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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

CD: Ted Nugent - Great Gonzos! The Best Of Ted Nugent
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 11, 2015 at 10:55
I own the vinyl edition of this...a pretty good compilation of some of Uncle Ted's big shots back then...tracks 3,5,6,8,9 & 10 are my faves...85/100

CD: Ontray - C'Mon, Taste It!
From: hair metal again Date: July 11, 2015 at 10:25
pretty good indie hard rock release by ONTRAY,that will satisfy any die hard fan of the genre,without finding anything blowminding!the songs are ok ,the guitar solos remarkable and if the vocals were more professional the whole result would be better !a useful addition overall!

CD: Eric Martin - Somewhere In The Middle
From: Ydol eM Date: July 11, 2015 at 9:42
A few years ago I met this guy by coincidence in the corridor of a jazz club in a remote part of central Europe, we said a few words and I found he is like this album - humble and open-hearted. His work here is very similar to those brothers in arms' projects who ruled rock arenas ten years before this album - Jon Bon Jovi, Mike Tramp, Joey Tempest, Danny Vaughn ... and sometimes, because of the atmosphere it reminds me some Carl Verheyen's albums. The songs here have a quite simple structure with the perfect vocal, almost a semi-acoustic form in mid/slow tempo. So if you are looking for a good pop rock album with a pinch of soft jazz, southern rock and soul this could be a nice choice. 70/100.

CD: Tributes - A Light in the Black: A Tribute to Ronnie James Dio
From: Doug Date: July 10, 2015 at 19:17
This tribute is pretty decent music wise, but vocally it just shows how great a vocalist Dio was; these guys, albeit fantastic attempts, don't stack up IMO.

CD: KISS - Psycho Circus
From: Doug Date: July 10, 2015 at 16:42
CC, if you were a teen in the '70's this where the genesis (and then hype) of their following begins. I can still recall as a teenager watching them in concert during their "Love Gun" tour and being a bit frightened seeing this 7 foot guy spitting fire and blood, bombs blasting, drums rising high and "Detroit Rock City," my favorite KISS song, coming at me all at once. It was such an experience.

CD: Sam Alex - Pieces
From: hair metal again Date: July 9, 2015 at 9:02
ok release by SAM ALEX with the valuable help of Bobby Altvater who has a certain part in the German scene as a songwriter,guitar payer and producer!the songs are pretty good and you can find some catchy moments,the keys are everywhere and the guitar work ok but nothing blowminding!this little indie will satisfy ,but dont get it by all cost!

CD: KISS - Psycho Circus
From: CC Date: July 8, 2015 at 19:52
I will be honest, I have never truly understood the hype around Kiss, and they were certainly never as "big" in the UK as the US in the 70s, so my first exposure to them was Crazy Nights. After getting that album I picked up Smashes, thrashes and hits, and found that I liked some of the earlier stuff too. Hot in the shade was nowhere near as good as Crazy nights, but I really liked some songs on it, but it was Revenge that really kicked my arse as a truly great Kiss album. So I picked up all the earlier releases and found all the "classic" albums to be pretty weak, with most of the good and great songs being the ones on the greatest hits albums. So when this came out I did not expect much. I can honestly say though that this one follows a close second to Revenge as my favourite Kiss album. Sadly this was the last great Kiss album for me, as everything else since has been boring retreads or past glories.

CD: Electric Angels - Electric Angels
From: Stixx Date: July 8, 2015 at 19:30
This debut album is GREAT rock 'n' roll! Very well done. I heard a version of the demos for songs "New York times" and "God's Children" that sounded just perfect (not demo-quality at all), these were awesome songs. I bet the second album could have been just as good, which means 10/10 too.

CD: Fate - If Not For The Devil
From: Harald Date: July 8, 2015 at 16:16
Brilliant album I have discovered only recently through an amazon review section. A Scandi MR fan recommended it and he was so damn right. I would rate this along the likes of The Magnificent and the last Treat album. Its getting better with every listen and when the chorus and bridge at 1,38 min ("Hard To Say Goodbye") kicks in Im breathless and it has to be heard to be believed. Contender for album of the the year, at least for me. Fantastic melodic rock !!!

CD: China - China
From: Leykis101 Date: July 8, 2015 at 14:31
Of course here we find Bernie LaBarge appearing and what do we know, an album cover portraying Bernie's latest fling, probably was just let go, relieved of her duties, after Bernie relieved his duties all over her backside, then ordered her out, before his next fan got there, she looks as though she walking crooked, we all know that's attributed to Bernie's huge Canadian Bacon, he snapped this picture of her waiting for her cab, which he did provide funding for, he is a gentleman, but once again he pounds his smooth Canadian meat all over this album, and this girl on cover will attest that he serves up the Canadian Beef at large quantities, and to many fans, and as far as Ive seen, he's the smoothest handler of his big Canadian Instrument, I have yet to hear of anything hes operated his instrument on, that's been anything less then perfect!! Bernie your the fucking man, the northern pipe line!!

CD: Rated X - Words
From: Leykis101 Date: July 8, 2015 at 14:18
I hate this fucking cd just cause of the reviews, I just ordered it, paid $50 for overnight delivery, just so I didnt have to go to Walmart and buy me some new Beer coasters, thank god for HH, if it werent for HH I cant imagine how much I wouldve thrown away on buying drink coasters for my front room, and my cottage, when I need to re-up on drink coasters, I just log onto HH, and flip through these disc reviews until I find the perfect album that I believe will make the greatest beverage coaster, then BAM!! thats the one I go with, this has been my best coaster yet, but I am currently trolling for more ideas, thanks guys, you guys are the greatest!!

CD: Shawna - Power Load
From: Leykis101 Date: July 8, 2015 at 13:38
Pretty standard female vocal melodic rock, I read somewhere that whoever the jabronis are that provide the band for her, are from some Canadian band, or her husband is or some shit, I dont remember, I just remember ordering this solely cause it was on Long Island, thats how I used to order discs, if I saw anything on LI I would order it, cause before the internet, the chances that i'd heard anything off any LI release was slim to none, but I knew that I wasnt going to get a complete shit album, it was all going to be in the same ballpark, this was probably the most unimpressed I was with any of the discs i blindly ordered, it's just by the numbers melodic rock, I cant even remember passing over 1 song that I thought "wow thats got a catchy chorus" think I skipped through it twice, heard nothing, then sold it off to my buddy Matts, which was directly where any disc would go from Long island that I didnt wanna keep, Id like to have this one back now, maybe my opinion would be different s

CD: Borderline - Line Up
From: Leykis101 Date: July 8, 2015 at 13:28
2nd Rate Southern Rock, kind of like the Outlaws

CD: Crazy Lixx - Crazy Lixx
From: hair metal again Date: July 8, 2015 at 9:37
very good release once again by CRAZY LIXX ,but also their weakest one!the production isnt so clear &strong and i agree with Doghouse that they re overdoin it with the backing vocs!on the other hand they have a great commercial approach and they know how to write songs for the young!"i missed the mark" and "girls of the 80 s " are the highlights!

CD: 44 Caliber - Can You Handle...
From: Leykis101 Date: July 8, 2015 at 9:33
Just heard it a few hours ago, and had to hop on and see if they had any other shit out, as I found this fucking pretty awesome, for some off fucking band with a lame name that I never heard of before, very clean and well placed production, mastering job is quit enjoyable as your not pelted out of your seat but loud distorted freq as so many releases are coming out, I fully enjoyed this axeman riffs, absolutely NOTHING!! complicated, tricky, difficult, tedious, or flashy, pretty basic and mindless, and you know what, it is exactly what the role of guitarist calls for in the group, and he does it, and does it superb, the riffs fit nicely into the song, the vocals are pretty sleazy, I spun it twice now, it's not mine, and the douche bag who owns it just announced he's going home, so im fucked now, I had to say my favorite track was Fake, but really for what it is, pretty much every song on it was pretty killer, I'm going to order it ASAP, I suggest you do the same!!

CD: House of Shakira - Retoxed
From: spankee Date: July 8, 2015 at 9:05
Special Limited Edition Disc 2: Live 1. Alien 2. Wings 3. In Your Head 4. Black And Blue Skies 5. Nearly Orgasmic 6. Miracle 7. Morning Over Morocco 8. Elephant Gun 9. Method Of Madness 10. Pellucid

CD: Martin Page - In The House Of Stone And Light
From: juan carlos Date: July 7, 2015 at 18:59
I couldn't agree more with the comment of Reverend Mayhem, let me say that it's the same feeling that i have with this album. Good lite AOR. My rating? 80/100

CD: Dimino - Old Habits Die Hard
From: 123charpenay Date: July 7, 2015 at 13:30
i ve never heard the music of angel.i only know this band by his name.i had reading there is a very long time in frenches reviews that angel plays a solid pomp rock with lot of keyboards.not exactly my cup of tea.i ve seen the video of "rockin in the city" and i was very impressed.so i decide to order this record at cd japan.receive it today,and finally it s a deception.even if frank dimino have a superb voice,even if the sound is perfect,the production excellent.even if track 2 and 4.are two atomic bombs of hard rock ,even if many tracks are great this cd don t hooked me totally.two fillers tracks 3 and 11.the rest ? for fans of deep purple.i m sure that they will be pleased by this realise.not me.the japan bonus track is a beautiful acoustic version of track 5 "even know".

CD: Fate - Cruisin' for a Bruisin'
From: hair metal again Date: July 7, 2015 at 11:48
excellent release by FATE once again and somehow this band is unique and cant find many sounding like them!I d say that maybe they sound like a European version of David Lee Roth solo ones!the approach is commercial,the hooks are there and Limbo seems to be charismatic!"beneath da coconuts","babe,you got a friend" and "cupid shot me" are the highlights!

CD: Bulletboys - Elefante'
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: July 6, 2015 at 21:33
I'd go for Little Caesar, Junkyard, DToys and MAYBE L.A. Guns, but it ain't worth the airfare or the other bands, most of whom I liked 25 years ago (some of them a lot!), but ... I'm over 'em. What have they done for me lately? Not too damn much.

CD: Marc Ferrari and Friends - Guest List
From: hair metal again Date: July 6, 2015 at 8:57
excellent release by the great MARC FERRARI, a hard rocker that always delivered some commercial guitar driven hard rock music and his quality in songwriting is of the highest level!Marc live the LA metal scene and as a result he got to know a lot of people and make great collaborations ,some of them are included here!essential for sure

CD: Bulletboys - Elefante'
From: MetalllianStallion Date: July 6, 2015 at 8:13
Last time I saw this band live was in the late 90's at a hole in the wall club called "Brick by Brick" in San Diego. I remember the bassist L. Vencent almost plowing me over coming off stage with maximum Bad-i-tude. I get a kick out of delusional egos 15-20 years past their 15 min of fame glory days. Torien looked/acts "flaming" as he was wearing some kind of George Micheal velvet zip up jump suit. The band sounded rough that night with the low light of the performance being a Blink 182 cover. Now on to Elefante' as if you look at the reviews on Amazon,( mostly 5 stars) , but so is David Hasselhoff Night Rocker, so Amazon is irrelevant, w/ paid trolls, friends/family of the band. On to Elefante' Torien is the sole surviving Bullet "Boy", as it's no secret this band has been on empty since "Za Za" (1993). The band couldn't even release a decent production quality best of cd. This one has a 90's "post grunge rock flavor, but there's no "sound" connection to the first 2 B.B. albums.

CD: Bulletboys - Elefante'
From: MetalllianStallion Date: July 6, 2015 at 8:13
I may be having a teary eyed reunion with the "Bullet Boy" as with the price of admission for this show next month it comes out to about a BUCK a band. Cathouse Live at Irvine Meadows,CA --- Aug 15, 2015 Lineup: Extreme, Tom Keifer, Stephen Pearcy, Little Caesar, TUFF, Jetboy, Junkyard, Bang Tango, Saigon Kick, Trixter, Tracii Guns, BulletBoys, Autograph, Sebastian Bach L.A. Guns, Faster Pussycat, Pretty Boy Floyd, Enuff Z'nuff, Black 'N' Blue, Dokken, Dangerous Toys

CD: AdrianGale - Defiance
From: MetalllianStallion Date: July 6, 2015 at 6:59
This A.G. album came out Oct.(2014) and it's a good one, but I think it's a little rushed releasing within one year of "Sucker Punch" (2013) which I think is the band's best and most consistent release. It's more of a grower and the production isn't quite as booming as their last album, but good none the less. I can't find it but the band supposedly released a best of release last November. (track list) Disc 1 1.CRUNCH 2.Faith 3.Without a Moments Notice 4.Heartbreak Guaranteed 5.IF 6.Closer 7.Long Gone 8.Feel The Fire 9.Save our Love 10.The Black and Blue 11.When I Said You Be The One 12.Back to You Disc 2 1.Kiss A Girl (NEW!) 2.Last Call (Acoustic) 3.Midnight Blue (Unreleased - Lou Gramm Cover) 4.Crying To Me (Unreleased - DEMO) 5.Crying To Me (Under The Hood bonus Track) 6.All My Heart (Live Program Bonus Track) 7.Reap What You Sow (Acoustic Under The Hood) 8.Over Said and Done (Live)

CD: Jim Foster - Power Lines
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 5, 2015 at 17:28
Good and catchy Hi-Tech AOR in here!!!...this sound won't ever get back again shamely...my fave tracks are "Quicker Than The Eye","It's Up To You","X-Ray Eyes" & "Where Where You?"..."Maggie" is a nice softy...in general lines this is quite a pleasant album to have...85/100

CD: Wake The Nations - Sign Of Heart
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 5, 2015 at 16:50
Ummm...not really my cup of tea even though it has some decent songs in the shape of tracks 4,5,6,8 & 9...modern AOR with a simple dosage of originality...some singers in here(male & female)none of them outstanding ones...70/100

CD: Poison - Hollyweird
From: ghettonation73 Date: July 5, 2015 at 9:38
Not up to par with Poison's earlier releases, however, much better than Native Tongue.

CD: Andi Deris - Done By Mirrors
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 4, 2015 at 21:42
Terrible album...a deep step down if compare it with his first solo effort...i dunno how to call this,grunge?,experimental?,fusion?...tracks 1,2,9 & 10 are somehow ok but the album itself is a complete waste of time and talent,not to say money...a completely unrecognized Andi...50/100

CD: The Shock - Pinultimate
From: hair metal again Date: July 4, 2015 at 13:30
pretty good release by THE SHOCK ,but not as good as stated in the previous comments!guitar driven,energetic music with fine musicianship,great vocals(Michael Sweet comparisons are accurate) ,but the songs arent catchy as stated and dont have the expected hooks!a nice little indie though that i quite enjoyed

CD: Soundtracks - Top Gun Original Soundtrack
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: July 4, 2015 at 11:27
"Danger Zone" is a pure, guilty-pleasure '80's classic. (Can't wait to hear Children of Bodom's version.) The Berlin song, of course, is one of those epochal make-out tunes, thanks to Tom Cruise and Meg Ryan's love scene, and became a huge surprise hit (most top-40 listeners weren't familiar with the band until then). The rest? Take or leave. It's been a while since i've watched the movie (which I loved growing up) but I can't remember the Starship or Europe songs appearing in it.

CD: House of Lords - Indestructible
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 4, 2015 at 11:00
A quite good and consistent hard rock album its solid mid tempos as well...basically all liked the whole release but if i have to select tracks then i'd for 3(very nice),4,5,6(very nice),7,8,10 & 11...recommended stuff...90/100

CD: Giant - Last of the Runaways
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 4, 2015 at 10:42
A good album that has one of my all time fave mid tempo songs in the shape of "Love Welcome Home",simply beautiful and sensitive...tracks 2,4,5,6,7 & 9 are also good ones all over...88/100

CD: Crashdiet - Generation Wild
From: Japangea Date: July 3, 2015 at 23:41
Motley Crue moved to Sweden and started to live seriously.....-ish sound.Nice.

CD: Soundtracks - Top Gun Original Soundtrack
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 3, 2015 at 17:07
I own the first pressing of this CD with only 10 cuts...a classic soundtrack with the main song "Take My Breath Away" the iconic one...some other fine moments are songs 1,2,3(nice AOR),7(nice soft)& 8...Hi-Tech AOR & AOR are mostly present in here...85/100

CD: Rox Diamond - Powerdrive
From: 123charpenay Date: July 3, 2015 at 10:50
thanx to heavy harmonies i discover a second record from this excellent band.their first record is an absolute masterpiece,and others comments are very great.so i decide to find this raritie.finally i ve find it on amazon.hum even if track 4 "joann" is very great,even if the live version of "you re not the only one" (track 10)is excellent,this second realise is for me a big deception.track 3.6 and 9 are very very weak.the other songs are average and looks like often to artica"as it should be".this record is absoluty not at the same level than their first realise.

CD: Silent Force - Walk the Earth
From: Japangea Date: July 3, 2015 at 4:55
Michael Bormann does a good job.

CD: Soundtracks - Days of Thunder
From: Jez Date: July 2, 2015 at 14:00
This is a great soundtrack and as mentioned, it's the first 5 tracks and the beautiful Mariah McKee track 'Show Me Heaven' that are the key tracks on here. The best of the lot is definitely John Waite' fantastic 'Deal For Life', which makes this a worthy purchase for that song alone...an absolutely perfect AOR track in all departments. Of the rest, Coverdale and Cher come off well, although the cracks in Coverdale's voice are beginning to appear. G'N R, Elton and Joan Jett are all ok tracks too, rounding off, for a soundtrack, a very enjoyable listen

CD: Ivy Stone - Won
From: Leykis101 Date: July 2, 2015 at 5:52
Pretty fucking killer disc, good tight sound, best songs IMO are the lead off track People, I love Black Cloud, it's got a killer funk rock riff played throughout, though it's hardly a funk rock song, and the masterpiece of the disc would be, Rosemary's Baby, when my best friend bought this disc back in 95, he said it was out of a CCM catalog, and he always swore they are a christian rock group, there's not enough info anywhere on the net to confirm or deny this, but judging by the lyrical content, I cant see how anyone could make an argument that they aren't CCM, that's irrelevant though, this disc kicks fucking ass, and if you somehow find it, you'd be great picking it up, as it is very consistent, and very good.

CD: Ghandi - Grateful Message
From: Leykis101 Date: July 1, 2015 at 17:48
Fucking awesome straight ahead metal, with one new and original element, dual vocal falsettos! WOW!! 2 singers, who at any one time spring into gigantic King Diamond style falsettos, then one vocalist is obviously a natural baritone who has developed a wicked falsetto, the interchanging between the dual singers is absolutely killer, nothing i have ever heard even remotely comes close to sounding like this, it's an absolutely new concept, the music is nothing mind blowing, yet it's pretty killer, if your into standard heavy metal, a good all around disc, with a new idea behind it, go check it, it's not irritating as it may sound by my description, it actually works extremely well.

CD: Yngwie Malmsteen - War To End All Wars
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 1, 2015 at 17:36
Ummm i found this a little weak compared to other releases...is the last song a bado joke??? ..."Prophet Of Doom" is my fave and a great starter but the album loses authority while the spinning continues...tracks 2,8,10 & 13 are good ones but as usual quite repetitive...85/100(mainly because of Yngwie's skills).

CD: Toy Roz - Toy Roz
From: andi Date: July 1, 2015 at 16:27
Very great HR similar to Shyboy

CD: Saints and Sinners - Saints and Sinners
From: Rockkido Date: July 1, 2015 at 12:53
Good solid album. 95/100

CD: Wolfpakk - Wolfpakk
From: Rockkido Date: July 1, 2015 at 12:48
Good solid metal album. 90/100

CD: Wildside - Under the Influence
From: Rockkido Date: July 1, 2015 at 12:44
One of the best band in the 90s but too bad they didn't last. 95/100. Many great songs like Hang on Lucy, Just another night, How many lies.....

CD: Crazy Lixx - Loud Minority
From: hair metal again Date: July 1, 2015 at 6:09
excellent debut by CRAZY LIXX which is probably the best new band of nowadays !commercial,catchy,hard rockin with big vocals and choruses will satisfy everyone!essential

CD: Whitesnake - The Purple Album
From: Doug Date: June 30, 2015 at 17:39
Saw these guys over the weekend. My comment above stands; the band is really strong. Coverdale is obviously older these days and he can't quite keep up with his younger mates (note though that Tommy Aldridge, who is no spring chicken, continues to amaze on the drums, that dude is unbelievable with his double bass drumming). The set does include a mix of Snake and Purple songs and there were some lulls, especially when it came to the Purple songs. But these guys drew over 10,000 so not a bad night for them. Night Ranger opened and they were great.

CD: Le Roux - Up
From: Thomas/Coastline Date: June 30, 2015 at 12:59
One of the best classic Pomp Rock/AOR albums. Excellent, clear production by Jai Winding and similar in style to bands like Alliance (1982), Hotel, Kansas, early Toto and Roadmaster. Opener and rocker "Let Me Be Your Fantasy" was covered by both Sucarcreek, on their Live At The Roxy album and DVC - S/T (1981). "Get It Right The First Time" is a wet AOR dream of a song with a great chorus. Some really nice outro guitar solos in both "Roll Away The Stone" and "I Won't Be Staying". Essential classic, 9/10 in my book.

CD: Voodoo Hill - Voodoo Hill
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 29, 2015 at 17:14
This is a cool album...you can recognize from miles away that Glenn Hughes is in here ...tracks 1,2,3(nice),4,6 & 9 are in my book...not a 90/100 as i mentioned way back in 2007 but rather an 87/100.

CD: Toto - Tambu
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 29, 2015 at 17:11
First album without Jeff on drums and the "new man" Simon Phillips did an admirable effort..."Gift Of Faith" is my fave tracks...other fine moments are tracks 2(dedicated to Jeff Porcaro),4(nice),6(nice),7,8,9,10(nice) & 12(nice)...a typical Toto album with plenty of mid tempos and softies...a pleasant release to say the least.88/100

CD: Great White - Psycho City
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 29, 2015 at 17:07
GW along with Kingdom Come are 2 bands that are strongly influenced by Led Zeppelin if not listen to the nice softy track "Love Is A Lie"...you have some other fine moments in tracks 1,2,6,7,8 & 10...is not a very consistent release but acceptable and enjoyable at the end...83/100

CD: Legs Diamond - Out on Bail/Land of the Gun
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 29, 2015 at 17:03
I own the "Land Of The Gun" on vinyl which i bought back in the day and almost grabbed the "Out On Bail" one...so i decided to buy(i did a long time ago)this double shot...and i think it was a good idea..."Land Of..." is my fave album out of the two eyes closed...in here well i recommend tracks 5,6,8,9,10,11,12,13( ),15 & 18...90/100

CD: Ozzy Osbourne - Just Say Ozzy
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 29, 2015 at 16:54
In agreement with some of the comments above...not a complete waste but neither a release to jump around of happiness...just a decent one that contains Ozzy's most AORish track up to day in the shape of "Shot In The Dark"...enjoyable at the end???...perhaps...84/100

CD: Sluts Crazy - Sluts Crazy
From: Leykis101 Date: June 29, 2015 at 3:24
I have been in touch with 2 members of this band, here is a tad of info 4 ya, 2 members of this band, that I associate with, DO NOT WANT ANYONE KNOWING ANYTHING ABOUT THEIR STINT IN THIS BAND!!! AND THEY ARE ADAMANT ABOUT IT!!! I have told them, they have a small underground following, something they never had around the city when they were playing, they basically paid to have this disc pressed, then they couldn't give them away, you people who are paying whore prices for it, there's a gigantic secret I now know of, and all I can say, is you are a fucking idiot to go deep in the triple digits buying this, because I know for fact, this is not a scarce, rare or obscure disc, matter of fact, in the blink of an eye, ebay could be flooded with hundreds of originals of this disc, trust me, or call me a liar, you make the call, but dont say I didnt try to tell any of you, it's a huge gamble on your part, but just fyi, it's a fucking stupid purchase if you pay anymore then $50 to get this!

CD: Faith No More - The Real Thing
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 28, 2015 at 22:43
To me, Faith No More are one of those bands that comes along every few years, like Queens of the Stone Age or Mastodon--they sound like metal for the most part, but for some reason, people who normally don't like metal pick up on them and embrace them. "Epic" was such a crossover hit, they even got airplay on radio sstations that normally only played R&B and rap. Funny but fucked-up story: I was ten years old in the summer of 1990 when "Epic" was inescapable. So one day, the family's piled in the car going somewhere, and my mom's up front flipping around as her usual station is starting to fade out. And she lands on the chorus of "Epic," and keeps flipping. I go, 'Hey, I like that song." She flips back, but by then, Mike Patton is rapping, and she says, with great disgust, "We're not listening to this mess."e

CD: Motley Crue - Theatre Of Pain
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 28, 2015 at 21:51
Just going by the albums that were released that year, 1985 seems like a bit of an off-year, with a lot of bands not quite able to match the quality of their releases from '83 or '84. A lot of mediocre albums from '85, and some that were downright disastrous (Twisted Sister, Y&T). '88, kind of the same way, where the biggest hard-rock hits (GnR, Def Lep, Aerosmith) were carry-overs from '87 releases.

CD: Motley Crue - Theatre Of Pain
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 28, 2015 at 21:42
For me, the first six Crue albums are alll goood, in their own different ways. Theatre of Pain isn't their heaviest album, and the production doesn't help. And it might not have as many indelible songs as Shout At The Devil ... but iit's still a good disc, and has a lot of deep highlights, like "City Boy Blues," "Louder Than Hell," "Keep Your Eye On The Money' and 'Tonight (We Need A Lover)." "Home Sweet Home" is the band's best ballad. Hard to believe it was such a huge hit on MTV, to the point where they had to make a rule about how long a particular song could remain the official "most requested video," and yet it didn't crack the Billboard Top 40 until it was re-released in '91.

CD: Motley Crue - Theatre Of Pain
From: CC Date: June 28, 2015 at 15:03
For me this is one of three 80s albums that back in the day were always considered a disappointment (the others being 7800 Fahrenheit and Love is for suckers), but years later they have gained a lot more respect. The big problem for this one back in the day was that this was where Motley really started to do their new sound on each album thing (Too fast and Devil were very similar sonically), so to those that liked the raw sleaze of earlier albums, it was a complete commercial sellout. And then the next album, Girls, really kicked the band into high gear. Years later though you can really appreciate what they did on this one. Its still not what I would call a true classic, but there are some classic songs on this for certain.

CD: Frank Marino - Juggernaut
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 28, 2015 at 13:55
A very good album in here!!!...my fave track is the opener "Strange Dreams" with that AORish sound then tracks 2,3(nice)4(rocks)5,7 & 8(rocks) are another fine ones...in general lines the whole album shows a great dosage of Bluesy sharpie Rock...enjoyable stuff and Marino's voice...ufff...excellent!.86/100

CD: Grimm Jack - Partners in Crime: Accessory After the Fact
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 28, 2015 at 13:10
The final act of this band was to release this "full lenght" that is,as said above,none than the EP of the same name plus some songs left apart back then...production average but a bit better than their EP's...tracks 7 & 11 are the ones i enjoyed here that are from the aforementioned Ep itself...tracks 2,3,4 & 6 are also fine ones...Faster Pussycat was the main reference of GJ...75/100

CD: The Sweet - Live In America
From: Reverend Mayhem Date: June 28, 2015 at 11:12
Hard to call a band featuring only one of two surviving original members (RIP Brian & Mick) "Sweet," so this nearly qualifies as a tribute band (a concept I despise) -- but they handle the material well, rumbling through a set of classic Sweet cuts with ease, thanks in large part to founder Steve Priest holding everything together with the original bass lines and character of the band. Mimic-for-hire Joe Retta sounds great, thankfully not trying to impersonate Brian like he's done on demand to conjur up shades of Paul Rodgers and Ronnie Dio elsewhere. The addition of Stevie Stewart on keys gives a slight Deep Purple-ish hue, and while Stuart Smith is no guitar god he apes the Andy Scott parts suitably for the gig and even gives old bubblegum tarts like "Wig Wam Bam" and "Little Willy" a bit of a rocking edge. Of the two dueling incarnations (think Saxon vs. Oliver/Dawson Saxon) THIS Sweet has so far produced the best output that old fans like myself can enjoy in our decrepitude. 85/100

CD: Spread Eagle - Spread Eagle
From: Japangea Date: June 28, 2015 at 10:16
Seems many of reviewer do love this like I do.Just say hello to The Cult and say goodbye to Guns N'Roses.

CD: House of Lords - Indestructible
From: the rocker Date: June 28, 2015 at 9:48
This was a grower for me! This is my favorite band for the last 10 years(since the comeback of "World Upside Down" love JC's voice)and have not been disappointed with any of the albums.This did not hit me out of the gate, but has definitely grow big time.I would still like to hear a few more commercial/catchy songs, but am liking this just the same after a couple of weeks with it.Favorite songs are, Call My Bluff, Indestructible, Go To Hell, Another Dawn, Stand And Deliver, Die To Tell, and Ain't Suicidal. Not as good as past albums but very enjoyable anyway, I recommend (especially) for fans of the band!

CD: Dimino - Old Habits Die Hard
From: Reverend Mayhem Date: June 28, 2015 at 9:17
The album might say Frank DiMino, but old fans who actually recognize that name would be surprised, since the voice sounds almost nothing like the pipes from his Angel days of yore. The big vibrato is still there, but otherwise the ravages of time have taken their toll. And after watching YouTube clips of today's Frank treading water in the Old Rocker club circuit, perhaps a better name for this release might be "The Magic of the Studio," because that's how I conclude they got Frank's withering vocals to actually sound cohesive and in tune. (And I say that as a big fan of Frank's work with Angel, which was bold, compelling and unique.) The new material itself (played by a cast of thousands, including the long-awaited Frank/Punky reunion) isn't bad and rocks pretty good at times, so younger listeners might not give Shit One about my complaint. But if you're an oldster who's kept a nostalgic vigilance for a resurrection of the voice of Angel you'll probably feel a bit ripped-off. 70/100

CD: Spider - Spider/Between the Lines
From: Leykis101 Date: June 28, 2015 at 5:54
I never heard this, but seeing Anton Fig is the drummer, that lends some sort of credibility, at least to the band, at least in my opinion, would like to know what they sound like??

CD: Lost City - Watching You
From: Dramarama Date: June 27, 2015 at 22:46
There's a CD on Amazon with the same track listing credited to Al Di Meola. Did he have anything to do with this album?

CD: Sharon - Edge of Time
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 27, 2015 at 22:07
Great Melodic Rock/Hard AOR album!!!...Tony Pinto is such a great vocalist,the type of guy needed for these songs ."Miss The Day" & "Hold You" are my faves...tracks 1,2(AORish),4(nice),6(AORish),9(nice) & 10 are songs that i highly recommend you to have a listen to...91/100

CD: Motley Crue - Theatre Of Pain
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 27, 2015 at 22:03
This is a simple album to me and IMHO the classic softy "Home Sweet Home" is the best cut in here...tracks 2(also a "classic" but being this one a cover),4,6 & 7 are in my book...83/100

CD: Yngwie Malmsteen - Fire and Ice
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 27, 2015 at 21:59
For me this is just a decent album with Yngwie showing as usual his guitar skills but the songs aren't in my personal opinion as consistent as in other releases...tracks 2,3,5(nice),6,9,10 & 12 are fine,they'll go into my book somehow .85/100

CD: Ratt - Reach For The Sky
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 27, 2015 at 21:55
A cool hard rock/glam release..."I Want A Woman" is my fave in here...tracks 3,4,6( ),8 & 10 are also good ones...85/100

CD: KISS - MTV Unplugged
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 27, 2015 at 21:53
A lovely unplugged,as simple as that...the DVD is also a recommended one to watch...93/100

CD: KISS - Animalize
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 27, 2015 at 21:51
A very good hard rocking album with a bit of a metal edge here and there..."I've Had Enough(Into The Fire)" is my fave in here...tracks 2(another hit of the band back then),3,4 & 6(rocks!)are another fine ones...87/100

CD: Lost City - Watching You
From: Dramarama Date: June 27, 2015 at 20:56
There's a CD on Amazon with the same track listing credited to Al Di Meola. Did he have anything to do with this album?

CD: KISS - Hot In The Shade
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 27, 2015 at 14:50
Personally, not a good album for me either, and it was my first Kiss album as well. "Hide Your Heart" is all right, and "Forever" is a sweet ballad, but seems contrived and soulless coming from this band. "Betrayed" is a good Evil Gene song, and "King Of Hearts," "Prisoner Of Love" and "Rise To It" are all right as well. But then you get the blatant "Pour Some Sugar On Me" ripoff of "Read My Body," and crap like 'Cadillac Dreams" and "Boomerang"--all Gene songs incidentally, and all just plain awful. The album was a bigger success than Crazy Nights thanks to the top-ten hit "Forever," but may actually be even worse, pound for pound.

CD: KISS - Hot In The Shade
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 27, 2015 at 14:41
Hot In The Shade is a great argument for pre-CD running time, because at fifteen tracks, there's just way too much filler. I had a book that was just callled "Kisss," kind of an oral biography, and when the various participants were talking about this album, Bruce talkked about how he and Eric did much of the work, while Paul and especially Gene were nowhere to be found, and then when they did drop in, they would change the songs around (Bruce pointed to "Prisoner Of Love" as a case in point). Also, apparently much of the material is actually in demo form, with guitar and vocal overdubs. Bruce also states that Eric wasn't very happy during the recording, and didn't like the way it turned out. And then Gene says on the next page what a pleasure it was to work with Eric on this album, and how enthusiastic he was.

CD: Nelson - Peace Out
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 27, 2015 at 13:46
Consistent,good songs but not remarkable IMHO...tracks 1,2,4(nice),6(nice)7( ),10(rocks),11(rocks)& 12 (nice) are my faves...83/100

CD: Beyond The Mirror - Beyond The Mirror
From: juan carlos Date: June 27, 2015 at 12:52
Another day is ending. Another night alone. I close my eyes to see you again - Familiar Stranger. What happen here guys? Comment this f*cking Great album!

CD: Pat Benatar - Best Shots
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 27, 2015 at 12:23
A very nice compilation with some of Benatar's best shots as she entitled the album...i own this on vinyl and it brings only 12 songs...tracks 2,4,5,10 & 12 are my faves...85/100

CD: Grimm Jack - Jailhouse Tattoo
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 26, 2015 at 18:31
Their "Partners In Crime" Ep is IMHO their best release...this band didn't manage to get a crystal clear production in none of their efforts..."Looking For Heaven","Maybelline" & "Holy Rollers"( ) are the ones i liked in here...70/100

CD: Yngwie Malmsteen - Trial By Fire: Live in Leningrad
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 26, 2015 at 17:58
A good live album with the majesty of Yngwie flourinshing everywhere...87/100

CD: Ignition - Ignition
From: 123charpenay Date: June 26, 2015 at 12:28
ignition?fire!!!!!!!!this record is a fireworks of fantastic songs. unfortunatelly no japan issue for this jewel.

CD: Anxiety - Fearless
From: hair metal again Date: June 26, 2015 at 11:30
pretty good hard rock music with very fine guitar work ,but as most of Canadian bands there s something missing!the vocals arent so good and the whole result isnt as strong as it should!best songs are "angel heart" and "take them all the way"!if you find it cheap ,you can buy it

CD: House of Lords - Indestructible
From: Wardy Date: June 26, 2015 at 8:22
Granted doesn't happen often, but fer this fan with Precious Metal House Of Lords very nearly crashed and burned. Sure House Of Lords always relied heavily on keys and pomp, but they always compensated with great guitars riffs and enormous songs. Although opening track Battle was a brief magic in their bottle, perhaps one of the finest HOL highlights since their return. Low expectations but going into Indestructible thankfully sees the band back in fine form! Go To Hell not quite a Battle, but cranks well enough yet the title track probably woulda served a better outing, the hard hitting very singalong Indestructible is yet another highlight fer modern HOL suggesting Jimmi Bell's commitment to the record. Usual HOL lyrical naff still occurs but much to like here regardless, 100Mph, Call My Bluff, Die To Tell, Stand & Deliver, Call My Bluff perfect modern HOL with plenty throwbacks to their yesteryear. Huge production cool cover art (band pics sadly photoshopped to heck again) Rating 8

CD: Angel - White Hot
From: hair metal again Date: June 26, 2015 at 2:49
pretty good release by ANGEL back in 77 with their great balanced hard rockin sound between guitars and keys!Frank Dimino s vocals are excellent and the songs really stand !for me they were one of the bands that helped the genre go to the next level ,especially with their great looks

CD: Grimm Jack - Partners in Crime
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 25, 2015 at 19:46
Still the production is way too average but these songs rock much better than the ones from the band's debut Ep..."Downtown" is the best cut followed by "Girl Next Door"...the other 2 songs are really enjoyable ones as well...Faster Pussycat's little brothers in here .80/100

CD: Katmandu - Katmandu
From: 123charpenay Date: June 25, 2015 at 13:54
you are fan of slaugter? this record could be for you.slaugther and katmandou plays the same hard u s with the "same" singer.the two singers have the same voice.slaugther and katmandu have the same common point.they are able to play some fantastic songs and some horrible songs on the same record.here track 9 and 10 are two atomic bombs.two exceptional songs.the rest?many big fillers and some songs wicht have their moments.some great choruses but some poor and not melodic verses for axample.some great intro,with catchy riffs but with some strange choruses,not catchy.in france we says "y a boire et manger".no bonus track on the very rare japan import.this cd is for die hard fans of hard u s.

 

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