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CD: Stryper - Live at the Whisky
From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 25, 2014 at 14:09
I agree in one way or another with you CC but in here they mixed at least new ones with classics...still there's some fun around them!!!...90/100

CD: Threshold - For The Journey
From: Wardy Date: October 24, 2014 at 23:40
Magnificent! Perhaps slower overall but less is more being their friend, For The Journey is the perfect followup to March Of Progress & will be damn hard to beat. Wilson mesmerizes with another wonderful vocal performances & here the songs go deeper, further into the psyche. Initially felt not as instant as its predecessor but this record continues to reveal itself even moreso than MOP with repeat listens. Watchtower On The Moon, Turned To Dust & personal fave Autumn Red are the rockers, none quite the epics this time but deliver regardless. Epic is instead held over for The Box which weaves its way through acoustic interludes and guitar riffery (just what's inside The Box anyone's guess). Early opinions varied but think that was essentially due to a perceived lack of up&go or anything too different, but any Threshold fan should see past that and find this a hugely rewarding listen & yet another record up to the lofty high standards these guys continue to deliver - Splendid! Rating 9

CD: Threshold - March of Progress
From: Wardy Date: October 24, 2014 at 23:12
Surprisingly MOP my first listen to Threshold & was hands down one of the best kicks to the head these ears had received in quite some time. Stunning record so much to enjoy couple years down the track still discovering new thing to like. Have explored the back catalog since, Threshold probably one of the best prog bands out there. MOP remains the preferred listen or at least until ForTheJourney hit last month. Wilson has a beautiful voice, strong on emotion & range to boot. Highlights are most but the epic singalongs The Rubicon & The Hours standout, Colophon succeeds in Tool like bass noodling & a stunning chorus, Ashes kicks off perfectly and Coda another short but killer piece of prog. In the wake of Mac's passing (RIP) Threshold did good getting Damian back on voice & deliver a near masterpiece. Much like their entire catalog, MOP will stand well the tests of time, particularly now sitting perfectly alongside partner in progress For The Journey. Highly recommended Rating 9

CD: Von Groove - Von Groove
From: Metal T Date: October 24, 2014 at 21:30
Pretty much had the same experience as T-Bone did,found this one for a buck the other day in the used section.Nice surprise...not bad.Sounds kinda like a canadian Hardline w/ some XYZ thrown in there at times...good vox,nice riffs.

CD: Paradise - Do Or Die
From: Metal T Date: October 24, 2014 at 21:19
Picked this one up a few years back.One of the lesser known strip' bands.Cool band...definitely an XYZ vibe.Paradise should of gotten signed over alot of the usual overhyped slop that was being sh!t out on the majors but ended up getting a deal in Germany.Nothing too original,but were a solid band for the style.

CD: Danger Angel - Revolutia
From: andi Date: October 24, 2014 at 14:53
Never heard such bad bad voice!!!derrible!!!!

CD: Damn Yankees - Damn Yankees
From: hair metal again Date: October 24, 2014 at 11:47
this was meant to be big and it did in a very convincing way!DAMN YANKEES is a super band that was made fo its members to get a piece of the pie:the hair metal movement was on top of the world and everybody jumped on it!Ron Nevison s production is awesome ,the band is made of shining stars and the result was blowmindin:explosive commercial hard rock at its best,a true celebration of the genre!

CD: RTZ - Return to Zero
From: hair metal again Date: October 24, 2014 at 6:14
excellent debut by RTZ with amazing production,sound ,musicianship and songwriting!Brad Delp s vocals are sensational and shine all over ,while the rest of the band delivers also great commercial tunes!"this is my life","until your love comes back around","rain down on me" are the highlights of this great one!

CD: Allen - Lande - The Great Divide
From: Axe Slinger Date: October 23, 2014 at 22:32
Very, very happy to report that T. Tolkki did a great job on this disc. It was a slam dunk that Allen and Lande would sound great but the songs themselves are outstanding to these ears. It it anything new? Nope, but it a continuation of what was great about the other 3 discs. Solid effort all around. 90/100

CD: Bride - End of the Age (The Best of Bride)
From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 23, 2014 at 19:38
Ummm...this band had an issue with the vocals of Mr Thompson in here,at least on this compilation of the band's early stuff...unstandable and irritating to be honest...the songs in here that were balanced well musically and vocally talking are "Same 'Ol Sinner","Fire And Brimstone" & "All Hallow's Eve"...a matter of tastes but for me is a simple record...quite dull...65/100

CD: Great White - Great Zeppelin - A Tribute to Led Zeppelin
From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 23, 2014 at 19:32
Great White along with Kingdom Come were more recognized for being a "copy & paste" version of Led Zeppelin but somehow in a subtle way that you could forget such daring ...a band that i had the chance to see live supporting David Lee Roth on his "Skyscraper" Tour back in late 80's...this tribute is simply one of the most "hi-in-fidelity" ones i've heard in years of a band to a band...masters paying respect to the gods!!!...95/100

CD: Dream Theater - Train of Thought
From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 23, 2014 at 19:21
Enjoyable album!!!...even though i'm not very keen on "long lasting songs" i could easily say that i really enjoy it ..."As I Am" is simply the best cut in here IMHO...tracks 2,3 & 7 also rock!!!...93/100

CD: Billy Idol - Kings And Queens Of The Underground
From: CC Date: October 23, 2014 at 18:00
Back in 2005 I preordered Devils playground with low expectations but was blown away by that album, to the point it was my album of the year, but with this album I think my expectations were even lower. Firstly because I knew it would be an incredibly difficult thing to match or better Devils Playground, and secondly because the lead single left me with mixed emotions. Now I have to say that the more I listened to Cant break me down, the more I loved it, so things started looking up. My first opinion of the album was that it wasnt as rock as Playground, but it still had that classic 80s Idol feel to it. There are maybe a few too many slower paced songs, but overall this is another great album, and proof that there is still life in the old dog. Unsurprisingly considering its released at the same time as his autobiography, there is a very autobiographical feel to most of the songs as well (hence the slower tracks).

CD: Adrenaline Rush - Adrenaline Rush
From: Jez Date: October 23, 2014 at 16:54
Erik Martensson is all over this , so worshippers of his other projects will be all over this like a rash. There's some really good solid tunes, with no real fillers. The vocals maybe the weak link here, as they are good without being anything special, but the rest of the album from the production and whole general sound of the thing is top notch. Well worth picking up in my opinion for fans of FF hard rock ala Laos, Femme Fatale, Saraya etc.

CD: Richard Marx - Beautiful Goodbye
From: Jez Date: October 23, 2014 at 16:52
This is a quite beautiful album and one of his best in a long time, not that his last few albums have been poor at all. It is very Adult contemporary/ Pop and is very chilled throughout, with only a couple of up beat songs, but the song writing is exquisite and beautifully done. A years highlight so far

CD: State of Salazar - All the Way
From: Jez Date: October 23, 2014 at 16:50
Top quality all the way here and all the AOR/West Coast fans are gonna love this one. Lots of Toto, Survivor and even some Styx elements in the keys and harmonies aswell. Super slick production, without being overdone, with special note for the lead and backing vocals which are superb throughout. Very nice indeed

CD: Outside Edge - More Edge
From: CLOUD FORCE Date: October 23, 2014 at 16:00
Total AOR masterpiece.Farmer is simply great,no matter what they say,if you love AOR,you ll love this.Rock on in Heaven tonight!!

CD: Gotthard - Bang!
From: 123charpenay Date: October 23, 2014 at 13:09
yesterday evening in lyon at ninkasi we have the chance to see the gotthard s concert.like for the firebirth tour the songs of the new record are better live than on the record.gotthard play two hours.two hours of happinness,they deliver us, their fabulous hard melodic rock.what pleasure.the sound was terrific!!!!very hard of course and very clear and pure.they finished with "anytime anywhere " and "thank you".they promise to the crowd that they will be come back in france ,cause they " love speak french".i m waiting the next time.

CD: A.S.A.P. - Silver and Gold
From: Ydol eM Date: October 23, 2014 at 13:02
Adrian Smith prepared a little surprise for fans of hard aor rock bands from the British Isles like No Sweat, Heartland, Strangeways etc. Nice hooks, good dialogue between the guitars and keyboards, a bit weaker vocal but skillfully mixed in the record make this album interesting and worthy of attention. 80/100.

CD: Houston - Relaunch II
From: 123charpenay Date: October 23, 2014 at 12:46
i never was a big fan of this band.their music is too soft at my taste too limit pop music.my advice don t change with this record.what a very strange idea to put 6 covers and 4 real songs of the band on this new cd.or they make a full cover cd ,why not ,or they realise a new real record.on the four real songs we have one filler track 10 and three excellent songs tracks 5.8 and 9.for the 6 covers we have a big fillers track 6.tracks 1 and 2 are very very great ,they remind me i ten "taking a cold look".excellent reference.the best cover is track 4 "souls" from rick springfield.tracks 3 and 7 are great but very very pop,limit variety.not for me.the sound and production are perfect ,pure and clear.thumbs up for the producer.with a little more guitar,with a little more balls this guys have the potential to be a real great a o r band.i propose them to cover "hot stuff" from donna summer.this song is a bomb and it s a surprise that any hard rock band cover this hit.

CD: Free Spirit - All The Shades Of Darkened Light
From: 123charpenay Date: October 23, 2014 at 12:32
to be very complete and very honest ,i can add that the sound of this record is not extraordinary.the production is sometimes muddy.the mixing a little weird.it s incredible that a so talented band don t find a real great producer for giving them the sound they deserve.

CD: Wrabit - Tracks
From: hair metal again Date: October 23, 2014 at 7:26
excellent release by WRABIT and i d say that they have a unique style here:classic hard rock,some pomp,some epic,a bit heavy,Tracks is a great release and the band offers a fine musicianship and good songs!Lou Nadeau s vocs are sensational and there is a certain quality in everything!"i ll never run away','soldier of fortune","bare knuckles" and "dont stop me now" are the highlights of this recommended release back in 82

CD: Stranger - Stranger
From: MrMetal Date: October 22, 2014 at 13:23
STRANGER were formed out of Tampa, Florida in 1981 & were originally named LYNX & then ROMEO before settling on STRANGER. They received little record company support, promotion, or publicity. They toured the Southeast & became the biggest drawing circuit club act ever. They opened shows for QUIET RIOT, ALDO NOVA, TRIUMPH, UFO, SKID ROW, EDDIE MONEY, & others with TESLA even covering one of their songs ("Jackie's So Bad"), as well as KING'S X being fans. They gained a fanatical following throughout Florida with bassist Tom Cardenas even playing a "gator bass" that was designed in honor of the University of Florida Gator football team. They declined an offer with Atlantic Records at the end of the decade in order to not make the same mistakes twice (with CBS/Epic), & managed to release a series of self-distributed albums on their own which was a feat in itself prior to the Internet. Their last studio release was in 1996 when guitarist Ronnie Garvin would sadly commit suicide.

CD: Stormwave - Deadly Trace
From: andi Date: October 22, 2014 at 12:41
Similar to Letter X "Time of the Gathering!!!

CD: Trace - Line Of Fire
From: andi Date: October 22, 2014 at 12:36
Delbert@This Album has absolutly NOTHING to do with the voice of Tony Mills.....itīs just like Giuffria!!!And thereīs NOTHING about Melodic Metal.....please visit your ear specialist

CD: Trace - Line Of Fire
From: andi Date: October 22, 2014 at 12:29
This ainīt Hardrock Skagarack meets Giuffria=Melodic Rock with Keyboard!!!!

CD: Yngwie Malmsteen - Fire and Ice
From: hair metal again Date: October 22, 2014 at 2:58
pretty good release by MALMSTEEN ,but that seemed like a step back from the wonderful Eclipse!Yngwie &Goran are still delivering good songs and a cool sound ,but not any big hits and hooks!"teaser","all i want is everything","fire and ice" are the best among many good ones!if you like Yngwie ,you ll be satisfied

CD: Crazy Lixx - Loud Minority
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: October 21, 2014 at 18:49
That said, I think New Religion is their best album so far. Looking forward to the new one, though.

CD: Crazy Lixx - Loud Minority
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: October 21, 2014 at 18:46
With the new single ringing in my ears, I went back and revisited the band's debut. Alll the comparisons I made in my comment on the folow-up, New Religion, still apply00early Skid Row, Lynch Mob, Hardline. The songs are inconsistent, though, as for ever "Hell Or High Water" and Boneyard,," there's a big hunk of stinky old cheese like "Dr. Hollywood" or the obvious attempt at a "Livin' On A Prayer"-style story-song, "Tryin' To Make Ends Meet." I think part of the reason we think these modern-day glam bands are so great is because we don't have any contemporary comparisons. Crazy Lixx are one of the best bands doing this sound, for sure, but could they really have stood up in 1988 alongside the bands they're trying to imitate? Sorry, but that's all Crazy Lixx does: imitate bands from 25 years ago, even though they do it well, for the most part.

CD: Tattooed Love Boys - Bleeding Hearts and Needle Marks
From: hair metal again Date: October 21, 2014 at 1:57
excellent debut by TATTOOED LOVE BOYS back in 88 ,will satisfy all glamsters around!the sound,the lyrics,the attitude and the looks are great and despite the poor production and the not so strong vocals ,the result is very very good and unique in a strange way!imagine a mix of early MOTLEY CRUE and ALMIGHTY or HORSE LONDON!highlights are "sweet little ragamuffin","stikky stuff","stale lipstick" and "chase the ace"!really impressed

CD: Buckcherry - Fuck
From: Doug Date: October 20, 2014 at 17:00
So I picked this up the other day; not great IMO. I really like Josh Todd's vocals, so much grit and passion but at least on this one, nothing jumped out at me. "The Motherf#cker" is a decent tune, the others? Hmmm....

CD: Sixx: A.M. - Modern Vintage
From: Doug Date: October 20, 2014 at 16:55
I've been listening to this all day today and it's taking me some time to warm up to it. Not sure I am there yet. It's definitely not has good as "This is Gonna Hurt" in my opinion (one of my favorite albums the past few years). Tracks #10 and #11 just do not do it for me. The remake of "Drive" is interesting and "Give Me a Love" is kinda cool.

CD: Street Talk - Transition
From: hair metal again Date: October 20, 2014 at 2:40
excellent hard rock release by STREET TALK ,again intheir own soft and melodic way !many hooks ,great songs and perfect vocs by Goran Edman along with great musicianship from the rest of the band!"need someone","someday (i ll get over you)" and "ye gods and little fishes" are the best songs from this one!good stuff

CD: Guardian - Live!
From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 19, 2014 at 18:52
Quite in agreement with the comment above,the cover sounds enormous comparing to the rest of the "grungy" songs,maybe "Babble On" is a song that could be saved from burning...anyway the album's still acceptable even though the track listing is was not the most convenient as they left many good songs out of their earlier "heavier" career...80/100

CD: Aerosmith - A Little South of Sanity
From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 19, 2014 at 18:47
A double live CD and quite entertaining to be honest with you all...a good mix of classics and new ones of that stage(1998)...the former or still toxic twins at their very best .100/100

CD: Royal Hunt - Moving Target
From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 19, 2014 at 18:44
This band is basically based on what vocalist DC Cooper does in it,the guy is a good singer that's for sure and the band surely rocks as well...i own the re-edition of this album that contains at around 4 live bonus tracks where you can listen to the band displaying its quite effective Prog Metal sound + an acoustic and a studio song...from the main album i take tracks 1,3,5(the one i liked the most),7,8 & 9...nice stuff in here...87/100

CD: Brian McDonald Group - Voyage
From: CLOUD FORCE Date: October 19, 2014 at 12:25
Desperate business is his best album.period.said that,Voyage is a masterpiece.superb pomp AOR with prog touches,and ultra catchy choruses.the album that modern Winger never wrote.

CD: Slaughter - Mass Slaughter
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: October 19, 2014 at 11:12
... attention to which songs were actually GOOD.

CD: Slaughter - Mass Slaughter
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: October 19, 2014 at 11:11
I disagree, Rick. Slaughter broke through for two reasons, and they are the first (and last) two songs on this compilation. "Up All Night" and "Fly To The Angels" were far and away the band's biggest hits. For about six months in 1990, you couldn't turn on MTV without seeing one of those two videos. If you need a third reason, there's "Spend My Life." Take those two songs out of the equation, and Slaughter were a marginal band. Beyond that, it seems like this compilation is really sketchy, and just seems to throw together randomly selected album tracks from the first two discs. Two of their less-played, but better, singles, "Desperately" and "Times They Change" are missing, in favor of deep cuts, including the two absolute WORST songs on Stick It To Ya, "She Wants More" and "Loaded Gun." I get that whoever put this out didn't have rights to the CMC albums, which is why only songs from the first two discs appear here. But even many of them don't seem to be chosen with any kind of attent

CD: Fire Dept. - Things Are Tough All Over
From: PauloFernandes Date: October 19, 2014 at 11:09
@happy2849, if you consider selling this cd, mail me at paulo@ptrocks.net - we can probably make a deal on it

CD: Make-Up - Saint Seiya: Hits I
From: Rafo Phoenix Date: October 19, 2014 at 1:54
Very Good Melodic Hard Rock/AOR Soundtrack! Saint Seiya is a Classic! With The Transformers both are my favs cartoons of all times! "Pegasus Fantasy, Can't Say Goodbye, Friends in the Sky, Love Fighter, Blue Forever" best tracks here, 85/100.

CD: Vega - Stereo Messiah
From: Rafo Phoenix Date: October 19, 2014 at 1:35
Great Melodic Hard Rock! One of The Best this year Stereo Messiah, All or Nothing, Wherever We Are, Ballad of the Broken Hearted, Gonna Need Some Love Tonight, The Fall, Neon Heart, My Anarchy, The Wild the Weird the Wonderful fav tracks, 95/10.

CD: Miss Behaviour - Double Agent
From: Rafo Phoenix Date: October 19, 2014 at 0:56
Very Good Melodic Hard Rock/MR! "On With The Show, Double Agent, Cold Response, Edge Of The World, The Cause Of Liberty, Dancing With Danger" fav tracks, 85/100.

CD: Brother Firetribe - Diamond In The Firepit
From: Rafo Phoenix Date: October 19, 2014 at 0:38
Great Melodic Hard Rock/AOR! For Better Or For Worse, Desperately, Hanging By A Thread, Trail Of Tears, Winner Takes It All, Tired Of Dreaming, Reality Bites fav tracks, 90/100.

CD: David A Saylor - Strength Of One
From: Rafo Phoenix Date: October 19, 2014 at 0:20
Great AOR! Now You're Leaving, Flying High, My Heart Ain't Feeling Nothing, Why Does Our Love Have To End (Awesome version of Shy) It Must Be Love, How Do I Believe, Caught In The Middle fav tracks, 90/100.

CD: Dalton - Pit Stop
From: Rafo Phoenix Date: October 19, 2014 at 0:02
Very Good Melodic Hard Rock! Ready or Not, Hey You, Follow Your Dreams, One Voice, Here We Are, 50/50 fav tracks, 85/100.

CD: Wild Rose - Hit 'N' Run
From: Rafo Phoenix Date: October 19, 2014 at 0:00
Great AOR/Melodic Rock! Through The Night, I'll Be There, Another Day, Can't Wait On Love, Give In To Me, Don't Walk Away, All For Love, I Want Your Love fav tracks, 90/100.

CD: Slaughter - Mass Slaughter
From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 18, 2014 at 21:30
This band basically broke through because some certain hits here and there like for example "Real Love" which a good mid tempo song,"Eye To Eye" & "Burnin' Bridges" among other cuts that are more or less under the same pattern...even though the band was not that huge still got the attention of the media back then...a decent collectin that contains what we can call the resume of the,quite unbalanced,career...88/100

CD: April Wine - Frigate
From: hair metal again Date: October 18, 2014 at 4:06
pretty good release by APRIL WINE that offers some fine songs and especially when things get slower!the rockers arent so strong but there s a certain quality all over and fantastic vocs!'if i was a stranger","hard to believe" and "mind over matter " are the highlights!

CD: Free Spirit - All The Shades Of Darkened Light
From: 123charpenay Date: October 17, 2014 at 15:58
hi friends it s time to wake up.only one comment before me?the first free spirit album is an absolute masterpiece.this second realise like their last album he breathe the class start to the end.maybe they not realise the exploit to be at the same level than their extraordinary debut.nevertheless we speak about a top class a o r record.with free spirit it s simple never a weak song ,never an average song,only killer songs.what pleasure to listen a so smart music.ok this record is a raritie cause only available in finland (carpel records).very hard to find but not impossible.receive it today from my friend sebastian(music buy mail).

CD: China - Sign in the Sky
From: Ydol eM Date: October 16, 2014 at 16:41
Some albums are special for a man e.g. when they helped surmount some life obstacles or people have some precious memories connected with the songs. This is just a case of this album for me. I'd love it anyway because it has a unique atmosphere and some songs are really outstanding (e.g. "Won't give it up..."). Very good hard aor rock somewhere halfway between Foreigner and No Sweat (IMO). 85/100.

CD: Last Autumn's Dream - Yes
From: Photochromic Steve Date: October 16, 2014 at 16:36
I'm with Jez on this one - LAD have put out their best albums in the 2009 -2011 period and this one is one of their best along with Touch of Heaven. Definitely more consistent and better songs than their first few albums.

CD: Last Autumn's Dream - Yes
From: Photochromic Steve Date: October 16, 2014 at 15:25
I'm with Jez on this one - LAD have put out their best albums in the 2009 -2011 period and this one is one of their best along with Touch of Heaven. Definitely more consistent and better songs than their first few albums.

CD: Last Autumn's Dream - A Touch of Heaven
From: Photochromic Steve Date: October 16, 2014 at 15:18
This album marks the start of LAD hitting form as far as I'm concerned. Most of the previous albums I tended to like 4 or 5 of the tracks, but for this album and the next 3 I like nearly all of the tracks. This one is probably their best, closely followed by Yes and Dreamcatcher.

CD: Demon Drive - Burn Rubber
From: hair metal again Date: October 16, 2014 at 11:26
amazing debut by those 2 great musos!DEMON DRIVE is a great act and especially Angel is a star that shines in every work he s in!what a fantastic shredder!anyway this one rocks hard and it is commercial hard rock music at its best!superb stuff indeed

CD: Autograph - Buzz
From: 123charpenay Date: October 15, 2014 at 14:19
exceptional come back from steve plunkett with three new musicians.like always with autograph no fillers only killers!!!!the trademarks and the spirit of autograph are always present.tracks 1.4.6.8.10.sound deliciously hard,tracks 2.3.7 sond deliciously autograph like in the good old time, track 5 a superb ballad ,track 9 is a top class a o r song.thanx to point music for this fantastic come back.unfortunatelly this jewel never see the light of day in japan.

CD: Every Mother's Nightmare - Every Mother's Nightmare
From: Dramarama Date: October 15, 2014 at 8:29
This was one of my go to cassette tapes in high school. After Headbanger's Ball drilled Love Can Make You Blind into my skull I bought the tape and was hooked. Loud, fast and sleazy, I was reminded of a Southern Faster Pussycat, but honestly this band was a pretty original take on a genre that was unfortunately winding down. Definitely recommend Long Haired Country Boy is the best country music cover by a hard rock band ever!

CD: Def Leppard - On Through The Night
From: hair metal again Date: October 15, 2014 at 1:33
excellent debut by the mighty DEF LEPPARD and from the start you could realize that there was something special about them!of, course this is raw,powerful hard rockin ,but also very very professional for a first step and with many hooks that show a certain ability in songwriting!many great songs like 'rock brigade","hello america","sorrow is a woman" and "satellite"!essential

CD: Roller - Candy It Up
From: Evil Rick Date: October 14, 2014 at 20:15
Reminds me a bit of a more melodic Rhino Bucket

CD: Autograph - Loud and Clear
From: 123charpenay Date: October 14, 2014 at 14:12
my fav autograph s records.i love their two first realise, but here ...we touch the sky.the more mature,the more consistant and the more smart autograph s realise.this album is simply a masterpiece.only killers songs they have making many progress since their brilliant debut.unfortunatelly no bonus tracks on the very rare japan import.nevertheless buy buy buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CD: Autograph - That's the Stuff
From: 123charpenay Date: October 14, 2014 at 14:07
a super record.i m not agree with steve plunkett when he say that "sign is please" is better.i ve "that s the stuff" red cover reissue by candy with one top class bonus track.(n°11" we are an american band".a marvellous reissue with a very complete booklett with many pictures,all the (difficult) history of the building of this record, and an exeptional sound.this album is more varied than their first excellent effort.we have all the trademarks of autograph and more we have two top class aor songs (tracks 4 and 7),a fantastic hard rock song (track 9) and a super hit for americabn radios (track 3).pleasure guaranted!!!!!

CD: Rachel Rachel - You Oughta Know By Now
From: 123charpenay Date: October 13, 2014 at 13:45
second effort for the five girls of rachel rachel.this record is different than their first realise,cause here they plays some real hard fm songs with big guitars ,beautiful keyboards and excellent songs who will hooked you immediatly.the very great cool aor of the first record is always present on tracks 6 and 8.the two ballads(tracks 4 and 10) are not at my taste.too similar to celine dion.the rest ?they rocks!!!!!

CD: Departure - Corporate Wheel
From: hair metal again Date: October 13, 2014 at 11:54
pretty good release by DEPARTURE and of course if you re a fan of JOURNEY you ll enjoy the excellent musicianship and the approach of those talented musos!the songs are ok but not as big as they should to push things further!"sacrifice","listen what i say",'corporate wheel" are the best moments of this nice release! PS:the singer sounds like Perry pretty often

CD: Enuff Z'Nuff - Question Mark
From: Dramarama Date: October 13, 2014 at 7:54
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CD: Deep Purple - In Rock
From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 12, 2014 at 19:25
Absolutely a masterpiece!!!...i got into rock music by listening to Deep Purple & UFO...this album means pure and raw hard rock with a bit of psychedelic included typical of the time...i own this release on vinyl and on this special 20-track edition...a must have!!!.100/100

CD: From the Fire - Thirty Days and Dirty Nights
From: MysticHealer Date: October 12, 2014 at 13:34
Just downloaded the bands latest release 'Evil Men Do' and although a very good release in it's own right it unfortunately fails to reach the heights of this debut album, which realistically was always going to be an extremely difficult task anyway. Some really cool moments though with the likes of In Your Dreams, Leave Me Alone and Stagefright (which i have had in demo form for many years), lovely ballad Into Your Heart, and the rather excellent AOR of Never Be Lonely. Joe Kelly's vocals are still unbelievably good 22 years on. If you like From The Fire its Worth getting hold of guys.

CD: Absolute Zero - Never Surrender
From: JONBONPIGO Date: October 11, 2014 at 19:23
"JAIMEE"...great Upbeat Rockin' tune..I could almost see Rick Springfield singing it back in the early/mid 80's...Would've made "America's Top 40" for sure..

CD: AB/CD - The Rock 'n' Roll Devil
From: JONBONPIGO Date: October 11, 2014 at 18:59
These guys sound like someone..I just can't place it... Oh Yeah.."Rock 'N' Roll Devil" (Brian Johnson).. "Booze Blues" (Bon Scott)...these 2 tracks are my faves..

CD: 220 Volt - Eye to Eye
From: JONBONPIGO Date: October 11, 2014 at 18:34
Near flawless Melodic Metal..."Eye To Eye".. "Live It Up" .."Dangerous" & "Still In Love" are my favourites, but really other than "The Harder They Come" no throw aways.. Overall..The Choruses are Catchy..The Guitars Rock..and The Vocalist Soars..in all the right places...

CD: 7th Heaven - Jukebox
From: juan carlos Date: October 11, 2014 at 18:14
I bought this Jukebox 2 years ago. Awesome stuff. More than 700 songs! it's insane but it is what is. I love this band, great songs, clean production except from Demos or concerts songs at the Data DVD, catchy solos, great melodies, yeah there are fillers but almost nothing. Check this link: http://www.7thheavenband.com/history.html I'm a big fan of 7th Heaven, Suport them!! 92/100

CD: 48 Crash - Some Like It Hot
From: JONBONPIGO Date: October 11, 2014 at 18:09
Not to keen on the Vocalist...But "Walking In The Shadow Of Love" is pretty good...Very Dokkenesque.

CD: Street Talk - V
From: hair metal again Date: October 11, 2014 at 14:47
excellent release once again by STREET TALK and these guys dont seem to bother and always deliver classy,high level musicianship and songwriting ,catchy tunes in the softer side of hard rock music!"dont believe " ,"at the end of the day","groudhog day"the highlights!very good stuff

CD: Shyboy - Shyboy
From: Ydol eM Date: October 11, 2014 at 8:55
This band has stopped halfway between Shotgun Symphony/Rtz and early Winger (IMO)so the boys offer hard aor rock where the production isn't outstanding at all - the best example is "Fire" which is really a disaster for me and lowers my rating five points down at least. On the other side of the coin I've been able to listen to this album for the whole week and no boredom has come. I'd sum my comment up by Jez's words having changed slightly: "Definitely worth getting when easily/cheap available." 70/100.

CD: Joe Satriani - Live in San Francisco
From: edwithmj Date: October 10, 2014 at 7:59
Probably the best live album he's done. This has a lot from his first few albums and subsequent live releases seem to have more of his newer stuff which, frankly, isn't as good. Even some of the songs I'm not keen on like Cool #9 are enjoyable on this release. The rhythm section is very tight and the songs are played flawlessly. If you ever need a live album by Joe, make it this one and if you want to splash out a bit more, get the accompanying DVD as its a much more immersive experience watching the songs played live.

CD: Robby Valentine - Valentine
From: hair metal again Date: October 10, 2014 at 1:25
very good release by VALENTINE ,but not as his previous ones mainly due to lack of more hard rockin songs!Robby showed more his influences and his love for piano and big pomp moments and as a resul his music became a bit boring and thin in some moments!Of course he is extremely talented and overall he manages to deliver some excellent songs like 'just for fun","god" and "where do we go from here"!recommended

CD: Dirty Looks - Five Easy Pieces
From: MetaLWhore Date: October 9, 2014 at 14:52
The Album is Not So Good. Voice is Like Tom Keifer (Cinderella) and Dean Davidson (Britny Fox).

CD: Work of Art - Framework
From: ROBERT Date: October 8, 2014 at 13:10
MASTERPIECE, Very best Album of A.O.R.: 2014

CD: State of Salazar - All the Way
From: ROBERT Date: October 8, 2014 at 13:06
Exceltent Album of PURE A.O.R.!

CD: Street Talk - Restoration
From: hair metal again Date: October 7, 2014 at 8:57
excellent hard rock release by STREET TALK ,once again on the lighter side of it,with many hooks,beautiful melodies and great songs! i d say that they have strong personality as a band and really define their sound very clearly!"hare and hounds","tables turning","my heart beats for you" are the highlights of this essential release !

CD: Shout - Shout
From: Ydol eM Date: October 6, 2014 at 15:21
This album did not deserve so low budget - a rudimentary cover (European one) and rather weak production knock down otherwise catchy and well-written songs somewhere to a lower league. It's a pity because as 123charpenay wrote there had been potentiality but... . Thus "just" good melodic hard rock somewhere between Kiss and Harem Scarem. 80/100.

CD: David Lee Roth - A Little Ain't Enough
From: Reverend Mayhem Date: October 6, 2014 at 9:31
(Correction: For the record, the lyrics I quoted are actually, "Her t-shirt ended early and her hot pants started late," which, you know, makes more sense.)

CD: Killer Dwarfs - Method to the Madness
From: hair metal again Date: October 6, 2014 at 8:22
ok release by KILLER DWARFS ,but probably their less good one!the sound,the musicianship are excellent ,but the songwriting isnt as good as usual and most of the songs arent memorable !of course if you like the band ,you ll probably like it !"all my heroes","just as well" and "give and take " are the highlights of a release that should have been better!

CD: Work of Art - Framework
From: MysticHealer Date: October 5, 2014 at 15:19
I really like this band. Can't think of many (if any) pure AOR recording bands with this much talent that are recording today. 'Framework' continues where the excellent 'In Progress' left off except with a little more guitars up in the mix. Some of the bands finest work yet appear on this release starting with the chugging riffs of 'Time To Let Go'. As always with a WOA album keys are to the fore but with 'How Will I Know' the guitars and thumping bass lines take over and bring out one belter of a tune. 'Can't Let Go' is typical Work Of Art featuring heavy on the keys and moves along at a cracking pace. 'The Machine' is an AOR gem of the highest order i kid you not, vocals and harmoies to die for and coming across like something W.E.T would do except with more keyboards to keep with the WOA sound. To sum up this is yet another excellent release by this darned good band and an album that deserves to be heard by fans of this genre. Buy it, You will not be disapointed.

CD: Jillson - Deadly Girl
From: MrMetal Date: October 5, 2014 at 13:11
The material recorded with both Jamie Warren Borden & Jimmy Crespo was under the moniker "J.J.T." (Jimmy/Jamie/Tommy).

CD: Jillson - Deadly Girl
From: MrMetal Date: October 5, 2014 at 13:08
...mentioned above & also acts such as REO SPEEDWAGON & CHICAGO during their lighter moments 9as indicated by Retrospect Records). Don Jillson also recorded a Solo LP under the "Tommy Paris" moniker in 2002 that was more along the lines of modernized garbage.

CD: Jillson - Deadly Girl
From: MrMetal Date: October 5, 2014 at 13:07
Terry Ripley (g), Jamie Warren Borden (d) (ex-STRANGER, ex-DIVINE JUDGEMENT, ex-J.J.T. + others), & Dale Borden (b/k). They would record the "Deadly Girl" LP in 1990 with the Retrospect reissue including 3 bonus tracks that were recorded shortly after the album (likely in 1990 as well). Don Jillson would join BRITNY FOX afterwards as well as DIVINE JUDGEMENT with Jamie Warren Borden, & would more recently tour with the Classic Rock act COUNT'S 77 that features Danny "Count" Koker on vocals from the television series "Counting Cars" (it's unclear if Don Jillson is currently with that group or not). Don would also record material once again with Jamie Warren Borden & guitarist Jimmy Crespo (ex-AEROSMITH, ex-ADAM BOMB, ex-ROUGH CUTT, ex-FLAME, Solo) with material more recently being unearthed by Retrospect Records as well. The JILLSON sound was criminally underrated Melodic Rock with AOR/HM/Glam tendencies best comparable to "Bite Down Hard"-era BRITNY FOX as well as some of the bands

CD: Jillson - Deadly Girl
From: MrMetal Date: October 5, 2014 at 13:00
JILLSON has an interesting biographical history, although it's unclear when exactly the act had formed. The group originated from Nevada, & are better known for multi-instrumentalist Don Jillson (aka: Tommy Paris")later replacing "Dizzy" Dean Davidson on vocals with BRITNY FOX, & recording 2 albums to date with that band ("Bite Down hard" & "Springhead Motorshark"). He remained as BRITNY FOX's vocalist until he was replaced by Jamie Fletcher in 2008 with that act splitting up shortly thereafter. JILLSON originally released a 4-track EP in 1986 featuring the tracks: "Take it All The Way", "InTouch", "Use Me", & "The End" (with only a re-recorded version of "The End" appearing as a bonus track on the Retrospect reissue of JILLSON's lone LP from 1990 titled, "Deadly Girl"). The lineup on that EP only featured 2 members: Don Jillson (v/b/g/d/k) & Scott Evans (g). It's unclear if there were any other lineups before or after that EP, but Don would put together a lineup featuring:

CD: Flame - Blaze
From: hair metal again Date: October 5, 2014 at 3:29
hair metal perfection by FLAME and it was a big mistake of the fan base of the hard rock genre back in the day that we didnt make them a million selling act!i d love to hear more of these guys for sure ,cause they were extremely talented and hard rockin!essential

CD: Savatage - Gutter Ballet
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: October 4, 2014 at 18:04
Gutter Ballet is the bridge between the pure power-metal of the early albums, and the theatrical, ivory-tickling behemoth they became in the '90's. So you have some straight-up rippers like "Of Rage And War" and "She's In Love," and then grandiose ballads like "When The Crowds Are Gone" and "Summer's Rain." Jo Oliva tones down that viper screech in places, but it's always there, lurking just beneath the surface, waiting to be called up at a moment's notice. once songs like "Mentally Yours" take off. Chris and Criss are their usual sharp-riffing, razor-toned selves, and together with the always-tight rhythm section, it makes what might be Savatage's best album of the Jon-sung years, all their many tricks on display.

CD: Work of Art - Framework
From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 4, 2014 at 14:21
Listening to this 3rd WOA release...it's a good one for sure but neither this release nor the previous one have overshadowed its debut which is a complete jewel IMHO(even though i rated "In Progress" with an almost top notch score, almost like the debut)...the act has continued in the same line in music style throughout the years,they have completely designed its sound(you can recognize it from miles away)..."Can't Let Go" is my fave but some other tracks such as 1,3,6,7(nice),8,9,11(nice) and the Japanese B/T "On The Edge Of Time" are also,and probably are,in many listener's book as well...90/100

CD: KISS - Alive!
From: underworld king Date: October 4, 2014 at 8:30
The best live album from KISS!

CD: Slash - World On Fire
From: CC Date: October 4, 2014 at 5:25
hmmm, I am a huge fan of GNR but nothing Slash has done since leaving them has truly excited me, be it Snakepit, Velvet Revolver or solo, and this one does nothing to change that sadly. The first solo album did not impress me initially despite all the guest singers as it felt like Slash adapted to them rather than them adapting to him, which made it sound more like a mixed artist compilation album rather than a Slash album. That one though grew on me with some of the songs, though still cant say its a great album. The last one, I cant even tell you a single song on it. This one is certainly better though. Couple of songs stood out, but I still have an issue with Kennedy and his Axl aping style. It just grates on me. Also, when you are already struggling with an album, 17 tracks is way too much. Dont get me wrong the music is great, its just the songs themselves dont excite and as mentioned, the vocals are pretty naff.

CD: State of Salazar - All the Way
From: pgborden Date: October 4, 2014 at 2:42
The best album of the year so far...

CD: Noisy Mama - Everybody Has One
From: CC Date: October 3, 2014 at 16:45
I commented back in 2003 about loving this album, but with so many albums in my collection its rare that many get spun that often anymore, but decided to randomly spin this one again tonight and its reminded me just how much I love it. Bought this around 14 years ago from a mail order company who got a job lot of cheap CDs without jewel cases from somewhere, so he put them all in cases and sold them off cheap to his regular customers. I probably bought a bout 20 or so of them off him in one hit and took a risk on a bunch of bands I had never heard of. This was one of them. Yeah it was never gonna set the world on fire and was hardly original, but it sat somewhere in the same camp as the likes of Kix & Rhino Bucket etc sonically and came at a time when grunge was taking over, so it sank without trace. Songs are catchy as hell though, and cant think of a single one I dont like or would call filler. If you pick it up cheap and dont like it, whats to lose?

CD: Chastain - Mystery of Illusion
From: underworld king Date: October 3, 2014 at 10:04
I have this on vinyl and cd it's awesome!

CD: Return - Attitudes
From: hair metal again Date: October 3, 2014 at 1:48
ok release by RETURN in their european way of hard rock which is not my fav and it needs great songs to show!unfortunately here there arent such big songs and overall this one is just satisfying !"steal your heart away" and "easy come easy go " of a band that has a certain quality ,but always somethin s missing

CD: Magnum - Into The Valley Of The Moonking
From: Photochromic Steve Date: October 2, 2014 at 16:55
Plenty of decent songs, but Old Bob is sounding croakier with each passing album

CD: Dare - Out of the Silence
From: 123charpenay Date: October 2, 2014 at 12:45
agree with others comments.for me this masterpiece is the best a o r record ever.(with the first harem scarem).

CD: Doomfoxx - Doomfoxx
From: Dramarama Date: October 2, 2014 at 7:43
This band LOOKS amazing and I was always a fan of the blooze, in fact Salty Dog was one of my favorite bands that never blew up. I think I need this CD in my life.

CD: Angelica - Walkin' In Faith
From: hair metal again Date: October 2, 2014 at 2:11
M.Allen hits the spot here and i totally agree with his comment!fantastic melodic hard heavy music ,fullof hooks ,great vocs and big choruses!Dennis Cameron shines here with his performing and Walkin In Faith becomes a great release!"all i can do " is a sensational song and along with "hold on","time and time again" are the highlights!

CD: Work of Art - Framework
From: DazBuFF Date: October 2, 2014 at 1:24
This cd is really good. I think this is their best effort so far

CD: Cinderella - Night Songs
From: JONBONPIGO Date: October 1, 2014 at 16:58
Awesome Album...One of my Top 10 All-Time Night Songs Shake Me Nobody's Fool Somebody Save Me Each of these Grade A to A+ in my books... Push Push..Hell On Wheels..and Back Home Again are also Excellent..

CD: Dokken - Back for the Attack
From: Dramarama Date: September 30, 2014 at 20:29
This isn't just Dokken's best album it's one of the best rock albums of all time. Every song has a fantastic hook and outstanding melody. Burning Like a Flame even ventures into groove metat and even though there's love songs, there's no ballads in the bunch. This is straight up, in your face, guitar driven melodic mayhem.

CD: David Lee Roth - A Little Ain't Enough
From: Reverend Mayhem Date: September 30, 2014 at 19:55
By the time this album came out DLR's slap-happy LA party shtick was considered old hat, so it got the stink-eye from critics and the emerging Grunge babies, and consequently sunk like a stone. Too bad, because aside from "Eat 'em and Smile," this for me is the quintessential DLR disc. The short-lived Roth/Becker team-up proves quite sonically effective: no goofball showtunes or forays into Country -- when the songs aren't straight-up rockin' ("Hammerhead Shark," "40 Below"), they're bumpin' like nobody's business ("Baby's On Fire," "Last Call"), with Rothian lyrical genius like, "Her hot pants started early and her t-shirt ended late" embodying all the flippant fun of old school Van Halen that drove the Alterna-whiners ape-shit bonkers. In short, it's DLR grinning in your face from start to finish. Occupies a top slot on my desert island list. 95 / 100

CD: Alexa - Alexa
From: hair metal again Date: September 30, 2014 at 9:11
excellent debut by ALEXA ,reissued by MTM!of course the star here is the great Paul Sabu and his amazing songwriting!the approach is strictly commercial and that s a good thing!"we don t remember why","dance the night away","a cry away" and "wanderlust" are the highlights of this fine piece of hard rock music

CD: Steel Panther - All You Can Eat
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: September 29, 2014 at 22:24
Weirdly, you notice how they make a glaringly obvious point of avoiding profanity in the single "Party Like It's The End Of The World." Despite jokes about fucking farm animals and your stepsister, they say "frickin'" and "effin'"--and that's the album version, not a radio edit. That, to me, is dumb. Either say the word, or say something else entiirely. Peoplle who go around saying A-hole this, and effin' that, and none of yer G.D. business--I think even Blitz Ellsworth of all people says "GDMF" on the new Overkill album--JUST SAY THE WORD, or don't say it at all.

CD: Steel Panther - All You Can Eat
From: Doug Date: September 29, 2014 at 19:05
Man, I am really struggling with this album. These guys can rock and play with the best of them, even with the parody they achieve so well. But the vulgarity of it all is just so overwhelming that it is flat out distracting and hard to listen to. For every "The Burden of Being Wonderful" (FANTASTIC SONG) comes lousy songs like "BVS" and "F**king My Heart in the A**." Dropping an F-Bomb now and then is fine, but all the time really, and with so many misogynistic themes. Come on guys you can do better!

CD: Ace Frehley - Space Invader
From: Doug Date: September 29, 2014 at 18:43
Ace does have that signature sound that takes time to get used to. It's always just “a bit off,” but it's definitely unique to him that's for sure. I like the first four tracks on this one and that is about it. But all in all, I think it's a strong release for him and well worth checking out.

CD: Cinderella - Heartbreak Station
From: JONBONPIGO Date: September 29, 2014 at 18:13
80's Cinderella were in my Top 5 bands.. Despite being released during the Hair Metal Heyday...I never got into this album...probably because Cinderella went from being a Hard Rock Metal band of the Mid 80's to a Bluesy Metal band of the Late 80's and finally a Countryish Metal band as of this release.. That said...there are some excellent songs on this release..namely: Heartbreak Station The More Things Change Shelter Me

CD: Junkyard - Junkyard
From: Doug Date: September 29, 2014 at 11:33
Ahh...the prose of "Doghouse Reilly," gotta love it.

CD: Treat - Treat (1992)
From: CLOUD FORCE Date: September 29, 2014 at 6:24
Different from the Scandi AOR of previous releases,it follows the harder edge hair metal took in the early 90s but total masterpiece.songs like "bangin on your door" are party metal perfection.the soundtrack of my crazy nites!!

CD: Think Out Loud - Shelf Life
From: Locoaor Date: September 29, 2014 at 0:39
Me gusto mas su 1er dicos, este es tan bien bueno.

CD: Think Out Loud - Think Out Loud
From: Locoaor Date: September 29, 2014 at 0:37
Joya AOR que no debe faltar, temas alta calidad!

CD: Blue Oyster Cult - Extraterrestrial Live
From: underworld king Date: September 28, 2014 at 9:32
Another great live lp from the great B.O.C.! This lp was captured live on their 82 tour and is a good representation of the band at that time.

CD: Junkyard - Junkyard
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: September 27, 2014 at 10:19
Six years after my initial comment, and Junkyard's debut is still right up there among favorite, most-spun CD's from the latter hair daze. The band didn't follow the typical Sunset Strip path that starts with a childhood Kiss fascination, detours at G.I.T. and the cosmetics counter at JC Penney. Instead, these dawgs slugged it out in various punk bands for the better part of the '80's, and it shows on their collective debut, in the generally fast tempos and decidedly unflashy playing. Their hot rod isn't a shiny red convertible--it's a hoopty with a surprise under the hood. How's that for fuckin' poetry?

CD: Slash - Apocalyptic Love
From: DazBuFF Date: September 27, 2014 at 5:34
Carolina kicks ass. This is why you always try to get the bonus songs!

CD: Hit The Ground Runnin' - Sudden Impact
From: DazBuFF Date: September 27, 2014 at 5:03
Hey Dan, What happened why did you place the value of this cd at a value of a buck? Did the guys yell at you or did they rerelease this?

CD: Junkyard - Junkyard
From: hair metal again Date: September 27, 2014 at 2:44
nice debut by JUNKYARD and surely mr Kalodner had GNR in his mind before signing them!of course they re not that good,although they deliver some straight ,raw and sleazy hard rock music but overall you feel they re not comin 100% from hard rockin routes!bought it back in the day,spinned it,drove my hot rod goin downtown with these tunes and drunk my booze with boys....great vibe

CD: Holy Soldier - Last Train
From: 123charpenay Date: September 26, 2014 at 16:34
decent christian rock not more.the singer have a voice a little special but the main problem is the sound of the drums.not the same along the songs and sometimes (track 1 for example horrible a nightmare).musically that s great but....there is better in christian rock (bloodgood or petra among others).no bonus track on the very very rare japan edition.( a real raritie).

CD: Slash - World On Fire
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: September 25, 2014 at 20:38
This is a pretty good disc. Myles Kennedy reminds me of Robert Mason, actually, more than the more commmon accusations of trying too hard to be Axl. The disc gets off to a really strong start witha string of good songs, but at seventeen tracks (and seventy-some minutes), it's a bit long. Favorites for me are the title track, "Automatic Overdrive," "30 Years To Life," "Withered Delilah," "Dirty Girl" and "The Dissident." It's the best thing Slash has done outside GnR, I have to say.

CD: Ratt - Detonator
From: JONBONPIGO Date: September 25, 2014 at 19:34
HAIR METAL RATT...Love It!! My Favourite RATT release...contains 5 of my Top 10 RATT songs of All-Time.. Anyone looking for the late 80's/ early 90's Hair Metal Essentials...then this is a MUST HAVE!!!

CD: Ratt - Infestation
From: JONBONPIGO Date: September 25, 2014 at 18:28
"Best Of Me" is great..."Lost Weekend" & "As Good As It Gets" are also very good...Almost can't tell this release is 20 years removed from the Hair Metal HeyDays.. Well worth a spin... Rock On!!! \m/-_-\m/

CD: Shotgun Messiah - Shotgun Messiah
From: Ydol eM Date: September 25, 2014 at 16:41
Sleaze/glam with an average singer, a painstaking guitar player and good atmosphere. A mix of early Motley Crue and Van Halen. No boredom. 75/100.

CD: Diamond Edge - Head Above Water
From: Doug Date: September 25, 2014 at 15:17
Man, that is just crazy! $300?! I'm with 'ya on that one.

CD: Slash - World On Fire
From: Doug Date: September 25, 2014 at 15:13
There was a recent episode on AXS TV on the making of "World on Fire" that I was able catch some of. From what I saw and heard, it was really good. Am hoping this is the case.

CD: Rhino Bucket - Rhino Bucket
From: Doug Date: September 25, 2014 at 15:08
HH has these guys listed as a GLAM band, really?

CD: Diamond Edge - Head Above Water
From: Dramarama Date: September 25, 2014 at 14:29
This CD is selling for $300 on Amazon... I wish that people in today's market place wouldn't take advantage of my generations love of hard rock. I had the Black Roses soundtrack and Princess Pang's album on cassette when I was in high school and would love to own them again on CD, but at the rates they go for I'll never own them again unless I stumble across them at Goodwill.

CD: Rhino Bucket - Rhino Bucket
From: hair metal again Date: September 25, 2014 at 11:54
pretty good debut by RHINO BUCKET back in the early 90 s when hard rock music ruled the planet and the companies almost signed everyday new bands!of course there is strong the DC influence ,but that s not a bad thing and the RHINO s are a solid band which delivers nicely!ne night stand","beg for your life" are the highlights!just ok

CD: Will and the Kill - Will and the Kill
From: Dramarama Date: September 25, 2014 at 8:35
I got this tape out of a dollar bin when I was sixteen, a month or so later a teen magazine that my girlfriend bought had an article about Will and how he was a hunk on the rise. I heard plenty about Will's brother Charlie over the years, but never heard of Will again. Anyways contrary to what people have been posting I think this album smokes. It's got excellent guitar work and a hard southern sound with some clean but raspy vocals. Reminds me of a heavy rock version of.38 Special. My favorite tune is Rocks in my Pillow, but I really do dig the whole album.

CD: Van Halen - 1984
From: HeartbreakBlvd Date: September 25, 2014 at 8:01
Accidentaly I've bought a remastered CD but it's still good and have great, 80's climate.

CD: Van Halen - For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
From: hair metal again Date: September 25, 2014 at 3:55
sensational release by the mighty VAN HALEN!no other band has such quality in musicianship ,sound and of course such star quality!no need to say much FUCK is unique,hard rockin ,commercial and everything a hard rocker like me needed back in the day!essential

CD: Bad Company - Dangerous Age
From: 123charpenay Date: September 24, 2014 at 16:33
no trace of keyboard or saxo on this second sensational record with the brilliant and excellent brian howe.here they rocks!!!pleasure guaranted with many irresistible songs.my fav bad company realise.no bonus track on the japan edition.

CD: Bad Company - Fame and Fortune
From: 123charpenay Date: September 24, 2014 at 16:28
beautiful a o r in the vein of foreigner.a top class a o r realise.the more a o r in the bad company s discography.

CD: Vamp - The Rich Don't Rock
From: MrMetal Date: September 24, 2014 at 10:54
Actually, I'm fairly certain that it wasn't the 1986 ROXX Demo that was included on the recent reissues. I believe the Demos that were included with the 2CD package were also from 1986 under the VAMP moniker with their new vocalist Tom Bellini. I'm fairly certain that the ROXX Demo from 86' had a different singer & they then auditioned a few more (according to liner notes), so there's likely incorrect information out there indicating that the ROXX Demo was included on the reissue.

CD: Vamp - The Rich Don't Rock
From: MrMetal Date: September 24, 2014 at 8:10
Everything about this band was exceptional, and I'm not sure how anyone on this website would have any issues with what was on display here. This was arena-worthy material as were their Demos (both as ROXX & VAMP). Dicki Fliszar left the band to tour with Bruce Dicknson in 1990 which caused them to play with Shawn Szoke while they were in the States. They would begin recording sessions for their intended follow up album to be titled, "One Smack Killer" which unfortunately never saw the light of day (the Demos from those sessions on the recent reissue were also fantastic).A couple of members would remain in the States while the others returned back home to Rheinkulter, Germany. Every song here had big choruses, catchy hooks, & stellar vocals in the realms of BONFIRE, QUIET RIOT, AUTOGRAPH, ICON, & HELIX. Their label (Atlantic) wanted to steer them in a heavier direction which I think also benefitted their sound. You can't ask for any more than this in the Hair Metal world.

CD: Def Leppard - Retro-Active
From: Dramarama Date: September 23, 2014 at 21:44
I feel like despite the big sales Hysteria and Adrenalize were candy coated misteps and to my ears sonically unappealing, but with Retro Active that Lepps found a way to get back to rock and roll and strike a balance between pop and thinking man's metal. Two Steps Behind is one of the best ballads ever written.

CD: Nazareth - 2XS
From: Doug Date: September 23, 2014 at 13:24
I made a comment back in 2011, for me Nazareth is a such a '70's band and when the '80's rolled out and beyond, they became a bit dated IMO. They do have some cool songs though.

CD: Nazareth - 2XS
From: underworld king Date: September 23, 2014 at 9:10
The first Nazareth lp I ever owned was "Hair of the Dog" and this was the second. While these albums are worlds apart stylistically, this is still a great album. Games is my facorite off side one and side 2 is awesome. IMHO the last great Nazareth album. Others that followed were good but not great.

CD: House of X - House of X
From: andi Date: September 23, 2014 at 5:33
great album!!!!Typical 80īs style like Boys Voice meets Lovetrick!!!

CD: Essex - D7
From: andi Date: September 23, 2014 at 5:09
This is a great CD.....but has nothing to do with Melodic Metal...Style similar to Billionaires Boys Club(Mark Boals)and XYZ

CD: Robby Valentine - No Turning Back
From: hair metal again Date: September 23, 2014 at 1:28
a fine compilation of his 2 first releases and totally agree with Jez here!unique,talented ,hard rockin,pompy ,commercial Robby has it all!

CD: Lancia - Lancia
From: JONBONPIGO Date: September 22, 2014 at 19:11
Definitely...has the Melodic Metal Vibe...of the time...but something is missing...You Wanted the REST...You got the REST... LANCIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU" is the Go to track...

CD: KINGOFTHEHILL - KINGOFTHEHILL
From: JONBONPIGO Date: September 22, 2014 at 18:27
Overall pleasing listen from start to finish...and any album that can get my feet Tappin' and head Snappin' the majority of the time is Grade A in my books...Standout tracks are: Party In My Pocket I Do U If I Say (Ballad) Place In My Heart (Ballad)

CD: Emerald Rain - Short Sighted
From: Ydol eM Date: September 22, 2014 at 17:35
I actually agree with M.Allen and Geoff's comments. If you like Harem Scarem hard rock you won't be disappointed but on the other hand after three nice releases from ER we might expect more. A matter of routine? For sure. Misery? No way. 80/100.

CD: Roadhouse - Roadhouse
From: 123charpenay Date: September 22, 2014 at 13:55
agree with hair metal.this record is a masterpiece totally influenced by ....def leppard.this album is a pure def leppard record in the vein of "hysteria" or "adrenalyze".perfect sound perfect production ,only good songs absoluty no fillers.pete willis on guitars.so you have the perfect clone of def leppard.unfortunately ,no bonus track on the japan edition.

CD: Lynam - Slave To The Music
From: Dramarama Date: September 22, 2014 at 8:24
My Pandora station just played the title track from this album and Good God is it awesome. What a great riff, driving beat, HUGE chorus. Can't wait to hear more!

CD: Questionnaires - Anything Can Happen
From: Dramarama Date: September 21, 2014 at 16:27
Never heard of this band but two of the members were in Bedlam which was an excellent bluesy hard rock band. Gonna have to check it out.

CD: Stryper - Live at the Whisky
From: CC Date: September 21, 2014 at 11:03
Do we really need yet another live Stryper album? This is the third one in 10 years, fourth if you include Extended versions.

CD: Gringos Locos - Gringos Locos
From: JONBONPIGO Date: September 21, 2014 at 10:02
Singer sounds a bit like Paul Stanley(That's a plus)..decent songs, but really no Standout tracks..almost like these could be songs on Stanley's last solo album.."Live To Win" from 2006.. Seeing as this was Gringos' 1st album and they have a couple more from the era 1989 & 1991..I'll check them out, as hopefully they'll have some songs that rise to it..

CD: Legs Diamond - Town Bad Girl
From: underworld king Date: September 21, 2014 at 8:30
Another great album by this band. As time goes on without anymore new releases in sight I go back through the old albums and enjoy the tunes. This cd was a good start for the band to reignite the fire from the earlier days with a more contemporary late 80's hard rock sound while remaining true to their roots.

CD: Legs Diamond - Land of the Gun
From: underworld king Date: September 21, 2014 at 8:27
Over the years this one has grown on me as well. Not quite as hard rocking as the earlier releases but still quite good.

 

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