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CD: Wild Rose - Dangerous
From: Joe Ramasia Date: August 20, 2014 at 3:03
very great album!!

CD: Michael Monroe - Peace Of Mind
From: hair metal again Date: August 20, 2014 at 0:42
pretty good release by MICHAEL MONROE ,one again in his own unique style!this guy always writes good ,straight hard rock n roll songs and creates a certain vibe for the free& the young with lots of attitude!recommended!

CD: The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker
From: Ydol eM Date: August 19, 2014 at 9:47
Definitely not bad album but whenever the best song (IMO) of an album is a cover (#6) I feel the band haven't utilize all their potentiality. I would set this album somewhere between Rolling Stones and Aerosmith. Paradoxically, their old-fashioned (70s)/retro hard rock "sprinkled" with blues, southern rock and boogie was at that time being a new attempt (as CC has already written here) trying to attract the then or new rock community... but I nearly passed it by somehow. 75/100.

CD: White Heart - Tales of Wonder
From: Japangea Date: August 19, 2014 at 5:32
This is really a hard edged AOR stuff.Worse owning.

CD: Girlschool - Girlschool
From: hair metal again Date: August 18, 2014 at 15:43
another good one by this excellent hard rock band!straight,dirty,hard rockin with much attitude as always,GIRLSCHOOL deliver their music with style!"one more","wild at heart","cant keep a good girl down" are the highlights of this little indie !

CD: Dare - Out of the Silence
From: nimzo Date: August 17, 2014 at 18:25
Superb album. Top ten of all of the times of AOR music. This album is pure AOR. Great atmosphere in the songs thanks to magic keyboards and melodies. All tracks are awesome but muy favorities are "Abandon" with incredible introducction, "Into the fire" and the nice ballad "Nothing stranger than the love". The best album of AOR from UK together with "Tough it out" of FM. 10/10

CD: FM - Tough it Out
From: nimzo Date: August 17, 2014 at 18:09
Album Top ten of AOR of all of the times. Event better than "Indiscreet". Definitely 1989 is the best year for the AOR/Melodic Rock. Awesome melodies and keyboards. Great the voice of Steve Overland. All tracks very good. 10/10

CD: Strangeways - Walk in the Fire
From: nimzo Date: August 17, 2014 at 13:31
Masterpiece gem of AOR of all of the times. This album is pure AOR. All tracks are great. Awesome melodies, chorus and great voice of one of the best melodic voices of all of the times Terry Brock.

CD: 1st Avenue - Tears and Triumph
From: nimzo Date: August 17, 2014 at 13:21
Great album of AOR/Melódico rock. Wonderful melodies, chorus and keyboards. The best tracks for me are the opener "Going forma the gold", "when the night is gone" and the gem of the album "One in a million"

CD: Pushking - The World As We Love It
From: ICA Date: August 17, 2014 at 13:06
One disc very very good, Songs couples, good voice is really this well... Jajajajajaj

CD: Secret - The End Of The Road
From: ICA Date: August 17, 2014 at 12:58
Great disc very good have much Power in the voices.. Really Good...

CD: ZZ Top - Rhythmeen
From: blackkblade5 Date: August 16, 2014 at 11:38
this one is a winner...in the same style has antenna with chunky heavy riffs,clean crisp distorsion well...amazing prodution,as far for the music we can't go wrong,fresh,modern,catchy songs,great solo stuff from mr.gibbons,his pinched harmonic style combine with old vein blues chords are like a million dolars in my account...just pick this one up,its good like earlier albums

CD: Gary Moore - After the War
From: hair metal again Date: August 16, 2014 at 11:21
excellent commercial hard rock release by GARY MOORE with great songs and musicianship!polished ,hard rockin with many hooks ,this release wont let you down ,but will make you wonder why he didnt go on like that afterwards!great stuff!

CD: Baby Borderline - Misguided Youth
From: juan carlos Date: August 15, 2014 at 15:35
Ok Dirty Sleazy Glam Rock, if you love the first track, then you will love the whole album. Having favorite tracks here? The guitar solos on "Gimmie the Keys": the last one is tha classic acoustic ballad, nothing to be a great song :P 75/100

CD: Yngwie Malmsteen - Trilogy
From: hair metal again Date: August 15, 2014 at 6:11
excellent hard rock release by MALMSTEEN with great guitar work of course and into some great songs!this is very important,not just being a shredder but also write good songs like "you dont remember ,i ll never forget","fire" and "queen in love"!essential

CD: Bret Michaels - Jammin' With Friends
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 14, 2014 at 21:39
Dany69, just a note: next time you cuss somebody out, you might want to be a little more proficient in their language.

CD: Bret Michaels - Jammin' With Friends
From: dany69 Date: August 14, 2014 at 17:42
: MetalllianStallion you are just a fuckin loser body,,,cause your life is miserable,,,don't ever forget what Bret has make with Poison,,,and so much more too,,so fuck your shut up,,,GAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

CD: 5th Avenue - Its Been a Long Way
From: ICA Date: August 14, 2014 at 16:30
Bestial. With very much power, I like this album...... recommend Saludos desde Arequipa A toda la Gente de ICA...

CD: Nick Gilder - Nick Gilder
From: ICA Date: August 14, 2014 at 16:26
Beautiful disc, is magic good voice...... Great nick Gilder is CLassic..

CD: Nick Gilder - Nick Gilder
From: ICA Date: August 14, 2014 at 16:26
Beautiful disc, is magic good voice...... Great nick Gilder is CLassic..

CD: Kissin' Dynamite - Megalomania
From: ICA Date: August 14, 2014 at 16:18
Very Very Good, for be of year, is fantastic... 6/10 Good Album.

CD: Purple Haze - Purple Haze
From: AOR1 Date: August 14, 2014 at 15:16
Nice hard rock from switzerland. Next to impossible to find. Collectors gem.

CD: ZZ Top - Antenna
From: blackkblade5 Date: August 14, 2014 at 13:48
wtf...weak,sucks...very bad,avoid,well are we talking about ZZTOP!!!!well just check what was going on back in 94 and tank god a truly heavy rock album among others of course emerged from the grunge mud,nuff said....solid heavy and classy album from this giant called ZZ TOP,SO TANK YOU ZZ TOP

CD: Dirty Penny - Take It Sleezy
From: MetalllianStallion Date: August 13, 2014 at 22:59
I didn't notice 4 years ago but there is a permanent hole (void) in the rock universe according to wikipedia. On October 25, 2010 Dirty Penny's social sites posted that lead singer Binge Daniels has left the band. It is unclear if they are looking for a new singer or where they will go from here(check the dumpster). Tyno Vincent joined American Idol Finalist James Durbin's solo band for his upcoming tour in 2011/12. What about "Spanky Savage", did he keep his name for a gay porn career or is he a roadie on the James Durbin tour (either way it's gay porn). By the reviews for these clowns I'm suprised there hasn't been any half mask flag comments of their fallen hard rock heroes. Anyone?

CD: Faith Circus - Turn Up The Band
From: MetalllianStallion Date: August 13, 2014 at 22:02
Faith Circus describe their sound as a hybrid of KISS, Van Halen, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, and Journey. That's a bit of a stretch IMO but it's pretty decent stuff. Gone is the AOR sheen on the debut, replaced by a MHR groove and Mark Farrano's well rounded vocals (no norwegian accent). The band stresses melodies/harmonies and now falls into the category of hook driven MHR with the rebooted sound. "Turn Up The Band" 2 cd set contains the band's (2008)debut remix/remaster as well as some bonus material. There is a cover of the Eric "The Fox" Carr/Bruce Kulick/Adam Mitchell composition "Can you feel it" previously only released in demo form on the former Kiss drummers,"Rockology" album. The songs are "Heroes" and a version of 007 soundtrack from the movie "For Your Eyes Only (1981)" with a vocal duet with Robin Beck. Tony Harnell and James Christian also throw in some backing vocal talent. Nothing earth shattering but this is a pleasant listen and worth a spin.

CD: Tattoo Rodeo - Rode Hard and Put Away Wet
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 13, 2014 at 10:06
Oh yeah, this was definitely aimed at the hair-metal crowd. But you can't ignore that it's hair-metal dressed up as southern-rock. There's piano, organ, slide guitar, and Dennis Churchill Dries singing from an affected southern persona, making it immediately different from the straight-up lipstick-and-spandex metal of 1991. You would never mistake this for Pretty Boy Floyd or BulletBoys. Compared with other hair-metal bands of the day, there's a smoothness and laid-back feel about Tattoo Rodeo, that makes people think more of southern rock.

CD: Tattoo Rodeo - Rode Hard and Put Away Wet
From: hair metal again Date: August 13, 2014 at 8:49
excellent hair metal release by TATTOO RODEO ,not so much blues or southern as stated above!this band was set to get heard and appreciated by those fans and not those who listen to blues or southern!ex WHITE SISTER members of course means that the quality of music is very high and the songs sound hard rockin and edgy!"tell me why","been your fool","one way love " are great songs inded!essential like every release of that movement back in the day

CD: Kix - Rock Your Face Off
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 12, 2014 at 20:20
Kix succeed where Tesla flopped earlier this year: they made an album that's true to themselves, but has the energy and sass that fans still want to hear. Rock Your Face Off isn't the band's best work, as topping the trio of Midnite Dynamite/Blow My Fuse/Hot Wire would be damn near impossible. But songs like "Wheels In Motion," "Rollin' In Honey," "All The Right Things," "Mean Miss Adventure" and "Love Me With Your Top Down" are all prime Kix. Steve Whiteman still sounds clear and strong, and while the lyrics about rock '' roll outlaws chasing pussy might seem silly, at least the band don't sound like a bunch of tired old men. "Inside Outside Inn" is a sappy, middle-aged-guy ballad for the wife, and, not coincidentally, sucks, and a couple other songs are below aveerage, but for the most part, this is a good album that should make any Kix fan happy.

CD: Manic Eden - Manic Eden
From: Rob Rocker Date: August 12, 2014 at 16:32
I usually like heavy blues based rock, and this is a "super group" of players, but the problem with Manic Eden is that there is not a "hook" to be found on the entire CD. I break it out every now and then, hoping that maybe I missed something, or maybe it's one of those albums that grows on you, but sadly there is nothing there.

CD: Gary Moore - We Want Moore!
From: hair metal again Date: August 11, 2014 at 9:26
pretty good live release by an artist that must been great on stage!unfortunately didnt ever catch him live ,but his vibe and his quality in performing is obvious!some great moments here like "empty rooms" and "don take me for a loser"!if you like live releases you ll enjoy that one

CD: Love Child - Love Child
From: andi Date: August 11, 2014 at 9:21
unless the vote is not comparable with Seven Wishes!!Great guitars.....bad drums....like made in aauto garage....bad produced....Better take the original SEVEN WISHES!!!!

CD: Monkeyhead - Monkeyhead
From: andi Date: August 11, 2014 at 9:15
B-Version from Slaughter.....boring melodic HR without power

CD: Manic Eden - Manic Eden
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 11, 2014 at 0:02
The AOR nuts hate it for its bluesiness, the party-rockers hate it for its relative mellowness. In the '70's-obsessed retro-fad of 1994, this should have doee better. The first comparison that comes to mind is Cry Of Love, but heavier in places, yet at the same time, the soft songs are softer, and overall, less of a Bad Company clone kind of vibe. Manic Eden is its own thing, owed in part to the inimitable Ron Young on vocals. Very soulful music, with excellent playing all around. "Do Angels Die" is a fantastic, melancholy ballad.

CD: Ozzy Osbourne - Down to Earth
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 10, 2014 at 20:34
A commercial Ozzy in here,well he's been like that for years now...this release is quite enjoyable and more with that spark of Black Label Society feel included ..."That I Never Had" is my fave...tracks 1,2,3(nice),4 & 8 are also in my "reality show" sorry,in my book of likable ones...88/100

CD: Steve Perry - Street Talk
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 9, 2014 at 11:27
One of the early comments says this is "music to get hyped up for a Tupperweare party." The Steve Perry fanboys and AOR wimps lost their mud, but it's pretty much true. This is music you hear at the dentist office or waiting on hold with the bank. Sure, Perry's voice is iconic, but on "She's Mine" he sounds AWFUL! Gasping, shrill, souding like an old woman. Plus, the song itself wouldn't put a drop of fear in the heart of anybody trying to steal his girl, as it's intended. What did Steve Perry say to Michael Bolton when they got off the eleevator? "Man, that place rocked!" And Bolton said, "Zip your pants, Steve."

CD: The McAuley Schenker Group - MSG
From: blackkblade5 Date: August 9, 2014 at 11:02
first THIS IS NOT AOR...BRIAN SPENCE,STAN BUSH,SURVIVOR IS AOR.. this is hard/heavy music.And this mcauley/schenker act is way better than the Graham Bonnet screaming nightmare and the gary barden weak sound albums,this is like gift from the gods,just love all their stuff,great melodic songs,heavy and fast,good ballads,fantastic solos...well folks you can't go wrong with this cd

CD: FM - Dead Man's Shoes
From: blackkblade5 Date: August 9, 2014 at 10:47
well...lot bad comments about this album,why????back in 1995 all hard/heavy were deleted out of the face of the earth by a nuclear bomb called grunge...ok this is not the usual FM sound,more of bluesy free/bad company affair but is a fine piece of rock with top-production...so my advice to the ones that dont like this album is go and buy some nirvana cd or a nu-metal"not nu anymore"crap and let good music roll....salute

CD: Steel Dawn - Mirror Images
From: andi Date: August 9, 2014 at 10:35
what happened to this great Band??Much better than Bonfire,very great vocalist,great guitars,great chourus!!!From now on one of my fave Bands near Dynazty,Reckless Love and........

CD: Atlas - Contra Viento y Marea
From: juan carlos Date: August 8, 2014 at 23:45
Good and predictable HardRock. "De una vez por todas" "Vivire" "Abriendo los ojos" with a riff àla AC/DC "En el nombre de Dios" & "Odisea" are my favorite tracks. If you want to have fun with some cool riffs well you will! 80/100

CD: Audiovision - Focus
From: juan carlos Date: August 8, 2014 at 21:23
Good Melodic HardRock/Metal. Mmmm it's more of the same in my opinion, nothing new to offer in my book. Cool heavy riffs àla DIO in "We Will Go" etc.. but the Stryper cover "The Way" is my favorite track. 80/100

CD: Alan Gorrie - Sleepless Nights
From: juan carlos Date: August 8, 2014 at 19:41
Okay, too many Uptempo songs to my ears, just 9 tracks & 1 remix but overall it's a good WestcoastAOR album with Hi-tech elements àla Tim Feehan. My favorite songs are "Sleepless Nights" "That Kinda Girl" and the very special ballad "Diary of a Fool". 80/100

CD: 44 Caliber - Can You Handle...
From: juan carlos Date: August 8, 2014 at 11:58
Hey brothers! what's up with this one? This is a Masterpiece!!! Come on! Comment this one. Ten f*cking great tracks! You can't miss it. 90/100

CD: Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a Madman
From: hair metal again Date: August 8, 2014 at 4:18
fantastic release by the mighty OZZY OSBOURNE in the early 80 s and surely a classic of the heavy rock scene!Randy shines here and this is maybe his best work!the songwriting is of the highest level and the production by Max Norman as "live" as it can gets!"over the mountain","diary of a madman","flying high again" and "tonight" are amazing songs indeed!essential

CD: FM - Indiscreet
From: andi Date: August 7, 2014 at 12:22
I BELONG TO THE NIGHT.......best Song ever heard!!!

CD: FM - Indiscreet
From: andi Date: August 7, 2014 at 12:11
My fave AOR/Melodic Rock Band sense beginning!!!!

CD: Escape - Escape
From: andi Date: August 7, 2014 at 11:08
This was not the first album.....The first album bout the band was in 1989 called Running in the Night"!!!!

CD: Tangier - Stranded
From: hair metal again Date: August 7, 2014 at 8:50
amazing hair metal release by TANGIER back in the golden era of the hard rock genre!bought that masterpiece as soon as it was released and lived it in real time,so revisiting it brings back great memos of my youth!a classic of the New Jersey scene ,with a great production,top notch musicianship and some great songs!essential!!!!!!!!!

CD: Network - Crashin' Hollywood
From: L.A. Sunset Date: August 7, 2014 at 1:58
The 3 "Heartbreakers" are the killer tunes here - "Breakin' My Heart", "Suzanne", "Christina". Overall super consistent 80's MHR album that still gets cranked to this day - should've sold a million.

CD: Pantera - Projects in the Jungle
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 6, 2014 at 18:48
Quite a cool album with that glammy and AORish feel in the songs,obviously Terrence Lee would have never fitted in the Anselmo's era type of songs but while he lasted on this"project" it was nice indeed...my fave songs are tracks 1,2(rocks!),4,5(AOR-ish),8(rocks!)& 9...enjoyable stuff IMHO...85/100

CD: Skid Row - Thickskin
From: JONBONPIGO Date: August 6, 2014 at 18:30
NOT!!! NOT!!! The late 80's/Early 90's...SKID ROW.. Different Era...Different sound...Take it for what it is. "New Generation".."Lamb".."See You Around" & "I Remember You Two" are the highlight tunes. Listen to those to get a feel for this and see if it floats your boat..

CD: Cell Mates - Between Two Fires
From: hair metal again Date: August 6, 2014 at 8:44
excellent hair metal release by CELL MATES and i m telling this is very very good,it just needs a few spins to get into it!the production is fantastic and the band is quite hard rockin!all the songs are pretty good and especially"glass mountain","bird in a gilded age","(it s close)but it aint love","all funked up"!didnt expect that to be so good

CD: Kansas - Kansas
From: spankee Date: August 6, 2014 at 3:34
Expanded edition include: 9. Bringing It Back (Live) Recorded live at the Agora Ballroom, Cleveland Ohio, 1975

CD: Marvelous 3 - Readysexgo
From: hair metal again Date: August 6, 2014 at 2:28
pretty good release by MARVELOUS 3 !their sound is updated,somewhere between hard rock,alternative and power pop,and the musicianship and the songs are truly excellent!much talent around and very clever lyrics make this release worth having and you ll realize that after 2-3 spins!good stuff

CD: Chris Catena - Freak Out!
From: juan carlos Date: August 5, 2014 at 13:50
Quite average album, don't like it a lot to say the truth. Too bluesy and funky HardRock for my taste. If you want to have it fun with some cool funky and bluesy riffs this is for you. "Sweet Talker" is cool 7.5/10

CD: Push - Shaken, Not Stirred
From: Ydol eM Date: August 5, 2014 at 11:17
These guys could be huge but this album should have been released ten years earlier and the production might have been more precise. It is thus "only" good hard rock with occasional sleazy timbre. Yeah, someone could object that it is only second-rate White Lion, actually he might be right but I don't mind because I remember, at that time being Push was a pleasant surprise to me. 80/100.

CD: Marshall Law - Razorhead
From: Doug Date: August 4, 2014 at 15:28
Definitely not AOR. This is pretty heavy.

CD: Nelson - Life
From: hair metal again Date: August 4, 2014 at 9:00
excellent release by NELSON ,in their own way with great production ,many electro acoustic guitar parts,lots of voc harmonies and really great songs!the quality is very high and the lyrics clever and keep the interest!essential for NELSON fans

CD: Shadow King - Shadow King
From: 123charpenay Date: August 3, 2014 at 16:21
i can add unfortunately no bonus track on the japan import.

CD: Shadow King - Shadow King
From: 123charpenay Date: August 3, 2014 at 16:20
exceptional melodic rock record.imagine foreigner with guitars....a real dream for hard f m lovers.no fillers only killer songs.to make short only hits absoluty irresistibles songs.a masterpiece, a classic an extraordinary record.sound and production perfect ...top class record.respect!!!!!

CD: Big Cock - Big Cock
From: hair metal again Date: August 3, 2014 at 14:36
excellent release by this fantastic band ,the best newcoming in the new millenium!hard rockin,dirty,full of hooks and great vocs&guitar work,BIG COCK will satisfy every hard rocker around!Robert sounds monsterous and he shines all over!great stuff!

CD: Dirty Penny - Take It Sleezy
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 2, 2014 at 15:23
Really? In the age of YouTube and Spotify and downloading, you bought TWO CD's, sight unheard so to speak?

CD: Dirty Penny - Take It Sleezy
From: DazBuFF Date: August 2, 2014 at 13:20
Just bought both of their CDs. Can't wait to hear them!!

CD: Trillion - Clear Approach
From: juan carlos Date: August 1, 2014 at 20:54
I have to admit that i am not a big fan of Pomp/AOR music, so this album is quite good to me but not essential in my book. It sounds a bit dated but there are some quite good moments for example "Love Me Anytime" my favorite song, some enjoyables tunes or melodic solos (Promises). Pomp/AOR diehard fans this is for you. 80/100

CD: Mastedon - LOFCAUDIO
From: DazBuFF Date: August 1, 2014 at 3:30
Superior album. I wish the elefante bros had more in them. Thanks for mastedon 3. Now onward to four.

CD: Hit The Ground Runnin' - Sudden Impact
From: DazBuFF Date: August 1, 2014 at 3:06
Come jimmy and Paul a d the rest of the group, talk to aor heaven or rock candy records lets get this little gem remastered and rereleased and get a few more royalties in ur pockets. Hell lets get a couple of bonus songs that you guys did for this gem as well. Good music should be enjoyed by all without a fucking cd - fucking - r piece of crap copy.

CD: Razamanaz - Razamanaz
From: hair metal again Date: August 1, 2014 at 1:25
this was an excellent band,pretty close to the BRITNY FOX sound ,maybe a little bit more rock and less glam!Michael Kelly Smith is a star and one of the best guitar players in the genre!His riffs and solos are breathtakin and i m always happy hearing from him!"urgency","feel it",'in the dust" are great songs

CD: Akela - Nasty Reputation
From: MrMetal Date: July 31, 2014 at 12:13
These guys originated from Beaumont, Texas (not Louisiana like some sites have mentioned). They appeared on "Star Search" twice (winning at least once) although Jay Hollander was their vocalist at that time. You can pull up some of the "Star Search" videos on Youtube where they took on a slightly more commercial AOR/Glam/Rock vibe than the somewhat Classical Hard Rock approach (with minor AOR/Glam tendencies) here. It seems like they were caught between both a Hard Rock image (earlier) and more of a later-90's Glam image (even with the spandex shorts)later. I also like what I heard on this release more so than the "Star Search" era although there was nothing elaborate or extraodinary here (some no-frill influences of FOREIGNER, BAD COMPANY, MONTROSE & AOR-induced keys on occasion). It did seem to grow on me after a couple of listens although I think their musical direction was becoming more unclear as time was wearing on.

CD: Freakshow - Freakshow
From: DazBuFF Date: July 31, 2014 at 1:20
Everyone is quite a great song though. This cd rocks a ton. If you can find it for 3.99 like the price here says you have found a bargain

CD: Miss Crazy - Grip
From: DazBuFF Date: July 31, 2014 at 1:16
I just ordered this cd, I can't wait to hear their version of "tear it down"

CD: Shadow King - Shadow King
From: Ydol eM Date: July 30, 2014 at 12:33
A perfect example of hard aor rock. Not obtrusive, maybe for someone like me more listens are needed. Whole album is balanced with similar-quality songs that are IMO Lou Gramm solo works or the first Giant alike. Really adult oriented music. 85/100.

CD: Joe Lynn Turner - The Usual Suspects
From: underworld king Date: July 30, 2014 at 8:36
My favorite solo release by the great JLT.

CD: Akira Kajiyama Joe Lynn Turner - Fire Without Flame
From: underworld king Date: July 30, 2014 at 8:31
Awesome album! Joe sounds great and Akira is a very good guitarist!

CD: Von Groove - The Seventh Day
From: hair metal again Date: July 30, 2014 at 2:20
sensational release once again by VON GROOVE!commercial hard rock music in this millenium cannot get much better than this!these guys surely know how to write a catchy song full of hooks and the musicianship is excellent!"believe in the one","lily",'oxygen " and the "best in me" arte fantastic songs and overall a superb release!i am so happy that bands of my youth still are the best around

CD: Voodooland - Give Me Air
From: hair metal again Date: July 29, 2014 at 3:44
excellent release by VOODOOLAND with Karl Cochran s guitar shining all over !many good musos involved and the whole result is great ,as the sound is extremely hard rockin ,the production very pro and the songs truly remarkable!"dont say that you love me",'caroline" and "make up your mind" are the highlights of thisone!we want more!

CD: St. Warren - Honest Planet
From: 123charpenay Date: July 28, 2014 at 14:10
same comment than for "rock of eden".nothing new under the sun.the singer is the same ,always very average.but here the ice on the cake is the sound of the drums (a nightmare).not for me.

CD: St. Warren - Rock Of Eden
From: 123charpenay Date: July 28, 2014 at 14:03
hum decent american hard rock .not more.the singer is like his band ,nothing extraordinary.

CD: Mike Tramp - More to Life than This
From: hair metal again Date: July 28, 2014 at 3:21
excellent release by the legendary MIKE TRAMP in his recent mostly semi acoustic way !the songs are strong and catchy ,the production professional and the whole result pretty good ,but if i was in his position i d hire some great musos from back in the day and d reform a strong WHITE LION lineup!kinda strange watching Mike being so mellow and afraid...

CD: Circle of Soul - Hands of Faith
From: Japangea Date: July 27, 2014 at 23:34
For Extreme fans,too.

CD: Michael Monroe - Life Gets You Dirty
From: hair metal again Date: July 26, 2014 at 15:36
excellent hard rock release by the great MICHAEL MONROE ,much under rated and nearly unknown!loads of attitude,fantastic lyrics and many great songs are offered here!this guy has a a certain sound and always delivers exactly that sense of glam,rock and freedom of everyday s routine !superb and highly recommended if you know how to rock

CD: John Warren - Private Motion
From: Marcel Torres Date: July 26, 2014 at 11:45
Some fillers. What I like least of three (Take Me Back has the potential to be the best and One Heart has two real gems - The Chosen Few and Another Side of You). Watching Maria Dance has a nice melody and a nice introductory line of keyboards (song that reminds me Southern S.O.N.S); Private Motion (Richard Marx style), the best one, good Rocker song and my fav here. Higher Power is a good one for Westcoasters; and also couldn't finish without mentioning Away So Long that it's really pleaseant to ears. Except these 4, nothing more caught my attention. Maybe If you like elegant (tacky xD) and smooth ballad listen the duet with Beth Anderson at Turn on the Light. Sorry, but in general, even with the same proposal from the others two, Average AOR.

CD: Warrant - Rockaholic
From: Reverend Mayhem Date: July 26, 2014 at 8:01
For whatever reason (maybe because the song "Cherry Pie" was excessively dumb) Warrant entered the 90's branded by pop culture as poster boys for the laughably cheeseball direction the late '80s had taken hard rock. Heeding the writing on the wall, they sought critical redemption by aping some moody, pseudo-grunge "seriousness." Fans called bullshit, so the band slunk away to resurface in the post-grunge '00s, ditching the down-tuned sonics and recruiting the reliably lascivious Robert Mason to revert to barrel-bottom tease-and-squeeze horseshit lyricism, the alterna-pretension swapped-out for hackneyed carnal entendre and bluesy cowboy swagger (which, if you've ever heard his Big Cock project, Mason excels at). The result was "Rockaholic." Whether it's all better than the dated grungey experimentation is a matter of taste. But "Innocence Gone" is close to rock candy perfection, and deserves to be blared at summertime pool parties as loudly and often as possible.

CD: John Warren - Take Me Back
From: Marcel Torres Date: July 26, 2014 at 0:47
Really a very very very good EP! I think every song here has it's highlight. The Love Beat I could imagine Outside Edge playing in magnificent More Edge CD such similarity in style. Great one! Into The Night, Damn, full type of song that we could easily find at old movies in the 80's. Great AOR in it's full essence. Very good Rocker song! Carry On, simple, but very effective ... and Tell Me Now closes brilliantly. Essential for any AOR fan. Essential for any fan of AOR

CD: John Warren - One Heart
From: Marcel Torres Date: July 25, 2014 at 23:58
I sought to know John Warren's works after hearing the terrific ballad The Chosen Few. Not to mention the song quoted above (IMO the best track of this material and maybe the best among all of John Warren's compositions), would give a special emphasis on introductory Rain Down On Me as well as the track We Dance All Night, both with a nice pace and a nice and easy acceptance melody, just like the second biggest highlight of the disc, just behind The chosen Few, Another Side of You (westcoast-ish), that It's another beautiful ballad that I would say it's kind of music good to be heard taking a cold beer after midnight . In short, far from being a classic, but with it's moments. Suitable for those who likes more Lite/High-Tech side of AOR and maybe for those who likes Richard Marx's Stuff.

CD: Sage - Luv N Lust
From: Alexxtcatz Date: July 25, 2014 at 12:13
terrific luminescent holographic sticker on front cover. first time ever i see something like it. very tight sound and catchy songs

CD: Tim Feehan - Full Contact
From: hair metal again Date: July 25, 2014 at 4:02
excellent release indeed by TIM FEEHAN! extremely radio friendly and classy pop rock music ,totally commercial and very well performed by many great musicians!all the songs are pretty good and overall this is essential for all of us who dig that kind of sound

CD: Tesla - Simplicity
From: MetalllianStallion Date: July 24, 2014 at 17:37
I have nothing to add about "Simplicity" that pretty much hasn't already been said with the once mighty Tesla. Personally I started to loose interest after "Bust a Nut" as many bands start to deteriorate creatively and physically once they hit their peak, with age. Jeff Keith's range is fading fast and the band's recent LIVE performances just sound plain tired. As by way of comparison watch a few live clips from the recent Sweden Rock Festival 2014. Bands who have been around the block as long as Tesla are still holding their own (even the geezers in Y&T). TNT reunited with Tony Harnell sound like circa' 1987 to my ears, along with strong performances by Pretty Maids. BANDS LINE-UP http://www.swedenrock.com/index.cfm?pg=5&evnId=2 TNT - 10.000 Lovers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9-Xni3UujE Tesla - Heaven's Trail (No Way Out) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nhx5YLWsqU

CD: Bad Boy Eddy - Over The Top
From: MetalllianStallion Date: July 24, 2014 at 16:53
andi, I can almost hear this one with your 3 band review. Think Blackie Lawless meets Tad Pole-y range? Why don't you take a little time to give "real' thought out comments instead of your goofy one liners littered on HH. Eddy Vega's(Saker) gruff growl vocals sound similar to metal outfit Sledgehammer Ledge. These middle age metalions(no pun intended) have been around the block in other little known bands(Saker) and this Hard rocker/borderline metal release isn't bad, but it's pretty routine, loaded with juvenile lyrics. Plus in this video it looks like The bad boys of Eddy are taking themselves a little too seriously which is always good comedy. Retrospect records rented a limo for their music video that literally cost "TENS" of dollars to make. BAD BOY EDDY "I Don't Want You" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc15cQCD1hY

CD: Krokus - Dirty Dynamite
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: July 24, 2014 at 16:19
The song "Rattlesnake Rumble" has one of those riffs that your guitar teacher might have taught you early on when you were a kid. But there's just something about that song--title, and the way it perfectly sums up the groove and swagger and shake of that riff--that makes me smile and start unconsciously moving my ass in my chair. Completely irresistible, and meant to be played LOUD!

CD: Human Zoo - Precious Time
From: 123charpenay Date: July 24, 2014 at 16:05
exeptional debut album from this briliant german band.the weak point is that the singer have not the voice for singing some ballads.it s a nightmare.no problem for the rest ,the majority of the songs is top class hard melodic rock with some beautiful touches of saxo.hum irresistible!!!!!!!!!unfortunatelly this marvellous record never see the light of day in japan.

CD: Great White - Great White
From: 123charpenay Date: July 24, 2014 at 15:55
excellent debut album from great white.not their best but the more hard.pure hard u s no trace of blues ,no trace of a o r but only very great american hard rock.

CD: Helix - Bastard of the Blues
From: MetalllianStallion Date: July 24, 2014 at 15:29
I think this might be the best Helix album since "Long Way to Heaven" (1985). As many know Helix is a second-tier band that has has a history of having a couple good songs per album, as the only disc I own by them is "Over 60 Minutes With" (1989) which covers their best territory. The songs on "Bastard of the Blues" compared to their last decade are bigger sounding (beefier production),harmonies galore, with lyrics that are concise and catchy( exhibit A:"Metal at Midnight"). "Even Jesus (Wasn't Loved in His Hometown)" describes how the band didn't get much attention in their local Ontario,Canada and had to hit the road. When the band was first signed to Capitol Records they where originally rejected by them 3 times, before releasing their debut "No Rest for the Wicked"(1983). Brian Vollmer is no spring chicken as the band has been kicking around for 40 years. With age he's lost a bit of range as expected, but the first 3 tracks are strong on "Bastard", with filler at a minimum.

CD: Brides Of Destruction - Runaway Brides
From: hair metal again Date: July 24, 2014 at 5:03
very good release once again by BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION ,combining an updated sound with the classic hard rock elements !Tracil s guitar work shines and the songwriting is ok with some nice songs like "tunnel of love","lord of the mind" and "criminal"!useful addition in a hard rock collection

CD: Nasty - Off Your Rocker
From: andi Date: July 24, 2014 at 4:01
very great guitars....great sound!!

CD: Nasty Nuns - Too Much Is Never Enough
From: andi Date: July 24, 2014 at 3:56
just like Kissin Dynamite

CD: Bad Boy Eddy - Over The Top
From: andi Date: July 24, 2014 at 3:45
Like a Version Mix of W.A.S.P....Mötley Crüe and Danger Danger....

CD: Steve Vai - Sex and Religion
From: Ydol eM Date: July 23, 2014 at 15:31
A very varied and musically complex album, a lot of different feelings, a lot of technical brilliance (the fantastic line-up)- I've borrowed some terms from another author of a comment on an different band but it suits here perfectly. There is spectrum of music from John Wetton to Mike Patton so it's rather difficult to describe this hard n' heavy in a few words. If I had to pick up one emotionally similar album to me I would choose the third Extreme. On the other hand I agree with edwithmj about the end of this album and also because of that I rate "just" 85/100.

CD: Loverboy - Unfinished Business
From: Jez Date: July 22, 2014 at 19:17
A 'new' album of 'Archive' material, recorded at various album sessions & finally finished in 2014. After the initial reports of this sounding less than acceptable, I was fearing the worst. A couple of tracks are a little raw & unpolished,'Ain't Such A bad Thing' especially suffers the worst from a few crackles throughout, but it doesn't take away from my enjoyment of this at all, with the rest of the tracks all sounding absolutely fine for the most part. There are some very very good songs on here & it is really cool to hear some of these old 'Outtakes' genuinely taking you back to the bands 80's heyday & the 'Classic' sound. Especially noteable are opener 'Fire Me Up', 'Countin' The Nights', which is a real top quality song,'Come Undone' a typical Loverboy ballad, 'War Bride', obviously a very early track, but very cool & the excellent two closers 'You Play The Star' & 'Crack Of The Whip', both of which sound like leftovers from the debut album. Very retro, very 80's, very excellent

CD: TMG - TMG 1
From: hair metal again Date: July 22, 2014 at 11:47
excellent hard rock release by TMG and Eric Martin s star shines again here ,both in vocals and songwriting!the sound is updated but hard rockin and i d say that it s similar with the recent Eric s ones ,just a bit larger and heavier!the songs are well structured and catchy enuff to keep your interest!essential for Eric s fans and a pretty good hard rock release in general!

CD: Vollmer - When Pigs Fly
From: Reverend Mayhem Date: July 21, 2014 at 18:16
Under a plain brown wrapper this could easily be taken for a modern Alice Cooper album (that is, if Alice had taken singing lessons). Aside from the sonic resemblance to a record like "Brutal Planet," Helix frontman Brian Vollmer's solo effort reeks with the tongue-in-cheek tone of Alice's humor (minus the macabre themes and cleverness) -- "Pissed Off," "F.U.G.L.E.Y.," "Life of the Party (But Now He's Dead)," and "X-Ray Eyes" being the prominent examples. The music is thick and heavy and well-played (former Saga drummer Brian Doerner -- brother of Helix guitarist Brent -- turns in a great performance throughout) and I've always dug Brian's vocals, but unfortunately many of the positives get undermined by the sheer goofiness of the lyrics. "King of the Hill" makes it a worthwhile bargain bin find. 60 / 100

CD: Tyketto - Shine
From: Reverend Mayhem Date: July 21, 2014 at 17:39
Tyketto indulges their Zeppelin affinity even further on this post-Vaughn album. They've always flirted with that sound (primarily on the acoustic-driven tunes), but songs like "Radio Mary," "Jamie" & "Raw Thigh" stomp like they'd be right at home on "Physical Graffiti." But there's some divergence as well, like the terrific slow shuffle "Long Cold Winter" and the in-your-face "Let It Go." Steve Augeri puts his Billy Squier voice to work (instead of the Steve Perry imitation he later did for Journey) and sounds great -- not Danny Vaughn great, but still a fantastic singer that suits this material well. With Vaughn's departure many people despaired what it would mean for this band -- and while I love D's pipes, this is actually a quite enjoyable rock 'n' roll effort by the talented Tyketto crew in the wake of what could have been a disaster. Maybe if they'd recorded this under a different band name it would've gone over better with fans who expected another "Don't Come Easy." 85 / 100

CD: 21 Octayne - Into the Open
From: halfordhughes Date: July 20, 2014 at 1:05
Dear Friend is My Fav Track of the Album!

CD: 2 Rocks - When Sanity is Acting Kind of Wild
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 19, 2014 at 13:03
A good album with,IMHO,a harder and AOR-ish Def Leppard/Mr Big feel in the songs plus some other ones that are aside the aforementioned acts(music not voice)...tracks 1,2,3,6,9 & 10 are in my book...85/100

CD: AOR - The Secrets Of L.A.
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 19, 2014 at 12:23
Pleasant album with some interesting songs in the shape of tracks 2,3,6,7,8 & 10(nice)...i own the japanese edition that brings a couple of B/T's being "The Price To Pay" the one i liked...not a killer album but enjoyable...86/100

CD: Uriah Heep - Raging Silence
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 19, 2014 at 12:17
A very good album of Hard Rock with a strong AOR influence in the songs,so,the right combination is at hand in here ...i own the first CD pressing of the album(10 tracks)...my faves are "Blood Red Roses","Rich Kid","Cry Freedom","Bad Bad Man","When The War Is Over"(nice cover)& "Rough Justice"...enjoyable stuff indeed...88/100

CD: I-Ten - Taking a Cold Look
From: alex_5150 Date: July 18, 2014 at 19:35
In many years of my life trying to find the best AOR record, now I'v found it... All have been said, this is a TRUE CLASSIC.. All songs define what AOR is about... I'm lucky to have gotten the Rock Candy reissue.. If you are a fan of AOR then you MUST have this

CD: Krokus - Dirty Dynamite
From: MetalPete1031 Date: July 18, 2014 at 13:25
This is the album AC/DC made after Highway to Hell. There is accidentally a Krokus label on the cover, is all. If you like Highway to Hell you should play this record right after it. Much better than Hoodoo AND Rock the Block. Not quite as intriguing as Hellraiser, (there's no "Spirit of the Night" throwback slammer on here), but very fine stomp your feet and play air guitar boogie rock. I like it very much--but the cover of HELP is another misfire, just like Born to Be Wild was. Maybe they should cover a really different kinda tune, like 'Sky Pilot' or something! If they cover Purple Haze I will stop listening to them altogether. Come on, guys...

CD: Krokus - Hoodoo
From: MetalPete1031 Date: July 18, 2014 at 13:16
Have to agree with Geoff on this. "Firestar" is likely the hardest and best track, with a couple others that are decent. I have heard BTBW too many times and consider Zodiac Mindwarp's cover the best, maybe the Cult a close second. This album is full of the same old midtempo fodder that drags them down at times, this album is not as good as Rock the Block, Dirty Dynamite and not even in same league as Hellraiser.

CD: Krokus - Hellraiser
From: MetalPete1031 Date: July 18, 2014 at 13:11
As a Krokus fan, I can't help but always look for them to find the spark as they did on Headhunter. 'Rock the Block' ain't it. I thought that was a good album, but this one blows that away. 'Spirit of the Night' is the closest thing to headhunter material I have heard them do. Very, very heavy track and a wonderful surprise - reason enough to buy this record. But thankfully, there's several other very fine tracks as well. THIS is their true comeback album.

CD: Rough Cutt - Wants You
From: hair metal again Date: July 17, 2014 at 7:44
yeap again a great one by ROUGH CUTT!such a great band and among the best of the pre hair ones,surely they could do more but they didnt have the big songs to push things further!on the other hand this is essential for every hard rocker and it s a fine slice of US hard rock music with fantastic vocs and musicianship and many good songs!brilliant!

CD: Tony Hadley - The State of Play
From: MysticHealer Date: July 17, 2014 at 6:14
Worth having if only for the absolute monster AOR that is 'Lost In Your Love' featuring the awesome Steve Lukather.

CD: Uriah Heep - Different World
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 16, 2014 at 19:45
Hard Rock with some AOR influence in it...a pleasant release ...best tracks for me are 2,4,5,6,7 & 11...85/100

CD: Seven Wishes - Seven Wishes
From: 123charpenay Date: July 16, 2014 at 13:33
totally agree with the last two comments.a poor production, a poor sound for an average record.not bad ,decent, but without the spark of class of the big groups.

CD: Praying Mantis - The Journey Goes On
From: hair metal again Date: July 16, 2014 at 4:27
ok release by PRAYING MANTIS , but nowhere so good as stated above!of course there is a certain quality,nice musicianship but the songs cant get things to the next level!the important is that the band is faithful to its sound and the fans i guess are happy!not bad ,pick it up cheap!

CD: Victory - You Bought It - You Name It
From: hair metal again Date: July 16, 2014 at 1:44
excellent release by VICTORY once again back in 92!strong and warm vocals ,great guitars ,big choruses and a nice hard rockin vibe all over!all the songs are interesting ,but there isnt any big hit and that s a problem unsolved for a release that could be more!overall this will satisfy every hard rocker

CD: Seven Wishes - Seven Wishes
From: Ydol eM Date: July 15, 2014 at 14:26
Yeah, some comments above are quite well-expressive. Hard n'heavy music with roots somewhere in early 80s when Dokken or Scorpions ruled mixed with great Scandi bands like TNT, Treat or 220 Volt. I also agree with hair metal again there aren't any songs which would stand out clearly from others. Anyway, this is "ok music" for me even if the production were better I would add five points more. 75/100.

CD: Heaven - Knockin On Heaven's Door
From: 123charpenay Date: July 15, 2014 at 13:53
hum nothing extraordinary.not a bad record .heaven play a good hard rock,but their music sound dated and have absoluty no originality.they play a very classic hard rock with no surprise and no emotion.

CD: Sass Jordan - Rats
From: hair metal again Date: July 15, 2014 at 1:47
such a great release by SASS JORDAN back in the 90 s ,with a strong rock feeling and the valuable help of the talented Steve Salas!the musicianship and the songwriting are of the highest level and Rats will keep you satisfied with its quality from start to finish!"damaged","slave","pissin down" and "high road easy" are the highlights!good stuff here!

CD: Crystal Blue - Detour
From: 123charpenay Date: July 14, 2014 at 9:57
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CD: Praying Mantis - Live at Last
From: hair metal again Date: July 14, 2014 at 2:16
very good live release by those British with an interesting lineup and a collection of songs of PRAYING MANTIS,IRON MAIDEN &LIONHEART!highlight is the "hot tonight" and of course this one only for die hard fans

CD: Paradise Inc. - Time
From: Locoaor Date: July 13, 2014 at 1:27
Carsten Schulz is a awesome singer, this album kick ass great melodic hard rock.

CD: Praying Mantis - Nowhere to Hide
From: hair metal again Date: July 10, 2014 at 1:47
ok release by PRAYING MANTIS , but nowhere so good as stated above!of course there is a certain quality,nice musicianship but the songs cant get things to the next level!the important is that the band is faithful to its sound and the fans i guess are happy!not bad ,pick it up cheap!

CD: Loverboy - Wildside
From: Doug Date: July 9, 2014 at 12:58
Following Doghouse's comments, I've always felt like Loverboy really wanted to rock but also wanted to appeal to the female fan base and they never could quite figure out how Bon Jovi did it. No as good looking, not quite as good musicians, I guess it becomes obvious. Loverboy does have some cool tunes though.

CD: Reckless Love - Spirit
From: DazBuFF Date: July 9, 2014 at 3:06
I just listened to edge of our dreams on my iPod as I was driving on repeat for the whole day and I'm gonna do it again tomorrow! Cd kicks ass

CD: Kuni - Rock Vol. 1
From: MrMetal Date: July 8, 2014 at 19:18
With this being Kuni Takeuchi's most recent Solo effort to date (2014), it could've been a slightly above-average offering had the production not have been so atrocious and varying throughout. The rendition of "Rock N' Roll All Night" by KISS was also an embarrassment & sounded like a bunch of credible musicians goofing off with a classic song. With at least 16 guest musicians here, the result undoubtedly should've been far superior in all aspects. With that being said, there were some decent tracks mixed with some duds (especially the ones with Japanese lead vocalists), & sounded the way it was likely "cut & pasted" together throughout the recording process. Fans of commercial-edged LOUDNESS, KING KOBRA, KEEL, & ROUGH CUTT would likely appreciate what's on display here but not his best effort.

CD: Alien - Eternity
From: 123charpenay Date: July 8, 2014 at 14:16
i can add that track 7 is present on fake id "dreaming ezekiel"

CD: Robby Valentine - The Magic Infinity
From: hair metal again Date: July 8, 2014 at 8:33
fantastic release by ROBBY VALENTINE with amazing musicanship ,vocals and excellent songwriting !the hooks are all over and when they get their songs in more usual lines the result is astonishing!"only your love","wild child","no turning back" and "megaman" are sensational songs and overall an essential hard rock release!

CD: Winger - Better Days Comin'
From: aTomiK Date: July 8, 2014 at 4:23
I´ve been living with this cd a while now and ready to say, that it´s yet another Winger masterpiece! All the different sides of Winger covered in one album. And there´s also something new. I´ve been listening lots of Doobie Brothers lately and the title track Better Days Comin´ comes really close guys. Simply fantastic!

CD: The Babys - I'll Have Some Of That
From: Japangea Date: July 7, 2014 at 19:19
Their singer told me that they tried to trace the "Broken Heart" era and they are very successfully about this.Welcome back!!

CD: Brother Firetribe - Diamond In The Firepit
From: 123charpenay Date: July 7, 2014 at 13:27
certainly one of the best realise of 2014 maybe the best.brother firetribe come from the best country of the world for rock n roll :finland.you know this little country in the north of europe.happy finnish peoples!!!!!!

CD: Brother Firetribe - Diamond In The Firepit
From: 123charpenay Date: July 7, 2014 at 13:22
their debut album have an average and muddy production but this record is very strong musically and full of promises.their second album is an atomic bomb,this time well produced and full of killers songs."diamond in the firepit"is the perfect follow up to "heart full of fire".one more time a killer record with only killer songs.absoluty no fillers at the horizon.if you are fan of human temple (first record) ,free spirit or prayer this cd is for you.this jewel is a demonstration of hard f m,an exceptional mix of guitars and keyboards on some sumptuous melodies.it s simply a wet dream to all hard f m lovers of this planet.i can add that the production is perfect ,the sound is very clear.track 9 "winner takes it all" is a song written by giorgio moroder ,the genius who have written the fantastic music of the movie "midnight express".the japan issue have two bonus tracks.two acoustic version of "desperatly" track 5 and "one single breath"..the japan cd is a shm cd(japanese technology).

CD: Loverboy - Wildside
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: July 7, 2014 at 10:50
Loverboy occupied an uncommfortable position in '80's rock. To AOR fans, they seemed like pop-metal, just by having a (somewhat) harder sound and by being a bit more fun and frivolous in spirit than, say, Journey. But people who actuallly were into hard rock and metal never took the band seriously, by and large, and they were mostly a punchline, a goofy, corporate AOR band, geared toward a slightly older audience who still thought old REO Speedwagon were pretty heavy. In the lingo of the day, Loverboy made music for yuppies to jog to. In the pre-hair-metal days of 1982, this stuff ruled FM radio, but by '87 (the year Motley Crue released a much more fitting song of the same name), they were dorky dinosaurs.

CD: Angel - Live Without a Net
From: underworld king Date: July 7, 2014 at 9:15
Listening to this great album right now. This band was really in the groove back when they recorded this album. I would love to see this band in a live setting someday since I missed out back in the days. If you never got to see the band live then listening to this is the next best thing.

CD: Loverboy - Wildside
From: hair metal again Date: July 7, 2014 at 2:11
excellent release by LOVERBOY back in 87 with a perfect polished sound by Bruce Fairbairn ,excellent musicianship and great songwriting!"cant get much better","dont keep me in the dark","love will rise again" and "bring it to me gently" are sensational songs!what a year that was for hard rock music:the level got so high that gems like LOVERBOY s Wildside didnt make it!

CD: Bruce Dickinson - Alive in Studio A
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 6, 2014 at 12:28
A couple of live recordings being the live at the Marquee one a lot stronger with the crowd participating and stuff...disc one got an 85/100 and disc 2 got an 89/100....so i think,to round it both,i give them a 90/100

CD: Kingdom Come - Outlier
From: Wardy Date: July 6, 2014 at 5:19
While Lenny has released respectable albums since the self redeeming putting critics in their place 'In Your Face' such as the wonderful Master7, nothing has really satisfied old school fans quite the same. Yet Outlier offers plenty to like, still plodding nothing too up tempo (first 3 tracks GodDoesNotSingOurSong, RunningHighDistortion & RoughRideRallye all sit about the same gear) & still plenty reliant on atmosphere & modern sounds & whatnot, thankfully things still lean heavily on guitars and it's the songs that save the day - TheTrapIsAlive the best rocker on offer. Again Lenny provides his usual thoughtful lyrics giving Outlier more meaning than one might first think. Many of the songs benefit from being unique bringing the album much needed freshness. Lenny sounds & performs his usual solid self & production is on! Rambling here but record deserves it, somewhat progressive & more epic than complex, Outlier makes for one of the more reliable KC records for some time - Rating 8.5

CD: Paul Sabu - Bangkok Rules
From: hair metal again Date: July 4, 2014 at 9:44
PAUL SABU has always been a great hard rocker,faithful to his sound and commercial approach and it s no surprise that he still delivers!HARD ROCK music is a gift from God and Paul knows how to write down good hard rockin songs!surely one of the best of the recent years with "rock dont run " stealin the show

CD: Bruce Dickinson - Skunkworks
From: Wardy Date: July 4, 2014 at 0:31
As a dparture as this was from what came before, Skunkworks was instant regardless Bruce going places only he dared, such a shame the majority saw this only as a bandwagon jump. Which in itself was rubbish Skunkworks couldn't be further from grunge than what Maiden themselves were, Skunkworks going for a more futuristic outta the box vibe & the album wins! Solar Confinement is the albums best tune & elsewhere Space Race & Back From The Edge deliver the goods. Inertia is excellent & Inside The Machine also delivers big time. While the magnificence that was Accident Of Birth & Chemical Wedding (Tyranny too for that matter) were still to come, Skunkworks wins for it being rather unique & experimental. No commercial cash cow in sight, Skunkworks made for artistic passion nothing more. With Bruce Alex & co in top form this record is up there with the best of Bruce. Of all his works Skunkworks would be my preferred Bruce reunion, shame we didn't get a sophomore record. Wonderful! Rating 8.5

CD: Loud Lion - Die Tough
From: DazBuFF Date: July 3, 2014 at 4:17
Die tough is love bites almost beat for beat. They even do the voice at the end. Totally awesome though. Nice to have some fresh hysteria sounding cd out there.

CD: X-Rated - Animal House
From: JONBONPIGO Date: July 2, 2014 at 19:51
You can feel the early 90's metal vibe in this..definitely not late 80's/early 90's glam, but the budding (As I call It) "HariKrishna" metal scene for sure...

CD: Krokus - One Vice at a Time
From: Reverend Mayhem Date: July 2, 2014 at 16:20
The best album AC/DC never recorded.

CD: Doc Holliday - Legacy
From: 123charpenay Date: July 2, 2014 at 13:37
after the very mature and very brilliant "son of the morning star" the "wonder band from dixie land "is back with a super record.yes juan carlos "renegade " is an exceptional hard rock song.the rest is more southern,in the perfect style of the doc.we have some new versions of three classics of the band "song for the outlaw" a superb dedication to ronnie van zant,"red neck rock n roll band" one of the best southern song ever and THE HIT the song wich will stay in the history ,the fabulous lonesome guitar" n°1 in u s a in 1981.american people have good taste!!!!track 8 "dead man s road" is an exceptional song half acoustic,half electric.one of the more beautiful song i ve heard in my life .now this jewel is a raritie but if you have to chance to find it.....you know what you have to do.you will make a good action for the good music.

CD: Fate - Fate
From: hair metal again Date: July 2, 2014 at 13:00
excellent debut by FATE back in 85 and from the start you realize that they are a unique band!bombastic commercial sound,plenty of hooks,extremely catchy and very electric they deliver great big songs with a feelgood vibe all over!essential for hard rockers!

CD: Masquerade - Masquerade
From: petermexico13 Date: July 1, 2014 at 15:17
This is a good record from this swedish band, I can see the comparisions with TNT, but come on! TNT is far superior, Harnell and Tekro are unique. Para mí TNT es uno delos grandes grupos europeos de Hard Rock ya que sus trabajos desde que llegó Tony al grupo y hasta el año 2006 que se separa de la banda (por fortuna está de regreso y esperemos un nuevo trabajo)lanzaron discos de gran calidad y únicos en su estilo, la guitarra d e Rony junto a la voz de Tony le dan un toque especial a cada una de las canciones. Una de mis bandas favoritas desde 1986 que los escuché por primera vez. TNT es uno de mis favoritos de todos los tiempos y de ninguna forma se puede comparar una trayectoria de más de 20 años haciendo buena música a Masquerade que sólo sacó un buen disco. No hay lugar! (Hay que escuchar los demás trabajos de cada banda para dejarlo claro!)Knights of the New Thunder, Tell no Tales, Intuition, Realized Fantasies,3Nights in Tokyo, Firefly, Transistor, Give Me a Sign, My Religion

CD: Johnny Van Zant - Brickyard Road
From: blackkblade5 Date: July 1, 2014 at 15:10
classic stuff here by johny,a nice blend of southern bluesy rock with some great aor songs,Love Can Be So Cruel and young girls are amazing songs,hearts are gonna roll is kick ass song,with lot of groove,i mean i love this cd despite 2 or 3 fillers...well done johny

CD: Alien - Eternity
From: 123charpenay Date: July 1, 2014 at 14:10
i never was fan of this band ,but there is several months ,i was very impress by the sample of "what goes up "on melodic rock.so i decide to order this cd.receive it today in japan import.with three bonus tracks.this record is for fans of journey or departure "corporate wheel".alien play a very melodic and very clean a o r.ok nothing new under the sun,ok this record is not a hard rock record but this album is really excellent.a top class a o r realise.a little masterpiece in his genre.track 6 "what goes up "is the song of the year.the rest is very solid and very consistant.only good song,even if track 4 and 12 are too soft for me and a little boring at my taste.the japan import is a priority.track 13 is a very short message from the singer.absoluty no interest.track 15 "eternity" is a very boring instrumental, in the vein of pink floyd.if you want sleep.....but the ice on the cake is track 14 "ready to fly" an exceptional, a fantastic ballad mi tempo.a real hit.for the song of the year

CD: Ratt - Out Of The Cellar
From: hair metal again Date: July 1, 2014 at 8:13
a classic of the hard rock genre!Beau Hill is the man and RATT is getting out of the cellar!unique band that set the things for the commercial hard rock scene of LA!the guitar work is astonishing and the songs catchy,powerful and full of hooks!what a band!

CD: Junebug - Ticket To Hell
From: hair metal again Date: July 1, 2014 at 2:32
excellent debut by this all star band and one of the best hard rock releases back in 95!Chip Z Nuff is on board and this states the high quality of the songs !the guitar work is truly amazing and i wonder how this gem didnt get much praise!brilliant!

CD: Thunder - Laughing on Judgement Day
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 30, 2014 at 20:06
You gotta admire Thunder: their songwriting is just impeccable. tHeir tunes are just so well-put-together, everything is right where it should be and does what it's supposed to do. It's like they wrote the book on Commercial Hard-Rock Songwriting 101, without ever sounding fussy or too wrapped up in details. They still have plenty of soul. At the same time though, the music has a very safe, familiar feel, and really doesn't take any chances whatsoever. This is a good album for a long car trip; it's steady and comfortable, right down the middle of the road, and even the rockers still maintain a laid-back groove that won't have you bearing down on the gas. Even in '92, these guys sounded a bit retro, and it's surprising that AOR radio in America, with its obsession with anything '70's-like, didn't latch on to them. There may not be much to get really excited about with Thunder, but there's sure a lot to like.

CD: Rubicon Cross - Rubicon Cross
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 30, 2014 at 17:27
Members of Firehouse and Furyon team up, and we get Furyhouse? Pretty good disc overall, and definitely the heaviest thingCJ Snare's been involved with since the first Firehouse album. Musically, Rubicon Cross is similar to the heaviest moments from that release. Muchhas been said about how much heavier and darker this is, but that's mostly in theme and spirit. The pussy-whipped ballads and "baby, baby, please don't leave me" rockers are gone, as the lyrics are a bit more inward-looking. CJ sounds as strong as ever, but without the shrill shrieks of old. Highlights for me are the crowd-pleaser "Locked And loaded," "Next Worst Enemy," "You Willl Remember Me," "Shine" and "All The Little Things." It just seems, more and more lately, that there's a finite supply of hooks and melodies in the universe, and this type of melodic hard rock just doesn't seem as catchy as it once did.

CD: Winger - Better Days Comin'
From: Doug Date: June 30, 2014 at 13:14
Had posted an earlier comment; saw these guys this past weekend. Man, they are a tight band. Reb Beach was phenomenal and Rod Morgenstein did not miss a beat. They were great. Have been listening to this new album (also Karma) non stop.

CD: Night Ranger - Seven
From: Ydol eM Date: June 28, 2014 at 15:33
Koogles is partly right about CMC's work for some rock bands of 70s or 80s but on the other hand they helped these bands to survive "hard times" and furthermore "Seven" is a good example that not only failures were made there. Musically positive hard rock sometimes with southern vibes. I also feel some slight remnants of Damn Yankees but there is still more Night Ranger than anything else. 80/100.

 

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