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CD: King Kobra - Kollection
From: titothetitan Date: April 23, 2019 at 7:59
So this is their third and fourth album special edition release or what? my guess is that you buy the third and take the fourth bonus because it's god awful !!

CD: New American Shame - New American Shame
From: hair metal again Date: April 23, 2019 at 1:36
excellent debut for NEW AMERICAN SHAME with their sound being close to bands like JUNKYARD,BUCKCHERRY with that dirty street basic hard rock approach and those rough vocals!"under it all","broken bones" and "doghouse" are the def highlights of this fine indie release

CD: Sgt. Roxx - Push and Squeeze
From: ninjapeter Date: April 21, 2019 at 15:25
All the songs on this album ae one their next album so why pay $80 for this EP

CD: Toto - 40 Tours Around The Sun
From: masmusic Date: April 21, 2019 at 14:29
I love Toto, But how many live CDs are you going to put out? Out of all the others this is the worst! They butchered all the songs and their rendition of Africa sucks big time. Not even worth a rating!

CD: Exxocet - Mighty Jungle
From: 123charpenay Date: April 20, 2019 at 2:47
excellent hard rock from south america.(chile)

CD: The End Machine - The End Machine
From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 19, 2019 at 12:19
For me it sounds like a mix of Whitesnake and Winger but obviously Lynch Mob and Dokken can also be thrown in that blender(wonder why).Tracks # 1,2,3,5,8(fave one),10(fave),11(fave)...enjoyable solid stuff...80/100

CD: 99 Crimes - 99 Crimes
From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 19, 2019 at 12:04
A cool release of a band that sounds Europe influenced all over(including the vocalization of Paul Lidel is 100% Joey Tempest)...tracks # 1,2,3,4,8,9 & 10 are my friends in here ...f you have followed Paul's career in his previous bands(Dangerous Toys & Dirty Looks) then give the "99's" a chance.80/100

CD: Skid Row - Thickskin
From: hair metal again Date: April 19, 2019 at 2:28
excellent comeback release for the mighty SKID ROW with the band continue where the Subhuman stopped !the same vibe,less anger ,mellower productionand approach and a bit updated sound without losing their identity and the most important the songs are very very good!Johnny does a good job abd after a few spins you ll realize how good album this is !

CD: Harlow - Harlow
From: dany69 Date: April 18, 2019 at 22:47
Yeah Bro, j'ai ce CD pure amazing,,, et aujourd'hui j'ai trouvé le picture disc de Roxette Joyride,,,,WOW that is rare bro,,, still can't believe Roxette is still not here ((( but of course Shania Twain ??????????????? passe un bon Weekend Bro,!!!! And listen To Your heart, !!!!!!!!!

CD: Mantissa - Mossy God
From: Majestic12 Date: April 18, 2019 at 19:48
Great album, I liked it at first listen. @Blue Charvel: Funny that you mentioned Animal Bag because they seem to have many connections to Mantissa (not only musically) and this is how I've heard about Mantissa. I was looking at the Animal Bag debut album page at discogs and wanted to check who's responsible for the... art direction on this CD (I just love the cover art on this album ). It turned out it's Michael Bays and I checked briefly other albums that this guy was involved in and I noticed Mantissa's Mossy God album which looked somehow interesting. There was the "Land of The Living" low quality video linked on this album's discogs page and I immediately loved it. I know I wrote detailed description of how I got to know them but I wanted to show how random situations can lead you to new music BTW another Mantissa/Animal Bag connection - Terry Date who produced Mantissa debut album also produced the second Animal Bag album which was dropped just before its planned debut.

CD: Rick Springfield - The Day After Yesterday
From: Doug Date: April 18, 2019 at 14:16
Very enjoyable album of covers. Springfield is an artist I'm come to appreciate more over the years.

CD: Harlow - Harlow
From: 123charpenay Date: April 18, 2019 at 13:39
hi dany. teresa straley have singing on the first from the fire record.track 7 "sparks and flame".exceptional.

CD: Princess Pang - Princess Pang
From: dany69 Date: April 17, 2019 at 18:21
Great & Amazing Finaly Find it,,,

CD: Harlow - Harlow
From: dany69 Date: April 17, 2019 at 18:06
Damn can't believe some comments,,, Some love Saraya and not this ???? OK This Album is Awesome......

CD: Signal - Signal Live
From: titothetitan Date: April 16, 2019 at 16:12
I have the Dvd of this concert and put it on Youtube. 'Live in Lincoln, Nebraska, 1990'

CD: Mark Free - Long Way From Love
From: titothetitan Date: April 16, 2019 at 16:09
I thought this was an awesome album back 12 yrs ago when I was a teenager. But listening to it now I still think Mark Free is an fantastic singer but the album is far from being perfect. Production is awful (just listen to the drum machine troughout the album... ugh!) and it turns some songs really annoying to the ears (High Life, Hard Heart to Break). With a better production and better choice of demos (yes, these are demos that Mark recorded in the late 80's) the album could have been huge.

CD: King Kobra - Ready to Strike
From: titothetitan Date: April 16, 2019 at 16:00
When I was a teenager i thought this album was awesome and one of the best in the genre. But now that I'm 30 I think this is only a, Ok album, with a great singer and drummer. Nothing more. Lyrics are very cheesy and the guitar and bass players are too posers.

CD: Nasty Idols - Vicious
From: hair metal again Date: April 16, 2019 at 12:47
explosive sleazy hard rock music for NASTY IDOLS and a great release overall with a very strong guitar driven sound ,rough vocals and lots of attitude!"heads down (in tinseltown)","dance of the wicked","hellhouse" ,"black shot " are great songs indeed

CD: Mountain - Go For Your Life
From: edwithmj Date: April 15, 2019 at 19:59
Mountain had a more commercial sound in this one similar to what ZZ Top were doing at the same time and it works really well for me. My favourites are Hard Times, Spark and Babe in the Woods. Little Bit of Insanity is my final pick and was dedicated to former bassist Felix Pappalardi, who was shot by his wife in 1983.

CD: Mountain - Climbing!
From: edwithmj Date: April 15, 2019 at 19:51
Good to see Mountain on this site. Mountain sound like the perfect mix of hard and southern rock in my opinion and the only drawback is that the tracks sound like they need remastering. My favourites are the hard rocking Mississippi Queen, the Skynyrd-esque Silver Paper and the instrumental To My Friend.

CD: Wraith - Riot
From: 123charpenay Date: April 15, 2019 at 13:24
i discover this band with the comments of hair metal.i ve heard several songs on you tube.musically it s very strong.yes the guitar work is sensational,but the "singer" is awful.it s a slaugther he have absoluty no voice.it s very regrettable.

CD: Beg Borrow and Steal - Push and Shove
From: 123charpenay Date: April 15, 2019 at 13:15
coucou mon ptit cousin canadien.pour te faire une idée tu peux écouter sur you tube.je confirme tina egan,sandy saraya mais aussi la chanteuse de romeo s daughter sur une ou deux chansons a o r.bonne semaine dany.à bientot.

CD: Wraith - Riot
From: hair metal again Date: April 14, 2019 at 15:08
read Geoff!excellent hard rock release with a heavier edge and sensational guitar work as well!

CD: TNT - Intuition
From: dany69 Date: April 12, 2019 at 19:33
MASTERPIECE,,,,

CD: H.E.A.T. - Greatest H.e.a.t.s
From: titothetitan Date: April 12, 2019 at 15:48
I was a bit disappointed with the choice of songs. How could they leave out 'Bring the Stars', 'Keep on Dreaming', 'Feel the Heat'? And just two songs from their second album Freedom Rock - which I consider their best one - were included. Still, there's some really cool & unreleased stuff in disc #2.

CD: Circus of Power - Magic and Madness
From: hair metal again Date: April 12, 2019 at 6:00
excellent release for CIRCUS OF POWER and probably their best back in 93!everything sounds big here and the songs are very well performed and produced and it seems to me that COP reached their top !a fine hard rock vibe is offered and strong songs like "heaven and hell",'swamp devil","evil woman" and "waitin for the wizard" but also fine ballads like "slip away" and "circles"!great stuff indeed

CD: Beg Borrow and Steal - Push and Shove
From: dany69 Date: April 11, 2019 at 19:47
Saraya you say, damnnnnnnnn i will check this now,thanks bro,,, Love Has Taken It's Toll, )))) j'aime Saraya dans Shocker Timeless love,,Amazing Bro,,,,,,

CD: Beg Borrow and Steal - Push and Shove
From: dany69 Date: April 11, 2019 at 19:44
j'ai vraiment besoin de me mettre a jour damn it,,)))))))

CD: Bad English - Backlash
From: dany69 Date: April 11, 2019 at 19:43
Great comments as always mon petit cousin ,!!!!!!!!! Drole j'etais juste en train d'ecouter the first Bad English,,, ( when i See your Smile ) a pure classic Bro,,mais je vais regarder pour ce bootleg,,,Merci my Bro,,take care,,Danny,!!!

CD: Talisman - Talisman
From: titothetitan Date: April 11, 2019 at 16:03
Hi 123charpenay, my guess is that Norum wanted to play a heavier sound (remember he left Europe just to do that) and the Talisman songs were to much AORish for him. Shame. Göran Edman originally sang the demos.

CD: Beg Borrow and Steal - Push and Shove
From: 123charpenay Date: April 11, 2019 at 12:18
i ve find this treasure in the attic of schmankerl records ,the home of dieter ,the magician.this record is one of the best female fronted realise ever.the sound is perfect ,the production is excellent.only killer songs on this album.lauralei combs is an exceptionnal singer.she reminds me tina egan (if only) and sandy saraya.imagine the level!!!!this record is varied songs 1.3.4.5 9 and 10 are some marvellous hard rock songs.the rest is pure magic a o r.this jewel is essential for all fans of if only and saraya(first album).this cd is a real raritie very hard to find cause it s a limited edition (500 copies only).so if you have the chance to find it.....buy buy buy!!!!!!!!

CD: Bad English - Greatest Hits
From: titothetitan Date: April 10, 2019 at 16:13
hello 123charpenay, there are different releases of the 'Lost Tapes'. Some includes demos of Waite's solo career, others don't. I recommend you to find the one with 11 tracks which are only Bad English songs. But whether release it is, the quality isn't the best. So look for the CD or the lossless files. I have only in 320K. Nvertheless I simply love the songs 'Hard Rain' and 'Who Is This Talking'.

CD: Lillian Axe - Lillian Axe
From: dany69 Date: April 10, 2019 at 16:00
BEST PERIOD EVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

CD: Valentine - Valentine
From: dany69 Date: April 10, 2019 at 14:54
What a GREAT band,,,a Great kind of mix Between Journey,,Dokken & XYZ Killer, !!!

CD: Bad English - Backlash
From: titothetitan Date: April 10, 2019 at 8:30
hello 123charpenay, if you wish some exclusive Bad English songs I recommend you 'The Lost Tapes' bootleg. It could have been a killer 3rd album.

CD: Bad English - Backlash
From: titothetitan Date: April 10, 2019 at 8:25
decent album, but far away from the impact of their debut.

CD: John Diva and the Rockets of Love - Mama Said Rock is Dead
From: MetalllianStallion Date: April 10, 2019 at 0:02
It was inevitable, Steel Panther had a hair band baby with vintage MTV DNA and popped out this 80's Euro-Retro creation. Eliminate the over the top Panther raunch and tune up the glam and you have Diva and the Rock-ettes. The band is comprised of competent musicians with an above average lead guitarist. The album is a tribute of sorts with original material. See their videos and you will know what I mean. German frontman,John Diva (can a dude be a DIVA?) is proud as a peacock and describes the album “It’s a trip for those who have lived and loved Rock ‘N’ Roll, for all those who still do so and for all the millions of people who up to now didn’t even know what they’ve been missing. We’re having a party as big as the eighties and you’re invited to let your imagination take flight by my wild and wonderful life.” JOHN DIVA & The Rockets Of Love 'Lolita' (Official Video) https://www.youtube.com/watchtime_continue=4&v=5729JDpq4JI

CD: DeVicious - Reflections
From: MetalllianStallion Date: April 9, 2019 at 22:40
This German band didn't waste anytime releasing a second album as their debut was a mere 8 months ago (August (2018). Their debut was not bad, but I was expecting the band to put in a couple years of song writing for their sophomore release. The BIG difference to make up for lost (short) time is recruiting the "magic man" Age Sten Nilsen (Wig Wam, Ammunition). Multiple tracks on this album have a "Ammuntion" feel. The track that the Age sings on IMO is good but it's drowned out a bit in a keyboard frenzy, as this album's stand out tracks shine when they reign in or eliminate the keys (at least for my taste). I've been coming back for repeated listens as most of the record is well done with excellent hooks and production, so it's worth worth checking out.

CD: The End Machine - The End Machine
From: MetalllianStallion Date: April 9, 2019 at 22:00
Hey Doug, to clarify Don is not on ice, he's on tour with Dokken. What's the difference (WINK)?). That means Mick is also which explains his no show for the End Machine recent live shows. On the Dokken official site I noticed Chris McCarvill (House of Lords, Maxx Explosion) is now the current bass player as I wasn't even sure the band was still together. They haven't put out a studio album for 7 years. But they are in the midst of doing a light club tour through the fall.

CD: The End Machine - The End Machine
From: Doug Date: April 9, 2019 at 17:10
This is high on my must get list! I'm a big Robert Mason fan (Lynch and Pilson too!). Thanks for the YouTube link, "MetallionStallion." I think(??) the drummer is from Evanescence? I could be wrong on that? Gotta love Wild Mick, but at least on this video, this drummer's got a cool stage presence. I hope these guys do well with this project.

CD: Survivor - Extended Versions
From: titothetitan Date: April 9, 2019 at 10:43
The CD was actually released in Japan in 2009, with better cover art and the two additional songs.

CD: Red Fun - Red Fun
From: hair metal again Date: April 9, 2019 at 10:24
very good release for RED FUN back in 93 that i had the pleasure of buying when it was out and enjoy it much ,mostly because of "dont close your eyes" which is a sensational mid tempo!overall a fine party vibe,excellent musicianship and vocal performance and many good songs like "could have been love" and "midnight stranger"!recommended

CD: The End Machine - The End Machine
From: MetalllianStallion Date: April 8, 2019 at 1:39
Rockin' without Dokken. Well at least for Don, as he's on ice until needed for the next Japan reunion gig. The other members are all here with the current Warrant go to man, Robert Mason out front. This release is good, not great IMO, as it sounds like a extension of Dokken's "Dysfunctional" at times with modern elements, and of course Lynch Mob. Mason sounds great as usual and is not trying to clone a Dokken-ette vibe. Some of the songs are clocking in at 6-7 minutes which drift on a little to long and are bland and repetitious. Pilson has said on social media that there is a plan to develop THE END MACHINE into a full-fledged band, with more album. The band have done a few recent live gigs(link below), with more touring to follow. Time will tell I guess if this pans out. Look at George sporting the SENIOR SAMURAI MAN BUN. Imagine the crap you would take with that look in the 80's. The End Machine Unchain The Night The Whisky 4-4-2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJjYme6qB1k

CD: Juliet - Juliet
From: hair metal again Date: April 7, 2019 at 5:39
excellent debut for JULIET ,a band that strongly reminds me of SARAYA s When The Blackbirt era!guitar driven commercial hard rock with great songs and very solid musicianship is offered !all the songs sound great and this one is a criminally overlooked one,so get it by any means

CD: Last In Line - II
From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 7, 2019 at 1:52
Good rocking album!!!...tracks #3,4,5,8,9 & 12 are my faves.82/100

CD: Michael Jessen - Bulletproof
From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 7, 2019 at 1:32
Decent Melodic Rock stuff...tracks #1,2,5 & 6 are for me...Goran Edman as good as usual.75/100

CD: Terra Nova - Raise Your Voice
From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 7, 2019 at 0:58
Decent release by this combo..."Trouble" is the one i liked the most...some other "ok" moments are # 2,3,5 and the "rocky ones"8,9 & 10.Nothing to jump outta bed but digestible somehow.70/100

CD: Peter H Nilsson - Little American Dream
From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 7, 2019 at 0:16
Pleasant modern Melodic Rock/AOR album...catchy songs typical of this new way of doing the melodic stuff.Tracks # 2,3,4(nice),7 & 8 are the ones for me.80/100

CD: TNT - Encore: Live In Milano
From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 6, 2019 at 22:36
Nice live album but most of the songs have been done that way before in previous releases so it can be quite repetitive somehow in matters of attractiveness but well...effective though.Tracks # 2,3,5,7(good rocking by Le Tekro!),8,10,11(classic!),12(classic!)13,14 % 15 are in my book of music...once again some of them.80/100

CD: REO Speedwagon - Decade of Rock and Roll 70-80
From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 6, 2019 at 21:48
Cool album that includes studio and live recordings,,,my fave cuts are # 7,10,11,13,14,15(classic song!) & 19.A band that i've seen in concert and surely rocks good .85/100

CD: Bad English - Greatest Hits
From: 123charpenay Date: April 4, 2019 at 13:10
hello tito.i ve seen you tube unrealised songs from bad english.is there the same than the lost tapes?the songs are excellent but the sound is awful.

CD: Metal Shop - Hole Patrol
From: CC Date: April 4, 2019 at 12:31
Who knew when I bought this back around 2004 or so that they would still be going all these years later and end up going from that unknown band that only the select few knew, to a band bigger than a lot of modern rock bands that end up doing world tours in arenas and featuring on the cover of all the major rock magazines. Hell, I even bought the reissue of this under the name Metal Skool where they swapped out the last track for a cover of Cleveland rocks. (both those version of the album are worth a pretty penny now). Hell, if you were really on the ball, there was even a DVD released at one point which is probably worth a bit too. What a great release.

CD: Backseat Romeo - Backseat Romeo
From: hair metal again Date: April 4, 2019 at 5:01
excellent hair metal release for BACKSEAT ROMEO back in 93 that i had the pleasure of buying just when it was out!coming from East Coast you can hear that influence ,but also there is a certain attitude that is more often from the Cali bands!guitar driven ,commercial hard rock music with a strong edge ,many good songs and of course a sensational ballad like "waiting on an angel"!highly recommended

CD: Bad English - Greatest Hits
From: titothetitan Date: April 3, 2019 at 8:46
if you want more of this band look for 'The Lost Tapes' bootleg.

CD: Glory - Positive Buoyant
From: titothetitan Date: April 3, 2019 at 8:21
I listened to this one after their great debut because I'm a big of Goran Edman but this is absolutly crap. It should never be called Glory. Avoid it!

CD: Wild Boyz - Unleashed!
From: hair metal again Date: April 3, 2019 at 8:12
very good hair metal release for WILD BOYZ that i had the pleasure of buying back in the day and i must say that "forever" always found its place to my cassette ballad compilations !their music is similar to WARRANT ,SOUTHGANG or TUFF s but not as good !maybe with another voice and a better production things would go better for them

CD: Motley Crue - Raw Tracks II
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: April 2, 2019 at 13:32
CC, what do you know about a very early Crue song called "Nobody Knows What It's Like To Be Lonely?" Supposedly one of the very first songs they ever wrote. I heard it one time, when the band were on Rockline in 2001 maybe? If I recall, it was supposed to be on some DVD they were just then putting out.

CD: Motley Crue - Raw Tracks II
From: CC Date: April 2, 2019 at 11:44
Of the two Raw tracks CDs this is the lesser one. The first one had a couple of original Leathur versions of their songs, which made it desirable at the time (no longer so desirable due to the whole album being made available elsewhere since). This one though had a couple of live tracks which might interest some, two tracks from Dr Feelgood and the cover of Teaser, which was available on the Make a difference foundation album which most fans of the bands on it would have more than likely already have bought. That would have been the only real version for this to be desirable to Motley fans I guess, but one year later the same song popped up on Decade of decadence anyway.

CD: Dave Sharman - Here 'N' Now
From: hair metal again Date: April 2, 2019 at 4:11
very good release for DAVE SHARMAN back in 94 with most of the songs being in a fine level in terms of songwriting &musicianship ,always on the basics of the hard rock genre but pretty updated also !the instrumentals aren t boring and overall dont bother the listener!the guitar work is pretty good without being over the edge

CD: Mothers Army - Planet Earth
From: petermexico13 Date: April 1, 2019 at 18:55
Great Line Up, ....but the songs are very average, no hooks, no good riffs, strange mood with this álbum, maybe to slow.

CD: Norway - Arrival
From: hair metal again Date: April 1, 2019 at 4:05
excellent release for NORWAY with those fine melodic hooks and a massive commercial hard rock sound that strongly reminds me of the 2nd THE STORM release!all songs are very good and catchy and the whole result is y charming!recommended

CD: L.A. Guns - Cocked And Re-Loaded
From: CC Date: March 31, 2019 at 12:49
Just recently saw a tweet from Tracii with someone asking him if there was a decent best of album out there that was not re-recorded stuff. Tracii's answer says it all really "all the re-recorded stuff is shit." Even he was not happy with them.

CD: Tobruk - Pleasure and Pain
From: nimzo Date: March 30, 2019 at 11:14
Very good hard rock/hard AOR. More hard this that the first album. Great guitars, keyboards touch and special hard rock voice. The best track here is "Two hearts on the run". Other great songs are: "Burning up", "Cry out in the night" and the extra bonus "Promises promises" 🎸 87/100 🎸

CD: Roulette - Now!
From: Pee Dee Date: March 30, 2019 at 3:15
WOW! One of the most incredible AOR albums I’ve ever heard. And I’ve heard many! Then – there’s the story. A couple of singles released in the late 80s with an album on the way. They were barely even known in their native Sweden, and then were dropped by their label, mid-stream. Twenty years later, they were picked up by a small UK label who released a limited edition of their album, which contained mostly demos from back in the day. Eleven years later, they come out of left field with this little gem. For anyone who’s heard “Better Late Than Never”, “Now!” is in another league. It offers powerful, emotional AOR of the highest calibre, with killer melodies, soaring harmonies, and top quality production. My top picks are “Right By Your Side”, “The Only Way”, and “Never Enough”, but the entire album is an eargasm. There isn’t a single filler on it, and it’s a ‘must have’ for any AOR fan’s collection.

CD: Find Me - Angels In Blue
From: Doug Date: March 28, 2019 at 19:49
If ranking their three albums, I would rank this one as third best. It's a good album, just not as strong as the first two, IMO. For an old dude, Robbie sure has strong vocals.

CD: Shy - Misspent Youth
From: 123charpenay Date: March 28, 2019 at 13:55
hello tito.mine shy uk starts with "give it all you got".

CD: Temple Balls - Untamed
From: aTomiK Date: March 28, 2019 at 13:05
A very good disc this one and a big step in the right direction after the so-so debut. Untamed was produced by Jona Tee (H.E.A.T.), the cd sounds great and the songs just rawk! Highlights: Distorted Emotions, Ball and Chain, Badlands and The End.

CD: Shy - Misspent Youth
From: titothetitan Date: March 27, 2019 at 9:02
Hello charpenay, my copy starts with 'Burnin' Up' so I guess it's the US release titled 'Shy England' not the UK release. I'll look for this one.

CD: Buckcherry - Warpaint
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: March 27, 2019 at 0:22
Twenty years on, Buckcherry continues to prove that, for the most part, they were unworthy of all the hype back in '99. These guys were supposed to be the saviors of RAWK, but they've turned out to have two good (NOT great) albums, the debut and 15, plus a handful of good singles. I don't wawnt to put it all on Keith Nelson, because the last couple releases were pretty dull wit him along, but he did bring a certain something as a guitarist that is missed on Warpaint. I just don't find anything here to get excited about, at all. Buckcherry are for people who get all their music from American FM radio, and I stopped doing that a long time ago. This is just boring.

CD: Shy - Misspent Youth
From: 123charpenay Date: March 26, 2019 at 14:54
hello tito .i ve a question.do you know the difference between shy and shy uk?on shy uk the sound is better and the order of the songs are different.the songs seems reorchestered.i ve never know why and i ve never understand.

CD: First Night - First Night
From: 123charpenay Date: March 26, 2019 at 14:50
eh eh nous c est le printemps tout commence à etre en fleur.dimanche il faisait très beau on a fait le premier barbecue de l année!!!!courage my friend ,couvres toi bien ptit cousin.

CD: Shy - Misspent Youth
From: titothetitan Date: March 26, 2019 at 14:27
After listening to the classic 'Excess All Areas' I immediately went after to the follow-up album, so expectations were high. So I started listening to it, but due to the horrible production, I just gave of up and barely listened to half of it. How a renowned producer like Roy Tomas Baker could produce a mess like this is beyond me. Nevertheless, search for the DEMO VERSION of the album, produced originally by the band itself. It sounds so much better.

CD: First Night - First Night
From: dany69 Date: March 24, 2019 at 19:19
Yeah Bro,,ROXETTE,,, my god that is good,,, Listen to your heart,,,and so much more, !!!! le mari de Roxette a produit plusieurs bon bands en suede commme Sha_Boom,,, maybe you will like it,,maybe ))) Take care of you My Bro,,,,, et oui encore du froid ici et de la neige,,,LOL Bye, !!!!

CD: Quiet Riot - Quiet Riot
From: dany69 Date: March 24, 2019 at 19:16
Find it today in first pressing ( Of Course ) very very not bad,,,,for 5$ 7 on 10 on my scale,,,

CD: Rat Bat Blue - Squeak
From: hair metal again Date: March 24, 2019 at 14:14
excellent debut for RAT BAT BLUE ,with a clear commercial sound ,fine ,hooks ,top notch musicianship and those divine vocals that really make the difference!"talk to me","gypsy heart" ,"long gone" and "white lines" are sensational songs indeed!essential for those who dig bands like BAM BAM BOYS,WALL OF SILENCE ,UNRULY CHILD

CD: Motley Crue - The Dirt Soundtrack
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: March 23, 2019 at 11:28
I'm just glad that the movie, seemingly the last bit of long-unfinished Crue business, is finally complete. This is a band I enjoy, but one that I feel belongs in the '80's. The Corabi album was great in its own way, but that part of the band's story is a bit of a downer, the guys getting a very rude awakening upon its release. Since Vince's return (and some would say well before), they've become a caricature. It's time. But in true Crue fashion, they go out with another compilation, featuring four mediocre new songs that will be quickly forgotten, like most of their music since 1994. "Like A Virgin" almost works in an odd way: Vince and Madonna have a similar thin, nasal voice. But this song seems like little more than a deliberate eyepoke to longtime fans.

CD: Motley Crue - The Dirt Soundtrack
From: CC Date: March 21, 2019 at 20:10
Yes we have had plenty of compilations before but at least this one serves a purpose being the soundtrack to the new film. Where this stands apart from the others is it devotes most of its playtime to the first two albums with only 1 track each for Theatre and Girls, and three for Feelgood. Beyond that we get 3 all new studio originals and a cover song. Unsurprisingly nothing appears from the self titled album, Tattoo, Swine and Saints. Looking forward to the films debuting tomorrow and going on this soundtrack I am guessing the bulk of it will concentrate on the early years as well.

CD: First Night - First Night
From: 123charpenay Date: March 21, 2019 at 14:03
salut dany.j ai halluciné ,deux gars totalement inconnus ,qui viennent du fin fond de l europe et qui te sortent une merveille pareille.moi qui suis fan de roxette j ai adoré.portes toi bien ptit cousin.

CD: Shy - Excess All Areas
From: titothetitan Date: March 21, 2019 at 13:11
Surprisingly the demo version to these supposedly 'highly pollished' sounds so much better than the final product.

CD: Tuff - What Comes Around Goes Around
From: dany69 Date: March 20, 2019 at 18:53
So much great memories with this Classic,,,love TUFF Awesome musics perod,,,,,

CD: First Night - First Night
From: dany69 Date: March 20, 2019 at 18:50
Soooooooooo Agree with my Buddy Merci petit Cousin,!!! Take care of you,,Danny,!!!

CD: Strangeways - Strangeways
From: titothetitan Date: March 20, 2019 at 14:53
well, on Spotify says 'live' but actually are demos, not live songs! :/

CD: Kenny Leckremo’s Spectra - Spectra
From: titothetitan Date: March 19, 2019 at 16:50
No rating neither comments yet? Really? Kenny is one of the most talented singers and H.E.A.T is one of the best AOR bands I ever heard so I was expecting tons of comments here. Now after nearly a decade of silence Kenny is back with a killer solo album. Outstanding songs & superb feeling. This is what H.E.A.T last album should have sounded like. Welcome back!

CD: First Night - First Night
From: 123charpenay Date: March 19, 2019 at 14:08
receive this masterpiece today.it s the second time in my life that i was so impress at the first spin.the first time it was for walk the wire.i ve the feeling to hear a best of roxette ,with guitars.this jewel reminds me so broke n blue.14 songs, an instrumental (beautiful)in intro and 13 songs more than catchy.all these songs are some real hits which could easely be played on radio ten time by day.in my country it s impossible frenchies radios are a pity and have absoluty no taste.a shame.no ballads on this record but nevertheless this cd is never boring,no this album is very very exciting .when i ve listen for the first time this album i ve the curiosity to discover the next song.these two guys came from estonia(eastern europe).the same country of vanilla ninja.thumbs up guys.exceptional job!!!i ve read that they have 20 songs for this album.i m curious to listen the others 6 songs.this cd is avaible at schmankerl records.dieter is a magician and the best seller of the world.

CD: Zeno - Zeno
From: 123charpenay Date: March 19, 2019 at 12:37
the only bad comment for this cd will be mine.yes this record is out of the ordinary,but it s a strange hard fm ,a little symphonic with an asian s recollections.yes the singer have a high pitched voice.my fave song is "don t tell the wind" but the rest....hum, several years later fair warning will do much much better.

CD: Worry Blast - .44
From: 123charpenay Date: March 19, 2019 at 11:44
switzerland is a small country ,they speak french.there are our neighbour.we are better than them in football (soccer).they are better than us in tennis and they are far far better than us in rock n roll.worry blast is the best ac/dc s cover band ever.top class mighty production,singer perfect for this kind of hard rock and only super songs.all are very catchy.if you want a good dose of real hard rock ,you can buy this cd closed eyes.unfortunatelly ,no bonus tracks on the japan import.

CD: The Treatment - Power Crazy
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: March 17, 2019 at 22:48
After being a bit disappointed by the last album, Generation Me, I'm digging this latest from the Treatment. Tom Rampton makes his debut as the band's third singer, and reminds more of Matt Jones, their original vocalist on the first two records, with a little bit of a higher-pitched Josh Todd thing going on as well. His voice perfectly fits the music, which is s still the revved-up-but-melodic, AC/DC offshoot. There are a couple slower bluesy tracks, but no ballads, and not an acoustic or "clean" guitar in sight on the album proper. Power Crazy is easily on a par with This Might Hurt, but I still think Running With The Dogs is their best release so far. Favorite songs here are "Let's Get Dirty," "Rising Power" (not an AC/DC cover), "On The Money," "Hang Them High" and "Laying It Down," but there's reallly nothing bad here, except the two bonus tracks, which are unplugged versions of "Let's Get Dirty" and 'Bite Back." Neither song works especially well in that context, but oh well.

CD: H.E.A.T. - Tearing Down The Walls
From: hair metal again Date: March 17, 2019 at 7:05
excellent release for H.E.A.T. and their best i think in terms of musicianship !their songwriting ability was obvious f rom the start but in this one i think they achieved the balance we oldschool fans seek in a new band."we all die young","a shot at redemption","mannequin show" are great songs indeed

CD: Tug of War - Soulfire
From: aTomiK Date: March 16, 2019 at 5:44
Oh yeah, this is awesome! Right after the cool Jerome Mazza album we get more Denander magic here with Tug of War. BK Morrison has a great voice, the playing is flawless, i love the songs (nice variety) and the production is crystal clear. What more do you want? Highly recommended!

CD: Pop Evil - Pop Evil
From: Doug Date: March 15, 2019 at 20:14
Saw them at Cheyenne Frontier Days. Drummer, Hayley Cramer...fantastic!

CD: Sapphire Eyes - Breath of Ages
From: juan carlos Date: March 14, 2019 at 17:28
Almost an AOR PERFECTION! That's for sure! 10 Perfect AOR songs indeed! There are plenty of melodies, Catchy riffs, and good production. "I Won't Leave With a Lie" is my favorite track but the whole album is a pleasure to my ears. Great Job guys! 90/100

CD: Young Gun - Bite The Bullet
From: juan carlos Date: March 14, 2019 at 2:46
No comments here? well, Average Hard Rock EP IMHO, Good production but not great, average songs except the great ballad "Save Your Love" and "Kiss Away" the best songs on this EP. Not bad at all 75/100

CD: Alien - Live in Stockholm 1990
From: titothetitan Date: March 13, 2019 at 14:02
I love this CD so much and spend all day listening to many of the songs. Magnificent vocals by Pete Sandberg, beautiful keyboards. The only problem is that of the 13 tracks, only 8 actually are songs. The rest is an intro, and solos.

CD: On the Rise - Dream Zone
From: hair metal again Date: March 12, 2019 at 16:37
very good release for ON THE RISE that is more a project than a band !nice melodic lines ,fine musicuianship ,remarkable songwriting and overall a satisfying performance is offered but you may need a few spins to realise that!"lifeline",'lost your track " and "why wait another day" are the highlights

CD: Tesla - Shock
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: March 11, 2019 at 14:48
The ballads are goopy beyond words, and "California Summer Song" belongs on Jeff's next country album. Phil Collen's production is beefy and clear, a couple songs rise above the murk (mainly the aforementioned "Tied To The Tracks"). There are lots of those annoying little high-tech noises we haven't heard since Into The Now (which, in fact, sound left over from 2004). I probably had similar gripes about the same thing about the last album too, and to be fair, Shock isn't quite as dreadful as Simplicity. But it's nowhere near the first four albums, Bar 7, or even the bland tunefulness of Forevermore. The only shock to be found here is just how utterly DULL Tesla has become. It hurts me to say all this. I loved 'em the first time around, loved 'em even more while they were broken up, and have tried to find the good in what they've done in the last fifteen years. I doubt I'll be revisiting this. Now watch all the Tesla apologists come out of the woodwork to defend this turd. But they know

CD: Tesla - Shock
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: March 11, 2019 at 14:33
I guess this is all we're going to get from latter-day Tesla: lumbering, mostly midtempo songs, blocky power-chord riffs, Jeff Keith's worn-out voice, and some of the most maudlin lyrics this side of your local FM country station. Even when the pace picks up in the late going, songs like 'tied To The Tracks" and 'I Want Everything" don't feel any less plodding. Sometimes the rhythms try to jump a little bit, but the funk is so unfunky, the music stays heavy, and not in the good way. It's leaden, thudding, and rather monotonous. Occasionally, the lyrics aim for a little more sass and a bit less syrup, but the whole thing is so mercilessly chipper. Tesla has become the perfect accompaniment to the mind-numbing patter of network-TV morning chat shows. "Coming up next, Dr. Dan with the latest in weight-loss fads, then Love-Advice With Lisa, and you'll wanna stay tuned, 'cuz Tesla's gonna rock the house!"

CD: Stranger - Hit and Run
From: 707STAR Date: March 8, 2019 at 20:23
GREAT BAND. BUY ALL THEIR MUSIC. FLORIDA ROCKERS THAT WILL BLOW YOU AWAY. THESE GUYS GOT BETTER AS THEY STAYED TOGETHER. ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITES.

CD: H.E.A.T. - Into The Great Unknown
From: hair metal again Date: March 8, 2019 at 11:17
pretty good release for HEAT once again trying to create a different vibe but always with high energy and big vocals on the front!interesting use of keys ,but unfortunately the guitar besides the solos is way back!"bastard of society","redefined" are fine songs !

CD: Smash Alley - Too Late To Say No
From: hair metal again Date: March 6, 2019 at 15:33
excellent collection of songs for SMASH ALLEY ,a hair metal act from Chicago that didnt got signed even though they had a certain potential!guitar driven commercial groovy hard rock that will satisfy everyone with its solid performance and with the guys sound somewhere between BABYLON A.D. ,AEROSMITH &STRIKE TWICE!"slip into my groove","girl next door","child of fire" and "we all bleed the same" are great songs indeed!recommended for lovers of the hair metal movement!

CD: Rain Or Shine - The Darkest Part Of Me
From: 123charpenay Date: March 5, 2019 at 13:16
different and not at the same high level than their first realise in the vein of wild souls or on the rise.yes tracks 2.4 and 6 are some excellent songs.but the rest is decent not more and not very catchy.

CD: Jean Beauvoir - Rock Masterpieces Vol. 2
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 5, 2019 at 11:18
Excellent release by Jean!!!...good songs all over ...# 5,6,7,10(a classic of his career)11,12,13 & 14 are the ones forme...highly recommended stuff...86/100

CD: Rain Or Shine - Seize the Night
From: 123charpenay Date: March 5, 2019 at 11:16
i ve discover this jewel only now.i can add it in my top ten of 2018.these two greek guys have made an excellent job.this record remind me wildsouls an other remarkable greek melodic rock band.the recipe is pefect ,very great production,great sound,good singer ,talented musicians and catchy hard f m songs.i recommand strongly this new and young duet totally unknow.

CD: Tora Tora - Bastards Of Beale
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 4, 2019 at 14:16
The Tora is back after some years of silence...a raw Hard Rock release with some good cuts in it such as # 1,2,4( ),8,9 & 11 that are in my list.70/100

CD: Palace of the King - Get Right With Your Maker
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 4, 2019 at 12:35
Cool release...they sound like The Black Crowes with the voice of Sebastian Bach in it(Skid Row)...#2,3,4,5,9 & 10 are the ones for me.80/100

CD: Jim Shepard - Jaded
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 4, 2019 at 10:48
Edgy Melodic Hard Rock with AOR and obviously with that modern fashioned new sound that is becoming quite usual in nowadays' aforementioned genre...the guy somehow rocks...tracks # 1,2,4,5(nice),6,8,9,10(nice)& 11(nice)are the ones for me...some of those fave songs remind me of Cheap Trick.80/100

CD: Daniel Trigger - Right Turn
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 4, 2019 at 0:20
Decent AORish/Rock release by this new guy in town...fave cuts #2,3,5,6 & 7...70/100

CD: West Bound - Volume I
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 4, 2019 at 0:01
Another band sounding like Whitesnake and some touches of,may i say,Led Zeppelin...Inglorious is kinda doing it already...the album is quite decent though...tracks # 4(nice),5,6,9(lovely),10 & 11 are in my book of music.75/100

CD: Find Me - Angels In Blue
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 3, 2019 at 23:40
Wow this is another fine release by the master Lablanc and a nice guest on the guitar in Mr Palace ...AOR essence all over the songs typically of the leader artist...my fave cuts are # 3,4,5,6(nice),8,9,10,11,12(a pretty pleasant cover of Survivor's 1988 album "Too Hot To Sleep" that was a hit single back then)& 13...recommended stuff...87/100

CD: Trishula - Scared to Breathe
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 3, 2019 at 23:11
A good album that mixes Hard Rock with a little Prog here and there...good vocalist in Mr Morgan...tracks # 1,2,5(nice),6(nice),9,10 & 11 are the ones for me...enjoyable stuff...80/100.

CD: Inglorious - Inglorious
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 3, 2019 at 2:21
Powerful debut record of a band that sounds Whitesnake all over...tracks # 2,3,7,8,9,10(nice)& 11 are for me.83/100

CD: Inglorious - Ride to Nowhere
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 3, 2019 at 1:55
A band completely influence by Whitesnake musically and even vocally talking...tracks #2,3,7 & 9 are the ones for me.80/100

CD: DeVicious - Reflections
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 3, 2019 at 1:20
Nice modern Melodic Hard Rock/AORish one..."Flying","We're Dying" & "Run Together" are going directly to my book of songs...enjoyable stuff...80/100

CD: Rain Or Shine - The Darkest Part Of Me
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 3, 2019 at 0:47
Modern Melodic Rock...decent to say the least...tracks # 1,3,5,6,7 & 9 are fine but nothing really to jump outta bed IMHO...still it get good average of 75/100

CD: Restless - Alone In The Dark
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 3, 2019 at 0:22
I got this one years ago as well and now having a proper listening to it i can tell you that is quite a good album of AOR/Melodic Rock...the song "Lightnin' Strikes" is by far the most famous song of this act and by far also my fave one..."Feels Like Love" is also another of my list...# 1,3,5,7 & 10 are nice ones...83/100

CD: Soundtracks - Metropolis
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 2, 2019 at 23:47
Decent soundtrack...the ones from Freddie Mercury,Jon Anderson,Bonnie Tyler,Loverboy & Billy Squier are my faves.70/100

CD: Great White - Recovery: Live!
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 2, 2019 at 23:36
Cool album of a band that has Led Zeppelin as their main influence...in fact the covers of "Immigrant Song" and "Rock & Roll" are awesome in fact...and the ones of their own 6,7 & 10 are also appealing...decent stuff...75/100

CD: First Night - First Night
From: Theroadstar Date: March 2, 2019 at 10:41
Awesome! For lovers of great melodic rock harking back to the good old days of the 80s with a modern take that is immediately both fresh and immense. Listen!

CD: Praying Mantis - Gravity
From: hair metal again Date: March 1, 2019 at 11:25
very good release for PRAYING MANTIS ,a band that has standed the test of time always faithful to their sound !their safe classic hard rock approach is present with predictable melodic lines ,but well performed ,satisfying the fans!"time can heal" is a great commercial song and "mantis anthem","gravity" and "shadow of love" are fine songs also!always nice hearing from PRAYING MANTIS

CD: Rainbow - Bent Out of Shape
From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 28, 2019 at 21:07
A good melodic record with a superb Joe giving it vocally good...my fave cut is "Desperate Heart" but tracks # 3,4,7(AORish),8 & 10 are also in my book of music...pretty enjoyable stuff indeed.84/100 :-)

CD: The Nights - The Nights
From: feiying43 Date: February 28, 2019 at 5:42
Totally agreed with charpenay, having been living in France for 10years, I found that French people are more into electro stuff or more darker and heavier form of metal music than classic aor/hard rock. I collected aor/ hard rock CDs for dacades, and honestly there are so few French musicians/ band out of them, especially recent days. Most well known one from nowadays would be one man band A.O.R. and that’s all I can name without looking up the website, what a shame. Even fewer and fewer hard rock/classic rock band choose France as a stop for live tour....

CD: Valentine - Valentine
From: hair metal again Date: February 27, 2019 at 9:11
a def hair metal masterpiece for VALENTINE back in the day and i was lucky i bought the vinyl with that pink insert and spinned it hundreds ,as it was everything a young hard rocker needed!over the edge production by Neil ,astonishing guitars and vocs and brilliant songwriting is offered in plenty !flawless from start to finish this one is perfect and one of them that defined me

CD: Railway - Persecution Mania
From: hair metal again Date: February 25, 2019 at 11:19
ok hard heavy release by RAILWAY back in 95 with a certain quality but not anything blowminding!they seem to be capable musicians but somehow their sound &approach isnt solid enough!you can find some good moments here and there and a good song like "everybody needs somebody" but a lot of fillers also!

CD: London - Call That Girl
From: motley Date: February 24, 2019 at 12:32
Could anyone who owns the album confirm the line-up and the guest musicians? I have heard from other sources that it is NOT correct. For example is not Chris Holmes playing on the album.

CD: Find Me - Angels In Blue
From: 123charpenay Date: February 23, 2019 at 13:04
i m not sure that fans of shakra or saxon will very pleased with this record.cause this album is not guitar oriented.but this jewel like the two find me s realises is a wet dream for all aor fans of this planet.like always we have a perfect production,an exceptional singer and only killer songs.for make short if you are fans of their two first effort this cd is for you.don t hesitate.ok they invinted nothing but what that s great .pleasure guaranted.like always the japan bonus track is a piano version of track 6 "one last kiss".not essential.

CD: Bonfire - Feels Like Comin' Home
From: dany69 Date: February 22, 2019 at 17:52
Well,,it,s just sad that some peoples,,but i respect the opinion !! some can't understand that a band need something new,,,,something more mature,,,,,than all the times the same things,,and that is what about BONFIRE PRETTY MAIDS,,,,and this album is just wonderful,,,, but of course that is not Fire Works and Point Blank but so great to listin,,,, a big 8 on 10,,,,

CD: Bruce Dickinson - Tattooed Millionaire
From: dany69 Date: February 22, 2019 at 16:48
i think that was the beginning of the end for Maiden,,, the end about the old Maiden feeling,,??? cause on no prayer you can feel lots of influences from this great album,,not bad

CD: Electric Boys - Freewheelin'
From: hair metal again Date: February 21, 2019 at 10:54
excellent release once again for the ELECTRIC BOYS with lots of groove ,fine songwriting ,massive production and remarkable musicianship!mastermind Conny is in great shape and that shows for a band that kept the interest for me back in 94!"ready to believe","straight no chaser","my knuckles your face" are the def highlights

CD: Restless - Alone In The Dark
From: Swazi Date: February 18, 2019 at 15:03
That there are only 2 comments after 20 years says a lot. This release is mostly crap and I found it painful to listen to it. The singer cannot sing and it is no surprise to me that he seems to have disappeared from the scene.

CD: Balaam and the Angel - Days of Madness
From: hair metal again Date: February 18, 2019 at 14:13
very good hard rock release for BALAAM AND THE ANGEL back in 89 and this is what happens when an English band goes to the States!the sound becomes more hard rocking and the attitude gets better!Days Of Madness will satisfy most hard rockers with its classic sound and strong production by Steve Brown!"i took a little","she really gets to me","did you fall " are the highlights !recommended

CD: Dion Bayman - Better Days
From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 17, 2019 at 17:00
Wow...no comments yet but so far only mine?...this is a really pleasant and overall enjoyable modern AOR release...the guy is a very talented songwriter and composer for sure and has been approved here ...my fave cuts are # 1,2,3,4,5(nice),6,8(nice),9 & 10...as u can read basically the whole album is a dope of melodic stuff...highly recommended...85/100

CD: Starbreaker - Dysphoria
From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 17, 2019 at 16:40
It took 11 long years for a come back Record of this "in & off" band/project...Tony is a great as usual and the songs are into that little TNT vibe here and there...my fave ones are # 1,2,4,6,7 & 10(good cover of Judas Priest classic song)...right stuff...80/100

CD: Kane Roberts - The New Normal
From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 17, 2019 at 16:22
The wrestler of Rock & Roll is back!!!...but forget about his AOR past ...the list of invited guests is enviable but the sound created can be related with Kip Winger"s alternative solo stuff(in fact the man himself is in here contributing)...my fave ones are # 5,6,8 & 9...a decent come back but do not wait for excitement at all.75/100...this "new" is really kinda "normal".

CD: Kenny McGee - Kenny McGee
From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 17, 2019 at 15:55
Wow very good album in here indeed ...fans of Hard Rock with Glam touches will love it to death...Kenny is a great vocalist for the genre...tracks #1,2,3,4(AORish),6(cool smoothie),9,10,11,12 & 13 are going directly to my book of music...highly recommended stuff if u r into the aforementioned music style...85/100

CD: State of Salazar - All the Way
From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 17, 2019 at 15:28
Great debut of a band that has Toto and Work Of Art as main references in their music direction ...my fave cuts are # 4(beautiful),5,6,7,8(beautiful),11 & 12(beautiful)...recommended stuff...86/100.

CD: State of Salazar - Superhero
From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 17, 2019 at 14:53
Nice album that will suit fans of Work Of Art & Toto for instance ...tracks # 1,2,3,4(Totoish 100%),5 & 11 are the ones in my book of music...enjoyable stuff...83/100

CD: Toby Hitchcock - Reckoning
From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 17, 2019 at 13:37
Perfect and solid sound fulfilled with a powerful vocalist...Toby is nowadays one of the most respected singers of the AOR genre even though his career with Pride Of Lions is in a 'stand by" mode right now and doing his own solo stuff that took him 8 years to release a 2nd album ...my fave tracks are #2,3(beautiful),7,8,9 & 11.Not as solid as his 2011 debut but for sure is a lovely one as well.85/100

CD: Wake The Nations - Heartrock
From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 17, 2019 at 12:45
Cool album with a sound that is becoming quite typical of this new modern melodic Rock suff...my fave cuts are "Something In Your Eyes"and "Higher"(sounds like Kamelot influenced semi Power Metal song)...tracks # 1(good starter!),2,4(nice),6,7 & 8 are also appealing ones...in general lines an enthusiastic release,decent to say the least.80/100

CD: Rainbow - Difficult to Cure
From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 16, 2019 at 21:46
Good album for sure with Joe giving his powerful vocal skills to the top of it and with a Purpleish sound ...tracks # 1(hit single),2,3,4 & 6 are the ones for me...enjoyable stuff...80/100

CD: Praying Mantis - Time Tells No Lies
From: hair metal again Date: February 15, 2019 at 9:24
very good debut for PRAYING MANTIS in the early 80 s with a solid professional sound & performance and many good songs around like "cheated",'children of the earth","rich city kids"and "flirting with suicide"!a classic of that era for sure

CD: Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime
From: hair metal again Date: February 15, 2019 at 2:30
absolute masterpiece for the mighty QUEENSRYCHE back in 88 and of course their finest moment!when i bought that vinyl i was amazed by its enregy,performance and the marvelous songwriting!i still cant find anything similar and i d say that this iconic release is one of the releases of my life!

CD: Blue Oyster Cult - Fire of Unknown Origin
From: Doug Date: February 14, 2019 at 12:35
So, I pulled this CD out the other day and have been listening to it a bit. Reading the comments over the years, it seems all are favorable. But for me, except for "Burnin' for You," which is simply stellar and a song that quite frankly, it's production and sound value is completely better than anything else on this album, the rest of the songs are really a mish-mash of techno, "tinny" type songs. The album has no real identity to it, IMO.

CD: Queensryche - Hear in the Now Frontier
From: hair metal again Date: February 13, 2019 at 12:02
very good release for QUEENSRYCHE trying to be updated and less prog ,but even like that their talent is obvious!the production isnt clear and the guitar parts are probably their worst but you can find many hooks and interested lines!"hit the black","sign of the times","all i want" and "spool " are the standout songs !good stuff here

CD: Def Leppard - Songs From the Sparkle Lounge
From: 123charpenay Date: February 13, 2019 at 11:20
great album,not perfect but great.track 1 and 6 sound too modern and not enough melodic at my taste.track 4 is a ballad in the vein of the beattles,not for me.track 12 (first japan bonus track) is a piano version of this ballad.definitively not for me.track 13 ,the second japan bonus track 13 is a def leppard s version of the excellent "nine lives".all the other songs are really excellent.we find def leppard in very great inspiration and disposal.i think that this record is at the same level than "euphoria".

CD: Queensryche - Empire
From: hair metal again Date: February 12, 2019 at 15:40
a def masterpiece for QUEENSRYCHE, a unique release that cannot be again!perfection in every aspect and a massive sound &production with the band finally reaching the commercial success that seeked!cant find anything missing and surely Empire is one of my best 90 s albums and a fine piece of art

CD: Babylon Shakes - Exile to the Velveteen Lounge
From: 123charpenay Date: February 12, 2019 at 13:29
it a nightmare,it s awful the "singer" sing like a duck.i don t understand how they can dare put on the market a record with a "singer" like this!!!!!!!!!!!!

CD: First Night - First Night
From: 123charpenay Date: February 12, 2019 at 13:11
i ve listen several songs on you tube wow!!!!!the shock.it s extraordinary.this is top class aor songs.the singer have the same voice than per gessle (roxette).so this record is an absolute dream.this is roxette with guitars.i ve listen 6 or 7 songs ,all are killer songs,only hits.fans of roxette buy buy buy.!!!!!!!!!of course i will order this jewel closed eyes!!!!!

CD: Queensryche - Queensryche
From: hair metal again Date: February 12, 2019 at 1:51
excellent US power metal for QUEENSRYCHE back in 83 and a strong start for a great act!howling vocals and exceptional guitar solos showed from the start what it d gonna be!bought that after the Mindcrime release was out and really appreciated that early 80 s metal vibe

CD: Kane Roberts - The New Normal
From: CLOUD FORCE Date: February 11, 2019 at 18:01
Not what I was waiting for..it's not 80s and is not classic AOR he used to play,but is well crafted,and even if is modern,the melodies are really catch,so you can't say is a bad album-

CD: Wild Ride - Tension And Desire
From: hair metal again Date: February 11, 2019 at 2:23
sensational commercial hard rock music for WILD RIDE back in 93 with their sound being somewhere between ZINATRA,SLEEZE BEEZ &FRONTLINE!the hooks are everywhere and the balance between keys &guitar gives this one a fine radio commercial vibe but always with a hard edge that i so much love!the songs are exceptional with tunes like 'love will find its way","this time","dont save your love" and "stop the fighting" !essential

CD: Masi - Downtown Dreamers
From: dany69 Date: February 9, 2019 at 18:03
Amazing Album,,,, Classic

CD: Kane Roberts - Saints and Sinners
From: dany69 Date: February 9, 2019 at 17:37
PURE GOLD !!!!!!! MASTERPIECE

 

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