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CD: Roxanne - Roxanne
From: hair metal again Date: July 24, 2017 at 9:00
sensational hair metal release for ROXANNE back in 88 with a monsterous sound,excellent musicianship and many great songs !their sound is somewhere between TESLA,TORA TORA and FLAME and it s really strange how they didnt make an impact!all the songs are of the highest level and as a whole this one is very solid and will satisfy every hard rocker around!a must have

CD: Stephen Pearcy - Smash
From: Metal T Date: July 24, 2017 at 0:35
Impressive...easily the best solo release he's ever put out.The riffs and songs are solid on this thing.Gotta say the dude straight up kicks ass behind the mic on these tunes.'Ten Miles Wide'..'Rain'..'Want Too Much' & 'Passion Infinity' all rip! Well done SP.

CD: Slade - Slayed
From: 123charpenay Date: July 22, 2017 at 17:21
the first hard rock record i ve buying in my life.i was 12.they gave me the love of melodic rock.thanx to slade.

CD: Art Nation - Revolution
From: 123charpenay Date: July 22, 2017 at 16:52
hello rocker track 13 is"live it all behind" an excellent new song in the vein of heat.track 14 15 16 are demo version of don t wait for salvation all in number one.these versions are very interesting cause the sound is decent and these old versions are different than the final result .greetings from france.

CD: Streetheart - Meanwhile Back in Paris
From: masmusic Date: July 22, 2017 at 14:27
RIP Kenny Shields! Passed away from heart failure on July 21/17

CD: Slade - The Amazing Kamikaze Syndrome
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 22, 2017 at 12:44
Great album indeed!!!...rocking and catchy all the way ..."Run Runaway" is the best cut in here for sure and the reason why i bought this release back then ,"Cheap 'N' Nasty Luv" is also a killer..."the nice ones #5 & 8 are another fine moments too...enjoyable stuff...82/100

CD: Robert Plant - Pictures At Eleven
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 22, 2017 at 12:40
Cool debut by the voice of Zep!!!...my fave cuts are "Pledge Pin" & "Mystery Title" but the nice ones #2,6 & 7 are also appealing to me .80/100

CD: Art Nation - Revolution
From: the rocker Date: July 21, 2017 at 22:01
What are the song titles for the bonus songs?

CD: Lost City - Scratch-N-Sniff
From: hair metal again Date: July 21, 2017 at 7:52
LOST CITY s recordings from back in 91 through Retrospect records and this is a band who tried to get on the hair metal train ,but didnt hit the spot !Their sound is def guitar driven and imagine if LA GUNS were listening to heavy metal without their talent!LOST CITY seems a bit confused with what they want to do ,even hough there is some potential ,especially in guitars!'crazy over you " is the best song of this little indie!not bad ,just nothing remarkable

CD: Art Nation - Revolution
From: 123charpenay Date: July 21, 2017 at 7:28
i recommand very strongly the japan reissue of this exceptional record cause there is four excellent are very interesting bonus tracks.

CD: Scorpions - Return To Forever
From: 123charpenay Date: July 21, 2017 at 7:26
wednesday evening i was in genova for the festival "guitares en scène".scorpions offer us a fantastic show.a concert of scorpions is more than a concert it s a show.many videos of this fantastic night are available on you tube.scorpions stay the best rock band of the world.

CD: Ten - Gothica
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 20, 2017 at 16:21
AORish Celtic Rock album!!!...this act is becoming legendary and Gary Hughes still kicks a** ...tracks 5,6,8,9 & 10(nice one) are my faves...recommended stuff...85/100

CD: Rock Alliance - Rock Alliance
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 20, 2017 at 16:03
A really cool album!!! if you are into the likes,as for example,Backyard Babies then R.A. is gonna be in your playlist quite often...tracks 3,5 & 8 are the ones for me but to be honest the whole album is well worth it.70/100

CD: Queen - Greatest Hits [UK]
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 20, 2017 at 15:49
First official greatest hits of the band commanded by Mercury ...yep you have some of the most relevant songs recorded by the band back then.My faves are 1(classic!),7,8,10,12,13,15 & 17...enjoyable stuff...92/100

CD: KISS - Gene Simmons
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 20, 2017 at 15:45
Some acceptable cuts but in the end a kinda weak album ...tracks 1,4,6,7 & 10 are ok for me but nothin' else.55/100

CD: Love/Hate - Lets Rumble
From: hair metal again Date: July 20, 2017 at 3:13
3rd masterpiece in a row for the legendary LOVE HATE ,a band that was somehow a pioneer ,as noone did it like them and manage to be on the mainstream and the underground at the same time!excellent musicianship ,songwriting,unique lyrics ,lots of attitude & groove and as always a sensational performance by Jizzy!as you can see i m a die hard fan and i feel blessed i manage to see them live once in my life !

CD: Femme Fatale - Femme Fatale
From: hair metal again Date: July 19, 2017 at 4:28
excellent hair metal debut for FEMME FATALE with big songs ,choruses,guitars,hair and everything we love in that movement!this is very good and will satisfy all fans ,but if i try to find something weak i d say that the production should be stronger and overall Lorraine should be less in the front and just be presented like a member of the band ,for example like SARAYA did!a must have of course

CD: U.F.O. - Strangers in the Night
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 17, 2017 at 18:52
One of my favorite bands in here!!! ...strong live album with some of the band's classic stuff included...tracks 4,5,6,8,9,10 & 13 are the ones that go into my book of music...good stuff!...85/100

CD: Ted Nugent - State of Shock
From: Doug Date: July 17, 2017 at 14:10
Listening to this one today, takes me back to high school (showing my age), solid album. Surprisingly, "Alone" is my favorite tune. While I am (and still) a big Derek St. Holmes fan, Charlie Huhn was a great replacement at the time. Saw the Nuge in concert with Charlie and it was a high energy, fun show.

CD: Bugzy - Plan B
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: July 17, 2017 at 10:49
I dimly recall a band called Bugzy (same spelling) out of South Jersey having a very minor radio hit called "Pizza" during my senior year of high school. This would have been early '98. It was very "modern-rock" sounding, detailing the singer "sitting 'round in my bikini briefs," watching nothing on TV, and telling his ex-girlfriend "If you ever come back, could you bring some pizza?" They had a second single that was much more in classic hard-rock territory, a ballad called "Father Time." I didn't think either song got much beyond East Coast radio. In fact, I thought that album was on HH (I remember commenting on it), but nope, not there. Huh!

CD: Bai Bang - Attitude
From: hair metal again Date: July 17, 2017 at 10:07
very,very good release once again for BAI BANG with the valuable help of Ole Evenrude in songwriting!big ,catchy choruses,feelgood vibe,big backing vocals and some interesting hooks are offered in a release that will satisfy you for sure !"wild young and free","make my day","don t stop","rock n roll city" and "25 years of rock n roll " are the highlights

CD: Bugzy - Plan B
From: MetalllianStallion Date: July 17, 2017 at 7:59
This band IMO had the potential (in the right hands) to make a solid major label album circa mid/late 80's. Producer Tony Bongiovi led the group to record a few tracks and the band got shopped around to few major labels but never sealed the deal. The opening track "One Man" is catchy, the only problem is with 17 tracks, there is filler and the play list order of the songs could have used more punch. The second best track is way down at track #16 "Just Say Goodbye" which is in MHR territory. The problem is too many light weight AOR leaning songs in the beginning of the album so it loses it's tempo. It would have been interesting to see a Beau Hill,ect weave their magic to see what this band was capable of back in the day. Would have, could have , should have. BUGZY - One Man (OFFICIAL) - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiKEi1MTX5U

CD: Accept - Restless and Live
From: MetalllianStallion Date: July 17, 2017 at 7:37
Doghouse, let's keep this on the Dan-O Down-low. As pertaining to your previous comments to what makes the cut on HH vs B.M. this band set's a HH precedent for having their discography on both sites. Therefore all the bands I mentioned in the best of post should have a green light. I liked some of the vintage Accept albums and the David Reece MHR offering, but I have never warmed to Mark Tornill's vocals.

CD: Radiation Romeos - Radiation Romeos
From: MetalllianStallion Date: July 17, 2017 at 7:22
Parramore McCarty is back from the lead singer witness protection program, as he was on vox with the cult classic "Warrior - Fighting for the Earth (1985). McCarty's career in music started when Robbin Crosby of RATT gave him his start singing in cover bands. He was a great metal singer so I was surprised he didn't have a longer career in music. He resurfaced for one more album with guitarist Steve Stevens's solo project ATOMIC PLAYBOYS (1989) ( not on HH) - Atomic Playboys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1VacSU8kFA. Musically, Radiation Romeos moves in a melodic hard rock direction as McCarty still has the pipes, but lost some range with age. This release is sort of a disappointment as I liked a few tracks but was expecting more for his triumphant return.

CD: Arti Tisi - The Complete Unreleased Recordings
From: MetalllianStallion Date: July 17, 2017 at 6:49
Good quality bootlegs of the first disc "New York City" have been floating around online for over a decade. ARTI TISI (born Arthur Tisi Jr.) still lives in the NYC area. Rumor has it he was hard to work according to major labels so they passed on signing him. The 2 new discs are lighter AOR stuff and not really my cup of tea, but the first disc is worth is pretty good MHR

CD: Osukaru - The Labyrinth
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 16, 2017 at 11:45
Nice album!!!...very cathy songs all over being tracs 2,9 & 10 the ones for me ...tracks 3,5 & 6(good rocking one) are also appealing.80/100

CD: Helix - Long Way to Heaven
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 16, 2017 at 11:27
Good rocking album!!!...my fave ones are 3,5,6,9 & 10...this act did quite well back in the 80's ...recommended stuff...86/100

CD: Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 16, 2017 at 11:24
This is where all began for the famous "Madman" or "Prince Of Darkness" how he is called ..."I Don't Know" is my fave in here over classic cuts such as "Crazy Train","Suicide Solution" or "Mr Crowley","Goodbye To Romance" and the nice little acoustic one "Dee" are also high standard ones...enjoyable stuff for sure...80/100

CD: Dio - Intermission
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 16, 2017 at 11:18
Good live album but being the studio one "Time To Burn" my fave!!!,an AORish cut that puts the "elfo" in the charts right away ...from the live cuts i'd take 1 & 7.80/100

CD: Blue Oyster Cult - Tyranny and Mutation
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 16, 2017 at 11:15
Decent album..."7 Screaming Diz-Busters" is my fave track...some other interesting moments are # 1,3 & 6.60/100

CD: Tindrum - Drums Of War
From: edwithmj Date: July 14, 2017 at 19:13
An excellent female-fronted slab of melodic rock. Horoscope, Midnite Dynamite, Rain (smooth ballad) and Keep Runnin' are my favourites on this one. The vocalist is so good, she almost sounds like Tony Harnell from TNT. The only drawback is the cover of Bad Company's Can't Get Enough (this was also covered by Drive, She Said on their Drivin' Wheel album, again, also a drawback). It seems as though no band is able to cover that song properly. Anyway, apart from the needless cover, this is highly recommended.

CD: Trexel - Balance of Power
From: hair metal again Date: July 13, 2017 at 13:17
very good project by Ben Trexel back in the early 90s ,with all songs written and instruments performed by him!the sound is in the hard rock territory and from the first tunes you can realize the great voice and the pretty interesting guitar lines !def a growr this cd needs a few spins to get into it and i d say that this could be much better with some easier songs ,so that there was more variety !nice addition to my collection

CD: New York Dolls - Seven Day Weekend
From: Palash Date: July 13, 2017 at 8:19
NYD is just another Rolling Stones.

CD: Cheap Trick - We're All Alright
From: Doug Date: July 12, 2017 at 14:38
From their debut to this one, I have been a fan. Personally speaking, I like it when they are melodic and less punk. So on this one, I sort of like Tracks 1 and 2 and do like Tracks 10 and 13. I think it's worthy of a few spins.

CD: Gregg Rolie - Gregg Rolie
From: hair metal again Date: July 12, 2017 at 4:28
superb solo release for GREGG ROLIE back in 85 with many great musos participating !the result is fantastic with its sound being somewhere between JOURNEY ,TOTO & the mid 80 s wave of pop rock music!all the songs are great and i cant find something bad !essential and much underrated

CD: Van Halen - Women and Children First
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 11, 2017 at 22:48
Good 3rd rocking release by the mighty VH ...tracks 1,4,6,7 & 9 are the ones for me.85/100

CD: Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
From: petermexico13 Date: July 11, 2017 at 20:33
This is Rock and Roll Heaven! Led Zeppelin is the greatest band of all time and this record confirms that! Simplemente el disco que confirma la grandeza de la banda y los pone en status de leyendas, aquí es donde se sentaron las bases de un estilo de rock que ha sido continuamente idolatrado e imitado pero jamás igualado, por supuesto que todavía tendrían que grabar el Physical Graffiti que es otro de sus trabajos más memorables, pero desde el primer album hasta llegar a esta obra maestra, fueron creciendo en su espectro musical al experimentar con tantos y varios estilos a partir del blues para enriquecer la escena musical de una forma jamás vista. Este es una piedra angular no sólo del Rock sino de toda la música que surgió en el siglo pasado. Trascendental!

CD: AC/DC - Fly On The Wall
From: petermexico13 Date: July 10, 2017 at 18:14
AC DC a media década de los 80s en tiempos turbulentos para ellos, en mi opinión este disco está infravalorado en general, pero me parece muy consistente y crece en cada escucha, algo ruidoso eso sí, pero es AC DC!, más que destacar algún tema en general todos tienen el mismo calibre, nada nuevo bajo el sol pero un disco donde aún se puede escuchar a Brian Johnson en su mejor forma. Como todo disco de AC DC sientes que ya lo has escuchado antes pero siempre encuentras temas interesante y que te harán ponerte de buenas y mover los pies!

CD: Rhino Bucket - The Last Real Rock 'N' Roll
From: masmusic Date: July 9, 2017 at 13:41
When it comes to Rhino Bucket, you get what you expect, guitar driven songs & great production. This is no exception! Really good release!

CD: Graham Bonnet Band - Live...Here Comes The Night
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 8, 2017 at 13:08
Wow!!!...this is a very pleasant live Hard Rock"ing" release ...it combines very good moments of Graham as a solo artist as well as when he was with Rainbow,MSG & Alcatrazz...from tracks 10 to 15 is heaven broke loose and by all means my fave ones but tracks 4,5,6,7 & 8 also are good cuts,the whole album is a dope of good music...86/100

CD: Cry Before Dawn - Witness For The World
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 8, 2017 at 12:36
Listening to this once again and having another point of view about the rate of the album,well it deserves an 84/100 and keeping the description of the music approach of it quite intact...fave ones are 1,2(nice),5,6,8 & 9...

CD: W.A.S.P. - Inside The Electric Circus
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 8, 2017 at 12:32
Good album being for me tracks 2,3(good Humble Pie cover),4,6,8(good Uriah Heep cover),9 & 12 the ones that go into my book of music .85/100

CD: Da Vinci - Ambition Rocks
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 7, 2017 at 18:10
Denet come back of this kinda AOR cult band ...my fave ones are # 2,3,6(nice),10,11,12(nice) & 13...70/100

CD: AC/DC - Fly On The Wall
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 7, 2017 at 17:51
Cool rocking album ala...AC/DC!...tracks 6,7 & 9 are the ones for me .85/100

CD: Queen - Flash Gordon
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 7, 2017 at 17:49
For me this just a simple yet quite decent soundtrack being the theme song "Flash" the iconic track of it.The rest can be easily forgettable to be honest.70/100

CD: Trixie - Trixie
From: hair metal again Date: July 6, 2017 at 9:14
great recordings for TRIXIE that are finally released many years later!the hair metal movement was the best thing ever happened to the hard rock genre and of course i love such bands!TRIXIE are raw,heavy,straight hard rockers with great looks and attitude and their sound is somewhere between MOTLEY CRUE and PRETTY BOY FLOYD!"baby","runnin","last chance","cmon down" are excellent songs indeed!essential for lovers of the hair metal thing

CD: Xtasy - Revolution
From: 123charpenay Date: July 5, 2017 at 13:30
like all the melodic rock s realise it s a very average record.the two first songs of this spanish band are really excellent.but after.......it s only decent.nothing spectacular ,nothing extraordinary.and at the end very boring.this cd will not finish his life in your cd player but in your sale s list on ebay.

CD: The Storm - The Storm
From: 123charpenay Date: July 5, 2017 at 13:22
better late than never.i discover only now in 2017 this masterpiece.it s obvious that with gregg rollie and ross valory the journey s influence is very present in this album.it s a top class (with a big C)a o r realise.this jewel is varied tracks 6 and 12 are two sensational ballads,track 5 is a beautiful a o r song,tracks 9 and 10 are some two hard rock s atomic bombs.the rest is a fantastic demonstration of hard f m.only track 8 is a little average.the ice on the cake is the two killer hits of this jewel."in the raw" and "take me away" deserve to be played twenty times by day on all the radios of this planet.this cd is absoluty essential in all serious collection of melodic rock.

CD: Vega - Who We Are
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 5, 2017 at 13:10
Catchy 4th album by Vega!!!...my fave tracks are 8,9,10 & 11 but basically the whole release is a dope of sticky candies .86/100

CD: Cheap Trick - All Shook Up
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 5, 2017 at 12:49
Cool album with plenty of good songs in it such as # 1,2,3,6,7,8 & 10 ...enjoyable stuff...81/100

CD: Cheap Trick - At Budokan
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 5, 2017 at 12:47
Classic live album by all means!!!...tracks 1(classic opening cut!),7,8,9(classic closing cut!) & 10 are essential Trick ones in its all nature .83/100

CD: Free - Heartbreaker
From: Doug Date: July 5, 2017 at 11:58
"Wishing Well," what a cool song. Blackfoot's rendition is great, BTW.

CD: Vogen - Berlin Wall
From: hair metal again Date: July 4, 2017 at 4:04
excellent debut for VOGEN in a major label back in 90 and as you expect the production and the arrangements are of the highest level and the songs very well performed!Kevin s vocals are sensational with his warm voice ,the musicianship is fine (i d prefer the guitars more on the front) andthe songwriting pretty good!if i had to describe their sound i d say that they re between WALL OF SILENCE and REO SPEEDWAGON!didnt expect that one to be so good and i must say i enjoyed it much

CD: Dark Star - Dark Star
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 3, 2017 at 18:30
Classic release that i own on vinyl ...tracks 1,2,3(nice softy),4 & 5 are the ones for me...typical early 80's Hard Rock/Heavy Metal stuff.76/100

CD: The Burns Sisters - Endangered Species
From: 123charpenay Date: July 3, 2017 at 14:06
their "rock" record.the burns sisters have some beautiful voices and the sisters plays here great/decent melodic rock.i can t recommand totally ,closed eyes this record cause this album have is moment.one half is excellent but the other half is really average with nothing extraordinary.on there best songs they remind me "rachel rachel".this cd is for die hard fans of female fronted a o r.

CD: Free - Fire and Water
From: edwithmj Date: July 3, 2017 at 12:24
I'm shocked this has been put on the site (I submitted this a few years ago and it was rejected). As for the album, I think this is Paul Rodgers at his best; while I love Bad Company, Free was Rodgers' first band and the emotion of his voice in the Free albums has never been matched since. Coupled with Kossof's passionate guitar-playing, this album is a favourite of mine. My picks are Fire and Water, Mr. Big (great solo), and of course, the unforgettable All Right Now.

CD: Mirror Mirror - Kick It!
From: hair metal again Date: July 3, 2017 at 4:48
excellent releasefor MIRROR MIRROR despite the truly weak production that cannot hide such good songs!it s remarkable that these guys cover the whole thing with their style ,as they offer great sleazy rockers like 'a little good love','shaken not stirred' ,fine more keyboard driven ones like 'let it die','the bitter end' and a nice ballad like 'without me'!if you like it oldschool then you ll love that indie

CD: Bryan Cole - Sands of Time
From: the rocker Date: July 2, 2017 at 10:03
Relistening to this album after seeing clips of the Giant reunion show from last night. Really good album.

CD: Michael White and The White - Michael White and The White
From: masmusic Date: July 2, 2017 at 8:15
This was just reissued by Rock Candy, Think I'll take a chance and buy it!

CD: Touch - Touch
From: Eric3 Date: July 1, 2017 at 17:55
I am absolutely loving the '70s progressive rock influence on this one. Spacey keyboards and tons of backing vocals make this a dreamy listen. Way ahead of its time!

CD: Change of Heart - Last Tiger
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 1, 2017 at 11:58
Solid Melodic Rock album!!!...tracks 2,4,5,6,9 & 11 are gonna be in my book of music for sure.80/100

CD: Baron Rojo - En Un Lugar De La Marcha
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 1, 2017 at 11:34
Not a very solid album but still can catch some attractiveness...'Cuerdas De Acero' & 'No Ver,No Hablar,No Oir' are the ones for me off this Record.70/100

CD: Player - Spies Of Life
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 1, 2017 at 11:30
Their best effort IMHO...more into the complete AOR territory than the Westcoast/Lite one,'Thank You For The Use Of Your Love' is by far my fave one in here,a beautiful and sensitive song,another interesting ones are # 1,4,7 & 8...pleasant album...85/100

CD: Hunter - Dreams of Ordinary Men
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 30, 2017 at 17:13
Decent Pop Rock/Melodic Rock/AORish band similar in some ways to NoiseWorks,The Call or even Midnight Oil...tracks 5,6 & 10(nice one) .84/00

CD: Silent Running - Deep
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 30, 2017 at 17:08
The band's 3rd and last album released as far as i'm concerned and playing it with a rockier sound in their songs ...it's a shame the act didn't break through at all in the music bizz because quality they had.My fave cuts are 5(solid mid tempo),6,7 & 9 but basically the whole album is great.88/100

CD: Unruly Child - Can't Go Home
From: aTomiK Date: June 30, 2017 at 12:08
Damn, i liked this one a lot! Here we have a veteran band which knows how to make good tunes, there´s not a filler in sight here. Add great musicianship plus cool lyrics and you´ll have the whole package. Ok, the artwork looks pretty bad and the production´s not perfect but it´s good enough. Keep driving into the future fellas!

CD: Bite the Bullet - Bite the Bullet
From: 123charpenay Date: June 30, 2017 at 11:56
DISCOVER THIS CD ONhttp://rockmelodic-radio.com/http://rockmelodic-radio.com/http://rockmelodic-radio.com/http://rockmelodic-radio.com/http://rockmelodic-radio.com/it s a greek aor radio who play aor 7 days on 7 and 24 hours on 24.if you are fan of metropolis,i ten, van stephenson or toto this cd is for you.only track 6 is a filler ,a variety song without interest.the rest is a top class very catchy and very commercial aor.very great singer ,very great production for this little jewel of hi tech aor.thanx to melodic rock radio.

CD: Silent Running - Walk on Fire
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 29, 2017 at 16:50
Splendid album by this underrated band which had similarities with bands such as Simple Minds,Aslan & The Adventures(adult Pop combo)with a Melodic Rock/AOR feel added...my fave track is 'Heartland' but add to that tracks 'Sanctuary' & 'The Hunger'...some other fine moments are tracks 4,6 & 7...enjoyable stuff indeed .86/100

CD: Cheap Trick - Found All The Parts
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 29, 2017 at 16:44
This is one hell of a sought item for vynil collectors ...my fave tracks are 'Day Tripper'(originally from The Beatles),'Such a Good Girl' & 'Take Me I'm Yours'(nice)...70/100

CD: Jack Starr's Burning Starr - Blaze of Glory
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 27, 2017 at 21:31
A good HM album with some good cuts in the shape of 2,5,7,8(kick a**!) & 10(kick a**!)...enjoyable stuff...84/100

CD: Geneva - Last of the Rebels
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 27, 2017 at 21:25
This has a Southern feel ala Restless Heart & Little Texas bands with a melodic approach that could lead them into the AOR field as well...tracks 1,2(catchy),5 & 7(nice) are in my book of music.75/100

CD: Silent Running - Shades of Liberty
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 27, 2017 at 21:19
This was a very lovely but underrated band shamely...it sounded like a mix of Simple Minds & U2 to say something...tracks 2,4,5,8 & 9 are the ones for me.70/100

CD: Warrant - Louder Harder Faster
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 27, 2017 at 16:20
I actually like Haggard's original version--much better than the brainless 'Red Solo Cup.' But Warrant's version comes off as flat and pointless as almost every hard-rock cover of a classic country song.

CD: Warrant - Louder Harder Faster
From: Doug Date: June 27, 2017 at 13:09
Saw these guys over the weekend. 'Louder Harder Faster' tune is definitely a good addition to their set list. They also played 'New Rebellion' and the throwaway (in my opinion) Merle Haggard tune. This song is like Toby Keith's 'Red Solo Cup,' (actually a better tune) I guess the hope being to get folks in the party mood. Good show, but after years of touring, you can see the guys are pretty much on auto drive. I will say though, Robert Mason totally does the heaving lifting for this band. Did a fine job as front man, dude can sing.

CD: Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 26, 2017 at 21:45
And I dmit I'm working backwards here. Maybe Ready To Strike did sound like the unholy heavy-metal hordes to somebody, somewhere in 1985. Okay, let's try this: pull out the other big releases from '87. Whitesnake, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Aerosmith, Dokken if you want, and maybe Great White. Now, quick: which one sounds LEAST like the others, the least like 1987? That's right--Appetite For Destruction. Only other contender is maybe The Cult's Electric. The rest, much as I love a lot of it, sounds like dated '80's metal.

CD: Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 26, 2017 at 21:40
I agree completely with CC.Just look at the stuff that was coming out of L.A. pre-Appetite. Okay, you had Motley Crue, Ratt and Dokken at the top, but even most of their stuff is inextricably to the mid-'80's. Then below them, you had a lot of faceless, interchangeable bands like Black 'n Blue, Keel, King Kobra. This site is full of people saying how great those three were and how they should've been so much bigger. Bullshit. They were mean, median, and mediocre, and behind the facade was some very, very safe music.

CD: Fortnox - Fortnox
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 26, 2017 at 18:27
A good Hard Rocking release being tracks 5,6,7,8 & 11 the ones for me .83/100

CD: Lita Ford - Dancin' on the Edge
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 26, 2017 at 18:22
Cool album by the metal beauty ...tracks 1,2 are probably the highlights but add to those tracks 5,7 & 9...enjoyable stuff...82/100.

CD: Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction
From: CC Date: June 26, 2017 at 15:15
Oh, and to anyone in the comments who say it has not held up with time is certainly a troll. The fact that this album continues to sell and is continuously finding new fans in a younger audience, that says straight away that this thing is timeless. As much as I love the 80s hair metal scene, there are very few albums from that era that still hold up today, and are still relevant. This is one of them. The sales it still generates, the tours they still sell out (even before the reunion) and the wide age range of fans cannot be wrong.

CD: Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction
From: CC Date: June 26, 2017 at 15:11
Hard to believe this album is now 30 years old, damn. This album was one of two albums that turned me to the heavier side of rock (prior to this it was light weight stuff like Huey Lewis and Springsteen etc). I did a brief scroll through some of the comments above, and while I accept everyone is entitled to their opinion, and tastes differ, I think that anyone who says this was not genre defining and is an grade A classic, is just being a troll. Hell, I can't stand Nirvana beyond a couple of songs, but their is no denying that that album is a classic and genre defining too. At a time when hair metal was getting over the top with make up, sexual innuendos and cliches galore, this one came out like a breath of stale air, ready to dirty things up. The songs were fantastic, and the attitude was there. While they were certainly not the heaviest band, they were heavy enough that they should not have had the popularity with the non rock crowd, but they did.

CD: Rock City Angels - Young Man's Blues
From: hair metal again Date: June 26, 2017 at 2:54
ok release for ROCK CITY ANGELS back in 88 and what you d expect from a band with a Geffen deal and such looks would be something big!unfortunately that s not the case here and what is offered is a good one ,but with not any big songs !the sound is somewhere between QUIREBOYS,DOGS D AMOUR,JUNKYARD,ROLLING STONES ,the musicianship is pretty good but it never goes on top and you just keep on listening trying to find a big hook...anyway i m sure that they d be great live ,as they do have a fine rockin vibe!

CD: W.E.T - Rock N' Roll Meltdown
From: zld Date: June 25, 2017 at 4:45
I think it's pretty good release, not exceptional. Same style as Dream Police. Bluesy hardrock with funky tunes included

CD: Vanilla Ninja - Love Is War
From: CC Date: June 24, 2017 at 17:25
I am gonna slap myself for my previous comment. When I said this album is not as catchy, I was talking out of my arse. I will say it was maybe not as instant as the previous two albums, but god damn is it catchy. There are a couple of weaker tracks (and even those are pretty damn good), but there are also some absolute stormers. Yes Dangerzone is a stand out, but songs like Battlefield, Shadows on the moon, Black symphony and Love is war are amazing. And then there is Pray... oh my god, what an awesome ballad. Right up there with the likes of classic 80s Heart ballads. I actually think this album is better than Blue tattoo over all, and Blue tattoo is a great album.

CD: Player - Room With a View
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 24, 2017 at 12:18
A good album that mixes Lite/Westcoast AOR with some rocky moments as well ...my fave tracks are 1,5(nice mid tempo),6,7(nice)& 9...83/100

CD: Dominoe - The Key
From: Eric3 Date: June 23, 2017 at 3:11
Woo boy, is this one catchy or what? This album features extremely strong, singalong choruses, and it's funny because the voice seems cheesy to me, but the vocal melodies are so addicting it doesn't matter. 'Here I Am' is obviously a classic, but also listen to 'In the Heat of the Night' and 'Keep The Fire Burning.'

CD: The Storm - Eye of the Storm
From: Eric3 Date: June 23, 2017 at 3:07
I'm not sure how sacrilegious such an opinion is around here, but with all of these Journey comparisons....this is better than Journey. For one, ALL of the songs are top-notch, from 1-12. The album itself flows perfectly. The production is great. It's just as good on the 50th listen as it is the first. What more can you ask for, really? What a gem!

CD: Mantissa - Mossy God
From: hair metal again Date: June 23, 2017 at 1:56
ok debut for MANTISSA back in 92 and as you expect this has a certain 90 s feel with a very likely electric sound and very energetic!the musicianship is excellent ,but the songs aren clear and the choruses weak ,so i guess that s why we didnt hear more of them!'mary mary'and 'the seed' are decent songs!

CD: Nickelback - All the Right Reasons
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 22, 2017 at 20:32
'Animals' and 'Side Of A Bullet' are pretty good songs. But then you get songs like 'Photograph' and'If Everyone Cared,' maudlin crap that seems aimed at the dumb rocker guys' girlfriends who mostly listen to country music. And 'Rockstar' sounds like a Kid Rock B-side.

CD: Nickelback - Silver Side Up
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 22, 2017 at 20:26
Scratch that, I meant All The Right Reasons ...

CD: Nickelback - Silver Side Up
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 22, 2017 at 20:24
... like REO Speedwagon. (Yeah, I know there are those of you reading this who love REO even to this day--too bad, they sucked.) Overalll, the band's best album is probably Dark Horse, but that's still not saying much. Turn off the fuckin' radio and start exploring!

CD: Nickelback - Silver Side Up
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 22, 2017 at 20:22
Now that 'How You Remind Me' gets airplay on some classic-rock stations, maybe hindsight affords us a different view of this record. Or maybe not. Looking back on songs like 'Never Again,' it's easy to see that the band succeeded by being among the first (after the Foo Fighters) to marry the vaguely uplifting, fist-pumping nature of arena-rock with the overwhelming drabness of grunge.The whole thing just has this gray, colorless, textbooky feel to it. They make all the 'right' moves, but come off so bland in the process. It's typial of people who didn't really pay attention to rock music until after 1991 and then worked, haphazardly backward--never able to fully get out of that Nirvana/AIC paradigm, even those times when they try so hard to rawk. On one hand, it was cool to hear a hard-rock song not set to a hip-hop beat, but once you got past that, it was hard to deny that the riff never really went anywhere. The people who love Nickelback would probably have loved faceless AOR bands

CD: Nickelback - Feed The Machine
From: Doug Date: June 22, 2017 at 19:21
Have been listening to this all day today. Tracks 1,3,5, and 10 are my picks. Track #11 (instrumental) is completely unnecessary. Decent album but no where near the level of earlier releases. Side note, Nickelback seems to be a love/hate band. I am sort of in the middle, but will admit my allegiance is waning. I feel like with this one and their previous release, is akin to listening to the radio when driving, the music is good company, but often forgettable.

CD: Electric Angels - Lost in the Atlantic
From: edwithmj Date: June 21, 2017 at 19:03
Wow I never thought these songs would get an official release. I've had most of these songs for years and always thought they didn't get the praise and appreciation they deserved. I have to disagree with Rob Rocker above: these songs show a more mature, less sleazy Electric Angels and some are must-haves. New York Times is a superb opener with wonderful guitars and vocals, Lies My Father Told Me is a very haunting song with deep lyrics, Wish I Could Fly is another stand-out, Live Forever is a party rock song with a great riff and my final pick is the ballad Spent the Night with a Memory. The songs sound really good for what they are: demos, and in fact are identical to the tracks I already had. If you liked the debut, you can't miss this one.

CD: Unruly Child - Can't Go Home
From: Eric3 Date: June 21, 2017 at 18:14
The production ruins this. It just makes everything sound so...lifeless. Marcie's singing is buried, the backing vocals sound like crap, and the snare drum has no bite at all. Which is all a shame, because the songs are pretty cool for the most part. They're just not produced well at all. Disappointed.

CD: Michael Bolton - Everybody's Crazy
From: hair metal again Date: June 21, 2017 at 12:13
superb release by MICHAEL BOLTON back in 85 trying to find the commercial success he was after ,but unfortunately that one didnt sell as it s previous one!cant find anything missing,the production ,the sound,the songs ,the guitars ,the hooks ,everything is as it should with bombastic commercial hard rock musicwith big choruses and sensational guitar solos by Bruce!essential of course for every hard rocker

CD: The Hangmen - Loteria
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 20, 2017 at 19:50
I'm of two minds about this band. I love my rock 'n' roll dirty, and some cowpunk influence is usually just fine with me. So on paper, the Hangmen should be my kinda band. But then I put on their actual music, and oftentimes I'm underwhelmed. A lot of the songs just don't stick in my head, and they aren't helped by Bryan Small's nasal, not very tuneful voice. I know these are supposed to be hard-luck tales from a true hard-luck band, the musical accompaniment to one of John Gilmore's books about the dark side of L.A., and so the songs don't have the exuberance and fun of, say, the Supersuckers. But there's also a lack of really memorable riffs to go along with the simplistic nature of the songs, and Smalll isn't always the most compelling lyriccist either. Maybe these guys are better live. From this disc, the rockers 'Blood Red,' 'Get It,' and 'Wild Beast' are good, along with the more countrified 'Sleeping On The Floor,' 'She's A Drug' and 'Yes I Do.'

CD: Player - Player/Danger Zone
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 20, 2017 at 16:31
A good Westcoast/Lite AOR band that had in the song 'Baby Come Back' a one hit wonder hit but a huge one indeed ...from the first album i'd take tracks 1,2(the classic one),3,4 & 7 and from album 2 wich is a more rock oriented i'd take tracks 11,12,14,16,17 & 18(nice cut)...pleasant stuff to listen to with a good glass of wine .87/100

CD: Electric Angels - Lost in the Atlantic
From: Rob Rocker Date: June 20, 2017 at 10:39
The Electric Angels debut CD is easily in my top 10 of all time, but this CD is pretty disappointing/forgettable. In general the songwriting isn't as strong and the recordings are cleaned up demo's, so they sound thin and have no 'body'/low end. The best songs on this collection can also be found on The Loveless CD, where they are properly recorded. This CD is cool to have in your collection if you are a die hard Electric Angels fan, otherwise I would recommend saving your money.

CD: Richie Kotzen - Wave of Emotion
From: hair metal again Date: June 20, 2017 at 6:44
very good release by RICHIE KOTZEN back in 96 ,when he finally chooses to continue into that blues,funky ,soulful rock style of music in which he shoews a certain talent!his performance is fine and you can find some great songs like 'no reason','wave of emotion','degeneration' and 'moonshine'!great guitar player &vocalist

CD: Wing N A Prayer - Another Day
From: Nelson Date: June 19, 2017 at 17:41
If you can imagine Bon Jovi recorded a double album in 1992 - one they released as Keep the Faith and the other one was kept in a bolt, then this is it. Has all the ingredients to make this band a superstar if this got released in 1989-90. And I don't mean the 'this band should have been big' type of album that I always read here where an album may not have a bad song YET doesn't have a potential single. This one has three: I'll be Your Man, Fire in My Soul and the mesmerizing Born Again. The song Born Again could even hit the top of the Billboard charts if it was released in 1989. Last time I saw this on eBay, it ONLY went up to $51. So I'm sure big time collectors still haven't heard of this. Fortunately, the whole album is available in CD Baby. But try finding this on CD format - I think is impossible.

CD: Paul Rodgers - Cut Loose
From: Doug Date: June 19, 2017 at 12:15
'Northwinds,' awesome song!

CD: Hinder - When the Smoke Clears
From: CC Date: June 19, 2017 at 10:51
Nowhere near as good as when Austin was on vocals, but certainly miles better than what Austin is doing these days. Sad to take one great band and end up with two middling ones.

CD: Love/Hate - Wasted in America
From: hair metal again Date: June 19, 2017 at 8:33
a clear masterpiece once again for LOVE HATE that manage to combine their sleaze attitude with the success and everything else that a commercial success means!the production &the sound is excellent and as professional as it gets and the musicianship isd truly outstanding!there are no fillers and i really cant think some other band sounds similar to these guys back in the day!LOVE HATE are one of my alltime fav bands and neers of the hard rock genre that put their mark on the 90 s scene

CD: King James - King James
From: hair metal again Date: June 19, 2017 at 5:04
very good release for KING JAMES back in 94 with Rex s guitar work shining once again ,but with not many good songs that could push things further!totally agree with metalmaniac777 s review ...'hard road to go' and 'prisoner' are the highlights

CD: Styx - The Mission
From: masmusic Date: June 17, 2017 at 12:43
Just received this CD and could not wait to hear it. Started off really well but after the 3 or 4th track it gets boring! On a postie note it does sound very much like the Styx's of old but it's missing more rockers. The production is pretty good, but for me their mission was a failure!

CD: Adellaide - Adellaide
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 17, 2017 at 12:35
Pleasant AOR from the land of the samba!!! ...some of these musicians belong to another nice act called Horyzon...tracks 1 & 3 are in my book of music.70/100

CD: Don Barnes - Ride the Storm
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 17, 2017 at 12:13
Pleasant Southern Rock/AOR release typical of the guys who have been involved with 38 Special ...' I Fall Back','After The Way' & 'Johnny Ain't So Cool' are the ones for me...tracks 2,4 & 7 are also good cuts as well.84/100

CD: Cher - Cher
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 17, 2017 at 11:52
First album of Cher's AOR trilogy ...a nice one for sure!...the ones that i like are tracks 4(lovely),6,7,8 & 10(lovely).87/100

CD: Bad Company - Straight Shooter
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 16, 2017 at 23:28
A very pleasant release basically all the songs are worth but i'd take tracks 5,6 & 8 to my book of music...80/100

CD: Intruder - Dangerous Nights
From: 123charpenay Date: June 16, 2017 at 16:14
in 1998 i ve buying this cd cause 'rock time' (french magazine) says that this record is 'a must in aor'.hum finally it s a great decent a o r realise not more.intruder don t play in champion s league.it s a second zone a o r band like one thousand others.only for die hard a o r fans.

CD: Love/Hate - Black Out in the Red Room
From: 123charpenay Date: June 16, 2017 at 16:08
absoluty not my cup of tea.i m not fan of this kind of hard rock.for me it s very average and very limited musically.

CD: Paul Laine - Stick It In Your Ear
From: Eric3 Date: June 15, 2017 at 23:13
Wow. This is a killer. Absolutely amazing vocals and rock with POWER. I'm not usually one for hyperbole but this is a hard rock essential from one of the most gifted vocalists I've ever heard. 90+ easily.

CD: Intruder - Believer
From: hair metal again Date: June 15, 2017 at 10:48
excellent 2nd step for INTRUDER and this is what usual comes out of New Jersey!great balance between guitars &keys,great songs and remearkable vocals by a very solid band!'down on love' and 'faithful love' are the highlights of a release that isnt easy to find anymore !when you see it just grab it

CD: Roth Brock Project - Roth Brock Project
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 14, 2017 at 16:09
Melodic Hard Rock with an AORish feel here & there with the fantastic and classic voice of Terry Brock(Strangeways/Giant fame) ...the ones for me are 'My City' & 'Reason To Believe'.84/100

CD: The Allman Brothers Band - Enlightened Rogues
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 14, 2017 at 15:45
A good album by Gregg & C.o. ...my fave ones are 5,6,7(nice)& 8(nice)...you will be missed bro .80/100

CD: Loud and Clear - Disc-Connected
From: hair metal again Date: June 14, 2017 at 4:57
very good release for LOUD &CLEAR ,but nearly as good as their mosterous debut!the band seems to updating its sound with elements of bands like HAREM SCAREM or later DEF LEPPARD ,but the ability of writing down excellent songs is obvious! there are no more big guitars&solos not my fav approach of hard rock ,but def a remarkable release that will satisfy everybody!

CD: Detective - Detective
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 13, 2017 at 16:21
You can notice some Led Zeppelin influence here and there in certain cuts ...tracks 4(my fave),5 & 8 are the ones for me of this Record.80/100

CD: Alice Cooper - Killer
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 13, 2017 at 16:18
Decent album with a hit single in the shape of 'Under My Wheels'...tracks 2,5 & 8 are also nice cuts.70/100

CD: Love/Hate - Black Out in the Red Room
From: hair metal again Date: June 13, 2017 at 4:15
a total hard rock masterpiece and a classic of the genre for LOVE HATE!their debut is explosive from every aspect ,unique and really cant find aything similar!the sound,the lyrics,the attitude,the looks,the vibe ,the vocals ,the guitars ,everything seems perfect!all the songs kick ass and especially 'blackout in the red room' is the hit every young hard rocker needed at the time!been a fan since day 1 and still love em!

CD: Treat - Organized Crime
From: Eric3 Date: June 13, 2017 at 1:28
IMO this falls just short of 'classic' status because the first two songs don't sit well with me, but the rest of the album is killer. Great production and great singing. Hard-rocking, driving anthems with tons of backing vocals. As good an album to blast in your car on summer nights as any.

CD: Saraya - When the Blackbird Sings
From: Doug Date: June 12, 2017 at 14:02
Forever in search from my 'I Want It' list and saw this one the other day and picked it up. Solid album, glad I found it.

CD: Glorious Bankrobbers - The Glorious Sound of Rock n Roll
From: hair metal again Date: June 12, 2017 at 6:44
very good release for GLORIOUS BANKROBBERS with rerecorded old stuff and some new songs !their sound still the same ,extremely hard rockin with sleazy lyrics&approach!much under rated act ,those Swedish rockers def deserved more attention by the fans!'spitfire','crazy sioux','dynamite sex dose' ,'rodeo' are the highlights

CD: That Rock Guy - Nothin to Lose
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 11, 2017 at 12:56
A good album with some 80's vibe here and there...'Bring On The Night' & 'Land Of The Rising Sun' are my fave ones...tracks 2,3,7 & 8 are also appealing ones.80/100

CD: Harem Scarem - United
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 11, 2017 at 12:39
A really pleasant Record!!!...plenty of catchy modern AOR/Pop songs ....my fave cuts are 4,5(nice),8 & 10...enjoyable stuff for sure.87/100

CD: Great White - Full Circle
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 10, 2017 at 21:46
Surely Terry is a great singer and the band has kept the same music direction through the years but this release is as far as i can see and being objective quite without a spark at all,not bad but neither good,simple stuff typical of the act.Tracks 1,3,4(nice),8 & 9 are decent cuts but nothing out of the extraordinaire.80/100

CD: Harem Scarem - Thirteen
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 10, 2017 at 21:16
Good album!!!...this act is becoming classic one way or another and Harry Hess a guru of the AOR genre.Tracks 3,4(fantastic!),5(nice),6,8,9(nice) & 10 are the ones for me.86/100

CD: Bonfire - Byte The Bullet
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 10, 2017 at 20:53
Good new singer and a pretty nice album ...fave ones for me are tracks 1, 2,3(probably the best cut of the Record),7(good Jethro Tull cover) & 9...85/100

CD: Brother Firetribe - Sunbound
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 10, 2017 at 20:37
Another good shot by the brothers!!!...in my book of music here they go tracks 2,4,6,9,10(a good cover of John Parr's hit),11 & 12...enjoyable stuff .87/100

CD: The Outlaws - Playin' to Win
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 10, 2017 at 20:18
Decent album of a Southern Rock band that in my humble opinion has been second rated...fave tracks for me are 6,7,8(nice) & 9...80/100

CD: Prism - Beat Street
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 10, 2017 at 20:15
Great album indeed!!!...Foreigner fans will love it ...tracks 3,7 & 9(nice one) are my faves.86/100

CD: Alice Cooper - Mascara and Monsters - The Best of Alice Cooper
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 10, 2017 at 20:11
Decent compilation that has more old classic Cooper tracks rather than 'newies'...1,4,6,7,9,10,11,12,13,14,18(nice one),20,21 & 22 are the ones for me ...87/100

CD: Harem Scarem - United
From: Eric3 Date: June 10, 2017 at 1:03
The days of the self-titled and original Mood Swings are unfortunately gone forever, but the musicianship is still tight and Harry's voice has aged wonderfully, with that husky timbre...what a singer! The songs are a little lacking here though, nothing really jumps out at me other than the terrific ballad 'One of Life's Mysteries.'

CD: Just-If-I - All One People
From: playhogan Date: June 9, 2017 at 18:57
This is not very good. Just my two cents.

CD: Joe Satriani - Joe Satriani
From: hair metal again Date: June 9, 2017 at 9:13
not so good release for JOE SATRIANI back in 95 ,as the songs and the performance are less that his usual standard!not sure about what happened ,but this is nothing really special!i remember catching him live somewhere in the 90 s and i must say that on stage he was blowminding

CD: After Hours - After Hours
From: Eric3 Date: June 9, 2017 at 3:08
^typo! I got the lyrics wrong! But the singer is still amazing, you should get this album

CD: After Hours - After Hours
From: Eric3 Date: June 9, 2017 at 3:01
'You're never alooone...(Never aloooone...) NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARRRRRE' This album is worth getting based on the vocals alone. This singer has a volcano in his lungs. What a powerhouse, man!

CD: Cats In Boots - Kicked and Klawed
From: 123charpenay Date: June 8, 2017 at 14:04
hum great record but nothing extraordinary.these guys are some clones of motley crue and wilside.but they have not the class and the catchy songs of these two exceptional bands.for die hard fans of glam and hard u s.there is better than them in this type of rock music.

CD: Loud and Clear - Loud and Clear
From: hair metal again Date: June 8, 2017 at 2:58
sensational debut for LOUD N CLEAR ,even though the production isnt so strong!the songs,the sound,the hooks,the guitars ,everything is of the highest level and overall the approach is totally commercial !this album is similar to VELOCITY s one as a whole and a cult release for us hard rockers !essential is a word

CD: First Shot - Midnight Madness
From: Locoaor Date: June 7, 2017 at 14:12
Que buen disco, AOR canadiense de buena calidad como nos tienen acostumbrados, mi tema preferido 'Skin Deep', el resto muy rescatble.

CD: Paul Stanley - Live To Win
From: nobycane74 Date: June 7, 2017 at 13:35
Reviewing this album 11 years later... what is interesting about this album, especially being released in 2006 is that there is a little bit of new, little bit of old style all meshed into one album. Certainly, unexpected that Paul decided to release another solo album, almost 30 years after his 1978 KISS solo album. Being 3 years before the KISS 2009 Sonic Boom album, which makes sense because KISS was in a bit of disarray with lineup changes in their guitar & drum department. There is still a modern-rock flavor to this album which more or less signifies the sign of the times in the mid-2000's. A departure from the paint-by-numbers KISS formula that we are used to. However, the track 'Bulletproof' is a good enough track that could have been a KISS track. This is a Paul Stanley solo album and it shows. A good album that shows Paul's diversity away from KISS. Wish he would do another solo album soon. HIGHLIGHTS: # 1,3,4,5,6,8,10. MY RATING: 84/100

CD: Papa Roach - Crooked Teeth
From: Doug Date: June 6, 2017 at 17:47
I just could not get into this album, I tried.

CD: Warrant - Louder Harder Faster
From: nobycane74 Date: June 6, 2017 at 16:07
Warrant arrives with their 2nd release with replacement vocalist Robert Mason. Its a step in their evolution of continuing as Warrant without Jani Lane. This album is a more or less a rock album, but doesn't impress all the through. There are tracks that are heavy guitar-oriented, and a couple of ballads in their for good measure. But whats off about this album is nothing on here is memorable or stands out. This album feels rushed in the writing process or just selection wasn't up to par. Its lacks the pizzazz and energy flow lack 'Rockaholic' offered, which had emotion to it. Not all is bad here, but the Merele Haggard cover is pointless even as a bonus track. 'U in My Life (#5)' is a weak ballad and offers nothing to the album. Its a new Warrant, not the old of the '80's. The world has to move on from that notion to appreciate the continuation of Warrant here. I just think the curse of Sophomore blues, got a hold of this one a little. HIGHLIGHTS:# 1,2,3,4,6,7,10,11. MY RATING: 72/100

CD: Mark Slaughter - Halfway There
From: nobycane74 Date: June 6, 2017 at 15:05
To begin with - its about damn time! This new album by Mark Slaughter is the best Slaughter album they have yet to release - honestly this could pass as a Slaughter album by itself! This is such a more heavier, rock guitar oriented album than his disappointing 1st solo album. The songs are well crafted, the music is hard hitting crunching, head banging music and superb over the top vocals and harmonies that any Slaughter fans have been desperately waiting for since 1999's 'Back to Reality'. The last track 'Not Here', is a little sappy for some and seems like it tries too hard - not a great ending of the album track IMO. There is a bonus track for importers, 'Arms Full of Empty'. HIGHLIGHTS: #1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9 MY RATING: 90/100.

CD: Great White - Full Circle
From: nobycane74 Date: June 6, 2017 at 14:47
Great White has released their 2nd album 'Full Circle' the follow up to 2012's 'Elation' with Terry Illous on vocals. All in all, it a really good album. I know a lot people say GW isn't GW without Jack Russell, I get it, and the argument has been beaten to death and is arbitrary at this point. What makes this album solid and great, is that this is a Great White sounding album, and Terry Illous has earned his marks in the band with this album and the band has redeemed themselves after the disappointing 'Elation' album back in 2012. This album really brings back the essence of who and what Great White are as a rock band, there are so many classic moments on here that hark back to '84-86. There are two tracks on here that might throw listeners off.'Moonshine' (psychedelic-rock flavor days of the late '60's and '70's) & 'Cry of A Nation' (blues and R&B like, reminds me of 'Ball Of Confusion' from the Temptations '70's, but a slower version). HIGHLIGHTS: All except #5. MY RATING: 88/100.

CD: Terry Ilous - Gypsy Dreams
From: nobycane74 Date: June 6, 2017 at 14:33
I am a huge fan of Terry Illous and his past and present projects. However, this is somewhat disappointing to say the least. This project came about from a PledgeMusic campaign. Going into this project was not an album of new/original material and was going to be a collection of cover tunes (which are hit and miss these days). Terry was really responsive in the individuals whom pledged though the comments section of the pledge campaign, recommending many songs for consideration (which is really cool), however, what ended up here is a collection of covers that are so cliche' and unoriginal in selection, if you have heard one artist do a certain cover, why keep doing what others have done? Based on the comments/suggestions, there were a lot of unique and rare covers that were suggested that could have made this project album special - instead we get a batch that everyone has done at least once before. In addition the sound of this album is acoustic, island and Margaritaville style.60/100

CD: Brother Cane - Brother Cane
From: hair metal again Date: June 6, 2017 at 5:00
Superb debut for BROTHER CANE back in 93 with Damon Johnson shining with his performance!Their sound is somewhere between TESLA and BLACK CROWES on the 90s side of things of course!The guitar work is sensational and the vocals truly excellent while the songwriting is ok!'got no shame','don t turn your back on me','make your play' and 'the last time' are great songs !

CD: Aces High - Aces High
From: JONBONPIGO Date: June 5, 2017 at 19:30
Recommend the Ballad 'REMEMBER MY NAME' ... The rest isn't rubbish, but not super noteworthy either...You probably will find a song or two that floats your boat..So check it out...ROCK ON!!

CD: 9.0 - Too Far Gone
From: JONBONPIGO Date: June 5, 2017 at 18:32
'WISH YOU WERE STILL MINE' Is the only track I truly can recommend...Good Ballad that fits well with the Era... Maybe the last track as well,Titled '9.0' ...which I felt No need to skip, but no need to praise...but as for the rest...Well, there is a reason nearly every person you have ever known, have never heard of these guys....

CD: Steelheart - Steelheart
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 5, 2017 at 15:52
Given the gift of hindsight, it was a record like this that killed off the music we love, as surely as Nirvana, Pantera, pop-country, or whatever other factor you want to take into account. Here are a group of reasonably talented musicians and a completely over-the-top singer, with a collection of songs carefully calculated to check all the boxes. We call this hair-metal, but really, it has more in common with glossy AOR. It's like a more histrionic, mostly keyboardless version of Alias. In other words: AOR dressed up in metal clothes to pander to a younger audience. Even when the band tries to get all low-down and dirty and bloozy on 'Sheila,' the results lack conviction, partly to a very generic song and not helped by the production tha thas every instrument reverbed from here to next week. THe rest of the disc follows suit. These are prom songs, gooey love stories robbed of any edge, the only element of danger being the chance that Matijevic's voice might split your head wide open.

CD: Brother Firetribe - Sunbound
From: tentacle Date: June 5, 2017 at 10:18
The best PURE aor album I have heard in years! Songs are echoing that lovely early 80´s american style songwriting. Maybe not instant earworms, but the overall feeling is second to none and those background vocals are definitely the best in business. Try listening the whole album 3-4 times and you're hooked for life. I can't state enough the attention to detail in production of this album. Everything is so well balanced, you can hear every little detail. You can hear the labour of love for this genre.

CD: Rhino Bucket - The Last Real Rock 'N' Roll
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 4, 2017 at 21:19
Georg Dolivo is even yelling again, to go along with the drunk-Tom-Petty slurring croon he favored on the past two releases. And the whole thing ends with 'The Devil You Know,' a nasty, slowed-down tune in the vein of 'Been There Done That,' a favorite of mine from the catalog (hey, it even starts with a tolling bell, just like ... welll, ya know). In fact, the only real knock on the disc is something I just noticed yesterday, after having the disc for six weeks: with only one or two exceptions, the essential sameness of the songs is harder to ignore than on any past release. I mean, well over half of these songs are at the exact same tempo, the guitar tones and riffing style are identical throughout, and even a lot of the vocal lines are similar. And it ain't just me: I was riding in the car with a friend who only likes simple, basic rock 'n' roll, and even HE commented on it.


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