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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

CD: Passion Street - Million Miles Away
From: edwithmj Date: May 31, 2018 at 6:20
For anyone who's interested, the quote in the introduction to Desperate Times ("that this thing is sucking the life right out of you") is from The Dead Zone with Christopher Walken.

CD: Van Halen - 1984
From: Doug Date: May 30, 2018 at 18:06
"titothetitan," dude how can you not like Drop Dead Legs?

CD: Van Halen - 1984
From: titothetitan Date: May 30, 2018 at 16:48
Boring album, not a single stand out song. The keyboards in 'Jump' sounds like a bad Atari game sound. Sorry I can't get into the songs.

CD: The Winery Dogs - The Winery Dogs
From: hair metal again Date: May 30, 2018 at 7:36
excellent debut for THE WINERY DOGS with a monsterous sound and of course sensational musicianship!those guys are fantastic musicians and the result is impressive indeed!on the other hand i agree that the songs arent something blowminding and that the Kotzen influence is excessive...great rock album all the way for me and now i m gonna buy their 2nd one as well

CD: Stryper - God Damn Evil
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 29, 2018 at 14:56
Then you can make s'mores and lift your voices higher, 'cuz we want to hear you sing, whoa-oh-oh, la la, whoa-oh-oh, la la ...

CD: Stryper - God Damn Evil
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 29, 2018 at 14:51
Yeah, how strange that the smiley, marshmallow-roasting, Vacation Bible School rock of Stryper could lead to these conspiratorial whispers ... or maybe not. "Alex Jones has some good info, but he doesn't go far enough." Might as well get "I'M A KOOK" tattooed on your forehead. Then you can do some research on how Jewish people were ostracized and scapegoated across Europe for centuries, denied the right to own land, etc., until about the only thing left was to take up those trades with which they became stereotypically associated with out of necessity. Then you and the Stallion can go lift weights together in the compound.

CD: Stryper - God Damn Evil
From: BDrums1971 Date: May 28, 2018 at 20:44
MetallianStallion, I see you are awake to who really runs things in this world. Good for you. And alex jones? If you haven't figured it out by now, he is a gate keeper. He has some good info, but only goes so far and has a very disruptive personality. By the way, Doghouse, if you do some research you will find that most Zionists and high level bankers are jews. It's just a fact. Now, Stryper who? Oh yeah, kind of got a little off topic there didn't we? Hehe.

CD: Stryper - God Damn Evil
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 27, 2018 at 15:26
Without responding to your entire manifesto (some I agree with, some not), I'll just explain the "neo-Nazi" comment. "Zionist" and "banking cartel," among others, are just dog-whistle terms for "Jews." You can try to steer me to all the unsourced crackpot documentaries you want, but it does appear you got a thing about those Jooze, in addition to your other hang-ups.

CD: Stryper - God Damn Evil
From: MetalllianStallion Date: May 27, 2018 at 8:37
(con't) with his pants down with a hooker.These TV evangelists, most of them Benny Hinn, Joel Osteen,ect are con men. STRYPER FRONTMAN MICHAEL SWEET ON RELATIONS WITH FORMER BASSIST TIM GAINES - "IT WAS A NIGHTMARE" “My recent demise within the Stryper camp came about because I actually have testicles. I stood my ground when I was told to give up the woman I love, (who is now my wife) or get fired. I threatened to sue. I was "conveniently" fired 10 days after my marriage to Brandee, on the grounds that I made some posts threatening to sue the band for wrongful termination. They called it "threats”. “My recommendation to (guitarist) Oz (Fox) and Bob (drummer Robert Sweet)? Grow some balls and stand up to that pathetic one (presumeably Stryper frontman Michael Sweet) and his conniving wife, or just continue to live a life of mediocrity. http://bravewords.com/news/stryper-frontman-michael-sweet-on-relations-with-former-bassist-tim-gaines-it-was-a-nightmare

CD: Stryper - God Damn Evil
From: MetalllianStallion Date: May 27, 2018 at 8:31
(con't) wage. I'm sure Stryper's release wasn't presented to the Walmart PMRC board for review. It's all automated which was my point. Not sure if you caught the news where many people have had their youtube accounts,FB,Twitter (shadow banning) taken down basically for their politics. On Amazon.com last year some Rabbi called Bezos and gave him a list of thousands of books he wanted banned based on the basis of antisemitism. Amazon said yes sir consider done faster than Trump to Netanyahu. Meanwhile you can buy books on how to a pedophile, that's not flagged. You can see the slippery slope of free speech is headed with the ADL/SPLC the official hired guns on FB and Youtube to deem what is appropriate content with certain flag words set to trigger deletion. Back to Styper, I guess there has been a big dust up with them firing their bass player and hiring ex FIREHOUSE bass player to fill the void. I remember Jerry Farwell was a big critic of Stryper, until the miracle man got busted

CD: Stryper - God Damn Evil
From: MetalllianStallion Date: May 27, 2018 at 8:03
Deputy Doghouse with comments about "veiled" "neo-Nazi" your trail of conspiracy clues makes me out to be closer to 卐 David Duke. You also forgot Russian operative and HH infiltrator. Pumpkin Head Jones, with a face for radio and a voice for text is a big on Trump and they are BOTH heavily Pro Israel aka Zionists which has multiple meanings depending on who you ask. Zionists and Neocons go hand in hand and are of all races(Cheney,Bush, Joe Biden,War hawk John Bolton). He got us into Iraq, Afghanistan, still there for 18 years, and now Syria and Iran are next. We sent American troops aka Freedom fighters to die and kill 500,000 innocent children and who knows how many more millions in collateral damage. The War Machine is still looking for those weapons of mass destruction. Maybe their in Iran. Now back to what my little jag actually was about. Walmart just like it's big brother Amazon's only God is $ as they are both known to treat their employees poorly along without a living w

CD: Dokken - Return to The East Live 2016
From: MetalllianStallion Date: May 27, 2018 at 7:17
@Metal T, I give you my permission to drop my HH WIKI LEAKS file.Take it easy, the importance of posting comments about music lies somewhere between playing video games and fantasy football leagues. I don't mind the studio acoustic bonus tracks as you know who tries to compensate on vocals. Ladies and gentlemen, The Jeff Pilson Band. Dokken - "In My Dreams" (Official Live Video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajTfrGK1lj8

CD: Michael Bolton - Michael Bolton
From: hair metal again Date: May 27, 2018 at 4:18
fantastic debut for MICHAEL BOLTON after the BLACKJACK ones and what you get is bombastic radio friendly hard rock music with great songs and big choruses!many great musos involved and of course Michael s voice stealing the show!essential one that captures that early 80 s thing

CD: Bridge 2 Far - Bridge 2 Far
From: bugrarife Date: May 26, 2018 at 13:02
Great album. Don't miss it."We Got Away" is my favorite.

CD: Care Of Night - Connected
From: bugrarife Date: May 26, 2018 at 11:56
I totally agree with juan. You can't miss it.10 awsame songs for AOR fans...95/100

CD: Derek Smalls - Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)
From: CC Date: May 25, 2018 at 8:52
Really could not get into this. His vocals are really an acquired taste.

CD: Paradise - Light the Fire
From: hair metal again Date: May 25, 2018 at 8:24
excellent commercial hard rock music that was recorded back in the day ,but it was released many years later!big choruses,many hooks,massive backing vocals and big guitars like we love it is offered here and to be honest didnt expect it to be that rockin.'you have the touch",'going down to sin city",love surgery " are the highlights of this great indie from the Canadian scene

CD: Dokken - Return to The East Live 2016
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 25, 2018 at 8:02
Thanks, man. It's just my thing, where I just wouldn't find it worth my time to just write "This RAWKS!" and not any effort into it--why even bother? People can take it or leave it; that wouldn't be much fun if we all agreed all the time, would it?

CD: Dokken - Return to The East Live 2016
From: metalmaniac777 Date: May 23, 2018 at 19:54
Hey, Doghouse, if it makes you feel better, I enjoy your "long-winded, endless, run-on" posts. I think I appreciate the coherency of thought and proper punctuation. Nothing against those who simply exclaim, "This album rawks!" but I do enjoy the fact that you generally dig a little deeper with your commentary, even if I don't always agree with your viewpoint. As for this release ... well, I'm not a fan of live albums to begin with, and this is hardly the one that's going to change my mind. A little better than some, but much worse than others, I think sums it up.

CD: Pangea - Manchild
From: hair metal again Date: May 23, 2018 at 15:36
sensational debut for PANGEA with a massive commercial hard rock sound ,excellent musicianship and songwriting of the highest level!bought that one as soon as it was out ,as i was stunned by the first tunes!essential is a word

CD: Vixen - Rev it Up
From: 123charpenay Date: May 23, 2018 at 13:38
for me this jewel is the best record of a female hard fm band.it s simply a masterpiece with only killer songs.all songs are at a very very high level in quality."love is a killer" is an exceptional song ,a real hit which deserve to be played on radio night and day.the japan import is essential cause the cd is a picture disc and there is two bonus tracks live"edge of a broken heart" and "cruisin".

CD: Aldo Nova - Blood on the Bricks
From: hair metal again Date: May 23, 2018 at 12:32
excellent release for ALDO NOVA with the valuable help of Jon Bon Jovi and of course like everybody else jumping on the hair metal movement that was on at the moment!the result is very good with a great commercial sound ,good songs but that wasnt a real band and couldnt make bigger impact!"young love " is the best song that remind me of NIGHT RANGER and "bang bang",'someday" and "touch of madness " are excellent songs also!very good stuff indeed

CD: Bowes and Morley - Mo's Barbeque
From: hair metal again Date: May 22, 2018 at 8:46
Had no doubt that this was gonna be excellent,as Danny &Luke have proved for almost 3 decades now that they re sensational songwriters &performers!this one is is a rock release with many THUNDER of course elements ,but also many soul ones andi d say that the combo is quite succesful!"that s not love" ,"how could you?"," waiting for the sky to fall" are excellent songs indeed for an album that is essential for THUNDER fans

CD: Dokken - Return to The East Live 2016
From: Metal T Date: May 21, 2018 at 21:32
Stallion--don't get me started on you because believe me buddy there's plenty of material there.

CD: Orianthi - Best of... Vol. 1
From: CC Date: May 21, 2018 at 18:09
It's always a bit silly when an artist has a "Best of" CD when they only have two or three albums to their name, and this goes for Orianthi too. With only three albums to her name (if you include the two versions of Believe as one album), it is way too early for this album in all reality, especially seeing as they completely ignore her debut album, Violet Journey, as not one single track from it appears here. That said though, what does make this album a worthwhile purchase for fans is the amount of "exclusive" tracks it has, which have not appeared on her standard albums before. It is a Japanese album, so of course the sound quality is excellent, and if you look about, you will find it cheaper than some of the ridiculous prices you will see some sellers trying to ask for it. Overall though, really only for the completionists.

CD: Stryper - God Damn Evil
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 20, 2018 at 13:09
Actually, your new title is the Alex Jones of HH. You can pin the blame squarely on the morality police of the good Christians at Walmart rather than any shadowy elites you read about on InfoWars. They've been deciding what's suitable for their tender shoppers for decades, so don't give me your veiled (Zionist/banking cartel/etc.) neo-Nazi shit. They apparently didn't pick up on the word spacing in the album title. They just heard "goddamn evil," and deemed it blasphemous. I find it entertaining that Michael Sweet spends as much time defending the band against his fellow Christians as he does against the heathen masses (see his own comments regarding this present flap, and the "controversy" over the secular songs on their covers album).

CD: Bullet - Dust To Gold
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 20, 2018 at 12:52
Oh, right. I just found it on the "newest additions" page. Yes, this is the band who gave us the equally great Storm of Blades and Highway Pirates.

CD: Stryper - God Damn Evil
From: MetalllianStallion Date: May 20, 2018 at 1:34
Stryper said this would be their hardest album to date, and I guess it is, but it's hit and miss."Take It To The Cross " pacing is herky-jerky (falsetto-fanatic chorus) and it's a misfire out of the gates. Not sure if it's because of all of Micheal Sweet's side projects, but this album sounds rushed and the melodies and hooks just aren't there. This is also bassist Richard Perryman‘s first album with Stryper. At first look I thought it was the original bassist with a WIG. Favorite track/message is "The Valley". Move over SLAYER, Walmart actually banned this CD from their stores. I'm guessing for the title. In the era we live in where Google/FB/Big Brother will decide what is appropriate for you to view. All you have to do is minimal research to find that the elite who run the world (Media,Govt,Banking Cartel) are the "father of LIES" Look at the daily headlines, what once was up, is now down with the Zionist agenda shoved down our throats. (consume, think, believe) Yes master.

CD: Dokken - Return to The East Live 2016
From: MetalllianStallion Date: May 20, 2018 at 0:47
@Metal T, wait a minute, I thought I had the HH crown of #1 whiner/bitcher/homophobe/racist/xenophobe and religious fanatic? Somebody tell CC to take a pole on the boards to see if it's time to pass the baton. As far as Dokken, go to Amazon.com and read the poor suckers reviews who bought this live DVD/CD, which 75% was shot at a couple tune up shows in North Dakota. (Beast in the Hick-Sticks), and filmed on a dixie cup and a string budget. "Don's vox sound good." That is a delusional comment unless "Shadowlife" is your favorite release. A comparison with Axl Rose is irrelevant, as say what you will about the guy, he runs circles around Don's stage performance who was "wooden" even in the 80's.

CD: Bullet - Dust To Gold
From: MetalllianStallion Date: May 20, 2018 at 0:27
There are 2 Bullet bands. The HH Submission put it under the German band with a couple releases in the 80's, instead of the Swede band.

CD: Bullet - Dust To Gold
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 19, 2018 at 13:28
Different from what?

CD: Bullet - Dust To Gold
From: Swazi Date: May 19, 2018 at 12:36
This is a different band called "Bullet". These are Swedish.

CD: Thunder - Wonder Days
From: hair metal again Date: May 19, 2018 at 7:37
very good release for THUNDER once again ,but still worse than their previous ones!well written & performed songs but not any great hooks or big choruses!the musicianship is fine ,Danny s vocs excellent but i think they must stop releasing something every year!"wonder days" is the best song with a sensational riff

CD: Icon - Live Bootleg
From: titothetitan Date: May 18, 2018 at 14:10
Hi rick I agree, the audio quality is a letdown. Too bad because they were a very talented band playing live. This is for die-hard fans only. 70/100

CD: King Kobra - King Kobra
From: titothetitan Date: May 18, 2018 at 10:52
Great production, some nice songs and some fillers. 'Live Forever','Tear Down The Walls', 'Fade Aawy', 'Crying Turns To Rain' and 'Red Flags' are the highlights. Overall this is an average album. It's not the same KK we used to know. But it's miles away better than the horrendous "Hollywood Trash".

CD: Boulevard - Boulevard
From: titothetitan Date: May 18, 2018 at 10:41
Very decent album. 'Dream On' is a great opener,'Far From Over', 'In the Twilight', 'Missing Persons' are nice but there also some fillers. 80/100

CD: Tuff - What Comes Around Goes Around
From: CC Date: May 17, 2018 at 17:41
I remember wanting this back in the day only to be told it was only available on CD (I was a cassette man at this time), and being an import, it was not cheap. A few years later, and I had my first CD player and this was one of the first CD's I tracked down. Of course, by the time this came out the songs on it were hardly original as there had been about a million other bands from the genre doing the same thing, but boy was it good. At the end of the day people can throw out "they sound like Poison" or "they are unoriginal", but who gives a damn as long as it sounds good. Of course the band had been around a good few years before this album came out, so the songs had that 100% 80s sound to them, but came out during the death knell of the genre and were probably one of the last bands to have any kind of "success" even if it paled in comparison to the glory days. Years later I can still dig this one out and enjoy the hell out of it.

CD: Tone Norum - One Of A Kind
From: titothetitan Date: May 17, 2018 at 15:22
I think the chick's childish voice kind of ruined this album.

CD: Lancia - Lancia
From: 123charpenay Date: May 17, 2018 at 13:07
decent hard u s record.not more.absoluty nothing new and original under the sun.i ve the feeling to have hearing this kind of american hard rock one thousand times.average stuff.the price of this cd is totally crazy on ebay.save your money.

CD: Thunder - Rip It Up
From: hair metal again Date: May 17, 2018 at 10:13
good album for THUNDER and these guys seem capable of writing down thousands of good songs anyday!still they cant reach the highs of their early years ,but that s natural ,i guess that s how life goes..THUNDER is a fantastic band and you can t go wrong with them..."right from the start","shakedown" and "no o ne gets out alive" are the highlights of this decent release that is their worst (and a proof of how good they are)

CD: Aidean - Promises
From: titothetitan Date: May 16, 2018 at 16:18
hi Rafo Phoenix, are you interested in trading the live show? tito.the.titan@gmail.com

CD: Airbourne - Runnin' Wild
From: CC Date: May 15, 2018 at 21:02
Funnily enough another artist not on this site sprang to mind the other day, and I was like "Fuck me, how can Avril Lavignes first album be 16 years old? It is nearly as old as she was when it came out"... that is some scary shit.

CD: Dokken - Shadowlife
From: titothetitan Date: May 15, 2018 at 14:13
This album is an insult to the fans. It doesn't sound like Dokken AT ALL! The two bonus tracks in the japanese release are as boring as the rest of the album. An 80's band trying to play grunge is outrageous. What were they thinking?

CD: Edan - Dead Flowers
From: hair metal again Date: May 15, 2018 at 5:54
interesting debut for EDAN , a band that is somewhere between THE QUIREBOYS and THE ROCK CITY ANGELS ,but not in the same level as the songs dont deliver and don t have any decent hooks!the sound,the musicianship & the looks are pretty good but overall nothing remarkable here

CD: Airbourne - Runnin' Wild
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 14, 2018 at 23:39
CC, I'm finding that almost all of the bands I think of as "new" are at least ten years old now. Offhand, the only exceptions I can come up with, for truly "new" bands are stuff like The Wild! Oddly, the artist that made me think of this just the other day was Kid Rock (not on this site, but in all seriousness, maybe he should be at this point). Dude should change his name tot Dad Rock. It doesn't matter how many times he still says "fuck," his music has become so middle-aged.

CD: Airbourne - Runnin' Wild
From: Doug Date: May 14, 2018 at 17:41
Wow, time flies. "Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast" is a killer song.

CD: Airbourne - Runnin' Wild
From: CC Date: May 14, 2018 at 14:10
I still think of these guys as being a "new" band, but fuck me it is hard to take in that this album is 11 years old already.

CD: Slaughter - Fear No Evil
From: Doug Date: May 14, 2018 at 12:04
This album continues to stay under the radar. Great reference by "ghettonation 73" on Back to Reality. Another really good, underappreciated album.

CD: Vega - Only Human
From: Eric3 Date: May 13, 2018 at 22:35
What can I say? It's Vega. Hooky, well-produced songs. No filler in the bunch. 85+

CD: Perfect Plan - All Rise
From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 13, 2018 at 14:31
Wow what a great Record!!!...it reminds me a bit of Work Of Art here and there...vocals are just outstanding(Kent Hilli)...fave tracks are "Can't Turn Back" & "Heaven In Your Eyes" but also 1,2,3,5,6,8 & 9(basically the whole package)are attractive to me...highly recommended stuff...INDEED!!!...88/100

CD: Vega - Only Human
From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 13, 2018 at 14:10
A pleasant album!!!...Modern Melodic Rock/AOR(edgy & sweet at the same time)that will put a in your face...my fave ones are # 3,4,5,7,8,9,10 & 11...enjoyable stuff indeed.85/100

CD: Ghost Machinery - Out for Blood
From: kinghanuk Date: May 12, 2018 at 20:17
A very fine melodic metal album. There is no real filler, a high quality album from start to finish, there's no real standout track though. Musicianship is top notch and Taage Laiho sings great as usual.

CD: Vinny Burns - The Journey
From: kinghanuk Date: May 12, 2018 at 20:06
A terrific melodic hard rock album which reminds me of TEN's s/t and Name of The Rose albums. I was surprised to know that TEN wasn't entirely about Gary Hughes, Vinny Burns was a very important part of TEN's early sound. 90 out of 100.

CD: Def Leppard - Mirror Ball - Live and More
From: ghettonation73 Date: May 12, 2018 at 9:00
I always say buy all of their material and make your own greatest hits compilation.

CD: Slaughter - Fear No Evil
From: ghettonation73 Date: May 12, 2018 at 8:46
Great CD. Slaughter didn't jump on the alternative bandwagon like a lot of other bands did. This album,"Revolution" and "Back To Reality" all rocked. Tim Kelly R.I.P.!!

CD: Damn Dice - The Great Unknown
From: CC Date: May 10, 2018 at 18:34
I remember seeing Damn Dice some years ago as a support act to some band or another, and while their set was certainly energetic they had one huge fault, a horrible singer. The thankfully replaced him a while later, and next time I saw them they were miles better. I must admit it took me a while to buy this album (and earlier EP) mainly due to so much other stuff coming out all the time, it is easy to overlook and forget a band you want to check out. I finally bought the two CDs and they are a little heavier and a little less glam than I remember, but it is still old school 80s rock. Some really good songs on this, albeit not exactly breaking new ground. Might be a little heavy for the more glammy crowd but that is kinda where it excels. Not a bad first album all in all.

CD: Drivin N Cryin - Fly Me Courageous
From: ghettonation73 Date: May 10, 2018 at 1:01
This CD came out in 1990, not 1991.

CD: Nazareth - Greatest Hits
From: Doug Date: May 8, 2018 at 16:39
Razamanaz 'ya all night! Great collection of the best of the Naz.

CD: Dokken - Return to The East Live 2016
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 8, 2018 at 0:31
It's 2018, dude. You don't have to pay for stuff you're curious but pessimistic about. As for being long-winded: fuck off. That brief enough for ya?

CD: Bullet - Dust To Gold
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 8, 2018 at 0:22
Man! Thank the rock gods for bands like Bullet. Maybe they only do one thing, but they do it so well, any album of theirs is just a joy to listen to. Here, their adrenaline-rush mix of AC/DC and Accept (with maybe a smidge of early GnR for extra sleaze) seems to lean a bit more to the Teutonic side of things; a little more chains-and-spikes "serious metal," if you know what I mean. This is especially on a song like "Fuel The Fire" or the war-themed "Rogue Soldier" (about PTSD). Good beery, biker-y, high-decibel fun all around, and an easy lock for the year-end list.

CD: Black Stone Cherry - Family Tree
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 8, 2018 at 0:09
I've been lukewarm on Black Stone Cherry at times throughout their career, especially early on. Magic Mountai really impressed me though, and Family Tree is almost as good. Same loose, rock 'n' roll feel, with much less of the drop-tuned, mopey/earnest southern-grunge that plagued their early albums. Like Magic Mountain, we still get that one dumb, hackneyed pop-country song ("Southern Fried Friday Night") and the maudlin ballad ("My Last Breath"), but pretty much all the rest of the songs are money in my book. My favorites are "Bad Habit," "Burnin'," "New Kinda Feelin," "Dancin' In The Rain," "Ain't Nobody," "You Got The Blues" and "I Need A Woman." Good stuff!

CD: Dokken - Return to The East Live 2016
From: Metal T Date: May 7, 2018 at 19:44
man,you're longwinded...do you ever come up for air ? You have to be one of the biggest whiners who posts on HH.Endless run-on paragraphs....a malcontent whose constantly bitching...and yet you shelled out the $ for this? Go figure.

CD: Dokken - Return to The East Live 2016
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 7, 2018 at 14:46
... that it's time to move on and put this band to bed.

CD: Dokken - Return to The East Live 2016
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 7, 2018 at 14:45
At this point, it's just beyond me why anyone still cares. Even Don himself appeared not very enthusiastic in the run-up to these shows, pretty much admitting the payday was just too good to ignore, but not expressing any real desire otherwise to do the reunion. Add to that his clear ambivalence toward these old songs (he knows they're his bread and butter, but it just doesn't seem like he gets much enjoyment from them anymore), and why should any of us bother? So here's this live set, wherever it's from (some of the video footage is actually from the South Dakota warm-up show), and it just comes off flat to these ears. The band is capable, Jeff Pilson helping Don out on backing vocals, Don doing what he can with his greatly-diminished voice (no wonder he keeps talking about exploring other styles of music--he simply is no longer up to much of this material). Dokken isn't as embarrassing as Quiet Riot by any means, but the lack of excitement evident should tell us all ...

CD: Dokken - Return to The East Live 2016
From: Doug Date: May 7, 2018 at 12:25
Sadly, a total $$ grab. Jeff, George and Mick are focused on more important things these days, and good for them. Such a fantastic band that just could never get over their issues, i.e. Don. Too bad. On the plus side, George and Jeff especially, are involved in some great work today!

CD: Crystal Roxx - Crystal Roxx
From: hair metal again Date: May 7, 2018 at 7:37
3rd step for CRYSTAL ROXX and certainly their weakest without being bad,as it still shows their talent!the sound is def updated to the mid 90 s and only in their ballad 'comin around' you can ace their early one!the songs are ok but you ll need a few spins to get into them!'what s happening','reload' and 'back off ' are good songs and overall you ll find it interesting if you ve heard their previous ones

CD: Dokken - Return to The East Live 2016
From: Metal T Date: May 6, 2018 at 11:12
Good solid live' effort from the classic line-up--enjoyed this! Setlist needed some diff tunes though.Would like to see a new record,but not a big fan of the new studio track.George hasn't lost a whole hell of alot playing-wise imo.Don's vox sound good.Don has always put himself out there good,bad or ugly more than i can say for someone like Axl who dissapeared for decades and didn't release jack squat to his fans.

CD: Lee Aaron - Diamond Baby Blues
From: CC Date: May 5, 2018 at 16:33
I know opinion was split on her last album with its 'modern pop punk' tone to some of the songs, but I really enjoyed it. This one though, while more 'traditional', it sadly lives up to it's name, with more emphasis on 'bloos' than rock. That is not to say what is on offer is not rock and does not sound good, just that it never really kicks up the pace. Where it really falls down for me is some of the horrible lyrics, almost like they were written by a kid at school just starting out as a song writer. There are some really good songs on this no doubt, but those lyrics on the other songs make me cringe with how horrible they are.

CD: Rainbow - Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 4, 2018 at 19:42
This is where all began...tracks #1(classic!),3,5,7,8 & 9 are the ones for me and sure for many others...recommended stuff...80/100

CD: Blue Oyster Cult - Spectres
From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 4, 2018 at 19:38
Nice album that contains great songs in the shape of 'Godzila'(classic!),'Deat Valley Nights','R.U.Ready 2 Rock','Celestial The Queen' & 'Goin' Through The Motions'...enjoyable stuff...80/100

CD: The Paul Godfrey Band - Magic Touch
From: 123charpenay Date: May 4, 2018 at 12:39
great female fronted a o r.this record is pleasant to listen.but they invented nothing so this album is absoluty not a priority only a great a o r effort.this record will not stay in the history of our music.the singer is good but she have nothing in common with ann wilson.she have not the voice,the class,the charism of the fabulous heart s singer.

CD: The Paul Godfrey Band - Magic Touch
From: edwithmj Date: May 3, 2018 at 19:29
A very pleasing melodic album! The female vocalist is exceptionally good - think Ann Wilson from Heart but dare I say better? The songs are very good and are extremely catchy: Magic Touch (very addictive), Only One (super solo), Never Felt This Way Before and Can't Get My Mind Off You are fine examples. The only drawback is that the album's production is a bit off. However, if you can track down the album 'More of the Same Excellence - The Anthology' which consists of this album with five bonus tracks (demos) you'll find the song quality much better. Definitely another hidden gem which is quickly becoming essential for me.

CD: George Lynch - Sacred Groove
From: hair metal again Date: May 3, 2018 at 9:18
excellent debut for GEORGE LYNCH with the valuable help of some great singers of the hard rock genre and the result is massive!all the songs are great and there s a certain quality in production &musicianship that will satisfy every hard rocker!bought it back in the day and enjoyed it much

CD: Crossroads - The Wild One
From: 123charpenay Date: May 2, 2018 at 13:56
decent german hard rock.nothing extraordinary.this record with a very dry sound of drums is absoluty not a priority.

CD: Crossroads - Gasolined
From: hair metal again Date: May 2, 2018 at 9:20
excellent release once again by CROSSROADS , a band that always had great ideas and its sound was massive with a heavy commercial approach that i loved since day 1!Gasolined is def updated with the mid 90 s ,but fans of the band wont be disapointed ,as it will get you after 2 or 3 spins!great songs ,heavy riffs ,attitude and mix of dif genres are offered here in a unique but beautiful release!

CD: Nutz - Hard Nutz
From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 30, 2018 at 23:40
A very good old school Hard Rock act that has Led Zeppelin and Angel among their influences for sure...tracks # 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 & 8 are the ones for me...enjoyable stuff if what we have in here. :-) .85/100

CD: The Georgia Satellites - Georgia Satellites
From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 30, 2018 at 23:21
Listening to this release once again and realizing how catchy it is for sure ...a band that,as i said in a previous comments,had the chance of seeing live in late 80's in lovely U.K....in here my fave tracks are # 1(hit single),2,3,4,7( ),8,9 & 10(cover Faces)...if you like Southern Rock with a kinda commercial side then get this one a.s.a.p.!!!...83/100

CD: The Georgia Satellites - Georgia Satellites
From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 30, 2018 at 23:16
Listening to this debut release once again and realizing how catchy it is for sure ...a band that,as i said in a previous comment,had the chance of seeing live in lovely U.K...my fave tracks in here are # 1(hit single),2,3,4,7( ),8,9 & 10(cover Faces)...if you like Southern Rock with a kinda commercial feel then get this one a.s.a.p.83/100

CD: Grand Design - Viva La Paradise
From: 123charpenay Date: April 30, 2018 at 5:15
now i ve the habit with this band ,i buy their cd s closed eyes.grand design is totaly unable to write a bad song.fillers?they don t know.killer songs?it s their big speciality.this new album is in the same vein of their three previous records.so i can say only one thing buy buy buy!!!!!!i can add that the japan import is highly recommanded cause we have a super bonus track'fight fire with fire'.it s a remarkable cover of kansas.

CD: Grand Design - Thrill of the Night
From: 123charpenay Date: April 30, 2018 at 5:08
this cd is the perfect follow up to their two first efforts.always the same recipe big def leppard s influence,big sound, big guitars, big drums and only killers songs.if you are fan of their two first fantastic cd s you can buy this record closed eyes.i recommand the japan import cause we have two exceptional bonus tracks 'baby it s you' a superb cover of the promises and 'fallen hero' an exceptional cover of vixen.it s a tribute to the vixen s guitarist died in 2014.(rip).

CD: Radio Moscow - World Service
From: hair metal again Date: April 29, 2018 at 11:45
excellent debut for RADIO MOSCOW back in 91 with their sound being updated ,but also offer some more mysterioys hooks like DIAMOND HEAD did!all the songs are great and i can assure you that after a few spins it will be difficult to remove it of your cd player!'ring on your finger','hear it in the wind','standing' are sensational songs indeed!essential

CD: Salty Dog - Lost Treasure
From: MetalllianStallion Date: April 29, 2018 at 1:00
One man's trash is another's treasure might be stretching it for this one, even if you are a fan of the band's debut. This is the planned 2nd album by the band that was never released. Rock Candy released the remastered ' Every Dog has it's day' (1990) last year. When ever I hear the band's minor hit 'Come Along' I am transported back in time to KNAC nite at the Red Onion night clubs in LA/OC which looked like Tawny Kitaen MTV video chick tryouts. Any red blooded dude would have silver dollar eyes watching the ladies strut their stuff to that one. You can't accuse this band of being a overproduced hair band, with it's bar-room, blues boogie vibe. Darrel Beach takes over on vox for original vocalist Jimmi Bleacher. The two singers have a similar shriek. Before the band died they recorded some demos which never got a label so on ice for almost 30 years, here you are. Nothing to write home about but worth a listen if you where a fan.

CD: Dokken - Return to The East Live 2016
From: MetalllianStallion Date: April 28, 2018 at 23:43
The GEEZERS in the EAST make their return to the land of the rising sun with their mini reunion with the original-lineup. A live DVD/CD, but for what else $? We're BIG in Japan, to keep those alimony checks rolling in and gifts for the grand kids. Don and his wig, are now social security age in his 60's, but his voice retired decades ago. This has be getting embarrassing for him as his last Dokken album 'Broken Bones' it was reported that Mark Boals did all the vocals under tracking with the exact same vocal lines under Don's voice. The rest of the band holds up ok, but Lynch looks on autopilot, shocker he and Don still don't get along. The Beast From the East’ (1988) also had some studio magic, but you have to have a voice to work with. That was Dokken at it's musical chops peak of powers, and I will remember them as they where. There’s a new modern edge mediocre studio track here and even talk of a new album featuring the ‘classic’ Dokken line up. Let's hope it's just talk.

CD: L.A. Guns - Live in Milan
From: MetalllianStallion Date: April 28, 2018 at 23:05
This DVD/CD was recorded at the 2017 Frontiers Rock Festival at Club Trezzo. The beauty of Phil Lewis's voice is that he doesn't have the range of a opera singer, so the LA GUNS original sound and thrust can hold on through the years of wear and tear. With Guns back in the fold this is pretty close to what the band sounded like in their 80's prime. This performance has a raw, live feel with no crowd overdubs or magic editing.

CD: Scorpions - Savage Amusement
From: Doug Date: April 27, 2018 at 11:21
Ah yeah, Eye II Eye is not on any of my best of lists.

CD: Scorpions - Savage Amusement
From: 123charpenay Date: April 27, 2018 at 10:37
i m totally agree with my buddy doghouse.'rhythm of love' is a super song with an exceptional guitar s riff.yes doghouse the songs on 'eye to eye' are a real nightmare,shameful of the best hard rock band of the history.

CD: Aerodyne - Breaking Free
From: 123charpenay Date: April 27, 2018 at 10:32
i was very impress by the video of 'coming for you' on melodic rock.my first impression was that the singer was not extraordinary but musically it s very very strong.i ve waiting to buy this cd cause i ve hope that i can find it in japan import.no, this record never see the light of day in japan.the japan market have miss a jewel.my first impression was right .all the cd is like 'coming for you'.this album is a stick of dynamite.this cd is an orgy of sensational riffs and execeptional solo s guitar.aerodyne plays the real hard rock.no keyboards no ballads only killer songs, all are very catchy.if you read this comment ,you are fan of hard rock ,so my friends save your money for this atomic bomb!!!!!!!!

CD: Scorpions - Savage Amusement
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: April 26, 2018 at 14:34
If 'Rhythm Of Love' is your worst Scorpions song, Doug, I take it you skipped Eye II Eye altogether.

CD: Eisley / Goldy - Blood, Guts and Games
From: 123charpenay Date: April 26, 2018 at 14:16
the front cover is beautiful this is the main quality of this record.eisley/goldy offer us a decent hard fm record not more.i admit that i have a serious problem with david glen eisley.when he force his voice it s unbearable.certainly one of the big deception of 2017.i m a little afraid by frontiers records.now they do like long island records or mtm.they sign many many artists or bands in different kind of hard rock but the quality is not often present.

CD: Scorpions - Savage Amusement
From: Doug Date: April 26, 2018 at 12:35
I've always been a huge Scorps fan, and this album came out near their peak of fame, but for me, its never been a favorite of mine. Good to know re-mix and production has been boosted; the original production has such a 'muffled' sound to it. And 'Rhythm of Love?' IMHO, worst Scorps song ever, and remember the video, just awful.

CD: Richie Kotzen - Slow
From: hair metal again Date: April 26, 2018 at 9:58
very good release once again by RICHIE KOTZEN in a bluesy rock mood and trying to show that he is a fine singer &songwriter besides a guitar player!pleasant songs with Richie giving his best and overall i dig that stuff a lot !'dont wanna lie','all i can','got it bad' are great songs

CD: Thundermother - Thundermother
From: 123charpenay Date: April 25, 2018 at 13:41
wow what a great cd!perfect production, the sound is clear and mighty.the singer have an extraordinary voice.she have the same phenomenal voice than nathalie pellissier(isis child).the songs are very catchy ,except track 11 (a poor ballad).the music of these four girls (thumbs up girls!!!)is a mix of ac/dc and rock goddess.two remarkable references.if you are fan of classic and catchy hard rock you can buy this cd closed eyes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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