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CD: Saints and Sinners - Saints and Sinners
From: hair metal again Date: December 20, 2014 at 10:48
sensational hair metal release back in 92 by SAINTS AND SINNERS and i really remember buying it from Happening records in Athens Greece as soon as i saw it in front of me!bombastic commercial hard rock music that reminds me of FIREHOUSE,DEF LEPPARD and Y&T,wow!!!!!!!!no need to say much,crank it up!

CD: Joseph Williams - I Am Alive
From: hair metal again Date: December 19, 2014 at 16:27
ok release by JOSEPH WILLIAMS , a solo release that gets the help from all his famous friends !the sound is of the lighter TOTO stuff and his voice sounds great again,very gentle &commercial!the songwriting though could be better and i cant find any standout songs although the result is in a high level!recommended if you like his voice

CD: Steve Vai - Flexable
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 19, 2014 at 13:05
This is not the typical kind of Record that you expect from a guitar heroe mainly because of its monotony at the beginning of it but "luckily" it increases the rhythm on its way...tracks 5,6,7,8(sounds a bit ala Meat Loaf,especially on the vocal department)& 13 are ok...60/100

CD: Maxx Explosion - Forever
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 18, 2014 at 12:07
This is a cool rocking album from the guys who actually play in House Of faves in here are "Don't Wanna Break"(a nice AOR-ish one),"Love Is A Nightmare","Rise","Can't Stop Falling"(a nice solid rocking ballad),"Beat Around The Bush" & "Forever"...basically the whole album is quite appealing...87/100

CD: Paul Gilbert - King Of Clubs
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 18, 2014 at 10:50
A very good album if you dig the Poppy sound ala The Rembrandts because this is what this album really sounds to(except the instrumental ones that rock the way he usually does it)..."Girls Who Can Read Your Mind" is my fave...some other nice Pop songs are 1,2,7 & 9...and about the instrumentals,track 12 is great...70/100

CD: Helix - Bastard of the Blues
From: underworld king Date: December 18, 2014 at 8:18
Another good album by Helix. This is just good, staright ahead, fun, party time rock n roll. If you have heard and enjoyed Helix's latest albums then you will enjoy this one. Good stuff!

CD: Toto - Falling in Between
From: hair metal again Date: December 18, 2014 at 7:06
excellent release by the mighty TOTO, probably the best band in their territory!nobody has their class and their ability to be prog,commercial,pop,heavy,hard rockin ,mellow,pleasant , this band touches everything, a true celebration of music

CD: Titanic - Full Steam Ahead
From: metalmastermusic Date: December 17, 2014 at 6:44
If your looking for a album full of guitar riffage look no further. Menchen pulls out the stops on this one. Heavy sound...not sure how I missed this one when it came out but enjoying it now.

CD: Gin On The Rocks - Coolest Groove
From: hair metal again Date: December 17, 2014 at 6:37
sensational release by GIN ON THE ROCKS ,a band that surely was extremely talented!the musicianship and especially the guitar work is astonishing ,the slow songs are blowminding and the rockers are ok!i d say that their sound is a strange mix of DAVID LEE ROTH & DAN REED NETWORK!i was young when i bought it and hadnt realized then how good it is

CD: David Lee Roth - Skyscraper
From: Ydol eM Date: December 16, 2014 at 17:00
Three roosters in one dump - it can't last forever. This is a proverb in my country. And it entirely corresponds with this album. Anyway, these guys deliver mature hard rock mixed with aor, soul or pop. Often a "narrative" style of the vocal, an almost everywhere obtrusive solo guitar, an expressive bass... but on the other hand excellent keyboards and effective drums. In other words Van Halen, Mr. Big and Glenn Hughes altogether. It's worth tasting, isn't it. 75/100.

CD: Khymera - A New Promise
From: 123charpenay Date: December 16, 2014 at 14:05
a little add to my last comment. the intro is weird.musically it s sound a little metal with no melody.track one is the only weak point of this exceptional record.

CD: Widowmaker - Stand by for Pain
From: hair metal again Date: December 15, 2014 at 16:03
ok release by WIDOWMAKER ,but def a step back from their fine debut!of course this isnt grunge ,but it has heavy riffs and kinda reminds me of the turn that ALMIGHTY did with the Poweertrippin release at the same time!the songs are ok ,but nothing remarkable and the whole result has no big moments !the band performs well ,but doesnt deliver!"killing time","long gone" and "bad rain" are the highlights

CD: Bad Company - Burnin' Sky
From: Doug Date: December 15, 2014 at 13:58
The title track is monumental, the rest is okay.

CD: Steve Jones - Fire and Gasoline
From: spankee Date: December 14, 2014 at 22:16
Perfect & Solid Hard Rock.

CD: Red Sea - Blood
From: hair metal again Date: December 14, 2014 at 14:07
wow!this one is superb and i really can tfind anything missing!RED SEA s sound is simlar to BADLANDS s with a WHITESNAKE blend at times mostly because of the vocs!this might be one of the most under rated ones of the genre and i d say that its extremely hard rockin and recommended of course

CD: Daniel Nelson - Daniel Nelson
From: desiodom75 Date: December 14, 2014 at 13:10
Excellent cd,only five songs but no weak or wasted moments or fillers!..pure west coast USA from Heaven!..This guy deserved a deal for a full album!..92/100.

CD: Bruce Dickinson - Skunkworks
From: Ydol eM Date: December 14, 2014 at 7:59
(A bit) not fully esteemed album like Queensryche's Hear in the... from 1997, actually I feel the similar vibes in both of them. Fresh hard rock with a little grunge. Here I'd say a mix of Iron Maiden with Stone Temple Pilots. I like it. 80/100.

CD: AC/DC - Rock Or Bust
From: tentacle Date: December 13, 2014 at 2:37
Good times Rock'n roll! Excellent vinyl sized (35 mins) dose of classic rock. It sounds surprisingly fresh and energetic despite the events in the band structure. After three spins I find no filler although not quite all killer. As an album I find this better than Black Ice. Spot on production keeps your boogie feet stompin'. Highly recommended.

CD: Sin/City - Hellectric
From: Kiss_Rules Date: December 13, 2014 at 0:17
If you love AC/DC, you will love this album. I ran across it by accident, but I'm glad I did as I have enjoyed it very much. When I first saw it, I figured it's just another one of those AC/DC sound-a-likes with very little talent; but I was wrong. This album ROCKS. It sounds like it could have been a lost AC/DC album. The vocalist sounds a bit like Bon Scott on most songs, but on the first song "Hellectric" he sounds like a cross between Stephen Pearcy (Ratt) and Tom Keifer (Cinderella). I'm a HUGE Cinderella fan and that song sounds a lot like a Cinderella song. All of the songs on the album have that AC/DC staple of simple but heavy guitar riffs with a thundering drum beat. Turn up the song "Magnetic" and you can't keep from moving with the rhythm of that song. I was extremely surprised by this album.

CD: Overland - Epic
From: CLOUD FORCE Date: December 11, 2014 at 18:45
total AOR masterpiece!!this is 80s AOR for 2014/2015. killer line up,with slamer unleashed.this is a must have

CD: Shut Up And Drive - Driven
From: hair metal again Date: December 11, 2014 at 13:36
sensational release by SHUT UP &DRIVE ,a killer indie from start to finish with astonishing guitar and great vocs !imagine a mix of TESLA,FLAME and a bit of SVEN GALI and you ll have a picture!no big songs ,but amazing as a whole ,this one is essential for die hard fans of the genre!

CD: Girl - Wasted Youth
From: hair metal again Date: December 10, 2014 at 7:49
superb release by GIRL and i totally agree with Dean !this is one of the pre -hair metal releases that made the connection of the classic hard rock scene with what was about to come ,mostly from the States!attitude,sound,songs,personality ,street feeling this one has it all and i really feel i ve listened to something ahead of its time!essential for real hard rockers

CD: Fury - Fury
From: MetalllianStallion Date: December 10, 2014 at 3:10
The artwork for this album goes down in my 80's TOP TEN GAYEST list of all time. Check out the poor man's Magnum PI gently caressing the members only leather-man with his piercing stare of despair (tortured nights without him). Years ago when Tower records was still open they had the adult section of magazines and as my eyes wandered they had a gay section with Magazine title names like SAVAGE,HONCHO,INCHES. I hear by rename this band "SAVAGE FURY". 2 big Shlongs up in the genre of the Hi-Hard-One Tech cock-rock.

CD: Night By Night - NXN
From: MetalllianStallion Date: December 10, 2014 at 2:14
This British band claims to have pioneered the new wave of hard rock. They better call Sweden for a update as for the size of that country (9 million) they dwarf the world in MHR/AOR/Metal bands output. This album has been out since last summer and I am the first review, so guys hold off on your claim of reinventing the 80's WHEEL until you get a following. A definite "young" Def Leppard influence with some modern elements. This is much better than that annoying "Hysteria" era tribute band "Loud Lion". Ben Christo guitars (Sisters of Mercy) and vocalist Henry Rundell (Voodoo Six) vocals and riffs work well together and the members are still young enough to possible put a dent in their 80's reinvented claim. Wait a minute didn't "My Darkest Days" the frosted hair mod/post grunge sensation already claim that position being the new Motley Crue for a new generation? Where is that band today? (up in smoke last I heard)

CD: White Widdow - Crossfire
From: MetalllianStallion Date: December 10, 2014 at 1:13
You pretty much know what to expect from this Ausi band after 2 albums. Their more keys than a locksmith 80's/AOR sound is intact with no apologies. "Caught In The Crossfire" picks up right where "Serenade” (2011) left off. The opening track has some guitar heft and leans towards MHR but isn't as good to my ears as "Cry Wolf" from their last album. The weak spot to me is the lyrics are overly clichéd ("MY HEART'S A BATTLE FIELD") with too many love/lose songs blended with ballads galore. After repeated listens I found my ears wondering as after the first track with not much of a variation in tempo. It's not bad, but many bands back in the day have done this style, and done it better. This is 2014 so take what you can get.

From: hair metal again Date: December 9, 2014 at 6:03
ok release by GTR back in the mid 80s!their sound is similar to YES,RUSH &ASIA of course ,the musicianship is very good ,but the songs arent as catchy as they should and the whole result isnt blowmindin!Max Bacon s vocs are very clear and powerful ,but i prefer warmer voices!"when the heart rules the mind" and "the hunter " are the best moments

CD: Westworld - Skin
From: Ydol eM Date: December 8, 2014 at 17:14
Actually, I could agree with Rycheage. A collage of hard "millennium" rock similar to TNT in the late 90s (of course). A bit darker with marked bass. A lot of other small "splinters" of music that recall me e.g. Deris, Crowded House or ethnic music... and the song "Uneasy" is simply perfect. 80/100.

CD: 38 Special - 20th Century Masters: The Best Of .38 Special
From: Dramarama Date: December 8, 2014 at 9:10
If you took off Rough Housin'and put in 2nd Chance I wouldn't need another 38 Special CD.

CD: Crystal Pride - Crystal Pride
From: hair metal again Date: December 8, 2014 at 7:13
very good debut by CRYSTAL PRIDE back in 85 and this is top notch European heavymetal/hard rock music withvery passionate female vocs!straight,powerful it gives you the sense that this is pure and true !its strong point is the excellent guitar workand its weak is the songwriting that could be better!recommended for those who dig heavy&hard together

CD: Aerosmith - Aerosmith
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 7, 2014 at 19:38
Debut album by the toxic twins!!!...raw Rock & Roll everywhere ..."Dream On" & "Mama kin" are nowadays classics and add to that "Walking The Dog"...the whole album is a spark...85/100

CD: Oliver/Dawson Saxon - Re://Landed
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 7, 2014 at 19:33
John "Wardi" Ward is a great vocalist(with Shy he did one hell of a good album named "Madhouse") but to emulate Biff Byford's vocals is quite a difficult task to achieve...even though Oliver & Dawson were founding members of Saxon this could be taken like a tribute live recording...nothing to do with the real this enjoyable anyway???,yes!!!...85/100

CD: Britton - Rock Hard - 20th Anniversary Edition
From: $$ixx Date: December 7, 2014 at 16:55
This album was originally released in 1988 and was promising, but the poor record label and mediocre sound quality prevented them from further success. If you listen to the first track "Hold on", it has a re-mixed and much better sound. The rest is demo sound quality. But the songs are rather catchy and I think they deserved better.

CD: Brunette - 1989-1990 Demos
From: $$ixx Date: December 7, 2014 at 16:46
Darek Thomas Cava, what a great drummer! His performance on Bangalore Choir's "On target" is stunning! Cool to see he was in the promising Brunette with the Gioeli bros. It was a shame that Brunette never got to record with a big budget sound quality, 'cause they were great!

CD: 21 Guns - Salute
From: $$ixx Date: December 7, 2014 at 16:39
"Cold Heart" was the bonus track on this original '92 release, and wow what a bonus track! I think it was criminal to omit this song from any of the releases of this album 'cause it's really one of the best songs, if not THE BEST song of the entire album. And often bonus tracks can be somewhat overrated, but this one's not! Amazing song!

CD: Cacophony - Speed Metal Symphony
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 7, 2014 at 10:07
An album short in length...why not 10 tracks at least???...well for guitar players this could be like a wet dream but for me it was a simple album...a matter of tastes i guess...tracks 1,4(instr),5,6 & 7(instr)are o.k. ...80/100

CD: Rush - Test For Echo
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 7, 2014 at 10:02
If you compare this release from other ones of the band it could be easily targeted as an average record...for me is just simply a commercial effort as they have done it could be like a Prog/Pop one??? faves are tracks 1,3,6 & 8...85/100

CD: Walk On Fire - Blind Faith
From: Locoaor Date: December 6, 2014 at 20:52
TE AMO AÑO 1989!

CD: AC/DC - Rock Or Bust
From: 123charpenay Date: December 6, 2014 at 13:14
black ice was a beautiful surprise after several long years of very average and repetitive ice was an atomic bomb the most popular hard rock band of the world had find a new inspiration like in the glory days.rock or bust is only for die hard fans.rock or bust is an other very average and very repetitive record.absoluty nothing new under the sun."dogs of war " track 5 is a super song but the rest.....hum is decent not more.i ve the feeling to hear that since one million spark of class,no catchy hooked songs like in black ice.only traditional and hyper classic acdc realise.

CD: AC/DC - Rock Or Bust
From: visitor Date: December 6, 2014 at 2:56
AC/DC does not dissappoint with their 16th studio album. Of course everybody knows what to expect from them, but even with big problems with the personnel they've managed to make a surprisingly good album that sounds fresh, inventive, even a bit different at times but still like classic AC/DC. I prefer this over their last effort, Black Ice. There are no fillers on this one, every track rocks. My personal favourites are the first four tracks. I'm not overly excited about the last three, but they're good, solid AC/DC tracks whatsoever. Stevie does a good job replacing one of the best rhythm guitarists of all time, and Brian sounds as good as ever! Malcolm wwould be proud of this album.

CD: Rata Blanca - Guerrero Del Arco Iris
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 5, 2014 at 17:22
A very good South American Heavy Metal/Power Metal can listen from miles away that they have a very European influence in their tracks in here IMO are 1,2,6,7 & 8...recommended if you want to check acts from the South of the American Continent...90/100

CD: Grand Design - Idolizer
From: 123charpenay Date: December 5, 2014 at 12:06
" thrill of the night" is the new realise from grand design.this masterpiece is without any doubt, any hesitation the album of the year 2014.this cd outclass all others cd s out in 2014.the japan import have two exceptional bonus tracks "baby it s you" a superb cover of the hit of the promises and the ice on the cake "fallen hero" a fantastic cover of vixen in memory to jan kuehnemund.r i p.

CD: Mark Free - Long Way From Love
From: edwithmj Date: December 5, 2014 at 8:08
This still has Mark Free's great voice but the songs and style lack the power of Signal and Unruly Child. I can't understand why so many were against Michael Bolton's Soul Provider being on here when this is actually a lot weaker I think. The only song I can take away from this is Coming Back For More as the rest is quite forgettable. If you like Mark Free becoming a bad Michael Bolton contemporary, get it.

CD: Shy - Brave The Storm
From: hair metal again Date: December 5, 2014 at 3:17
much under rated one by the very fine SHY that surely deserved more!the production by Tony Platt is ok and the songs are great..the only thing i d change are the keys that i believe should be less in the whole sound!"reflections","caught in the act","wild,wild woman" and "keep the fires burning" are the highlights of Brave The Storm release!

CD: Slash's Snakepit - It's Five O'clock Somewhere
From: Doug Date: December 4, 2014 at 17:20
"Beggars and Hangers-On" is a great tune, the rest is just okay, IMO. Too bad; cool band line up.

CD: Slash's Snakepit - It's Five O'clock Somewhere
From: Reverend Mayhem Date: December 4, 2014 at 14:18
Considering his Paisley Underground pedigree (Jellyfish, Imperial Drag) prior to being tapped for this album, Eric Dover seems a odd choice for bluesy, road trash rawk. But apparently he can get his Axl up for the right occasion (i.e., fronting Slash's leftovers)-- the problem is the material here is just kinda "meh" when it gets right down to it, so it seems like a bit of a wasted effort. And while I appreciate Slash wanting to scrape off the residue of Axl's desire to somehow turn G'n'R in to Queen, these songs just aren't up to snuff. A few show some G'n'R-ish whomp'um potential (with the Slash guitar sound throughout), but most come off as merely "Use Your Illusion" trimmings. Slash probably knew this all along, which is why I can imagine him approaching Dover with "Dude, just come in and do your Axl impersonation. It'll help sell this shit." Worth one listen, but his later output is definitely an improvement. Or just stick with the original Aerosmith source material. 65/ 100

CD: Bailey - Long Way Down
From: 123charpenay Date: December 4, 2014 at 11:06
a new excellent project from frontiers records.this project have not the traditional a o r sound from frontiers.this realise is oriented guitars in priority.the keyboards of alessandro del vieccho are no existent.the production is perfect ,the sound is mighty and clear.nigel bailey is a real great singer ,he have a beautiful voice.only one filler ,track 6 a light song.the japan bonus track is an acoustic version of the beautiful ballad "spend the night", track 8.the japan bonus track is not really essential.the ten others songs are a wet dream for hard f m lovers.pleasure guaranted!!!!for sure this cd will be in my top ten for 2014.not in number one but in the ten yes!!!

CD: Bridge 2 Far - Bridge 2 Far
From: Locoaor Date: December 4, 2014 at 1:12
Joyita AOR de este grandioso año 1989, con uan combiancion entre wescoats, y pinceleadas pop, "Say you will" tremenda cancion!

CD: Raging Slab - Raging Slab
From: Japangea Date: December 4, 2014 at 0:32
Was Ray Gillen on "Shiny Mama"?

CD: Brian McDonald Group - Desperate Business
From: hair metal again Date: December 3, 2014 at 4:07
sensational release byBRIAN MC DONALD GROUP and the star here of course is the legendary Beau Hill with his great commercial radio friendly but always hard rockin approach!Reb Beach performs before his WINGER recordings and the result is truly excellent!'this lonely heart','back home again','just imagination' and 'stay with me' are gems ,but the rest is also good stuff of high quality!essential

CD: Street Talk - Collaboration
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 2, 2014 at 20:47
Most of the songs in here are mid tempos or moody ones but greats IMHO...i own the Japanese release with 3 bonus tracks('Separate Ways'/Worlds Apart',originally from Journey,'Conclusion' & 'I'll Always Remember') faves are the nice ones 2,3,6,7 plus the 'rocking ones' 1 & 4...of the b/t's the one of Journey is pretty decent...enjoyable and pleasant...87/100

CD: Talisman - Truth
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 2, 2014 at 18:12
Great and solid album!!!...i own the Deluxe Edition with 17 tracks and a slightly different positioned track list + bonus faves are 'Here 2Day Gone 2Day','In The End','Until The Morning Comes','Your Man'(catchy),'Angel-Devil',I'll B There 4 U','Heaven's Got Another Hero','Pavilion Of Oblivion','Heaven's Got Another Hero'(original demo) & 'Here 2Day Gone 2Day'(original demo)...recommended stuff with a powerful JSS on vocals...93/100

CD: AC/DC - Rock Or Bust
From: Doug Date: December 2, 2014 at 17:28
Not seeing Malcom Young above in the Personnel listing is killing me.

CD: Skin - Skin
From: Ydol eM Date: December 2, 2014 at 15:41
Very good indeed. Bluesy hard rock with an excellent singer and very well-produced songs. Something for those who like early Whitesnake, Rockhead, Gotthard, Beggars & Thieves or some bands mentioned above (Jagged Edge...). 90/100.

CD: Sammy Hagar - Livin' It Up
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: December 2, 2014 at 14:56
This album is basically a commercial for Sammy's beach-bum, tequila-drinking lifestyle, not to mention the tequila itself. Hell, Sammy even talks with half of a Mexican accent these days. But he warned us ahead of time, saying he wasn't angry anymore and didn't want to do a metal record 9and his definition of 'metal' is likely somewhat outmoded, despite his professed love of Tool), and that Livin' It Up would be more 'Amerian country-rock.' And so it is. I'll take Ten Thirteen instead, thank you very much.

CD: Wig Wam - Wall Street
From: 123charpenay Date: December 2, 2014 at 12:06
wall street is the more bad realise from this excellent s the end ,they have absoluty no inspiration.there is two or three great songs but the rest......hum it s very very average,shameful for a brilliant band like this.finish no oil in the engine,no juice in the lemon.

CD: Wig Wam - Wall Street
From: 123charpenay Date: December 2, 2014 at 11:58
received today directly from japan age sten nielsen s ammunition 'shangaied'.the best song is track 13 the japan bonus track 'access denied'.a real hit in the vein of the best songs of wig wam.

CD: Xciter - Xciter
From: zld Date: December 2, 2014 at 9:33
19 tracks? i only see 8 on the cd

CD: Krystal - Plug This!
From: hair metal again Date: December 2, 2014 at 2:32
excellent debut by KRYSTAL and this one reminds me of QUIREBOYS ...certainly influenced by the classic hard rock scene they deliver some nice songs and sound combined with the expected attitude!'cant shake this thing','sticks e stones','easy livin','dr love' and 'bitchin blues' are good songs and Plug This a nice addition to your collection

CD: Louis Michael - Living For the Music
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 1, 2014 at 19:37
Jazz,Rock,Lite AOR,Westcoast...probably is what Louis wanted to record...a mix of those genres which in my personal opinion enriches the album as it can be appealing for many listeners...'Living For The Music' is my fave song in here...some other good tracks are 'I Believe','Live A Long Time','Not Giving Up' & 'Secrets'...83/100

CD: Tributes - An '80s Metal Tribute to Journey
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 1, 2014 at 19:00
By the way there are two versions of this album...i own the one named 'A Tribute To Journey' with a slightly different line up of singers

CD: Tributes - An '80s Metal Tribute to Journey
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 1, 2014 at 18:56
A cool tribute album rather than being a great sing ala Steve Perry is not an easy task to do and these singers with all my due respect don't stand even an inch closer from the aforementioned vocalist even though they're amazing doing their own stuff with their motherly bands...anyway the acceptable covers for me are the ones sung by Alex Mitchell,Eric Dover,Jizzy Pearl,John Corabi(the best sung covered one of them all IMHO),Chaz West,Kelly Hansen,Ralph Saenz,Kory Clarke & Steve Rachelle...80/100

CD: Axel Rudi Pell - Into The Storm
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 1, 2014 at 18:44
More or less under the same pattern of previously albums done before by the Teutonic fave tracks in here are 2.3(with an AOR-ish spark here and there),4(some Deep Purple/Joe Lynn Turner feel in it),7 & 8...nothing new under the stars in here but is not a bad release after all that is what it counts at the end...86/100

CD: Samson - Live at Reading '81
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 1, 2014 at 18:39
A pretty cool live Recording album with a Bruce Dickinson in it that showed why he got the mic duties with Iron Maiden later on his career...86/100

CD: Sammy Hagar - Livin' It Up
From: Doug Date: December 1, 2014 at 18:25
I bought this for $1 at a pawn shop. Am a big Hagar fan but would not pay full price for this one. 'Hagar meets Buffet' is a good analogy.

CD: Collision - Collision
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: December 1, 2014 at 14:11
Apparently, these guys, based out of NYC, were together as a band for oever a decade before this album was released. It's hard to describe, but it has a GnR-like guitar sound, hard and raw, but the music itself is bluesier and in places funkier, not much in the way of standard boom-bap-boom-bap rock 'n' roll, as both the drums and bass are as active as the guitars, rather than simple timekeepers. Vocally, Nik CHinboukas has a somewhat whiny voice that reminds me of Anthony Corder from Tora Tora, and maybe a little Henrik Ostergaard from Dirty Looks. Really a tough band to pigeonhole, as they wre clearly not the typical pop-metal of the time, even different from the retro-southern rock that was starting to be a popular antidote to strict glam. But it's definitely not anything 'alternative' or grungy either. A neat little disc. I used to hear 'Chains' fairly regularly on the radio back then, and the station always seemed to be trying to give this CD away in prize packs.

CD: Sammy Hagar - Livin' It Up
From: Dramarama Date: December 1, 2014 at 11:18
I dig this CD, definitely more chilled out than Sammy's other stuff, but still great. Kinda like Hagar meets Buffet.

CD: Van Zant - Brother to Brother
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 30, 2014 at 21:16
Ufffff...whatta an album!!!...great hard rocking/southern rock songs played with feel and passion typical of southern guys ...'Can't Say It Loud Enough' is the best cut for me IMHO...tracks 1,3,4,5,8 & 9 are also in my book...recommended...88/100

CD: Demon - The Unexpected Guest
From: underworld king Date: November 30, 2014 at 6:50
My favorite Demon album and also my introduction to this great band back in the 80's.

CD: Demon - Heart Of Our Time
From: underworld king Date: November 30, 2014 at 6:48
Listening to this right now. Very good release from this band.

CD: Axe - Axe
From: underworld king Date: November 30, 2014 at 6:32
Great album by Axe! I still have my original lp somewhere but I was fortunate enough to get this on cd back in 1993.

CD: Enchant - Blink Of An Eye
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 29, 2014 at 11:32
A decent Prog Rock album with some good songs in such tracks as 2,3,4 & 6...80/100

CD: Heart - Magazine
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 29, 2014 at 11:29
I think or believe that this was my very first Heart album ever(bought it way back in early 80's on vinyl)and is simply a great one...'Heartless' ufff such a song!!!...then we have the rocking one 'Devil Delight' and a couple of nice ones in the shape of 'Just The Wine' & 'Without You'...'I've Got The Music In Me' closes the album enjoyable record...80/100

CD: Dream Theater - Octavarium
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 29, 2014 at 11:10
A good album...maybe not as exquisite as some of their previous and you can notice that at first listening...tracks 1,2,5,6 & 7 are in my book though .84/100

CD: Jail - Get Into...
From: hair metal again Date: November 28, 2014 at 12:36
totally agree with Chad ,this one is a gem!well performed hard rock music by JAIL without the usual metallic elements of that scene and with astonishing guitar work!Alex Kraft truly killing it in this one and if the vocs and the songs were a click better ,JAIL s debut would do better!'out on the road','every little beat','back again' and 'gimme a bullet ' are the highlights !recommended

CD: The Cult - Sonic Temple
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: November 28, 2014 at 12:36
Among the other three singles, 'Sun King' is cool, but seems a little underwhelming to start the disc off, especially coming before the knockout punch of 'Fire Woman.' 'Edie (Ciao Baby)' is a rather clumsy attempt at he then-mandatory power ballad (and I doubt many metal meatballs of the time gave a fuck about Andy Warhol). 'Sweet Soul Sister' hits the mark square though: smooth but powerful, with plenty of ear candy going on. Several other songs stand out as well, including 'American Horse,' 'New York City,' 'Automatic Blues' and coulda-been-a-single 'Wake Up Time For Freedom.'

CD: Jack James - Moment of Truth
From: desiodom75 Date: November 28, 2014 at 11:02
Very pleasant gem of westcoast/AOR from an unknown singer, who sang and performed in a perfect and personal style all the songs;The title track is the highlight of whole album!..simply wonderful!..together ':We'll be alright' and 'Take me more',to mention some of my favourites;great musicians involved in this project as Michael Landau,Lee Sklar and Tim Heintz. 90/100 totally deserved..Nr. Cat.9601-2.

CD: The Cult - Sonic Temple
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: November 27, 2014 at 23:30
After Rick Rubin stripped down the Cult's sound to it's bare essence on Electric, the band brought in Bob Rock to build it back up again, at least partially, and turn the bar-band sounds of '87 into an arena-rock monster in '89. Damn if it didn't work, too, Sonic Temple boasting a suitably huge sound, with layered guitars and an added emphasis on melodies and hooks rather than Ian Astbury's siimply yelling the lyrics. 'Fire Woman' is the album's biggest highlight, and was a huge MTV hit back in the day (it even got played on the Club MTV dance-music show, although that may have been because Downtown Julie Brown was a big fan rather than its being a real club hit--it was the oNLY hard rock song to make that mostly pop- and R&B-filled show). The song still sounds great 25 years later, and not everything from 1989 does anymore.

CD: Triumph - Progressions of Power
From: edwithmj Date: November 27, 2014 at 19:24
One of Triumph's best. The first two tracks are wonderful hard rock with that late 70s/early 80s sound, Fingertalkin' is a really interesting acoustic piece by Rik Emmett and I find myself playing it again and again. There isn't one bad track on the whole album.

CD: Crazy Lixx - Crazy Lixx
From: the rocker Date: November 27, 2014 at 18:25
Oh, and I disagree with Doghouse above. These are just young guys playing music that they love and that just happens to be 80's style hard rock. I will take it all day long!

CD: Crazy Lixx - Crazy Lixx
From: the rocker Date: November 27, 2014 at 18:17
Ok, I have had this for a couple of weeks now. I do believe this is not as good as New Religion(my #1 album of 2010) but it will be my #1 album of 2014. They are very close, a 9 I'd give this an 8.9. This is just a fun and enjoyable album to listen to, nothing ground breaking(which does not bother me one bit).I'd say take Skid Rows s/t and Firehouse s/t, throw in some Def Leppard backing vocals( same formula as N.R.) and there you have it. Favorites are- I missed The Mark, All Looks No Hooks, Girls Of The 80's, Hell Raising Woman, Outlaw, Hero's Are Forever, but the whole album is very enjoyable and I highly recommend!!!

CD: Nitro - H. W. D. W. S.
From: hair metal again Date: November 27, 2014 at 2:03
excellent release by NITRO doin the hair metal thing by their own unique way!the musicianship and the vocals are excellent and this one reminds me of a high octane-electro version of PRETTY BOY FLOYD s debut maybe!all the songs are pretty good and especially 'crazy love' and 'boyz will b boyz' !when i first listened to it back in the day couldnt see how good it is!

CD: Skull - No Bones About It
From: edwithmj Date: November 26, 2014 at 12:38
Decent hard rock with a tight rhythm section and a vocalist that sounds like a deeper Paul Stanley. Highlights are Breaking the Chains, the wonderful Head over Heels and This Side of Paradise. The only 'lowlight' is Little Black Book which I find dull and uninspired.

CD: Saxon - Innocence Is No Excuse
From: 123charpenay Date: November 26, 2014 at 7:59
fantastic concert yesterday at transbordeur in lyon.saxon plays only two metal songs.the rest was an orgy of their most famous hits.they plays my fav saxon s song 'broken hereos' cause the crownd want this song.pleasure guaranted.they plays two hours many many old hits.a real dream.the sound was perfect and biff byford stay an exceptional singer and an exceptional show man.yessssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CD: Skid Row - Skid Row
From: 123charpenay Date: November 26, 2014 at 7:53
hi s the first time i ve seen a hard u s band in concert.skid row unfortunately plays only 45 minutes.2 or 3 songs were not really at my taste.(not enough melodic).but the rest waouh!!!!top class hard u s with super choruses who hooked you immediatly.very very great performance!

CD: Teri Tims - Whole Lotta Trouble
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 25, 2014 at 20:33
I've just bought the Z Records re edition of this 2001 Teri Tims' album which is simply called 'Teri Tims'(2014)...the album has one song less than its first original pressing(track 11)...very nice songs with some kind of Country music feel and obviously Melodic Rock/AOR as well...'Rock Hard' is probably the most appealing song but some other fine moments could easily be tracks 3,4,5(nice),9(catchy chorus)& 10(a good rocking/sensual one)....if you are into bands such as Hollow,Witness,Saraya and so on then this is for you .85/100

CD: Escape - Escape
From: hair metal again Date: November 25, 2014 at 5:38
ESCAPE s debut in 89 is a classic example of the German scene mixing heavy metal with hard rock music and the result is pretty good ,as the band seems to be solid and the songs strong,powerful ,catchy and melodic!of course the guitars are in the front and the vocs are not so high ,so quite acceptable!'dont look back','children of the city','rebel in violance' and 'dreamer ' are the highlights

CD: Skid Row - Skid Row
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: November 24, 2014 at 22:47
Have fun, dude. I've only seen them one time myself, in 2000, opening for Kiss, and honestly, they weren't that great, but I've heard they've gotten better with Johnny SOllinger as time goes on. These guys were my Favorite Band (upper-case letters on purpose) back in the early '90's, and as noted, Slave To The Grind is one of my desert-island discs.

CD: Prisoner - Blind
From: playhogan Date: November 24, 2014 at 19:28
Great music but a terrible singer. Backing vox are great! Just my two cents.

CD: World Trade - World Trade
From: edwithmj Date: November 24, 2014 at 19:25
This is a bit different. I was interested in hearing this as it has some future Unruly Child members in it. The songs are definitely progressive but don't last nearly as long as other progressive offerings. The good songs are excellent and the filler is extremely dull. The Moment is Here is top-class as is One Last Chance and Emotional Wasteland while songs like Can't Let You Go and The Revolution Song seem to bore the pants off me. If you like your AOR a bit progressive, go for it.

CD: Cliff Magness - Solo
From: Photochromic Steve Date: November 24, 2014 at 18:14
Clif 'one F' Magness needs to talk to Dann 'two Ns' Huff about consonants!

CD: Lizzy Borden - Master of Disguise
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 24, 2014 at 17:24
An album with a Glam feel in the songs(LB was more into Heavy Metal at the beginning of its career)...tracks 1,3,4,5,6,10 & 12 are in my book...enjoyable stuff in here...87/100

CD: Saxon - Solid Ball of Rock
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 24, 2014 at 17:20
A commercial Saxon album in here(and they have done quite some in their career)but overall an enjoyable one!!! faves are tracks 1,2,3(AOR-ish),5,6 & 11(a Judas Priest cover of the song 'You'Got Another Thing Coming' and not on this CD edition)...86/100

CD: KISS - Alive!
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 24, 2014 at 17:14
I own this on vinyl...'100,000 Years' is my all time fave of this live record and IMHO is by far the best cut in here(with that drum solo who could possibly say it isn't! )...a band that was at its very peak of the moment back on those days(are they still?) enjoyable release...90/100

CD: Eddie Money - Good As Gold
From: Doug Date: November 24, 2014 at 16:39
'Save a Little Room in Your Heart for Me' is my all time favorite Eddie Money song.

CD: Skid Row - Skid Row
From: 123charpenay Date: November 24, 2014 at 13:54
hello doghouse.i m not a very big fan of this band but tomorrow i will see them in concert at transbordeur in lyon.they will play in guest of saxon.hope a great concert.

CD: Skid Row - Skid Row
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: November 24, 2014 at 10:00
I love Chuck Klosterman's assessment of this band, from his book Fargo rock City. Paraphrasing, but pretty close: 'Skid Row weren't a band for kids who spent $11 on hairspray and $80 on leather pants and still got a CD player for Christmas. they were for the kids who stole beer and got in trouble with the police.'

CD: Guardian - Miracle Mile
From: hair metal again Date: November 24, 2014 at 0:13
sensational commercial hard rock release by GUARDIAN and surely one of the best of 93!all the songs are excellent,the musicianship of the highest level and Jamie s vocs powerful and hard rockin all the way!cant really get the negative comments ,imho this one is an exceptional release full of hooks!essential

CD: Skid Row - Skid Row
From: Ydol eM Date: November 23, 2014 at 16:30
Atlantic hit the target with this album. 'Sweet' rebels played hard n'heavy with occasional sleaze fragrance and top-class ballads. Followers of GNR mixed with Pretty Maids (without keyboards of course) and Dangerous Toys. Btw. one of the most impressive front cover ever(IMO). 85/100.

CD: The Cult - Love
From: petermexico13 Date: November 23, 2014 at 15:30
This is the real album from The Cult! Great and Unique Songs! From 'Nirvana' to 'Black Agel' this is the real sound from a band running straight to the stardom! Their roots are completely here and shows how good Ian and Billy work together. Sin duda el disco que abrió los ojos al mundo para que conocieran a otro gran talento traido desde Inglaterra. Simplemente Estupendos!! Joya del Rock de mediados de los 80´s.

CD: Brian Jack - Promise Of Love
From: desiodom75 Date: November 22, 2014 at 18:44
Awesome mellow melodic rock!..For sure one of the best indie releases ever in MR/AOR. No fillers here,full of ballads and some rock uptempo anthems;Great vocals performance by our beloved Brian..Rip and affection. Essential in each collectors library. 92/100.

CD: Dream Theater - Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
From: Ydol eM Date: November 22, 2014 at 8:32
My first experience of DT was 'I&W' album in a circulation cd library (those were the times!) in 1992. The short description of this music said something about a mixture of Metallica and Rush. Well, I'm still not sure about it but as for the album '6DoIT' I suppose it might work (the 1st cd mainly). Otherwise, this is pure DT and there is no doubt who the king of prog metal is (I regard Fates Warning as one and only archrival). Anyway, I prefer rather less 'academic' music but on the other hand an album where such beautiful songs like 'Solitary Shell' are can't be rated less than 75/100.

CD: Sarajevo - Tomorrow in the Hands of Yesterday's Man
From: desiodom75 Date: November 22, 2014 at 2:35
Excellent British melodic hard rock wrote and played these guys! unlucky,'cause when they went out the 'grunge beast' ate everything around!..not a weak songs and great guitar work!.No particular mention for an highlight song but a solid collection.80/100.

CD: Pretty Maids - Lethal Heroes/Jump the Gun
From: playhogan Date: November 21, 2014 at 18:28
This is one of those releases when the band gets every thing right. This is great stuff right here!

CD: Alleycat Scratch - Deadboys in Trash City
From: edwithmj Date: November 21, 2014 at 8:24
A OK release by this sleaze band but I can't help but feel it's a bit too formulaic. One would think that by 1993, this band could have done something slightly different for the debut from all the other acts that came before them. The songs have decent vocals and guitars but the album sounds like the band were just going through the motions of making a sleaze album and the vocalist doesn't sound enthusiastic to me at all. That said, the album is very listenable but doesn't seem to stick in my mind.

CD: Eddie Money - Good As Gold
From: hair metal again Date: November 21, 2014 at 7:54
a Sony compilation of EDDIE MONEY ,a good start for everyone that will make you buy the rest!commercial radio rock with plain but straight and catchy songs that mak the music flow very pleasant!'take me home tonight' and 'hard life' are the highlights

CD: Big Bang Babies - Big Bang Babies
From: edwithmj Date: November 21, 2014 at 7:44
Could not get into this. The vocalist cannot sing, full stop and thus the band sounds very amateur. The songs themselves lack hooks and decent lyrics as well. Particularly offending songs are Saturday Night, Love Drug (both of which showcase the vocalist's lack of range) while Penny Lady and Satisfaction are very dull. Very poor glam/sleaze album.

CD: David Lee Roth - Crazy From The Heat
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 20, 2014 at 21:33
Listening to this Ep again...'California Girls' & 'Just A Gigolo' the hit singles of definite rate is 70/100

CD: Marillion - Real To Reel/ Brief Encounter
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 20, 2014 at 21:30
I have owned this on vinyl since it came out back in the day...Fish and without shadowing Hogarth's job in the band,it'll always be the voice of Marillion...'Assassing' & 'Market Square Heroes'(the first song that i heard of the band in my life)are my 2 fave ones and in their live version,both,sound enjoyable record in general lines...87/100

CD: Luke Morley - El Gringo Retro
From: edwithmj Date: November 20, 2014 at 19:39
I've finally had a listen to this and I have to say it's better than I expected. Luke is a decent singer and provides backup vocals and occasional lead vocals for Thunder. Comparing this to Thunder is probably a mistake but it sounds most like the laid-back style of Giving the Game Away with plenty of acoustic guitars thrown in. The songs themselves are very melodic considering but sound like they were too soft even to go on Giving the Game Away. Recommended not just for Thunder fans but to everyone as this is more than merely a curiosity.

CD: H.E.A.T. - Tearing Down The Walls
From: 123charpenay Date: November 20, 2014 at 13:15
sorry i m a big fan of this band ,cause their three previous records were three atomic bombs of hard f m.only killer songs never a bad song never an average song.always top class scandi a o it s a little different.they plays more hard.i m not against why not.the problem is ,that for the first time, we have some fillers.track 4 an instrumental wich have absoluty no interest,track 6 a weird and very average song track 9 a beautiful slow but one voice with a piano it s not for me and track 12 with her horrible (a nightmare) choruse.fortunately the other songs are really excellent.the quality is always here even if they change a little their style.i recommand the japan import cause the bonus track n°13 'shame' is a super song with an irresistible choruse who will hooked you immediatly.for make short 13 songs ;4 are some deceptions ,the others are can buy this cd (in jap import) cause the good is superior to the bad.

CD: Grace In Danger - Trouble
From: Dramarama Date: November 20, 2014 at 2:33
I know that this is nit picky, but Jealous Guy is actually a solo John Lennon song.

CD: Unruly Child - Unruly Child
From: edwithmj Date: November 19, 2014 at 19:39
I just can't seem to get as excited about this as I did for the brilliant Signal CD. Sure, Mark Free's voice is as electrifying as on Signal's release but the songs just seem as average as Slaughter or Steelheart. The few highlights are Who Cries Now, When Love Is Gone, Is It Over and Wind Me Up. I was very disappointed with this.

CD: Work of Art - Framework
From: Jez Date: November 19, 2014 at 16:36
The flag bearers of modern AOR return with there much awaited 3rd album. Over the course of the 3 releases, the formula has pretty much stayed the same, although this time around the guitars have been beefed up slightly in places, giving a slightly toughened up sound, but those magical keys and vocals are also still to the fore and the sound is unmistakably WOA. Personally, I found 'Framework' a step up from 'In Progress' and overall I think the material here is the strongest the band has come up with thus far. One slight niggle is that sometimes it all flows together too much and can sound quite samey, especially the more upbeat material, but when the material is this good, that seriously is only a minor flaw, in what is an expertly crafted slice of modern Westcoast AOR. WOA yet again come up trumps, thus proving with 'Framework', that they really are the leaders of the pack when it comes to this type of stuff.

CD: Lordi - Scare Force One
From: Jez Date: November 19, 2014 at 16:14
Album number 7 and they've pretty much stuck to the typical Lordi formula on here. As with last years 'To Beast Or Not To Beast' album, this is maybe slightly heavier in places, with the overall feel returning more to that of the earlier 'Get Heavy' and 'Monsterican Dream' releases, although the keyboards arrangements are a little more varied and more upfront. The song writing is still top notch too and those big choruses are still very much to the fore throughout, especially on 'Hell Sent In The Clowns', 'House Of Ghosts' 'She's a Demon', 'The United Rocking Dead' and 'Cadaver Lover' which are all top class tracks (what Alice Copper would do to get his hands on some of these beauties!!) As previously, if you don't do the Lordi vocal 'Thing', then you won't be swung in any way here, so my advice is to stear well clear. Otherwise for existing fans or newbies, go and check this album (or previous ones), you might be very pleasantly surprised.

CD: Work of Art - Framework
From: tentacle Date: November 19, 2014 at 13:22
After 4 spins I'm still wondering what's the fuzz. Only tracks 1,2,3 and 7 have memorable and hooky choruses. Debut was great, In Progress was disappointing and this is just mediocre, corporate 'Frontiers aor' by the book. Generic 2k10 sound is not for me. I prefer excellent new Miss Behaviour album over this. Bye bye WOA, you guys had a huge promise...

CD: Shyboy - Shyboy
From: hair metal again Date: November 19, 2014 at 1:53
excellent hair metal release by SHYBOY and these boys believe me dont listen to pomp music but to classic commercial hard rock music with big choruses,hooks ,guitar solos and of course long hair!all the songs are ok and especially 'good girls' and 'two of a kind' with the great keys contribution!highly recommended of course

CD: Sonic Station - Sonic Station
From: heavenlylion Date: November 19, 2014 at 1:15
Very nice WestCoast/AOR that is hampered by the inclusion of too many lead vocalists. This sounds more like a project, than the proper band effort that would come on their 2nd release. If it wasn't for such a disjointed effort that does not make for a smooth listen all the way through, it'd be a really great release.

CD: Sonic Station - Next Stop
From: heavenlylion Date: November 19, 2014 at 1:11
Huge upgrade from the first one. Not that that one was bad, just uneven with too many different singers that seemed like it was thrown together for the sake of putting something out. This on the other hand, sounds like a cohesive effort with much more focus and some fantastic AOR with WestCoast touches. Johan and Marika do a wonderful job as the only two lead vocalist this time out. One of the best in this style of the year...

CD: Dream Theater - Official Bootleg - Master of Puppets
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 18, 2014 at 17:23
A wonderful and very attached interpretation of Metallica's 'Master Of Puppets' iconic album,enough said...95/100

CD: Saxon - Dogs of War
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 18, 2014 at 17:21
A pretty commercial release but as usual with that particular sound of the band faves are tracks 1,2,4(catchy chorus),5(catchy) & 10...enjoyable songs...86/100

CD: 38 Special - Bone Against Steel
From: 123charpenay Date: November 18, 2014 at 14:07
i m a very big fan of 38 s impossible to me to say what is the best 38 special s record.'bone against still' is sure the more complete and the more mature 38 special s realise.i love this jewel.unfortunatelly no bonus track on the japan import.

CD: Whitford/St. Holmes - Whitford/St. Holmes
From: Doug Date: November 18, 2014 at 12:35
This album is not great but also not bad. 'Sharpshooter' is my fave on this one. Holmes' St. Paradise album is much better, IMO.

CD: Scorpions - In Trance
From: Doug Date: November 18, 2014 at 12:26
'In Trance' is such an awesome tune.

CD: Problem Child - Smashin Time
From: hair metal again Date: November 17, 2014 at 8:42
excellent hard rock indie by PROBLEM CHILD back in 93!i own the Retrospect rerelease and it s pretty good with all lyrics and photos!this one has superb musicianship,great songwriting and its extremely hard rockin ,groovy and with lots of attitude!i d like the vocs to be less crispy at moments and 1 or 2 more commercial songs in it!'cant stop the shakin','big time bad' and 'feelin lucky' are the highlights of this fine indie!

CD: David Gibson - David Gibson
From: desiodom75 Date: November 17, 2014 at 3:17
Mega rare excellent AOR/hi-tech work by this Canadian working class hero,well produced and with a sophisticated and pleasant songwriting!..I don't want commit mistakes,but this album is titled 'We close our eyes',so far best song between all others proposed. 85/100.

CD: Scorpions - In Trance
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 16, 2014 at 12:44
A raw & heavy sound in here...'Dark Lady' and 'In Trance' are the best cuts IMHO...tracks 4,6 & 9 are also good ones...this band step by step has become in Rock Icons...78/100

CD: Jeff Cosco / Don Mancuso - Stuff From Beers Ago
From: desiodom75 Date: November 16, 2014 at 9:13
In agreement with all above mentioned guru experts!..totally addicted to this sound,perfect example of melodic rock from eighties!..only 'call of the eagle' it's enough to explain my joy! .devastating AOR/MR. 90/100. Rare indie release.

CD: Signal - Loud and Clear
From: edwithmj Date: November 16, 2014 at 7:10
I must say I prefer this to Unruly Child's debut. The tracks are more melodic and the hooks are more plentiful. Mark Free's voice is of course brilliant but what stands out for me is the blend of keyboard and guitars that I love in a lot of similar bands. Favourite tracks are Arms of a Stranger, Does it Feel Like Love, This Love, This Time, Could This Be Love; and the album finishes off with the best one: Run Into The Night (a track so good, it has to be heard to be believed). Very enjoyable melodic hard rock indeed.

CD: John Warren - One Heart
From: desiodom75 Date: November 15, 2014 at 18:45
Perfect mix of Tim Feehan,Richard Marx and Stan Bush with a distinctive vocals range!..very good work of perfect pop/westcoast hi-tech,produced by the great Andrew Gold! Best songs so far are:''The chosen few''-''We danced all night''and title track;rare album issued only in Japan. 88/100.

CD: Wild Rose - Hit 'N' Run
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 15, 2014 at 9:29
Another nice album by these Wild Roses...but nothing compared with the band's debut to be honest and being objective with you all.'All For Love' is a sweet song along with 'I Want Your Love'...another fine moments are tracks 5,6,7,8 & 9...86/100

CD: Thunderhead - Ugly Side
From: Japangea Date: November 15, 2014 at 0:20
Is Thunderhead with Ted Thunderhead like Motorhead with Lemmy? That's a tough question.By the way,this is a nice stuff even the band is only with 1/4 original Thunderhead.

CD: Crazy Lixx - Crazy Lixx
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: November 14, 2014 at 17:32
... nominally sassy hard rock is a style whose time, like it or not, has passed. It's just really hard to re-create outside of its era. Crazy Lixx do it better than just about everybody trying these days, but it doesn't change the fact that it's an attempt to make music from another time.

CD: Crazy Lixx - Crazy Lixx
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: November 14, 2014 at 17:28
The first thing that jumped out at me was ... Wow! They really doubled down on the gang-harmony vocals. Tripled down on them, even. Instead of three or four extra voices, it sounds like twenty or thirty. A bit overboard, really. Otherwise, it's the same Hardline/Lynch Mob/early Skid Row-style music that we've come to expect. Hysteria on crack, maybe? Tunes like 'Helll Raising Women,' 'Girls Of The '80's,' 'All Looks, No Hooks,' 'Call To Action' and 'Psycho City' sound great in 2014, but, as always, I wonder if they would have stood out as much, if we could transport them, and ourselves, back to 1988. Along those lines, songs like the worn-out 'Sound Of The Loud Minority' (We're the young, we're the free')--even the title is borrowed from one of their own previous albums, and 'Outlaw' ('Outlaw, quick-draw, you shot me with your love gun') just sound worn-out and silly. I love old hair-metal, don't get me wrong. But Crazy Lixxx's particular style of slick, smooth-voiced, huge-chorused, n

CD: Whitford/St. Holmes - Whitford/St. Holmes
From: hair metal again Date: November 14, 2014 at 9:40
sensational hard rock release by those 2 great musos!WHITFORD/ST HOLMES s debut has a great commercial &hard rockin sound ,with great songs and fine production by Tom Allom!all the songs sound great and really cant find anything missing...i d say that this is a much under rated one and if you re lucky enuff to find this rare cd ,buy it instantly!

CD: Lipstik - First Kiss
From: desiodom75 Date: November 14, 2014 at 8:06
Another dream fades away!absolutely killer EP of pure and magic MHR!..These four guys came from Montreal,Canada and released in New Jersey this little masterpiece! Two outstanding ballads guitars driven inside!90/100;so rare,expensive and almost impossible to find it!..anyway this band deserved a deal!

CD: Crazy Lixx - Crazy Lixx
From: pgborden Date: November 14, 2014 at 2:16
The promise of Crazy Lixx is finally realized. Past albums have had a good song here, a good song there, but never a complete solid effort. This is THE Crazy Lixx album I hoped they were capable. Highly recommended.

CD: Van Halen - Diver Down
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: November 13, 2014 at 16:38
'Where Have All The Goood Times Gone' IS a cover, dude. Obviously not as welll known in its original form as 'Pretty Woman' or 'Dancing In The Streets,' but a cover all the same. I can't think of who did it first, offhand. Fleetwood Mac, maybe?

CD: Fingerprints - Time Is All We Need
From: desiodom75 Date: November 13, 2014 at 4:20
One of the most precious soft melodic gems ever and so rare and expensive first press album;Anyway,here we're in front of a masterpiece of soft melodic rock flavoured with sophisticated pop/west coast hi tech touches;perfect! Top songs,in my humble personal opinion are 'I want you','Time is all we need' and 'Stay the night' Essential;92/100.

CD: Van Halen - Diver Down
From: hair metal again Date: November 13, 2014 at 3:05
very good release once again by the mighty VAN HALEN back in the early 80 s !astonishing musicianship ,attitude,style and the star quality of a top class band!'where have all the good times gone','secrets' are the highlights and the only thing that dislike is are the covers!VAN HALEN rocks

CD: Tommy Nilsson - Tommy Nilsson
From: desiodom75 Date: November 13, 2014 at 2:42
Perfect Westcoast/AOR album,not fillers or weak song inside,all the cream of LA sessions men United around this project!..absolutely a must for any serious fans of good music. 90/ song so far is 'Dark angel',killer anthem.

CD: Whitesnake - Live In '84: Back To The Bone
From: Doug Date: November 12, 2014 at 18:58
Amazing band line up on this one. The line up pictured above ain't too shabby either (Vandenberg too).

CD: 707 - The Fourth Decade
From: Doug Date: November 12, 2014 at 18:53
Interesting comparison to Goodwyn. 707 was best (IMO) with Chalfant at the mic; now that dude can sing!

CD: Bon Jovi - 7800 Degrees Fahrenheit
From: JONBONPIGO Date: November 12, 2014 at 18:48
THE 80'S ARE BON JOVI...Each and every release are awesome...growing from their 84' Self titled release..85' 7800 Fahrenheit...86' Slippery When Wet...& 88' New Jersey...Then slowly downhill...(although I love some of their 90's songs and a handful of the post 90's)..this period is the Bon Jovi to know and love

CD: 707 - The Fourth Decade
From: aorluver Date: November 12, 2014 at 14:14
The singer is so close to Myles Goodwyn on higher notes that it's uncanny

CD: Roko - Roko
From: 123charpenay Date: November 12, 2014 at 13:59
what a great record!13 killer songs absoluty no fillers at the horizon.all songs will hooked you immediatly cause all have some irresistibles choruses .big sound ,big guitars and some very smart keyboards which are placed exactly at the good place.i can add that mr roko kolhmeyer is a real excellent singer.roko kolhmeyer is the brain of the band cause so he play guitars and have writing all the songs (except jane of course)(superb cover).this jewel is a masterpiece essential in all serious melodic hard rock collection.i ve never find this album in japan import cause each time the price is totally crazy for this exceptionnal raritie.

CD: Ambition - Ambition
From: hair metal again Date: November 12, 2014 at 1:57
pretty good project by AMBITION through Frontiers Records!nice songwriting,acceptable musicianship and some good songs are offered here and overall a pleasant result!of course the problem is that they re not a real band and there s not enuff hard rock edge in the songs!'hold on','hypocrites' and 'no wasted moments' are the highlights of this ok release!

CD: W.E.T. - One Live - In Stockholm
From: the rocker Date: November 11, 2014 at 21:14
The 2 bonus tracks are great, and I hope we get a 3rd album(if not more) from these guys. Both of their albums have been my #1s of their respected year of release.

CD: Ian Thomas - Levity
From: desiodom75 Date: November 11, 2014 at 9:30
Very good,pleasant and charming work of AOR/West coast flavoured with hi- tech touch by this Canadian singer and musician,known for an excellent West coast work in 1981;..till few years ago this one was only album published on cd;best so far in my opinion of his career;rare and beautiful. Best tracks are:title track,losing control and Back to the square one(In Germany this work is well known as The square one album).90/100;Advised.

CD: JC - Desire
From: desiodom75 Date: November 11, 2014 at 9:19
One of the most wanted and famous worldwide melodic rock indies work ever! Sensational from start to finish! Pure magic,solid aor/hi- tech,great musicianship,beautiful vocal range and no one weak song in!..rare and wonderful! 95/10,totally deserved.

CD: Whitesnake - Live at Donington
From: underworld king Date: November 11, 2014 at 8:04
Good live album from Whitesnake's hair metal days.

CD: Whitesnake - Made In Britain/ The World Record
From: underworld king Date: November 11, 2014 at 7:54
Another great live lp from Whitesnake!


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