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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CD: Roko - Open Invitation
From: hair metal again Date: July 28, 2016 at 12:39
excellent release for ROKO with a fine commercial hard rock sound which is a mix of JADED HEART with HOTWIRE!all the songs are remarkable and the whole result is much better than you expect!"take my body"."wine or water " and "deadline" are sensational songs and overall a great hard rock release from the German scene

CD: Hell's Addiction - Broken
From: Doug Date: July 27, 2016 at 11:55
Luke Morley from Thunder on the skins. Rougher sound.

CD: Magnum - Chase The Dragon
From: 707STAR Date: July 27, 2016 at 1:25

CD: Sixx: A.M. - Prayers For The Damned
From: glam_junkie Date: July 25, 2016 at 19:26
The first half of this rocks... the second half is kinda forgettable. Every time I listen i start by thinking 'why dont I like this more' ... and then I get to the 2nd half of the album and remember why.

CD: Dust Bowl Jokies - Dust Bowl Jokies
From: glam_junkie Date: July 25, 2016 at 19:24
Love this... sleaze with a southern swagger! Probably not to everyone's taste, but great to see band putting their own spin on the sleaze sound.

CD: Knock Out Kaine - House Of Sins
From: glam_junkie Date: July 25, 2016 at 19:19
After hearing all the good stuff about this cd I finally picked it up and all I can say is that I was majorly disappointed. Not that it was bad, but it just doesn't live up to the hype. No real stand out songs for me and too many that just go thru the motions. Maybe I need to give it another listen...

CD: Heavy Star - Electric Overdrive
From: Doug Date: July 25, 2016 at 18:12
Songs have a good vibe to them, but I struggled with the vocals. 'Love Gun' cover is fun, though.

CD: Heavy Star - Electric Overdrive
From: andi Date: July 25, 2016 at 4:36

CD: Q5 - New World Order
From: andi Date: July 25, 2016 at 4:22
Never heard such Shit bevore Not similar to the older Albums

CD: Ayreon - Into the Electric Castle
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 24, 2016 at 12:14
Listening to this album again and adding the tracks i loved(1,3,5,8 & 15)and the rate (85/100)...enjoyable and pleasant stuff in here!

CD: Joan Jett - Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 24, 2016 at 12:10
Cool album with some covers in it...Joan's music has been like a mix of Hard Rock/Rock & Roll and Rockabilly with a little bit of catchy punk at least this was at the very beginning of her career...tracks 5,6,9,11 & 13 are the ones for me in here...60/100

CD: TNT - Knights of the New Thunder
From: hair metal again Date: July 23, 2016 at 0:06
fantastic release back in 84 for TNT mostly because of Ronnie s guitar work and Tony s sensational vocals!commercial metal at its best ,flawless,energetic and classy all the way!their sound is unique because of Ronnie s fast riffs and i consider this one an essential for the mid 80 shard rock scene

CD: AC/DC - The Razors Edge
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: July 21, 2016 at 22:19
I agree to an extent with CD and Doug in tha tAC/DC's output has been increasingly bland for the last thirty years. Not sure this is a 'great' album,' as twelve great songs is about three more than the band has ever been able to assemble, even at the height of their powers. (Yes, even their best albums had a 'Love Hungry Man' or 'Let Me Put My Love Into You.') I do think 'Thunderstruck' is the band's last truly great song, although 'Moneytalks' is a very good, surprisingly melodic track, and 'Shot o' Love' could've been a hit, a better single than 'Are You Ready.' 'If You Dare' is a late, sleazy surprise too. In the end, I think AC/DC is a band who has been coasting for a very, very long time, but their classic work is just so monumental that we all give them plenty of slack. Because it's AC/DC, goddammit! Definitely a better release than Blow Up Your Video wasbef it, or anything after it, but middle of the pack overall.

CD: Reckless Love - InVader
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: July 21, 2016 at 21:53
You're right, of course. We shouldn't look to this type of music for lyrical brilliance. It's kind of a no-win deal with a band whose native tongue isn't English: you can either take the easy road and do the really predictable love/above, together/forever stuff, or you can be like Hardcore Superstar does a lot of the time, and try to be more creative with the words, but then they don't make much sense. In the case of InVader though, the vocals are mixed pretty high, so it's hard to ignore. As for RIck's Bieber comment, I can hear what he means in a few places. Take the verses of 'Monster.' Yeah, there's a cool riff, but that part that goes, 'And I think she's like a demon aphrodisiac, I wanna see you shakin' that, shake that thing, shake that thing ...' That sounds like a Bieber-style pop song, just with hard-rock guitars under it.

CD: AC/DC - The Razors Edge
From: Doug Date: July 21, 2016 at 19:09
I agree with 'CC,' with each subsequent albums there are 1-2 really good songs, but the rest are just blah.

CD: Van Zant - Red White and Blue (Live)
From: Doug Date: July 21, 2016 at 19:06
Man, I wish these guys would do some stuff off the fantastic debut (Johnny) Van Zant album.

CD: AC/DC - The Razors Edge
From: CC Date: July 21, 2016 at 15:47
For me this was the last truly great AC/DC album. Everything since then has been treading water. Not a bad song on this, and for me probably has more great songs on it than any AC/DC album to date.

CD: AC/DC - Rock Or Bust
From: CC Date: July 21, 2016 at 15:43
Short as hell and pretty bland and generic. Last truly great album by this band was Razors edge. I know they have their 'sound' and they don't like to deviate from that, but this for me is what makes a new AC/DC album not be an essential purchase these days (which is why I only got round to picking this up last month for a fraction of its original price). Nothing terrible on the album, as you would expect, but nothing that really stands out either. During their career I could probably condense their whole catalogue down to a couple of albums worth of songs, as when they write a great song, they write a truly great song, but the rest of their catalogue for me is non essential. Sadly every album since Razors edge has been pretty much non essential, with maybe one or two songs that have stood out as being good rather than great. If this is their last album, so be it as I think it really is time to call it a day. With Malcolm and Brians health issues, it seems silly to try to continue.

CD: Reckless Love - InVader
From: 123charpenay Date: July 21, 2016 at 13:58
to rick wow exceptionnally for one time i m not agree with you.you are very severe.i ve never heard in the justin bieber s 'music' riffs and guitar s solo at the level of reckless love.justin bieber is a poor clown, a poor marketing stuff for young girls wich have absoluty no taste in music.i admit that invader is not their best record.animal attraction and spirit are far better.nevertheless invader is a great cd.

CD: Reckless Love - InVader
From: 123charpenay Date: July 21, 2016 at 13:52
to doghouse yes even if english is not my language i know that reckless love s songs have often some very simple and stupid lyrics.it s not a surprise don t forget that at the base they plays party rock.in this kind of music lyrics are not intellectual.they speaks about girls,rock n roll,alcohol ect ect.

CD: Change of Heart - Last Tiger
From: i****i Date: July 21, 2016 at 13:16
Not the same John Sykes of Thin Lizzy/Blue Murder fame.

CD: Halestorm - ReAniMate 2.0:The CoVeRs eP
From: CC Date: July 21, 2016 at 5:29
I have to admit that despite being a huge HS fan, and loving the first covers EP, this one kinda disappointed. The main reason behind this I spose was the amount of songs on this that I either didn't know, or have no real interest in. Two highlights are the AC/DC and Daft Punk covers. Amazingly I had never heard the Daft Punk song before, so this was actually the only unknown song to me that I enjoyed, and like Bad romance on the first EP, HS took a pop song and put a very nice rock shine on it. The rest of the songs I could live without though. Even the Priest song as its not particularly one of their songs that I was ever a fan of. Hopefully, if there is ever a vol 3, it will be more in a similar vein of vol 1.

CD: Wild Rose - 4
From: Rafo Phoenix Date: July 20, 2016 at 2:01
AOR/Melodic Rock Album of the year! Wild Rose simply one of the Best AOR/Melodic Rock bands in the New Millenium by far! With those Magic keyboards the perfect complement for The Best AOR and Melodic Rock Love Can Change You, Summer Girl, Love Games, Hot Wired, Broken Hearted, Waiting for You, Don't Let Me Down my fav tracks, some songs reminds me a lot the style of Haywire-Bad Boys 80's never will die with Bands like Wild Rose! Thanks guys for your magic! FC Barcelona Forever! We are Immortals! 95/100.

CD: Mad Max - Night Of Passion
From: dany69 Date: July 18, 2016 at 22:01
Awesome Record,,All Is Perfect,,,But if you want the real version,,,buy the FEMS Records,,,,all the other is bootleg and skip,and don,t sound well,,,,Best Mad Max Cd,,,

CD: Jim Breuer and The Loud and Rowdy - Songs From The Garage
From: CC Date: July 18, 2016 at 17:40
Some of the lyrics are a little cringe worthy, and its certainly not gonna win any awards, but its actually a really good throw back rock record with some catchy as hell songs on it. There are some duffers though, but overall its pretty good.

CD: Dare - Sacred Ground
From: Pee Dee Date: July 18, 2016 at 16:03
OK, I'll put you out of your misery since this one has been a long time coming. It's a great album, with some very infectious tunes. Don't expect another 'Out of the Silence'. I think it's fair to say that ain't gonna happen. EVER! 'Sacred Ground' is slightly harder-edged than 'Belief' and 'Beneath the Shining Water'. If you liked 'Arc of the Dawn' this is the same gig. Very mellow but with a reasonable garnish of rock guitar work.

CD: Europe - War of Kings
From: 123charpenay Date: July 18, 2016 at 14:16
europe at 'guitares en scène' festival last saturday.like status quo they have playing on the big stage.the sound was perfect,the musicians are very very talented,they are masters in their speciality.joe tempest is a top class showman.the girls in front the stage was really hysterical.but they open the show with two songs from 'war of kings'.no melodies for these very dark songs so the crowd don t follow.the third song was 'rock the night' so they wake up their fans.after we have several heavy and darker songs.no interest.the second part of the show was better with many many hits 'girl of lebannon' for example.of course they finished with their intergalatic hit 'the final countdown'.

CD: Status Quo - The Frantic Four Reunion 2013: Live At Wembley Arena
From: 123charpenay Date: July 18, 2016 at 14:06
status quo at 'guitares en scène' festival last saturday.rick parfitt was not present cause he is sick.his substitute ,a young guitarist is very great.wow exceptional concert!!!!!theys plays on the big stage in front of 5 500 fans.francis rossi is now an old man but with the others hyper talented musicians,he put the fire.the sound was perfect ,clear like the crystal water.all the crowd was under the charm of this legendary band.one of the best concert i ve never see.hats off to status quo.

CD: Shakra - High Noon
From: 123charpenay Date: July 18, 2016 at 13:57
last saturday ,super concert of shakra ar 'guitares en scene'festival.the stage was small ,the sound very very average nevertheless shakra deliver us an exceptional show.i ve talking with mark fox after the concert.he is a very very nice person ,very free.the ice on the cake he speak french very well!!!!!!!!!!!

CD: Mr Reality - Mr Reality
From: yamaha94 Date: July 18, 2016 at 8:33
Amazing CD. Sounds like a mix between Extreme and Nelson. A touch of Bon Jovi or even Little America here and there - but significantly unique for the genre. Catchy hooks and most songs are of high caliber. Take a look you wont regret it! 90/100. Highlights: 'When I Close My Eyes' and 'Waiting For September'.

CD: Mr Reality - Mr Reality
From: yamaha94 Date: July 18, 2016 at 8:33
Amazing CD. Sounds like a mix between Extreme and Nelson. A touch of Bon Jovi or even Little America here and there - but significantly unique for the genre. Catchy hooks and most songs are of high caliber. Take a look you wont regret it! 90/100. Highlights: 'When I Close My Eyes' and 'Waiting For September'.

CD: Toy Matinee - Toy Matinee
From: hair metal again Date: July 18, 2016 at 6:20
ok pop rock release with some prog elements for TOY MATINEE with their sound referring to the 90 s pop rock scene along with some TOTO here and there !good production,decent songwriting and overall some good moments like 'things she said' and 'there was alittle boy'!

CD: Reckless Love - InVader
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 16, 2016 at 13:03
Is this a Justin Bieber album???...quite dissapointing to be honest and for me is hard to say it because this act had caught my attention since they came out because of their catchy Glam Rock/AORish sound but in here i think they've lost their direction into a ONE DIRECTION way ...some songs are ok like 'Bullettime','Rock It'(some Def Leppard in here),'Scandinavia Girls'(AORish Pop),'Pretty Boy Swagger','Destiny'(catchy modern AORish) & 'Let's Get Cracking'(probably the 'best' cut in here)...hope for next release they come back to its roots...55/100

CD: Love Chain - Burn
From: hair metal again Date: July 15, 2016 at 2:48
ok release for LOVE CHAIN back in 94!great sound & musicianship but the band seems to choose( or be forced to ) the dark direction of the 90 s scene with serious lyrics and songs!unfortunately the result is so and so even though you can find some good moments like 'judas hole' and 'fraidy cat'!i d like to hear them before they signed to MCA

CD: Magnus Karlsson's Free Fall - Kingdom of Rock
From: Eric3 Date: July 14, 2016 at 14:46
This is IMO the best batch of songs Karlsson has come up with since the third Allen/Lande album (a project he should still be a part of, but I digress). It's a much stronger and more consistent album than the first, with plenty of anthemic choruses delivered by a terrific cast. I would say the highlights are the title track (Jorn Lande), 'No Control' (Joe Lynn Turner), 'Never Look Away' (Tony Harnell)

CD: Reckless Love - InVader
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: July 13, 2016 at 22:36
'Hands,' 'Bullettime,' 'Destiny,' and 'Let's Get Cracking' proper are all typical riff-tastic Reckless Love, but my favorite song this time out is actually 'Rock It.' This band is just so frustrating: the talent is clearly there, both in the blazing guitarwork and in the melodies and jsongwriting. But they are just unable to keep it together for a full album. On InVader, the vocals are mixed way up front, which makes Olli's accent, frequently stupid lyrics, and sometimes odd syntax impossible to overlook. The band's best release remains the self-titled, by a country mile.

CD: Reckless Love - InVader
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: July 13, 2016 at 22:28
I know I've been critical of Reckless Love, and I stand by that now, but I will say, when they're on, they're ON. THey're just on less and less with each successive release. InVader isn't as bad as Stallion says, but it does have a few bad spots, mostly in the middle. 'Child Of The Sun' finallly gives up a coool guitar break almost three minutes in, but Olli squeals and giggles over it, and the song itself just plain doesn't rock. 'Scandinavian Girls' and 'Pretty Boy Swagger' are the other two worst offenders, plus the 'This Is How We Party' section of 'Let's Get Cracking.' There's a fair amount of electronic/synthesized sounds, but you could hear that coming as early as 'Dance' on Animal Attraction, or even the remix of 'Back To Paradise.' Olli's rapping is as awkward as a bro-country singer's, but 'We Are The Weekend' and 'Monster' are fun, carefree songs.

CD: Reckless Love - InVader
From: 123charpenay Date: July 13, 2016 at 13:46
i ve a serious weakness for this exceptional finnish band even if on each reckless love s record there is always one or two fillers.on 'invader' the fillers are track 3 and 10.the rest?.not at the same level than their two last extraordinary album but very great .for make short this new realise is at the same level than their debut album.this young band is very talented ,they are able to play high quality hard rock,hard f m ,a o r ,party rock ,arena rock.reckless love are never boring.this new album is like always fresh,well produced and very varied.a real pleasure.the japan import is absoluty essential cause track 12 'zoo' the jap bonus track is a real hit.a killer song ,the best of the record.if you re fan of this amazing finnish band don t hesitate:buy buy buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CD: Cannata - Images of Forever
From: hair metal again Date: July 13, 2016 at 8:29
verygood release by CANNATA ,a project of Jeff Cannata ! high quality musicianship and songwriting with a keyboard oriented sound with a pomp/prog feel always in the AOR territory!'fortune teller','images of forever' are the best moments!good stuff

CD: O'Regan - Temptation
From: i****i Date: July 12, 2016 at 17:53
1 Temptation Bob Catley vocals 2 Something To Believe in Paul Sabu vocals 3 Woman Simon Abbotts vocals 4 Restless Heart Bob Catley vocals 5 Crash and Burn Nick Workman vocals 6 Slave To the System Phil Vincent vocals 7 Heroes in the Night Paul Sabu vocals 8 Neon Lights Nick Workman vocals 9 Time Stands Still Phil Vincent vocals 10 Fire in the Sky Rick Chase vocals

CD: Tributes - Working Man - Tribute To Rush
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 11, 2016 at 19:39
Ummmm...not my fave tribute released ever but well...covers 2,5,6,12 & 13 are the ones i liked the most but obviously nothing compared with the 'real ones'...60/100

CD: The Winery Dogs - Dog Treats: Deluxe Special Edition
From: petermexico13 Date: July 11, 2016 at 19:33
Great Special edition, the live cd is a good bonus. Every song is special. We need more music like this! Una gran sorpresa este disco de 3 grandes músicos, y sin duda un proyecto que debe continuar, se nota el gusto en cada interpretación. Richie demuestra su valía como intérprete, y compositor, y la sección rítmica no podía ser mejor. Para disfrutar de buen rock sin fronteras y con virtuosismo.

CD: Winger - Pull
From: Doug Date: July 11, 2016 at 14:07
Completely agree with 'headbanger4life.' Winger is so underrated it's criminal. This is a real good album and everything they have put out ever since is even better. They got such a bad rap in their early hey-day, which is a shame. Top to bottom there are only a handful of bands that have the musical talent as these guys. Reb Beach, for example, has proven his musical muscle over the years and he continues to slay it today.

CD: Rob Moratti - Transcendent
From: juan carlos Date: July 11, 2016 at 0:16
Great Melodic Rock indeed & One of my favorite albums of this year so far! Just listen 'Edge of Love', 'Within Your Eyes'! or 'Lost & Lonely' and you'll see. Great job Rob! 90/100

CD: Zan Clan - We Are Zan Clan... Who the FUCK Are You
From: hair metal again Date: July 10, 2016 at 0:36
excellent release for ZAN CLAN with a great commecial sound and production by Chris Laney as he always does!guitar driven hard rock anthems all over with much energy and attitude ,as Zinny is a great rocker from the heart!i ve been lucky enough to catch those 2 guys together on stage and they rock hard!'go,go,go','heart n soul','damn good' and 'jinxed ' are the highlights!great stuff

CD: Treat - Ghost Of Graceland
From: Eric3 Date: July 9, 2016 at 20:29
Tough to follow up Coup de Grace which was, to my ears, a modern AOR masterpiece (not sure why it has such a low rating on here?). For a while, this album lives up to it; the first half has plenty of extremely catchy songs with that Swedish flavor no one brings better than these guys. The second half of the album drops off a lot though IMO and I'm missing a lot of the shredding guitar leads from CdG.. Favorite songs are: Endangered, I Don't Miss the Misery, and Alien Earthlings.

CD: Aviator - Aviator
From: 123charpenay Date: July 9, 2016 at 15:45
exceptional melodic rock record.this realise is very strong ,very solid and very consistant.no fillers at the horizon,only killer songs with an excellent singer and some irresistible melodies.i can add that the production is absoluty perfect.a must have for all hard f m fans on this earth.don t miss this gem.a priority in your collection.

CD: Autograph - Loud and Clear
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 9, 2016 at 13:43
Listening carefully to this release once again and the only thing i can tell you guys is that i was completely wrong in my 2006 comment ...anyway tracks 1(great!,as i mentioned way back),2,3(AORish),4(AORish),6 & 9 are valuable ones for sure...Glam Metal?...not that much,this is more of a Hard Rock/Hard AOR album...enjoyable stuff!...87/100

CD: Winger - Pull
From: headbanger4life Date: July 8, 2016 at 5:38
Man, after all these years I still pull this one out. Don't get me wrong, I love their first two cd's but this one just had more grit/edge/teeth, whatever you want to call it. Both the music and lyrics were much darker than anything they've ever done and it worked with me. I'm sitting hear listening to it now. You can still hear Reb's signature sound on this thing. Out of the 11 tracks (Japanese version has a nice bonus track called 'Hell To Pay'), there are a few weaker tracks but no real duds for me. I loved 'Blind Revolution Mad', 'Spell I'm Under', 'Junkyard Dog' and 'No Man's Land'. One of the few bands that changed their sound during the grunge era that I still like. They went for a more aggressive sound yet remained melodic. Yep, this is the one I STILL reach for when I need my Winger fix. I would love to see them do this whole album live.

CD: Soto - Divak
From: 707STAR Date: July 7, 2016 at 22:11

CD: The Theander Expression - Wonderful Anticipation
From: 707STAR Date: July 7, 2016 at 22:04

CD: Guardian - Nunca Te Dire' Adios
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 7, 2016 at 19:39
Nice album sung in spanish(hey Mr Rowe you did it pretty well,congrats! ) ...'Uno Para El Otro'('One For Each Other') is my fave...tracks 1,5,9 & 10 are also nice cuts...enjoyable stuff,quite mellow but enjoyable...75/100

CD: Rob Moratti - Transcendent
From: djimenezgarcia Date: July 7, 2016 at 12:37
Cómo va a ser el álbum del año!!! Culerdo! The Defiants,Nordic Union,Treat,Shakra,Ted Poley...

CD: Tall Stories - Tall Stories
From: Doug Date: July 7, 2016 at 11:16
This is a CD that I used to own and stupidly traded it for some unforgettable album. Dumb on my part; I need to get it. 'Wild on the Run' is a fantastic song.

CD: Agentz - Stick To Your Guns
From: RonnieJamesDaddo Date: July 7, 2016 at 11:05
Ma Z4Roxx, Orietto, Forza-Orietto e Girapolli che fine hanno fatto? Ritornate cazzo...

CD: Lipstik - First Kiss
From: RonnieJamesDaddo Date: July 7, 2016 at 11:04
Thanks to Charles for giving me the possibility to put my hands on this mega rare promo. 'I Want You Want' was a brillant Hard 'n' Heavy songs with a great refrain!!!

CD: Tall Stories - Tall Stories
From: edwithmj Date: July 5, 2016 at 19:25
I didn't know what to expect before getting this (especially considering the somewhat mixed reviews on here) but ultimately I'm glad I did because this is a monster of an album. Steve Augeri has a heck of a voice and it's easy to work out why he fronted Journey for nearly a decade. Steve was also in Tyketto for a bit and this album has a few similarities with that band's sound in my opinion. Wild on the Run is a great opener, Crawling Back is probably my favourite (such a wonderful song), Sister of Mercy is a hard rocker with excellent bits of slide guitar thrown in, Stay With Me and Somewhere She Waits are both very melodic ballads with the latter being the softer of the two, my final pick is the powerful Restless One which oozes with Augeri's emotional vocals. I have absolutely no idea why this isn't recognised as one of the best CDs on this site because it has all the ingredients and sounds of other favourites of the genre.

CD: Rainbow - The Best of Rainbow
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 5, 2016 at 17:56
Nice compilation that has songs sang by Dio,Turner & Bonnet ...tracks 2,4,5,6,7,9,13,14,15 & 16 are and must be in everybody's book of music.88/100

CD: Danger Danger - The Return of the Great Gildersleeves
From: edwithmj Date: July 5, 2016 at 13:28
Hit and miss this one. Grind is good modernish hard rocker with a superfluous opening that sounds like industrial machinery, When She's Good... is almost identical to the version on Cockroach, Six Million Dollar Man doesn't do anything for me and is definitely a lowlight, She's Gone is an OK ballad but again, it does nothing for me. My favourite is Dead Drunk & Wasted which is a nice party rock song. Dead Dog, I Do and My Secret are all pretty forgettable I'm afraid while Cherry Cherry sounds too modern again. Get in the Ring is another modernish hard rocker while Walk It is more or less the same version on Cockroach. Paul Laine is a good singer, definitely, but his vocals do nothing for me on this album. If you're expecting this to sound like the Ted Poley Danger Danger, you'll be disappointed, if you're expecting something that sounds a little 80s, you'll be disappointed but if you like Paul Laine's voice and modernish-sounding hard rock, get it.

CD: Blonz - Special Limited Edition
From: zld Date: July 4, 2016 at 17:43
Troubled child is a killer track.

CD: Jodi Bongiovi - Jodi Bongiovi
From: hair metal again Date: July 4, 2016 at 5:27
pretty fine debut for JODI BONGIOVI back in 89 that could be much better with a better production and better artwork on the front!commercial hard rock music with female vocals with some good songs like 'two sides of love','a flower can t grow in a shadow' and 'dangerous' .useful addition in every collection

CD: Reckless Love - InVader
From: CC Date: July 3, 2016 at 17:10
Oh MetallionStallion, once again you prove your ignorance. Of course I listened to it before commenting, I would guess you either did not listen to it yourself or you are tone deaf. Yes there are some keyboards on some songs, and yes this is not their best work, but synth pop it is not. Just for the record this album was released here on March 4th, the day I received it, listened to it and commented on your moronic comment. And nothing stops the fact that your comments are always irrelevant because you consistently fall back on the narrow minded sexuality insults. The fact that one of the standard bearers of hard rock and metal, Judas Priest is fronted by a gay man, proves that the heaviness or lack of has fuck all to do with someones sexuality, but to you non heavy = gay. Grow up.

CD: Triumph - Greatest Hits Remixed
From: Eric3 Date: July 3, 2016 at 16:28
For all intents and purposes, this is what a 'greatest hits' album should be: a selection of the band's most well-known songs as a sort of introduction spanning their entire careers. Normally I don't bother with this sort of thing (I prefer to just buy the entire albums themselves), but they went above and beyond remixing these tracks. They sound great! This is how greatest hit collections should be done!

CD: Blackberry Smoke - Holding All The Roses
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: July 3, 2016 at 2:18
The first words sung on the album are these: 'Why's it got to be the same damn thing, the same old song that everybody wants to sing? Same sons of bitches rigging the game, they sell the same old faces with a brand-new name.' It could be about anything, but having heard the band's last album, knowing they worked with hot Nashville producers and barely made a dent on the country charts, it seems very obvious what they're talking about in that song.

CD: Murderer's Row - Murderer's Row
From: andi Date: July 2, 2016 at 14:34
Absolute great Hardrock Album.. The vocalist seems like the Magnum vocalist to ne nur the Sound is Much harder and better than Magnum... Very great choir... Just Amazing!!!

CD: Saliva - Every Six Seconds
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 2, 2016 at 12:59
Quite an interesting New Metal/Alternative Rock release...c'mon guys let's be honest,music is music and it is good is good,plain and simple ...tracks 1,2,4,5,6,7 & 11 are the ones for me...87/100

CD: First Signal - One Step Over The Line
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 2, 2016 at 12:44
Great and catchy album(i loved the chorus lines)that went in the same line as their debut one...Harry Hess is becoming step by step an AOR master for sure...tracks 2(nice and lovely),6( ),7,8,9(nice and lovely too),10 & 11 are directly in my book of dreams...recommended stuff!!!...89/100

CD: Red Zone Rider - Red Zone Rider
From: edwithmj Date: July 1, 2016 at 18:43
This is raw, classic hard rock with a late 70s vibe to it. Vinnie Moore is very versatile and really adapts his style to what the songs need while still throwing in a few shred moments. Kelly Keeling is excellent of course and fans of his voice won't be disappointed. This is similar to latter-day blues hard rock bands like The Winery Dogs, California Breed and Black Country Communion so if you like those bands, you'll probably like this too.

CD: Joel Hoekstra's 13 - Dying To Live
From: Monsieur Renard Date: July 1, 2016 at 3:57
Dissapointing. Bad vocals. Terrible drumsound and no dynamics in the drumsound. Also the songwriting is mediocre. The musicians are all veterans, but they don't seem to manage to create something worth mentioning.

CD: Deadringer - Electrocution of the Heart
From: hair metal again Date: July 1, 2016 at 2:00
very good debut for DEADRINGER with their sound being more on the mid 80 s hard rock sound!a band with great players that sound quite solid and offer some good songs like 'bring on the night','secret eyes' and 'when i m in im in'!it grewed better after a few spins and i d say that it is a pleasant little indie

CD: Saliva - Every Six Seconds
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 30, 2016 at 23:24
I'm not ashamed to say I liked this disc a lot back in 2001. These guys had a huge buzz about them even before Every Six Seconds came out, kinda like 'the nu-metal band for people who don't like nu-metal.' There is some rapping (three songs I think), but Josey Scott has a much stronger voice than, say, Fred Durst. And unlike most nu-metal vocalists, he can sing high as well as low. The guitars chug and grind like you'd expect, but aren't seven-strings, and there are some melodic solos. 'Click Click Boom' is more of a guilty pleasure than anything, but there are lots of other good songs within, including 'Musta Been Wrong,' 'After Me,' 'Lackluster,' and a very hair-metal ballad called 'Hollywood.'

CD: Blackberry Smoke - Holding All The Roses
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 30, 2016 at 23:08
Immediately better than the woefully mellow Whippoorwill, and listening to the lyrics to 'Let Me Help You Find The Door,' I like to imagine they're taking some pointed shots at the Nashville machine that didn't reward them for playing the game last time out. Also the song title 'Rock And Roll Again,' even though it's about a rebound chick, is an indicator of the musical direction. Somewhat, anyway.Honestly, I need to listen to this again, because I wasn't i the right headspace for Blackberry Smoke when it came out, and probably didn't give it a fair chance before getting bored. 'Let Me Help You,' 'R&R Again,' and 'Too High' were my favorites from those early listens.

CD: Blackberry Smoke - The Whippoorwhill
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 30, 2016 at 22:59
Clearly angling for some love from country radio, Blackberry Smoke slow things down, roll back the distortion, and add a bunch of tinkling piano and burbling organ. The performances are as classy as always, but the almust complete lack of aggression, in music and lyrics, is a huge disappointment. 'Six Ways To Sunday' is far and away the best song, but other highlights are 'Everybody Knows She's Mine,' 'Shakin' Hands With The Holy Ghost,' the disc's lone stab at real heaviness in 'Leave A Scar,' the bittersweet (mostly bitter) 'One Horse Town' and, weirdly, the very traditional-sounding 'Ain't Got The Blues.' 'Crimson Moon' is a sanitized inversion of 'Sanctified,' a song about two young lovers splitting town, but this time without the impending disaster, while 'Up The Road' and 'Pretty Little Lie' are pussywhipped let's-make-up songs to witchy women. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em I guess, but it's such a disappointment to hear Blackberry Smoke knuckling under to conformity.

CD: Blackberry Smoke - LIttle Piece of Dixie
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 30, 2016 at 22:42
I stand by my comment from six years ago. Musically, this is Blackberry Smoke's best album, but lyrically, they start to play it safe and dumb it down with songs about ditching work to go fishing, or pleading with the little woman for 'just one beer' after work. In another song, Charlie Starr shows what an untamed wild man he is by bragging about drinking milk from the carton. But hey, elsewhere you get a hillbilly T&A song and a couple celebrations of road-dog debauchery. 'Good One Comin' On' is a standard 'backwoods party' country song, name-dropping Shiner beer, Patron tequila, Lucky cigarettes, Ford Mustangs, Igloo coolers, and Ray Wylie Hubbard--but it's so goddamn fun and catchy, it's possible to overlook all the box-checking and product placement. Point being: if you're going to get one Blackberry Smoke album to try, it should be this one.

CD: Blackberry Smoke - New Honky Tonk Bootlegs
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 30, 2016 at 22:25
As the name suggests, this EP is pure country, but not the cuddly, G-rated kind your sister-in-law listens to. There's only a splash of vestigial rock here, more in spirit than in sound. 'I'm a son of the bourbon, a son of a bitch,' Charlie Starr sings on th eopening track, 'I'm a dyin' breed of rock 'n' roll left ass-up in a ditch.' The playing is impeccable, the vocals are raspy but tuneful, and the melodies will stick in your head for a week. Best songs for me are 'Son Of The Bourbon,' which ends with a sudden, shockingly clear harmony, and 'Lesson In A Bottle,' a slow, sweet tale of apocalyptic drinking. 'The Only Thing She Left Behind' is a lo-fi novelty, and the clean version of 'Living Hell' is actually better than the dirty one.

CD: Blackberry Smoke - Bad Luck Ain't No Crime
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 30, 2016 at 22:16
One important thing about this record as opposed to later work is the lyrical content. It's much grittier here than when they would later be courting country radio. In 'Sanctified,' the narrator runs away with a bad-news bitch in a '79 Camaro, and you just know no good can come of it. 'Normaltown' turns a beloved country trope inside out, singing about the small-mindedness and hypocrisy of small-town life. And in 'Angeline,' we hear about the girl with big-city dreams only to, rumor has it, wind up turning tricks in New Orleans.

CD: Blackberry Smoke - Bad Luck Ain't No Crime
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 30, 2016 at 22:08
Jesse Dupree from Jackyl discovered this band and produced this, their debut album. That may explain that clonking drum sound he loves. Otherwise, this is hard southern rock (as opposed to southern hard rock), too edgy at this point for most country fans, but not heavy enough for the metal crowd. Charlie Starr sings exactly like somebody named Charlie Starr would: raspy and a little slurred (kinda reminds me of a redneck Rhino Bucket, vocally), but the melodies are still there, but not as obvious as they would become. The band don't have enough studio tracks for a full album, so they pad it with three live songs. The first few tracks are best, with 'Sanctified' being one of the band's best songs ever, and I really love their grizzled, weary but triumphant version of the Georgia Satellites' 'Another Chance.'

CD: Blackberry Smoke - Leave a Scar - Live North Carolina
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 30, 2016 at 21:57
No doubt Blackberry Smoke are a top-class, hardworking band. They just ooze musical chops and songcraft. Unfortunately, this double live CD leaves me lukewarm. For one thing, they work in all thirteen tracks from The Whippoorwill, which leaned more toward country music than the hard southern rock of their earliest material, with some softer tones and slower tempos. And that translates to the whole concert here: how many live albums do you know sound slower and softer than their studio versions? I'm a metalhead, I'm used to amped-up live renditions and a sharp guitar tone. The mix here just sounds muddy, like the speakers are blocked or something. And the occasional guitar jams just wander along and waste time--you want them to hurry up and get back to the song instead of sitting back and nodding along.

CD: Saliva - Every Six Seconds
From: Doug Date: June 30, 2016 at 19:05
Probably their best album?

CD: TNT - Tell No Tales
From: hair metal again Date: June 29, 2016 at 2:12
excellent release for TNT ,a band that always delivers classy hard rock music ,based on the sensational Tony Harnell s vocals and the astonishing guitar work of Ronnie Le Tekro!some big songs like 'everyone s a star','10,000 lovers(in one)' and 'listen to your heart' are offered here and overall a great one of the many that got out in 87

CD: Satanicide - Heather
From: CC Date: June 28, 2016 at 12:09
Several of the members are also members of another parody act, Tragedy (the heavy metal tribute to the Bee Gees and beyond.)

CD: Rob Moratti - Transcendent
From: ROBERT Date: June 28, 2016 at 11:50
100000000000000000000 D 10000000000000000000 SUPER AWESOME!!!! ALBUM OF THE 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CD: Black Veil Brides - We Stitch These Wounds
From: Al Rockman Date: June 28, 2016 at 7:32
Don't like this band at all, it's your typical so called rock music of today, it's like sleaze meets trash speed metal with hard-core thrown in, it just shouldn't be on this website, some will prob disagree, but they are no TESLA,BULLETBOYS,DANGER DANGER,TUFF,TIGERTAILZ etc who have a right to be on it

CD: Santa Cruz - Screaming for Adrenaline
From: Doug Date: June 27, 2016 at 11:26
Good album, but nothing too original.

CD: Kim Mitchell - Akimbo Alogo
From: hair metal again Date: June 27, 2016 at 9:35
very good release for KIM MITCHELL with his own way of performing , deelivering some great tunes!'all we are','feel it burn' and 'love ties' are excellent songs with a great vibe,but the rest is still remarkable !good stuff

CD: Magnum - On a Storyteller's Night
From: Monsieur Renard Date: June 27, 2016 at 4:12
Great album, great artwork, great songs, wonderful production. This is an essential album that is both (melodic) hardrock and progressive rock. The lyrics are fantasy-based but there's a shift towards more AOR-lyrics (love). For me, the shift towards melodic rock/AOR is a good one. Magnum never quite cut it as a progrockband.

CD: Van Halen - Balance
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 26, 2016 at 20:44
Looking back, it's easy to see why corporate AOR radio was so desperate to promote Balance upon its release: just like their rapidly aging listener base, the radio suits were adrift in a strange new world where no one cared about what '70's dinosaurs still roamed the earth. Van Halen were among the last of the tall trees still standing. They seemed like a safe bet in a world of increasingly faceless alt-rock and ever-heavier metal. I saw this tour, and VH were ckometent but boring--lots of ballads. They opened their set with 'Right Now,' kinda like how the Eagles opened with 'Hotel California' on their reunion tour around the same time--not exactly a jolt of adrenaline. They weren't yet able to charge rich-baby-boomer ticket prices, and the scene on the lawn was a white-trash circus.

CD: Kix - Show Business
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 26, 2016 at 20:20
... old '80's hacks like Bob Halligan, Jr. and John Palumbo, but the formula was no longer paying off. I remember hearing '9-1-1' on the radio and thinking, 'This is pretty dumb,' even though I was a big fan of the band. A couple good live bootlegs exist from this tour--one from Danbury, Connecticut, one from Kawasaki, Japan--as the band put on their usual high-energy show. But behind the scenes, you have to figure the guys were pretty dispirited. The mid-'90's were such a brutal time for a band like Kix. I haven't heard it, but I once saw a bootleg on someone's trade list for a show in Lancaster, PA, Thanksgiving weekend of '95, and I wonder what it must've been like to be at what turned out to be one of their very last gigs before splitting up.

CD: Kix - Show Business
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 26, 2016 at 20:07
I found a tape of a radio interview Steve Whiteman did with a local station just before a gig in Dover, Delaware, in September of '94 (the club was primarily a country bar, but were trying to book a few rock shows at the time). Steve was bragging about their deal with CMC, how CMC reallly knew how to market this kind of music in Europe, etc. In hindsight, he was clearly putting on a brave face. CMC was the last hope for old metal bands, but quickly became known as a white-elephant graveyard. The album didn't come out until thee spring of '95, nearly four full years after Hot Wire, and all but the most hardcore East Coast rawkers had stopped caring about them. I'm not sure, but my understanding is that Brian Forsythe had little or no involvement with this disc, and various fill-in guys like Jimmy K. Bones, somebody from Child's Play, and Steve's future Funny Money bandmate Billy Andrews did some shows with the band, if not some recording. Donnie Purnell was still writing with the same o

CD: Legs Diamond - The Wish
From: hadipet66 Date: June 26, 2016 at 1:20
What a surprise....everybody hating this....I like it..enough songs and good productions in here...hmmm other album must much better...going to check out...

CD: Jeff Paris - Wired Up
From: edwithmj Date: June 24, 2016 at 18:24
Firstly, One Night Alone, Cryin', and Charmed Life are much better than their counterparts on the Vixen debut. Jeff's voice is just so much better (also it's easier to make out the lyrics). Of the other songs, I Can't Let Go is simply superb but the true highlight of the whole album is the sensational ballad A Matter of Time. Jeff's voice on this one really adds pure emotion to the song and I truly wonder why this one song didn't make him a global megastar. The album finishes with a decent guitar-laden heavy rock song in Illusions. Jeff's best work by far.

CD: Guild Of Ages - Vox Dominatas
From: hair metal again Date: June 24, 2016 at 12:46
excellent release for GUILD OF AGES , a band that really has a great style of performing!imagine a heavier RIVERDOGS or some lighter QUEENSRYCHE ,with some great songs and a fine vibe all over!'change (hey you)' and 'jump in the fire' are great songs indeed!didnt expect it so good!

CD: Kissin' Dynamite - Generation Goodbye
From: andi Date: June 23, 2016 at 4:14
Each Song the Same... In You have one Album about the Band you have all of them

CD: Main Attraction - Keep on Coming Back
From: andi Date: June 23, 2016 at 4:08
Very boring Album, two, three good Songs...

CD: Marc Jordan - Cow (Conserve Our World)
From: Monsieur Renard Date: June 23, 2016 at 3:21
Great AOR with hints at Simple Minds, Mister Mr. and Sting. I really like this style of AOR, and I also like that Steve Farris, Pat Mastelotto (of Mister Mr) are amongst the (many) musicians. I have to check discogs to find out, wich musician plays on wich track. Marc has an outstanding voice and goes straight to my heart.

CD: Blood Red Saints - Speedway
From: juan carlos Date: June 23, 2016 at 0:54
One of my favorite albums of 2015 indeed! Good production/Songs, Melodic Rock at its best! 'Wrapped Up in These Arms' 'Feels a Lot Like Love' 'Best of Me' 'Love Set Me Up Again' 'The Best Thing' are songs that you should NOT stop listening! Great job guys! 90/100

CD: Tributes - Spin The Bottle: An All-Star Tribute To KISS
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 22, 2016 at 18:17
For me it was just a decent tribute but likeable of course ...the ones done by Dee Snider,Tommy Shaw,Chris Jericho,Buzz Osborne,Doug Pinnick & specially the one from Lemmy are in my book.80/100


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