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CD: Shakra - Power Ride
From: WidoMakr Date: November 25, 2015 at 21:24
Just a great band (and my fav album from them) that many do not know about. Like was has been stated before me, awesome guitar work and a vocalist whose raspy voice is just the ticket for this band...sadly due to health issues Pete could not continue as the lead vocalist, still a band definitely worth listening to. Quote the WidoMakr...never more

CD: Triumph - Surveillance
From: 123charpenay Date: November 25, 2015 at 11:32
i can add that this time the production is better than the horrible work on "the sport of kings" (it s not difficult).

CD: Triumph - The Sport of Kings
From: 123charpenay Date: November 25, 2015 at 11:28
very fine and very smart a o r i confirm.i confirm so that the production is very flat and very weak.where is the bass guitar?mystery maybe the bassist was in vacation or the "producer" have forgot the bass guitar in the mixing.with a good production this record will be a killer ,monster album.

CD: Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: November 25, 2015 at 11:15
Like most of the Sdcandinavian bands that do their best to party like it's 1988, Finland's Santa Cruz go for the sweet harmonies and big hooks rather than anything that sounds truly sleazy. There are some heavy riffs to be sure (either drop-tuned ot in D-standard Motley Crue tuning, can't tell which), and a lot of the songs have a bit of a modern groove. But the vocal style is typical of these type of bands--that textbook mix of early Sebastian Bach singing Def Leppard songs with a funny accent. And when the guy tries to add a little rapping to several songs, the results are more silly and unthreatening, despite ample swearing. "My Remedy" in particular winds up sounding like a heavy Roxette song with that whole "ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-my remedy" thing. Doesn't anybody up there have a working cheese detector?

CD: Robert Hart - Robert Hart
From: nimzo Date: November 24, 2015 at 15:21
Good album of a great voice. In some tracks remember to the style of Michael Bolton. This album is a little better than the previous release.The best tracks here are "Heart and soul", "Angel", "Riddin' on the wind", "Running man" and the highlight "Better than the rest", this song is the AOR that I love, with a shy starting quickly reach one awesome chorus. Also there are fillers songs and then my score is 82/100

CD: Treat - Coup de Grace
From: 123charpenay Date: November 24, 2015 at 13:59
no doubt ,their best record.exceptionnal come back from treat.thanxxxx guys for this masterpiece.

CD: Treat - Organized Crime
From: 123charpenay Date: November 24, 2015 at 13:57
top class scandi hard fm.only killer songs ,no fillers.the production is excellent so the sound is perfect.for make short ,all in this cd is absoluty excellent.this is an essential album in all serious hard rock collection.unfortunatelly no bonus track on the japan import.

CD: Treat - Scratch and Bite
From: 123charpenay Date: November 24, 2015 at 13:51
decent debut album ,not more.the continuation of their carreer will be far better with superbs scandi hard f m records.

CD: Von Groove - Test Of Faith
From: hair metal again Date: November 24, 2015 at 13:27
excellent release once again by the very fine VON GROOVE ,this time getting a bit mellower and softer but in a very classy and talented way!many beautiful songs and melodies like "only love","the damage is done","tell it to me" and "anything for my baby"!brilliant stuff &band

CD: Distance - Under the One Sky
From: nimzo Date: November 23, 2015 at 11:40
Good album of lite AOR. Great voice of Roberto Hart. This work is better than his solo albums. The best tracks here are: "No wyay out", "Speech of angels", "Rescue me", " Everytime I stand up" and the precious "Softly speak". 86/100

CD: Stratus - Throwing Shapes
From: aTomiK Date: November 23, 2015 at 5:17
Run for Your Life was in Troma classic Class of Nuke 'Em High (1986) and it´s a good tune. Haven´t heard anything else from this one.

CD: Queensryche - Hear in the Now Frontier
From: Axelinger Date: November 22, 2015 at 18:56
Dreadful. Simply dreadful. I'd rather puncture my eardrums with rusty knitting needles than subject myself to this droning shitfest again. Reputedly influenced by the grunge scene, it shows - it's just fuckin' awful from start to finish. The word grunge to me suggests shit caked on the inner rim of a toilet bowl - a perfect place to deposit this sorry excuse for an album. Crap, crap, and more crap.

CD: Stratus - Throwing Shapes
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 22, 2015 at 13:42
Yeah this was a Project Clive Burr of Iron Maiden fame(R.I.P.)did back in the 80's and recently the album was reissued(in 2008 to be precised)...full of keyboards and with that typical British AOR sound that reminds me of bands such as Fastway(AOR era),Statetrooper,Midnight Blue,Legs Diamond and some others of the genre...best tracks for me are 2,6 & the rocking 10...some other fine moments are tracks 1,3,4(nice one)& 8...production is not the best but somehow acceptable.85/100

CD: Todd Hobin and The Heat - Turn It On
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 22, 2015 at 12:58
Pleasant mini LP ...i like the way Todd sings,musically talking the band delivers decent AOR with some Pomp passages here and there...the best track for me is the one that gives the album its title "Turn It On" plus "She","Alibi" and a B/T that is included in a special editon called "Far Away Eyes"...enjoyable stuff...80/100

CD: Whitesnake - Slide It In
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 22, 2015 at 12:46
This one's a top notch album and one of the band's most interesting ones for sure previous to the big commercial time they had in mid/late 80's...my fave tracks in here are 1,2,3,5,6,8 & 10 .88/100

CD: Trixter - Trixter
From: 123charpenay Date: November 21, 2015 at 15:43
there is two kind of comments about this record.or peoples are under the charm and says that this cd is marvellous(i respect) or they says that s it s a very average stuff.i m in the second category.this album is full of mediocrity.yes there is some great riffs of guitars but for the rest humm excuse me...the production is muddy ,the sound of the drums is raw and the ice on the cake is the "singer".he have no voice he is weak.the songs have nothing extraordinary.the "super ballad" surrender is a nightmare ,at million miles away from the masters of the type (scorpions for example).the lone common point with firehouse is that these two bans are american.trixter have not the class, the inspiration ,the charism of firehouse.trixter is a poor second zone band.

CD: Trixter - Trixter
From: hair metal again Date: November 21, 2015 at 0:32
an absolute masterpiece of the golden era of the hard rock genre (86-92)!TRIXTER s debut is full of great songs that have a certain youth vibe that really hit the spot to young hard rockers like myself back in the day!"heart of steel","surrender",""one in a million","only young once" ,"always a victim","you ll never see me crying","on and on" WOW many bands would wish just to write down one of em!essential ,as it s a classic of the hair metal movement

CD: Eddie Money - Nothing To Lose
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: November 20, 2015 at 18:06
I always liked "Walk On Water" a lot, actually one of my favorite "Money shots," if you will. On the other hand, the other single from the album, "The live In Your Eyes" sounds like gutless adult-contemporary crap. As for Eddie's unique singing style, I always thought he sang like he was short of breath: a little hoarse, a little wheezy ... but very distinctive.

CD: Eddie Money - Nothing To Lose
From: hair metal again Date: November 20, 2015 at 4:36
very good release once again by EDDIE MONEY always in his unique way of singing and always delivering radio friendly tunes that stick to your mind!everything is plain but the wholer result is satisfying!"walk on water" ,"boardwalk baby","forget about love" and "pull together" are the highlights!all EDDIE MONEY releases rock

CD: Adrenalize - Adrenalize
From: brokenmirror Date: November 19, 2015 at 16:55
This nice piece of 80`s melodic Hardrock is the debut of the German Hardrockers ADRENALIZE. Catchy Songs and great guitarwork with a solid production. This is 1988 in 2015. Give em a try.

CD: Bret Michaels - True Grit
From: CC Date: November 19, 2015 at 16:39
Actually what I said was the same thing as I am saying now, I am sick of his lazy attitude of releasing the same songs over and over. What I took issue with last time was that I said I liked some of the new songs, and you basically said I was wrong for liking them. There is a good chance I will like the new songs on this too, I am just done with rushing out and buying his lazy arsed releases. I will buy it when I have nothing better to do, and can get it cheap. I can guess I will probably like the songs I have never heard before, but I am not going to judge them one way or another until I have actually heard them. If you read my previous comment you will see I have said pretty much the same thing there as here, only I am a lot more tired of his bullshit now.

CD: Norway - Arrival
From: 123charpenay Date: November 19, 2015 at 13:14
in the same world of savannah.a singer with a light voice many decent a o r songs and some hard fm killer songs.the hard songs are the best (track others songs are decent a o r with a poor production.nothing new under the sun.when norway plays hard it s excellent but it s too much rare.no bonus track on the very very rare japan import.

CD: Rondinelli - Wardance
From: hair metal again Date: November 19, 2015 at 3:48
ok release by RONDINELLI with some studio songs and some live ones!classic hard rock sound of the early 80 s that remind me of MSG Gary Barden era !well performed but not with the hooks that would take the songs to the next level!from what i see that cd has become quite expensive to get and maybe you can find better ones so dont go too high

CD: Sic Vikki - Streetside Picasso
From: Leykis101 Date: November 18, 2015 at 19:39
This disc fucking blows, avoid at all costs, especially if your looking for a sequel to the memorizing and legendary debut Kiss Me In French, this has nothing to do with it, is nothing like it, and you will be furious u blew your money and time both wasted on this, DO NOT BUY THIS DISC!! unless of course your looking for half ass, mediocre modern sounding, balless uninspired drool, then you'll absolutely wanna pick this up, if your looking for inspired, gang bgv, catchy, well written, and well produced legendary AOR\Pop Hard Rock, then you'll want to go buy their previous disc, Kiss Me In French, you'll never be sorry for purchasing it.

CD: Molly Hatchet - Beatin' the Odds
From: Doug Date: November 18, 2015 at 18:48
"Beatin' the Odds" and "The Rambler" are my favorites on this one.

CD: Nexx - Another Dawn
From: 123charpenay Date: November 18, 2015 at 12:30
very very soft and very very average a o r.this cd will not stay in the history of melodic rock.forget this record save your money.their first record was not extraordinary but better than this follow up.it s a deception cause they don t do any progress.they have regressing.

CD: Nexx - Colours
From: 123charpenay Date: November 18, 2015 at 12:24
hum i m not really agree with new scandi,comparation with coastline or alyson avenue is not exact,even if the voice of the three singers are the same,i think,cause these two bands plays a more hard music with great guitars riffs.here nexx play a soft decent a o r ,not more.no bonus track on the very very rare japan import.

CD: Molly Hatchet - Beatin' the Odds
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 17, 2015 at 16:26
A good album with some great songs in it,"Beatin' The Odds" & "Double Talker" are my faves...some other fine moments are tracks 4,6,7,8 & 9...recommended stuff...85/100

CD: Molly Hatchet - Molly Hatchet
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 17, 2015 at 16:22
Love the Hatchets!!!...this was the beginnig of this great and amazing Southern Rock band,one of the best of the genre...solid and straight to your face raw songs in here...tracks 1,2,5,6 & 7 are the ones for me.80/100

CD: Lost Weekend - Fear And Innocence
From: 123charpenay Date: November 17, 2015 at 13:51
this time no problem with the production.martin kronlund(guitarist of gypsy rose sweden) have making an excellent job.

CD: Lost Weekend - Forever Moving On
From: 123charpenay Date: November 17, 2015 at 13:45
to be very honest i can add that the production is the weak point of this record.with a top class production this album could be a killer album.

CD: Feel - Against the Grain
From: hair metal again Date: November 17, 2015 at 13:26
FEEL s debut is a remarkable indie with their sound reminding me strongly of PYN SIREN!great production and musicianship and interesting lead and backing vocals along with some good songs make the whole result quite hard rockin and a nice addition to your collection if ya find it cheap

CD: Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy
From: Mattias Date: November 16, 2015 at 17:43
I find it really hard to believe the high ratings of this disc. I thought I was generous when I gave it 50/100 'cause it really is a pretty crappy disc.

CD: W.A.S.P. - Golgotha
From: Metal T Date: November 16, 2015 at 16:53
This is a decent effort but its not even as good as Babylon was,let alone their best release since Crimson Idol'.Way too melodic and mellow for my taste.Some good tunes on there and the guitar work really shines but having been recorded over the course of like 4 years the album just does not resonate as well.

CD: Helix - Bastard of the Blues
From: MelodicRocker Date: November 16, 2015 at 5:39
I thought Helix didn't have it in them anymore, but since The Power of Rock and Roll they are back on top again, most killers no fillers really (if you're a Helix fan like me)! aTomiK, good move, you'll be happy with The Power of Rock and Roll and especially Vagabond Bones!

CD: Helix - Vagabond Bones
From: MelodicRocker Date: November 16, 2015 at 5:34
The classic line-up made a truly fantastic comeback with this killer disc in 2009, 9 winners! Great sound and the best quality songs since the Helix of 80s brilliance! Don't miss this one, it will surprise you

CD: Helix - Wild in the Streets
From: MelodicRocker Date: November 16, 2015 at 5:30
I totally agree, this is also a great album, even though a couple of fillers are on this one. Plenty of killers, as always with Helix, Wild in the streets, Never gonna stop the rock, High voltage kicks, and the fantastic AOR-ish Love hungry eyes! Capitol wanted a hit with "Dream on", unfortunately it wasn't, and sales disappointed. But Helix fans still loved them and they were the hardest working rock act of all, just amazing live.

CD: Helix - Long Way to Heaven
From: MelodicRocker Date: November 16, 2015 at 5:22
With really strong songs like "The Kids Are All Shakin'", "Deep Cuts The Knife" (man this should have been a no. 1 hit! Essential), "Long Way to Heaven", and "Without You (Jasmine's Song)" (excellent ballad-type of song), this album should have taken Helix to the first league without a doubt. Amazing album. There's plenty of guitars and paced rockers too. Helix recorded 30!! good songs in just three years imo. They say you need luck just as much as talent and timing, but luck (with sales and increased fame) was not for Helix, unfortunately. In fact, Capitol dissed them after Wild In The Streets (also a fine album).

CD: Helix - No Rest For the Wicked
From: MelodicRocker Date: November 16, 2015 at 5:05
Freakin' underrated band from Canada that should have been so much bigger. AC/DC have sold around 200 million albums, Helix 2 million, life is not fair All Helix 80s albums rock hard, this is all killer, no filler. No Rest For the Wicked has 10 winners, "rock yer face off!" rock 'n' roll indeed! Gets you in great mood just like classic rock should. The singles "Heavy Metal Love", "Never Want to Lose You" and "Don't Get Mad Get Even" are all damn good, solid vocals, fine playing and last but not least really cool tongue-in-cheek lyrics

CD: Scorpions - Humanity - Hour 1
From: 123charpenay Date: November 15, 2015 at 4:07
thanx to my friend doghouse reilly.humanity is in danger.peace.

CD: Ozone - Self Defence
From: JapLance Date: November 15, 2015 at 3:01
Just listened to "So Blind" in a radio station, and it's an absolutely amazing mid-tempo.

CD: Scorpions - Humanity - Hour 1
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: November 14, 2015 at 21:30
You know Queenns of the Stone Age or Kyuss? Eagles of Death Metal are another one of Josh Homme's projects. (They're not death-metal in any way, for the record, just a snarky ironic band name). But yeah, man ... we westerners are used to seeing that kind of thing happen "over there," from the relative safety of our TV screens. It's a cold new world. Be safe, bud.

CD: Mama Kin - In The City
From: 123charpenay Date: November 14, 2015 at 15:48
very very average hard rock .not more.you can save your money forget this record!!!!!

CD: Lynyrd Skynyrd - One More From The Road - 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 14, 2015 at 11:27
I own this on vinyl...quite a good live Recording that at first i found it not very exciting and then it grew on me a bit as it got its spin..."Call Me The Breeze" & "T For Texas" well those 2 covers are my faves in here ...then we have some other fine songs that include the famous "Sweet Home Alabama","Travelling Man" & "Free Bird"...85/100

CD: The Michael Schenker Group - The Unforgiven
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 14, 2015 at 11:03
Kelly Keeling sounds a lot like David Coverdale in here ...best tracks in here for me are "Fat City N.O." and "Pilot Of Your Soul"...some other fine moments are tracks 2 & 3...a decent album by the German axeman.85/100

CD: Scorpions - Humanity - Hour 1
From: 123charpenay Date: November 14, 2015 at 5:27
who knows "eagles of death metal" the american hard rock band who plays in paris during the slaughter of this night at the "bataclan".?r i p for all the innocent french victims.it s an abomination.we are in war against the muslins.

CD: Scorpions - Humanity - Hour 1
From: CC Date: November 13, 2015 at 19:24
To be honest I like the Scorps but have never been a massive fan by any means.I had a few of their studio albums over the years, a few compilations and alive album or two, but until recently never felt overly compelled to get their full back catalogue.Recently though I decided it was high time I completed their discography and started ordering some of the classics and some of the new stuff so I could mix it up rather than doing in chronologically.Did not expect much from this one, but have been really surprised with how good it is. My personal fave album is Crazy world, but I will happily say this is now my second favourite. Some great tunes on this one.

CD: Loudness - Lightning Strikes
From: hair metal again Date: November 13, 2015 at 5:17
fine release by LOUDNESS with the valuable help of Max Norman trying to hit the US market with some commercial tunes but without losing their guitar driven metal identity!Akira s work is simply astonishing but the songs should be much better in order to push things for the band!'let it go","street life dream" and "dark desire" are the best songs !

CD: Bret Michaels - True Grit
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: November 12, 2015 at 22:18
Jesus, CC, and you busted my balls for saying pretty much the same thing (minus the "massive fan" part) on Bandanna Boy's last steaming pile. Welcome to the world, I think you'll like it here.

CD: Bret Michaels - True Grit
From: Doug Date: November 12, 2015 at 18:24
Totally agree!!

CD: Bret Michaels - True Grit
From: CC Date: November 12, 2015 at 15:31
I am not a Bret hater, and am a massive fan, but his solo career is a fucking joke. Every "new" album just features a handful of new songs, and a whole bunch of songs from previous solo albums just so he can bump the price up and call it a full album instead of just releasing a cheaper EP. And on the subject of cheap. I could knock up a better cover on that on my home PC with Photoshop. Every year I lose more and more respect for him, and feel for the other guys in Poison who just wanna record a new album and go out and tour, but can't because Bret would rather just milk his fans with cheap shit like this.

CD: Bai Bang - Ridin' High
From: hair metal again Date: November 12, 2015 at 7:48
excellent release by BAI BANG ,in a more hard rockin approach with keys being in the back of things ,but they manage to stay melodic& commercial!great guitar work and escpecially the rhythm parts,great hooks and many remarkable songs by a band that s been much under rated !"nice face","little child","lay down" and "hideaway " are fine songs and BAI BANG a capable act

CD: Champlin / Williams/ Friestedt - CWF
From: aTomiK Date: November 12, 2015 at 4:57
Great disc! After the first six songs i wondered if this is going to be a modern westcoast/aor masterpiece but the "b-side" is not quite as strong as the "a-side". However, if you like Toto etc. do yourself a favor and pick this one up. World class tunes on offer here!

CD: Champlin / Williams/ Friestedt - Live In Concert
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 11, 2015 at 17:30
Very good live Recording,3 AOR masters in one stage...the songs are really enjoyable and pleasant ones.90/100

CD: John O'Banion - John O' Banion
From: CLOUD FORCE Date: November 11, 2015 at 16:51
total AOR masterpiece.period

CD: Perfect Strangers - Outside Lookin' In
From: 123charpenay Date: November 11, 2015 at 6:48
very rare cd ,but nothing extraordinary.great singer ,great sound but perfect strangers deliver a decent a o r.not more.this band is great but have not the class of the big bands.this record is easy to listen but don t hooked me.it s a second zone a o r album.

CD: Loudness - Soldier Of Fortune
From: hair metal again Date: November 11, 2015 at 2:57
superb release by LOUDNESS with Mike Vescera on vocs and Max Norman in production!great guitar riffs ,big choruses and excellent vocals ,all served in a great sound !"soldier of fortune","danger of love","twenty-five days","long after midnight"!bought it when it was released and enjoyed it much!

CD: Def Leppard - Def Leppard
From: Doug Date: November 10, 2015 at 17:59
Following CC's comment a bit, on the song "We Belong," I really enjoyed how everyone had a vocal part and thought Viv's vocal was particularly good. How interesting it might be if they incorporated more individual vocal parts to future songs. Would certainly help to diversify their sound.

CD: Lars Eric Mattsson - Electric Voodoo
From: MadMax Date: November 10, 2015 at 12:57
This album is from 1991. Nice, nothing exceptional though. I prefer Yngwie!

CD: Heavens Sake - Shinola
From: spankee Date: November 10, 2015 at 4:48
the first track is Cannibal

CD: Roulette - Lifeline
From: hair metal again Date: November 9, 2015 at 14:00
excellent release by ROULETTE many years after these songs were first recorded!the basics are done pretty good and its one of those releases that cover the whole range of the hair metal genre from classic hard rock,to glammier or more melodic tunes!"hangin on the line" is a sensational song!great stuff ,a celebration of commercial hard rock music!

CD: Def Leppard - Def Leppard
From: 123charpenay Date: November 9, 2015 at 13:51
their best realise since "euphoria".superb come back from the masters of pure hard f m.the production is absoluty perfect.the sound is clear and powerfull.like don dokken or jeff scott soto the voice of joe elliot have changed with time.it s not a problem cause joe stay an excellent singer.the japan import have no interest cause the bonus track is the demo version of track 12 "last dance".some fillers at the end of the record:tracks 9.12.14 and 15.but the rest ?wow the traditional trademarks of def leppard are present.what pleasure!!!tracks 2.6.8.and 10 are super hard rock songs.track 1 remind me the legendary "hysteria".the others tracks are more f m and are irresistibles with very catchy choruses.the ice on the cake is "man enough" track 3.this song is a hit with an exceptional disco rhythm.i m agree with cc this song reminds me "another one bites the dust" from queen.this song deserve to break the charts all over the world!!!!!!!!

CD: Lane - Supernatural
From: r2d2 Date: November 9, 2015 at 11:59
The album is a very good mix of melodic Hard Rock and AOR. Songs with great hooks (All In, A Little Bit Of Everything, The Warning), deeply emotional ballads (We'll meet again, One Life to Live), classical AOR stuff (Secret Lies, Unbelievable) and bad-ass Rock'n Roll (To The Moon, Burn The Nite Out, Enough Is Enough) is well balanced. Well done guys!

CD: Foreigner - Head Games
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 8, 2015 at 13:45
A very good rocking album with some dosages of AOR here and there...tracks 1,2,3,6(wonderful!)7 & 9 are in my book of music.86/100

CD: John Waite - Ignition
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 8, 2015 at 13:42
First solo album by Mr Waite ...this guy is one of the most pleasant vocalist in Rock,Melodic Rock i should say...tracks 2,4,7,8 & 9 are the ones for me...80/100,not an exceptional release but good enough to satisfy our ears.

CD: Def Leppard - Def Leppard
From: CC Date: November 8, 2015 at 6:28
The Classic rock fan pack version features two bonus tracks. A pointless Radio edit of Let's go and an alternate vocal take of We belong, which would please people who like the song, but would prefer to hear just Joe singing it.

CD: Def Leppard - Def Leppard
From: CC Date: November 8, 2015 at 6:27
While certainly no instant classic, and nowhere near as good as the likes of Hysteria or Pyromania, this is still a really good album. I never really found Sparkle Lounge or X to be that good to be honest, but this one hooked me straight away. The lead single is a bit misleading though as it seemed to indicate a return to the classic Hysteria sound, but the album is actually a mixed bag of styles. As expected from Lepp, there are no out and out balls to the wall rockers, but there is a nice mix of their usual mid tempo rockers and ballads (none of which are syrupy love songs). I really liked Let's go when I first heard it, but thought the chorus was very weak, but after listening to the album a few times, even the chorus has grown on me. Dangerous is a great song, and possibly my favourite on the album. Man enough has a "Another one bites the dust" vibe to it, and while unusual, is a really good song.We belong is a mid tempo ballad that features all members on vocals.

CD: Chyroc - Files Of Conspiracy
From: brokenmirror Date: November 7, 2015 at 13:53
This one is a 80`s based, great melodic Hardrock release from Germany, with nice guitar work and strong melodies. Worth to be picked up. Taste it.

CD: Hero - Liv'n Lov'n and Die'n
From: desiodom75 Date: November 7, 2015 at 10:12
Here we're in front of one of the rarest cd,so called holy grails of all indies out in HR/MHR field all-times;Easy to say that this works is a masterpiece with great and clean vocals,full of heavy ballads and huge rock anthems;only 7 songs but eyes wide open,'cause if you have a chance grab it..getting worth bring it in any serious collection.95/100; CREDITS: Keith Galloway:Lead vocals; Brett Garrett:Guitars; Marty Lynchrums; D.D Boutros:bass Guitar.

CD: Baton Rouge - Lights Out on the Playground
From: 123charpenay Date: November 6, 2015 at 11:32
the irresistible choruses are always here.what pleasure!!!exceptional follow up to their sensational debut album.this record is a little more mature and better produced than their first effort.only hits ,only killer songs which stay in your brain for a very long time.for sure you will sing these songs under your shower.top class hard u s perfect for concert in stadium.unfortunately no bonus tracks on the very very rare japan import.i ve this jewel in my collection.

CD: Bai Bang - Cop to Con
From: hair metal again Date: November 6, 2015 at 5:47
Totally agree with Geoff about the hooks!And believe me there are plenty of these in the songs and Cop To Con is a very good release!"love is strong","code to your heart","hearts on fire" ,"answer" and "arrow " are great songswith the valuable help of Matt Alfonzetti!This light guitar sound with massive keys is a Swedish trademark and overall a great addition to your collection

CD: Steve Jones - Fire and Gasoline
From: hair metal again Date: November 5, 2015 at 11:04
excellent hard rock release by STEVE JONES with the valuable help of great hard rockers like Ian Astbury,Nikki Sixx!back in the day everybody jumped on the hair metal train and made his sound more hard rockin..Steve is no exception and the result is very very fine with great guitar sound and straight hard rock anthems like "freedom fighter",'fire & gasoline" and "trouble maker"!bought it in real time and enjoyed it much

CD: Peter Friestedt - The LA Project
From: Japangea Date: November 4, 2015 at 9:31
Very Steely Dan-ish AOR.Nice.

CD: W.A.S.P. - Golgotha
From: MetalllianStallion Date: November 4, 2015 at 1:56
Critics are calling this the best WASP release since "The Crimson Idol". That might be a stretch but this album kept me listening from start to finish which is a rarity in Lawless land. Blackie has always had a face for radio, looking like he spawned from a mummy's rectum. In recent pics he looks like he ate Chris Holmes, but still has those distinctive haunting vocals of a wounded soul screaming into the abyss,like no other. Golgotha's lyrics and album art imagery have apocalyptic/religious themes as Blackie was brought up a back seat Baptist and has rejoined the Christian flock saying he is going to be held accountable for his life by God. I saw him praying before a crowd at one performance and he doesn't perform the song "animal" live anymore. Golgotha’s production is top notch and this album is the most melodic WASP album I have heard as there is isn't any chain saw charlie cheese fillers. "Miss You" is WASP's best ballad since " Hold on". (2016) double bill tour with Stryper?

CD: Def Leppard - Def Leppard
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: November 3, 2015 at 22:58
Along with Megadeth, Def Leppard might be the best band at walking the razor's edge when it comes to the hype machine: they hint to the long-suffering fans that their latest album has at least something in common with the classics that made them stars in the first place, without actually lying. "It has the energy of our old material," they might say, or "the songs embody the spirit of our early work." Stuff you can't really quantify. It happened 16 years ago with Euphoria ("If you liked Hysteria, you're going to love their latest album"--I have this on a tape somewhere). Incidentally, Euphoria was the last Def Leppard album I actually bought, although I did download (and quickly delete) Mirror Ball. In 2015, there's just way too much music out there to be very interested in new Def Leppard anymore.

CD: Def Leppard - Viva! Hysteria
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: November 3, 2015 at 22:53
Dude, it's funny you say that about Deb Flatbird, because it confirms what Phil Collen said a decade ago, when some interviewer asked him how come they never play much from the first two albums. He said they might like to, and had tried it, but the crowds didn't know what the hell was going on, and reacted somewhat less than joyously to songs like "Mirror Mirror" and "Wasted." As for the Hysteria performance itself ... it ain't doin' it for me. And i say that as somebody who absolutely loved Hysteria in its time. It was one of the first hard-rock tapes I ever owned as a third-grader first dipping my toe into these dark waters, along wiith Appetite For Destruction and a few others that didn't have nearly the impact. Nowadays, I think Hysteia's appeal is mostly nostalgia for me, and it has been surpassed by High n' Dry as the Def Lep album I listen to most often. (A wellspring of great riffs to learn as well.)

CD: The Answer - Raise A Little Hell
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: November 3, 2015 at 22:41
Per Doug'ss recommendation, I checked this out, and sure enough, it IS pretty good. I think I had their debut and was somewhat underwhelmed--like a lot of these "young guys playing old music," the hooks just didn't seem to be there. There areb plennty of hooks on Raise A Little Hell, I'm happy to report, even though the best song is the opener, "Long Live The Renegades." Other highlights are "Aristrocrat," "Last Days Of Summer" (guitar heaven!), "I Am What I Am," "Whiplash," "Red." The band opt for more of a '70's arena-rock feel than anything '80's or glammy, and I think they would have held their own circa '75 with the likes of Foghat and Nazareth. They aspire to Aero/Zep heights but aren't even close most of the time, and it shows especially on the slower songs. A good listen alll around though, and I'm glad I gave it a chance.

CD: The Winery Dogs - Hot Streak
From: Doug Date: November 3, 2015 at 14:52
Blows me away that Kotzen once played with Poison, he is so much more talented as a musician. Cool to see him heading up this great group.

CD: Cathouse - In Pussy We Trust
From: Japangea Date: November 3, 2015 at 9:23
Nice mid 80's L.A.Metal-ish stuff lile Poison.

CD: Von Groove - Rainmaker
From: hair metal again Date: November 3, 2015 at 3:33
very good release by the great VON GROOVE back in 95 !hard rock music with sensational vocals and great guitar work that could be much better if the songwriting was more consistent!of course you van find some great ones like "heavens door","lady blue" ,"rainmaker" and "nobody"!there is nothing like grunge or alternative here and i think that this is the way metalheads look at a rockier and more organic sound!they re just getting confused..lol!great stuff here

CD: Def Leppard - Def Leppard
From: Doug Date: November 2, 2015 at 19:07
I have been listening to this all day today and must admit it's growing on me. The last three tunes are the best in my opinion. The lyrics to "Man Enough" are just weird. All in all, I think this is a good album for the Lepp's. We have to recognize this is a band that will never be the hard rockers of their youth, but to note they have not totally abandoned their roots. Worth a spin...

CD: Bad Company - Rough Diamonds
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 2, 2015 at 17:52
Yeah i agree with some of the comments above...this ain't the band we used to know with this release ...i mean the album has its moments in tracks 1,2,6,7 & 9(the ones i liked)but this mix of Rock with some Funky elements here and there aren't the band's qualities at all...65/100

CD: Reckless Love - Reckless Love
From: 123charpenay Date: November 2, 2015 at 13:41
finally i ve find this record in "cool edition" at a very low price on ebay.so i decide to order it.finally after many hesitations i ve made a good choice.some fillers on this record.i confirm that tracks 2 and 9 are horrible car these two songs have a choruse very basic ,very simple and limit ridiculous.the others fillers are the three acoustic songs.these songs have no interest.the rest is very great and i can add that "back to paradise" is a mega hit.exceptional!!!the remix cool edition track 16 is a dance version of this atomic bomb.happy people in finland or in scandinavia ,who goes in disco clubs and listen a so extraordinary song.

CD: Def Leppard - Viva! Hysteria
From: MetalllianStallion Date: November 2, 2015 at 7:55
You would think that D.L was ashamed of their first 2 albums as they actually play a set on "Disc 2" as their own opening band on the down-low "Deb Flatbird" (80s'hair band witness protection program). God knows during their regular tours in the last 20-30 years maybe 1 song from High N Dry/ On through the Night makes it on their set list. Grant it Joe Elliot's register can't handle the high notes like he use to which is expected in his 50's. The Vegas crowd of middle age soccer moms looks like deer caught in the head lights as if it wasn't a hit I don't want to hear it, and I'm going back to the all you can eat buffet. "Def Leppard as Deb Flatbird at Hard Rock 2013" YOUTUBE (complete set) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAMU9hYkckU DEF LEPPARD Ded Flatbird Pt. 2 (LIVE) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUwLpY4Bi7c

CD: Def Leppard - Def Leppard
From: MetalllianStallion Date: November 2, 2015 at 6:21
The Def Lep PR hype machine has begun, as I read a article with the band calling this S/T album the best Leps release in 30 years. That's not too bold of a statement as that time frame puts them smack dab in the Adrenalize (1992)era, with my most hated DL song of all time " Let's get rocked". Joe Elliott has always proclaimed "the band will never be a nostalgia act," so why did the band do a album in Vegas (lounge act headquarters) Viva! Hysteria (2013) doing the entire Hysteria album? Multiple tracks on this one sound like Hysteria era B sides that they saved for a rainy day. The opening track wreaks of the overly processed pour some sugar-esque style. This album get's better at the midpoint and ends on a highlight as "Wings of an Angel" is one of the better tracks. Don't get me wrong this is light years better than "Sparkle Lounge"( more nostalgia act references) 7 years ago, but it's a far cry from the High N Dry/ Pyro era. It's better to burn out than to fade away.

CD: Far Corporation - Division One
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 1, 2015 at 18:30
A project that only lasted for 2 releases,that is what it was Far Corporation...comprised by some good musicians they had on this one 3 major hits in the shape of the "modernized" cover of Led Zeppelin's iconic song "Stairway To Heaven","You Are The Woman"(nice) & "One Of Your Lovers"(ala Toto jejeje,really?,wonder why )...some other fine moments are tracks 4,5(catchy),8(also TOto-ish)& 9...a pleasant Record to be honest.85/100

CD: The Cult - Dreamtime
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 1, 2015 at 18:23
A Dark Rock album with some(almost little)Hard Rock feeling in it...tracks 1,2,5,6,7( )& 9 are fine but nothing to jump outta bed...if you like The Mission UK or maybe Killing Joke then this debut by The Cult might be appealing but if you are more into the Hard Rock side the band did years later then skip thi ones...78/100

CD: Backyard Babies - Four By Four
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 1, 2015 at 12:26
Modern sleaze pop punk release...some songs are very Green Day influenced ...a nice release though,happy overall...it includes probably what's gonna be one of the best songs ever recorded by the band,it comes in the shape of "Th1rt3en Or Nothing"...tracks 2,4(nice),5,6(catchy)& 7(catchy ) are some other fine moments...75/100

CD: Art Nation - Revolution
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 1, 2015 at 11:39
Quite a pleasant hard rocking/AOR album...good solid songs(specially the edgy ones such as tracks 3,4 & 6 being this one a good catchy tune)...then we have some other fine moments in tracks 2,5,7(ala Toto),9(ala Work Of Art),11 & 12...in general lines a very interesting release,good songs,good vocalist and so on...enjoyable stuff of late 2015's...88/100

CD: Giant - III
From: hair metal again Date: November 1, 2015 at 10:29
excellent comeback by the very fine GIANT!i m a fan of em since day 1 and i m telling you that i didnt expect that to be so good!my doubts were not about the songwriting and musicianship but about the production and the whole vibe!well well Dan Huff did it again and the production is like GIANT s first 2 releases and especially their debut s and the approach is similar too!"you will be mine","over you" and "can t let go" are great songs and overall a great step for GIANT!buy it without 2nd thoughts

CD: Bad Company - Stories Told and Untold
From: Ydol eM Date: November 1, 2015 at 4:22
I like any of BC albums (less or more) and this is not an exception despite the fact it's not a regular (rank&file) album. Yeah, here are a lot of country moments but skilfully mixed with southern rock, aor and bluesy hard rock. So, as I've already written I like previous BC work and bands like early Black Crowes or Bad English and that's why I give 85/100.

CD: Heart - Brigade
From: nimzo Date: October 31, 2015 at 23:36
Great album from Heart. One of the best female voice. At the level of Vixen or Robin Beck. The best tracks are "Wild Child" with a perfect intro, "All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You" very comercial and melidic, "Secret", "Cruel nights" and the awesome highlight "I Want Your World to Turn" 90/100 Aor Classic killer

CD: The Answer - Raise A Little Hell
From: Doug Date: October 29, 2015 at 19:23
This is a fantastic album, easily one of my favorites for 2015. Go get it!

CD: Gotthard - Domino Effect
From: 123charpenay Date: October 29, 2015 at 14:21
i can add that "the tour edition" is essential cause we have a second record with six acoustic bonus tracks live absoluty sensational.yes rick my venezuelian friend i m totally agree with you "steve lee sadly missed".i ve always this feeling when i listen a gotthard s record.life is very unjust.

CD: Jackyl - Relentless
From: hair metal again Date: October 29, 2015 at 10:50
excellent release by the great and unique JACKYL , a band that i m a fan of since day 1!all their basics are present from the howling gritty vocs to the guitar riffs ,from the perfect backing vocs to the chainsaw!"kill the sunshine","billy bad ass","curse on you" and "sparks from candy" the best moments!welcome back JACKYL

CD: American Angel - American Angel
From: nimzo Date: October 29, 2015 at 7:03
Good hair metal/hard rock. The best songs here are:"Bring the World Back","How Can I Miss You" and "After the Laughter" Band with high energy in their music. 80/100 is my score.

CD: Gotthard - Made In Switzerland
From: 123charpenay Date: October 28, 2015 at 14:40
fantastic concert.happy people who were in zurich this night.i m sure they will not forget this fabulous concert.the discography of gotthard is very long ,brilliant and excellent so it s difficult to select only 17 songs for a live performance.it s an obligation that several songs ,several hits are missing.no problem for me.in my life i ve seen three times gotthard in 1997 at chalon sur saone in guest of deep purple and in 2012 and 2014 in my town lyon.three exceptional concerts with these very talented and very nice guys.i can add that they speak perfectly french,and that leo leoni drinks jack daniels directly at the bootle on stage.leo says to me "that s rock n roll"!!!!!

CD: Art Nation - Revolution
From: 123charpenay Date: October 28, 2015 at 14:22
the new swedish sensation.georg siegl the boss of a o r heaven have recruited an excellent band.ok there is two fillers on this cd (tracks 10 and 11) ,ok they looks like to some clones of H.E.A.T.but what super record.a top class new wawe scandi a o r album.rest ten killer songs, with irresistible choruses which will stay immediatly in your brain.this new fantastic band offer us a marvellous travel in....a o r heaven.

CD: Secret - The End Of The Road
From: 123charpenay Date: October 27, 2015 at 14:43
very great a o r.this record sound very spanish.logic jesus espin is the singer of 91 suite.if you re fan of 91 suite or golden farm this cd is for you.nothing new under the sun but very solid and very consistant a o r realise(no fillers).

CD: Paradox - Obvious Puzzle
From: Swazi Date: October 27, 2015 at 12:34
Very much INXS influenced .....

CD: Restless - Alone In The Dark
From: andi Date: October 27, 2015 at 6:50
very great album....i do not like AOR and Melodic Rock most but this album is one of the best i've ever heard!!!!

CD: Atsushi Yokozeki Project - Raid
From: hair metal again Date: October 27, 2015 at 3:54
excellent release by ATSUSHI YOKOZEKI and his well paid guests!the half songs are instrumental and the rest is fronted by great singers and they re all very fine!"more than enough","straight to your heart" and "a little bit more" are excellent songs !the production is perfect and the guitar work interesting without being too much over the songs!good stuff that deserves to be in your collection

CD: 9th Street - The Prayer
From: nimzo Date: October 27, 2015 at 2:20
Good hi-tech aor/pop from this christian band. The sound is similar to others bands like Modesty or Go west. Al tracks are in the same level. Perhaps the highlight here is "Some time" with a awesome sax intro by Chris Margaray. Others good tracks are "Feel it", "The prayer", "Confusion" and "Tonight". 82/100

CD: Hollywood Vampires - Hollywood Vampires
From: CC Date: October 26, 2015 at 17:53
Details of the artists on this album are sorely lacking. Lots more musicians appear throughout the album.

CD: First Signal - First Signal
From: the rocker Date: October 25, 2015 at 21:00
A new "First Signal" album in 2016!!!

CD: Fifth Angel - Fifth Angel
From: WidoMakr Date: October 24, 2015 at 21:11
STILL after 25+ years, one of the greatest bands ever. They are one of my top 5 bands I would give my left nut to get back together (original members). Quote the WidoMakr...Never More

CD: Night Ranger - High Road
From: edwithmj Date: October 24, 2015 at 10:59
A little too run-of-the-mill for me. The musicianship is still there and the vocals still sound good (although the age of Keagy and Blades can definitely be heard), but the songwriting isn't there at all and the result is exactly what we all expected: nothing standout - just some decentish AOR/melodic rock. I'd say this is for diehard Night Ranger fans only as there's nothing here to set Night Ranger apart from the other bands for the average fan of the genre.

CD: Victory - Victory
From: hair metal again Date: October 24, 2015 at 1:23
superb debut by the great VICTORY and for me this is one of the best releases of the German scene cause they were one of the very few that didnt have metal influences and were straight hard rockers from the start!This is probably Huhn s best ever vocal work and the sound,the guitars,the songwriting and the whole vibe are truly outstanding!all the songs are excellent and this is one hell of a hard rock album!essential

CD: Jimi Jamison - Crossroads Moment
From: 123charpenay Date: October 23, 2015 at 11:05
the best jimi jamison record is "empires".a sensational melodic rock record.a masterpiece!!!!

CD: Joe Lynn Turner - Rescue You
From: 123charpenay Date: October 23, 2015 at 11:03
exceptional debut album for the singer of deep purple.this record breathe the class start to end.rainbow s influences are sometimes present.only killer songs on this marvellous record absoluty no fillers.no doubt his best record in solo.really a must have for all melodic rocks fans of this planet.unfortunatelly the japan import have no bonus tracks.

CD: Bigstorm - Living In Exile
From: nimzo Date: October 23, 2015 at 1:49
More pop/rock than AOR here. Also with some progressive touch. The voice is very strange and I don't like very much. For me the score is 70/100. Perhaps beacuse I'm Aor, hard rock, melodic rock fan my score is 70/100

CD: Savatage - Power of the Night
From: hair metal again Date: October 23, 2015 at 0:41
superb release for SAVATAGE ,with Max Norman giving them a more commercial approach and as aresult songs like the mega hit"hard for love"(one of the best ever metal songs much underated),"stuck on you","in the dream","power of the night"!essential for those who dig metal with commercial elements

CD: Beau Heart - Invitation
From: nimzo Date: October 22, 2015 at 9:31
I dont like this álbum but I respect others tastes. It is hi-tech very boring for me. Non top hi-tech band. I prefer other bands like fingerprints, west of sunset, kurt howell, john warren, kevin jordan and others... My score for this album is 60/100

CD: Big Big Sun - Stop The World
From: nimzo Date: October 22, 2015 at 7:04
Un disco normalito 75/100. Mas tirando a pop que otra cosa. El cantante como bien dicen tira a Sting totalmente. Tienen buena producción y buenos musicos pero les falta gancho. Si todas las canciones fueran como la que da titulo al álbum "stop the world" la cosa hubiera cambiado. De cualquier forma un álbum que gustará a los poperos de los 80.

CD: Loudness - On The Prowl
From: hair metal again Date: October 22, 2015 at 3:16
excellent release by LOUDNESS tryin to go even more commercial but without losing their heavy id !the result is pretty good with great guitar work as always,many good songs,great vocals and a strong polished production."long distance","never again" "down n dirty","find a way" and "love toys " are the highlights of one of LOUDNESS finest moments!

CD: Rossington - Returned To The Scene Of The Crime
From: 123charpenay Date: October 21, 2015 at 13:50
in the category womenne of the best female singer ever:miss dale krantz rossington.exceptional,fabulous voice!!!!!!!now she sings in the background vocals of the legendary lynyrd skynyrd.

CD: Bad Company - Stories Told and Untold
From: Doug Date: October 20, 2015 at 16:10
Remake of the Vince Gill tune with Hart's vocals, on "I Still Believe in You" is really good. Yeah, I know it's a country tune, but the vocals are what shines on this one.

CD: FM - Heroes and Villains
From: blueheaven4u Date: October 20, 2015 at 16:02
Great!, after tough it out, their best album, great songs, great sound, it seems to be back in time. Fire & rain and incredible are my favourites songs. Congratulations FM is back!!! 95/100

CD: Chicago - Twenty 1
From: petermexico13 Date: October 20, 2015 at 14:58
Another great record by Chicago, this is their last work before the big change in the music industry. Este es el último trabajo de Chicago con el sonido y fórmula que les dio su segundo aire y éxito en la década de los 80´s. Grandes temas como el inicial "Explain to my Heart", o esa estupenda balada "You come to my Senses" y Champlin cantando a su gusto en "Somebody Somewhere". Un gran trabajo de una de las mejores agrupaciones americanas. AOR de primera clase.

CD: Heaven's Wish - Heaven's Wish
From: 123charpenay Date: October 20, 2015 at 11:39
finally i ve find this raritie.i don t share the enthusiasm and the marvellous others comments.generally the retrospect records s realise are very very average and often very weak.here not! the sound is great ,the production excellent.musically it s very strong the guitarist deliver us some beautiful and fantastic solos.but this record have two problems.the songwriting is very average,the choruses will not hooked you,and the singer and the backing vocals are weak and sound amateur.it s regrettable cause i repeat their music is excellent.it s a shame that after some incredibles intros the songs are killed by a so poor singer , some so poor backing vocals and some so poor choruses .impossible to sing under my shower a song of this band.

CD: Atlanta Rhythm Section - Truth in a Structured Form
From: nimzo Date: October 20, 2015 at 1:28
Very good album. Aor with southern rock touch. All tracks very paired. Difficult to choose the best. My prefers are: Listen to the Wind,I Want You Here With Me,What Happened to Us and the final brooch Don't Get Me Started. 87/100

CD: Skid Row - Skid Row
From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 19, 2015 at 18:18
Solid debut of a hard & edgy Hard Rock act but sold as well as a "pretty boy band" and somehow it killed the music which was good...tracks 5,6 & 10 were huge hits...tracks 1,2,7 & 11 are also good cuts...so in general lines this Record is quite appealing and good...87/100

CD: Blackfoot - Tomcattin'
From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 19, 2015 at 18:13
Love 'em!!!...one of my favorite Southern Rock bands along with Molly Hatchet..."On The Run" & "Gimme Gimme Gimme" are in my book by all means...tracks 4 & 10 are also mine...80/100

CD: H.E.A.T. - Live in London
From: 123charpenay Date: October 19, 2015 at 13:53
fans of H E A T you can buy closed eyes "revolution" from art nation.it s a new comer in the a o r heaven team.

CD: Loudness - Hurricane Eyes
From: hair metal again Date: October 19, 2015 at 9:00
very good release by LOUDNESS once again with great guitars and songs!the band tris to go on the commercial path and the result is ok but nothing blowminding!"rock n roll gypsy","so lonely" and "in my dreams " are fine songs !overall this could be better with some better vocals ,production and choruses

CD: Slaughter - Stick It To Ya
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: October 18, 2015 at 21:50
Of course, the letter-grade analogy isn't perfect either, because the 66 I gave this CD is a failing grade in school, when in fact I think iit's better than an F (I'd give it a C). Plenty of wiggle rooom in that hundred-point range, especially at the low end (is a 30 really three times better than a 10?) I think a lot of people just slap on an arbirtray number that seems about right. The real story is in the actual comments.

CD: Slaughter - Stick It To Ya
From: Ydol eM Date: October 18, 2015 at 16:43
No problem to accept even 1 if it isn't a general standpoint to a particular band, style etc. But I would like to say that the range from 1 to 100 is wide enough to express that I don't like something or on the other hand an album is good. Personally, I gave 85/100 and in my country this is also "B".

CD: Slaughter - Stick It To Ya
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: October 18, 2015 at 13:48
84/100 overall seems pretty respectable to me. In American schools, that's a B. Some people will spend their review saying how an album isn't very good and still give it an 84. Full disclosure; I personally gave Stick It To Ya 66/100, which I think is fair given that I find a quarter of the songs all but unlistenable, and another few mediocre at best.

CD: Slaughter - Stick It To Ya
From: Ydol eM Date: October 18, 2015 at 13:21
sorry, there have been

CD: Slaughter - Stick It To Ya
From: Ydol eM Date: October 18, 2015 at 13:18
It's a pity there haven been people who deform the total rating (not only this case) with their "love or hate" attitude. It seems a bit childish and unfair.

CD: Bandit - Tuff N' Dirtee
From: andi Date: October 18, 2015 at 10:31

CD: Dakota - Runaway
From: Monzter Date: October 18, 2015 at 7:08
Easy in the top 10 albums ever! "Love Won't Last" is a great song, no doubt, but not as fantastic as some of the rest, so have to lower the rating a wee bit. I give it 95%. Not easy to pick the best songs, but even on this album that are packed full of fantastic songs, "Tonight Could Last Forever", "Angry Men" stands out. Amazing stuff.

CD: Glorious Bankrobbers - Dynamite Sex Doze
From: hair metal again Date: October 16, 2015 at 10:57
excellent release by GLORIOUS BANKROBBERS with a great production ,musicianship ,songwriting and some cool attitude!the guitars sound sleazy and i d say that their sound is close to LA GUNS s!"spitfire","dynamite sex doze","love to come","good n bad" are great hard rock songs!highly recommended,especially if you like LA GUNS 2nd one!

CD: Bad Company - Holy Water
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: October 14, 2015 at 20:17
... had all that much to do with grunge either.

CD: Bad Company - Holy Water
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: October 14, 2015 at 20:16
It was the age of the power ballad, which is how Bad Company found themselves at #16 on the pop charts with "If You Needed Somebody." I understand why bands never do it, but Bad Company would have been a prime candidate for a name change. The music they made with Brian Howe sounds nothing like their '70's output, and comes after a fairly lengthy hiatus too. And this was the era of supergroups made of guys fromold AOR bands (Alias and Bad English, and Damn Yankees all reached the top-five without trying to fool anyone into thinking they were Sheriff or the Babys or Journey or whoever. Play "Can't Get Enough" back to back with "Holy Water"--it sounds like an entirely different band. Still, this is good, capable, but ultimately faceless AOR. 1990-91 really was the last hurrah for guys like these, who managed to buy some extra time by forming new configurations and making music for baby-boomers who were a bit skeptical (or scared) of metal. But the end was nigh, and I really don't think it

CD: Bad Company - Company of Strangers
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: October 14, 2015 at 19:49
Man, talk about a tree falling in an empty forest! This one sank without a trace, immediately! By '95, all but the top 1% of '70's dinosaurs (Aerosmith, Tom Petty, AC/DC, and soon Kiss) had wrung every last drop of public interest out of their careers. Truly, no one gave a fuck anymore. They appeared on Rockline (along with the equally antiquated Boston), but even '70's-obsessed AOR radio didn't play this. They toured, but nobody pretended they wanted to hear anything but the classics. The time had finally come, and Bad Company went with most of their contemporaries fully into Nostalgia Land, leaving behind Company Of Strangers, an album that is pleasant, easygoing, and clearly made by and for middle-aged men.

CD: Bad Company - Company of Strangers
From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 13, 2015 at 18:50
The only album recorded with Robert Hart which is a great singer(in here it reminded me of Danny Bowes of the band Thunder )...maybe he wasn't the right man to cover Paul Rodgers or Brian Howe's feet but he did more than a recognizable job in here ...tracks 2,5,7,9,10 & 11(nice one)are in my book of songs...85/100

CD: King Kobra - Thrill of a Lifetime
From: petermexico13 Date: October 13, 2015 at 17:01
This is a special record, King Kobra changes direction to AOR, but they did it great! In the beginning it causes a big shock with the fans, but if you open your ears to the great work and one simple thing that makes these songs grow on you, the voice of Mark Free!! Este trabajo es simplemenente la consagración de un vocalista tan espectacular llamado Mark Free, sin duda alguna es la estrella en este disco, es cierto que este cambio de sonido dada la época en que fué grabado, no hizo mucho por la banda, pero con el tiempo quienes apreciamos el trabajo por lo que es, sin importar de donde venían y después hemos seguido la carrera de este gran cantante, sabemos que cada uno de sus trabajos posteriores son joyas del género AOR, y que todo aquel que disfrute de una buena voz atesora cada uno de ellos. Grande Mark/Marcie Free!!!

CD: Queen - Queen On Fire: Live At The Bowl
From: underworld king Date: October 13, 2015 at 7:10
Queen captured live on the Hot Space Tour. I am probably in the minority but I think this album rocks. I've always quite enjoyed Hot Space and it was great to finally here some of these songs live.

CD: Loudness - Loud 'N' Rare
From: hair metal again Date: October 13, 2015 at 6:32
excellent collection of b sides and super mix of songs with a very polished and strong production !worth buying just for "silent sword " and "long distance love" with the exceptional guitar work by Akira Takasaki!good stuff of course

CD: Hush - Hush
From: Japangea Date: October 12, 2015 at 23:45
Really nice stuff.Not really a Hard Rock album but if you are into bands like Cheap Trick,Rock Rose or maybe Rubinoos or The Rollers,Records,this is for you.Nice poppy Hard Rock in late 70's.

CD: Hughes/Thrall - Hughes/Thrall
From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 12, 2015 at 18:04
A very good Rock with some AOR moments release...Hughes being great as usual ...tracks 1,2(nice),3,4( ),7 & 8(nice)go directly into my book of music faves.85/100

CD: Whitford/St. Holmes - Whitford/St. Holmes
From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 12, 2015 at 18:01
A pretty good rocking album!!!...this was,back then,a very interesting project indeed...tracks 1,2,4,5(with some AORish feel in it)6,7 & 8 are in my book.85/100

CD: Alice Cooper - Flush The Fashion
From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 12, 2015 at 17:41
Listening again to this release...nothing else to say but the tracks i liked the most and the rate:"Talk Talk","Clones"( ),"Grim Facts","Nuclear Infected,"Dance Yourself To Death(ala Rolling Stones) & "Headlines"...the rate?,not very optimist,55/100

CD: Slaughter - Stick It To Ya
From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 12, 2015 at 17:23
Thanks 4 the info Doghouse Reilly

CD: Bon Jovi - 7800 Degrees Fahrenheit
From: 123charpenay Date: October 12, 2015 at 13:33
after their first atomic bomb,bon jovi had a very difficult challenge:make an excellent follow up to their first extraordinary eponymus record.they win ,cause they realise this exploit.one more time an irresistible hard f m album,plenty of hits and super songs who stay in your brain eternally.you can find on the exceptional "no rules" from hybrid ice a super version of "secret dreams".the japan reissue of 7800 ° ,in 1998,is essential cause on the second record whe have 6 tracks live whit a perfect sound!!!!!

CD: Motley Crue - Girls, Girls, Girls
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: October 12, 2015 at 11:05
An uneven album by the band's own admission. Nikki was more interested in ingesting heroin through any and every hole available than in writing a full album's worth of quality songs. I actually like the SOUND of the album: Tommy's drums pound right into your head, Vince is at his nastiest, and mick's guitars have a cool, grinding tone. "Wild Side" is probably my favorite Crue song from any album, and the sound effects on the fadeout really accent the nightmare world being described. Other good ones are the (overplayed) title track, "Dancin' On Glass," "Five Years Dead" "All In The Name Of Rock" and the deceptively sweet "You're All I Need," disguising murderous lyrics. Trouble is, they (Nikki) only wrote eight songs, so they padded it with the throwaway "Nona" and a live Elvis cover, performed so badly (especially by Vince) that it's barely recognizable.

CD: Slaughter - Stick It To Ya
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: October 12, 2015 at 10:50
You're missing nothing with the bonus tracks, Rick. The "acoustic" version of "Fly To The Angels" is just the studio version with all but one acoustic guitar and Mark's lead vocals stripped out, probably aimed at top-40 radio who maybe were hesitant to play the album mix. 'Wingin' It' is just a throwaway track, like a page off someone's musical doodle pad.

CD: King Kobra - Thrill of a Lifetime
From: hair metal again Date: October 12, 2015 at 8:38
excellent release by KING KOBRA once again !quite different than the debut ,this one isnt guitar driven and i believe that it was a mistake not to take advantage with those great guitarists they had and a result Thrill Of Lifetime didnt hit the spot among the fans!of course the songs sound great and if you let it a few spins ,you ll find out its beayty,many hooks and sensational melodic lines!"feel the heat","second time around",'only the strong survive" and "overnight sensation " are the best moments!great stuff

CD: Diving for Pearls - Diving for Pearls
From: edwithmj Date: October 11, 2015 at 17:59
This sounds like Night Ranger mixed with Dean Ortega from Neverland and the result is something I didn't expect to be so unique - and so good. Gimme Your Good Lovin' is excellent from the opening riff, Have You Forgotten is a decent AOR track too; Close My Eyes is a super track with a slightly dark feel to it I think and it's definitely my favourite - the vocals are very catchy indeed; New Moon is a nice ballad with wonderful acoustic guitar; Never on Monday really sounds a lot like Neverland I feel and has sensational vocals; You're All I Know is a similar song to track 2 and it works very well; my final favourite is Keep Your Love Alive which has a great rhythm. The vocals are superb in this one and the melodies created by the keys and guitars are very addictive.

CD: Motley Crue - Girls, Girls, Girls
From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 11, 2015 at 13:06
This is a decent album and that's it IMHO...maybe for some people this might be a classic or whatever but being objective the songs are quite standart ones..."Wild Side","Girls Girls Girls" & the nice "You're All I Need" are by far the best cuts...tracks 7,8 & 10(is it a cover?)are ok ones if i have to say something else...84/100


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