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CD: Howe II - High Gear
From: edwithmj Date: October 1, 2016 at 9:25
Time to expand... If you love Greg's first solo album as much as I do, you'll really love this venture into the mainstream. His brother, Albert, handles vocals and his voice is very similar to David Lee Roth's except it's more gravelly and he's able to hit a lot more notes. The songs, are similar in style to Van Halen's first two albums except are a bit more polished. Greg himself is a flawless shredder and his playing style really fits in with the style of music here. The opener, High Gear, has an extremely catchy riff that you won't get out of your head for ages. Carry The Torch is another catchy hard rocker. Other highlights are Ferocious and the lower-tempo Social Fever. This is fast becoming one of my favourite albums that I keep coming back to.

CD: Great White - Once Bitten
From: 123charpenay Date: September 30, 2016 at 10:23
i can add that "rock me" is a monument.one of the best song never writen and played by a hard rock n roll band.

CD: Warrant - Ultraphobic
From: dany69 Date: September 29, 2016 at 18:28
just can't believe some peoples here talk this way,((( all those supposed hard rocker,,LOL,,,First,this is a wonderful warrant album,one of the best,,,,just listenin the song stronger now and maybe some fool here will understand the dead of Jani,!!! this is not alternative or grunge album,,,this is just more mature,,,,Jani was tired to be the cherry pie boy's,!! so that's why he make this,,he just wanted to the peoples that he can write such good songs like stronger now,,chameleon,,,sum of one,,!!!! but like i see,,some can't understand this again,,,,so go listin some pretty boy floyd,,,,,Pathetic

CD: 2 A.M. - When Every Second Counts
From: nimzo Date: September 29, 2016 at 16:59
Very good album of hi tech AOR/westcoast. They introduce great touch of saxophone. The best tracks here are:"Never Nevea Let You Escape", "You're the One", the more heavy "Lost Souls" and the precious "Now You're Leaving". 85/100

CD: Gotthard - Need to Believe
From: Doug Date: September 29, 2016 at 15:28
"Unconditional Faith" is my fave tune on this one.

CD: Night Ranger - Feeding Off the Mojo
From: Doug Date: September 28, 2016 at 13:33
Picked this up the other day, curious to hear NR sound without Blades and Watson. IMO, Jack Blades is so talented that he is hard to replace, but I thought this album was pretty decent. Surprised Gary Moon did not land somewhere else? Maybe he did, not sure?

CD: Horsepower - Virginity
From: hair metal again Date: September 28, 2016 at 3:18
good hard rock music for HORSEPOWER ,a band from Finland that does the basics ok and that remind me a bit of GRINGOL LOCOS!dont expect something extraordinary ,but everything is in an acceptable level!"weekend wizard","bad hearted woman" and "sweet charity" are the highlights!

CD: Lonely Heart - Mirage
From: andi Date: September 27, 2016 at 7:16
Cheap and slow Version of T.N.T...this is not heavy to me..mich more slow Songs than interesting fast once..better take the original T.N.T records!!

CD: Kansas - Always Never the Same
From: petermexico13 Date: September 26, 2016 at 19:52
Es un hecho que en un momento específico del tiempo muchas bandas decidieron lanzar versiones sinfónicas de sus grandes éxitos, en lo personal no son de mi agrado en general, alguna que otra canción puede elevar su sonido y ser memorable, pero si hay algún grupo que puede y merece lanzar un disco así, es KANSAS!!, sus arreglos y su estilo musical se prestan a la perfección para lograr fundirse mejor que nadie, cada uno de los pasajes están muy bien logrados, si hay algo que reprochar es que no haya sido un disco doble dado que dejaron fuera muchas canciones importantes de cada época, es cierto que el Cover de los Beatles pudiera sorprender en lugar de algún tema original, por otra parte es bienvenido que las bandas rindan tributo a su héroes que los inspiraron para llegar a ser lo que hoy en día representan, Leyendas de la música americana!

CD: Kansas - The Classic Albums Collection 1974-1983 (Box Set)
From: petermexico13 Date: September 26, 2016 at 19:28
Simply one of the best American Bands!! Love all of their music, Kansas is unique!. Soy sin duda un apasionado de cada canción y cada álbum que ha lanzado este grupo, desde sus orígenes con un sonido único, inconfundible e irrepetible, no es para todos, pero una vez que te atrapa nunca dejarás de escucharlos. Clásicos a más no poder y uno de los mejores ejemplos de que también se hace buena música de este lado del atlántico. A disfrutar su discografía de su primera época, abarcando los primeros 10 años de grabaciones donde alcanzaron su status de clásicos. Long Live Kansas!!!

CD: Lance Keltner - Lance Keltner
From: hair metal again Date: September 26, 2016 at 8:24
very good release for LANCE KELTNER with a fantastic production and work by Jack Ponti!the songs are great and its a def grower ,as it gets better and better with every spin!Lance s way of singing is beautiful and overall a nice vibe is created."i m dangerous","if you really love me","the party s over" are great songs!good stuff

CD: Four By Fate - Relentless
From: bugrarife Date: September 25, 2016 at 8:07
the best rock album I heard in long time. Gem for me.

CD: Europe - Wings Of Tomorrow
From: Metal Fox Date: September 25, 2016 at 2:43
This whole album smokes! Not a bad track on this one at all. This is Europe at their hardest and most heaviest. Highlights on here are "Scream of Anger", "Treated Bad Again", "Wasted Time", "Lyin' Eyes" and even "Aphasia" (the instrumental) is phenomenal. If you're a new fan of Europe, this is a pretty good album to start with. I'll give it a 100/100 because every song on here is AWESOME!

CD: Honeymoon Suite - Racing After Midnight
From: Metal Fox Date: September 24, 2016 at 4:19
This release is a big improvement over the very overrated "Big Prize" album. Like "Prize", this album starts off strong with a hard party rocker, this time it's "Lookin' Out for Number One". After that, the next couple of songs are alright, but nothing spectacular. The band makes up for the album's slow start by stringing together 5 FANTASTIC rock tracks in the second half. Tracks 1 and 5 along with all 5 tracks of the second half are the highlights on here. Pretty good album overall. Not as good as the debut, but a huge improvement over "The Big Prize". I'll give it a 86/100.

CD: Honeymoon Suite - The Big Prize
From: Metal Fox Date: September 23, 2016 at 20:05
Pretty overrated album in my opinion. People often describe this as being their best album, but I personally feel that it doesn't even come close to that level of greatness. When I first heard the opener, "Bad Attitude", along with "Feel it Again", they both rocked so hard, I thought that this album was going to be a classic. But then you start to get a couple of average songs and then you get a couple of awful ones after that. Listening to "Wounded" and "Words in the Wind" back to back sound almost exactly the same, but with different lyrics, "What Does it Take" is just downright cheesy and "Take My Hand" is a totally atrocious filler. I do like "All Along You Knew" though. That song is quite nice. I gave this album a 62/100 because there are about 5 songs on here that are good or great and the rest are either average or completely brutal.

CD: Danger Danger - The Return of the Great Gildersleeves
From: hair metal again Date: September 23, 2016 at 10:17
excellent release for the legendary DANGER DANGER ,a band that always delivers cause Bruno &Steve as they admit listened to great hard rockin bands when they were young and that shows in their music!not the typical early 90 s sound ,a bit more updated ,but aleays commercial hard rock music!as always monsterous songs like "she s gone",'grind","when she s good she s good" and "i do "!essential

CD: Saints and Sinners - Saints and Sinners
From: Metal Fox Date: September 22, 2016 at 19:44
An amazing album from an extremely underrated band that deserved so much better. There is not one bad song on here, the whole album smokes! My favourites on this one are "Shake", "Rip it Up", "Kiss the Bastards", "We Belong" and "Frankenstein". A must have for any fan of Hard Rock/Heavy Metal music. I'm gonna go all the way here and give this album a full 100/100.

CD: Steel Panther - Feel the Steel
From: hair metal again Date: September 22, 2016 at 11:25
pretty good debut for STEEL PANTHER with a kick ass musicianship,songwriting,production ,but def the worst lyrics ever heard!such a pitty cause the band is excellent and especially Satchel s work!"fat girl","community property","party all day" and "stripper girl" are excellent songs even though they re copycats of the well known anthems of the hair metal era!great band,awful lyrics &attitude

CD: Europe - Start From The Dark
From: Metal Fox Date: September 22, 2016 at 4:22
The year is 2004, Europe has recently reunited and decided to release their first new studio album of original material since 1991's "Prisoners in Paradise". Instead of making a vintage 80's sounding album, Europe opt to take the more modern approach. At first, this modern style seems to work and it seems to suit Europe quite well, and it comes off sounding like a more modern take on their previous album from '91 (which was DYNAMITE!), but then the album starts to drag in the second half. Highlights on this include the first 6 tracks, plus "Sucker". I give this one a 76/100.

CD: Bryan Adams - Into The Fire
From: Metal Fox Date: September 21, 2016 at 19:30
This has to be most underrated album from Bryan Adams. But again, the massive success of "Reckless" was a tough act to follow and the end result was overlooked. This album is just as good as "Reckless" and "Cuts Like a Knife" even tough some of the songwriting is a little more serious. Highlights on here are the first 6 tracks plus "Hearts on Fire" and "Home Again". I give it a 97/100.

CD: Dust - Soulburst
From: juan carlos Date: September 21, 2016 at 14:42
Ok Bluesy HardRock ala old Whitesnake or Badlands, Polished production & Good singer, "Waiting for you" is a cool bluesy slow track, nothing more to add. 75/100

CD: Babylon A.D. - Nothing Sacred
From: hair metal again Date: September 21, 2016 at 4:27
hair metal masterpiece for the legendary BABYLON A.D. and for us that lived it when it was released ,revisiting it after so many years brings back great memories of our youth!superb performing ,great hard rockin songs ,attitude,looks ,everything you need is here:'take the dog off the chain","bad blood","so savage the heart" "sacrifice your love" are sensational indeed and overall Nothing Sacred an absolute classic

CD: King Company - One For the Road
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: September 20, 2016 at 22:06
I checked this out expecting a couple good songs and a lot of that Santa Cruz/Reckless Love silliness that these Scandinavians so easily fall prey to. What a surprise, this is actually really good! The soaring vocals and lovely lyrics would be pleasing to an AOR fan, but the music itself has a heavy, "majestic," almost power-metal going on that keeps it from being weak and watery. Lots of guitar flash, too. Kinda reminds me of a mix of Badlands and XYZ, especially in the vocals, but musically maybe someone heavier like Leatherwolf. For somebody that's finally growing a little bored with constantly rehashing the '80's, this is a real gem, and definitely going to make my year-end list.

CD: Motley Crue - Supersonic and Demonic Relics
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 20, 2016 at 17:37
Decent compilation of rarities is my honest opinion about this release...tracks 1,2,5,9(cover Sex Pistols)10,11(this cut can be in any Tommy Lee's side techno projects jejeje),12 & 15(good live version).80/100

CD: Dead Bang - Dancin' on the Edge
From: juan carlos Date: September 20, 2016 at 0:25
Good Hardrock indeed, Good production/Vibe, catchy choruses ("Take it All" "On the Road " "Hot Blooded"), "Don't Need Your Love" good ballad, the rest is ok in my book. Good purchase and Recommended of course! 85/100

CD: Freak of Nature - Gathering of Freaks
From: Wardy Date: September 19, 2016 at 7:52
See my Debut SelfTitled comments for this one too but rate this record a 9 minimum, lyrically musically performances sound, the whole kit and caboodle pay dividends. Without a doubt on par with the 90's greats, Gathering Of Freaks is an underappreciated classic!

CD: Freak of Nature - Freak of Nature
From: Wardy Date: September 19, 2016 at 7:48
Hey, .oved White Lion as much as the next fan but who knew right? Who knew born from the ashes of the magnificent White Lion would be the arguably better Freak Of Nature? Man I recall being excited that Mike was back and hitting play and BAM, couldn't believe my %÷%#ing ears, this was fantastic stuff and remains so to this day. Never tire of the FON records, easily some of Mike's finest lyrics to date. Not the grunge bandwagon jump many of the US rags claimed in fact much of these tunes still flirted the WhiteLion template albeit dressed in the current ilk, hey Europe embraced 'em but unfortunately not enough to see the band thrive to survive internal presssures splitting the band at their GatheringOfFreaks peak. RescueMe remains a personal fave but Possessed, TurnTheOtherWay, EVERY track is raw class. Devastating this band didn't continue truly one of the best oldschoolers moving into a new age. Magnificent and as good as the Soundgardens etc. This rated an 8.5 Gathering a 9 minimum.

CD: White Lion - Mane Attraction
From: Wardy Date: September 19, 2016 at 7:18
Not as immediate or fancy as its predecessors but a far more back to front fullfilling listen. Once upon a time WhiteLion were known for occasionally stepping away from the party, ManeAttraction is heavy on wordly views and in doing so exudes a road weary trodden down but experienced band making good on their crown. Sure there's some compulsory fodder but even those are high calibre. Recorded Broken Heart is magnificent, She's Got Everything silly but head nodding brilliance and for all its lyrical dumbness there's got to be a backstory to the engaging OutWithTheBoys can't but sing along. Too many ballads yes but they too value add, the bottom end groove to It'sOver kicks and LoveDontComeEasy is solid. The mighty Lights&Thunder rages outta the box, Warsong is thundering possibly a prelude to Mike's wonderful transition to FreakOfNature and the finale FarewellToYou a perfect fitting tribute to us fans. With huge production to boot, for 91 ManeAttraction was a juggernaut of a record 8.5

CD: Fury - Fury
From: hair metal again Date: September 19, 2016 at 4:45
very good release for FURY back in the mid 80 s and this one captures exactly the spirit of that era with its production (drums) and with the keys being one step in the front!the songs are fine but not great and the highlights are "she dont know" and "in her arms" where Robbie s voice is shining!i recently had the chance to see the guy performing live with FIND ME and i m tellin ya that he is a great rocker

CD: Dave Sharman - 1990
From: juan carlos Date: September 19, 2016 at 0:10
Good instrumental album indeed. I notice Too many influences from the mighty Joe Satriani ("Atomic Chaser"), "Pandora's Box" is a great track as well. 80/100

CD: Diamond - Diamond
From: juan carlos Date: September 18, 2016 at 23:17
Good US Melodic Metal/Rock, "Fight Fire With Fire" has strong choruses and a good guitar solo with lots of keys, "Remember The Night" is my favorite track but i can't dig the singer at all. "Rock the Nation" sounds like an anthem, just an Ok song. "One For The Heart" is a good ballad. The instrumental "The Inatome" not bad! 80/100

CD: Viva - Apocalypse
From: andi Date: September 18, 2016 at 6:50
I thought this is Tony Miles in vocals,same voice,amazing cd

CD: China - We Are The Stars
From: andi Date: September 17, 2016 at 18:30
Nicht zu vergleichen mit dem genialen Sänger Patrick Mason von Sign in the Sky!!!Sign in the Sky ist und bleibt das beste China Album Never!!!!

CD: China - Sign in the Sky
From: andi Date: September 17, 2016 at 18:23
Ydol eM@ There's nothing similar to No Sweat and nothing to Foreigner...it's an own China style Album!!!

CD: China - Sign in the Sky
From: andi Date: September 17, 2016 at 18:19
Das einzige Wahre China Album!!!!

CD: China - Natural Groove
From: andi Date: September 17, 2016 at 18:15
FTCharlie Wenn dir deine beiden angegebenen Songs dieses Albums gefallen dann solltest du entweder mal zum Ohrenarzt gehen oder dir die ersten 3China Alben in den Player legen damit du er kennst was genialer Melodic Hardrock(Sign in the Sky,z.b) ist und absoluter Schunt(Natural Groove)hat auch nichts mit dem Sänger oder verschiedenen Geschmäckern zu tun sondern um singen können oder nicht ,um Musikinstrumente spielen können oder nicht,das Album hat weder mit Hardrock, Rock,noch was mit allgemeiner Musik zu tun und jeder einzelne Song dieses Albums würde niemals meinen Gehörgang länger als 5Sek.erreichen

CD: Rob Moratti - Transcendent
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 17, 2016 at 11:43
Another great release as a solo artist by Rob Moratti...plenty of goodies in here dudes ...tracks 2,3(nice mid tempo),4,5,7(nice mid tempo),8,9,11(nice)& 12 are directly into my book of music.89/100

CD: Shadows Fade - Shadows Fade
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 17, 2016 at 11:01
A pretty mellow album in here with almost not "jumping outta bed" ones shamely but yet the album is quite decent if you are into the easy listening stuff.Tracks 6,7,9(nice) & 10(nice) are the ones for me.Kevin Chalfant?,as awesome as usually is .70/100

CD: Mother's Finest - Iron Age
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 17, 2016 at 10:56
Listening to this decent heavy Hard Rock release.The band separated from the funky stuff they did previously to this album in order to get into a harder sound..."Movin' On" & "Rock 'N' Roll 2 Nite" are my faves...tracks 5,7,8 & 10 are also appealing ones.83/100

CD: Bullet - No Mercy
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 17, 2016 at 10:41
A bit less Krokus-ish and with more of a personal feeling .Best cuts for me were 1,2,5,6,7 & 9...both albums posted of this act here at HH are in general lines enjoyable because the songs have that catchy feel but IMHO this one is a bit better than their "Execution" effort.83/100

CD: Bullet - Execution
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 17, 2016 at 10:36
I can hear Krokus everywhere!!! ...Decent album with some good cuts in the shape of tracks 1,2,6 & 10...enjoyable stuff if you like the aforementioned act.80/100

CD: Stranger - Stranger
From: hair metal again Date: September 16, 2016 at 2:18
fantastic debut for STRANGER and to me this is a milestone in the history of hard rock music!i d say that this is similar to Y&T s Earthshaker in terms of quality and how a hard rock album should been structured!back in 82 not many bands had that edge and under Tom Werman s guidance the band achieved perfection!the guitar work is outstanding,the rockers are excellent and the mid tempo s pretty good!overall STRANGER seemed flawless and it s really strange how they never hit the spot in sales and recognition!a gem all the way for sure

CD: Bullseye - On Target
From: juan carlos Date: September 14, 2016 at 21:57
"Treat me Right" wow! Great opener indeed, "7th Heaven" definately not!, "I've Changed" good!, "Moonwalk", "Don't Let Him Know" "Don't Lose a Day" & "March On, Time" are good ones! Good Melodic Rock with a tiny touch of pompyAOR. 85/100

CD: Baron Rojo - Desafio
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 14, 2016 at 19:45
Pretty good album in here!!!...most of the songs are enjoyable ones(including the cover)being "Rock Estimulacion" my fave cut..."Te Espero En El Infierno" starts with a kinda "Painkiller" drum feel,"Noches De Rock & Roll" is a catchy one and so on...recommended release indeed .87/100

CD: Glenn Hughes - The Way It Is
From: hair metal again Date: September 14, 2016 at 2:20
another fine one by GLENN HUGHES , an extremely talented musician &singer!quality all the way ,this guy writes &performsin a classy ,groovy way mixing rock with soul and funk perfectly!"take you down","don t look away" and "curse " are great songs

CD: Torino - Rock It
From: 123charpenay Date: September 11, 2016 at 15:40
hum one more time i m agree with the 2013 s comment of my venezuelian friend rick.i ve nothing against this band and this album but this record is decent not more.i see nothing special ,nothing extraordinary about this realise.it s a commercial (very average) realise.so they are not lucky cause 1989 was the best year ever for fabulous,sensational,extraordinary melodic rock s records.so with a so common and and average realise they have absoluty no chances to stay in the history of the melodic hard rock.

CD: Stranger - No Rules
From: hair metal again Date: September 11, 2016 at 2:07
excellent release for the fine STRANGER and a must have in every collection!really dont know why these guys never made it big and why it took me so many years to find them!great hard rock sound ,always in a commercial approach with catchy songs and many hooks is offered here !"mama,mama","wrong side of the tracks","we were wrong","3-D" and "alligator joe" are great songs and overall a classy one

CD: Cruzh - Cruzh
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 10, 2016 at 13:04
Vocally Tony sounds like Joe Elliot here and there and that makes the songs sound like a even more Pop version of the Leppards(well The Def is more Pop than Rock nowadays so there's not much difference in the music description in here)...tracks 7,9 & 10 are really highlights ,tracks 1,2,3(here it reminded me of Work Of Art) and the 2 ballads "Anything For You" & "Straight From My Heart" are also appealing ones.87/100

CD: Palace - Master of the Universe
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 10, 2016 at 12:44
Wow for me this is a lovely release with a little of an average rating in here .I think in my humble opinion it deserves more...tracks 4,6 & 8 are solid mid tempos and the rest of the tracks,except 5 are directly in my book of AOR music.The band sounds 99% Giant influenced(even Michael Palace looks like a mix of the Huff brothers).Some 80's flavour combined with recent modern AOR...recommended stuff for sure .90/100

CD: Torino - Rock It
From: hair metal again Date: September 9, 2016 at 11:50
excellent release for TORINO back in 89 with a great commercial sound and some really good songs like "seven mountains","baby blue","one in a million" and the sensational ballad "it takes a man to cry"!the production isnt good but the band gives its heart & soul and satisfies all oldschool hard rockers around ..PS really enjoyed MrMetal s info above

CD: Rebelene - In The Middle Of Nowhere
From: 123charpenay Date: September 8, 2016 at 13:49
great southern rock cd.this german band is fan of dixie. they have good taste.their music is very great but their singer is very average.he have not the class ,the charism of bruce brookshire (doc holliday) or johnny van zant (lynyrd skynyrd).so this band stay a second zone southern rock band.

CD: Kip Winger - Songs From The Ocean Floor
From: hair metal again Date: September 7, 2016 at 5:03
excellent release as expected by Kip ...i adore everything he s done and a consider him a great artist!this one goes far from his hard rock routes and its quite experimental ,but has a fantastic vibe and songwriting!open minded hard rockers will dig it for its quality !

CD: White Lion - Mane Attraction
From: edukiki Date: September 6, 2016 at 14:16
For the people said, that Leave Me Alone is a bad song, sorry listen this song at MAXIMUN VOLUMEN, the guitars and the battery parts are incredibles, but is a song to listen at masimun volumen like Warsong too

CD: Tango Down - Bulletproof
From: metalmastermusic Date: September 6, 2016 at 11:05
Very good follow up album with new singer Chas west and Axel Gessner on bass. The album has a better sound production than on previous albums as well with the drums (Keith Michaels) and bass being much more prominent on this album. Scott has some of his best riffs on this album with powerhouse songs Superstar, Punching Bag and Broken Heart. Only two songs not to my liking on this album being Going Under which is a bit generic for my taste and Edge of Goodbye a ballad. I love what TD does on their rockers and would have liked to seen a full on rocker album from them sans these two songs. Chas's vocals have never been better.

CD: Softeis - Never Enough
From: andi Date: September 6, 2016 at 5:30
Can anybody tell me where i can find this genial album??

CD: Refugee - Burning From The Inside Out
From: hair metal again Date: September 6, 2016 at 5:16
pretty good release for REFUGEE back in 87 that could be better if the songs have bigger choruses !the band has a fine balance between keys and guitars and the musicianship ,production are of the highest level!the songs though arent as strong as they should with the exception of "love survives" and "survival in the western world"!good stuff in general but nothing blowminding

CD: Satanic Rites - No Use Crying
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: September 5, 2016 at 21:39
Right then--to the boards we go.

CD: Chicago - 19
From: edwithmj Date: September 5, 2016 at 19:16
Chicago have always occupied the softer side of the AOR spectrum and this album is no different. Thankfully, that isn't a problem for my musical palate but for others it might be. You're Not Alone is a wonderful ballad with perfect vocals and is definitely my favourite. I also enjoy the up-tempo duet Runaround and the softer What Kind Of Man Would I Be which again has extremely smooth vocals. Look Away is yet another ballad and my final pick is Come In From The Night. Definitely one of my favourite Chicago albums and one of my favourite AOR albums too.

CD: Tango Down - Bulletproof
From: the rocker Date: September 5, 2016 at 17:54
Very good album. I have to admit I was a little disappointed with "Charming Devil" the album(the song itself I love), but this new one is a really good follow up up to my favorite TD album (Identity Crisis). My favorite song on the album is Carry On, such a good song(melodic, catchy sing a long chorus. Give Me A Reason, Going Under, Anything Can Change & Punching Bag are right behind it. Bulletproof, When We Were Young & Edge Of Goodbye round out the rest of my favorites. A must have!!! \m/

CD: July Reign - Here Comes The Flood
From: andi Date: September 5, 2016 at 5:26
Amazing album....like an older Triumph album!!!!

CD: Art Nation - Revolution
From: the rocker Date: September 4, 2016 at 19:30
Great album!

CD: Jackyl - ROWYCO
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: September 4, 2016 at 13:47
Listening again, just to make sure I missed some hidden greatness the first couple times. Nope. At one point, Dupree sings "I'm crazy! I'm an asshole! But you can't get enough of me!" No Jess, more and more what you are is boring. But thanks for not rhyming "cocaine" and "insane" yet again.

CD: BB Steal - Resurrection
From: 123charpenay Date: September 4, 2016 at 11:00
after the exceptional "on the edge"this new realise is pityful.it s a modern very hollow pop rock affair.no class,no emotion,nothing only a sad pop rock album.a pity.a shame.

CD: Asia - Gold
From: 123charpenay Date: September 3, 2016 at 17:11
the best best of asia.the more complete.i ve this marvellous double cd in my collection in japan import.a wet dream for all lovers of smart music on this planet!!!!!!!!

CD: Asia - The Very Best Of Asia: Heat Of The Moment (1982-1990)
From: 123charpenay Date: September 3, 2016 at 17:08
exceptional best of from a legendary band.many many extraordinary hits from some hyper talented musicians.

CD: Angelica - Rock, Stock, and Barrel
From: 123charpenay Date: September 3, 2016 at 17:00
this record is a very weak realise.it s smell very strong the end of their career.

CD: Angelica - Angelica
From: 123charpenay Date: September 3, 2016 at 16:57
their best record.but....many christian rock bands are far better (bloodgood,petra,ect ect...).this album is only for die hard fans of christian rock.

CD: Airkraft - In the Red
From: 123charpenay Date: September 3, 2016 at 16:52
without any doubt "in the red" is their best record.nevertheless they don t plays in champion s league they stay a second zone s band.their a o r is decent easy and nice to listen but not more.nothing spectacular nothing extraordinary.

CD: Allison - One
From: 123charpenay Date: September 3, 2016 at 16:48
this cd is a real raritie but this record don t hooked me.not a bad cd it s a very decent female fronted melodic rock but in this kind of music there is one hundred other realises better.

CD: Alexa - Alexa
From: 123charpenay Date: September 3, 2016 at 16:43
wow the picture above!!!!!!!thanx to heavy harmonies.this girl is an atomic bomb.unfortunatelly not her record.

CD: Reckless Love - InVader
From: 123charpenay Date: September 3, 2016 at 16:36
my english is not enough strong for understand precisely the problem between metallian and doghouse.the sexuality of the guys of reckless love have absoluty no importance.i m fan of melodic rock since the seventies (the first lp i ve listen are "slade" and "the sweet").the lone thing i see is very simple:when i listen a cd of reckless love i m happy, i love this band, their music even if on each realise there is some fillers.their records are a hot nice flash.

CD: Aerosmith - Aerosmith
From: 123charpenay Date: September 3, 2016 at 16:21
it s not a joke i m serious i ve listen for the first time of my life this record august 6 in a 777 boeing with air france between paris and panama city.at the base i know only one song the fantastic ballad "dream on".the other songs are great very hard rock n roll with an old but very nice sound.i ll not add this realise in my collection but it s an excellent debut for an exceptional world famous career.

CD: Reckless Love - Reckless Love
From: hair metal again Date: September 3, 2016 at 9:53
fantastic debut for RECKLESS LOVE and an essential hard rock release for all fans!i had the pleasure of catching them live also for the tour of that album and i m telling you they were very good on stage too and especially the guitar player!i can hear some VAN HALEN,MOTLEY CRUE ,KISS always in the updated mode of nowadays!awesome

CD: Satanic Rites - No Use Crying
From: MetalllianStallion Date: September 3, 2016 at 8:06
(CON'T) It seems you where waiting with Beelzebub Baited Breath for me here, as once again I thought it was obvious that I was making a 'genre' reference to how light weight this band was compared to the fangs of it's name. I'm occasionally on Brutal Metal for cross over artists and it seems you are a aficionado of some of those darker bands. I've seen you making comments of blood and semen about some band, so you appear to follow what makes some of these bands tick(lifestyle) pretty closely. It's funny that most heavy hitter atheists I see in the public eye (Richard Dawkins,ect) talk about the delusions of someone believing in the man in the sky, so are all these Satanic bands just as delusional for believing in the man in the FLAMES? You can't have one without the other in a theological discussion. You're the kind of guy who likes to have the last word, so I will give it to you if you want to take this to the BOARDS. I will tell what I believe, and why it's not based on blind faith.

CD: Satanic Rites - No Use Crying
From: MetalllianStallion Date: September 3, 2016 at 7:42
Con't DD - You mentioned we have "deep theological differences" several times so I want to clarify. You don't have to have a PHD. to know that "theological" is the study of "theology" which is defined as the study of religious faith, practice, of God and God's relation to the world. You could generalize and say a system of religious beliefs or ideas. But to my knowledge unless you have made a recent conversion, you can't have theological differences with someone who has NO belief system in God. I am guessing you are atheist/agnostic from a few comments? It's no secret that you are the Captain Coattails of HH hovering over the new comments section either doing a follow up comment to someone's existing comment or needing the inspiration to find a band to comment on that someone else recently did. I've seen you ruffle a few feathers in the past, as I'm sure I have as I am usually going for a laugh, but sometimes the other HH patron doesn't see the humor in it.

CD: Reckless Love - InVader
From: MetalllianStallion Date: September 3, 2016 at 7:16
(CON'T)Dept Dog, I would have preferred you went down the "Heresy Highway" instead of Hershey, but to each his own. You would think with my FINGER WAVING as you put it I was quoting Bible verses and casting out apostates on HH. To my recollection in all my years here the only Christian references I have made is on CCM releases about any of my spiritual beliefs. As far as language the last time I brought it up was on Steel Panther, just because it's so over the top as others have made the same comments to being annoyed, without any MORAL judgment. Personally my policy says save the F Bomb to use when you really need it. The word is so over used in ever day use now it has no shock value. Show me someone who strings endless profanity together in daily conversations and I will show you someone who lacks substance (depth) in most cases. George Carlin is an exception, as he made an art form of profanity and was brilliant. Look up " SOCIAL ENGINEERING" and how it effects peoples mindset.

CD: Reckless Love - InVader
From: MetalllianStallion Date: September 3, 2016 at 6:53
Deputy Doghouse is hot on my Aryan scent, painting the picture of me as a religious zealot from Westboro baptist church with a "God hates fags" sign. I forgot to add a 卐 POWER to my capital WHITE letters. (don't tell my Jamaican girlfriend). Thanks for keeping my white privilege in check. It's very common, in fact it's on Urban dictionary that using the term "GAY" = dumb, stupid,ect. with no sexual preference affiliation. For example all those dudes I see wearing their hair in a MAN BUNS = GAY for goofy fashion sense. Same goes for the lyrics of this band, as I obviously haven't researched their sexual tastes. You may not have noticed, but the media pounds Americans feeble minds daily on what to think, how to act, what to buy, hence making PC PUSSIES in mass afraid of their own shadow, especially the 35 and younger generation "P". I've been on this site for over a decade so if I have what you call " A THING" for directly bashing homosexuals then find me just ONE exhibit A on HH

CD: Tesla - Mechanical Resonance Live
From: MetalllianStallion Date: September 3, 2016 at 6:22
I'll take a 30 year anniversary album of Mechanical Resonance (1986) over the last couple decades of Tesla music waste land. Of course these songs have the goods live, but Jeff's vocals with the hands of time haven't aged well and have been on a downward spiral for years, The band sounds worn-out at times- "time's making Changes". A person's life style (especially women) shows on their face/voice over time. Compare a woman who takes care of herself, and ages gracefully at 40 compared to another rocker chick who looks like she's been passed around like a joint at a Foghat concert. Everyone has to deal with the genetic hand they are dealt, but heavy smoker and singer don't go together. Personally I would have much rather the band strung together it's best vintage performances at their peak of powers live from 86'-90' and make a double album if they insist on doing current live versions. The album tosses in one new studio track "Save That Goodness" (not bad) by Phil Collen (Def Leppard).

CD: Michael Sweet - One Sided War
From: MetalllianStallion Date: September 3, 2016 at 5:42
It looks like Sweet's pop-rock solo albums of yesteryear are never coming back as I think this album is a step up from "I'm Not Your Suicide (2014)" and his hardest edged solo release to date. This album takes more of a not in your face approach in the CCM lyrics department compared to Stryper and his early solo releases. First thing you notice on the first track is that Micheal hand's off lead guitar duty from himself to Ethan Brosh (Angels Of Babylon) and Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake) who RIP IT UP, especially compared to those last couple Nightranger albums Joel played on.The songs are also more catchy and more of a overall cohesive effort, than the last solo effort. "Radio"is a tongue-in-cheek wink to rockers who make country albums in an attempt to be relevant (Bret Michaels syndrome). I could do without the duet with 16-year-old vocalist Moriah Formica on "Can't Take This Life", same deal he did with Dave Mustaine's daughter Electra on the last release (In my top 10 stripper names).

CD: Miss Behaviour - Double Agent
From: andi Date: September 2, 2016 at 18:15
Better album than their first...better vocalist but not that great Danger Danger or Reckless Love Style...The 2016 album is the best one to me

CD: Miss Behaviour - Heart of Midwinter
From: andi Date: September 2, 2016 at 18:12
Very boring album to me...Their best one is their new one 2016!!!this is the badest album of all

CD: Miss Behaviour - Ghost Play
From: andi Date: September 2, 2016 at 18:09
Best album of all from all they made before...More guitars and not such many ballads...Amazing album...much better than their other ones

CD: Dante Fox - Breathless
From: 123charpenay Date: September 2, 2016 at 17:35
sue willets is very lucky cause she "sings" since 1996 with this band.five records with a voice wich is a nightmare.she sing too high pitched it s unbearable.the stamp of her voice is a slaugther for me even if i m a very big fan of female melodic rock fronted band.i don t understand that nobody ,notably says to her "hey sue sing under your shower only stop the slaugther".

CD: Dante Fox - Lost Man's Ground
From: 123charpenay Date: September 2, 2016 at 17:28
it s one more time a very average affair.for me their weakest realise.

CD: The VU - Phoenix Rising
From: 123charpenay Date: September 2, 2016 at 17:12
ok with my two south american friends,the two masters of this site rick and juancarlos.great a o r in the vein of two fires or the storm pleasant ,easy to listen but absoluty not a classic.i ve the feeling to hear one million times the same songs.no surprise ,no genius ,great but nothing new under the sun.

CD: Outland - Long Way Home
From: 123charpenay Date: September 2, 2016 at 17:06
i m agree with z4roxx.i m very surprised by the exceptional comments about this cd.yes this record is better than their debut album but honestly i ll not wake up in the night for this record wich is great but nothing more.classic american melodic rock without the spark of class of the real big bands.in spite of their progress outland stay a second zone melodic rock band.

CD: Outland - Different Worlds
From: 123charpenay Date: September 2, 2016 at 16:57
one more realise wich have some very good reviews but result?nothing exceptional the gem is not a gem only a great a o r record among one thousand great melodic rock cd s.

CD: Razormaid - First Cutt
From: 123charpenay Date: September 2, 2016 at 16:51
great american hard rock but honestly nothing spectacular.they invinted nothing.not a bad cd but at my taste not essential even if this realise is a raritie.this band don t play in champion s league.

CD: Two Fires - Two Fires
From: 123charpenay Date: September 2, 2016 at 16:46
track 8 "remember " is an atomic bomb of melodic rock.beautiful,exceptional...the rest....a very decent but very average a o r.when i listen this cd except track 8 i feel nothing, no emotions, it s a very classic a o r without emotions very hollow.

CD: Stranded - Long Way To Heaven
From: 123charpenay Date: September 2, 2016 at 16:41
hum ...very decent realise even if two or three songs are very great.classic very classic, average very average a o r realise.nothing more.save your money for the sensational news of 2016!!!!!!

CD: Roulette - Lifeline
From: 123charpenay Date: September 2, 2016 at 16:35
the first song is great.not more nothing sensational.the rest ? track 6 could be a good song but the choruse is awful limit ridiculous.the other songs are a pity.how a producer could put one euro or one dollar on a so weak material?mystery!!!!

CD: Styx - Babe - The Collection
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: September 1, 2016 at 12:36
I got this compilation because I'm only a casual fan and there were just a few songs I wanted. As such, this is adequate. I question why certain songs are included, like "heavy Metal Poisoning." The biggest issue is that the live tracks, including "Fooling Yourself" and "Crystal Ball" are poor quality, sounding muffled soundboard recordings. But the songs I wanted the disc for, mainly "Too Much Time On My Hands," "Long Nights," "Renegade" and (gulp!) "Lorelei" are in their original form.

CD: Styx - Edge of the Century
From: hair metal again Date: September 1, 2016 at 4:27
very good release for STYX ,tryin to put some elements in their music from the hair metal movement that was on at the moment!the result is ok ,as they manage to do it in a balanced way keeping their identity!Glenn is playing his role easily and the the production,songwriting ,musicianship are in a high level!"love is the ritual","all in a day s work" and "world tonite" are the highlights

CD: King Company - One For the Road
From: 123charpenay Date: August 31, 2016 at 13:22
since several years finland,this little country in the north of europe,is the best country of the world for melodic rock.king company is a new fabulous finnish band.they don t sound finnish like the exceptional free spirit,land of tales,brother firetribe,prayer,human temple,reckless love,stala&so,ect ect...their music is more oriented guitar so they sound melodic hard rock in the vein of whitesnake and seventh key.in a blind test it s impossible to guess that they come from the country of santa claus.even if the choruse is great track 11 is a filler,track 12 the japan bonus track is an acoustic version from "farewell".the rest is simply extraordinary.it s a top class melodic rock record with an excellent singer ,a perfect production and only killer songs with exceptional choruses.all these songs are very catchy and will enter in your brain immediatly.this band is very talented ,they are a factory of melodic hard rock hits.really ,2016 is a marvellous year it s a firework of super news.

CD: Glenn Hughes - Building The Machine
From: hair metal again Date: August 30, 2016 at 8:10
another excellent release by the rock star that GLENN HUGHES is!flawless funky,blusy ,classic hard rock sound with his unique vocals shining all around is offered here with great songs and a sensational vibe all over!Glenn is a star and i feel blessed i ve caught the man twice live in my life

CD: Jackyl - ROWYCO
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 29, 2016 at 19:16
... "Rock out with your cock out," for those who hadn't already figured it out. In the end, parts of this album remind me why I like Jackyl, but other parts remind me why I don't like them as much as I used to.

CD: Jackyl - ROWYCO
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 29, 2016 at 19:13
ROWYCO falls somewhere in the middle of the Jackyl catalog. It's not as bad as the last album, Best In Show, for example. But it's not as good as When Moonshine And Dynamite Collide, and it's certainly nowhere near the debut. The good songs are "Blast Off" (why it's not the first track instead of the last, I don't know), "Rally" and especially "All Night Rodeo." Most other songs are all right, but don't jump out and grab you either, and the chest-thumping and bragging in "Crazy" and "Limpdick" seem a little too bellligerent to be fun (a la the general feel on Cut The Crap). The cover of Hot Chocolate's '70's R&B hit "Everyone's A Star" is surprisingly unfunky as well. And then Jesse revives his warbly Janis Joplin impression for "Just Because I'm Drunk," a lamebrained "country song" as he likes to call them. "Hammer To The Head" isn't as willfully stupid, but it's another ass-dragging slow number in the style this band just doesn't do well. The title is an acronym for "rock out with yo

CD: Paris - The World Outside
From: 123charpenay Date: August 23, 2016 at 13:56
in france we are champion for the wine ,the bread and the cheese.not for hard rock n roll.when the very rare bands plays melodic rock it s always the same story.the records are average,the production is rotten and the singer is weak with a terrific french accent.here no problem with the production.the sound is clear and strong.but like a bad habit the songs are average and the singer must singing only under his shower.eh les parigots je ne dirais qu un mot :ALLEZ L OL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CD: Hartmann - Shadows and Silhouettes
From: 123charpenay Date: August 23, 2016 at 13:35
lite a o r,easy to listen,well produced,well singing but....very average,too much soft for me.when i listen this cd i feel no emotions.before sleeping you can try this cd.

CD: Crystal Ball - Deja Voodoo
From: 123charpenay Date: August 23, 2016 at 13:23
even if"time walker" and "hellvetia" are some very great records i m not a big fan of this swiss band.their first realises are very average,and since several cd s they plays metal.it s not my cup of tea.not for me.

CD: Cheap Trick - Bang Zoom Crazy....Hello
From: Jez Date: August 22, 2016 at 15:57
The first 3 tracks are classic CT and some of the best tunes they have done in quite a while. The rest of the album doesn't disappoint either, with a very nice cover of Roxy's 'The In Crowd' to round things off. The Japanese version throws in another couple of tracks in the shape of 'Arabesque' and 'I'd Give It Up which are both worthwhile additions An absolute top notch album that sees the boys back on complete top form.

CD: Thin Lizzy - Dedication: The Very Best Of Thin Lizzy
From: 123charpenay Date: August 22, 2016 at 14:04
hello juan carlos.go on you tube and search "one night only".it s a french thin lizzy cover band.they are really excellent.the guitarist alain "toon s" bartin is a very closed friend to me.

CD: Amboaje - All About Living
From: 123charpenay Date: August 22, 2016 at 14:00
top class spanish a o r.tony amboaje have a superb voice.he is so a super songwriter.the twelve songs he write are all excellent, varied,very catchy and sound delicious modern a o r.no fillers only killer songs.one the best cd of 2016.the best realise ever from melodic rock records.fans of melodic rock can buy this marvellous record closed eyes.

CD: AC/DC - T.N.T.
From: visitor Date: August 20, 2016 at 18:40
On their first album (the original Australian version of High Voltage) the band was still kind of searching for their own distinctive voice and style with some pretty uncharacteristic moments (Love Song for example), but on their second album they really hit it together! T.N.T. is an awesome album that really should have done for them what Highway To Hell finally did. So many classic songs and future live favourites here; It's a Long Way To the Top, The Jack, Live Wire, T.N.T., High Voltage... This is where they developed their trademark sound and style and have never changed it since. 10/10!

CD: Thin Lizzy - Dedication: The Very Best Of Thin Lizzy
From: juan carlos Date: August 20, 2016 at 14:02
I own this compilation. All these tracks are instant classics indeed. A must have for any die-hard fans of TL/PL. Happy Birthday Phil! A Legend! 95/100

CD: Harem Scarem - Harem Scarem
From: RClap Date: August 19, 2016 at 21:26
This album is fantastic. One of the best melodic rock albums I ever heard. For me, this is the best Harem Scarem record. Highly Recommended!!! 100/100

CD: Falling Nine - All Paths Divide
From: juan carlos Date: August 19, 2016 at 13:25
I agree with DanDare here, average & a bit dated melodic rock. "Quicksand" is the capella song. 65/100

CD: The Ragged Saints - The Sound Of Breaking Free
From: juan carlos Date: August 18, 2016 at 15:08
Some tracks remind me to Damned Nation "I'll Never Give Up On Love", whitesnake "A Place Where I Belong" but my favorite tracks are "We are the Same" "While the World Is Burning" & "The End". Very good Melodic HardRock indeed. 87/100

CD: Stallion Four - Rough Times
From: juan carlos Date: August 18, 2016 at 13:51
Good HardRock album, what i like from this album is the vocals, he reminds me of Brian Johnson ("Rough Times"), good attitude, some good solos. 80/100

CD: Starwood - If It Ain't Broke, Break It!
From: juan carlos Date: August 18, 2016 at 13:37
Ok Rock&Sleazy Roll album, as shoemaker said, there are some cool tunes or songs as "If It Ain't Broke, Break It!" or "What's Your Damage". Lizzy Borden on vocals! didn't impress me in this style at all. 78/100

CD: The Dead Daisies - Make Some Noise
From: Doug Date: August 18, 2016 at 12:08
Such a cool lineup, but the album takes a few spins to get into, IMO. Corabi's voice has gotten rougher over the years and Aldrich's guitar does not stand out as much as it did with, for example, Whitesnake.

CD: First Signal - One Step Over The Line
From: juan carlos Date: August 17, 2016 at 0:44
Very Good Melodic Rock indeed! I Find a great song here to be a serious contender for song of the year!: "Weigh me in". Very Recommended for all melodic rockers out there! 90/100

CD: Virginia Wolf - Virginia Wolf
From: edwithmj Date: August 16, 2016 at 18:42
A different sound from the more straight AOR sound of Ousey's future band Heartland. The album was harder to get into, sure, but it's definitely grown on me a lot. The album starts off decently with Are We Playing With Fire: a hard rocker which showcases Ousey's talent; my favourite, Make it Tonight, has a slight dark feel to it I think and has a very haunting melody to it; It's in Your Eyes is my next pick and is a very well written semi-ballad; Waiting for Your Love is probably the most commercial song on here and has a great catchy chorus with a keyboard-laden rhythm; Livin' on a Knife Edge is the hardest this album rocks and is probably my second favourite too. For All We Know is another song with a haunting keyboard melody and is another winner, while Goodbye Don't Mean Forever is my final pick - wonderful guitars in this. Chris Ousey never fails to deliver excellent AOR and this is no exception.

CD: Treat - Ghost Of Graceland
From: dany69 Date: August 16, 2016 at 17:53
Not at all and that is sad,,,,,just got this CD and that is miserable,,i just miss the pleasure principle !! Dreamhunter feeling,,,,hate this damn modern sound,,,,don't buy this,,

CD: Heavy Star - Electric Overdrive
From: juan carlos Date: August 14, 2016 at 22:59
Good HardRock! My favorite track? "Blessed" hmmm just that. 80/100

CD: Pretty Maids - Future World
From: dany69 Date: August 14, 2016 at 22:00
A pure shame,!!! this album and band can putting bands like Def leppard,,motley like a damn garage band,,,,sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo underated,,,,all the pretty maids albums are great,,but my fav is Jump the gun,,,Produced by the man of the master Roger glover,,,Pretty Maids 4 everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

CD: AOR - L.A. Darkness
From: juan carlos Date: August 14, 2016 at 20:51
Very Good AOR! My favorite tracks are in the first half of this album. "Burning Rainbows" is a great instrumental track. "No Margin for Error" & "The Trail to your Heart" sung by Tommy Funderburk are in the american version, great tracks! Good job Frederic! 88/100

CD: D.A.D. - Soft Dogs
From: dany69 Date: August 14, 2016 at 20:10
To Motley !!!!! Man you know fuckin nothing in musics,,,Right,,,how can you say B.A.D,to D.A.D...you know one thing,,this band has never make the same style since the first album,,,,but Motley,,,ahahhahahaha what a damn joke,all the same power chords,,same lame lyrics,,love motley until feelgood after that all is over,,,,but D.A.D now,,,this guys can touch some country style,,!!! Alternative Style,!!! Rock and hard rock Style,!!! Metal Style,!!!! Jazz !!!! Blues,!!! it's enough 4 you little prick,,,,

CD: Maryscreek - Infinity
From: juan carlos Date: August 14, 2016 at 1:01
Good Melodic Prog metal, not my cup of tea but it has some good riffs. "Buried Deep Within" & "So Afraid (to Live)" are good tracks. 80/100

CD: Lionsault - Are You Feeling Lucky
From: juan carlos Date: August 13, 2016 at 23:28
Average HardRock/Classic Rock in my book. Nothing more to add. 70/100

CD: Featherstone - Northern Rumble
From: juan carlos Date: August 13, 2016 at 21:48
.. to be honest, Didn't impress this album at all. Good Melodic Rock for it's what it is. "Hold on to Love" & "Part of Me" seemed good, the rest? pretty average. I'm getting older i guess, I look for KILLER MELODIC STUFF FOR GOD SAKE!! 80/100

CD: Last In Line - Heavy Crown
From: juan carlos Date: August 13, 2016 at 21:05
Good HardRock with a great production, there are some good riffs that do not blow my mind but it's good anyway. There are many songs that reminds me of the Mighty DIO classic stuff like "Devil in Me" "Orange Glow" etc. "The Sickness" could be my favorite track here. "Heavy Crown" acoustic is the japanese bonus track, good. 85/100

CD: Dion Bayman - Don't Look Down
From: juan carlos Date: August 13, 2016 at 19:09
This album has good songs, good melodic rock stuff but there's something that i don't like about the music, maybe it's the production, the guitar sound doesn't satisfies me that much. Good harmonies/tunes like "Keep Coming Back" "For You" "The Last One" "This Time" or "Before my Eyes". 78/100

CD: Mitch Malloy - II
From: juan carlos Date: August 13, 2016 at 16:11
Very Good Melodic Rock, i love the first half of this album but the last half is just ok in my book. 85/100

CD: Strangeways - Age of Reason
From: andi Date: August 12, 2016 at 9:07
The second and the third Album See the best once forget the Rest about the Band Till 2011...Strangeways are dead after Walk in the fire!!!!

CD: Blackfoot - Southern Native
From: Doug Date: August 10, 2016 at 17:25
Curious about this one. Certainly not your father's Blackfoot.

CD: Catalano - Dark Skies
From: juan carlos Date: August 9, 2016 at 15:09
Good HardRock if you like bands like Bang Tango,Ratt among million others "All We Need" reminds me to Bang Tango, "Metal Dreams" (Judas), etc. Predictable band but they have attitude, catchy choruses. "Stormchild" & "Dangerous Thing" are good melodic HR tune but not outstanding in my book. 80/100

CD: Milan Polak - Scarred To Perfection
From: juan carlos Date: August 9, 2016 at 14:07
Average & predictable Modern/Melodic Rock, nothing special in my book. "The Last Goodbye" & "Rainbow" are cool songs, some good riffs here & there. 75/100

CD: Novo Combo - The Animation Generation
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 6, 2016 at 23:29
Nothing to jump outta bed but at the end is a quite pleasant release...smooth AOR but in the Lite direction..."No Wonder" is the one for me of the Record but also tracks 1,2,5,6 & 8 are somehow in my book of music as well.70/100

CD: Soundtracks - No Small Affair
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 6, 2016 at 23:24
AOR,WestCoast & Heavy Metal in one soundtrack ain't a bad thing,right? ...fave cuts are 1,2(reminds me of the band Quaterflash),3,5,7,8 & 9...quite a pleasant release indeed...83/100

CD: JAG - Fire In The Temple
From: hair metal again Date: August 6, 2016 at 14:53
very good release for JAG back in 92 with a classy sound &approach !imagine of a lighter GIANT with some TOTO here and some WHITE HEART there and you have an idea of what is offered here!"streams in the desert","i keep coming back","mine,mine,mine" and "stand by love" are the highlights

CD: Chris Ousey - Rhyme and Reason
From: BDrums1971 Date: August 6, 2016 at 12:11
Man, this is really a tour de force from Chris. He pulled out all the stops to get a fantastic cd. Very well written songs played flawlessly and sung flawlessly. I believe this is the pinnacle of his career personally. 9/10

CD: Madam I'm Adam - Madam I'm Adam
From: BDrums1971 Date: August 6, 2016 at 12:05
I can't believe no one has commented on this. This is a real rare gem for me. I just found it recently, and love it. Has elements of hi-tech, pop and rock. The songwriting is excellent and the production is very well done. Kind of a stupid name for a band (but then so is Def Leppard if you think about it), but very enjoyable. 8/10

CD: Kik Tracee - No Rules
From: edwithmj Date: August 5, 2016 at 16:59
Oh dear oh dear, where to start? A truly horrendous singer that sounds like a love-child of Taime Downe and Stephen Pearcy doing a Bret Michaels impersonation, horrid songwriting, a lack of any decent tune or melody and purely average guitars. Lowlights from this one include the nightmarish cover of Mrs Robinson, the droning ballad Big Western Sky and the lyrical mess that is Romeo Blues. Normally, in terrible albums (such as Roxx Gang's debut for instance), the guitars can come to the rescue but in this case they complement badly the unpleasant noise coming from this album.

CD: Black 'n Blue - Nasty Nasty
From: hair metal again Date: August 4, 2016 at 12:40
excellent release for BLACK N BLUE back in 86 with the band establishing itself as one of the important bands of the 80s hard rock scene!sensational vocals ,superb guitar work and remarkable songs are offered here with "i ll be there for you","nasty,nasty" being classics and ""i want it all",'does she or doesnt she" being great songs!essential of course for any collection

CD: Danger Zone - Closer to Heaven
From: 123charpenay Date: August 4, 2016 at 10:39
no comment?hey friends you miss a top class melodic hard rock record."undying" was the better record of the year 2012.four years later they realise the exploit to put on the market a new sensational record.maybe not at the exceptional high level of "undying" but this record stay a wet dream for all hard rock fans of this planet.we have all:a fantastic singer,an excellent production,some very talented musicians and of course only killer songs (no fillers).a new jewel for 2016!!!!!

CD: EndeverafteR - Kiss Or Kill
From: CC Date: August 3, 2016 at 16:39
I just don't get bands like this. They release an absolute cracker of an album, then do a song for WWE which gets them a bit more recognition, then they disappear up their own arses and split up. Such a shame as they had great potential. Equal parts modern rock and classic hair metal, with a few Iron Maiden style riffs thrown in for good measure.

CD: Reckless Love - InVader
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 3, 2016 at 11:50
In America in 2016, there seems to be a real confusion about the difference between political incorrectness and just being a straight-up dickhead. Funny how we all reserve our OWN right to be offended, but everybody else should lighten up and appreciate our "sarcasm." Before you go wagging the finger at others for being too easily offended, you might want to remember who tends to get his feelings hurt if anything smacks even remotely of religious blasphemy or "excessive" profanity. Combine your obvious faith with the frequency your musical commentary heads down the ol' Hershey Highway, and I don't need a Ph.D. to figure you've got a bit of a "thing" about gays beyond just doing what WHITE heterosexual blue-collar males do. (Any particular reason "white" is in all caps, by the way?)

CD: The Defiants - The Defiants
From: edwithmj Date: August 3, 2016 at 7:13
Slightly above average for me I'm afraid. I've never been a huge fan of Laine's voice - the man can sing surely, but his voice has a generic boy-band sound to it and pretty much all the albums he fronts have mostly filler in them. This release sounds a bit modern to me and there are a few decent songs on this: my favourite being Runaway which despite the bizarre backing vocals at times is pulled off quite nicely. The other highlights wouldn't do much for me if it were not for Marcello's excellent work on songs like Love and Bullets, When the Lights Go Down, Waiting On A Heartbreak, Last Kiss and We All Fall Down. The ballad Save Me Tonight does nothing for me however. Lowlights include Lil' Miss Rock'n'roll, Take Me Back and Carillon. Definitely not as good as D2's 2009 release Revolve.

CD: Satrox - Energy
From: hair metal again Date: August 3, 2016 at 3:42
very good release for SATROX back in 92 without being anything blowminding!straight hard rock music with some heavy riffs around and much energy ,along with decent songwriting &musicianship is offered here!:wild in the city",'hard times' ,"energy" and "dancing in the rain" are the best moments !quite enjoyed it in general

CD: Reckless Love - InVader
From: MetalllianStallion Date: August 2, 2016 at 23:34
@CC- first order of HH business is that I nominate YOU as the LBGT Watchdog to monitor/delete offensive tranny/homosexual comments. Shall we take it to the boards for a vote? CC is the type of guy who at a pubic bathroom in the next stall over tells you that your shit stinks while he's taking a dump. CC has a stick up his ass (no Rob Halford pun intended) as the word "SARCASM" must have skipped his generation. Look at this joker's comments on FOZZY albums (everything is personal). It's like the guy who cries after his NFL team loses (big emotional investment). Wild guess that HH patrons are 99.9% WHITE heterosexual men (mostly blue collar) so if you can't be NON-PC here, where else is left? Doghouse with 5 comments and counting you may have to start your own "InVader' thread on the boards. Bieber vs Reckless love PROS/CONS, as if the Rickster calls this release wimpy I think that makes it written in stone with most of the regulars. This band has always been lost in translation to me.

CD: The Defiants - The Defiants
From: MetalllianStallion Date: August 2, 2016 at 22:48
Notice that at 2:45 into the track "Love and Bullets" that there are chickens clucking? Is this a subliminal message to the weak link Tad Pole-y that there's a NEW rooster back in the DD hen house? This is definitely much better than the last DD reunion album Revolve (2011), but I have a few issues.Besides Bruno's chicken little effects there are annoying generated effects(gun shots)in the mix, and filler at the album's mid point, but with Paul's excellent vocals it's hard to complain. First 3 tracks are DD 2.0 (Laine years) as the album some what deteriorates from that point but ends on a high note with the country-rock leaning "That's When I'll Stop Loving You" that sounds like it came from Paul Laine's last project "DarkHorse – Let It Ride (2014)"[Not listed on HH]. From what I heard Frontiers special ordered this project to Burno telling him who they wanted involved and the style of music produced. They have a contract for one more Defiants album so let's see if they up the ante.

CD: Station - Station
From: MetalllianStallion Date: August 2, 2016 at 21:49
This band reigns from NYC which isn't exactly the hot-bead of hard rock, even back in the day. Station IMO would have gotten a major label deal if they where transported back 30 years in time, as they have all the tools in making catchy MHR. The song from the band's EP which should have made it here is "Don't Take Heaven Away from Me" as the other 2 tracks from that EP carried over are so-so. At 15 songs, this album could easily knock off 5 tracks and not loose any of it's potency. You know your in business with the opening track's riff, and "dressed to kill" they even made a video for. "Are You Sleeping Alone" and "With Me Tonight" fit the mandatory hair band ballad criteria. Station - Dressed To Kill (Official Music Video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIceQDN6OKk

CD: David A Saylor - Ship To Nowhere
From: MetalllianStallion Date: August 2, 2016 at 21:12
When it's a late night and I'm in the mood for some wind-down light weight stuff, this guy does the trick. Saylor has been releasing an album like clockwork every year the last half decade. The last couple albums sound a little rushed IMO but there are always at least a couple good tracks nonetheless. The gem on this album is the duet "We Wont Sacrifice" with Phil Bates (former Atlantic lead singer) as they play off each others vocals nicely. Reminds me of a former match made in heaven, Stan Meissner and Peter Fredette in Metropolis. Maybe the duet will give them the inspiration to team forces in a Saylor/Bates future project. David has a pop/West Coast AOR voice so I don't think he was a match in the group Wild Rose which he has now bowed out of. His solo work id definitely in his range sweet spot.

CD: Mr. Mister - Welcome to The Real World
From: dany69 Date: August 1, 2016 at 19:16
ok i'm agree with some peoples why this on here,but,,,,this is Radio pop aor radio Right,,,but Kyrie,,Broken Wings play again today on radio,,and this 2 songs are masterpieces,,tell me how many radio bands got this kind of quality songs those days,??????? NOT,,,,so Mr Mister deserve to be here,,,the 80s musics was so much better ,,,,

CD: Bone Machine - Disappearing Inc.
From: hair metal again Date: July 31, 2016 at 16:05
fine release by BONEMACHINE ,that could be much better if there were less songs(fillers)!"annisha","mrs frankenstein","lately' and " missing you are gemsand overall this is pretty cool

CD: The Cult - Hidden City
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: July 30, 2016 at 16:43
Agreed: Beyond Good And Evil was the last remotely interesting Cult album (annd pretty good at that). But "Hands up, don't shoot." So ... how's that "left-winger propaganda?" Or is it just a hair-trigger knee-jerk on the part of one listener?

CD: The Cult - Hidden City
From: Metal T Date: July 30, 2016 at 11:00
Another beer coaster...this makes 3 Cult frisbees in a row.Uninspired drivel.In 'No Love Lost' Astbury even manages to throw in some useless leftwinger propaganda :"Hands Up Don't Shoot"...lofl! Time to call it a day,stick a fork in em' they're DONE!

CD: Crank County Daredevils - Livin' In The Red
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: July 28, 2016 at 17:48
The more I listen to this fake-it-till-you-make-it Scandinavian so-called sleaze (just wrote two commentson Crashdiet CD's), the more I feel like Crank County Daredevils make the kind of music I REALLY want to hear. Maybe it's just some bit of wering come looose in my own brain, but I'd rather hear this trashy, uncouth music than some Swedish meatballs slavishly imitating Def Leppard and early Skid Row. CCD sound like the Seattle punk-metal band Zeke playing at normal speed, maybe doing Faster Pussycat covers.

CD: Crashdiet - The Savage Playground
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: July 28, 2016 at 17:23
Second album with a stable lineup, and a big reason The Savage Playground fails where Generation Wild succeeded is its length: it's over fifteen minutes longer than the last album. I found myself getting seriously bored as this disc dragged on. Right in the 40-45 minute range is where this kind of music is best. Too many songs here just don't have the bite that Generation Wild had. Maybe if I took them one song at a time, or shuffled the track sequence, I mighth like it better, but a lot of these tunes just play it safe, and lack a real sense of danger or menace. I've said it many times about this type of band: these are young guys trying to make music from a different time and place. Hardcore Superstar's "Beg For It" and "Split Your Lip" albums have this one beat.

CD: Crashdiet - Generation Wild
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: July 28, 2016 at 17:12
Crashdiet were hailed as the new saviors of rock 'n' roll at various times in their career. Here they are on their third album, with their third singer (first guy killed himself, second guy was that goofball in Reckless Love). This is pretty good stuff. Not as aggressive as some of Hardcore Superstar's stuff, but they don't indulge their Def Leppard impulses as much as Crazy Lixx. The sound is big enough to sound professionally recorded, but not overblown '80's huge. The vocals are a little too smooth and guitars a bit too technically precise to be really sleazy, as that's a word I tend to equate with rougher, sloppier music, but good songs are good songs. The lyrical theme of an army of rockers conquering the world in the title track is silly and outdated, but goood songs are "Armageddon," "So Alive," "Rebel," "Save Her," "Chemical" and "Bound To Fall."


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