mid 80 s sound and some good moments ,but overall a lot of fillers and nothing remarkable!just for guys who want to own everything like me!

CD: Mr. Big - Defying Gravity
From: edukiki Date: August 1, 2017 at 5:36
Another loose álbum to Mr. Big, exactly like (What If), and (Storiew We Could Tell), since mr, big decided to return all the albums are very loose. To Me since (Bumb Ahead), there´s no álbum good from Mr.Big They are not a group, they are another Project more for all his members, that´s the problem

CD: Nazareth - Sound Elixir
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 31, 2017 at 22:10
Lovely Record with many good songs in it!...my fave ones are 3, 4, 5, 6, 9 & 10 (nice)...recommended stuff...83/100 :-)

CD: Richard Marx - Richard Marx
From: hair metal again Date: July 31, 2017 at 2:55
very good debut for RICHARD MARX back in 87 and of course all of us who were in front of the MTV got in touch with his music and me personally always liked his songs ,but couldnt be rocked !His songwriting ability is obvious ,but his sound is lighter than he should !his debut offers some great songs like "should ve known better","hold on to the nights" and " lonely heart" ,but also some big fillers !good artist

CD: Pretty Boy Floyd - Kiss of Death - a Tribute to Kiss
From: Palash Date: July 28, 2017 at 11:57
Excellent tribute album of Kiss. A great performance by Pretty Boy Floyd. Voice is like Motley Crue.

CD: The Babys - Union Jacks
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 27, 2017 at 17:22
A more solid album than "On The Edge" one..."Jesus, Are You There" is my fave song :-) ...tracks 2, 3, 4 & 5 are also in my book of music.83/100

CD: The Babys - On The Edge
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 27, 2017 at 17:14
Nice release with some good cuts in 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 & 10...lovely vocals by Waite as usual :-) .80/100

CD: U.F.O. - The Wild, The Willing and the Innocent
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 26, 2017 at 19:12
Good album!...my fave song is "Lonely Heart" but # 1,2 & 4 are also in it.75/100 :-)

CD: Eric Johnson - Venus Isle
From: Doug Date: July 26, 2017 at 11:42
Agree, not as good as "Tones" or "Ah Via Musicom," and takes a few spins to get into, but overall a nice album.

CD: The VU - Phoenix Rising
From: hair metal again Date: July 26, 2017 at 6:45
superb release for THE VU and what we have here are the pre STORM recordings with an all star band !Kevin s voice and Steff s guitar work are outstanding and really shining!the songwriting is of the highest level with songs like "who you gonna believe","i f i had you back","walk through the fire" ,'somewhere here" and "so long" !essential

CD: Soundtracks - School of Rock
From: Doug Date: July 25, 2017 at 12:39
Great movie! Now, Pledge Allegiance To The Band!!

CD: Vain - Rolling With the Punches
From: MrMetal Date: July 25, 2017 at 7:15
from 2011 or not). And although there is nothing to match the grandeur of the debut, there is plenty of material here that can only really be described as ‘top notch’. This was an incredibly strong album that would once again light the flame of many long, lost fans. How good is ‘Rolling With the Punches’? Well it’s very, very good indeed and there’s no doubting the quality here, with the only knock perhaps being the thin production and varying sonic differences in some of the tracks. So the naysayers will probably not pay attention, and the true fans will find everything they love about VAIN here. Here’s hoping those in-between at least give “Rolling With the Punches” a whirl. A lot of bands from that era gave up over time, and they should have. VAIN is not one of those bands. I’ve seen alternate cover-art for this release (this version is better imo) although it may have been the original intended art that may have been scratched (although uncertain).

CD: Vain - Rolling With the Punches
From: MrMetal Date: July 25, 2017 at 7:14
It started with a “Pledge Music” campaign launched on 27th January 2016 with an album to be released on April 14th that year…but it took quite a lot longer for the band’s 7th LP (including “All Those Strangers”) to be released in 2017. The same lineup would return (although it’s unclear if Danny West is still in the band,as he wasn’t credited here) from their highly acclaimed 6th LP (“Enough Rope”) which many critics considered to be the best offering since the band’s debut in 1989 (“No Respect”). The remaining lineup all appeared on that debut LP: Davy Vain (v/g), Jamie Scott (g), Ashley Mitchell (b), and Tommy Rickard (d), and they’ve been making a concentrated effort of bringing back the original sleazy style of the debut since their “Fade (LP)” from 1995 (albeit still a strong effort in itself with Psychedelic tendencies). This LP has been considered by many critics as the direct successor to “No Respect” (although I need more time to decide if I like it better than “Enough Rope” f

CD: Detective - It Takes One To Know One
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 24, 2017 at 18:50
A band that mixed the rocking sound of Led Zeppelin and Bad Company quite well :-D ...tracks 5, 6, 7 & 8 are my faves but 1 & 3 can also be on the list.80/100

CD: Prism - Prism
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 24, 2017 at 18:41
Decent album of a band that back then mixed the elegance of Pomp Rock with the radio friendly AOR...from this release i'd take #7,8 (nice)& 9 with me :-) .75/100


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