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CD: Bon Jovi - Burning Bridges
From: CC Date: August 31, 2015 at 13:35
Ok I am a big Bon Jovi fan and I do really like most of their albums (only This left feels right is bad in my opinion), but this one has left me somewhat cold. Yes it is a collection of unreleased tracks from the latter part of their career, but you can certainly hear why they did not make the previous albums. Nothing on here is bad per se, but nothing is great either. A teardrop to the sea & Life is beautiful both use the same backing vocal chant (and even We don't run uses a variation on it) so you can tell that when a song goes unused, sometimes bits of it get recycled. My favourite song on here is Saturday night, which yeah sounds like that Nickleback song, but as this was obviously written a while back, did it copy Nickelback or was it recorded first? Another song I really like is Take back the night, from the Jap version. Overall the album is just too slow and lacks any real "big" Bon Jovi sing along type songs. With the lack of real guitar, Richie was easily replaced.

CD: Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz
From: tentacle Date: August 31, 2015 at 11:13
Wow, what an excellent slice of modern hard edged sleazy hard rock. Much better than their debut. Melodies and hooks hit you instantly. My only gripe is the amount of needles motherf... on lyrics.

CD: Rage - Nice n' Dirty
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 29, 2015 at 22:43
This is undoubtebly the band's best effort...all the songs are worth listening and probably "American Radio Station" & "Wasted Years" are the most appealing ones...recommended stuff...88/100

CD: Foreigner - Can't Slow Down
From: 123charpenay Date: August 29, 2015 at 16:08
yes yes yes what a great surprise!excellent come back from this a o r legend.kelly hansen make a super job ,his voice is near to lou gramm.classic but beautiful foreigner s record.no bad surprise ,all the traditional foreigner s trademarks are present on this remarkable cd.top class a o r!!!!!

CD: Rattleshake - Rattleshake
From: hair metal again Date: August 29, 2015 at 1:18
excellent band & release from San Fransisco s RATTLESHAKE!howling guitars &vocals,big choruses,attitude,looks,vibe eveything that hair metal represents is here !"sister whiskwy","gypsy queen" and "jump on me" could easily be in every BABYLON AD release!essential

CD: House of Lords - Come to My Kingdom
From: 123charpenay Date: August 28, 2015 at 10:09
an other brilliant realise from house of lords.very melodic stuff not their best record (my fav are "sahara" and "cartesian dreams")but one more time a class hard f m record."i believe" and "in the light" are two exceptional songs.the rest is so excellent, perfect for melodic rock fans.

CD: John Norum - Optimus
From: hair metal again Date: August 28, 2015 at 5:11
very good release indeed by JOHN NORUM and much better than the majority of his solos!the vibe,the sound,the guitars are pretty hard rocking and the songs remarkable!his voice is ok ,but nothing blowminding ,the guitar work solid and with some great hooks !"time to run","takin the blame" the best moments of this recommended release

CD: House of Lords - The Power And The Myth
From: 123charpenay Date: August 28, 2015 at 3:36
after three monster records ,three classic of hard f m there is here a very strange come back with modern vibes and oriental sound!!!!twelve years of attempt for that!!! it s a pity.

CD: Stage Dolls - Get A Life
From: 123charpenay Date: August 27, 2015 at 13:08
stage dolls is certainly one of the more underated hard rock band of the world.this record is exceptional.tracks 3.6 and 8 are three atomics bombs.three hits which deserve to play on radio several times by day.i m sure if peoples who don t know our music listen this cd ,they will be a o r freaks.no fillers only killer songs.top class hard f m.i m agree with hair metal whith this norvegian band we are never disapointed cause all their records are excellent (exept "dig" in 1997).but in this darkness time many melodic rock bands made a shit record(def leppard,y&t,vixen,danger danger ,ect ect).unfortunately "get a life " this marvellous cd never see the light of day in japan.

CD: Joker - Cool Deal
From: hair metal again Date: August 27, 2015 at 3:51
superb release by a fantastic band!these guys in their best moments are breathtaking !their sound is a blend of XYZ,TESLA &VALENTINE ...wow!in a time when hair metal ruled the planet ,JOKER are a fine example of how many good bands were on that movement in the States!i believe that this was the golden era of the hard rock genre and it cannot happen again in a such massive and excellent way!there you go with JOKER delivering it with songs like"dry your eyes","october wind","love keeps","don t turn away" and "stand up ,shout it out"!!!!awesome

CD: Rage - Out Of Control
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 26, 2015 at 21:18
Quite a cool album,pretty standart to be honest but cool at the end ...i own it on vinyl...tracks 1,3,4,5( ),8 & 9 are in my book...82/100

CD: April Wine - Animal Grace
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 25, 2015 at 22:20
Very pleasant album with that AOR sound typical of the early 80's...many Hard Rock bands did that change of sound in their music direction for a while and then after they returned to their roots...tracks 1( ),3,5 & 8 are my faves.84/100

CD: Stage Dolls - Get A Life
From: hair metal again Date: August 25, 2015 at 10:07
classy release by the great STAGE DOLLS with the band showing that they can easily write down great songs with plenty of hooks and a nice rocking vibe!the production and the musicianship are excellent ,though i d prefer bigger guitar solos !"too late for love" is a classic STAGE DOLLS hit and "runnin back to you","someone like you","naked in the rain " are remarkable too!i ve been with them since the late 80 s and never been disappointed

CD: Foreigner - Can't Slow Down
From: spankee Date: August 25, 2015 at 4:56
Disc 3: Live And More 01. Double Vision 02. Head Games 03. That Was Yesterday 04. Say You Will 05. Starrider 06. Feels Like The First Time 07. Urgent 08. Juke Box Hero 09. I Want To Know What Love Is 10. Hot Blooded          

CD: Talk of the Town - Talk of the Town
From: Monzter Date: August 25, 2015 at 0:47
Not much to complain about here. An album packed full of catchy songs with a very good singer and a that perfect 80's sound. Love the keys on this one as well. 95/100.

CD: The Outlaws - Lady in Waiting
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 24, 2015 at 18:15
Decent Southern Country Rock release...this act deserved more recognition and even though they are still around they are still considered "second rate"...bad real bad cuz they rock!...tracks 4,5(nice),6,7 & 9 are my faves...70/100

CD: The Outfield - Bangin
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 24, 2015 at 18:06
Ummm for me this is quite a step down after the very pleasant debut...then on the 3rd album the band recaptured the magic lost in here(a matter of tastes)..."No Surrender","Better Than Nothing" & "Since You've Been Gone" are the only songs that caught my attention...60/100

CD: Push UK - Strange World
From: MysticHealer Date: August 24, 2015 at 12:30
Push UK are to release a Remastered and expanded version of this album with extra cuts and newly recorded songs in early September 2015. The album entitled 'Future Into The Past' is strictly limited to 500 copies being pressed. Be sure not to miss it.

CD: Bruce Dickinson - The Best Of
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 22, 2015 at 23:06
Decent "Best Of" but i think it misses some tracks as for example "Sacred Cowboys" that deserved a place in here...disc one is more interesting than disc two...CD 1: 1,4(AORish feel here and there),7,8,11,12 & 13...CD 2: 3,10,11,12,13 & 14...89/100

CD: Age Sten Nilsen's Ammunition - Shanghaied
From: the rocker Date: August 22, 2015 at 22:39
This is a great album with some filler, but the good out weigh the bad imo. the very good- Give Me A Sign, Shanghaied, Wild Card, Access Denied, and Sucker For Anything. The good- Silverback, Tie Me Down, Strung Out, Hearts Not In It, Hit Me With Your Bombs. Above Average- Another Piece Of Me. Highly recommended!!!

CD: Montrose - Montrose
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 22, 2015 at 11:58
A good rocking debut!!!.."Space Station N 5" is an a** kicking song and a classic...tracks 5,6,7 & 8 are also in my book...80/100

CD: Alice Cooper - Lace And Whisky
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 22, 2015 at 11:56
Ummm...kinda simple release but digestible..."My God" is my fave here but there are some other fine moments in tracks 1,3,5(nice),6,7(catchy old style Rock & Roll)& 9(nice)...75/100

CD: U.F.O. - Live
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 21, 2015 at 20:08
In agreement with Remastered Reason...very raw as well...tracks 1 & 4 are my faves...this band is simply a living legend in Rock music...so respect to them!!!.75/100

CD: No Sweat - No Sweat
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 21, 2015 at 20:06
One of my last concert while living in England was of this act,i don't remember if it was supporting Gun or Thunder but well the only thing i can tell you is that this act rocked real good...it's a shame they only recorded one album and then vanished..."Heart & Soul" is a hymn to say the least and by far the best cut they did...tracks 2,4,7 & 9(quite AORish here and there) are other fine moments in here...80/100

CD: Montrose - Paper Money
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 21, 2015 at 20:01
Cool old style HR album..."Starliner" & "I Got The Fire" are my faves...this band was like the introduction to Sammy Hagar in the Rock bizz...75/100

CD: Wig Wam - Non Stop Rock N Roll
From: hair metal again Date: August 20, 2015 at 5:39
excellent release once again by WIG WAM ,one of the best bands of this decade for sure!straight commercial hard rock music with plenty of hooks and great songs and as always party lyrics!all the songs are very good and especially "rocket through my heart " and "from here"!excellent band&release

CD: Subway - Taste The Difference
From: 707STAR Date: August 20, 2015 at 0:07
THIS CD KICKS ASS. FANTASTIC MELODY WITH MIND BOGGLING GUITAR WORK. GREAT SINGER ALONG WITH A TIGHT BAND. BETTER GET THIS ONE. IT,S THEIR BEST. SONGS 2,3,4 STEAL THE SHOW. GUITAR PLAYER UNDERRATED.

CD: Subway - Subway
From: 707STAR Date: August 20, 2015 at 0:02
YES FOLKS THESE GUYS ARE PRETTY GOOD WITH MELODIC TICKLERS. ANOTHER CD NOT TO PASS UP. GREAT MELODY DELIVERS A LOT OF ENERGY HERE. NEW SINGER SO I,LL CALL THEM SUBWAY 2. STILL A GREAT VOICE.

CD: Bang Tango - Psycho Cafe
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 18, 2015 at 22:25
It seems like I hear different textures and things every time I listen to this. Not as unique or forward-thinking as the follow-up, Dancin' On Coals, but the trade-offf is that Psycho Cafe just plain rocks harder, although there are a handful of funk beats and some slap bass here and there, even a bit of skank guitar in "Love Injection." But it's got some of those dark pockets in it as well. I calll your attention particularly to "Breaking Up A Heart Of Stone, with that haunting guitar line. Also, the weird swamp blues of "Wrap My Wings" and the tribal intro to the otherwise forgettable "Sweet Little Razor." The lyrics don't always make a lot of sense, but with the exception of the dumb "Shotgun Man" seem to at least try to be inventive and say the typical things in a different way. You might say Joe has "conviction" as a singer, meaning he has trouble carrying an actual tune, but "songs" with so mch guts and gusto it almost makes up for it.

CD: Blacklist Union - After The Mourning
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 18, 2015 at 22:07
They're clearly fans of '80's pop-metal, but unlike the Swedish bands, they don't try to replicate that style down to the last detail. Now that '80's-phobia is a thing of the distant past and even the popular radio bands aren't ashamed to admit they like hair metal unironically, Blacklist Union should be bigger. They've got the sound and, for the most part, the songs. Definitely worth checking out.

CD: Blacklist Union - After The Mourning
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 18, 2015 at 22:04
"Modern Hard Rock" is a fair description, not in a Nickelback way, but more blike "updated hair metal" comparable to someone like Bombay Black. If I recall, Mark Fain was in a band called Chlorine that tried halfheartedly to do a similar sound circa ... shit, was it 1999? Anyway, the production is big and full in a modern way and very clear. Tony West's lower register has a bit of a Josh Todd whine to it, but when he jumps up high, he reminds me of Robert Mason, very melodic. The music is thumping and anthemic, but the melodies and lyrics give it a slightly moody feel as well, sorta L.A. Guns-like in that regard. Blacklist Union are on their fourth album now, and are among the better class of bands doing this style, especially stateside.

CD: Bryan Adams - Cuts Like A Knife
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 17, 2015 at 22:13
A good album by this Canadian artist...tracks 4(nice one),5,6,7(AOR feel),8,9 & 10(nice one too)are in my book for sure...this release was like the warming up to his later stardom .85/100

CD: Big Money - Lost In Hollywood
From: Leykis101 Date: August 17, 2015 at 7:36
FUCKING STRANGE STRANGE, STRANGE!!!! Talented Talented Talented, some fucking weirdo shit here, only Hi-Tech by opinion, music very hi-tech in places, plagued by fucking retarded vocals, take this disc, wipe every single hint of these lyrics from it, then let Saddler, or someone sing on it, and you would have an ultimate of all time hi-tech aor disc, yeah, review for this from my ears, quality talented musicianship shit all over by fucking garbage vocals! not my cup of tea, but will put up with on account the music is that fucking good!!

CD: 86 Proof - Long Hard Rocker
From: Leykis101 Date: August 17, 2015 at 7:31
Pretty killer sleaze/Hard Rock shit going on here, kind of run of the mill, but if you like Sleaze that doesnt span to far from it's roots, and you just like shit thats, well, safe, then this is absolutely for you, one of those discs that you wont be mind blown after listening, but you absolutely will not be pissed, or feel ripped off at all, pretty decent shit here.

CD: Mata Hari - Feel The Fire
From: Leykis101 Date: August 17, 2015 at 6:43
Alright disc, cannot for the life of me no matter what approach I use, what angle I take, or what substance I indulge in pre-listening, cannot even remotely hear what it is Delbert is dropping massive loads over this disc for, and I have honestly and sincerely tried, sorry, just do not hear a single thing in this that could necessitate the absolutely cock popping response as stated by Delbert, just sounded to me like old run of the mill by the numbers early 90's commercial rock, with weak production, no slickness to hide the mediocre songs, one upside here though that did catch my ear, actually upon 1st listen, was the absolutely well thought out guitar structures of the guitarist, while not out and out flashy, he doesn't jerk off all over the place with his guitar, he lets go in the solos, just enough to show his prowess, but absolutely NO!! showing off, kind of wish he had shown off, but the production really fucks the guitars, just an OK disc, with less then stellar songs.

CD: Queen - News of the World
From: Dramarama Date: August 17, 2015 at 0:40
I got this cassette from my grandparents when I was a kid. I felt like I knew every single song on it already. Absolute masterpiece, possibly the best album of all time and All Dead, All Dead is easily the best song ever written about a dead cat. 🐱

CD: Hanoi Rocks - Million Miles Away
From: Japangea Date: August 17, 2015 at 0:35
Don't buy, better compilations out there an everything available elsewhere ....... except its great cover.

CD: The Producers - The Producers / You Make the Heat
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 16, 2015 at 12:44
i own the "You Make The Heat" on vinyl...a decent Poppy Rock Record with some The Police and The Outfield touch in their sound..."She Sheila" & "Dear John" are my faves...80/100

CD: The Firm - Mean Business
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 16, 2015 at 12:40
Pretty good album with some Led Zeppelin touches here and there..."Spirit Of Love" is my fave track...some other nice moments are cuts 1,4,5,6 & 7...a very rounded Record to be objective...85/100

CD: Cheap Trick - Busted
From: hair metal again Date: August 16, 2015 at 1:19
excellent release by CHEAP TRICK once again in their own unique style!this band is always commercial,hard rockin,radio friendly, with a sound and approach that seems classic but updated at the same time!the songwriting is of the highest level with songs like "wherever would i be","if you need me","cant stop fallin into love" and "when you need someone"!superb band indeed

CD: 707 - 707/The Second Album
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 15, 2015 at 13:14
This second release was without the big shot of Kevin Chalfant...i own it on vinyl and here we have first and second album all together in one CD...the band did miss the punch that Chalfant offered in their music but still it has some nice moments in the shape of tracks 12,13,14,16,17 & 18...80/100

CD: Motley Crue - Decade Of Decadence '81-'91
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 15, 2015 at 13:06
Very cool compilation with some of the band's greatest shots ...tracks 5(nice softy),7,8,9,12 & 14 are my faves of them...89/100

CD: Royal Hunt - Paradox
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 13, 2015 at 18:46
Cool album with some pleasant songs in the shape of tracks 2,4 & 6...not the best Prog Metal release ever but obviously this act was meant to be in at least in the top 10 acts of the genre...80/100

CD: Nickelback - No Fixed Address
From: Doug Date: August 13, 2015 at 14:57
Folks seem to either love or hate Nickelback. I guess I'm one of those who "like" them, but only when they rock. This album is real poppy, and in my opinion inferior to their previous and better efforts. Perhaps it's the Avril Lavigne affect upon Chad?

CD: My Darkest Days - Sick and Twisted Affair
From: Doug Date: August 13, 2015 at 14:50
The first song is decent, and then it drops off from there, IMO. They sound like Nickelback to me.

CD: Return - Straight Down the Line
From: hair metal again Date: August 13, 2015 at 11:02
pretty good release by RETURN in their own style with many keys,empty sound and many melodic lines that sometimes is too much!Quite European as usual and if you re into that style ,you ll love the arrangements in this one !"united in a scream" "lonely" and "five minutes " are fine songs indeed and overall a good addition

CD: Hotel Hunger - This is Where the Fun Starts
From: Leykis101 Date: August 11, 2015 at 5:23
I thought this was Hi-Tech more then any simple minds shit, I dug this disc, and their disc Mars Has Guitars, they are a talented band, if you dig this type of stuff or not, they certainly not what they appear on this album cover to be though, that's for sure, I was expecting a melodic or commercial rock disc, this is absolutely NOT!! but what it is, it is absolutely pure bliss for any lover of Hi-Tech AOR\Heavy Pop fan, if you are, get this cocksucker, you'll love it!!

CD: Planet P Project - Planet P Project
From: 707STAR Date: August 10, 2015 at 18:23
I BELIEVE THIS TO BE THE BEST TECHNOLOGICAL ALBUM EVER. THESE GUYS COMPILED SO MANY DIFFERENT SOUNDS IT,S HARD TO FIGURE AT TIMES WHAT SOUND YOU JUST HEARD WAS. A GREAT ALBUM NO DOUBT. TONY CAREY HAS A GREAT VOICE. WHY ME A MASTERPIECE. MULTI TALENTED MUSICIANS.

CD: Magnus Karlsson's Free Fall - Free Fall
From: 707STAR Date: August 10, 2015 at 17:59
NOT TOO MANY PEOPLE HAVE THIS MUCH TALENT. A ROCK LEGEND GUITAR PLAYER AND A GREAT SINGER. THE VOCALIST,S USED ON THIS CD ARE SOME OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD. BETTER GET THIS ONE. WILL SURELY BLOW YOU AWAY. DRUMMER IS AWESOME TOO.

CD: Axe - Living on the Edge
From: 707STAR Date: August 10, 2015 at 17:55
AN ABSOLUTE MUST OWN CD. THEIR BEST ALBUM WITH GREAT GUITAR WORK,VOCALS,BASS AND DRUMS. TRULY UNDERRATED AND MAKE NO MISTAKE WHEN YOU LISTEN TO THEIR TALENT. FOR THE FIRST FOUR ALBUMS THEY JAMMED WITH PASSION. RUNNING THE GAUNTLET A CLASSIC. YOU GUYS ARE TIGHT.

CD: Duke Jupiter - White Knuckle Ride
From: edwithmj Date: August 10, 2015 at 9:32
Really impressed with this southern-tinged AOR. The vocalist is excellent and really adds his own unique voice to the songs. If I had to compare him to someone it would be Gregg Allman. The addition of a fair few keyboards to the mix adds to the feel too. My picks from this one are: Rescue Me (nice mellow rocker), Top of the Day (smooth melodic keyboard intro leading to another mellow rocker with smooth vocals), Little Lady (very decent hard rocker with a "trucker" vibe and very catchy vocals and a meaty solo), A Woman Like You (melodic keyboards and guitars throughout), Work It Out (another deent hard rocker) and Me And Michelle (another rocker with a "trucker" vibe in it). What this album intends to do, it does very well but it's certainly not for AOR purists - more for Southern-AOR fans I'd say.

CD: Barakade - Volume I
From: Leykis101 Date: August 9, 2015 at 16:21
Well, this band comes out fucking blazing out the gate, Someone Will Pay seems to be the odd song out and the story behind it is one I cant figure out, it's a true head scratcher, why I say this?? well because the song really does truly fucking rock, I mean from any aspect of any genre, there's not anyone who can honestly say with a straight face, Someone Will Pay is an absolutely rocking fucking Hard Rock song, why is this so odd?? well because the rest of the CD is like a chick flick, it's lovey mushy, ballad ridden gobbley gook, just almost unstandable, just one fucking nauseating poppy love song after the next, and you are basically tricked, sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for the disc to finally kick back into action, and pick up where the opening track left off, AND GUESS WHAT?? that never happens, so I'd like to tell you to get this, and for me, i guess track 1 is worth it, but id listen before I'd ever buy this again, take my advice, do a little research.

CD: Herman Ze German and Friends - Herman Ze German And Friends
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 9, 2015 at 11:15
Listening again to this cool album...as i said in 2005,i have two versions of this release...listening to my FM/Revolver release(which is the track list listed here in HH)my faves are 2,4,6,9 & 10...82/100 my rate

CD: Sammy Hagar - Rematch And More
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 9, 2015 at 11:10
A decent compilation being "Trans Am","Love Or Money" & "This Planet's On Fire" my faves...i own the vinyl so i don't have all the rest of the B/T's...75/100

CD: Van Halen - 1984
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 8, 2015 at 21:16
1984, and especially ""Jup," is what vaulted Van Halen fully into the mainstream. Dave hated "Jump" at first, as the song had been around for at least four years. Eddie only got it on 1984 by faking writer's block. Of course, once the song became the band's first--and-only--#1 single, Dave decided he liked it. I actually like it myself, as uncharacteristic as it sounds. It's the other keyboard song "I'll Wait" that I personally can't stand. Elsewhere, there's prime VH moments like "Top Jimmy," "Drop Dead Legs," "House Of Pain" and my favorite, "Panama." "Hot For Teacher' is a good song and a genius video, and ... well, I've spent some of my school days thinking about other things Ms. So-And-So could be doing with her mouth, too.

CD: Van Halen - 1984
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 8, 2015 at 15:00
This is a blast!...VH at its very highest peak...using synthesizers and reinventing their sound this became probably their biggest selling and commercial release ever!(talking about Diamond Dave early era)...tracks 2(brutal!),3,6,7 & 8 are outstanding cuts no matter what!!!...91/100

CD: Poison - Look What The Cat Dragged In
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 8, 2015 at 14:56
A cool glammy release!!!...not the best ever but undoubtebly this is a party rock album for sure ...they were sold as "beautiful kids" and that's annoying when you try to be recognized not only for the look but musically instead...tracks 2,3(nice),5,6(the best cut!),7 & 8 are catchy songs all over,so...let's party!!!.88/100

CD: Blue Oyster Cult - Secret Treaties
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 8, 2015 at 14:49
A nice album with simple rock compositions IMHO,nothing to jump outta bed,let's be honest...i love B.O.C. and i've even seen them live in late 80's but this release is just a decent one,as i said,with some simple compositions(they have released better ones than this)...cuts 1,3,4,7(fave?)& 8 are fine with me...70/100

CD: Joe Satriani - Flying in a Blue Dream
From: hair metal again Date: August 8, 2015 at 12:42
pretty good release by JOE SATRIANI with half instrumental in his own flawless jamming way and half with vocals with him singing(not so good)!the whole result is enjoyable,but not blowminding and i d say that i prefer the instrumental ones that suit him more!Joe is a great guitar player and that shows in his live performances that i was lucky to attend one of those!

CD: EEZEE - Matter of Attitude
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 7, 2015 at 20:18
Indie band that can be listenable with quite attention specially tracks "Time" & "Virtual Reality" which are the best cuts of this Ep or at least the ones that can make your head shake a bit ..."Cyber Christ" is a cool cut as well...vocals are quite decent and the production is typical of the situation in unsigned bands...60/100

CD: W.A.S.P. - Kill, Fuck, Die
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 6, 2015 at 15:55
So anyway, this is as advanced as W.A.S.P. ever got. After this, they basically went and relived their whole catalog again, first with the cheesy cock-rock of Helldorado, the more serious Unholy Terror and Dying For THe World, and the overblown concept of the Neon God whose story shares more than a passing similarity with the Crimson Idol.

CD: W.A.S.P. - Kill, Fuck, Die
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 6, 2015 at 15:54
I like this one a LOT! The Nine Inch Nails/Marilyn Manson comparisons are somewhat overstated, as Blackie's voice is stil unmistakable as ever, and the melodies still sound like something he would sing, especially on the slower songs. The drums do have a bit of a mechanical feel to them, and the overall sound is kinda compressed and modern, with a fair amount of ear candy that isn't made with guitars, bass or drums. I agree with the first Tony's comment from 2002: this makes the mid-'80's albums sound like goofy Steel Panther joke songs by comparison. In hindsight, the band were fairly average aside from Blackie's voice, and quite dated as well. Hate to say it, but in 2015, a lot of pre-Appetite metal is starting to sound pretty quaint to these ears. The idea here seems to be the same as Motley Crue's Generation Swine: make a dark, heavy, angry, modern record. W.A.S.P. succeeded where the Crue fell on their faces. There really isn't a song on here I don't like.

CD: Miss Behaviour - Last Woman Standing
From: Doug Date: August 6, 2015 at 13:02
Hmmm....so "Leykis101" really likes this album, huh?

CD: Def Leppard - Pyromania
From: hair metal again Date: August 6, 2015 at 11:41
an absolute classic of rock music ,one of the releases that changed things in the 80 s and put hard rock music above everything!pure energy,hooks,ideas ,sensational musicianship and vocals ,songwriting ahead of its time make Pyromania a must have!bought it back in 87 and i was instantly hooked ...revisiting it after so many years ,still sounds fresh and unique and brings back great memories of my youth

CD: Miss Behaviour - Last Woman Standing
From: Leykis101 Date: August 6, 2015 at 8:23
HOLY FUCKING SHIT!!! Blow me right the fuck away, how has nobody commented on this?? this has to not only be one of the top albums of the year 2011, but maybe of all time, paired with the follow up disc,Double Agent,these are a pair of next to perfect discs, with honestly no more then 2 fillers MAX!! between the 2 discs, it was like my ears were finally being rewarded by the Gods of music,for thousands of hours of trolling through shit, and my number was finally called, and I was rewarded for the painstaking process, and for the patience, I just don't even know where or how these came about, and why nobody is on here commenting about them, get a clue people, this is what it's all about, and yes I'm going to copy and post this exact comment over on the Double Agent board, because I cannot say anything more, without being completely idiotic sounding, as any more praise will just sound irritating, GO FUCKING LISTEN TO ANY SAMPLES YOU CAN FIND!! NOW!!

CD: Miss Behaviour - Double Agent
From: Leykis101 Date: August 6, 2015 at 8:18
HOLY FUCKING SHIT!!! Blow me right the fuck away, how has nobody commented on this?? GEOFF! JEZ! where are you guys? this has to not only be one of the top albums of the year 2014, but maybe damn well of all time, paired with the previous disc, Last Woman Standing, these are a pair of next to perfect discs, with sincerely 2 fillers MAX!! between the 2, it was like my ears were finally being rewarded by the Gods of music,for thousands of hours of trolling through shit, and my number was finally called, and I was rewarded for the painstaking process, and for the patience, I just don't even know where or how these came about, and why nobody is on here commenting about them, get a clue people, this is what it's all about, and yes I'm going to copy and post this exact comment over on the Last Woman Standing board, because I cannot say anything more, without being completely idiotic sounding, as any more praise will just sound irritating, GO FUCKING LISTEN TO ANY SAMPLES YOU CAN FIND!! NOW!!

CD: Kip Winger - Songs From The Ocean Floor
From: Ydol eM Date: August 6, 2015 at 6:41
Kip Winger plays art rock. Too soft to call it hard rock, too sophisticated and varied to call just pop rock. IMO better than a puzzled attempt of Strangeways' "And the horse" but weaker and less lively than eg Genesis' "Calling all stations". Overall, really mature but a bit slow n'monotonous. 70/100.

CD: Shadow - Generation REeducation
From: Leykis101 Date: August 6, 2015 at 4:18
Local boys here in Salt Lake City Utah, a completely full throttle band to see live, this disc does them NO JUSTICE!! as it cant even begin to capture their energy and sound of their live show, which ive seen well over a dozen times, totally blown away to see them on HH, I don't know who I would compare them to, they kind of have their own thing going for them, and perhaps with a better production, and bigger budget, they might be a sleeper for one of the best new bands around, seeing they are all in their 20s, if I had to compare them to anyone(which you all know i absolutely hate doing)I wont say they sound like, but will say you may like them if your into Sundogs, Bad Company(with Brian Howe)or Strangeways(only in the vocal department not the music dept)anyways, I don't know that there are a whole lot of these Cd's out there, I own one, I believe they either have another one coming out, or it's already been released, I haven't heard it yet, if its cheap pick it up and check it out.

CD: Boycott - Red
From: Leykis101 Date: August 6, 2015 at 2:57
Just barely was turned on to these guys, starting with this album, I noticed my step dad has 4 of their albums, but played this one for me, as with all albums anyone plays me, I'm only half tuned in, as I feel musically superior to everyone else, and have a hard time letting anyone tell me something is good and play it for me(it usually is not)but the second Walls Come Down started, at about a minute into the song, it happened, the song caught my attention, I put down what I was reading, and listened, as the song progressed, I was more and more intrigued, I fucking loved what I was hearing, though there was something it seemed missing from the song, I still could not tell you what it is, I was absolutely dumbfounded, I listened to the entire CD he burned me, I still have it in my Jeep Cd player, this was an excellent surprise, and I think I will talk myself into putting out the $$$ to buy that actual disc, completely recommended by me, NO COMPARISONS! until I have listened more.

CD: Royal Hunt - Land of Broken Hearts
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 5, 2015 at 17:19
Great debut!!!...i own an special edition with 2 CD's...my faves are tracks 1,2,6,8,10 & 11...recommended stuff...90/100

CD: Loudness - Ghetto Machine
From: hair metal again Date: August 5, 2015 at 4:39
pretty good release by LOUDNESS ,totally different from their classics and totally into the 90 s sound and mood!very ,very good musicianship and vibe,heavy riffs and sound and well worked and structured songs make Ghetto Machine an ok addition to your collection if you re a bit open minded

CD: Stonewall-Weekend - Hungry For More
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 4, 2015 at 21:39
All I know about it is that Joe Joe Weekend (horrible name, both "Joe Joe" and "Weekend") was in the '80's, L.A. incarnation of The Godz.

CD: Stonewall-Weekend - Hungry For More
From: 123charpenay Date: August 4, 2015 at 15:32
beautiful front cover but very very average record.you can forget it.

CD: Rock Candy - Sucker for a Pretty Face
From: edwithmj Date: August 3, 2015 at 18:36
A super glam release. Radio is a strange song with silly lyrics but it works very well; Stop Stop also has slightly silly lyrics but the rhythm and solo are super on this one. Head Over Heels is sort of sappy but again, it works very well and is very melodic. Other highlights are Two Sides of The Coin (which has a catchy chorus and the best solo on the disc), Wounded (great riff and vocals) and the wonderful Ball & Chain which is again, catchy as hell. My only complaint of this one is the production: the guitars seem muffled and the vocals aren't as powerful and loud as they ought to be; but if you can put up with that, listen to it, any glam fan won't be disappointed.

CD: XYZ - XYZ
From: edwithmj Date: August 3, 2015 at 17:27
This is another scintillating debut with excellent vocals, cool riffs and pounding rhythms. The opener Maggy is quite weak I always thought; Inside Out has a superb riff, catchy vocals and a dreamy solo, I love it; What Keeps Me Loving You is a nice ballad which would be mediocre if it weren't for the vocal range of Ilous; Take What You Can shows off again the range of Ilous and the riff is very Dokken-ish in this one too; Souvenirs is probably my favourite ballad off this disc - it has a lovely acoustic intro and it builds to a wonderful crescendo and solo; Tied Up: not much else to say about this one, just a super rhythm and the vocals are top-notch; Nice Day To Die is another Dokken-ish rocker while After The Rain is a decent ballad to close with but while it falls short of Souvenirs, the lyrical theme is more fitting I feel. Great debut and one I keep coming back to.

CD: Choirboys - Big Bad Noise
From: hair metal again Date: August 3, 2015 at 4:45
very very good release by CHOIRBOYS with a great production ,catchy songs and fine musicianship!their sound is very easy and groovy and maybe they remind me a bit of NUCLEAR VALDEZ,especially in the vocal harmonies!"boys will be boys","big bad noise" and "fireworks"(later "trat me right") the best moments!recommended!

CD: Bangalore Choir - On Target
From: edwithmj Date: August 2, 2015 at 9:12
A little bit better than Hericane Alice (the bassist and drummer's previous band) but seems to taper off after the halfway mark. Angel in Black is an explosive rocker which was actually an Autograph throwaway; Loaded Gun is probably my favourite song on here - the vocals are super and the song builds up to its chorus nicely which is wonderfully catchy. If The Good Die Young is an OK ballad which is litenable but doesn't make me come back to it. Doin' The Dance is the first piece of filler which has ridiculous lyrics and a slight funk feel to it I think while Hold On To You is a sappy, repetitive ballad rescued by the melodic solo in the middle. Slippin' Away and She Can't Stop are two more average songs saved again by great solos in the middle. The rest is just forgettable I think. Decent, but far from a masterpiece. 7/10

CD: Hericane Alice - Tear the House Down
From: edwithmj Date: August 2, 2015 at 9:03
Another average run-of-the-mill album by a group of "never weres" so to speak. The production is nice, the vocals are top-notch but at times sound dangerously close to Steelheart's Michael Matijevic. What's missing, again, is something stand-out. The lyrics, the melodies all sound similar to each other and the lyrical themes are too similar to other bands - which did this sort of music a lot better. Dream Girl is definitely the best song on here but actually reeks of mediocrity when compared to other bands' ballads. Need A Lover is a decent, fast-paced rocker with great guitars but it still falls short of anything special. The rest are far from terrible but don't seem to stick in my mind. The only good thing about this album is it makes me realise that bands need more than just good production, decent vocals and decent guitars to make good songs: they need a certain spark to make a decent song. 5/10.

CD: Wildside - Under the Influence
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 2, 2015 at 2:15
That's pretty much the way I feel, dude. I just don't see the towering praise of the disc. THey were an average Sunset Strip band who probably wouldn't have been any more popular had they come out three years before. "Hang On Lucy" got a little airplay despite the swearing--I think there was actually an edit version that said "Twenty-five bucks for a screw tonight," which doesn't quite work--and "Just ANother Night" got even less, but really, they got about as big as they deserved to be.

CD: Wee B Toyz - Kid Stuff
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 1, 2015 at 14:29
Way better than the band's Ep debut...this one contains 2 more songs that makes it quite a long length release...here the band showed a very commercial sound probably trying to break through the music bizz but failed at the end...tracks 1,3,4 & 5 are ok with me...70/100

CD: Wee B Toyz - You've Been Warned
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 1, 2015 at 14:27
Ummm...more or less in agreement with the game's comment...average production typical of these indie bands..."Linus And Lucy"(instrumental),"Time in The Sun"(probably the best cut)& "Second Time" are the ones i liked...nothing to jump outta bed in here honestly but at least they tried to sound "decently"...55/100

CD: Wildside - Under the Influence
From: edwithmj Date: August 1, 2015 at 14:16
A largely average affair with a share of filler and one or two songs to come back to. I felt the need to comment on this since its rating is 90/100 and I got it based on this rating and the reviews on here but I've been left disappointed. There are no stand-out bad songs on this (although Monkey See Monkey Do and the abysmal instrumental Drunkin' Man's Blues come dangerously close), it's just that there's nothing groundbreaking or exciting here. From the opener, Hang on Lucy to the best song, Looks Like Love, the songs sound largely the same and it doesn't help that the singer's voice is virtually identical to Jason McMaster's except his voice fits in with the style of Dangerous Toys I feel whereas a more melodic voice such as Mark Free would've fit in more nicely here. Average hard rock fare for me I'm afraid but maybe it'll grow on me.

CD: Katmandu - Katmandu
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 1, 2015 at 13:49
There are 2 differences in here my dear friend 123charpenay beteen the 2 bands,Slaughter(American commercial pretty boys band)and Katmandu(Ireland less commercial or tried so but ugly guys band jejeje)...musically and vocally talking this act deserved more even though the Fastway sound is pretty attached in here because of Dave King's vocals...best tracks for me are 4(nice),6(nice),7(great!),8,9(great!)& 10(great!)...recommended stuff...88/100

CD: Dimino - Old Habits Die Hard
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 1, 2015 at 12:29
I've found this album quite a solid one with great Hard Rocking songs which remind me of some Rainbow and Deep Purple kinda thing...my faves are tracks 5(solid mid tempo),7(excellent up rocking one),8,9,10 & 11(nice)...87/100

CD: Eddie Money - Love and Money
From: hair metal again Date: July 31, 2015 at 11:25
EDDIE MONEY s worst probably ,but def not a bad one!some good songs are offered like "after the love has gone","run your hurt away" and "take it from the heart" ,but there aint any rockers like in his previous ones!the musicianship is as always in a high level and Love And Money is ok in general i guess!

CD: Ransom - Trouble in Paradise
From: hair metal again Date: July 31, 2015 at 1:10
fantastic debut by RANSOM with a clear commercial radio friendly hard rock approach!their sound is somewhere between TOWER CITY,JOHN WAITE ,EDDIE MONEY & WALL OF SILENCE and the songs are of the highest level!get it at any cost as it s a winner!

CD: Riverside - Second Life Syndrome
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 30, 2015 at 17:07
Prog Rock that mixes mellow passages and up tempo rocking moments...pleasant vocalist and good musicianship...i can here some Dream Theater here and there but without reaching the grace of the aforementioned one..."Artificial Smile","Conceiving You"(nice) & "I Turned You Down"(nice) are my faves but the whole album somehow is interesting...80/100

CD: Hardline - Leaving the End Open
From: 123charpenay Date: July 29, 2015 at 13:59
modern a o r not very melodic.not my cup of tea.absoluty nothing in common with their extraordinary debut album "double eclipse" and their last exceptional effort "danger zone".here hardline loose have loosing his soul.

CD: Rio - Sex Crimes
From: Leykis101 Date: July 29, 2015 at 2:54
Atlantic Radio, fucking disgusting that some of the bullshit made it into the front and center, and a song like Atlantic Radio goes down in the anals of history never being heard, and never earning the mass appreciation it surely would have achieved had it been offered to the masses, anyways, I don't know that this has ever been put out on CD, so im a little suspect of it being on here, but whatever format it may be, if you ever come upon a copy of this, even if it's on fucking 8 track, BUY THE FUCKING THING!! you wont regret it, especially once you hear the ear candy that is Atlantic Radio!!

CD: Big Talk - Time Of Dreams
From: Leykis101 Date: July 29, 2015 at 2:51
I take it this isn't the Big Talk ala (ex RIO)?? shitty, cause that's the Big Talk I want to comment on, not this one, so I will, there was another album by another band called Big Talk, who were the duo of Mr. Jon Neil and Mr. Steve Rodford who made up the criminally unknown mid 80's AOR group RIO, I don't know where I got a hold of the Big Talk Mp3's I have, but it's a goddamn shame it isn't on here, and nobody has seemed to have heard it, cause I have never heard this, and I guarantee it cleans this fucker up, quick!! there is my review on Big Talk, who isn't this Big Talk, but another Big Talk! Cheers Wankers!!

CD: Tim Feehan - Tim Feehan
From: hair metal again Date: July 29, 2015 at 1:24
excellent pop rock release by TIM FEEHAN with some great songs("listen for the heartbeat","one step away","loveline","read between the lines") and some fillers!the production is pretty good ,the vocals really fine ,but i d like a more "human" band behind them!totally agree with Photocromic Steve about the influences!

CD: 707 - Mega Force
From: Doug Date: July 28, 2015 at 18:02
Fantastic album; except for the bonus tracks, love every song. Easily one of my favorites.

CD: Heart - Red Velvet Car
From: hair metal again Date: July 28, 2015 at 2:06
ok release by HEART ,more on the semi acoustic side of the band !the quality is pretty high and they manage to create a certain vibe that reflects their roots!not my fav ,but an ok one with some good moments for the fans and for keeping the HEART legacy alive

CD: AC/DC - Backtracks
From: juan carlos Date: July 27, 2015 at 14:25
Me Too!!! I got this Boxset as a Die-Hard Fan that i am. Stick Around is simply a bloody awesome Track indeed!!! I can't stop to play it over & over again, it's catchy, contagious & incredible song that i can't understand why is not included in any studio album. AC/DC RULES !!!! 90/ 100

CD: 707 - Mega Force
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 26, 2015 at 12:18
Listening to the voice of Kevin Chalfant is like drinking a good cup of coffee,pleasant to say the least...this band deserved more back in the day i believe ..."Megaforce" & "Can't Hold Back" are my fave cuts in here...tracks 6,8 & 10(nice) are also goodies...i own the vinyl edition but i can see the CD brings some B/T's that might be appealing to listen to...85/100

CD: Neverland - Neverland
From: Dramarama Date: July 26, 2015 at 6:05
I bought this cassette when I was in high school because a local radio station played Drive All Night and I thought it was a great song. I always thought they were pretty unique especially compared to what was out at the time. Kinda reminded me of Geddy Lee singing for Giant. Anyways I've picked it up on CD over the last few years and it still holds up. Great music is truly timeless.

CD: Tributes - Leppardmania - A Tribute to Def Leppard
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 25, 2015 at 22:34
I'm very picky when it comes to tribute albums but i can say that this is a pretty decent one...the ones i liked the most were 3,4(the almighty Kevin DuBrow(r.i.p.)in an Industrial Rock plan in here),5,7,8,9 &12...enjoyable stuff if you are a fan of the Leppards...80/100

CD: Krokus - The Definitive Collection
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 25, 2015 at 22:30
This is blast of a compilation!!!...a band that i had the chance to see live supporting Ted Nugent in England in late 80's...probably there were some important songs left out but in general lines it offers the most of the band's attractive cuts...1,3,4,5,6,7,8,11,13 & 14 are in my book always ...90/100

CD: Second Way - First Strike
From: Delbert Date: July 25, 2015 at 21:25
Excellent melodic AOR from this German based band. Big swirling keys are all over the place on this mostly slower paced AOR. They have a style that can be compared to SIR and SURPRISES. At times, they even remind me of TYKETTO but less upbeat. The vocals are top notch as well, which elevates this to a higher level than most German bands. I highly recommend this one for AOR lovers!

CD: Second Way - First Strike
From: Delbert Date: July 25, 2015 at 21:25
Excellent melodic AOR from this German based band. Big swirling keys are all over the place on this mostly slower paced AOR. They have a style that can be compared to SIR and SURPRISES. At times, they even remind me of TYKETTO but less upbeat. The vocals are top notch as well, which elevates this to a higher level than most German bands. I highly recommend this one for AOR lovers!

CD: Accept - Kaizoku-Ban Live in Japan
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 25, 2015 at 11:28
A good live Record!!!..."Metal Heart",the AORish "Screaming For A Love Bite","Love Child" & "Living For Tonite" are the ones in my book from this 6-track album...btw i own this piece of jewel on vinyl(bought it back in the day ).83/100

CD: Horyzon - Horyzon
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 25, 2015 at 11:21
A pleasant AOR Ep..."Caroline" is the solid one in here and my fave...the other 2 songs are good ones as well...80/100

CD: Acacia Avenue - Cold
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 25, 2015 at 11:17
This is quite a pleasant album with most of the songs being good ones ,"It's Over"(nice) & "How Many Nights" are my faves...86/100

CD: Vengeance - Arabia
From: Leykis101 Date: July 25, 2015 at 5:13
How the fuck has nobody heard this?? come on people this is 5 star, top of the line, talented kick ass hard rock, these guys blow everyone out of the water, I cannot believe nobody has commented on this, this is just fucking mind blowing hard fucking rock, top of the line, go fucking listen to just the first song Arabia, and you're mind we be blown, i promise, if not, come back here and publicly humiliate me, now how can anyone turn that down??

CD: Defcon - Defcon
From: Leykis101 Date: July 25, 2015 at 2:46
Figures,and goes to show how many anal cavities were filled with A&R heads the late 80's,there's no other logical explanation for how Defcon, could have recorded these songs,and remained completely unknown, unsigned, and then just dissolve away into obscurity, oh sorry, just remain stationary in obscurity, then poof away into history, the fucking rejects at the record labels I always say only got about 10% of it right, no it's not true that if a band went unnoticed or unknown, there was usually a reason, as Dr.Funk eluded too,well not the reason he was hinting towards, Mr.Funk you should rethink your comment, and state the truth, so many good bands went unknown and unnoticed, because A&R's had heads firmly up asses,those who didn't have noses planted firmly in overrated flavor of the week no talent showsters asses, that's the reason Defcon went unknown, only other reason is Defcon never let anyone hear these songs, they sat on them, hoping never to be signed, LOL Right, buy this shit!

CD: Kage - State of Mind
From: Leykis101 Date: July 25, 2015 at 1:21
Absolutely fucking gnarly disc, going back to 7th grade when I 1st got this, and jammed it so hard that I actually put it away and couldn't listen to it again for many months, that's how much I listened to it, over and fucking over, it's just a monumental release, heavy pounding and a little bit of shredding guitars, pounding beats and soaring vocals, ravaging and brain blasting heavy metal, which hugs the line so tightly of full blown heavy metal while touching ever so lightly on the outskirts of thrash, that one really has to wonder how they dabbled so closely without just falling all the way over and just thrashing the fuck out, that was the one and only one problem I always had with this album, was it skimmed so closely on the verge of thrash, it sometimes leaves you feinting for it to thrash, but it never does, doesn't matter, it's such fucking ridiculously awesome heavy metal, it can only suffer going unknown, don't be the one who never hears it, go find it, and fucking rock!!

CD: Kage - Shadow of Faith
From: Leykis101 Date: July 25, 2015 at 1:14
Trying to hear even 1 song off this since I found out it existed 20 years ago, I finally just heard half of the song Driven, and all I want to know is.. THIS THE SAME FUCKING BAND THAT BLESSED ME WITH THE MIND BLOWING STATE OF MIND CD back in 1990??? if your one of the fucking idiots paying $300+ for this on Ebay, all I can say is I wish I had 10 copies of this, cause I'd milk every last cent I could get out of your stupid ass, maybe im the moron seeing I only heard a half a song, but if your like me looking for more State Of Mind, what I heard is nothing even close to the quality of anything off that disc, so just on what I heard alone, I'll say I must have incredibly horrible luck, having heard the worst 2 minutes of a whole disc, or it's awfully suspect, and this CD fucking blows? either way any one dropping $300+ to find out, just send that money directly to me, I'll send you a reply saying YOU JUST GOT FUCKED!! and we will both come out happy.

CD: Sweet and Lynch - Only To Rise
From: Metal T Date: July 25, 2015 at 0:29
The only thing dumber then the cover artwork are all the comments ive read elsewhere from people claiming this release is better then anything 'Dokken' has done since the 80's...ha ha man what a load.

CD: Beauvoir/Free - American Trash
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 24, 2015 at 12:23
Quite a cool album...IMHO is not a great Record but at least a pleasant one...my fave tracks are 5(nice),6(fave),7(nice and also a fave),9(Hard AORish),10(pop sounds here and there) & 11...85/100

CD: Victory - Culture Killed the Native
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 24, 2015 at 11:37
Listening once again to this blasting Victory album that i bought on vinyl back in the day...Fernando "El Toro"("The Bull")Garcia was just the perfect man on the Mic duties for this album,an awesome and very skilled vocalist to say the least..."Standing On The Edge Of Time" is my favorite track in here and is most likely the best one IMHO...then we have tracks 1,2,8,9 & 11 are also are "standing" close to my fave cut...a highly recommended Record...'nuff said...95/100

CD: Motley Crue - Motley Crue
From: Dramarama Date: July 24, 2015 at 3:31
Vince Neil is a terrible freaking singer. I always liked Motley Crue's music but, could never stand Vince. I loved Scream's album it was a cross between Cinderella and Aerosmith and I was excited when I heard that Motley Crue was getting a singer with such a diverse voice and who could play guitar I knew that they were going to create a masterpiece. I LOVE THIS ALBUM. It is the only Motley Crue album I can listen to.

CD: Rock Rose - Rock Rose
From: Japangea Date: July 23, 2015 at 0:21
AC/DC, Rose Tattoo & Bad Company......are you kidding? If I had to choose any band who is close to this band in sound,it can be Crawler from the UK.

CD: Free Spirit - All The Shades Of Darkened Light
From: 123charpenay Date: July 22, 2015 at 13:11
totally agree with leykis.you love hard f m?so you will love this disc.!!!!!!!!!!!!

CD: Fate - Cruisin' for a Bruisin'
From: 123charpenay Date: July 22, 2015 at 13:06
receive yesterday the metal rendez vous edition.excellent and dynamic scandi hard fm.five fillers (tracks 5.8.10.17 and 19).the rest is top class hard fm with big guitars ,superb keyboards and very catchy choruse.ok sometimes the production is not extraordinary ,some songs have a raw (like demos) song,different than the others.this super band desserve a better production.nevertheless i recommand wrmly this raritie.

CD: Free Spirit - All The Shades Of Darkened Light
From: Leykis101 Date: July 22, 2015 at 10:47
OMFuckingG!! What did I do here not picking this up when it came out?? didn't really dig the debut, I mean it's an awesome sound, and im delighted this is whats catching on as far as genre within the Rock Sub Genres goes, I'd way rather it be this Melodic Hard Rock, then some other kind of lame shit like maybe wannabe sleaze bands or anything, but the 1st time I heard the song The Dew Of The Rose, my genitals woke up, when FEVER!!! finished, so did I, finished off all over my jeans, what a fucking huge song, huge everything, perhaps up there with the top 5 most phoney synthesized and fake sounding over the top songs ever made, easily going into my 10 of all time, I wish I could hear a song like FEVER every time I hear a new disc, this is a song that ANYONE READING THIS NEEDS!! TO BUY THIS CD FOR, IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT, YOUR A FIG, Your a QUIRE, and a big fat HOBO!! BUY IT NOW~~BYE I MEANT BUY!!

CD: Helix - Bastard of the Blues
From: aTomiK Date: July 22, 2015 at 5:38
Oh man, this album puts a big smile on your face. Professional musicanship, good production and catchy tunes. I had 5 Helix cds (83-90) before this one and just wanted to hear if the band is still good enough. Well, it is. Now i have some work to do and will get The Power of Rock and Roll and Vagabond Bones next.

CD: Miss Behaviour - Last Woman Standing
From: Jeff Date: July 21, 2015 at 23:11
What rick said, excellent melodic rock, get it!

CD: Queensryche - Tribe
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 20, 2015 at 19:51
Quite a dull album in here...pretty plain and simple if compared with other releases of the band(don't even need for me to say this because is more than obvious)...only for fine moments in tracks 1,3,4(nice)& 8...60/100

CD: Starship - Knee Deep In The Hoopla
From: hair metal again Date: July 20, 2015 at 2:06
excellent pop rock debut by STARSHIP that could be better if they let Greg have a stronger role in their sound!anyway this one is a multi million seller with "sara","we built this city" and a part of our youth for sure!classic

CD: Dio - Killing the Dragon
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 19, 2015 at 22:18
This is not the greatest Dio album IMHO...quite a decent one but just that..."Better In The Dark" is my fave in here...some other fine moments are tracks 2,3,6 & 9...70/100

CD: The Michael Schenker Group - Armed and Ready (Best of)
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 19, 2015 at 22:13
Very cool compilation with some of Michael's best shots...tracks 1,2,5,7,8,9(fave and best),10,11,12,13(instrumental)& 14 are the ones in my book...88/100

CD: Fastway - The Collection
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 19, 2015 at 22:10
This compilation only featured songs from vocalist Dave King era which was a rougher Fastway than the melodic time with Lea Hart in(even though the album "Waiting For The Roar" is an AOR release Dave is more of a Hard Rock singer)...in here tracks 2(fave and best),3,5,6,8,13,14,18 & 19 are in my book...enjoyable stuff...86/100

CD: Kerry Livgren - When Things Get Electric
From: Leykis101 Date: July 19, 2015 at 16:28
Completely awesome album with Darren Rogers on vocals, who also sang on the Sundogs Wild Season disc, one of the greatest vocalists ever to grace us with his voice, and never be discovered for it, he seriously is people, up there with Terry Brock, Jeff Scott Soto, Lou Gramm, vocalists of that ilk, hearing him in a far more rock setting on this disc to what he did with Sundogs just goes to further cement my love of this mans vocal skills, if you never checked out the Sundogs, you gotta check this disc out, not to mention this cd fucking rocks, it does, awesome riffing going on throughout this disc, and just all around solid song writing is also on display here.

CD: Out of Order - Do You Have Other Fish To Fry
From: Leykis101 Date: July 19, 2015 at 16:13
and kind of a fucking irritating track, because it does stand out and shows that this band can actually play, and do have musical talent, a few songs on this run WAY!! past their Exp Date, with Autumn Winds clocking in at almost 8 minutes, this is not a bad that should be playing anything over 4 minutes, outside of the song Gonna Get Rocked, which clocks in at near 7 minutes, which it clearly didnt need to do, so this band just seem like a band that clearly possess some talented musicians, and a vocalist who I can only compare in sound to the vocalist of Tesla, mind you, he sounds nothing like in style, if Jeff Keith sang straight and didnt have that style he sings with, this is him, if that makes sense, his singing voice sounds like Keiths, anyway, nothing mind blowing here, sounds like some talented musicians got together, and wrote and recorded an album in 2 days, with no real thought put into it, On My Feet Again is the only other song I could even remember after 2 listens.

CD: Out of Order - Do You Have Other Fish To Fry
From: Leykis101 Date: July 19, 2015 at 16:04
I accidentally posted the above post and it was about another band, not this one, this one, I just received in the mail finally, I couldn't deal with the mystery any longer, and couldn't find shit about this disc, anywhere, no reviews, nobody's 2 cents, nothing, so I just bought it blindly, ive only listened twice, here's what I think, my initial instinct was it's one of those discs that after 10 seconds you hit the track button to move on, pretty average by the numbers hard rock, standard riffs, beats, and FUCKING AWFUL TERRIBLE HORRIBLE COVER ART!! it has to have been an inside joke or something, I was thinking this has to be a Metal Enterprises endeavor, the music isn't bad, just proving to me there's generally a good reason when you cant find any info out on an album, no clue about anything or info on the band, I can only say, do not drop big bucks on this, if you see it somewhere, cheap, it's ok, just cliched, thats all, Gonna Get Rocked is the highlight here.

CD: Bad Radiator - Hypnonize
From: Leykis101 Date: July 19, 2015 at 15:57
Well, I have to say, if you can let the music keep you interested, and eventually get used to the vocalist, this is a balls out totally fucking awesome disc, just not so sure everyone will be as patient in letting the lead vocals grow on them, if you just listen to this once, and write it off attributed to the vocalist, your going to miss an outstanding release.

CD: Out of Order - Do You Have Other Fish To Fry
From: Leykis101 Date: July 19, 2015 at 15:56
Well, I have to say, if you can let the music keep you interested, and eventually get used to the vocalist, this is a balls out totally fucking awesome disc, just not so sure everyone will be as patient in letting the lead vocals grow on them, if you just listen to this once, and write it off attributed to the vocalist, your going to miss an outstanding release.

CD: Winters Reign - The Beginning
From: hair metal again Date: July 18, 2015 at 2:13
excellent release by WINTER S REIGN ,full of keyboard driven commercial hard rockin tunes!the songs ,the musicianship,the voice,the hooks everything is of the highest level and i highly recommend this one if you can find it!i remember buying the vinyl back in the early 90 s and spinning it many times and especially "anna marie","tears fall" and " i dont know why"

CD: James Durbin - Memories of a Beautiful Disaster
From: Doug Date: July 16, 2015 at 15:48
This is a really good album; check it out. It reminds me a bit of SIXX: A.M.

CD: Jeff Paris - Wired Up
From: Evil Rick Date: July 16, 2015 at 9:32
Rock Candy just announced they will be reissuing this cd

CD: Mind Bomb - Mind Bomb
From: Dramarama Date: July 16, 2015 at 6:07
I absolutely loved the song Do You Need Some? Never heard anything else by the band. Based on that song I'm a little surprised to see them hear. More of a heavy alternative band to my ears...

CD: Ratt - Collage
From: hair metal again Date: July 16, 2015 at 4:44
very good release by RATT and surely cant get the negativity about this one!it s only problem is the production which isnt as professional as it should!the songs are ok and especially "ratt madness","hold tight " and "mother blues"!always good hearing from the legendary RATT

CD: Heaven's Wish - Heaven's Wish
From: juan carlos Date: July 15, 2015 at 18:34
I own this album on Original CD thanks to Retrospect Records. Motorcity does not exist anymore. I Recommend YOU to BUY it ASAP!! "Bring Back Yesterday" is my favorite track by faaar.. Great Band, Great CD!! 88/100

CD: Drive She Said - Road to Paradise (Best of)
From: ROBERT Date: July 15, 2015 at 13:25
Fantastic band of A.O.R.!!!!!!!!

CD: KK Wilde - Rock N Roll
From: Japangea Date: July 14, 2015 at 22:06
Nice beginning.

CD: KISS - Psycho Circus
From: CC Date: July 14, 2015 at 12:49
Yeah but as I say Doug, outside of the US (with possibly the exception of Australia and maybe Japan), Kiss were never as big a deal in the 70s. Not saying they had no popularity, just that they were not HUGE. In the UK, they only really started to get noticed in the 80s.

CD: Johnny Lima - Made in California
From: hair metal again Date: July 14, 2015 at 9:20
very good release once again by JOHNNY LIMA,who is an extremely capable songwriter!he seems to have always the right hook on track and his approach is commercial and hard rockin in a very fine way!on the other hand i d like to see him in a certain band with better musicians and production !Made inCalifornia will surely satisfy you with plenty of catchy tunes and big vocs &choruses!recommended

CD: Angels From Angel City - Howling
From: Wardy Date: July 14, 2015 at 7:54
Brilliant! Unfortunately however after big business DownUnder Howling has since been relegated to the vaults. Which is sad because of all their records this one has truly stood the test of time (unlike BeyondSalvation for example, which while fun sadly sacrificed almost all of Howling's maturity). Hard to review without bias even after all these years, cause Howling remains the bands constant fer this fan \m/ While fans may have felt letdown by a good number of slower tunes, particularly after the more-metal TwoMinuteWarning, there's too much good about 'em. Thankfully balanced with plenty heavy hitters such as the fantastic opener Did You Hurt Somebody, personal fave the burning When The Time Comes, the Two Minute Warning-like heavy (albeit with a more AusRock sound) of Standing Over You & major pain unducing Stonewall all still deliver BIG and in spades. Even the Animals cover tune works well. Howling did & still does go everywhere with this fan, THE best of the best, rating 9.5 \m/

CD: Angels From Angel City - Face To Face (Australian Version)
From: Wardy Date: July 14, 2015 at 6:48
Damn, check out that tracklist seems only yesterday was sneaking this one on between mid-late 80's blasts of Howling here DownUnder but while only their second outing that there reads like a greatest hits record, each of these songs featured for years & continue to be showcased even now during their MKII (or MKIII IV V now LOL?). After The Rain, Love Takes Care, of course Take A Long Line, Marseilles and Comin' Down in particular still fan favorites. The Angels as they were and are known here in Australia (the alleged nameclashing with Giuffria's Angel was just pathetic nonsense & caused em' no end of grief overseas where they shoulda won) were hungry with this record & for anyone who enjoys returning to older records ya can't go wrong with the good time slightly dark rock blues of Face To Face. And for anyone thinking they were just another ACDC clone look no further than Be With You, with utmost respect The Angels were far more deeper reflective & deserving of better success!

CD: Europe - War of Kings
From: dany69 Date: July 13, 2015 at 18:21
..bring Kee back to Europe! Norum = Boring

CD: The Alarm - Standards
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 13, 2015 at 18:08
Listening again to this compilation...i considered this band like the little brothers of U2..."Marching On" apart from being my fave is their best song ever!(IMHO)...some other cool moments are tracks 1,2,4,5,9,10,11 & 12...still recommended but my definite rate is a bit less than the one i wrote before,85/100

CD: Drive She Said - Road to Paradise (Best of)
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 13, 2015 at 18:04
A very good compilation as i wrote back in 2005..love the mid tempos and softies in here ...tracks 3,6,7,9,10,14,15,16 & 17 are my faves from this subtle and gentle AOR band that deserved more back then..90/100

CD: Yngwie Malmsteen - Trilogy
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 13, 2015 at 18:00
Third release of this guitar wizard with 3 major big shots in the shape of "You Don't Remember,I'll Never Forget","Liar" & "Queen In Love"...tracks 5,6 & 9(instrumental) are also good ones...85/100

CD: Scorpions - Pure Instinct
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 13, 2015 at 17:56
A kinda mellow album in here...plenty of mid tempos and softies and hardly any hard rocking ones...still is a very pleasant album to spin to ...tracks 1,3,4(my fave),7,8,9 & 10 are in my book...80/100

CD: Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 13, 2015 at 17:52
A classic of the band,the album that put them up at the highest peak back then and probably their best effort so far(mainly because of its commercial status)...it includes 2 major hits in the shape of "I Wanna Rock" & "We're Not Gonna Take It"...my fave one is the one that gives the album its title "Stay hungry"...tracks 6,7 & 9 are also good ones...i own the vinyl so i dunno about the bonus disc...enjoyable stuff...85/100

CD: Europe - Out Of This World
From: dany69 Date: July 13, 2015 at 17:40
LOL Funny how some peoples here are stupid and know nothin about musics,,,just because Norum is not on this album,that means this sux,???? WRONG,,,that is the best europe album by far,,,Kee put a new direction and feeling on this album,,,so much more mature,,this is a pure Sweden Masterpiece,,,like eye to eye of 220 Volt,,,the pleasure principle of Treat,,,Injection,,Dalton,,,,

CD: Zion - Zion
From: 123charpenay Date: July 13, 2015 at 11:51
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CD: Mass - Take You Home
From: Dramarama Date: July 13, 2015 at 2:27
I could care less one way or another but, if they're not a Christian band then why do they have a big ass cross on the cover of this album?

CD: Strangeways - Gravitational Pull
From: juan carlos Date: July 12, 2015 at 12:48
Horrible album in my opinion. Call it peace, quiet, "atmospheric" tracks or whatever but this is a horrible album in my book. No highlight, no nothing! Forget this one! First listen and the last one. 60/100

CD: AdrianGale - Defiance
From: the rocker Date: July 11, 2015 at 16:50
The best of... was pushed back and has not been released yet. As for this release, it is very good but agree on SuckerPunch being the better of the 2 and of the bunch to be exact.

CD: Hanover - Hungry Eyes
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 11, 2015 at 10:59
A decent Hard Rock / Hard AOR(here & there) release...some songs reminds me of mid 80's Helix ...tracks 7,8 & 9 are my faves,quite heavy ones...tracks 1,3,5 & 6 are also worth the listen...80/100

 

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