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CD: Ted Nugent - The Music Made Me Do It
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: October 26, 2021 at 13:18
It's tempting to see these last couple records as Ted pulling a fast one on the gullible dupes that make up his remaining fanbase. But that's not exactly true. Maybe he knows full well that no one is really interested new music from him or almost anyone else from his era. They just want the hits, so why put any effort into it? So, are you still being cheated if you don't even care that you're being sold junk?

CD: Ted Nugent - The Music Made Me Do It
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: October 26, 2021 at 13:11
An incredibly lazy album from someone who's constantly trumpeting his work ethic. Of course, music is just a side-hustle for Uncle Ted now, having made the transition to full-time asshole. There are only a handful of actual new songs, before the disc dhgenerates into half-baked jams, novelty songs that are basically commercials for Ted's lifestyle and completely unnecessary reworkings of old songs. Ted himself must be only person who actually likes the song "Fred Bear" enough to make an acoustic version of it. The whole sad charade wraps up with two versions of the same "song." Hey, I went through my Nugent phase, but somewhere along the way, he started believing his own bullshit—and I stopped. He became less of a zany, irreverent cartoon character, turning instead into a plain old fucking jerk. And the music took more and more of a backseat, as shown by tossed-off, mostly joke records like this and Shutup'n'Jam.

CD: Accept - Blood of the Nations
From: Dx7 Date: October 26, 2021 at 12:51
Accept's fifth comeback. If we consider the first era up to 1986, the second with David Reece, the third the three albums with Udo in the 90s, the fourth the live shows of 2005-2006, the fifth is with Mark Tornillo of TT Quick school. Andy Sneap distorts a lot the sound of the band, but here and in the next two albums the cartridges to shoot in Wolf Hoffmann's house are still nice and sharp.

CD: Accept - Objection Overruled
From: Dx7 Date: October 26, 2021 at 12:49
After the unlucky - but of great melodic impact - interlude with David Reece, in the middle of the grunge era Accept are back with a 4-piece line-up. The songwriting of O.O. is fresh, pungent and never looking for the groove end in itself typical of those years; indeed the melodic component is one of the strengths of the album.

CD: Accept - Russian Roulette
From: Dx7 Date: October 26, 2021 at 12:45
Russian Roulette is played with only one cartridge in the gun, while Accept - with their very own version of R.R. - manage to do the opposite. 10 Cartridges loaded to the sound of lead and heavy metal

CD: Accept - Metal Heart
From: Dx7 Date: October 26, 2021 at 12:42
Metal Heart places Accept even more at the top of the continental European metal movement. The sound of Metal Heart is at the same time sharp, powerful but also son of the microchip era, Metal Heart becomes a rhetorical figure, a metonymy of rock, hard rock, heavy metal. Udo has never sung so melodically and the presence of the Fender Telecaster among the instruments used makes the record travel light in the musical cyberworld of 1985.

CD: Accept - Balls to the Wall
From: Dx7 Date: October 26, 2021 at 12:39
Thematically, Balls To The Walls takes Accept to another level: more dramatic, more streetwise, more sexual, more libertarian. Accept and Gaby Hoffman manage to produce one of the many masterpieces of 1984 metal year.

CD: Accept - Breaker
From: Dx7 Date: October 26, 2021 at 12:36
Breaker is the first Accept record I've heard and it's one of those seminal European metal records. Restless and Wild has remained in history - rightly so - for tracks like Fast as a Shark and Princess of the Dawn (the former inventor of speed metal, the latter of melodic, neoclassical power metal). But in Breaker there is much more, Starlight offers splashes of soloism at the top level, the ballads are of a miraculous intensity and the funny moments (Son of a Bi**c and Midnight Highway) make you want to turn up the volume to...11

CD: Lee Aaron - Some Girls Do
From: Dx7 Date: October 26, 2021 at 12:31
Ugly. This her wanting to go back to sounding more raw fails to match the influence of outside songwriters like the aforementioned Meissner, Jim Vallance, Andy Curran and Paul Sabu. A wasted opportunity, as was Doro's 1993 album, True at Heart. On backing vocals on this record there is Phil Naro, who in 1986 tried to revitalize Coney Hatch after James La Brie tried to do so.

CD: Lee Aaron - Bodyrock
From: Dx7 Date: October 26, 2021 at 12:27
After the parenthesis purely AOR, Lee Aaron wants to find a balance with the record Body Rock, perhaps his best known record. However, the best tracks are the more melodic ones like Tough Boys Don't Cry and Rock The Hard Way, the latter written by his majesty Stan Meissner.

CD: Lee Aaron - Lee Aaron [1987]
From: Dx7 Date: October 26, 2021 at 12:24
Lee Aaron here manages to mix Heart, Pat Benatar, the canuck sound and a lot of vocal grit. Magniloquent keyboards counterbalance the constant presence of John Albani on guitars. Joe Lynn Turner wroted 3 songs and David Roberts on the choirs.

CD: Lee Aaron - Call of the Wild
From: Dx7 Date: October 26, 2021 at 12:20
The first attempt for Lee Aaron to move towards a more polished sound is a great personal cult.

CD: Lee Aaron - Metal Queen
From: Dx7 Date: October 26, 2021 at 12:02
If you take DIO, Def Leppard, a bit of proto-us-metal, you will have as a result the beautiful Metal Queen. A few bad songs (I hate Shake it Up) and a barrage of classic metal with female vocals.

CD: Lee Aaron - Lee Aaron
From: Dx7 Date: October 26, 2021 at 12:00
A great debut record featuring big names from famous Canadian metal bands. The first three are a little compendium of proto-class-metal-Canadian

CD: A Perfect Day - A Perfect Day
From: Dx7 Date: October 26, 2021 at 11:59
A mess in the quest to emulate the already overrated Alter Bridge

CD: Naked - End Game
From: Leykis101 Date: October 26, 2021 at 9:35
This is a fucking killer CD melodic rock, why hasnt a single person commentd on this shit, I will not assume theres any way in fucking hell nobody on here has this or has heard this,, it's just to good to go completely missed

CD: Art of Illusion - X Marks the Spot
From: Dx7 Date: October 26, 2021 at 9:22
An excellent album, the result of years of work (the booklet states that it was recorded between 2016 and 2020). I like it more than most of the super projects that have come out recently. Between Toto and Survivor, without Frontiers-long-hands influence is better <3

CD: Mariah - Somewhere Between Heaven And Earth
From: hair metal again Date: October 26, 2021 at 8:50
sensational commercial hard rock release for MARIAH that finally got out so many years after the songs were written and performed!sad story for what it could be one of the biggest acts of the genre withastonishing vocal and guitar work along with an excellent songwriting and many many hooks !all the songs are remarkable and overall a must have for the fans

CD: Survivor - When Seconds Count
From: edwithmj Date: October 25, 2021 at 22:52
The second outing for Jimi with Survivor starts where Vital Signs left off. My favourite has to be Is This Love with How Much Love and Rebel Son being my respective second and third picks. Like before, this is filler free and I find it difficult to press stop after I start it.

CD: Survivor - Vital Signs
From: edwithmj Date: October 25, 2021 at 22:46
If ever there were a perfect AOR album, this could be it. Jimi's vocals are so good, I almost forget that Dave Bickler was ever in the band and that Eye of the Tiger was even one of their hits. It's difficult to pick a favourite but The Search is Over just clinches it for me. High On You and Popular Girl would be my second and third favourites from this respectively but really, the whole album is filler free.

CD: Ted Nugent - Ted Nugent
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: October 25, 2021 at 20:04
"Just What The Doctor Ordered" and "Snakeskin Cowboy" cruise along, and "Stormtroopin'" might be the geaviest thing here outside of "Madhouse," which is why I like it. Too bad it's basically an anthem for crackpots, but that's Ted for you. His music has to be appreciated in context of its time, like Foghat's or even ZZ Top's.

CD: Ted Nugent - Ted Nugent
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: October 25, 2021 at 19:45
Time to expand, as our friend says. Uncle Ted's official solo debut is a loud, rowdy, rockin' good time, and along with Aerosmith epitomizes bluesy, American hard rock of the mid-'70's (as opposed to Englishmen trying to sound American). Tom Werman's production philosophy of the time was to emphasize a strong rhythm guitar sound, which may explain the anemic drums, and even some of Ted's leads sound a little thin in hindsight. "Stranglehold" is of course entirely too long, and could have been pared down by two minutes without sacrificing much of the solo. "Hey Baby" and the underrated "Where Have You Been" bring a fun, hip-swinging groove, while "Motor City Madhouse" is like early, early speed-metal, one of two songs Ted "sings" on (correcting my previous comment. The guitar tone isn't quite up to that riff, though folks might not have known any better '75.

CD: Michael Morales - Michael Morales
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: October 25, 2021 at 15:50
... pales next to the original. I’ve heard that Morales went on to make his mark behind the scenes, as a producer and studio owner. This album is pretty vanilla, with AOR instrumentation and songwriting, but smothered in an echoey, robotic '80's pop production. The drums sound like drum machines, the bass sounds like a boing-boing synth pad, the guitars are loaded with chorus and reverb and delay. It sounds very plastic and disposable.

CD: Michael Morales - Michael Morales
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: October 25, 2021 at 15:45
"Who Do You Give Your Love To" was a moderate hit in the summer of '89. I think it's what they would call in the biz a "passive hit," in that it performed well enough on the charts, but wasn't a song that people were exactly burning urequest lines clamoring to hear, or pestering the local record store to carry. He followed it up with the Romantics cover which, of course,

CD: Rose Tattoo - Beats From A Single Drum
From: edwithmj Date: October 24, 2021 at 22:16
Yes, Suddenly was featured on Neighbours. I think it was the episode where Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan's characters marry each other (yes I used to watch it, sue me). As far as the album goes, it sort of reminds me of Heavy Pettin' in that a decent AOR album has a vocalist whose voice doesn't quite fit with the music somehow. Of the songs, gems such as Suddenly, Calling and Say Goodbye are mixed in with some truly awful music such as Michael O'Reilly and Winnie Mandela (almost on a par with Never Say Goodbye by Bon Jovi). If you like obscure AOR by a band known for 'pub rock,' this is for you.

CD: Michael Morales - Michael Morales
From: edwithmj Date: October 24, 2021 at 22:00
Michael Morales has a wonderful voice and a talent for writing very catchy tunes. Who Do You Give Your Love To (super chorus), Eighteen (perfect guitars), I Don't Know (catchy vocals), Cry Cry Cry and Romeo are my favourites here. This isn't a very hard-rocking album and a lot of the purists will probably moan about it but this has established itself as essential for me since the I first listened to it a few years ago.

CD: Poison - Flesh and Blood
From: dany69 Date: October 23, 2021 at 12:20
精彩專輯 Poison....

CD: Tributes - Not The Same Old Song and Dance: Tribute To Aerosmith
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: October 22, 2021 at 20:25
Back in the late '90's, you could spot clusters of aging rawkers loitering in the parking lot at Guitar Center, waiting for somebody from Cleopatra or Perrris or Eagle Rock to come by in a truck to pick them up and take them to a studio, then drop them back at GC when the session was done. Or the labels would send somebody down to the Department of Labor, where they would sidle up to a likely-looking specimen waiting to file his weekly unemployment claim, and ask, "Hey bud, do you know 'Back In The Saddle?'" And if the guy immediately starting belting it out, he was in! The result was these tribute albums. Yes, I'm being facetious, but the point is, these projects were just novelties, and a way for the musicians to get a little paycheck to make rent. As for these songs, I actually think Uncle Ted's contribution sounds the most authentic, as his vocal and guitar signatures both dominate. You'll rarely opt for his version over the original, but he gives a good, exuberant performance.

CD: Saigon Kick - Saigon Kick
From: Leykis101 Date: October 22, 2021 at 7:46
I wanted to leave a comment cause I started jamming this again, New World has one of the most simple but coolest guitar riffs in history, it just works, and it comes across heavy and catchy, fucking love that riff, killer disc, check it out.

CD: Jeff Scott Soto - Retribution
From: MelodicMetal4Ever Date: October 21, 2021 at 20:33
Jeff, Jeff, JEFF!!! Please Please crank out the AOR style cds. You are MUCH better singing them then this style.

CD: Jeff Scott Soto - Prism
From: MelodicMetal4Ever Date: October 21, 2021 at 18:09
When you find the right girl and you look at her and you see her "Eyes Of Love" and you treat her right ""Heaven Knows" she'll be "By Your Side" "Till The End Of Time". Tell her you love her, cause love "Don't Come Easy" or it will be "2 Late 4 Goodbyes" and you'll be saying I "Don't Wanna Say Goodbye" Please "Don't Walk Away". yep, Jeff knows how to tell a story. awesome CD!

CD: Jeff Scott Soto - Prism
From: MelodicMetal4Ever Date: October 21, 2021 at 17:30
I agree with tomdwa. Don't Wanna Say Goodbye is an awesome ballad. I love his Till The End Of Time. MASTERPIECE!

CD: Laos - We Want It
From: dany69 Date: October 21, 2021 at 15:50
陷入其中 ??

CD: Tributes - Not The Same Old Song and Dance: Tribute To Aerosmith
From: gooup Date: October 21, 2021 at 14:13
Great covers here. I found Fee Wabill to be barely listenable on "Walk This Way" ... shame that song got such a poor treament vocally, IMO. Jack Russell, Vince Neil, Stephen Pearcey, Jani Lane, Mark Slaughter were all on point. Ted Nugent was meh. 8.5/10

CD: Osukaru - Starbound
From: guitarrizer Date: October 21, 2021 at 10:41
Basing on the 3 singles and samples available at the moment I can confirm this baby easily goes to my Top 5 of the 2021 Excellent mix of Def Leppard, Winger, Trixter, Dokken etc.

CD: Vamp Le Stat - Bloodline
From: hair metal again Date: October 21, 2021 at 8:49
sensational debut for VAMP LE STAT and one of the greatest indies around!if you like bands like SPREAD EAGLE,LOVE HATE and a bit of TESLA then you def have to listen to this!every tune is great and flawless from start to finish!love it

CD: Baton Rouge - The Hottest Of Baton Rouge
From: Kip2 Date: October 21, 2021 at 3:04
1 Walks Like A Woman 2 Slave to the Rhythm 3 Big Trouble 4 Love Takes 5 Vampire Kiss 6 Desperate 7 Not in the Mood for a Heartache 8 Doctor 9 Dreamin In Black and White 10 Victims of the Night 11 Baby's So Cool 12 Bad Time Comin' Down 13 There Was A Time 14 The Price of Love 15 Hands of Time

CD: Baton Rouge - The Hottest Of Baton Rouge
From: Kip2 Date: October 21, 2021 at 3:04
As a big fan of this band, I am appalled at the tracks selected for this 'best' of. So much so, I have logged in for the first time on this website in over 15 years. One of the more under appreciated, unheard bands of the early 90's when the grunge explosion drowned out the 80s rock scene, this band always stood out to me as a riff machine, as if Captain Hook from Peter Pan sprang to life and wrote 80's rock. Almost every song they wrote was good and because of that you could do no wrong making a best of. Unfortunately, whoever decided to make this collection was not a fan of their music. Songs seemed to be picked at random from all three of their albums. Literally all of their worst songs were chosen for this album, while most of their best were left off. A band like this, who had very little commercial success, should have a more fan-driven approach to a best of album, and I feel this one is severely lacking. My opinion on their top 15 songs (as 15 was chosen for this album) are:

CD: Talisman - Talisman
From: MelodicMetal4Ever Date: October 20, 2021 at 20:59
Awesome Singer. MR. Jeff Scott Soto!!! What a voice! Just listen to the infectious "Ill Be Waiting" and the awesome "Dangerous" and you'll hear pure bliss.

CD: Joal - Who's Got The Feeling
From: hair metal again Date: October 20, 2021 at 5:20
very good release for JOAL back in 93 offering a mix of sounds from guitars to horns to violins and from blues to mainstream rock always with her strong voice shining!"back on my feet again","living in pardise" are the highlights!good but not great!

CD: King Zebra - Survivors
From: 123charpenay Date: October 19, 2021 at 16:45
our swiss neigbhours are very very strong in hard rock:gotthard,shakra,krokus,gunshy,china,steve tomson,fighter V,marc storace,ect ect ect.and now king zebra.this record is some dynamite in the vein of roxville (best record in 2021)or aerodyne or nasty high.the production is perfect(big sound,big guitars).eric st michaels ,the china s singer have nothing extraordinary but he make decently the job.no fillers only excellent hard rock songs at the menu.pleasure guaranted.track 4 is a super song it s a duet with guernica mancini,the singer of thundermother!!!!!!!!!don t miss this cd.

CD: Rings of Saturn - Rings of Saturn
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: October 19, 2021 at 15:37
Obviously this band is completely unrelated to the current technical death-metal band of the same name, best known for playing so inhumanly fast, it's all but assumed there's some studio magic going on that they're unable to replicate live.

CD: Terry Brock - Diamond Blue
From: 123charpenay Date: October 19, 2021 at 8:51
this record is a good mix between seventh key and steelhouse lane.the sound of the guitars (mike slamer)is exactly the same.the choruses of "it s you" and ""jessie s gone" are fantastic.

CD: Crossection - Breaking Ground
From: Auslander Date: October 19, 2021 at 4:39
Got this recently as it was featured by a poster in the HH Forum "Christian Hard Song of the Day" topic. So, my impressions are this is an AOR release similar to the sound of a band like Southern Sons. There are a few real stadout tracks: High and Dry and the closer Against the Grain, a particularly strong track to finish an album. If there is a downside, it's that the vocals can sound weak on a few tracks. I think the singer isn't strong but he does what he can with what he has got. A good effort and one I will keep. Rated B.

CD: Tracy Starr - Tracy Starr
From: markmc Date: October 18, 2021 at 23:30
It's okay. Most of the songs start out strong but never really build up to anything.

CD: Styx - Crash of the Crown
From: Doug Date: October 18, 2021 at 20:13
Having a difficult time getting into this one, gonna take a lot of spins, I guess.....

CD: Papa Roach - Crooked Teeth
From: Elljam Date: October 18, 2021 at 7:07
A few of the choruses are ok but the rapping on the verses are a total turn off. Hard rock fans should stick with The Paramour Sessions and Metamorphosis

CD: Glasgow - Zero Four One
From: James IV Date: October 16, 2021 at 23:44
Great album!! Worth five stars just for the first track alone!! Very very good Rock album. Some great tracks. I had it on repeat over a few days. Highly recommended for fans of high quality music.

CD: Vega - Anarchy and Unity
From: James IV Date: October 16, 2021 at 23:18
Vega’s Best!!! Absolutely loved their debut release and have been waiting for the release that would top it! This is it!! The latest release is absolutely fantastic from start to finish. Killer songs, playing and the vocals just bring home the gold medal and win the day!!! Essential for all true Rock music fans.

CD: Mitch Malloy - Mitch Malloy
From: MelodicMetal4Ever Date: October 16, 2021 at 20:51
What is there left to say? Mitch's voice is top notch. songs are tight. Killer cd! I mean, C'MON WHO else could sing a song about a "cowboy and a ballerina" and make it sound THAT GOOD??!!! Keep Rockin' Y'All

CD: Laos - We Want It
From: 123charpenay Date: October 16, 2021 at 14:14
hey plastic machin chose!!!!!!!!!!!!!you re stupid or what?could you write IN ENGLISH?please.i m french ,so it could be very easely for me to write in french,but in respect to other people on this site i write like i can IN ENGLISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!understand?

CD: Laos - We Want It
From: plastic sheet Date: October 16, 2021 at 10:59
百听不厌,伟大的专辑。

CD: Tang Dynasty - Tang Dynasty
From: plastic sheet Date: October 16, 2021 at 8:56
中国最重要的一只乐队,从小就听着长大。

CD: Animal Drive - Bite!
From: Doug Date: October 15, 2021 at 22:09
Dino Jelusic is incredible. Also, check out covers they do for The Look (my favorite), Monkey Business, Judgement Day & Uncle Tom's Cabin.

CD: L.A. Guns - Rips The Covers Off
From: Doug Date: October 15, 2021 at 21:49
Been listening to this one today, fun album, Guns did a nice job on this one. "Wheels of Steel" is the standout, IMO.

CD: Circus - Stay for the Ride
From: Alohapugz Date: October 15, 2021 at 20:15
These guys were 15 year old kids in 1987 who wrote, recorded and paid for the record all on their own. The production blows, but again; they were kids.

CD: Lady Blush - Lady Blush
From: hair metal again Date: October 15, 2021 at 9:04
excellent release for LADY BLUSH with a massive guitar driven commercial hard rock sound that i so much love!flawless from start to finish this one is a criminally under rated release!fans of FATE should buy this one instantly!Roko s guidance of course was def helpful to create such a great album!

CD: Jimi Jamison - Crossroads Moment
From: MelodicMetal4Ever Date: October 14, 2021 at 20:50
The Master music man known as Jimi Jamison!! RIP JIMI. You will SURELY be missed by ALL music fans. If this is a last swan song then I can say it was much appreciated!! What a voice!! Favs: As Is, Friends We Never Met, Rock Was King, Why I Sing...aw HELL they are all awesome!! Get this cd NOW!

CD: The Swamp Candles - This Is Rock n Roll
From: Rob Rocker Date: October 14, 2021 at 14:07
This is a really good CD, musically/stylistically a mix of Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Faces, Quireboys, Black Crowes, Slash & The Conspirators, etc., but played with a contemporary feel. The songs are well written, with lots of vocal and guitar hooks/melodies, and both guitar players really add a lot of interesting parts/riffs/fills. Production is really good for what I assume is an indie release.

CD: Buckcherry - The Best of
From: Metal T Date: October 14, 2021 at 7:19
IMO-sh!tty band,terrible live...always thought the singer looked like 'Malachi' from 'Children of the Corn'...they do have their fans though despite the singer being tone-deaf and usually sounding off key.

CD: Star Star - The Love Drag Years
From: Auslander Date: October 14, 2021 at 0:37
The great thing about the sleaze glam period is that so many albums were released that I am still "discovering" them now. So this sounds new and fresh to me even though it is nearly 30 years old! Musically, it is like a hard rock Rolling Stones (which makes sense given they are named after a Stones song). But on tracks like the brilliant "Science Fiction Boy" there is a definite Cheap Trick vibe too. Obviously their "look" is heavily influenced by Hanoi Rocks. Hell, blend those three bands together and you have Star Star! Grade A sleaze rock.

CD: Balaam and the Angel - Live Free Or Die
From: hair metal again Date: October 12, 2021 at 16:53
very good release for BALAAM AND THE ANGEL back in 87 offering an interesting sound somewhere between THE MISSION and THE CULT !all the songs are remarkable and well performed and the production is of the highest level even though i d prefer the drums more real!"i love the things you do to me","i m on the run " and "running out of time" are the highlights

CD: AC/DC - Power Up
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: October 12, 2021 at 13:09
... from the title, but otherwise, Power Up lands solidly in the band's second tier. Weirdly, it's the opposite of how Jackyl's last couple albums have made me feel, where I was struggling to remember why I even liked them in the first place. With Power Up, it's just good to hear from my ol' buddies again.

CD: AC/DC - Power Up
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: October 12, 2021 at 13:02
I hate to frame every album to come out in the last year and a half in terms of the pandemic, so I'll just say this: Power Up arrived on a chilly, gray, autumn day when there didn't seem a lot to hope for, including a new AC/DC album. But I liked "Shot In The Dark" right away, and figured I'd give the rest of the record a listen. And it felt like a bunch of old friends stopped by with a case of beer to cheer you up. Because at their best, that's what AC/DC does, dammit! Power Up, despite the trying-too-hard stylized title (PWR/UP), is the band's best collection of songs the band has put out in thirty years. Ev the septuagenarian Brian Johnson is sounding pretty good, considering the age, the smoking, and the way he sings. I'n not sure I'll ever get used to his occasional baritone, like on otherwise ripping "Demon Fire," and twelve songs is two or three more than this band has ever managed without filler. "Through The Mists Of Time" is oddly reflective for these guys, as you can tell fr

CD: AC/DC - Power Up
From: aorrockmemories Date: October 12, 2021 at 8:46
A very strong album, I enjoyed every track.

CD: Alien - Into the Future
From: aorrockmemories Date: October 12, 2021 at 8:44
The previous album was great, this one is heavier, lacks a few key band members which shows, several of the songs seem like they copied riffs and choruses. I however did enjoy the album.

CD: Stardust - Highway To Heartbreak
From: aorrockmemories Date: October 12, 2021 at 8:41
Great singer and great band but they keep losing members. There is a Firehouse Category 5 type song that really works on this that is more country than the soul-less stuff on radio.

CD: Morano - Incognito
From: aorrockmemories Date: October 12, 2021 at 8:37
The first few tracks are really great, nice seeing some familiar faces aboard, mostly consistent and worth owning.

CD: Viana - Forever Free
From: aorrockmemories Date: October 12, 2021 at 8:34
Bryan Cole really makes this shine, as does the input of Terry Brock. There are some strong songs but the whole album is consistent.

CD: Find Me - Dark Angel
From: Doug Date: October 11, 2021 at 19:52
"TheMetalChurch," I agree, this one is the best of the 3 releases so far.

CD: AC/DC - Flick of the Switch
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: October 11, 2021 at 14:05
It's like if Back In Black had started off with "Let Me Put My Love Into Y." Luckily, "This House Is On Fire" and "Badlands" overcome their slower tempos by the sheer fist-pumping power of their choruses, while the title track, "Guns For Hire" (which slipped into the lower reaches of the Billboard Hot 100, and then back out again), "Bedlam In Belgium" and "Brain Shake" all have an engery that showed itself only sporadically on For Those About To Rock. And that energy is a big part of how the album succeeds, despite some songs beginning to sound a bit samey.

CD: AC/DC - Flick of the Switch
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: October 11, 2021 at 13:55
Conventional wisdom tells us that Flick Of The Switch is the first album of the rest of AC/DC's life, beginning a decades-long period of coasting on past glories. And you can certainly argue that the long slide into mediocrity is a real thing, where the music became a job that you go to rather than something you do to avoid having to get a job. But lots of rawkers in the know (many admittedly with a contrarian streak) absolutely LOVE this album. For me, it's not a top-shelf AC/DC album like Back in Black or Bon Scott's last three, but it is one of their better second-tier records. It's immediately more lively than For Those About To Rock—or almost immediately. "Rising Power" starts the disc with one of those oddly sluggish, leaden songs that so overloaded the previous album. There are a few more like it scattered through the rest of the album ("Nervous Shakedown," "Deep In The Hole"), but the rest is much more headbangable.

CD: Quiet Riot - Condition Critical
From: hair metal again Date: October 11, 2021 at 4:45
excellent release for QUIET RIOT trying to remake the Metal Health recipee just 1 year after !this is somehow annoying but besides that everything glows with the band seems capable to write down easily anthemic hard rock songs and the musicianship being very good!Condition Critical stands proud and helped the whole scene explode a couple of years later

CD: Quiet Riot - Condition Critical
From: hair metal again Date: October 11, 2021 at 4:41
excellent release for

CD: Terry Brock - Back to Eden
From: MelodicMetal4Ever Date: October 9, 2021 at 19:55
Waiting!! I WANNA LOVE SOMEONE!! I SHOULD'VE KNOWN!! YOUR MAN AGAIN!! OMG!!! Melodic Bliss!! RUN to get get this CD! Killer!

CD: James Christian - Craving
From: MelodicMetal4Ever Date: October 9, 2021 at 19:19
Well, It seems MR. JAMES CHRISTIAN has given us a well, CHRISTIAN themed cd. don't let that put you off, there are some solids songs on here. favorites are Black Is Black & I Won't Cry. Although the rest is pretty solid, those are the stand out tracks for me. give it a try.

CD: Adrian Dodz - Adrian Dodz
From: mr.shoemaker Date: October 8, 2021 at 17:44
Good album. Reminds me of SHARK ISLAND meets FOREIGNER. Great vocals!

CD: Skin - Experience Electric
From: hair metal again Date: October 7, 2021 at 14:27
ok release for SKIN back in 97 with excellent musicianship as expected,strong production but unfortunately the band sounds confused and not really sure about what they wanted to do and which direction to go!def their worst so far,still some good songs like "experience electric","blow my mind" and "bittersweet"!

CD: Pretty Boy - Metro Sessions
From: 123charpenay Date: October 7, 2021 at 8:50
generally the retrospect s realise are some very average records,except last temptation.it s easy to understand why all these bands have never find a deal with a record company ,even if in the 90 s the horrible grunge wawe have killed the melodic rock.here with pretty boy it s a little better than habit.the production is good,the singer is only decent,not more.this record is an alternation of excellent songs tracks 2(killer song),4,6,9 and 12.and fillers.for example the choruse of "hail to the joker" is a nightmare.i can add that this cd is very very rare impossible to find under 100 euro (ebay and discogs).

CD: Scorpions - Love At First Sting
From: TheMetalChurch Date: October 7, 2021 at 2:37
TOO MANY FILLERS! IMO, only 5 good songs. I'm not a fan of ballads and especially the ones sang by Scorpions.

CD: Gotthard - Homerun
From: MelodicMetal4Ever Date: October 6, 2021 at 20:24
If people could forget the first 3 albums and listen to this for what it IS, NOT what YOU think it SHOULD be, you'll find it very enjoyable. Try this, Forget it's a GOTTHARD album and this is just another band and listen to it with an open mind. I'm sure you can find SOMETHING to like about it. Great AOR songs..love this cd.

CD: Find Me - Dark Angel
From: TheMetalChurch Date: October 6, 2021 at 20:17
Best release of the 3 released so far... FLAWLESS!!! Robbie LaBlanc could be the BEST AOR singer going right now, along with Lars Safsund from Work of Art fame... but who's better Lars Safsund or Robbie LaBlanc????

CD: Beau Geste - Another Night in the City
From: 123charpenay Date: October 6, 2021 at 17:49
the production of this record is absoluty perfect.what sound!!!!!!!!!!!even if tracks1.5.8 and 10 are some killer songs ,this album is only decent.because on the other songs we have some pop music touches very very simple.i can add that the voice of the singer is not always adapted to this kind of music.this cd is in the vein of i ten,aldo nova or metropolis but not at the same level.

CD: Quiet Riot - Metal Health
From: hair metal again Date: October 6, 2021 at 12:08
Excellent album for QUIET RIOT back in 83 that became a classic of the scene mostly cause of the success of "metal health" and "cum on feel the noise" !Strong rhythm section,Kev s vocs quite rough and Tony s solid performance along with anthemic songs put Metal Health in the charts and set things for what was about to happen

CD: Cinderella - Long Cold Winter
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: October 5, 2021 at 14:35
I've been listening to this one quite a bit the last week or so. My feeling is still that the singles still overshadow the other songs to a high degree. Taken separately, "Second Wind," "Fire And Ice" and "Take Me Back" reveal their pleasures, and are fine songs, but they tend to be dwarfed by the likes of "Gypsy Road" and "The Last Mile." And the title track—give them credit, because few bands of the type would have attempted an organ-drenched, pure-blues song in 1988. Night Songs is a more immediate listen, but Long Cold Winter has more depth to it than just a pure party record. I love 'em both, but for different reasons.

CD: Palace - Rock and Roll Radio
From: TheMetalChurch Date: October 4, 2021 at 21:19
FINALLY... Michael Palace has learned how to sing! It's taken him a few albums but he did it. 93 Rating. Best songs are: "Origins of Love" and "Cold Ones".

CD: Princess Pang - Princess Pang
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: October 4, 2021 at 12:04
They only made one album because very few people bought it. And they were on Metal Blade, a smaller label that didn't really have much experience with this type of commercial hard rock. "Trouble In Paradise" got some very light MTV play, but except for being female-fronted, they just didn't stand out. On paper, Saraya did a bit better with a similar sound, with a top-ten on the Mainstream Rock charts, and both singles making the bottom half of the Hot 100—but they too were ultimately forgotten. (They at least made a follow-up, but it sank without a trace.) I just remember "Trouble In Paradise” as being one of those videos, like "Beat The Bullet" by Vain or "Sleepin' My Day Away" by D.A.D., that you saw a couple times on Hard 30 (sort of a lightweight, afternoon version of Headbanger's Ball) during the fall of 1989, that just didn't take hold.

CD: Def Leppard - High 'n Dry
From: hair metal again Date: October 4, 2021 at 11:05
a def masterpiece for DEF LEPPARD and a classic of the 80 s hard rock scene!more mature and hard rockin than their debut they ooefed a sensational electric and much energetic sound that is their trademark with marvelous guitar riffs and those unique strong back and front vocals and melodic lines!no fillers here ,this is flawless from start to finish!

CD: Alliance - Fire and Grace
From: 707STAR Date: October 3, 2021 at 22:59
PRETTY GOOD CD HERE FROM A GREAT BAND. THEIR OTHER CD,S ARE GEMS.

CD: Roadmaster - Hey World
From: 707STAR Date: October 3, 2021 at 22:57
THIS LP COMPLETELT SUCKS. DON,T WASTE YOUR MONEY.

CD: Princess Pang - Princess Pang
From: Auslander Date: October 3, 2021 at 19:27
Took a long time to get a copy of this gem of an album. But it was worth it. As everyone has mentioned, this is a female-fronted hard rock band. But, it is no gimmick. She is an excellent singer. The songs on this album are very varied and no-one could accuse them of sounding the same track by track. Interestingly, the band is half Swedish and half American. I'm not sure why they only made the one disc, but it is a fine album they could be proud of making. Top tracks are: Trouble in Paradise (which was the single), South St. Kids (catchy as hell) and Baby Blue. Rated A

CD: Pretty Boy Floyd - Bullets and Lipstik
From: hair metal again Date: October 3, 2021 at 4:43
very good release for PRETTY BOY FLOYD offering some classic straight 80s hard rock music even with that poor production it shows !nothing really great here but all the basics presentwith songs like "welcome to the show","proud to be loud" and "raggedy anne"!love it

CD: Cruzh - Cruzh
From: Elljam Date: October 2, 2021 at 7:21
The songs just aren't memorable enough. Not terrible but nothing here to float my boat

CD: Tracer - Tracer
From: jfox66 Date: October 1, 2021 at 12:06
Tracer are from Chicago, Illinois. They changed their name to Tracer X and released TRACING THE HEAVENS in 2000.

CD: Vision Fields - Voices
From: hair metal again Date: October 1, 2021 at 7:48
very good release for VISION FIELDS with a classy,clean sound and many fine songs !radio friendly but somehow mellow and not uplifting their music will satisfy but wont get you excited!the musicianship and the high quality is there and overall is worth having!

CD: Hand Of Fate - Hand Of Fate
From: Ydol eM Date: September 30, 2021 at 16:43
Hmmm, I partly agree with Geoff's comment... I'm with him as for the style and the fact that it's not easy to find a band from this site to compare with. On the other side, I don't think they're so awful. This band, IMO, found their inspiration in groups like INXS, ROLLING STONES, U2... hence you can expect a mix of pop rock and decent alternative rock (sometimes enriched with funky rhythms). If you are in music like RHYTHM CORPS, CLAYTOWNE TROUPE, TOMORROW'S CHILD, or soft THE CULT, you may give this pleasant album a chance. I did and have no regrets. 75/100.

CD: Pretty Boy - Metro Sessions
From: hair metal again Date: September 28, 2021 at 17:21
excellent collection of songs for PRETTY BOY offering some 80s commercial hard rock music and they seemed capable of writing down dozens of good songs whenever they wanted to!their sound is somewhere between BON JOVI ,DANGER DANGER and TYKETTO and i m sure that all fans will be satisfied with crackers like "calling out to me",'hail to the joker","one chance"," she s my desire" and "knocked down"!wonderful band

CD: Shy Tiger - Feed The Kitty / Tails Out
From: SunsetHoliday Date: September 27, 2021 at 17:01
This album is exactly what it says in the title. It's a compilation of their two albums, nothing more and nothing less. The booklet is nice if rather stiff, with a full set of lyrics and credits and the like. The band itself is kind of meh for me but definitely not terrible, it pretty much boils down to how much you like the singer. The first three songs are the highlights for me, along with Women Like That and Drink Until She's Cute is just funny! There are also two slightly different versions Lay Down and Cry which are nice. Overall a relatively enjoyable set of songs with average production, though the song writing is pretty good. Everyone in the band went on to form Anatomic, who's album in my opinion is much stronger, but if you like what you hear here then you generally can't go wrong. My rating is a 70/100

CD: Jag Wire - Made In Heaven
From: hair metal again Date: September 27, 2021 at 4:42
excellent album for JAG WIRE offering some 80 s metal well performed !big keys and guitars and some great songs like "all my love" and "love cant wait" show the talent of the band that could do more if it got signed by a big company (think they deserved it)!good stuff

CD: Sonic Haven - Vagabond
From: aTomiK Date: September 26, 2021 at 10:57
I fell in love with the track "Back to Mad" which is a modern melodic metal masterpiece but the album as a whole was a disappointing effort. The songs lack real hooks and there´s too many fillers here but i can feel the potential so i hope the guys will do better next time.

CD: Queen - Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
From: hair metal again Date: September 24, 2021 at 15:44
excellent colection of hits of the unique QUEEN through their 80 s-early 90 s era and this is a run through that decade that we lived with QUEEN always there bringing big songs to the masses!glorious

CD: Mr. Big - Live At The Hard Rock
From: curemeok Date: September 23, 2021 at 23:10
this is an unplugged album

CD: Frozen Tears - Silence of the Night
From: thespirit Date: September 23, 2021 at 21:49
What as Gem I only came across this because I heard there new Album Brazen Whisper, this is just as good not as polished but love the songs there really up there ....Can't wait to hear more from this band.

CD: Frozen Tears - Brazen Whisper
From: thespirit Date: September 23, 2021 at 21:45
Super New Release been a long time coming from Frozen Tears I can't get enough of this CD especially Title Cut Brazen Whisper and Kiss Cover Comon and Love me

CD: Black Rose Maze - Black Rose Maze
From: Doug Date: September 23, 2021 at 20:40
.....but really dig the song, 'Free."

CD: Signal - Loud and Clear
From: curemeok Date: September 23, 2021 at 10:30
what's wrong with u,heavenlylion!

CD: Precious Metal - Precious Metal
From: hair metal again Date: September 23, 2021 at 9:13
excellent album for PRECIOUS METAL back in 90 offering a solid commercial hard rock sound tha t i msure will dig all fans of female fronted bands!great songwriting and musicianship with a massive production and fine songs like "mr big stuff","trouble","forever tonight" and "downhill dreamer" but the rest of the stuff is also remarkable!highly recommended

CD: Lynch Mob - Rebel
From: Mickle Metal Date: September 23, 2021 at 1:40
Really dig this album. Some killer grooves here. Not sure what others are hearing by the previous comments. Lynch tears it up while Logan sings his ass off and would def consider this a classic hard blues-rock sounding disc similar to what maybe Badlands did back in the day.

CD: Black Rose Maze - Black Rose Maze
From: Doug Date: September 22, 2021 at 18:52
Just picked this up and am enjoying it. My only quibble is I wish the duet Rosa did with Dino Jelusic of Roxette's 'The Look' was on this album. That duet version is fantastic, IMO.

CD: Nitrate - Renegade
From: 123charpenay Date: September 22, 2021 at 17:23
sorry a top class a o r record influenced sometimes by def leppard.the new singer (ex art nation) is excellent.the production is perfect.only killer songs ,absoluty no fillers, that s pure magic a o r.all the songs are varied and catchy ,you can buy closed eye.one bonus track (superb)on the japan import.in all top ten of 2021.

CD: Nitrate - Renegade
From: 123charpenay Date: September 22, 2021 at 17:20
the first nitrate record was a top class hard f m record .this new realise is a top class

CD: Raw Trixx - Rawness
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: September 22, 2021 at 15:00
… being good is not enough. Bands like this were a dime a dozen by '92, and yeah, many of them were good—but not THAT good. I'll all take the opportunity to deflect ^so of the blame onto pop-country, which I feel poached a hell of a lot more casual (and even some not so casual) fans away from hard rock. Put it this way: we've spent so much time yelling back at the guy in plaid who openly mocks us, that we didn't even notice the cowboy hats walking right out the door with our girls.

CD: Raw Trixx - Rawness
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: September 22, 2021 at 14:48
Man, people really need to get real about bands like this. There's nothing here that would have made Raw Trixx stand out in 1992. Don't blame grunge because these guys not being any better than a sea of other bands at the time. Sometimes people act like these backbenchers, little more than local or regional club bands, would surely have been filling arenas had it only not been for the flannel mafia. When the scene is so full,

CD: Raw Trixx - Rawness
From: jfox66 Date: September 22, 2021 at 0:12
Not sure what some of you are hearing. This is some great stuff. Just imagine these guys with some major money and production behind them. Unfortunately they never got that chance because... 1992. So many good bands with awesome potential got wiped out by the sudden style change. Raw Trixx were another sad casualty of grungemageddon!

CD: Killer Bee - Cracked Up
From: Azmodel Date: September 21, 2021 at 18:02
"Going away" definitely my fave on this cd!

CD: NVS - NVS
From: salvo00786 Date: September 21, 2021 at 13:34
Hi... I know that the discussion is old, but 'surrf', it's possible to have the two songs of the 2nd unreleased that never made on the cd?

CD: Queeny Blast Pop - Queeny Blast Pop
From: hair metal again Date: September 21, 2021 at 11:31
Pretty cool collection of songs for QUEENY BLAST POP mostly demos and some live stuff! Their sound and looks are typical 90 s sleaze glam music like a punkier PBF!"forever","something they dont know"" are the highlights

CD: Robin McAuley - Standing On The Edge
From: heavenlylion Date: September 21, 2021 at 2:53
I'm venturing to say that this is his finest release ever, it's that good. He had some really nice releases as part of MSG, but this one surpasses those.

CD: Electric Boys - Funk-O-Metal Carpet Ride
From: hair metal again Date: September 20, 2021 at 7:37
very good debut for ELECTRIC BOYS offering an explosive funky hard rock sound with a massive production,excellent musicianship and some big songs like "all lipsn hips",'electrified","psychedelic eyes" and "cheek to cheek"!great start for a great band that still rocks around

CD: Pretty Maids - Future World
From: guitarrizer Date: September 20, 2021 at 7:00
The best Pretty Maids' album in my opinion. Must have.

CD: Uriah Heep - Sea Of Light
From: guitarrizer Date: September 20, 2021 at 6:57
Brilliant album - for classic hard rock lovers and for melodic hard rock fans as well. Unfortunateely in 1995 due to different fasion it went unnoticed.

CD: Pretty Maids - Future World
From: 707STAR Date: September 20, 2021 at 2:19
MIND BLISTERING RELEASE. WOW ! THESE GUYS ARE SUPERB. WHAT A GREAT BAND THEY TURNED OUT TO BE. KILLER RIFFS VOCALS KEYS BASS AND PRODUCTION. IN MY FAVORITE 25 BANDS OF ALL TIME. THEY KICK ASS AND I WISH THEM ALL THE BEST WITH LIFE,S CHALLENGES.

CD: Soundtracks - Youngblood
From: Auslander Date: September 20, 2021 at 1:22
Just watched the movie and was really happy with the soundtrack songs. Went onto ebay and the prices for the only 2 cd copies were insane! Oh well. This soundtrack sounds really dated now, but that isn't a bad thing. It really suits the movie, which is still a good watch for sports fans. The opening title by William Orbit puts all the recent sythwave exponents to shame. Now that is how to do synth-rock!

CD: BlackBoard Jungle - The Best of
From: SunsetHoliday Date: September 18, 2021 at 8:38
This is an excellent introduction to this obscure band! Comprised of 11 tracks from across their career, Blackboard Jungle offers a moody and almost sinister tone/sound that stands out as unique amongst the other bands you'll find on this site. About the songs, some standouts are the high-energy Paint You A Picture, the incredibly relatable ballad An Old Friend, the dark and ominous Sister, and the best version of Car I Can't Drive in their catalog. While still a great song, I was a bit surprised to see All My Friends make the cut, and was also surprised by the omission of Generation, one of my favorites from their first album, but overall if you've never heard Blackboard Jungle before, you can't go wrong with this compilation. Given how this album is available on several streaming platforms including YouTube, there's no reason for you not to give these guys at least a short spin! Who knows, maybe you'll get as hooked as me! My rating is an 85/100

CD: Uriah Heep - Sea Of Light
From: manny Date: September 17, 2021 at 22:02
No fillers in this album. "Logical Progression"is one of the best AOR/Progressive Rock song I ever heard.

CD: Uriah Heep - Sea Of Light
From: manny Date: September 17, 2021 at 21:57
No fillers in this album. "Logical Progression"is one of the best AOR/Progressive Rock song I ever heard.

CD: Benny Mardones - Benny Mardones
From: hair metal again Date: September 17, 2021 at 18:31
excellent release for BENNY MARDONES back in 89 with the valuable help of great musos like Mangold,Fritch,Spiro,Tepper etc!Massive radio friendly sound with strong songs like "never really loved you at all","how could you love me","into the night","never far away",'close to the flame" and " run to you"!the MICHAEL BOLTON & DRIVE SHE SAID comparisons are quite accurate and overall a must have release

CD: Steelover - Glove Me
From: Papo Ripper Date: September 15, 2021 at 19:12
Hey friends ! You gotta know that Steelover has a new very recent line-up with 3 original members: Vince Cardillo voc, Pat Freson g and Nick Gardi b + 2 new members Nikko dr and Calin g. They are busy recording a brand new album that will be issued at the end of this year. Get ready for STEELOVER in 2022. This band rocks !!!!

CD: Fist - In The Red
From: Mickle Metal Date: September 15, 2021 at 0:12
Solid release if you are looking for a rock and roll album with punch and accessibility. Very good ear candy top to bottom without skipping any tracks.

CD: Legend Seven - Blind Faith
From: jfox66 Date: September 14, 2021 at 15:01
This band was formed by three former members of another Christian band. Remember RUSCHA? Andy Denton, Mike Jacobs and Billy Williams were all RUSCHA members.

CD: Dirty Looks - Turn of the Screw
From: yopd artist Date: September 14, 2021 at 13:34
This LP Rocks front to back, 24/7/365, in the style of late '80s R&R ... period.

CD: Nasty Idols - Cruel Intention
From: hair metal again Date: September 14, 2021 at 9:15
excellent hard rock album for NASTY IDOLS back in 91 offering a solid sleaze sound with a commercial edge similar to bands like SHOTGUN MESSIAH or LA GUNS!"the way ya walk","cool way of living","trashed &dirty"and "cant get ya off my mind" are fine songs and overall a good album

CD: Jimmy Page - Outrider
From: Doug Date: September 13, 2021 at 17:49
First two songs are okay, the rest just not good. IMO, Page is legendary.....when with someone else, Plant, Rodgers, Coverdale to name a few.

CD: Kent Hilli - The Rumble
From: 123charpenay Date: September 10, 2021 at 15:52
kent hilli is the singer of perfect plan,a swedish band which play pure magic a o r.kent have a superb voice.here for his solo effort he have the help of michael palace who plays all the instruments,produced the cd and co/wrote all the songs.problem i m not fan of palace,all he is doing is always only decent.here it s the same.this record is good,not more.this album is for die hard fans of scandi a o r.i can add that perfect plan is far better.

CD: Gorky Park - Gorky Park
From: hair metal again Date: September 10, 2021 at 9:43
excellent debut for GORKY PARK under Bruce s guidance with a massive commercial hard rock sound and some great songwriting as well !"peace in our time","bang","try to find me","sometimesat night" are fine songs indeed !a classic of that time mostly because the fest in Russia but i believe it was a great album besides that

CD: Vivian Campbell - Two Sides Of If
From: hair metal again Date: September 8, 2021 at 5:58
blues solo release for VIVIAN CAMPBELL with many covers and musis contributing in it!nice effort but unfortunately the result is weak....no great jams ,not much feeling ,Vivian s performance is average ....sorry but this is his weakest by far

CD: Def Leppard - Euphoria
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: September 7, 2021 at 20:19
... verses, and a chorus that falls flat despite trying so hard. And so it goes. "Paper Sun" is a good, moody track, as is "Day After Day." Both were singles, not coincidentally. Of the rest, "Goodbye," "Guilty" and "Kings Of Oblivion" are acceptable, but will make nobody's Def Leppard playlist. I lay in the sun by the pool and listened, and tried to make it work—but it just wouldn't. Far from a home-run, Euphoria is more like an infield single, maybe stretched to a double on a fielding error.

CD: Def Leppard - Euphoria
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: September 7, 2021 at 20:11
Together with new albus by Great White and Ratt, Euphoria was supposed to lead the charge for '80's hard rock to make its triumphant return. And much like those other two releases, the Leps failed in that regard. I remember hearing the hype, how Euphoria was supposed to complete a trilogy that also included Pyromania and Hysteria, working with Mutt Lange again, etc. "Promises" was well-chosen as the first single, because it had that smooth, mid-tempo, melodic feel that reminded me of "Animal," or maybe "Heaven Is" from Adrenalize. But just like with "Rollin' Stoned" from Great White, it felt kinda ... small. The drums tapped instead of boomed. Joe Elliott's vocals didn't quite soar. "Demolition Man" referenced "Pour Some Sugar On Me" with its title, and played the whole "we're back and rockin' again!" card that old rock bands have turned into a cliche, and which is almost never convincing. "Back In Your Face" does the same thing with some really irritating Nine Inch Nails sounds in the

CD: Cherie Marie Currie - Messin' With The Boys
From: 123charpenay Date: September 7, 2021 at 17:51
the two singers are french.they are sarah and melissa fontaine,two sisters.now their band is "chasing violets".i reccommand their two records.see my comments.cherie and mary currie is a stupid joke,marie curie have invented the vaccin against the rage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CD: Proud - Second Act
From: aventina Date: September 7, 2021 at 17:10
Really excellent melodic rock!!

CD: Cherie Marie Currie - Messin' With The Boys
From: X-Rocketer Date: September 7, 2021 at 15:07
"Since you been gone" and "Surrender" are the Rainbow Classics. So a lot Covers here but I like it with those Heart like Vocals.

CD: Don Dokken - Up From the Ashes
From: El_Gringo Date: September 5, 2021 at 20:02
Un discazo de tomo a lomo, mejor que muchos discos de Dokken

CD: The Brandos - Gunfire at Midnight
From: Ydol eM Date: September 5, 2021 at 12:08
A playful mixture of southern, classic, and country rock. Just imagine LYNYRD SKYNYRD, CCR, and R.E.M. on one stage and you'll get this piece of traditional rock music made in USA (Bax is right). 55/100.

CD: Hawk - Let The Metal Live
From: TheMetalChurch Date: September 5, 2021 at 7:48
The vocalist is unlistenable on this release. Originally released in 1985. The other album is absolutely fantastic... very unique.

CD: Beau Geste - Another Night in the City
From: TheMetalChurch Date: September 5, 2021 at 5:31
Guitar tone, guitar tone, guitar tone...makes a big difference, something Vandenburg could have learned in the early 80's. Just listen to "Shadows on The Moon"... excellent tone and execution. A true hidden gem from 1986!

CD: Desert Rain - Bang, Bang
From: Azmodel Date: September 4, 2021 at 17:52
I don't exactly get the point why people often tend to harshly criticise Scandi-AOR. In fact, this is a decently produced, absolutely typical example of this subgenre (which is a good thing). Reminds me of early Sha-Boom, Evenrude, Fate and the alike. If you are into these bands, you'll probably love this album! The songs may be simple at times (esp. regarding the lyrics), but almost each chorus is absolutely catchy and outstanding while still rockin'! More interesting than a lot of "classics"! Hits: "Summertime", "Bang Bang", "Rough Girl", "Can't Bring It Down", "Pipe Dream"

CD: Tintenfish - Evolution
From: Azmodel Date: September 4, 2021 at 17:12
Interesting Light AOR album, starting rather weak and forgettable but developing on the second part of the CD from track 6 on. "Burn the uniform", "Morning sun" and "Wasting time" are the three highlights in a row. Worth listening to!

CD: Emergency - Boys Will Be Boys
From: curemeok Date: September 4, 2021 at 9:14
thre is one people rate only 1 score,it will confuse everyone’s judgement.I love this album. 95/100

CD: Little Caesar - Influence
From: curemeok Date: September 4, 2021 at 8:55
I bought one CD,and I think it‘s better than the score 80

CD: Kharma - Wonderland
From: AOR1 Date: September 3, 2021 at 20:31
Simply perfect AOR /Melodic Rock. No fillers to be found. Lots of keys, something I really like. Brilliant vocals. Listen to "Don't close your eyes", near to perfection. Brilliant. 92/100

CD: Yngwie Malmsteen - Parabellum
From: Aorultima Date: September 3, 2021 at 11:15
Strange production and mix but overall the songs are good.

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