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CD: John Norum - Face the Truth
From: titothetitan Date: August 17, 2018 at 9:23
There's no Norum neither Edman singing the songs this time. Instead we got Glenn Hughes, but for me his voice is hard to appreciante. Production is better than the first album, but the songs aren't as good. Letdown.

CD: Giant - III
From: titothetitan Date: August 16, 2018 at 14:33
A comeback album*

CD: Giant - III
From: titothetitan Date: August 16, 2018 at 14:32
I comeback album always leaves me cold, specially after hearing the horrendous 'Hollywood Trash' by King Kobra. But Giant stays true with their signature sound and delievers an album of top-notch melodic songs and excellent production. I heard that this album actually is a compilation on unreleased material.

CD: Talisman - Talisman
From: titothetitan Date: August 14, 2018 at 16:52
I have the demos of this album sung by Göran Edman.

CD: King Kobra - Sweden Rock Live
From: titothetitan Date: August 13, 2018 at 16:20
This is the much-criticized show performed in Sweden that disappointed the fans and made Paul Shortino apologize afterwards. I didn't watch the show, but in this album the band's performance is decent. Which leads me to think that the record was edited by the studio. Mick Sweda is replaced by young guitarrist Jordan Swiff, but it doesn't affect the outcome. The major letdown for me is that they only play five songs of their classic-era and strangely 'Iron Eagle' wasn't included here. Overall this release is OK.

CD: Ten - The Robe
From: titothetitan Date: August 13, 2018 at 14:36
I'm a bit disappointed with this one because it's not as strong as their first two albums. 'The Robe', 'You're in my heart', 'virtual reality', 'someday' are my favourites.

CD: King Company - Queen of Hearts
From: 123charpenay Date: August 13, 2018 at 12:55
for me this record is a big deception."one for the road" their first record was absoluty extraordinary (see my comment).here we have a new singer.he s not bad but only decent he have absoluty not the same exceptional level and stamp of voice than their first singer.musically it s the same problem,it s not bad ,it s decent.not more.the magic touch of their first realise have vanished.for make short i think that this album is for die hard scandi a o r fans.this record is not essential.

CD: Wildness - Wildness
From: 123charpenay Date: August 13, 2018 at 12:45
to be very complete ,i can add that treat have an evident influence on wildness.

CD: Kissin' Dynamite - Ecstasy
From: Doug Date: August 13, 2018 at 11:33
Changed my mind, give it an "87!"

CD: The Now - Overnight Stay
From: Japangea Date: August 12, 2018 at 20:48
Ex-Smokin' Roadie - Tempest who did 1 single each in 1983 and 1985.Lovely band from the ashes of late NWOBHM.

CD: Shania Twain - Beginnings 1989-1990
From: 123charpenay Date: August 12, 2018 at 4:14
salut dany on a eu la canicule en france c était insupportable surtout les après midi.38 à québec c est terrible.vous passez de moins 30 l hiver à plus 38 l été nos cousins canadiens sont costauds.ici ca va mieux il fait très beau 30 pas plus c est parfait.cet après midi je vais avec clément mon fils à lyon/amiens en soccer.on part en vacances pour 15 jours mercredi à fuerteventura (iles canaries).bon week end à toi.et of course bro keep on rockin!!!!!!!!!!!!

CD: Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy
From: Wardy Date: August 11, 2018 at 20:20
Good reading those last few posts! And reading through my own review above had me questioning my own sanity LOL but I stand by my original opinion. While there's walls of over production and little room to breathe, bottom line at its core are some wonderful songs. I too think Appetite was overrated but the appeal and subsequent success was and is still clear, some great material, a talented/unique vocal, a killer delivery and sound and an out of control Motley street image with a 'F#@& you' attitude in tact and it was well played all around. Add to that some perfect timing and it payed off handsomely! And back to Chinese Democracy my own take it or leave but much respect opinion of the band back when served in setting this record up perfectly, by going into it with no expectations payed off. It didn't matter whether it was old Guns or new Guns, or whether it was Guns at all, it was just great! Still love it but completely understand why many don't

CD: Shania Twain - Beginnings 1989-1990
From: dany69 Date: August 11, 2018 at 17:45
So Damn true about roxette !!!! peoples seem to forget that his husband worked alots with Sha-Boom in Sweden ????? and with all this monster HITS like listen to your heart,!!! Crash Boom Bang and more,????? Roxette deserve to be here,,,,Agree

CD: Shania Twain - Beginnings 1989-1990
From: dany69 Date: August 11, 2018 at 17:42
Merci Bro,!!! c'est Bizarre,,LOL je ne trouve rien sur suicidal et UP !!!! Shania,,ahahahahha,,je n'ai rien contre elle,,mais ????? Alors passe un bon weekend et merde c'est l'enfer toute cette chaleur ,, (((( presentement il fait a Quebec 38 avec humidité !!!!!! et je sais qu'en France c'est tres Chaud aussi,,Alors fait Attention a toi,,,ont va ecouter en attendant un bon I 'Napoleon,,ahahahahahahahahha,,Kidding Bro,,thanks alots,!!!!! Cheers From Quebec my Friend, )))

CD: Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 11, 2018 at 12:18
... example of a "you had to have been there" band. So did GnR get lucky? Absolutely! Especially given the way they wwere living at the time, if popular folklore is to be believed. But, at least early on, they had the songs. And while wee're on the topic, people like to make a big thing about how different GnR were from the likes of Poison, with whom they had a bitter feud going in L.A. And thirty years (!) on, we can all see that. But back then, when we weere all a lot younger, especially for kids in small towns and suburbs far away from any kind of "music scene," it wasjust like Mick Wall once wrote: the people buying Appetite and Hysteria and Look What The Cat Dragged In and Slippery When Wet were mostly the same people.

CD: Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 11, 2018 at 12:11
It's interesting that you single out Shark Island, as they have a connection to GnR. In the earliest days of GnR (and Hollywood Rose before that), Axl stole somme of Richard Black's stage moves. Stephen Davis's book Watch You Bleed is full of many minor errors, but he has quotes from Vicky Hamilton and Richard Black himself confirming this. Richard admitted to being a little bitter, but basically shrugged it off and said "What can you do?" I think the worldwide GnR worship is due almost entirely to Appetite For Destruction and the mystique that surrounded the band up through the end of the touring cycle for that album. There are those contrarians who insist the Use Your Illusion albums are better (Martin Popoff is one), but they are very much in the minority. For most people, GnR were already sinking into self-parody by '91. So, Shark Island was there first, but by the time most of us heard them in '89, they came off as just another capable but forgettable L.A. band. They're a classic

CD: Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy
From: 123charpenay Date: August 11, 2018 at 4:28
i ve never understand the fantastic succes of this very poor and very bad band.in france we are unfortunatelly not a rock nation but even now in 2018 it s not a raritie to meet people with gun and roses s tee shirt.maybe it s for the beautiful logo.for me it s totally incredible.a band like shark island with his charismatic and extraordinary singer ,richard black, is one thousand time better.

CD: Shania Twain - Beginnings 1989-1990
From: 123charpenay Date: August 11, 2018 at 4:19
i m totally agree with my canadian friend dany what shania twain do in heavy harmonies?maybe cause she have an ac/dc tee shirt on the picture!!!!!!i ve trying to submit "joyride" from roxette one of the best a o r record ever ,a pure masterpiece but ...i was rejected.it s a shame.

CD: Shania Twain - Beginnings 1989-1990
From: dany69 Date: August 10, 2018 at 17:02
WOW now i don't understand something,,!!! i wanted to have some informations on Brutal Metal for Suicidal Tendencies and this band is not here ??????? but by mistake i find this,,Shania Twain ?????? i just don't understand at all

CD: Enuff Z'Nuff - Diamond Boy
From: CC Date: August 10, 2018 at 6:19
Surprisingly, despite the length of time Monaco was vocalist and now Chip, this is actually the first full length EZN album without Donnie on vocals. Also surprisingly it is not a bad album. Now do not get me wrong, it is not a patch on the older albums, but it is certainly has that classic EZN sound. I do think that Chip should really be releasing this as a solo album, but I get it that the name is what will sell most copies of this, so no way is he giving up on that. Chip has always had a very similar vocal style to Donnie, with it just being somewhat rougher, so his vocals also give it that classic sound. The only gripe is the amount of effects on the vocals (probably to make him sound even more like Donnie). I know the claim will be that it gives it more of that "trippy" 60s vibe, but the honest answer is it is to cover for the fact he is not a natural front man vocally. If you can get past those effects though, this is a good release. Better than Question mark for sure.

CD: Icon - An Even More Perfect Union
From: titothetitan Date: August 9, 2018 at 14:19
I'm not as impressed as I was with 'Night of the Crime'. Maybe due the awful prodution put in this one (just listen to the annoying drum sound). The new singer is good, though.

CD: The Outfield - Voices of Babylon
From: Doug Date: August 9, 2018 at 13:39
A special album for me for an odd reason. At that time, all I had were records or tapes, hundreds. This album and the debut from the Bulletboys, I bought on the same day, they were the first CD's I had ever owned. And the rest, as they say is history.

CD: Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy
From: titothetitan Date: August 9, 2018 at 10:21
This and 'AFD' are the only albums I like by them. But this only album that have a decent production. Nevertheless I'm not a big fan of Axl's voice.

CD: Jane Bogaert - 5th Dimension
From: 123charpenay Date: August 9, 2018 at 9:11
jane bogaert have a real beautiful voice."matters" is an exceptional song with a festival of extraordinary guitars."the lady needs an upgrade" smell good the southern rock.it s a killer song.the rest is more aor oriented limit pop rock in the vein of erika.it s very decent but not extraordinary.if you find this cd at a low price ,you can give it a chance.

CD: Annica - Badly Dreaming
From: 123charpenay Date: August 9, 2018 at 8:40
the voice of annica is a mix of sandy saraya,lorraine lewis and darby mills.the comparaison stop here,cause this record have his moments with great songs and others very very average.i can add that the five bonus tracks are mediocre.so i think that this record stay decent but it s only for die hard fans of female fronted aor.

CD: Angel Heart - Welcome...
From: 123charpenay Date: August 9, 2018 at 8:18
musically it s decent with a great sound ,but the singer is a real nightmare he is totally out of tune.definitively brazilian people are better in football.

CD: Scorpions - Lonesome Crow
From: Doug Date: August 8, 2018 at 15:17
Totally agree, Whiplash. "In Search of the Peace of Mind" is about the only decent tune on this one, IMO.

CD: The Outfield - Bangin
From: titothetitan Date: August 8, 2018 at 13:51
In their 'Best Of' album, there's an alternate version of 'Somewhere in America' and a acoustic version of 'Alone With You'

CD: Eternal Flame - Desire
From: 123charpenay Date: August 8, 2018 at 13:39
very average german hard rock.nothing spetacular nothing extraordinary.this band is a second zone hard rock band not more.i can add that the singer is boring cause he squeal like a hyena is the desert.

CD: Scorpions - Lonesome Crow
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From: whiplash1972 Date: August 7, 2018 at 20:13
The Scorpions debut is mainly a showcase for Michael Schenker's impressive guitar work, while overall, the band has a psychedelic vibe similar to what Deep Purple, Jefferson Airplane, and other bands of the era were doing at the time. It's not bad, it's just a long way from the band who would eventually rock us like a hurricane.

CD: Kissin' Dynamite - Ecstasy
From: Doug Date: August 7, 2018 at 11:20
Agree, "metalmaniac777," but my favorite song is "I Got the Fire." Songs just stays in the brain, and in a good way.

CD: Daughtry - Cage to Rattle
From: Doug Date: August 7, 2018 at 11:15
I thought Daughtry came out strong with his debut album, an excellent rock album. From then, while some good songs along the way, he has gotten blander, in my opinion. Tracks 3 and 8 are okay, but nothing on this album makes me jump for joy.

CD: Halestorm - Vicious
From: Doug Date: August 7, 2018 at 11:10
Yeah, I picked it up too and also like it. It's a bit "poppier" than previous releases, in my opinion, but I think leaning more commercial is actually intentional on their part. Good album, though.

CD: Gioeli-Castronovo - Set The World on Fire
From: Doug Date: August 7, 2018 at 11:06
Isn't "Need You Now" a Lady Antebellum song?

CD: Treat - Ghost Of Graceland
From: titothetitan Date: August 6, 2018 at 15:41
Treat will release a NEW ALBUM this year! Titled 'Tunguska'. The song 'Build The Love' was released as the first single.

CD: Trooper - Trooper
From: masmusic Date: August 6, 2018 at 14:30
Great Canadian Classic Rock!

CD: Count's 77 - Soul Transfusion
From: masmusic Date: August 6, 2018 at 14:28
Very refreshing release! Back to the 70's sound. The Count not the best vocalist around, but sounds OK on this release! Song writing top notch and very well recorded 8.5/10

CD: The Night Flight Orchestra - Sometimes The World Ain't Enough
From: masmusic Date: August 6, 2018 at 14:25
This is really GOOD! Just love it very catchy songs and well recorded. 9/10

CD: Gioeli-Castronovo - Set The World on Fire
From: masmusic Date: August 6, 2018 at 14:23
This release did nothing for me. Boring and no tracks stand out. Take it or leave it!

CD: Darby Mills Project - Flying Solo
From: masmusic Date: August 6, 2018 at 14:21
Very good comeback release for Darby! She still has the pipes! Some good rockin tracks! The only complaint that I have is WHY would she put the stupid out of place track House on Pooh Corner on this release? Makes no sense and ruins the entire flow of the CD!

CD: Halestorm - Vicious
From: masmusic Date: August 6, 2018 at 14:17
Just received this CD the other day and so far I am very impressed with this release. To me this is the best to date that Halestorm has released. 9/10

CD: Giant - Time to Burn
From: titothetitan Date: August 6, 2018 at 7:53
It's a monster of an album but the opening song 'Thunder and Lightning' is a rip-off of 'Money For Nothing' by Dire Straits.

CD: Shinedown - Attention Attention
From: metalmaniac777 Date: August 5, 2018 at 9:15
Crisp, clean modern hard rock played with plenty of crunch and enough angst to fuel at least five grunge bands. I see a lot of folks 'round these parts talking smack about these guys, but they've always got the job done for me. Granted, they're not quite top-tier caliber, but they readily deserve to be near the top of modern rock's second tier. While this new album isn't their best--that would be "Sounds of Madness"--it's definitely a significant improvement over their last one, which left many fans as lukewarm as old coffee. In other words, yeah, this one is worthy of your attention.

CD: Dare - Blood From Stone
From: 123charpenay Date: August 4, 2018 at 15:55
hello tito my friend their first record is the best a o r record ever with the harem scarem debut album.here "blood from stone" it s different cause they plays one of the best hard rock record ever.two differents styles but two extraordinary records.

CD: Kissin' Dynamite - Ecstasy
From: metalmaniac777 Date: August 4, 2018 at 9:31
If you call yourself a melodic hard rock/metal fan and don't like "Waging War," then check your pulse, 'cause there's a very good chance you got kissed by the Reaper and are currently sprawled stone-cold dead in a casket. That song is an explosive, full-throttle anthem, and while it may be the best track, it's far from the only good tune the album (their best to date) has to offer. When this one penetrates your ears, you may just find yourself writhing in sonic ecstasy...

CD: Dare - Blood From Stone
From: titothetitan Date: August 3, 2018 at 8:56
It doens't have the magic of the debut album.

CD: Dare - Out of the Silence II
From: titothetitan Date: August 3, 2018 at 8:51
Instead of this they should have made a natural follow-up to the debut, in terms of style and melodies.

CD: Tuff - Religious Fix
From: CC Date: August 2, 2018 at 18:39
Like so many bands, come the mid 90s they changed their sound somewhat due to the changing musical climate. Unlike many others though they did not go all out in trying to sound more grunge or indy etc, they just tweaked their sound a little. A bit heavier than the debut, a bit less "glam", but with a bit more "sleaze". Certainly more "modern" sounding than the debut Daddys money, Tied to the bells or God bless this mess still had enough of an old school sound to sit easily alongside anything from the debut on a Tuff playlist. Tied to the bells is easily the highlight of this one for me, but Daddys money or Follow the loser are great songs too. Glad I held off on purchasing Fist first, and picked this one instead.

CD: Kissin' Dynamite - Ecstasy
From: Doug Date: August 1, 2018 at 14:18
To be honest, I had never heard of these guys, until recently. Not a bad album. Vocals took a bit of time for me to get used to, but overall I like this album. I gave it a "77."

CD: Treat - Dreamhunter
From: titothetitan Date: July 31, 2018 at 15:01
This album slowly grew up in me and now it's one of favourites hard/melodic rock albums of all-time. Along with H.e.a.t - Freedom Rock, Strangeways - Walk in the Fire, Bad English, Alien, ArcAngel, Fair Warning. Just to mention a few.

CD: Real Steel - Real Steel
From: 123charpenay Date: July 26, 2018 at 13:55
yes this band have a big potential they reminds me cinderella.musically it s very strong,the guitarist is a killer.but....like often with retrospect record but the sound is different song after song.for make short it s a collection of demos.it s boring,the sound of the drums is almost never the same.and i m totally agree with my friend rick ,the singer force too too much his voice.calm guy, sing normally you will be better.

CD: Real Steel - Real Steel
From: hair metal again Date: July 26, 2018 at 4:49
superb release by REAL STEEL with songs that meant to be in their debut back in the early 90 s ,but things changed in the industry and they got let down!anyway s is top notch hard rock music with sensational guitar work (riffs &solos) ,remarkable songwriting and lots of raw energy that will make you want to do the air guitar!great band that REAL STEEL and this is essential for hard rockers

CD: The Regulators - The Regulators
From: hair metal again Date: July 24, 2018 at 8:39
pretty good debut for THE REGULATORS ,a band that performs a kind of southern hard rock like ZZTOP or even BLACK CROWES or LYNYRD SKYNYRD !nice rockn vibe ,remarkable songwriting and overall a tisfying result!"outskirts","boys are goin out" and "texas lawman" are the best songs imo

CD: Ted Poley - Modern Art
From: 123charpenay Date: July 23, 2018 at 13:19
i ve not listen this cd s cause i m sure of the result.all the ted poley s solo efforts are bad.nothing in common when he sing with danger danger.

CD: Wilder - A Trinity of Sons
From: hair metal again Date: July 23, 2018 at 4:55
ok release for WILDER back in 93 , a band that plays a kind of commercial heavy metal music with a prog edge !there is some potential and some interesting hooks ,but overall the result is confusing and doesn deliver !A Trinity Of Sons is a concept album with a fantastic story of ancient times and i guess whoever digs such stuff should check it out.Overall is decent with some good moments ,but by no means a release that you need to go after

CD: Kissin' Dynamite - Ecstasy
From: the rocker Date: July 22, 2018 at 20:17
LOVE this album!!! This is their best album to date. I like a good handful of songs on each of their albums, but this as a whole is so friggin good. I f you like Dynazty's Sultans Of Sin you should like this. I feel this is what Dynazty should be doing, but oh well. Waging War is one of the best songs I've heard in years, but you can't go wrong with any of the songs Highly recommended!

CD: Martina Edoff - Unity
From: Pee Dee Date: July 22, 2018 at 17:59
It bewilders me how this one has such a mediocre rating. Perhaps it just had an unlucky handful of raters. Whilst I thought her first album was very good, the hooks in this one are particularly exceptional, and take her brand to the next level. I absolutely love this album. 95/100.

CD: Dare - Out of the Silence II
From: masmusic Date: July 22, 2018 at 10:14
I pretty well like all the Dare releases including this one. But I really don't find much of a difference with this than the original. The sound is more updated! Should of just remastered the original and reissued it!

CD: Ted Poley - Modern Art
From: masmusic Date: July 22, 2018 at 10:10
Sounds way too modern and the music all sounds programmed! For a Ted Poley release this is pretty lame! Avoid unless your a die hard fan!

CD: Steel Panther - Lower the Bar
From: ghettonation73 Date: July 22, 2018 at 7:52
"Satchel" A.K.A. Russ Parish, used to be in the band Fight way back when.

CD: Asia - Axioms
From: Ydol eM Date: July 22, 2018 at 4:18
What's more, the issue with the orange print on discs is wrong. The disc 1 has the same content as disc 2. It's shameful. Avoid this mispress.

CD: Lion - Dangerous Attraction
From: Mindcrime Date: July 21, 2018 at 1:51
I don't get the attacks on Kal's vocals! His style of singing totally suits the mood of this, and the 2nd album's mood and tone. Back when this was released, which was before a lot of the posters time on here, he was one of the best, most recognisable vocalists. Score the album/vocals for the time it was released, NOT when you actually took an interest!

CD: Two Of A Kind - Rise
From: 123charpenay Date: July 20, 2018 at 16:26
i ve order closed eyes this cd at japan cd cause their first effort was one of the best female fronted a o r ever.an real atomic bomb.very very amazing cause the main brain of the band was the musicians of terra nova ,a very bad aor belgium band.but sometimes in life miracle is possible.but here with "rise" their new effort no miracle.it only a decent female fronted a o r.we have three big fillers track 8 11 and 12 (the japan bonus track wich have absoluty no interest like always in the frontiers record realise).the other songs are decent not more.the miracle was in their first album now it s definitively finish.

CD: Joey Tempest - Azalea Place
From: Ydol eM Date: July 20, 2018 at 12:22
JT in 1997 was going in a similar way as another late 80s icons - Jon Bon Jovi (Destination Anywhere) or Mike Tramp (Capricorn). A considerable departure from the music that they'd made 10 years before. This is mostly an acoustic album wriggling its way through pop, soul, flamenco, Irish music, soft jazz... . Ok, it's well-performed, well-produced, well- matured, however, I still prefer JT singing his "It's the final ..."

CD: Accept - The Rise of Chaos
From: hair metal again Date: July 20, 2018 at 7:23
very good new release for legendary metallers ACCEPT and once again they deliver in their own unique style with great heavy metal riffs,anthemic songs and those raspy vocals!oldschool heavy metal performed in an updated sound by one of the best of the genre!

CD: Dare - Out of the Silence II
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 19, 2018 at 21:52
Decent and acceptable remake of the 1988 remarkeable release...obviously the fresh and modern sound makes these new versions pale in comparisson with the original ones...Darren's vocals are still good enough to keep the spirit at least alive...# 2,3(nice),4,8 & 9 (my fave,always my fave no matter what)are the selected cuts for me outta this plastic.Hope the original line up get together one of these days for a real tour of the "Silence" Record.85/100 :-)

CD: Compilations - Chicago Metal Works Volume 5
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 19, 2018 at 21:13
Fantastic compilation of mostly unsigned or underground bands!...some of them deserved to break on through honestly.My fave cuts are the ones by Odette(AOR feel),Radakka & Gypsy Blue but there are some others that really know how to rock(# 4,6,8,9,10,12,13 & 14)...enjoyable stuff that you have to have it in your music collection.90/100 :-)

CD: Ratt - Out Of The Cellar
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 19, 2018 at 20:56
Splendid long lenght debut by the "rat" boyz...nothing else to say because everything has been already said 'bout this release so i go straight to my fave ones:#2,3,5,6,7,8 & 10...enjoyable stuff...88/100 :-)

CD: Blue Murder - Blue Murder
From: 123charpenay Date: July 18, 2018 at 13:59
i respect but i don t understand all the very enthousiams comments about this record.yes blue murder make lot of efforts and make the maximum to look like to whitesnake.the main problem is that blue murder have not the spark of class,the charism, the genius inspiration of whitesnake.whitesnake play is champion s league blue murder play in second league.

CD: Flesh and Blood - Blues for Daze
From: 123charpenay Date: July 18, 2018 at 13:45
a very weak project with danny vaughn ,al pitrelli ,mark mangold ,chuck bonfante ,......only big names but the result is a pity of blues rock without not any interest.save your money for others cd s than this poor realise.

CD: Ted Poley - Modern Art
From: edukiki Date: July 17, 2018 at 5:22
of the worst i´ve Heard in years

CD: Ted Poley - Modern Art
From: edukiki Date: July 17, 2018 at 5:21
vaya guarreria de álbum , infumable

CD: Saxon - Thunderbolt
From: hair metal again Date: July 16, 2018 at 11:28
very good heavy metal music once again for SAXON ,a band that always delivered in studio and on stage!monsterous riffs,Biff s vocals always thrilling and the songs pretty good but nothing blowminding!i d prefer that they put 2 or 3 more hard rockin tunes ,but i cant complain as the quality is very high!"thunderbolt",'sniper" ,"speed merchants " & "the roadies song" are the highlights

CD: Dare - Out of the Silence II
From: MysticHealer Date: July 13, 2018 at 11:49
Never quite got the hype with the original to be honest. Of course it was good but see so many people giving it a maximum score it's always surprised me. Good songs (most of them) but never really made me jump out my seat by any means. This reworking is again ok, but it's of course a far thinner sound, a little more raw if you like. Is it better? Nope, reworkings NEVER are, but it's a fairly pleasant listen just like the original.

CD: Scorpions - Return To Forever
From: hair metal again Date: July 13, 2018 at 9:26
superb release for the SCORPIONS and imho this is their best after Crazy World considering their age and the nowadays music environment!excellent production , fine songwriting with songs of the biggest variety and great musicianship is offered and overall didnt expect that one to be so good!"going out with a bang","we built this house",'eye of the storm","hard rockin the place" are excellent songs ,but also the rest are remarkable!essential

CD: St. Thomas - Electric City
From: Japangea Date: July 13, 2018 at 5:34
Man,anything Grungy does not go this way.

CD: Dare - Out of the Silence II
From: edukiki Date: July 12, 2018 at 16:40
I only like some songs of the original version, but this version don`t like anything

CD: Tornado Babies - Eat This
From: hair metal again Date: July 12, 2018 at 9:12
excellent release for TORNADO BABIES back in 91 with a clear sleazy hard rockin sound that i so much love!if you like bands like GNR,TATTOED LOVE BOYS,DIRTY LOOKS then this one is for you!all the songs are fine and i d like to catch these guys live,i believe they d put on a great show!recommended

CD: Vixen - Live and Learn
From: CC Date: July 11, 2018 at 14:45
12 years after my original review, and probably the first time I have listened to it again since then, I decided to spin this again to see if I was a little unfair on it, but no, it is still a turd of an album. Sad to think that this is the last piece of work on Jan's resume does her memory no justice.

CD: Dare - Out of the Silence II
From: Pee Dee Date: July 10, 2018 at 17:09
I'm privileged to be the first to review this. 'Out of the Silence' by Dare is my all-time favorite album. The new version doesn't have that slightly distanced stadium echo effect that the original had. What we get in its place are the secrets revealed from beneath the sounds of the original. You can clearly hear the multiple layers that make up the harmonies, where in the original, it all merged into the classic 'wall of sound'. Do I prefer it to the original? No. Is is as good? Possibly, but in a slightly different way. I don't get the claim that it's a harder-edged version. To my ears, the tempo of either version is identical. It's still ten, astonishing AOR tracks of the highest caliber, and it's back where it belongs - with the band!

CD: Lou Gramm - Long Hard Look
From: edwithmj Date: July 9, 2018 at 9:10
A great commercial side to Lou Gramm and it works really well. The opener has great vocals, lyrics and guitars with a super catchy chorus that sticks in my mind. The second one is decent semi-ballad. Broken Dreams is another winner that showcases Gramm's vocal prowess. I'll Come Running has a great riff and again, super vocals as does Hangin' On My Hip. Of the rest, Day One is a decent melodic track and When It's Over is a super ballad with Gramm's passionate vocals. Lovely stuff.

CD: Great White - Twice Shy
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: July 8, 2018 at 0:15
Also, I'm sure "Wasted Rock Ranger" was supposed to be a joke, but I wonder if it's one the band might like to have back, inn light of everything that's happened in the intervening years.

CD: Great White - Twice Shy
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: July 8, 2018 at 0:13
... feel. Really not a lot of major-key melodies on here at all, and for some reason, this stands out to me.

CD: Great White - Twice Shy
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: July 8, 2018 at 0:12
I always thought the sequethe sequencing of this album was a little odd, in that the first single is the last song (not counting the bonus tracks--I mean the original nine-song version). So, at least in theory, you were supposed to wade through eight mostly slow- to mid-paced tracks, including three ballads (yeah, I know one is technically a slow blues) to get to the song you wanted to hear and probably bought the damn thing for in the first place. Of course, when I first got the cassette, I just rewoud ffrom the end of side 2, but still. My point is, who makes their first single the last track on the record? For the actual songs? I know most of us dumb rawkers didn't really think about it back then--we just gobbled up everything that was sold to us as hard rock--but Twice Shy is really a different animal than the other platinum-selling hard-rock albums of the time. The slower pace, the bluesiness, and not having the gain cranked all the way at all times really lends the album a dark f

CD: Praying Mantis - Time Tells No Lies
From: CHESSBOARDER Date: July 7, 2018 at 16:46
I can't believe, how to compare this Album with Iron Maidens Music? So much harmonies in every single song. Dunno, I love it, my rating is 100!

CD: Nitrate - Real World
From: 123charpenay Date: July 5, 2018 at 12:49
the samples smells very good i ll order this cd.

CD: Richie Kotzen - Salting Earth
From: hair metal again Date: July 5, 2018 at 6:58
very good release for RICHIE KOTZEN once again and this time he gets into a more 70 s vibe especially in the production and the way he performs!overall this is a mellow one with some fillers maybe ,but of course with 2 sensational songs "my rock" and " this is life"!a great talented musician and always good hearing from him

CD: Nitrate - Real World
From: the rocker Date: July 4, 2018 at 14:22
Looking forward to this!

CD: Richie Kotzen - Cannibals
From: hair metal again Date: July 3, 2018 at 5:42
first comment,3 years later?no hard rocker seems to listen too RICHIE KOTZEN anymore?well i bought this one and it is pretty good with Richie still exploring the classic rock,funk and soul territory and trying to be more a songwriter &singer than a guitar specialist!as usual the quality is of the highest level and you can find 3 sensational songs"in an instant","come on free",'"up (you turn me)" and 1 or 2 fillers!recommended as usual

CD: W.E.T. - Earthrage
From: Doug Date: July 2, 2018 at 12:25
My least favorite of their albums, but still a big fan. IMO, I feel like JSS and Erik might be spreading themselves a bit thin with all their projects; only so many songs to choose from, etc.

CD: Sahara Rain - Livin In A World Gone
From: Japangea Date: July 1, 2018 at 3:11
They were from the states. Yes. They are like Harem Scarem. NO! You must forget about Extreme!

CD: Fury - Fury
From: hair metal again Date: June 30, 2018 at 7:30
sensational hair metal release by Canadians FURY that unforunately was released almost a decade later!fantastic vocals,howling guitars and many hooks all over are offered here and i believe that this is one of the best indies around!i can hear some ROX DIAMOND,FLAME,SHARK ISLAND wow,this one blew me away!essential

CD: BlackBoard Jungle - I Like It Alot
From: Gidd Bigo Date: June 30, 2018 at 3:33
I love the song "An Old Friend." It's the sort of track I'd never have found without sites like these, and I could listen to it over and over again.

CD: Love Razer - Border City Rebels
From: Gidd Bigo Date: June 30, 2018 at 3:06
A real throwback to late '80s sleazy hard rock. This one starts out strong with "Outlaw" and stays at a high level throughout. With only eight songs, there's no room for filler. Even the ballad (obligatory back in the day) has some surprises once it reaches the chorus. Strong vocals and catchy riffs. I've seen reviews comparing this one to early GNR and L.A. Guns, and while I hear more Skid Row than anything else, those comparisons aren't off base. An outstanding debut and definitely a band to keep an eye (and ear) on.

CD: Child's Play - Rat Race
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 28, 2018 at 21:10
Also in the morgue of the Sun, circa September of '91, somebody from Kix (Donnie, if I recall), blithely explaining how Kix would survive any rock 'n' roll recession (worries already starting to percolate). Because by God Kix were a different kind of band, they were a bar band and always would be, and in the bars was where they belonged and would thrive. Or something like that.

CD: Black Stone Cherry - Folklore And Superstitions
From: Doug Date: June 28, 2018 at 11:53
Was listening to this the other day. I dig "Blind Man" and "Please Come In."

CD: Child's Play - Rat Race
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 28, 2018 at 8:10
Interesting trivia: while wandering around online, I found some articles in the Entertainment section of the Baltimmore Sun from around Christmas of 1990. It seems Brian Jack and the band were on the outs, and their string of holiday shows were in serious jeopardy, because he'd disappeared on them. Seems he was having problems with his longtime girlfriend, and had gone to North Carolina with her and her family for Christmas to work things out. She was a former Miss Maryland named Rowanne Brewer who had, just recently, been fucking--wait for it--Donald Trump. (Years later, she married and divorced Jani Lane.) He got back with the band, managed to salvage the New Year's week shows, but left ffor good sometime in the summer of '91.

CD: Danger Danger - Screw It!
From: hair metal again Date: June 27, 2018 at 4:36
sensational hair metal release by DANGER DANGER and a clear masterpiece by every aspect!no fillers ,this one offers every kinda song of the genre i love and of course i was blessed to buy it when it was released and enjoy it much back in the day

From: MetalllianStallion Date: June 27, 2018 at 2:55
TNT has had some moderate success selling 5+ million albums. Tony Harnell was in/out of TNT between 2013 and 2017, Harnell was part of the "30th Anniversary 1982-2012 - Live In Concert'CD/DVD which showcased all 3 singers if you include 'The Dag' from their (1982) debut. Then in (2015) he was in Skid Row for about 6 months which seems like it would not be a fit. Not sure if it's the commute to Eastern Europe from the States to stay in the band or other reasons he had to leave the group(again).Tony #2 (Mills) I thought was never a fit for the band. Now enter the TRIPLE B era, a Spaniard singer with pretty good range, but Harnell's shoes are not easily filled. Lucky 13 'XIII' is more of a AORish album that is diverse with hits and misses, that puts a lot of focus on melodies. The opening track is catchy/poppy "Were Gonna Make It". A DEF LEP Hysteria telegraph track "Get Ready For Some Hard Rock'. Depending on your expectations and history with the band this could be a grower or a hater.

CD: Odyssey Desperado - Don't Miss The Sunset
From: MetalllianStallion Date: June 27, 2018 at 0:56
For all you Desperado's who where fans of 'The Defiants' with Paul Laine this should be up your alley. You can hear Laine's vox on display on backing vocals here. Speaking of vocals the lead singer is good but his Greek accent comes through in places, and the band goes a little keyboard crazy on some tracks. Overall it's a pleasant listen,a little cheesy/generic in places (see album cover) but there are some catchy tracks (first half) with potential to grow.

CD: Hot Boy - Barely Legal
From: MetalllianStallion Date: June 27, 2018 at 0:32
@ The real "Scream" ®TM. I'm guessing you"re the singer of the band using the same handle? I did a search using the band/album title and got 3,000 gay porn search results. I didn't see any reissues of this EP, so with the rarity factor this is a tough one to find, even a active mp3 file let alone the CD. If you have a rip please feel free to share a link. thx

CD: Jefferson Starship - Winds of Change
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 26, 2018 at 21:00
A very cool album with really good songs in it...tracks # 2,3,4 & 6 are the ones in my book of music.85/100 :-)

CD: Backbone Slide - Backbone Slide
From: hair metal again Date: June 26, 2018 at 5:26
totally agree with juan carlos in this one and i d say that its under rated and more fans should get into it ,as it s a very good indie of the European 90 s hard rock scene !"that s what dreams are for","the only one" and "ya do ya" are the highlights of a band that is somewhere between VICTORY and GOTTHARD

CD: Trooper - Knock 'em Dead Kid
From: Rockhead Date: June 25, 2018 at 16:35
Worth owning for the title track that was a staple of various compilation albums back in the day including Killer Watts. To be fair the rest of the album does not live up to the title track, but is quite pleasant.

CD: Diamante - Coming in Hot
From: CC Date: June 22, 2018 at 5:25
Seriously love this album. Only discovered her a few months ago, just in time for the album announcement. She has been toiling away through the years releasing songs here and there of varying styles, but finally hit on a style that really fits in recent years, and this is the pay off. The most obvious comparison is Halestorm, with its slightly varied styles that mix old school 80s hair metal and more modern sounding rock. It was initially released digitally in two stages to platforms such as Spotify, then an all in one release digitally and physically. The obvious highlights are the initial singles, Coming in hot & Had enough, with other songs released around the same time such as Haunted and Sleepwalking. Add in later single, Sorry and the cover of Hearts Crazy on you, and it makes it an easy album to get into if you have heard all these songs before. Sound of us & Fight like a girl were also highlights for me. My only complaint is Bite your kiss should have made the cut.

CD: Still Rain - Still Rain
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 21, 2018 at 22:32
Just goes to show ya. While some people like to view their musicians as metal warriors who should never sell out to trends and should fly the flag of "true" metal or "reall" rawk (whatever that fan's own highly subjective definition may be) ... most of these guys just wanna get paid to play music, period. And if it means disbanding a group that's going nowhere in 1994 and chugging out drop-tuned rhythms in Sevendust or Stereomud, then that's what they'll do, because by golly it still beats getting a real job. In the nu-metal/early postgrunge days, the woods were thick with guys from marginal hair/sleaze/glam/pop-metal bands, sporting trendy new haircuts and seven-string guitars. The aforementioned two bands in Still Rain's case, plus countless others.

CD: The Grip - Be Yourself
From: CC Date: June 21, 2018 at 17:35
I remember the band, but never once heard them. Sadly, the reason behind both of these facts is due to the fact they became somewhat of a joke in certain areas of the music press (Kerrang). As mentioned above, they were initially touted as the next big thing, then when they failed to take off, they kinda became a laughing stock. Certain writers at the aforementioned rag would often take pops at them and to this uninitiated music fan, it kinda made me not even bother seeking them out. Now in this age of youtube etc, I can seek them out and judge them for myself.

CD: Ghost - Prequelle
From: snoopburbs7 Date: June 21, 2018 at 14:31
Outstanding album-- The Ghost of the past did nothing for me but this newest gem is amazing. Every song has me singing along. Even the instrumentals get me tapping my feet (Saxophone solo is great). Go in with an open mind and you will not be disappointed. Cant wait for a visit from the Ghost of the future.

CD: Whitecross and Guardian - Revival
From: MetalllianStallion Date: June 21, 2018 at 0:52
This is a basic cover/jam EP which leaves you wanting a real Rex/Rowe collaboration of new material. I like the spiced up version of "Enough Is Enough" with Rowe's vocal stamp better than the Whitecross original. 2 Guardian tracks and 3 from Whitecross. With 2 Spanish tracks, I assume Guardian must have a big Latin America following as they have released an all Spanish album before. After the disappointing last Guardian release maybe we will see something in the future from members of both bands in a project toether.

CD: Guardian - Almost Home
From: MetalllianStallion Date: June 21, 2018 at 0:24
(con't) When a band has 2-3 interludes in a album you know to expect maximum FILLER/NO KILLER tracks in the writing department. There's a phone message from the 80's producer KI$$ of Death Gene $immons during Jamie Rowe's 'London Calling' days which is worth a chuckle telling Jamie he's too old to make it. There's a trumpet-based Mariachi-sounding piece with the only saving grace on the album being a few decent ballads. To put it bluntly "Almost Home" lacks the balls, hooks, riffs,harmonies and the straight forward gospel message of 'Fire and Love' or 'Miracle Mile'. Anyone who has followed this band already know the lion's share of Guardian fans LOVE their early hard rock/blues-based releases, over the latter descent into modern rock territory. This album a complete disappointment to my ears as I was expecting so much more.

CD: Guardian - Almost Home
From: MetalllianStallion Date: June 21, 2018 at 0:08
Why get the original vintage line up together coming off a 17 year hiatus to put out a album that sounds like where they left off with the underwhelming alt-rock "Bottle Rocket (1997)" ? Why not give the fans what they want after waiting almost 2 decades? Think 'Fire and Love' (1990) meets (2014)and if needed recruit some quality outside song writers and producers (John & Dino Elefante, Vic Rivera). I know that Jamie Rowe still has the vox goods as AdrianGale "Sucker Punch (2013)" IMO was the bands best and most consistent release. Great production, vocals,riffs, and catchy songs.(give credit to Vic Rivera)."Almost Home" lost me right out of the gates with the static back round noise intro for 30 seconds which sounds like a trucker talking on a CB and the slide (gone country) guitar intro. "Boom She Said," is a dissonant fuzz-toned disaster with modern rock/country textures and didn't grab me in the least, as it's light years away from the band's early sound.

CD: Heart - Brigade
From: petermexico13 Date: June 20, 2018 at 16:55
Otro de mis favoritos incluso del año 1990, lo disfruté mucho en mi auto junto al primero de Bad English, Still Got the bLues de Gary Moore y el primero de Alannah Myles! Es uno de esos grandes discos que se disfrutan completos de principio a fin, canciones de diferentes compositores, pero muy bien unidas en un álbum que sirvió para despedir la época de oro de una de las bandas más grandes que ha dado el Rock con mujeres al frente. Indispensable

CD: Heart - Heart
From: petermexico13 Date: June 20, 2018 at 16:42
AOR perfection! Sin duda su disco más importante y el más completo junto al Brigade de 1990, concuerdo con muchos en que la producción dejó este disco sin punch, pero en general se hizo un gran trabajo, una curiosidad es que mi vinilo tiene un solo idéntico al de Frankie Sullivan de High on You en la canción Nothin´at All, y el cd tiene otro completamente distinto. Supongo que tendrá que ver algo con el productor, pero por qué la diferencia? Infaltable si amas la música de los 80s. Aun cuando These Dreams y un par más se hayan escuchado hasta el hartazgo sigo disfrutando el disco completo!!

CD: Heart - Passion Works
From: petermexico13 Date: June 20, 2018 at 16:33
Uno de mis favoritos de las Hermanas Wilson y compañía, por supuesto que How Can I Refuse es la joya del disco, y una de las mejores de toda su discografía, Allies es otro gran tema compuesto por Jonathan Cain de Journey, inconfundible ese sonido de batería eléctrica!!, en general el álbum que me hizo conocerlas y por eso de mis favoritas, grandes temas también, Sleep Alone, Love Mistake, Language of Love, Heavy Heart, etc. Un disco muy disfrutable de un grupo a punto de romper las listas de popularidad 2 años más tarde.

CD: Lipz - Scaryman
From: metalmaniac777 Date: June 20, 2018 at 14:57
If you're into glam/hair-metal that sounds similar to "Berzerk"-era Tigertailz, then this CD will be more pleasing than having a Swedish supermodel leave a lipstick ring around the barrel of your love-gun. The song quality doesn't go full roller coaster in terms of ups and downs, but there are definitely some dips here and there. That said, when the band fires on all cylinders, they are scary-good. So if you are pleased by pop-metal hooks, salivate over sing-along choruses, and get off on "Whoa-oh!" gang vocals, then man, this is gonna hit you right in the rock 'n' roll sweet spot and leave you begging for more.

CD: Richie Kotzen - Acoustic Cuts
From: hair metal again Date: June 20, 2018 at 8:22
superb acoustic album for RICHIE KOTZEN and i really wonder how many can deliver like this as individuals!"what is","where did our love go","don t wanna lie"and "let s say goodbye" are the finest versions PS i suggest to Dave Ling to try once again to listen to the mighty POISON now that years have passed

CD: Bootcamp - Final Drill
From: hair metal again Date: June 19, 2018 at 5:28
very good collection of songs of the band BOOTCAMP that captures the spirit of the early 80 s Aor scene ,without being something blowminding!maybe with a better singer ,things could be better ,as there is a certain quality and some good ideas &songs!"shoot the moon","fire in the hole","this time" are the highlights of this recommended Retrospect Records release

CD: Stryper - God Damn Evil
From: metalmaniac777 Date: June 16, 2018 at 17:30
Like a stripper at Sunday school, this album title from "the holy bumblebees" really rubbed some people the wrong way, but hey, I'm just here for the music. And musically, this mirrors most of Stryper's recent output, meaning there are good songs ("Sorry") mixed with some godawful ones ("Sea of Thieves"). Seriously, this album is just begging to be cherry-picked on iTunes. Sonically it sounds pretty damn good, with beefy production that doesn't sacrifice the clean melodies the band trademarks in and allows Mike Sweet to wail away with that voice of his. Basically, it's Stryper doing what Stryper does--including pseudo-swearing album title--and there's really nothing more that needs to be said.

CD: Purple Raven - Crazy Train
From: angel50 Date: June 16, 2018 at 3:57
well it took me almost 10 years of finding this well i found a copy of this threw a friend and to be honest i am very disapointed in it i was expecting it to be outstanding but it wasnt i can not understand why this is on so many wanted list cheers

CD: Axel Rudi Pell - Wild Obsession
From: hair metal again Date: June 16, 2018 at 0:27
superb debut for AXEL RUDI PELL and of course his best effort !explosive guitar driven hard rock with big choruses,howling solos,much energy and nice hooks!Charlie as always delivering the goods and overall an essential release

CD: Hot Boy - Barely Legal
From: Scream Date: June 15, 2018 at 12:42
FYI: The previous "Scream" and comments from 2004 was not me. It was a friend who thought he was being clever creating that account and then commenting. I asked him to stop. Dan helped me set up this new Scream account, Thanks Dan! I meant to drop in sooner. Damn, time flies by. Here is the "Official" video to Young, Wild And Free if anyone is interested. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrZZGPeEGIk Cheers to all. Scream

CD: FM - Aphrodesiac
From: 123charpenay Date: June 14, 2018 at 13:30
i can add that this jewel have a delicious southern influence.

CD: Ghost - Prequelle
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 13, 2018 at 13:47
The fact is, we live in an age where new, guitar-oriented rock musicc is fairly rare in the culture at large. You look at the Billboard Hot 100: there's no hard rock (and almost no guitar-based rock of any kind) on it. Over to the Mainstream Rock charts, and it's almost all bands that are 15-20 years old. So whether we like them or not, Ghost, or Volbeat, or even the haplessly retro Greta Van Fleet, deserve credit for being successful on a macro scale as a "loud rock" band.

CD: Ghost - Prequelle
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 13, 2018 at 13:35
This is actually Ghost's fourth full-length album. Kind of a hard call between HeavyHarmonies and BrutalMetal. Musically, it's mostly '70's/early-'80's hard rock and metal going on. Blue Oyster Cult get cited often for some reason. But the overtly occult theme and corpse-painted, hooded appearance make them seem more appropriate for the other site (and also makes it hard to know how seriously to take them, along with the whole Nameless Ghoul schtick). There's not much faulting the actual music though, except when they occasionally get too overblown and melodramatic. But stuff on here like "Rats" and "Dance Macabre" are just plain good rock songs. SOomehow, I don't know if it's the gimmick or what, but Ghost have become quite popular, with several maintream radio hits. The songs are well-crafted and played, and if nothing else, it beats the hell out o whatever warmed-over postgrunge crap is on the air the rest of the time.

CD: Ghost - Prequelle
From: Rob Rocker Date: June 13, 2018 at 10:57
Quick backstory, I was aware of the band Ghost, but assumed they would have an abrasive/tuneless/nu-metal sound, I happened to hear the song "Rats" on the radio and really liked it, looked up who the artist was and was surprised it was Ghost. Prequelle is a great CD, catchy songs, melodic vocals and guitar solos, some great riffs, etc. There is a lot of orchestration the accompanies the songs, but the foundation is hard rock. I would describe their sound as a modern mix of Ozzy Osbourne and Alice Cooper.

CD: Captive Heart - Home of the Brave
From: hair metal again Date: June 13, 2018 at 8:03
sensational debut for CAPTIVE HEART and i must say that i was really impressed !divine commercial hard rock music of the early 90 s and if i had to describe them i d say that this is WALL OF SILENCE with James Christian fronting them wow!!!i m really enthusiastic cause i cant find anything missing and EVERY note of it is superb!"heartache","it s too late","over you over me","helpless" are fantastic songs and overall this is a clear masterpiece of the 90s hard rock scene

CD: Ten - Isla De Muerta
From: kinghanuk Date: June 13, 2018 at 0:33
This album is a let-down after Albion which was promising, it sounds like leftover tracks from the Albion session. The best song "The Dragon and Saint George" is good but the rest pale in comparison to that track and to their other recent albums in Stormwarning and Albion. They have been hit or miss as of late, as the songs lack power as Gary Hughes is losing range in his vocals and songs aren't heavy nor catch enough. But I will always have a soft spot for them because Name of The Rose and Spellbound are some of my favorite melodic hard rock albums ever, I hope they bounce back with stronger releases in the future.

CD: Great White - Hooked
From: CC Date: June 12, 2018 at 15:38
This for me is easily their best album. Every single song on here is fantastic, without a single filler tune. As per the standard for GW, they had a cover song, and for my money it is easily the best cover of Afterglow I have ever heard. The other ballad on this is one of their own, Loving kind, which is great as well. While yes it has a blues bent on this album, it does rock out at times and actually has more of a groove to it than straight up blues. A song like Congo Square certainly has its roots in the blues, but it has a great groove to it that stops it from being a plodding snorefest like so many blues bands churn out. For me, this was the last truly great album as the follow ups to this just did not do it for me.

CD: REO Speedwagon - Life as We Know It
From: hair metal again Date: June 11, 2018 at 10:59
pretty good release for REO SPEEDWAGON back in 87 with their radio friendly approach always on the front of things !the musicianship is very good as expected and songwriting just ok with "that aint love" being the highlight!i must also add that i really like Gary s way &sound in this particular one!good stuff

CD: Riot - Armor of Light
From: aTomiK Date: June 9, 2018 at 4:11
Riot continues to shine on with another fantastic album! Not a single comment or rating yet? What a joke! Stick to your guns and get this cracking cd fellas!

CD: Toyz - House Of Cards
From: 123charpenay Date: June 8, 2018 at 8:46
listen "big ice cream" on you tube.yes hair metal the singer is bad.it s a slaughter.it s not a surprise for me.how escape music can sign a band with a so poor "singer"?Same reflexion for immaculate mary.if i was the boss of a record team i don t put one cent on these bands.

CD: Toyz - House Of Cards
From: 123charpenay Date: June 8, 2018 at 8:37
hi hair metal my friend.you have to know that in the frenchies hard rock bands the singer is always very bad ,a nightmare.it s regretable but it s like this.trust me you know that i m french so i m sure.i don t know this record but i m sure you are right.

CD: Michael Bolton - Michael Bolton
From: 123charpenay Date: June 8, 2018 at 8:32
i can add that the riff of track 7 "back in my arms again" is the same than "the bitch is back" from elton john.

CD: Toyz - House Of Cards
From: hair metal again Date: June 8, 2018 at 3:15
very average release for TOYZ from France and it seems that these guys dont know how to rock ,but they only enjoy to play together!Especially the keyboard player and the singer are quite bad !No real hooks or interesting ideas and only the guitar solos are remarkable!the worst Escape release and pretty average

CD: Immaculate Mary - Through the Eyes of Youth
From: 123charpenay Date: June 7, 2018 at 13:37
hum i hate the voice of the "singer".he don t sing,he scream.his voice is unbearable.after three songs i need some aspirin.

CD: Michael Bolton - Michael Bolton
From: 123charpenay Date: June 7, 2018 at 13:30
i ve discover this cd only now.shame on me.thanx to hair metal for his comment ,he have given me the desire to find this cd.receive it today from england.i m not disapointed .this cd smell good the start of the eighties with influence of van stephenson and aldo nova."fools game" and "carrie" are some hits ,two killer songs.the rest is very very great except track 9 (the ballad).very average.the sound is perfect the production absoluty excellent.ok this record is not at the same exceptionnal level of"every body s crazy"(a real masterpiece).maybe the best record of the start of the eighties with the bon jovi s debut album.

CD: Immaculate Mary - Through the Eyes of Youth
From: hair metal again Date: June 6, 2018 at 8:43
excellent american metal by IMMACULATE MARY back in 89 with the guitar work stealing the show ,both in riffs&leads!Man this guy he can play really good and after a few spins i assure you that you ll get into the energy and the groove of that band!"give it all you got","once bitten" and "so close" are the highlights of this little indie!recommended

CD: Michael Zee - Five Seven, Maybe Five Eight
From: hair metal again Date: June 5, 2018 at 8:06
ok collection of songs for MICHAEL ZEE all of them written in the mid 80 s and of course capturing the spirit of that era with catchy uplifting songs made for the radio !i believe that the result could be better if the musicianship was of a highest level and the guitars were more present!"i ll be waiting",'i mno loser" and "baby it s right" are the highlights !good stuff

CD: Stryper - God Damn Evil
From: Doug Date: June 4, 2018 at 16:31
Back to the music, already!

CD: TNT - Transistor
From: hair metal again Date: June 4, 2018 at 5:00
totally agree with Geoff here,this is an excellent release from an excellent band!Bought it just when it was out and my first impression was very positive ,as it started from where Firefly(maybe my fav along with Intuition) stopped!Once again amazing work by Tony &Ronnie.along with great songwriting !"mousetrap","because i love you",'into pieces" ,"the whole you re inn" are great songs indeed!highly recommended

CD: Stryper - God Damn Evil
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 3, 2018 at 14:30
That's right. I stereotyped you. How'd you like it? Talk about winding somebody up. By the way, you brought up Trump, not me.

CD: Roko - Roko
From: hair metal again Date: June 3, 2018 at 6:44
very good debut for ROKO in the early 90 s ,with a perfect commercial hard rock sound &production and many good songs without being great though!the musicianship is excellent ,but i cant find any really big songs that could make impact!"on my way","take it easy","burnin hearts" are the highlights and i d say that this one wont dispoint anyone!

CD: Stryper - God Damn Evil
From: MetalllianStallion Date: June 3, 2018 at 2:06
@BDrums1971 -There are allot of assumptions based on you just mentioning Alex Jones and jews. First are you a Christian, a Stryper fan and are you a pure White privileged male? Funny most evangelical Christians refuse to criticize Israel, but Deputy Dog-house isn't easily thrown off the Aryan scent of Christian racism(it's everywhere). Did he have recent Starbucks racial sensitivity training? I think you are spot-on with your assessment of Alex Jones. Some would even say he's a Zionist shill aka disinformation agent. When Hilary mentioned him by name in the 2016 election he has become of the face in the media for all things deemed "CONSPIRACY" related. Jones has turned more mainstream and become a Trump can do no wrong lapdog in recent years. But this is the same guy who sneaked into Bohemian Grove showing how the elites idea of a good time is the 'Cremation of Care' sacrifice on video. There's a interesting debate you can find online of him and David Duke from a couple years ago.

CD: Stryper - God Damn Evil
From: MetalllianStallion Date: June 3, 2018 at 2:01
Finishing off on a Stryper note. R. Perryman (Ex-Firehouse), posted he was a Christian, so there was no need for Sweet to call Bob Larson for a exorcism before joining team Bumble bee. That got me thinking I wondered if one of Doghouse's favorite MHR band's where Christians? I pulled up a interview with CJ Snare and here's his answer "Q: Ok… if you could spend an hour with anybody, living or dead, who would it be and why? A: CJ Snare " Oh my God! I’d have to say Jesus Christ so I know I truly believe! to spend an hour with him would be pretty cool!" Please don't run screaming after reading this and throw all your Firehouse CD's in a BrutalMetal "HAIL SATAN" 'REACH FOR THE SKY' FIRE to appease to your dark Luciferian band lords. Based on your race bait response skills, if only you spent as much time studying/reading REAL history as you do investigating the personal lives of your favorite legion of death,doom, bands. Man cannot live by weed, Junior college, and hacky sack alone.

CD: Stryper - God Damn Evil
From: MetalllianStallion Date: June 3, 2018 at 0:57
our Govt. crimes against the people? Criminals are of all races. If I criticize an Italian guy because he is in the "mafia" does that make it racist? It would be unfair to say "all jews" in any sentence just like any other race. In fact DNA evidence shows that Ashkenazi jews, who are 90% of all jews on earth, DNA comes from Khazar(Eastern Europe), not ancient Israel. Just as my compound work-out buddy pointed out there are very powerful jews in banking and other positions in the world. The Rothschild family being one of the biggest. Then there's George Soros (Marxist), who isn't the Devil, he just works for him. Speaking of Nazi, Soros said in a 60 minutes interview, when as a teenager he was a Nazi sympathizer and called rounding up his fellow jews in the camps, " The best time of my life". It's a vast subject, but as I said before if you want to have a actual respectful debate then do the research on your position and we can take it to the boards to separate FACT from fiction.

CD: Stryper - God Damn Evil
From: MetalllianStallion Date: June 3, 2018 at 0:53
Christians continue to be the most persecuted group across the globe. The Center for Studies on New Religions, determined that 90,000 Christians were killed for their beliefs worldwide last year. This doesn't include of course all the millions of souls caught in the crossfire from wars that the US & Israel is starting all over the middle east and the world. Liberal use to stand for liberty (libertarians), now it's evolved into a leftist "progressive" cult which preaches "tolerance" as long as you believe what they do. I guess you have never heard of "Christian Zionists" as there are millions of them with fanatical support of Israel. In fact you might have something in common with these folks, the elimination of free speech. The South Carolina Senate just passed a Landmark bill restricting ALL criticism of Israel based on antisemitism. In fact there are people who have been put in jail in Canada and Europe just for that "thought/speech crimes. Is Edward Snowden a crackpot for exposing

CD: Stryper - God Damn Evil
From: MetalllianStallion Date: June 3, 2018 at 0:42
Doghouse,I hereby decree you the Mr. Maddow (MSNBC) of HH, aka Mainstream Media Mini-Me (M-4). Wind him up and listen to him squawk.. "racist" "neo nazi" "Hitler" "antisemitic" "crackpot" "kook" "white supremacist". Does this make me the 'TRUMP' of HH as that's all the media has been regurgitating for the last 2 years. The only resemblance to facts instead of your social justice warrior character assassination technique is mentioning "unsourced" (cited sources) which of course you give none. Reality check quiz, who are the biggest murderers in the last century and who is the most persecuted group today? That would be "Communists" with their official belief system of the state being the same as yours "ATHEISM". which has murdered over 100 million souls in Russian,Ukraine, and China, many of them Christians. Check the source of Encyclopedia of Wars by Charles Phillips. Documentation of all "wars" in the recorded history of the world attributed to religion being the cause are at 3%.

CD: Great White - Once Bitten
From: Mindcrime Date: June 2, 2018 at 4:28
Listening to the European vinyl version of this now, with a totally different running and song order, but it still sounds so fresh and inspired. Took a long while to like this band, but this is a great starter!

CD: Chyroc - Squaring the Circle
From: brokenmirror Date: June 1, 2018 at 17:30
To be honest I don`t believe that these guys from Hannover, Germany, will stand up again after the collective ignorance of their pretty debut album back in 2010. But now they finished with "Squaring the circle" their follow-up release. This is packed with catchy Melodic Hardrock, some awesome ballads and a great instinct for 80`s influenced melodies. If you call this genre your home this one deserves your attention.

CD: Lordi - Sexorcism
From: aTomiK Date: May 31, 2018 at 11:47
Hell yeah it´s another Lordi masterpiece! (sorry guys, it´s that short and simple)

CD: Scorpions - Unbreakable
From: hair metal again Date: May 31, 2018 at 8:45
another great one for the SCORPIONS us usual with a big massive hard rock sound,big choruses and guitars the way they do for 4 decades now!all the songs are remarkable and will satisfy the fans for a band that is faithful to its sound!"can you feel it","someday is now","deep and dark" ,"this time" are the highlights !good stuff


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