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CD: Brunette - Rough Demos
From: Leykis101 Date: April 4, 2020 at 11:12
Rough is fucking right, recorded straight to cassette, to bad there arent any better recordings, good songs, if you can stand listening to it.

CD: FarCry - High Gear
From: hair metal again Date: April 4, 2020 at 9:38
very good commercial hard rock release for FARCRY offering some great songs like "fine line","heaven" and "love wont wait"!the vocals are excellent and the solos remarkable and overall there s afresh air without doing something new!recommended

CD: Mecca - Mecca
From: tomdwa Date: April 3, 2020 at 21:20
What a glorious album this is, there's almost no filler on it and the musical quality is skyhigh. Extremely enjoyable, with Mike Aquino (the house guitar player of Jim Peterik) in top form and the special feature of two great lead singers. Top album of 2002!

CD: Dizzy Park - High Gloss Dope
From: Leykis101 Date: April 3, 2020 at 18:52
Pretty simple debut here and next to impossible to find, pretty decent pop rock, just short of stick out and memorable hooks, nowhere near as good as Stranger Then Friction, which is even more impossible to find, if u ever see either of these discs anywhere,grab em up, they are that rare, not even Jimmy the singer has a copy

CD: Scherer/Batten - BattleZone
From: tomdwa Date: April 2, 2020 at 19:22
Nothing spectacular in terms of songwriting, but Scherer has a good voice and the guitar playing of Jennifer Batten is really fun to hear, she likes to shred and has quite some technical ability. Top tracks for me are It cuts deep and The harder I try.

CD: The Wild! - Still Believe In Rock And Roll
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: April 2, 2020 at 19:19
In any event, the music is good, dirty, degenerate fun. It's familiar in a good way: you'll wonder where you heard chorusesome like "Nothing Good Comes Easy" before. The new drummer matters not a bit.

CD: The Wild! - Still Believe In Rock And Roll
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: April 2, 2020 at 19:14
The Wild! return, exclamation point intact, three years after Wild At Heart. Their sound hasn't changed much, and why should it? These guys were always a little more Rose Tattoo than AC/DC, and that continues here with many uptempo songs. Those mnments from the last album where Dylan Villain used this pained and painful, nasal croon are thankofly gone (see the intro of "Six Six Six" and the entirety of "Run Home"), so in that way, the new record is an improvement. The guy is kind of irritating in interviews though, pretending his lyrics are deeper than they appear, and acting all coy when asked to explain, especially with regard to drugs and crime. (He did explain the line about the time he "saw a kid shoot dope in Sault Sainte Marie though.) But then, Axl Rose used to do that a lot, too.

CD: Peterik/Scherer - Risk Everything
From: tomdwa Date: April 2, 2020 at 17:58
This is a bright and shining album, played with lots of conviction and musical fun. Scherer is a great singer too. The song Cold blooded (also on youtube) is top, but the track The dying of the light is really extraordinary, it really lows you out of your seat!

CD: Jim Peterik and World Stage - Winds of Change
From: tomdwa Date: April 2, 2020 at 14:57
This doesn't do much for me, I'm afraid. Songwriting quality is lacking here, their album from almost 20 years ago had some killer tracks, this unfortunately doesn't. Only the Jason Scheff-sung and very much Chicago-alike track You're always there stands out.

CD: Kidd Blue - Big Trouble
From: hair metal again Date: April 2, 2020 at 8:54
Sensational 80s commercial hard rock music for KIDD BLUE and imo this is one of the best indie releases of all time!their sound is somewhere between ICON,HEAVENS EDGE and TROUBLE TRIBE with songs that were written in the mid 80s!"mid night rider","crystal eyes","big trouble"& "hole me" are the highlights of this gem!buy it at any cost

CD: Jim Peterik and World Stage - Jim Peterik and World Stage
From: tomdwa Date: April 2, 2020 at 8:39
Great collection of songs, with contributions from some of the great names in the business (Don Barnes of 38 Special, Johnny Van Zant, Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon, Kelly Keagy of Night Ranger, Dennis DeYoung of Styx,...). There are some truly marvelous tracks here, like Fade to blue, To miss somebody, Diamonds for stones, Long road home,... Musicianship at its best!

CD: Persian Risk - Who Am I / Once a King
From: juan carlos Date: April 2, 2020 at 6:22
Reviewing this package just for the bonus tracks I'll say that "Don't Walk Away" is a beautiful semi-acoustic song, "Life Goes on" & "Mind Doctor"are cool bluesy Rock songs and "Girls Got Fire" another cool AC/DC alike song. Good to having fun with these bonus tracks in the Quarantine Days

CD: Persian Risk - Who Am I
From: juan carlos Date: April 2, 2020 at 6:04
Pretty similar to its predecessor "Once a King", more Hard Rock and less NWoBHM roots. "My Creation"and "Dark Tower" are good ones. Good production, ok solos but just an average album in my opinion. 75/100

CD: Jim Peterik - Above The Storm
From: tomdwa Date: April 1, 2020 at 20:08
Comments above are a bit too harsh on this one. Sure it's kind of a mixed bag, but there are some killer tracks to be discovered here: Above the storm, Hiding from yourself, Midnight in my soul, Burning with a reason. And the production quality is excellent too.

CD: Persian Risk - Once A King
From: juan carlos Date: April 1, 2020 at 16:37
Ok HardRock with many NWoBHM roots and band influences like Rainbow "Fist of Fury", Black Sabbath DIO era "Spirit in My Dreams". Don Airey is here on keyboards? oh well, that's the reason! 80/100

CD: Mozart - Mozart
From: Leykis101 Date: April 1, 2020 at 15:39
Does anyone have a clean copy of money drugs sex piwer

CD: Kimball Jamison - Kimball Jamison
From: tomdwa Date: April 1, 2020 at 14:26
This one gets a bit stuck in the middle, the music is nice but not exceptional, and the 'magic' between the two vocalists just doesn't work, I think their voices don't really match. Most compositions are best suited for Jamison's voice, and Kimball (all be it a good singer on his own) doesn't really fit in.

CD: Jimi Jamison - Never Too Late
From: tomdwa Date: April 1, 2020 at 11:25
Excellent stuff, very much referring to the past Survivor times. The melodies and the quality of songwriting are there, along with a clear production. And of course, the voice of Jimi is always worth listening to!

CD: Jimi Jamison and Jim Peterik - Extra Moments
From: tomdwa Date: March 31, 2020 at 21:03
Nice collection of "extra" songs, left off the Crossroads moment album of Jimi. High quality here, just listen to Chiseled in stone or Lifeforce.

CD: Jimi Jamison - Crossroads Moment
From: tomdwa Date: March 31, 2020 at 20:46
Fantastic album, with Jimi Jamison firing on all cylinders. It's all here: good compositions, crunchy guitars (3 of them!), and a crisp and stellar production. My favourites are Battersea, Can't Look away (sticks in your ear to stay there for several days), Crossroads moment, Lost, Till the morning comes, and Alive (also performed by Van Zant on their album II).

CD: Spoyld - Burgundy
From: Leykis101 Date: March 31, 2020 at 20:29
I dont have demos from the band, but Jimmy Maler went on to sing for Dizzy Park, who are awesome

CD: Jimi Jamison - When Love Comes Down
From: tomdwa Date: March 31, 2020 at 16:48
A very poor effort indeed, most songs are dull and uninspired, a pity for such a great singer. Only the song Cry alone is worth the purchase here.

CD: Peter Cetera - You're the Inspiration
From: juan carlos Date: March 31, 2020 at 15:55
Another great example of the genius that is Peter Cetera. You can't go wrong with this compilation. It doesn't have "Glory of Love", i missed that classic Karate Kid song when bought this one as many others. Slightly different instruments used But his voice is "golden"! The songs were all re-recorded & replaced by a smooth and very listenable singing voice. Songs like "If You Leave Me Now" and "You're the Inspiration" are now quality adult contemporary listening. 85/100

CD: Pitt Crew - Pitt Crew
From: juan carlos Date: March 31, 2020 at 15:42
Average HardRock. Good production, some cool riffs/songs like "In the Crawlspace" "Like Thin Air" "One Life" or "There is Only Love". 80/100

CD: Robert Tepper - Better Than The Rest
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From: Blue Charvel Date: March 31, 2020 at 13:53
This is very good, stays true to the AOR spirit, while also being a little beefed up in the production department, and some excellent guitar work from Pablo Padilla.

CD: Survivor - Reach
From: tomdwa Date: March 31, 2020 at 13:05
Very weak effort, almost unworthy of the name Survivor. The songwriting quality just isn't there, sounds like b-sides that were left on a shelf somewhere. Only a couple of exceptions escape the mediocrity: Gimmie the word and Talkin 'bout love.

CD: Over the Edge - Over the Edge
From: AORvault Date: March 31, 2020 at 10:44
OK album bur I'm I the only one that the vocals are out of key ever so often? Works fine in the slower songs but when he pushes it, no.

CD: Little Caesar - Redemption
From: hair metal again Date: March 31, 2020 at 10:20
very good comeback release for LITTLE CAESAR always faithful to their sound & approach,offering straight rock n roll music the traditional way with much heart &soul in it!the songwriting is in a remarkable level,Ron sounds great and the rest of the band delivers also!love it

CD: Confederate Fagg - Rock and Roll Hall of Flame
From: Leykis101 Date: March 31, 2020 at 6:27
These guys really are faggs, it's not just the name, and outside of bad production, and a little over doing it on the pro gay agenda, these guys are really pretty good, kind of grinding dirty southern sound.

CD: The Magnificent - The Magnificent
From: Z4roxx Date: March 30, 2020 at 21:13
First 5 songs are simply awesome, I re-listened to it some days ago. The rest is excellent but not essential.

CD: Charlie Sexton - Charlie Sexton
From: Z4roxx Date: March 30, 2020 at 21:11
Hi Rafo! Enter in site 2 or 3 times a year by now, I left a couple of comments after almost 10 years. I accidentally asked some infos' about second High Voltage CD and read what you wrote on this album. Honestly I've never heard of it but I'll do it soon and if I like it I'll buy it :-) Thanks for your kind words, Italy's situation is critical but we'll resist....!!!!!!

CD: High Voltage - Edge of the World
From: Z4roxx Date: March 30, 2020 at 20:54
Someone knows how it sounds? Any mp3 or audio sample on web?

CD: Black Swan - Shake the World
From: Rob Rocker Date: March 30, 2020 at 19:27
CC, not looking to add "fuel to the fire", but I read these boards to see what other posters have to say as far as what they "hear" (what does it sound like), and their impressions of the music, who they might compare the band/vocals/style to, etc. So yes, we can go to other sites to hear samples, but I thought the whole point of these boards was to bring it a step further to discuss and share the music we all love.

CD: Rough House - Society's Prison
From: Delbert Date: March 30, 2020 at 19:04
This is an Ohio based band and even though this was released in 1992, this is solid 80's AOR (melodic hard rock) all the way from start to finish. Take a more 80's DOUBLETAKE with keys and blend it with REDSTONE and FAIR EXCHANGE...and you've got one awesome AOR gem called ROUGHHOUSE

CD: Survivor - Empires
From: tomdwa Date: March 30, 2020 at 15:07
This one is quite a few notches below the other Survivor albums of the years before, I'm afraid. The writing skills of Jim Peterik and Frankie Sullivan are sorely missed here. A few exceptions though: the songs Cry tough, Empires, A dream too far and Calling America are fine.

CD: Cornerstone - Reflections
From: hair metal again Date: March 30, 2020 at 10:17
pretty good release for CORNERSTONE in their light commercial rock way with good songs,decent musicianship and interesting melodies everywhere!the sound isnt strong and it doesnt really rock,i mean its quite clean but they do it very well!"nothing to lose",Brother",'heart on fire" are nice songs and overall a good one for those who dig female vocals

CD: Big House - Pretty Things
From: Leykis101 Date: March 30, 2020 at 6:48
the same

CD: XOX - What Happened To You
From: Leykis101 Date: March 30, 2020 at 5:29
this cd is fucking awesome, I love it, I was just reading around about it, Dave Conklin is something else, very interesting guy with some absolutely killer thoughts on issues, did I mention this cd kicks ass, don't plan on ever seeing it again, as per Conklin, the 3 hate each others guts, and will never speak again, lol, to bad they did good music

CD: Rattlesnake - Samurai Crash
From: Leykis101 Date: March 30, 2020 at 4:34
Good music, singer should just sing in japanese, since you cant understand him anyways

CD: Black Swan - Shake the World
From: CC Date: March 29, 2020 at 19:31
Auslander, its not about being passive aggressive or being a keyboard warrior, its about using common sense and the tools available to you instead of asking ridiculous questions. How the fuck do you think I discovered this band? By using social media and youtube to listen to songs by them before the album even came out. Asking what you asked is not starting a conversation now is it.

CD: Survivor - Too Hot to Sleep
From: tomdwa Date: March 29, 2020 at 16:04
This one is a hit and miss-album, with some forgettable songs, but also some great tracks (the heavy melodics of She's a star, Too hot to sleep and Burning bridges, the trademark aor songs Desperate dreams and Didn't know it was love, and the beautiful ballad Across the miles). Jimi jamison is in great shape throughout the whole album.

CD: Survivor - When Seconds Count
From: tomdwa Date: March 29, 2020 at 12:58
More keys-orientated than Vital signs, and overall songs of slightly lesser quality, but still a very good aor-album. A good addition to their music catalogue.

CD: The Night Flight Orchestra - Aeromantic
From: Rafo Phoenix Date: March 29, 2020 at 5:32
Good Hard Rock/Progressive/AOR album, "Servants Of The Air" ? Ephesians 2:2! again the deception, "Divinyls, If Tonight Is Our Only Chance, Transmissions, Carmencita Seven, Dead Of Winter" fav tracks, son como la version Electric Light Orchestra de estos tiempos, el estilo musical del rock progresivo es muy bueno pero su tematica... nos venden el cuento de la falsa luz como la salvadora, estilo ligado desde su inicio al pensamiento nueva era, hasta los beatles estuvieron metidos en toda esa porqueria falsa, la mision del engaņo siempre es tu Alma, ese es el objetivo del principe del aire, 80/100.

CD: Survivor - Vital Signs
From: tomdwa Date: March 28, 2020 at 19:29
As stated by others above, one of the top aor-albums of all times. There's not a bad or lesser song on this one, and everything fits perfectly. Jimi Jamison (god have his soul) emerges as the ideal frontman for the band, what a set of pipes he has/had :-(. Play this loud and sing along!

CD: Survivor - Caught in the Game
From: tomdwa Date: March 28, 2020 at 10:54
The album wasn't as succesful as Eye of the tiger, but is much more solid, with better song compositions. Santa Ana winds might just be the best Survivor song ever, and the album is full of great tracks. To be (re)discovered!

CD: Survivor - Eye of the Tiger
From: tomdwa Date: March 28, 2020 at 10:21
This launched them to worldwide star status. Besides the hit title track, Ever since the world began and American heartbeat stand out here.

CD: Survivor - Premonition
From: tomdwa Date: March 28, 2020 at 10:19
It's here that the band starts maturing towards the big success to follow. Poor man's son definitely is the eyecatcher (earcatcher) here, what a great song!

CD: Survivor - Survivor
From: tomdwa Date: March 28, 2020 at 10:17
Not a bad debut at all, and the start of a success story. Whole town's talking and Nothing can shake me (from your love) are my personal favorites here, songs that show promise for a bright future.

CD: Petra - Unseen Power
From: Rafo Phoenix Date: March 28, 2020 at 5:22
Very Good Hard Rock/AOR album! One of the best Rock bands in the side of The King of Kings! totally agree with my friends z4roxx and rick kerch vzla Destiny (that intro reminds me to Bill Wray - No Mercy, song from Van Damme movie Lionheart) Dance, Sight Unseen, Hey World (my fav, what a Ballad!) In the Likeness of You, Who's on the Lord's Side fav tracks, todo es musica de Bien y para el Mejor de todos, pero con mas estilo (AOR/MR como en sus albums de antes y no tan rockerillo como este) tendria mas puntuacion de mi parte, un album de Rock Cristiano a la par en calidad y estilo con otro secular siempre sera mejor por la lirica, mientras que el secular le canta al mundo y sus cosas pasajeras, el otro le canta a nuestro Creador y Salvador y lo eterno, y eso esta por encima de todo, 85/100.

CD: Meat Loaf - Hang Cool Teddy Bear
From: MelodicMetal4Ever Date: March 27, 2020 at 19:42
Not Meat Loaf's Best effort here. Most songs aren't catchy at first play. The songs worth it on this Cd are: Losangeloser..quite catchy Did you ever love somebody?....very nice Elvis In Vegas...what can I say..an awesome track..I dare you to listen to that track and NOT sing along. So all in all not a BAD album but definitely NOT his best. Pick it up for the 3 tracks mentioned..those are the best ones..IMO

CD: Wikked Gypsy - Bed Of Flesh
From: hair metal again Date: March 26, 2020 at 19:05
superb hair metal release for WIKKED GYPSY a band that played all the clubs in the Strip but didnt got signed !never too late and Demon Doll records gave us the chance to get into their music which is excellent with their sound being somewhere between MOTLEY CRUEand RATT s rough moments!everything is great and will satisfy all 80 smetal fans around!get it asap

CD: Charlie Sexton - Charlie Sexton
From: Rafo Phoenix Date: March 26, 2020 at 17:47
Great AOR/Melodic Rock album! a Total Classic! Seems So Wrong, Blowing Up Detroit, I Can't Cry, For All We Know, Save Yourself, Cry Little Sister and of course The Hyper Mega Super CLASSIC Don't look Back One of the best AOR songs of all times! that guitar solo is simply HEAVENLY! from Baywatch season 1 episode 3 "Second Wave" i remember that 1989 watching this episode in my old CRT tv and then... OMG! esta cancion fue una de las grandes influencias in my life para entrar con todo al mundo del AOR, asi como Brave New Love de Alien, joder! eran fines de los 80's cuando adolescente (ya Metalero/Hard Rcokero) empezaba a degustar la mejor musica nacida en este planeta, y viendo Baywatch en esa escena cuando Eddie (Billy Warlock) se pelea con su antiguo amigo, cuando empezo a sonar la cancion, Dios!!! no creia lo que escuchaba, fue transportarse a otra dimension! los cortes de pelis y series me metieron al mundo del AOR/MR sin duda, 90/100.

CD: Khymera - Master Of Illusions
From: Rafo Phoenix Date: March 26, 2020 at 17:01
Great AOR/Melodic Rock album! one of the best this year for sure, fav tracks Walk Away, The First Time, The Sun Goes Down, Follow The Sun, Father To Son, Victim Of Your Love, Just Let It Happen and of course the Super Paradise Great album Italian brothers! Como todo lo que saca esta tremenda banda Italiana, de lo mejor de la escena AOR/Rock Melodico desde que empezaron hasta la actualidad, siempre con ese estilazo y sabor inconfundible de la mejor musica que se puede escuchar en nuestro mundo, FORZA ITALIA! 95/100.

CD: Newman - Ignition
From: Rafo Phoenix Date: March 26, 2020 at 15:22
Very Good AOR/Melodic Rock album! Newman one of my fav bands of all times, thanks a lot for your music Chasing Midnight, Worth Dying For, To Go On Loving You, Moving Target, Life in the Underground, Promise Me fav tracks, que puedo decir de esta gran banda que curra hace ya mas de dos decadas y siempre dejando buena musica con ese gusto a 80's inconfundible ala Survivor, 85/100.

CD: Ray Roper - I'm A Fighter
From: 123charpenay Date: March 25, 2020 at 17:52
i can add that the mega hit "i m a fighter "is present on the king biscuit live of johnny van zant.fabulous song!!!!!!!

CD: Styx - Pieces Of Eight
From: underworld king Date: March 25, 2020 at 2:43
My favorite Styx LP. This is the album that got me, as an eight year old youngster, on the road to rock and later, heavy metal.

CD: Silent Tiger - Ready For Attack
From: Rafo Phoenix Date: March 23, 2020 at 16:52
Great AOR/Melodic Hard Rock! Great style! if you like 80's MHR/AOR this is for you, fav songs Ready For Attack, Tearing Me Apart, Chasing The Wind, Dream Come True, Only Heartbreak Start Again min 0.32 reminds me to Soul Asylum "Somebody To Shove" intro Da gusto escuchar albums asi con ese estilazo ochentero que jamas pasara de moda por ser Inmortal! 90/100.

CD: Peter Cetera - Solitude/Solitaire
From: tomdwa Date: March 23, 2020 at 15:53
Excellent album from the former Chicago frontman, very 80s. Among my favorites are the solid and punchy tracks Big mistake and Wake up to love, the Chicago-cloned classic Glory of love, and the nice duet with Amy Grant The next time I fall.

CD: Peter Cetera - Peter Cetera
From: tomdwa Date: March 23, 2020 at 14:13
Weak and rather thin sounding effort indeed, lacking musical inspiration and 'punch'. Nothing to do with Chicago!

CD: Lifeforce - Within Sight
From: hair metal again Date: March 23, 2020 at 8:43
Excellent album for LIFEFORCE ,like a harder edged JACKLYN,with sensational melodic lines and those great female vocals that sometimes remind me of Saraya!the songs are very strong and especially "just a little bit","second chance","paradise" and "hillsborough"! great stuff

CD: British Lion - The Burning
From: Rafo Phoenix Date: March 23, 2020 at 0:09
Good Hard Rock/NWOBHM! father lucifer? hahaha! My Father is God! not that querubin betrayer arrogant of lucifer, fav tracks "Lightning, Legend, Spit Fire" Se espera siempre mas de Harris y este album tiene poca energia en todo sentido, encima sale con titulos como padre luci y biblia negra, es triste ver que gente bien madura siga vendiendo (salvo que ya les pertenezcan al caido y esa es otra historia, por eso deben vender el cuento) el lado oscuro con estos titulos de canciones y lirica, eso lo espero de bandas de death o black metal pero no del Thrash para abajo que deberian dar a conocer la Verdad y no apoyar el engaņo, porque lo unico que esta en juego en esta vida es Tu Alma. 70/100.

CD: H.E.A.T. - II
From: Rafo Phoenix Date: March 22, 2020 at 23:29
Great MHR! we are gods? mmm Psalms 82:6-7 “I said, ‘You are “gods”; you are all sons of the Most High. ’But you will die like mere mortals; you will fall like every other ruler.” this song is pure new a... crap; We Are God's Children by The Blood Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! by FAITH! my favs Victory (a song for the doctors, nurses and other health care workers around the world fighting against covid19) Adrenaline, One By One, Dangerous Ground, Heaven Must Have Won An Angel, Nothing To Say Gran estilo y algunas buenas letras como la de Victory que se podria dedicar a los medicos y trabajadores de salud que ahora mismo luchan en el mundo contra ese virus, siempre priorizo el estilo antes que la lirica, pero cortes como "We Are Gods" que es un engaņo para la humanidad en la forma como la interpretan aca le baja puntuacion al album, ya no es tiempo de engaņar a la humanidad. Saludos y fuerza a todos en estos momentos y que Jesucristo os proteja! sin Fé no somos nada. 90/100.

CD: Chicago - 18
From: tomdwa Date: March 22, 2020 at 13:03
The departure is Peter Cetera is felt in the songwriting and inspirational department. Still a good album though, Niagara Falls, If she would have been faithful, Will you still love me?, Nothing's gonna stop us now and One more day being the highlights.

CD: Chicago - 17
From: tomdwa Date: March 22, 2020 at 9:53
This album is as good as their previous n° 16, spectacular songs, immaculately produced. A joy for your ears :-).

CD: Chicago - 16
From: tomdwa Date: March 21, 2020 at 17:19
Perhaps with the exception of Rescue you, this is a flawless and spectacular album from a band at the peak of its success and musical abilities. Everything is impressive here, from the songwriting to the instrumental composure and the awesome production quality. A must have, to play on an expensive hifi-installation or car stereo, or with good headphones.

CD: Deep Purple - The Book of Taliesyn
From: hair metal again Date: March 21, 2020 at 14:05
ok release for DEEP PURPLE and at that time back in the late 60s it was all about the jam and not about the songs i guess!Lord s keys are excellent and the sound is typical of that decade!not bad,not great

CD: Cornerstone - Somewhere In America
From: hair metal again Date: March 18, 2020 at 20:25
very good release for CORNERSTONE offering some melodic rock music with female vocals that somehow remind me of DANTE FOX !clear strong vocals and some fine choruses will satisfy all fans for an indie release that is quite interesting and grows pretty well!"right or wrong","like a stranger" and "breathing for you" are the highlights

CD: The Struts - Young and Dangerous
From: Auslander Date: March 17, 2020 at 3:49
The true inheritors to the fun Queen sound? Whatever, it is still a mature, fully realised release from a band deservedly gaining some recognition. There is just something about the UK being able to produce high quality glam rock. Body Talks and Primadonna are extremely catchy but my favourite track is I Do It So Well.

CD: Ghost - Prequelle
From: Auslander Date: March 17, 2020 at 3:44
Gotta say I would love this album if not for the ridiculous Satanism. Seriously, the lyrics are the sort that are scrawled in faeces across a serial killer's bedroom walls. Both puerile and gross. Pity that such talent is wasted.

CD: King of Hearts - King of Hearts (2019)
From: tomdwa Date: March 16, 2020 at 21:21
First comment here apparently, strange because this is a special album by a band that remained silent during many years and reemerges now. The album starts in a spectacular fashion, with the first 4 songs that sound truly amazing. Modern aor at its best, played by stellar musicians (Tommy Funderburk! Bruce Gaitsch! CJ Vanston!) and with a perfect production (the album really sounds 'expensive'). Pity the quality of the songs drops after the 4 first songs, with the exception of Say it now. A nice surprise, nevertheless.

CD: Vanishing Signs - Vanishing Signs
From: rbrigade Date: March 16, 2020 at 16:34
Really good old school hard rock album related to Forsale/Gotthard. Neil Otupacca played in Forsale with Steve Lee and later he joined Gotthard as a live keyboardist.The album features several vocalists, all great. ''No regrets'' and ''Too far from never'' feature female vocals, both are great ballads. ''Heavy hammond'' is also a monster track, the guy singing is phenomenal. The album includes a cover of a Forsale track (''Rollin on'') with Steve Lee's original vocal tracks. The only bad thing about this album is the Animals cover, they messed with the song a lot, ambitious and disastrous at the same time.

CD: King of Hearts - Joy Will Come
From: tomdwa Date: March 16, 2020 at 15:27
Not on the same level as their debut album, this has quite some filler and the song writing is very uneven. Some highlights though: Dancing with the light, Remember when, Stranger in a strangers town. The voice of Tommy Funderburk sounds rougher and less smooth than on the first disc too.

CD: King of Hearts - King of Hearts
From: tomdwa Date: March 16, 2020 at 15:23
Classy aor album, above all blessed with the great voice of Tommy Funderburk. Some great tunes on here: Land of dreams, Lovin' arms, I want you, My desire, King of hearts. Recommended!

CD: The Magnificent - The Magnificent
From: Ni6htWalker Date: March 15, 2020 at 16:34
i just love this album,hope they can release another album but i think that is not going to be possible 😉

CD: Savatage - Gutter Ballet
From: hair metal again Date: March 15, 2020 at 8:15
sensational release for the mighty SAVATAGE creating a unique sound that nobody ever came close to it i think!the best thing is that they managed to be pomp,epic and hard edged at the same time without getting lost in long songs and lines !Jon s vocals are thrilling and Criss s guitar work truly outstanding!blessed i bought it when it was out and spinned it in amassive way

CD: Downes Braide Association - Skyscraper Souls
From: tomdwa Date: March 14, 2020 at 17:35
No comments on this one...!? Pity, because this is a true masterpiece in the 'progrock/pop'-genre. Geoff Downes (Asia, Yes) really shines here, and Christopher Braide, good lord, what a voice this guy has. True melodic bliss here, also thanks to a stellar production. This cd really has to be listened to on a high quality hifi-installation or a set of expensive headphones, you'll never have heard anything like this! My personal highlights are (of course) the anthemic title song of the cd and the truly awesome song Lighthouse. Rounding this up, these guys have two other fabulous earlier records (Pictures of you from 2012 and Suburban Ghosts from 2015) and a live cd (Live in England from 2018), these should also be included on this site.

CD: Neal Schon - So U
From: Doug Date: March 13, 2020 at 22:52
When Deen is singing lead, this becomes a good album, when not, well....

CD: Van Stephenson - Righteous Anger
From: tomdwa Date: March 11, 2020 at 23:23
Spectacular cd, great aor. Modern day Delilah (of course), What the big girls do, Others only dream, The cure will kill you, Heart over mind,... So much to enjoy!

CD: Van Stephenson - Suspicious Heart
From: tomdwa Date: March 11, 2020 at 16:28
Very true that this should have been / should be huge. Top american quality-aor, and as others have already written with an undeniable nostalgic 80s-feel. There may be a few fillers on the album, but the stand-out tracks (Suspicious heart (a true classic), Never enough night (impressive ballad), Desperate hours) are so emblematic that the album remains a must-have!

CD: H.E.A.T. - II
From: aTomiK Date: March 11, 2020 at 3:45
Iīm with AOR1 and have to say that stylewise this is just too much hard aor, very close to Eclipse which is not one of my favorite groups. I can understand why they do this because nowadays you get a much wider audience with this kind of stuff but itīs not fo me and II is far away from the real H.E.A.T. classics (s/t, Adress the Nation) and even the much more varied Into the Great Unknown. What they do, they do well (the album stars nicely and i enjoy Rock Your Body and Dangerous Ground) but like i said, personally itīs a disappointing effort.

CD: Nickelback - Curb
From: Doug Date: March 10, 2020 at 16:55
So tell us how you really feel "Leykis?" I have a love/hate thing when it comes to Nickelback. Yeah, not a fan of this album but I do like a few after this one. What I hate though...saw them a few years ago at a large outdoor venue in Cheyenne, WY. Lazy, uninspired, "paint by the numbers" performance. Pop Evil opened for them and were 100% better, they totally stole the show. Came away more a fan of Pop Evil, then of Nickelback.

CD: Drew Barrett - The Strolling Minstrel
From: Leykis101 Date: March 9, 2020 at 7:46
Ok cd from the voice of Barakade, kind of a fringe cd, not anything like the Barakade disc, but Drew does have an outstanding voice, but dont be fooled if your looking for a follow up Barakade cd, this is not it.

CD: Nickelback - Curb
From: Leykis101 Date: March 9, 2020 at 5:53
Horrendous shitty fucking radio rock, with absolutely zero balls, and even less back bone, im ashamed to see this absolute anti-hard rock waste even on this site, this band stands for everything NOT! rock, this is a sad day finding this on HH, ugh!!

CD: Fifth Angel - The Third Secret
From: hair metal again Date: March 8, 2020 at 8:54
pretty good comeback for FIFTH ANGEL but unfortunately nothing is the same as years passing by!totally agree about the DIO comparison in the vocals ,the guitars are really excellent ,but the songwriting isnt of the same level and FIFTH ANGEL lost completely their commercial edge that for me was their trademark and made them special!some good songs,some fillers and that s ok i guess ,but nothing blowminding !love to have em back though ,as i loved them back in the day

CD: Beckett - Beckett
From: tomdwa Date: March 7, 2020 at 20:46
Splendid cover of Brother Louie from Hot Chocolate, done full of power and soul. Hangin' by a thread is pure ear candy, with good vocals and top guitar work. Nice cd.

CD: Think Out Loud - Shelf Life
From: tomdwa Date: March 7, 2020 at 19:57
In the line of their first album, with the same qualities: very clean production, good vocals, excellent songwriting. Personal highlight: Way beyond my reach.

CD: Think Out Loud - Think Out Loud
From: tomdwa Date: March 7, 2020 at 18:53
Very classy aor-westcoast album, blessed with a luxury production. Good song writing and musicianship too. In a perfect world and Raise you up are my personal favourites.

CD: Harem Scarem - Change The World
From: tomdwa Date: March 7, 2020 at 10:53
Pretty much in the line of their last albums, modern aor in a crisp production. Top of the pick: Change the world, Aftershock and Mother of invention. A couple of fillers too, though...

CD: Stealin Horses - Stealin Horses
From: tomdwa Date: March 6, 2020 at 21:20
Pretty undistinctive release, with the exception of the song The Well. As said in comment above, a kind of 'Heart from the countryside', with no great interest.

CD: Dara Sedaka - I'm Your Girl Friend
From: tomdwa Date: March 6, 2020 at 20:47
Apparently, Dara is the daughter of the well known Neil Sedaka. She certainly managed to gather an impressive bunch of famous LA-scene musicians to record the songs. The production quality is top notch, and the musicianship of the instrumentalists (see the names!) is above suspicion. One song really hits the bulls eye: the opener Huggin'. This is a true jewel, and a hidden AOR- and Westcoast-classic that sadly never was. Discover it!

CD: H.E.A.T. - II
From: AOR1 Date: March 6, 2020 at 20:18
Sorry, but I canīt understand a 1000% rating by melodicrock.com. Must admit Iīm not much in pure hard rock, more on the melodic side. Like their first release was. Here I canīt hear the melodies that should stuck in my head. To me this sounds like very interchangeable (melodic) hard rock. And the lyrics arenīt really worth listening to.

CD: Amaze Me - Guilty As Sin
From: AOR1 Date: March 6, 2020 at 20:09
Ratings here are not good enough. Yes, this hasnīt the same level as the first 3 releases - but itīs not that far away. Some tracks need a second spin but the great vocals vocals and the catchiness are still there. Check a song like "Save me". Fantastic! Iīm so sorry that I never had the chance to see these guys on stage: And it will never happen.... 85/100

CD: Alibi - Alibi
From: hair metal again Date: March 5, 2020 at 19:32
very good hair metal music for ALIBI that was finally released after so many years!the production is average indeed but the basics are present with some good guitar driven songs like "blame it on love" and "dont say no" but also some fine slower stuff like "back home" !nice addition for those who want to own every little indie around

CD: Black Veil Brides - Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones
From: Auslander Date: March 4, 2020 at 10:21
In the End is actually a pretty cool song. Not sure why people who race incessantly about Shinedown wouldn't also dig this track. Pretty ambitious to do a concept album like this, and props to them for the attempt. Not my cup of tea overall, but I can listen to "In the End" and not hate it. It's damned catchy.

CD: Revolution Saints - Rise
From: Doug Date: March 3, 2020 at 18:48
Another solid album, but if to rank, I would say their third best. It's cool to see a super group stick around a bit and not be just another "one and done" type effort. Now if they would only tour...!

CD: Reckless - Reckless
From: Auslander Date: March 3, 2020 at 10:50
Got the Rock Candy reissue of this relatively unknown gem recently. Like quite a few quality bands in the 80s, some just didn't make it for one reason or another. Those who grew up in that time were so lucky. There is not this talent nowadays. As Jez put it, Victim of Time is the standout track.

CD: Whitesnake - Saints and Sinners
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: March 3, 2020 at 4:08
... which of course they were, and which became an issue on the next album. And they sound somewhat stuck in the previous decade.

CD: Whitesnake - Saints and Sinners
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: March 3, 2020 at 4:07
It's a little tough for those of us who came to know Whitesnake through their late-'80's heyday to wrap our minds around this pre-MTV version. No question, the band sounds a lot "smaller," if you will. The production is very raw and stripped-down, and puts me in mind of the first couple Fastway albums from around the same time. Similar style of music too, although with the addition of a second guitar and keys of course. A few songs sound dated, even by 1982 standards, like "Love And Affection," 'Rock 'n' Roll Angels" and the bouncy "Bloody Luxury" - they all sound like lost Foghat tunes or something. "Young Blood," "Rough An' Ready" the title track and the original version of "Crying In The Rain" are better, and of course there's "Here I Go Again." Here, the future #1 sounds a lot more down-to-earth minus all the bells and whistles of the '87 version(s). Is this version "better?" I dunno, but it's different. This is a good, but not great, album by a band that sounds quite British ...

CD: Bullet - No Mercy
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: March 3, 2020 at 3:45
Isn't it funny - this Bullet kinda sounds like an early-'80's version of the new-millennium Swedish band Bullet that you all should be into.

CD: White Trash - Si O Si,Que
From: CC Date: March 2, 2020 at 18:21
I have had this album since around 1999 I would reckon, and it has taken me until 2020 to realise that the albums name is actually C-O-C-K. Doh!

CD: Papa Roach - Who Do You Trust
From: hair metal again Date: March 2, 2020 at 16:39
once again a good one for PAPA ROACH ,this time with more hip hop elements and less guitar,but still in their usual quality,energy and radio friendly songwriting!"renegade music","who do you trust" and "the ending" are the highlights

CD: Bullet - No Mercy
From: Mindcrime Date: March 1, 2020 at 8:24
Know absolutely nothing about the band, but I know the label.Good enough for me! Germanic hard rock/metal. Think of a mix between The Scorps, Accept and that Swiss lot, Krokus. 3/4's of the band went on to play with Udo. There is some really good riffs going on here. It sounds of its time, and sounds good.

CD: TNT - Tell No Tales
From: Mindcrime Date: March 1, 2020 at 8:21
The ultimate TNT release. Everything about this album told you what this band was about. Melody, riffs galore, shredding guitars, harmony, song writing, togetherness and musicianship. Being alive and aware when this was released was an eye opener. It was raw, heavy, hard but melodic. Again, I wish people would rate the album for its time, and not the time of their rating.

CD: Passion - Passion
From: Auslander Date: February 29, 2020 at 12:37
Pretty happy with this release. Yes, it's a terrible band name, but the music is solid commercial hard rock. I reckon I will spin this one regularly this year.

CD: Black Swan - Shake the World
From: Metal T Date: February 29, 2020 at 1:10
Well...a nice surprise this one is.Very well crafted stuff here-To be honest 'Immortal Souls' & 'Make It There' have to be two of the best tunes ive heard in at least 25 years and im not quick to heap praise on anything.Hat tip to McAuley for sounding this good into his late 60's...Black Swan will probably never see a stage due to the obvious hurdles but it should,good music will always have an audience.

CD: H.E.A.T. - II
From: titothetitan Date: February 28, 2020 at 17:07
Very good new album. It's similar to their fourt halbum 'Tearing Down the Walls' but harder and louder. It's sounds as natural follow-up to their third and fourth albums, replacing the weird and weak 'Into the Great Unknown'. There's 11 stand-out songs and naturally some songs are better than others but there's absolutely no fillers. You'll get hooked from start to finish. 'Come Clean', 'We Are Gods', 'One By One', 'Rise' and the beatiful ballad 'Nothing To Say' are my favourites ones. The only thing I don't get it's the title "II". The bands claims it's a spiritual-successor to their debut album but both albums are widely different.

CD: Papa Roach - Time for Annihilation...On the Record and On the Road
From: hair metal again Date: February 28, 2020 at 7:47
very good band that PAPA ROACH and they seem to prove that on stage also,as they re very energetic ,mostly due to Jacoby who is one of the best new frontmen around!the 5 studio songs are ok but nothing blowminding as well and will satisfy all fans!

CD: Winger - IV
From: Auslander Date: February 28, 2020 at 0:15
I finally found a copy of this that didn't cost me an arm and leg and... I am underwhelmed. I will give it more of a chance of course and listen a few times more, but I was hoping for less angry, more melody. Awesome album cover art though.

CD: Ozzy Osbourne - Ordinary Man
From: CC Date: February 27, 2020 at 17:53
It has been a long time since I have enjoyed an Ozzy album as much as this one. It has been a decade since his last studio album (where does the time go?) and while this album does follow a similar style to his last few albums with that more "modern" sound, it also has more of a classic feel to it as well. The first five tracks are great no doubt, but it is a bit hit or miss after that. Despite the over use of autotune (and the addition of Post Malone) I do really like the song It's a raid as well. The only song on this though that I really do not like is the so called "bonus " track, Take what you want, which is a horrible mess (and is pretty much what I expect from Malone). If this is Ozzys final studio release, then he is going out on a high.

CD: H.E.A.T. - Live At Sweden Rock Festival
From: titothetitan Date: February 27, 2020 at 12:00
This looks like another disappointment from H.E.A.T after the last album. I haven't heard it yet, only saw some footage from the Dvd on Youtube. 'Living on the Run' sounds nice live but the camera editing is so poor. As for the setlist, nearly half of the album are songs from their weakest album [Into the Great Unknown]. Not a single standout song from their first two albums, only OK songs [Late Night Lady and Beg Beg Beg]. 'Living on the Run' should be the closing song and here it's not.

CD: H.E.A.T. - II
From: MetalllianStallion Date: February 27, 2020 at 5:12
MelodicRock.com gives this album a 100%. Critic says "Highlights are almost impossible to spotlight as no matter what song you play last is the one stuck in your head afterwards." (record company check is in the mail). One man's unforgettable to me is quickly forgettable/ disposable. 80's rock genre of music is often imitated today but in most cases never be truly replicated. The band's last studio release "Into The Great Unknown" was a experimental, pop, electronica disaster. "II (2020)" is better, back in MHR territory. I prefer the band's first 2 releases with a different singer. I have never really warmed to Gronwall's vocals who sounds/looks like a square peg pop singer in a round rocker hole. The singer is best when he lowers his register on tracks like "We Are Gods" and " Rise". Being a old timer who went lived through the 80's in his youth I am not easily WOWED. Gotta go, it's about time for my yoga class to start with the repetitious "Rock your Body" as background noise.

CD: Lixx Array - Reality Playground
From: hair metal again Date: February 26, 2020 at 13:23
very good debut for hair metal act LIXX ARRAY that coulld be better with a big producer looking after those guys rearranging things in their sound and work better some parts of the songs!"inside of me" could be a hit and "really hits home" and "once in a lifetime"as well are beautiful ballads as well!the rockers though arent in the usual level of 92!good stuff

CD: Papa Roach - The Connection
From: hair metal again Date: February 25, 2020 at 7:26
excellent release for PAPA ROACH once again offering that modern hybrid of hard rock,new metal ,hip hop ,new rock all combined very well with much energy ,strong lyrics !all the songs are remarkable ,the production of the higher standards and really cant find anything missing!"leader of the broken hearts","where did the angels go","before i die" are the highlights !great band ,i m waiting to see them on stage in acouple of nights to see what they got

CD: Black Swan - Shake the World
From: Doug Date: February 24, 2020 at 22:07
I really like this album, I just wish these sort of bands could stick together, instead of a means to an end to pay the bills. Pilson and Beach are already back to Dokken, Foreigner, Winger and Whitesnake gigs.

CD: Bad Radiator - BR V
From: 123charpenay Date: February 24, 2020 at 18:23
we are only in february but i can say that this jewel will be the best record of 2020.their best album,no fillers only killers.each song is a hit.bad radiator offer us a demonstration of perfect hard f m.like always excellent singer,sensational production.this record is a wet dream for all fans of hard f m.friends ,be careful no mistake ,save your money for this masterpiece.trust me, impossible to be disapointed.

CD: Mother Love Bone - Mother Love Bone
From: Auslander Date: February 23, 2020 at 6:56
Now that enough time has passed, perhaps people will revisit this excellent band and find a cd that has far more in common with the Sunset Strip than it did with the Seattle grunge scene. Andrew Wood really had something. I wonder what this band could have become had he lived longer. Essential Track: Capricorn Sister.

CD: Ozzy Osbourne - Memoirs Of A Madman
From: CC Date: February 22, 2020 at 19:18
Pretty weak compilation. Yes, the tracks on this are mostly fantastic, but my god how can you do a best of/greatest hits and exlude so many of the classics? And why do they insist on putting on live versions of Sabbath classics onto these things? Yes Sabbath was a critical part of his career and he will play them live, but leave the Sabbath songs to the Sabbath compilations of Ozzy live albums. A proper Ozzy greatest hits should be at least 2 CDs, maybe even 3. The earluer Ozzman Cometh is a far better compilation as long as you are not worried about the more modern stuff.

CD: Bride - Kinetic Faith
From: hair metal again Date: February 22, 2020 at 5:20
excellent release for BRIDE taking a more hard rocking path and they did very well as the result is remarkable!Dale s vocals steal the show ,strong and clear and the music is flawless!"troubled times','hired gun" and "kiss the train " are the highlights!good hard rock music

CD: Papa Roach - Who Do You Trust
From: MelodicMetal4Ever Date: February 21, 2020 at 22:14
As a fan of Papa Roach I have to say this was a very enjoyable album. Modern Hard Rock: Favorite tracks: 1,2,& 7

CD: Bad Radiator - Demons
From: 123charpenay Date: February 20, 2020 at 18:36
for information the fourth album of bad radiator is named IV.unfortunatelly this bomb is not on h h.like their three first efforts IV is a top class a o r record.their cd s are very very hard to find,impossible on ebay but you can find them on discogs.it s mikael lungren (the singer) who sell his cd s.he had with the others musicians autographied me my five cd s.don t hesitate to add these masterpieces in your collection.

CD: Brother Firetribe - Heart Full of Fire
From: 123charpenay Date: February 19, 2020 at 18:04
de nada friend.i speak spanish for you even if i know that s your language is portugues ,totally unknow for me.

CD: Bad Radiator - Demons
From: 123charpenay Date: February 19, 2020 at 18:01
the festival continue....third realise from this exceptional and totally unknow band,and third atomic bomb.ok like always we have two fillers (tracks 2 and 6),but the nine other songs,wow,class!!!!!!!!!always the same recipe,great singer ,perfect for this kind of soft hard rock,great production,and a bunch of super a o r songs,always smart always varied ,with big guitars and with an irresistible groove.one more time with this swedish band ,it s a top class a o r record.

CD: Brother Firetribe - Heart Full of Fire
From: titothetitan Date: February 19, 2020 at 17:41
wow 2 bonus tracks in the japanese release that's interesting!!! I'll look for it. Thanks Guilles!

CD: Brother Firetribe - False Metal
From: titothetitan Date: February 19, 2020 at 17:38
I was never that impressed with their debut and still ain't not. The opening song 'Break Out' is a killer one and 'Valerie' is nice but then the awesomeness is never reached again. Only one other song caught my attention, the ballad 'Love Goes Down' with it's cool keyboards. Their second album is far superior. 79/100

CD: Brother Firetribe - Heart Full of Fire
From: titothetitan Date: February 19, 2020 at 17:34
The debut was good but this follow-up is simply stellar! Only one song I didn't like much, track #7 'Heard It On My Radio' the rest is brilliant, 10 melodic songs with killer choruses. I like it so much that even bought the Dvd 'Live at Apollo 2009' recorded during the tour of this album. The show is also great but they could have added more backing vocals on that show [only one guy is doing bv] and lower drum sound.

CD: Gowan - Lost Brotherhood
From: hair metal again Date: February 19, 2020 at 12:53
very good release for GOWAN and his all star line up offering a fine sound ,exceptional musicianship and remarkable songs!not really big hooks but much depth in the songs and a certain qualityas expected!"lost brotherhood","all the lovers in the world" and "dragon" are very good songs indeed

CD: Def Leppard - Hysteria
From: Auslander Date: February 18, 2020 at 12:00
Very few albums are perfect. This is one of the few. Every track could be a single. It is a work of art that will never be bettered by any commercial pop-metal release. Essential Track: all of them, but Love Bites if you must choose one.

CD: Push Push - A Trillion Shades of Happy
From: Auslander Date: February 18, 2020 at 11:49
This was a nice release. I remember rockin out to Trippin. "Woah-Woah-Woah-Yeah!" Haha. Cool Kiwi hard rock.

CD: Candy Harlots - Five Wicked Ways
From: Auslander Date: February 18, 2020 at 11:43
Much loved band when this came out amongst my friends and I. Sadly, they were a little late onto the sleaze scene. I still play this often and it brings me back to 1992. Essential track: Sisters Crazy.

CD: Faster Pussycat - Faster Pussycat
From: Auslander Date: February 17, 2020 at 23:13
If anything, FP were underrated. I wonder if the two factors of appearing on that ridiculous fake documentary and coming out the same year as Appetite for Destruction hindered their potential? This is an excellent debut album from a band that got better with each release up until 1992. Essential track: Bathroom Wall.

CD: Pendragon - The History: 1984-2000
From: Auslander Date: February 17, 2020 at 23:05
I must admit I don't get it. I bought this compilation to check out this band and see what the fuss was about. It is very soft stuff. Lots of acoustic meandering. Not my thing.

CD: Black Swan - Shake the World
From: Auslander Date: February 17, 2020 at 22:58
Thanks atomic, no thanks passive aggressive CC. Try to get a conversation happening and shot down by another keyboard warrior!

CD: Papa Roach - Metamorphosis
From: hair metal again Date: February 17, 2020 at 19:07
very good release for PAPA ROACH getting into a more hard rocking path always in a modern way of course !the sound is massive ,the energy is present ,fine songwriting and the result pretty good!"lifeline" is a fantastic song ,but the rest is also very strong!every PAPA ROACH release is worth getting

CD: Black Swan - Shake the World
From: aTomiK Date: February 17, 2020 at 15:31
Imagine itīs early 90s, weīre still having fun and nobody has even heard of grunge. Somehow this album found a loophole and time traveled from those happy times to present day. Shake the World is a Winger/McAuley Schenker Group/Dokken amalgam and a fantastic album. Thank god for these awesome fellas who still know how to do it. So what are you waiting for, go get this one asap!

CD: Best of 2019 - Best of 2019
From: Scandiman Date: February 17, 2020 at 14:41
Thank you for all the work you guys put into these lists each year! I always find something I missed along the way. Here is my top 10: 1> Eclipse - Paradigm 2> Beast In Black - From Hell With Love 3> Crazy Lixx - Forever Wild 4> Wake The Nations - Heartrock 5> Work of Art - Exhibits 6> Rob Moratti - Renaissance 7> Gathering of Kings - First Mission 8> Find Me - Angels In Blue 9> Rammstein - Rammstein 10> Pretty Maids - Undress Your Madness

CD: Bentwood Rocker - Take Me To Heaven
From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 16, 2020 at 17:36
A very pleasant release!!!...if you are into bands such as Prism or Sheriff then you'll love BR...tracks for me are #1,2,3,5(nice),6,7 & 9 ....recommended stuff...82/100

CD: Black Swan - Shake the World
From: CC Date: February 15, 2020 at 21:57
If only there were these things called YouTube and Spotify where you can check out what bands sound like.

CD: Idle Cure - Tough Love/Inside Out
From: Ydol eM Date: February 15, 2020 at 16:40
I don't care for compilations like this. They don't bring any added value, they don't have any real collector value and what's more, they're usually worn in a very simple "garment". On the other hand, they're often only one chance, how to gain some CD records, which are very hard to get. Don't get me wrong. I love this music and this band, but just therefore, I suppose that this perfect mix of arena hard rock, AOR and even pop-rock would deserve more, not only sticking some complete albums simply together. The first part ('88) is more AORish (IMO e.g. BEGGARS & THIEVES, more aor-ish KISS or SHOUT) than the second one ('91), that is a bit sharper-edged, closer to bands like BANGALORE CHOIR... All in all, it's up to you to decide what form of music you will have at home. For me, 2in1 is a good formula just for shampoo... Here, if I could see two fantastic paintings in a common ugly frame. 80/100.

CD: Loud Lion - Die Tough
From: Auslander Date: February 15, 2020 at 12:54
I wonder why this just disappeared without a splash. I love the Def Leppard sound. Not everything has to sound original. Pretty sure some of these tracks pop up on the mildly amusing "Balls of Fury" movie too.

CD: Airbourne - Boneshaker
From: Auslander Date: February 15, 2020 at 12:44
A very consistent band. Never releases a poor album. Unfortunately, that consistency may undermine them, as since people know what to expect they don't realise how good the music is in comparison to lesser groups.

CD: Black Swan - Shake the World
From: Auslander Date: February 15, 2020 at 12:36
An all-star band. What does it sound like?

CD: Thunderhead - Crime Pays
From: hair metal again Date: February 15, 2020 at 5:04
excellent release once again for THUNDERHEAD in their usual street hrd rocking path with straight riffs,anthemic lines and those passionate vocals!i had the pleasure of catching them live at that tour and they were awesome!highly recommended like everything of them

CD: Alien - Shiftin' Gear
From: titothetitan Date: February 14, 2020 at 20:43
I'm listening to the remastered release [with some additional demos] the sound may be better but the drum machine simply annoys me. And where's Ken, Tony, and Jimmy with his magic keyboards? The demos of some of the songs sounds so much better than the 'high-polished' production what happened to this band!?

CD: Signal - Loud and Clear
From: titothetitan Date: February 14, 2020 at 17:18
edukiki, the 'Ready to Strike' album is a generic Hard Rock album despite it's superb singer. And how such talented musicians like them managed record such a flat album like RTS is beyond me. But here Mark Free clearly put much more effort into the songs even it's not perfect [there are some fillers inbetween] but the Signal and UC albums are better than the KK albums. I get the impression that with the KK albums the band was forced to do exactly what the studio demanded just for the money.

CD: Bad Radiator - Shanghai
From: 123charpenay Date: February 14, 2020 at 14:56
i ve find this jewel in the best house for hard rock music in europe:scmankerl records.second record for this amazing swedish band,second atomic bomb,even if track 5 is a very average hard rock song and track 13 a too much light and too much variety song for me.this time ,no toto influence.they plays an exceptionnal a o r with always the same great singer and a clear and perfect production.the songs are very catchy.musically it s very strong a dream for aor lovers.it s unbelieved that a band so talented have never find a major company.hey frontiers records ,wake up.their cd s are impossible to find on ebay so i ve order their three last cd s to mikael lungren(the singer) via discogs.i m waiting.

CD: Bad Radiator - Hypnonize
From: 123charpenay Date: February 14, 2020 at 14:46
i can add that on several songs there is a delicious toto influence.track 13 could be easely present on a bee gees record.this song is a hit ,like many others on this superb realise.

CD: Passion - Passion
From: MetalllianStallion Date: February 14, 2020 at 6:23
My vote for the cheesiest band name so far in (2020) as this UK band must have bought the band name rights or they expired from a U.S. band in the 90's with the same name. Speaking of cheese, if you have been hankering for a fix of vintage Danger Danger over the last decade then you will be in 7th heaven with this one. Meet Ted's brother from another mother AKA the small fish in a big pond, Tad Pole-y is reborn. The singer's voice has a uncanny resemblance and a carbon copy cheese whiz stage persona of the original DD front man. Not sure if the singer (LION) is serious or dishing out Steel Panther-ette shtick. The opening track is pretty decent with it's fare share of filler as this will be a guilty pleasure for some and the DD torch re-lit for others. Check out the video for "Trespass On Love" and watch Ted-2 make sweet,sweet love to the camera. Passion - "Trespass On Love" https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=98&v=Jj468QgBboU&feature=emb_logo

CD: Storm Force - Age Of Fear
From: MetalllianStallion Date: February 14, 2020 at 5:52
Wasn't expecting much from this one with the name of the band sounding like a love child spawned by Al Gore and Leonardo Dicaprio. The claim to 80's fame is Greg Fraser the guitarist from Brighton Rock and some singer I've never heard of wrote most of the album. It's a pleasant surprise as this is harder edged classic MHR style rather than his previous keyboard driven 80's band style. The songs grow on you after a couple spins as the the musicianship is strong, so I tip my hat to these Cannucks.

CD: Scarlett - One Night Long
From: MetalllianStallion Date: February 14, 2020 at 5:34
A pretty decent Sacramento,CA band that never made it to prime time.This CD is actually a combination of the (1988) debut, (1991) and (1992) studio releases for 14 tracks total. "One Night Long' riffs reminds me of Out of the Cellar RATT. The lyrics are pretty elementary but there's a handful of catchy songs, hooks, worth a listen. I currently only see one CD on ebay for $75.00 so since the scarcity (500 CD pressing) on this site below you can find the mp3 rip. SCARLETT - "One Night Long" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycjjQDDlAro Scarlett One Night Long +8 (Lost U.S. Jewels Series) 2019 https://plotn08.org/scarlett-one-night-long-4-lost-u-s-jewels-series-2019/

CD: Shout - In Your Face
From: hair metal again Date: February 13, 2020 at 14:57
excellent release for SHOUT back in 89 with more guitars but with a clear commercial hard rock sound that i really dig !over the top backing vocals and no real leads in the choruses but that is somehow unique and gives that release a certain character!many good melodic lines and fine songs like "when the love is gone","faith,hope and love",'iting on you" and "it s all i need" are offered and i suggest you get it !better late that never

CD: H.E.A.T. - Live At Sweden Rock Festival
From: CC Date: February 12, 2020 at 22:57
Ok, I have never, and will never be a huge fan of live albums as for me you can never capture the feeling of a live performance on an audio release and when I am listening to music I like the best quality sound possible, and you will only ever get that from a studio release. All that said I recently bought this one and the Live in London album just for completist sake. Both have their ups and downs. Live in London has the better track listing for sure, as this one coming out after Into the great unknown, meant that quite a few great songs were dropped from the set in favour of newer songs (how dare they exclude Breaking the silence). Where this one triumphs over the London disc is it also comes with a blu ray of the gig (weirdly though Japan came with a lower quality DVD). All the songs on the CD appear on the blu ray and there are a bunch of promo videos and other live tracks as bonus features.

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