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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CD: Bonfire - Knock Out
From: 123charpenay Date: June 27, 2014 at 11:58
it s time to me (better late than never) to be interesting by this record.i ve always read some bad reviews about this record.after the exceptional "point blank" this album start with an very average song.the first time i hear "streets of freedom" i think "are they serious?" "what s this shit?"there is two others fillers track 4 a boring ballad and track 12 an instrumental who never finish (9 minutes!!!!) wich have absoluty no interest (only noise).the rest? hopefully whe find again the real bonfire that we love.big guitars ,excellent songs,excellent choruses who stay in your brain without any difficulty.for make short knock out is not at the same level than "fireworks" and "point blank" but stay a real great cd that i will add in my collection.no bonus track in the japan import.

CD: Black 'n Blue - Ultimate Collection
From: hair metal again Date: June 27, 2014 at 0:48
excellent best of release by the very great BLACK N BLUE!the selection of the songs is accurate and of course the material is sensational!the info inside the cd is really useful for fans ,as it describes the history of the band since their school years!essential and enjoyable!

CD: Street Talk - Collaboration
From: chupeaux Date: June 25, 2014 at 16:55
As Rude wrote in 2002(now is +12), Fredrik's music touches your emotion, makes you think 'bout years when everyone of us was younger...you know, a feelin' whrn a some tears drop..."Could You Be the Only One" was a fave song of my late best friend, listening to it right now. Rude, cheers, wherever you are...

CD: Seven - 7
From: Jez Date: June 25, 2014 at 16:02
Better late than never & like a breath of fresh air, the debut Seven album is finally with us. It's real shame these guys got mixed in with all the dross 'pop music' that was floating around in the late 80's, because with material this strong, they really could have been something & not just another music biz statistic. Most in the know will have heard the excellent 'Inside Love' back in the day (it also featured on David A. Saylors rather splendid 'City Of Angels' disc a while back) & it's nice to see it standing proud here too, alongside a very fine set of material of equal merit. 11 tracks, 40 minutes, absolutely no waste. It's sweet AOR all the way of course, with a fine mix of tasty guitars & keys (courtesy of some very nice special guests along the way, even the mighty Didge from FM pops up).Production is fresh & crisp & brings the best out of the instrumentation, without it sounding too 80's & dated & it does sound fantastic. Brilliant stuff & the years best AOR disc by some way

CD: Seven - 7
From: Thomas/Coastline Date: June 25, 2014 at 14:06
Classic AOR in a clear sounding modern production. Really mid/late 80's sounding songs with great vocals and a nice mix between keyboards and guitar. I like all of the songs but the choruses in especially "Don't Break My Heart" and "Inside Love" are superb. Just like in the 80's there's also the obligatory girl name ballad, in the beautiful "Diana".

CD: Whitesnake - Restless Heart
From: underworld king Date: June 25, 2014 at 8:28
I picked this album up used back in 2006 and over time it has become one of my favorite Whitesnake albums. It sounds like DC went back to the early WS roots on this one with a bluesy feel. I wish WS would put out another album like this as I think his voice live would really fare better on songs such as this. Plus they could delve back into the early WS history (pre 1987) for an awesome setlist. I love all eras of Whitesnake and was fortunate to see the band in 87 at the height of their popularity. The 1987 lp will always be a favotite but I find that the older I get I prefer the 70's Whitesnake lps a little more.

CD: Diary - To The Edge And Beyond
From: hair metal again Date: June 25, 2014 at 8:17
pretty good release by DIARY but not as good as stated in many comments!hard rock from the German scene ,with a great guitar player and a singer that sometimes sounds strange!overall they remind me of FAIR WARNING and you wont be dispointed if you expect an ok release!i also believe it could be better if they did less songs ,as it would be more memorable!the highlight is of course the excellent "all my love for you"!nice addition!

CD: Whitesnake - Live In The Still Of The Night
From: underworld king Date: June 25, 2014 at 7:57
Nice live DVD/CD from Whitesnake recorded in 2004 on their UK tour at the Hammersmith Odeon.

CD: Pariah - To Mock A Killingbird
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 24, 2014 at 20:35
An album that grows onward as it's listened...a lot of Guns & Roses influence i believe...the one i liked the most was "Do You Know How To Rock"...add to that one tracks 2,4,5,6,7,11 6 13...enjoyable release...85/100

CD: Winger - Better Days Comin'
From: Locomalo Date: June 24, 2014 at 19:19
Very good!! Better Days Comin´song is awesome.

CD: Winger - Better Days Comin'
From: Locomalo Date: June 24, 2014 at 19:14
Very good!! Better Days Comin´song is awesome.

CD: Winger - Pull
From: Locomalo Date: June 24, 2014 at 19:09
Winger´s Best..

CD: De La Cruz - Street Level
From: andi Date: June 24, 2014 at 16:04
This Band is similar to Dynazty and it Rocks!!!

CD: Loud Lion - Die Tough
From: andi Date: June 24, 2014 at 15:56
DEF LEPPARD is ALIVE!!!!Very great Melodic-Hardrock similar to Def Leppard´s "Adrenalize".....Best Melodic 2014!!!

CD: Night Ranger - High Road
From: andi Date: June 24, 2014 at 15:53
Boring Album same as all the other ones!!!I miss Damn Yankees!!

CD: Nasty Habit - Nasty Habit
From: andi Date: June 24, 2014 at 15:46
New EP 2014"Nasty Habit - Desperate Times,Desperate Measures" Line-Up: Tommy Ende - Lead Vocals Kenny Ende - Guitar/Vocals David Jordan - Drums/Vocals Frank Wheeler - Bass/Vocals Tracklist: 1. Dancin' on My Tongue 2. Heartless 3. Goodbye 4. Don't Bring Me Down 5. Heaven's Gate

CD: Tesla - Simplicity
From: Locomalo Date: June 24, 2014 at 8:37
Ok, i'm agree with you about Krokus and L.A. Guns still releasing good albums...although I prefer the old Accept, also I think his last album was very good, but it's not the same, I hope for a good job of Kix too. Returning to Tesla, to me Simplicity is a good disk, which is far from Psychotic Supper and Bust a Nut, for my Tesla is not the same without Tommy ... it's that simple, that boy will put much polenta to the band. Greetings my friend Doghouse. I invite you to listen Dynamite, they are very good.

CD: Tesla - Simplicity
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 23, 2014 at 20:56
And that's Casa de Perro to you, mi amigo.

CD: Tesla - Simplicity
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 23, 2014 at 20:55
LocoMalo, I'm not angry with them, exactly, but I' not about to kiss their ass and say this is a great album just because Great Radio Controversy and Psychotic Supper are some of my favorite albums of all time, and have been a big part of my life. But with each release since the reunion, I find myself more disappointed and disinterested. As for other bands putting out great albums from the '80's, you're right, the ones you named are mostly terrible. I'll offer you Accept, Krokus, L.A. Guns and Little Caesar. (We'll find out about Kix in a few weeks.) With a snoozer like Simplicity, Tesla puts themselves closer to the Aerosmiths, Def Leppards and Bon Jovi's of the world, I'm sad to say.

CD: Tesla - Simplicity
From: Locomalo Date: June 23, 2014 at 20:41
Perro de casa Rilley, I see you're very angry with these guys, you know of any band that takes 80 good albums today?, Name me 2 or 3!! don´t say Aerosmith, Bon jovi, Metallica, Guns N´Roses, Great White, Skid Row...NO ONE, I say two, Tesla & Winger. Is simple, you are very angry with this great band.

CD: Vince Neil - Tattoos and Tequila
From: Doug Date: June 23, 2014 at 13:12
I like this one. The guys from Slaughter, Jack Blades and others help to make this a fun album. Unfortunately, my copy did not have the ZZ Top tune, which bums me. Cheap Trick, Hollies and Elton John tunes are my faves.

CD: Tesla - Simplicity
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 23, 2014 at 10:34
The only body-shaking going on to this album is caused by Parkinson's disease. Yeah, it's Tesla. That seems to be people's main defense of this album: it's Tesla. It took 'em six years to come up with THIS. "Mama always told me since the day I was born / She said we're all right, it's the world that's wrong / So now I been thinkin' I wanna put it in a song / I wrote down the words so everyone can sing along." Yuck! (And that's one of the better songs, musically.)

CD: Sonic Station - Next Stop
From: Jez Date: June 23, 2014 at 9:42
Album number 2 and a very welcome return of Alexander Kronbrink and his very stylish band. This is slightly more straight AOR than the more Westcoast sound of the (excellent) debut, but is non the worse for it. 'Amelia' is a very good Work Of Art style track, even down to the girls name of the title and the rest of the songs here are a consistently good mix of smooth AOR and ballads, served up to the highest standards by great musicianship and a top notch production. As with the debut, I like the mix of male/female vocals on different tracks, as it adds something to the overall feel of the album and never makes anything sound too samey. This is a big step up from the debut and a very very good album indeed, which should please most AOR/West Coast fans no end. Highly recommended

CD: Tesla - Simplicity
From: Locomalo Date: June 23, 2014 at 8:54
I think Tesla managed to find some roots in this new work, they never, to my knowledge, they have done a bad job, not even an ugly song. This is Tesla, no more to say. You have to buy it to make shake that body.Only I have something more to say, strange as Tommy Skeoch guitars! 8.5/10.

CD: California Breed - California Breed
From: halfordhughes Date: June 22, 2014 at 22:28
Better than Black Country Communion I Think...

CD: Saxon - Strong Arm Of The Law
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 22, 2014 at 21:37
Second album with a solid beat that put the band in a good Heavy Metal position among the bands of the beginning of the 80's...a good follower of the debut...the trilogy along with the "Wheels Of Steel" release(the 3rd one)...tracks 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 & 8(basically the whole album!!!)are classics of the genre by all means.95/100

CD: Saxon - Wheels Of Steel
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 22, 2014 at 21:32
A good follower of the debut!!!...tracks 1,2,3,4,6,7,8(AOR-ish)& 9 are Saxon's classics of all time...91/100

CD: Winger - Karma
From: halfordhughes Date: June 22, 2014 at 11:16
After All This Time 

CD: Krokus - Long Stick Goes Boom
From: Metal T Date: June 21, 2014 at 22:39
Solid live effort but with the great back catalog of Krokus material to choose from the setlist here is severely lacking.Shouldve just went double live like they did on the 'Fire & Gasoline' release maybe and added more tunes...

CD: KXM - KXM
From: Metal T Date: June 21, 2014 at 22:24
A complete and total waste of George's talents imo.If this is where Lynch's head still is on a musical/creative level then-no thanks! And i wouldn't be looking for any Dokken reunion anytime soon.I know that late 80's flamethrower Lynch is still hiding in there somewhere,just let him out and be done with this modern-bluesy-crapola-vomit already.That is all...

CD: Yngwie Malmsteen - Alchemy
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 21, 2014 at 21:41
Great album that,as usual,shows the very skilled technique of Yngwie's way of playing his axe...tracks 3,4,5,8 & 9 are my faves in here...93/100

CD: Bride - Scarecrow Messiah
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 21, 2014 at 21:38
A good release with a Skid Row feel in the songs vocally and musically..."Murder" & "Doubt" are the best cuts IMO...tracks 1,2,6 & 11(cool)are also appealing ones...86/100

CD: Foreigner - Mr. Moonlight
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 21, 2014 at 12:23
I wrote a comment in 2011 but after another deeply listening i have another thought about the record...

CD: Foreigner - Mr. Moonlight
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 21, 2014 at 12:21
The last album recorded with the mighty Lou on vocals...a good one but probably with some lacks here and there but still it caught the magic of the band one way or another...best shots for me are tracks 2(nice),4,7,8,9(nice)& 11...but the really highlighted song in here has to be "Running The Risk"...you all know the rest of the story...80/100

CD: Universe - Is There Something
From: hair metal again Date: June 21, 2014 at 5:38
totally agree with Geoff here and it really makes me wonder why only 2 comments for this excellent band....back in 93 RUNNING WILD took them as a support act for the German tour but not in the Greece gig that i was when they had as support acts RAVEN and CROSSROAD!if i was a bit luckier i d caught live that great ,great band!

CD: Starship - Love Among The Cannibals
From: Locoaor Date: June 20, 2014 at 22:35
Uno de los mejores disco de AOR de la epoca, sin duda este disco tienes gemas del genero que ninguno amante del AOR debe dejar pasar, señores año 1989!!!

CD: Egil Eldoen - Egil Eldoen
From: ROBERT Date: June 20, 2014 at 17:58
and Here We Go Again 1986 ???

CD: Scandal - Warrior
From: Doug Date: June 19, 2014 at 15:26
Was never a big fan of the song "The Warrior," but the rest of this album is awesome!

CD: Bride - Scarecrow Messiah
From: hair metal again Date: June 19, 2014 at 12:53
pretty good release by BRIDE that could be better if the songs had catchy choruses!the musicianship is truly excellent and the vocals very strong and accurate!the approach isnt as commercial as it should but overall the result is strong and hard rockin!"beast"

CD: Scandal - Warrior
From: hair metal again Date: June 18, 2014 at 5:17
sensational release by SCANDAL back in 94 and of course Patty s voice shines here ,but the musicianship and the songs are excellent too!i can t find something missing and this one is among the best A.O.R. releases!"the warrior" ,"less than half" and "say what you will" are the highlights!

CD: Doro - Let Love Rain On Me
From: spankee Date: June 18, 2014 at 4:27
Hellion Records had a bonus video track: 7. Unholy Love

CD: Pangea - Retrospectacular
From: Torben L Date: June 17, 2014 at 19:22
Well, now more has hit iTunes, Spotify and all the rest. Just a single, but still...

CD: California Breed - California Breed
From: Doug Date: June 17, 2014 at 17:52
This is Black Country Communion without Bonamassa; for some good, for others bad.

CD: Joey C. Jones and the Glory Hounds - Joey C. Jones and the Glory Hounds
From: hair metal again Date: June 17, 2014 at 3:08
fantastic debut by JOEY C JONES&THE GLORY HOUNDS and indeed this is a unique release!i totally agree with all the positive comments above about their sound and i must add the exceptional voc performance by Joey!all the songs are excellent and the whole result is brilliant!i bought the vinyl in 93 and didnt remember it to be so good!essential for sure!

CD: Jonathan M - Jonathan M
From: 123charpenay Date: June 16, 2014 at 14:09
i can add that track 8 "tainted love" is a cover (playing live by scorpions in 2012 in my town lyon).and track 9 "going to the top" is a real hit .if radios had some taste,(i dream),they will played this bomb ten times by day!!!!!!!!!!!

CD: Fair Warning - Four
From: 123charpenay Date: June 16, 2014 at 14:02
i m agree with metalmaniac i think so, that they start their downhill with (a little)and after this album.they have a unique style,but with time they turn in round.their first album is a masterpiece,the second a super brilliant follow up to their exceptional debut album,the third is excellent, more soft with many (too much) beautiful ballads.here they deliver us a class a o r record in their typical style .but they are not at the same very high level than their first two efforts.nevertheless i recommand this album.the japan import is essential cause the bonus (track 13 "still i believe" is a bomb!!!one of the best track of the disc.

CD: KXM - KXM
From: Wardy Date: June 16, 2014 at 9:10
Quite right Doug this does take time but once things click there's a heck of a ride to be had. KXM is essential listening & the UK remixed version, while mad as it may be such thing exists already offers a few more solos and whatnot (check out Burn and Human Friction). Anyways one may need already appreciate dUg's voice (this reviewer does), but this release benefits from his soulful vocal giving the material a unique & different slant on the norm so those that may not already be fans need dig in & get themselves rewarded The first 3 songs nail this thing early - Stars is the preferred opener (UK get Human Friction) Rescue Me probably the most instant & Gunfight is a highlight, its chorus stays in the ears for days! Burn is a personal choice, its big fat bottom end chorus is just marvelous & addictive. Lynch keeps things in perspective honoring the songs but still his usual magnificent & Luzier is fantastic! Lame/cheap packaging but huge production. More KXM please - Rating 8.5

CD: Tesla - Simplicity
From: Wardy Date: June 16, 2014 at 8:39
Yes for the mostpart, Doghouse's detailed analysis above is quite right, but weirdly whether it be due to starving fer some new Tesla or 2014 being lean on pickings thus far, Simplicity kinda draws ya in anyways even if not on par with IntoTheNow even. So highlights would be the tacky title aside MP3, it's a grower even if that title will see it date too soon, but elsewhere So Divine kills it, great tune right on par with best of later-day Tesla. And its in songs such as Honestly and Burnout To Fade where the reminiscing aging man work well, & sure 'till That Day is recycled of sorts, sure as heck sounds like classic Tesla to these ears. Break Of Dawn or Rise & Fall are measured headbangs & would use Sympathy as the prime example of both the plodding manner in which the guys deliver this album but stay relevant, that bass line is addictive! There's more but point being while this should be more it manages to be at least a win for the faithful. Sounds good & nice packaging - Rating 7.5

CD: No More Johnny - Slam!
From: hair metal again Date: June 16, 2014 at 2:22
pretty good release by NO MORE JOHNNY with a nice commercial sound & style !these guys definitely were listening to the hair metal movement back in the day and try to do it in our decade ,i d say with success!the musicianship and the songwriting is ok but nothing exceptional and overall this is a nice little indie ,nothin more nothin less

CD: Skin - Lucky
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 15, 2014 at 12:39
Pretty cool album of a second rated band,shamely,because the band has its guts one way or another...some good tracks in here are 1,2(it was a "hit single" back then),4,5,8,12 & 13...this is the only album i own of them,so,if anyone else could recommend me another one,i'd be pleased,cheers Heavy Harmonies reviewers!!! ...82/100

CD: Dagger - Not Afraid Of The Night
From: ROBERT Date: June 14, 2014 at 17:20
METAL MELODICO / HARD N' HEAVY & GLAM METAL. *BAND from CANADA

CD: Jonathan M - Jonathan M
From: hair metal again Date: June 14, 2014 at 3:04
ok release by JONATHAN M with the contribution of SAGA members!this is a combo of pop rock,new wave and some art rock!imagine a poppier and more aorish MISSION or something like that!the musicianship is excellent ,the songs pretty good but the voice isnt as appropriate!"you walk on by" ,"i believe" are the highlights of this one!not essential by any means but a good light addition

CD: Dream Theater - Scenes From A Memory
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 13, 2014 at 17:45
Conceptual album with the typical "noise" of the band...songs that last centuries in lenght ....a good one though.90/100

CD: Saga - House of Cards
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 13, 2014 at 17:42
Great album by all means!!!...95% of the album is worth listening ...my favorite tracks are 3,4,5(nice),6,7(AOR-ish),10 & 11(nice)...recommended eyes closed...92/100

CD: Miss Crazy - Resurrection Hard Rock
From: CC Date: June 13, 2014 at 17:29
While it certainly sounds like Miss Crazy in certain places, in other places it sounds very different as Marcus (Ronnie Borchert) takes on a different vocal style on several songs. Still a good album, but the difference in vocal style is kinda reminiscent on the alternating style Dean Davidson took on the second Britny Fox album. On some tracks he sounded identical to the debut, on others he sang in a much lower no screechy register.

CD: Michael Furlong - Breakaway
From: zld Date: June 13, 2014 at 12:35
Had it on vinyl long time ago, but thought it was average aor. Sold it.5/10

CD: Bonfire - Point Blank
From: 123charpenay Date: June 13, 2014 at 11:10
one more time the yesterrock reissue with 7 bonus tracks live is a deception.yes my cd player write "live bootlegg" but it s a shame to put on the market a record with some bonus tracks live wich have a so weak and so rotten sound (except track 18 the beautiful ballad "you make me feel" wich have a decent sound.

CD: Bonfire - Fire Works
From: 123charpenay Date: June 13, 2014 at 9:46
the reissue on yesterrock is maybe not a priority.no bonus tracks and the live bootlegg songs have ,yes ,a better sound than "don t touch the light" but they are very average.except track 14" s d i" wich is very interesting,the others songs have...no interest.

CD: Mud Slick - Keep Crawlin' in the Mud
From: MrMetal Date: June 13, 2014 at 9:33
While I agree with some of the comparisons above, I also heard influences of both Kip Winger & Jeff Scott Soto in Ronnie's vocal deliveries. Sadly the band started going south by adding modern elements into their music after this recording. They also had a handful of lineup changes with Dan leaving after this release & Serge taking on both bass & guitar duties. Heinz Baumann replaced Buddy on drums & they would later add bassist Pete Snow & guitarist Stephen Schmid. They also supported WARRANT & DUFF MCKAGAN in the States although I'm not sure how that came about. Fans of alot of the Jeff Scott Soto projects as well as a heavier version of WINGER should definitely look into this although I believe it's gonna cost a pretty penny.

CD: Winger - Better Days Comin'
From: CC Date: June 12, 2014 at 17:39
Once again Winger pulls it off again, proving that any flack directed at them during the 80s/90s was unfair. Since their comeback they have showed themselves to be excellent musicians and a cut above many of the contemporaries. This one to me is kind of a cross between IV and Karma. While I prefer Karma to this one, this is in no way a knock against this album as its a stormer.

CD: Cheap Trick - Dream Police
From: hair metal again Date: June 12, 2014 at 13:14
i really cant think of any other band that can combine so good so many different things!CHEAP TRICK is a unique band and every release of them is remarkable!Dream Police is one of their best known ,but im not sure one of their best!of course it is of the highest level in terms of musicianship,hooks and performing ,but i can t find any big songs like in their next one for example!dont get me wrong i love this one too ,but i d love the songs to be bigger!

CD: Bonfire - Don't Touch the Light
From: 123charpenay Date: June 12, 2014 at 13:13
i can add to my last comment that the 2009 yesterrock record is interesting cause the sound and the remaster are absoluty perfect.but...the seven bonus tracks live have a bootlegg sound for make short :the sound is rotten.that s regrettable cause the two new songs track 15"you are my destiny" and track 16 "bad widow" are really excellent.

CD: Black Stone Cherry - Magic Mountain
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 11, 2014 at 22:32
I've been waiting for Black Stone Cherry to blow up and give us a consistently good album since the debut, and they finally do it on Magic Mountain. I like this disc a LOT! It's still southern rock viltered through a thick layer of Alice In Chains and Black Label Society, but for the first time, nearly every song is catchy and memorable, even the slower ones. Despite the grunginess of the sound, the songs are able to retain a sense of fun and hope that the lyrics, the live show, and the band themselves, embody. The one stinker is "Hollywood In Kentucky," BSC's version of the insipid "country checklist" song polluting the Nashville machine. Among other things, the boys tell us that incest is preferable to homosexuality, and tell the flat-broke to get a job ... but even then, the song is damn catchy!

CD: Tesla - Simplicity
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 11, 2014 at 22:18
Second half starts off well, with the two best songs on the disc, "Other Than Me" a nice, gllum ballad about being used by somebody who doesn't love you back, and "Break Of Dawn," the heaviest song here and jthe most sincerely rocking. Next, a couple more ballads, Jeff reminding us how a simple man like him deals with the complexities of modern life, and then he's moping about a chick again, one word at a time, on the slow-grooving "Sympathy." "Time Bomb" chugs like a train, before running off the tracks "Cumin' Atcha Live" style in its second half, but the lyrics sound like a Tea Party rallying cry, complete with a calll to "load up your guns." The last song is--surprise!--another ballad, Tesla On Parenting this time. Zzzzzz! The best songs on Simplicity still aren't as good as the worst ones on Bust A Nut (which isn't even their best album). But I have yet to read a bad review, so many people still drinking the Kool-Aid left over from twenty years ago.

CD: Tesla - Simplicity
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 11, 2014 at 22:07
So the first song is a bore, all about the good ol' days (send it to Reader's Digest, as Mustaine said). "Ricochet" tries for a big fist-pumping anthem and comes off totally pandering andj embarrassing. "Rise And Fall" is decent, with not-quite-so-literal lyrics, but ... again ... it's ... sung ... so ... slowly ... "So Divine" is decent, but has a definite Stryper vibe to the lyrics. "Cross My Heart" is musically cool, with honky-tonk piano, but again, sugar-shocking lyrics, Jeff assuring his chick he's not fucking around on the road. "Honestly," (Stryper again, nicking the title from their biggest hit), a boring ballad, and how many more fucking times do we have to hear Jeff remind us he's a simple man in a complex world? "Flip Side!" picks up the pace, as the exclamation point would indicate, but again, the lyrics are a cringe, and the chorus borrows that big-words-that-rhyme thing from "Ball Of Confusion."

CD: Tesla - Simplicity
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 11, 2014 at 21:57
Man ... I am just not digging this. Simplicity is a mostly down-tempo release, and the band sounds tired, as do most of their ideas. "MP3" is supposed to be the quasi-title track, and gets things going with a sluggish beat (and the so-ten-years-ago sound of a vinyl record crackling and popping--how original). Jeff's lyrics are as predictable as a Hallmark card--seriously, the first listen, I was finishing the lines before he was. He's singing slowly and painfully, one syllable at a time, for much of the album. Frank and Dave are at least playing more passionately than on Forever More, but ti doesn't save most of the songs.

CD: Delany - Blaze And Ashes
From: MetalllianStallion Date: June 11, 2014 at 7:38
Like the "Shining Line (2010)" compilation this little gem flew under my radar until I picked it up last year. Soundtracks are standard affair with movies, but a soundtrack to a novel I haven't heard of before. It's a concept album based on Wolfgang Hohlbein’s fantasy novel,“Chronicle of the Immortal” I'm usually not a big fan of Davy Vain's vocals, but this release flows nicely with Readman's commanding VOX getting the lions share of songs. Lana Lane (Roswell Six) holds a candle to Robin Beck with the excellent ballad "Eternity Is Yours". 1. Blood And Ashes (Vocals: Readman) 2. Here Comes Lonely (Vocals: Vain) 3. Love Tears (Vocals: Lane) 4. Incarnation (Vocals: Readman) 5. Web Over London (Vocals Readman) 6. Eternity Is Yours (Vocals: Lane) 7. Planets Turning (Vocals: Vain) 8. Shadow On Your Heart (Vocals: Lane) 9. Distance Of Love (Vocals: Vain) 10. Dead Undead (Vocals: Readman) 11. London Bridge (Vocals: Readman) rip: http://www.uloz.to/xNEZxFv/delany-blaze-and-ashes-2009-rar

CD: Gunner - Keep Fighting
From: MetalllianStallion Date: June 11, 2014 at 5:47
Argentinian band Gunner aka Gunner Sixx as they went by on the band's previous 3 releases is making progress. The band has five members so either they counted the roadie with their retired band name or Gunner-Five didn't sound as cool. Update: with a little research it appears the poor man's Gene Simmons(Nikki Sixx) forced them change the their name due to legal claims. These guys image reminds me of a guy I knew who immigrated to the states from Eastern Europe as they look like they stepped off the plane from a 1987 Sunset strip time machine. Lead singer Aaron Briglia shines as he has some pipes and sings in English with range and emotion. As mentioned with the image, the sound matches it with pure hook driven 80's MHR layered in keys. Production/mix is much better than the band's previous albums and I would say worth a spin. Gunner - From Heaven - Official Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLnOJgGpuWg#t=15

CD: Scarecrow - Scarecrow
From: hair metal again Date: June 11, 2014 at 2:24
excellent hair metal release by SCARECROW back in 92!this is better than stated in the comments above and has a lot of depth !their sound reminds me of a rougher HOUSE OF LORDS and it s impressive that after every spin it always gets better!all the songs are great and this is essential at least!

CD: Mr. Mister - Welcome to The Real World
From: Doug Date: June 10, 2014 at 19:39
Two great songs; the rest are sorry to say below average.

CD: KXM - KXM
From: Doug Date: June 10, 2014 at 19:37
This is still taking a bit of time for me to warm up to. Their is no denying the muscianship of this band. Man, Ray Luzier is an awesome drummer! This is a Kings X album with a better guitarist and drummer.

CD: Winger - Better Days Comin'
From: Doug Date: June 10, 2014 at 19:33
This album is growing on me. The "making of" DVD is very interesting and gives excellent backdrop to Kip and Reb's music making and their long standing relationship. It really shows their talent. Worth picking up.

CD: Blackfoot - Vertical Smiles
From: 123charpenay Date: June 10, 2014 at 13:08
the reissue of this really excellent record from new zealand is a priority,cause there is seven top class bonus tracks(one studio livin in the city (a killer song)and six super live songs.

CD: Def Leppard - Adrenalize
From: hair metal again Date: June 9, 2014 at 1:50
hair metal perfection by one of the greatest bands of all time!what can you say about this one?perfect and flawless from start to finish,a great band showing why it became such a big name!there s noone doin it better!

CD: Seven Ten - Love And War
From: andi Date: June 8, 2014 at 13:09
Very great band and great vocalist similar to a mix of Trixter and Slaughter!!Great guitar riffs!!What happened to this great band and vocalist??Please more!!

CD: Night Ranger - Somewhere in California
From: andi Date: June 8, 2014 at 10:46
Oh man...what happened to Jack Blades???how can someone play in such an amateur group if he could play in such a great band-like damn yankees....what happened to the good old Damn Yankees riffs like "Don´t tread on me" or "Bad Reputation"??What happened to the glory Damn Yankees years and to the perfect Ted Nugent guitar playing??I am stunned AND DISAPPOINTED!!The new Night Ranger album "High Road" 2014 is also much boring as all the other´s years ago!!!Please bring back DAMN YANKEES to us all!!!!

CD: Axe - Live in America - 1981
From: Jez Date: June 8, 2014 at 9:31
Thanks for the info..have updated

CD: Axe - Live in America - 1981
From: underworld king Date: June 8, 2014 at 8:42
Jez, Hold On and Running the Gauntlet are combined in the first song. Axe rocks!

CD: Return - Fourplay
From: hair metal again Date: June 8, 2014 at 7:38
pretty fine release by RETURN back in 91 ...polished production,commercial approach ,many hooks and big choruses are offered here in the classic Scandi way and the result is very goood!"having fun","main man","roll with the punches" and "sleazy lizzy" are excellent songs and Fourplay a nice addition to your collection

CD: Aldo Nova - Blood on the Bricks
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 6, 2014 at 22:38
Honestly, I may have been off-base on that one, but the bouncy but mechanized, overprocessed sound of "Fantasy" just puts me in mind of disco. Maybe because I first heard the song years after it was popular.

CD: Alias - Alias
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 6, 2014 at 22:08
Dude ... you can't mention Alias without mentioning Sheriff. Besides, "When I'm With Yooooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu ..." was a hit in my peak American Top 40-listeninng days, before my family had cable, so I could watch all the MTV metal that didn't quite make Casey Kasem's (or Shadoe Stevens's) radar. But yeah, I submit stuff to BrutalMetal when I can, and there are some borderline-bands. Brand New Sin, I wasn't sure where they b belonged. Black Label Society is on BM, but Black Stone Cherry is on HH, and BNS is kind of equidistant to those two (I put 'em on here, for the record). And I'm the opposite of you: I find my tastes getting heavier as I get older. If Alias came out now, I probably wouldn't piss on 'em.

CD: Kaisas - Unify
From: andi Date: June 6, 2014 at 11:42
NOT compare with shy classics like"Misspenth Youth"!!a song sounds like the other!Boring produced.....never will buy such album!!!

CD: Kaisas - Degitalize
From: andi Date: June 6, 2014 at 11:34
I love Mark Evans voice and i loved the first two albums about Heaven´s Edge but this is amateur hour produced!!!no song convinced me and the voice about Evans not really penetrates into the ear.I am very disappointed and will NOT buy this album and I WOULD NOT EVEN TAKE A GIFT!!

CD: Baton Rogue Morgue - USA Limited Edition
From: MetalllianStallion Date: June 6, 2014 at 8:36
For a Finnish band, they work the name of a USA city and 80's band (just add "Morgue") into their name and album title. The video for "Crystal City" was filmed in the So Cal desert (they love everything Americana), with a Rob Zombie-esque image for most of the bearded biker(look)band members. This band has been around for a decade but just have a EP "Hat Trick" released before "USA Limited Edition". The "Hellride" video packs groupies with guns in a bloody battle, but what about the music?. Speaking of Zombie the vocals of Lee Angel Morgue's vocals have a little bellows from Hillbilly hell sound, with a touch of Gene Simmons. The drummer owes Ted Poley half a credit. This band's style straddles hard rock to metal and even does a version of Slayer's "Tormentor" (speaking of Hell). Is this a Finish band trapped inside a Southern Swamp rock body? Chris Holmes has teamed forces with the band (honorary tour member) doing some live dates, including some WASP tracks. batonroguemorgue.com

 

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