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CD: Girlschool - Hit And Run (UK Version)
From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 4, 2015 at 14:02
Lemmy's favorite girls!!! ...i own this on vinyl...tracks 4,5,8,10 & 11 are my faves...saw these girlies live in late 80's with Rogue Male and another band which i don't remember the name in a pretty small venue near the Hammersmith Odeon in London-England.83/100

CD: Kimball Jamison - Kimball Jamison
From: MadMax Date: October 4, 2015 at 8:28
Should maybe add Jimi as a singer too

CD: Girl - Sheer Greed
From: hair metal again Date: October 3, 2015 at 12:00
explosive debut by GIRL and a must have for all hard rockers!Phil Lewis shines like a big star he is and the band delivers some excellent sleazy tunes like "hollywood tease","little miss ann","my number " and "lovely lorraine"!GIRL was a band ahead of its time and one of UK s finest

CD: Blind Gypsy - Never Coming Home
From: 123charpenay Date: October 3, 2015 at 2:03
great hard rock n roll with a southern influence.but the singer have a very special voice.not my cup of tea.750 dollars,650 euros for this cd?some people on ebay are totally crazy!!!!!!

CD: Eddie Money - Right Here
From: hair metal again Date: October 2, 2015 at 8:23
aniother great release byEDDIE MONEY full of radio friendly songs,straight ,plain but always on the spot and rocking!"i ll get by","fire and water" and "heaven in the back seat" are great songs!you can t go wrong with that guy

CD: Big Cock - Motherload
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: October 1, 2015 at 22:40
I seem to recall these guys launching a Kickstarter campaign a few years back, to bankroll their next album (callled Fourplay, naturally). I guess they must not have reached their goal.

CD: Blind Gypsy - Never Coming Home
From: Sick_Of_It_All Date: October 1, 2015 at 18:00
I own both versions of this disc... The Retrospect reissue & then I obtained an original copy by a stroke of luck for FREE. I have to say the original is definitely better. Much better sound quality. Anyway, I don't give 2 shits about the negative replies... This album rocks HARD!. I have 1200+ CDs in my collection & this one gets played all the time, even after owning it for years now. It's crazy, right now there's an original on ebay for $750! lol

CD: The Firm - The Firm
From: Doug Date: October 1, 2015 at 15:44
Have this on vinyl and recently picked up on CD. "Satisfaction Guaranteed" is an awesome tune, "Radioactive" is next best. The rest, is just so-so in my opinion. What a great lineup though, too bad not the killer album we had wanted.

CD: Big Cock - Motherload
From: Sick_Of_It_All Date: September 30, 2015 at 23:25
I can't believe this disc is so damn rare. I feel pretty lucky to have gotten it new for $10 lol. Agree with most of what was said above except I don't think it's their best release. And sadly it was their last. I think Year Of The Cock was the best release but only slightly. ALL their albums were good if you like sleazy, very sleazy lyrics

CD: Gorky Park - Moscow Calling
From: Dr_Funk Date: September 30, 2015 at 21:50
I used to think the debut was better. But, you have to understand, it was one of the first AOR/Hard Rock albums I heard. It still holds a special place in my heart, but this album kicks its ass six ways from Sunday. Bombastic was used above, and it's the word I first thought of. "Moscow Calling" smacks you across the face with it's massive vocals, but there aren't many moments of reprieve; the vocals are huge throughout the entire album. "All Roads" is probably my favourite track, but "Two Candles" and "City of Pain" are close behind. Great album!

CD: Casanova - One Night Stand
From: Dr_Funk Date: September 30, 2015 at 21:21
Yeah, yeah, we all know "Seal It With A Kiss" is the best track on the album, but not one person has said anything about "Dead Man's Hand"?!! That song ripped my phuking face off when I first heard it. So much intensity in Voss' vocals. Incredible. This is a great album front to back. I can't skip a single track.

CD: Dokken - Beast From The East
From: edwithmj Date: September 30, 2015 at 17:13
I don't care if this has been redone in the studio or not. The versions of Just Got Lucky (much more haunting), Alone Again, Breaking The Chains (superb), In My Dreams, Into The Fire and of course Tooth And Nail (even better solo) are all fantastic. This is all the live Dokken I'll ever need thank you very much.

CD: Stage Dolls - Always
From: 123charpenay Date: September 30, 2015 at 13:52
six years after the sensational"get a life",stage dolls come back with a super record on the a o r heaven label.georg siegl have taken a wonderful fish in his trickle.ok this new realise in not really at the same level than his masterpiece s predecessor.there is some fillers this time ,tracks 9 and 10.but the others songs have the wonderful and typical stage dolls s ,like me ,can t be disapointed,it s impossible.tracks and 7 are some hits,tracks 2 and 5 are two beautiful ballads and track 8 a super rock song.the japan issue is essential cause we have two extraordinary live version s of the hits;"love don t bother me" and "wings of steel".

CD: Thunder - They Think Its All Acoustic... ...It Is Now
From: petermexico13 Date: September 29, 2015 at 17:09
I Love this band!, this is a solid álbum, great covers too! Thunder is one of the best bands in UK without a doubt!! Ypu can´t go wrong with Them!

CD: 24K - Bulletproof
From: hair metal again Date: September 29, 2015 at 8:59
very very good release once again by 24K and how couldnt as Phil Naro and Mladen are great hard rockers!their sound is classic hard rock with a commercial approach but without exaggerating!the musicianship ,the songwriting are satisfying ,but not exceptional and overall you got a fine hard rock album that deserves to be in your collection without being essential though!

CD: Bon Jovi - Burning Bridges
From: Doug Date: September 28, 2015 at 11:57
Track #10 is absolutely horrible. This album is bad, IMO. And I am a Bon Jovi fan. Get Sambora back!

CD: Praying Mantis - Legacy
From: MetalllianStallion Date: September 28, 2015 at 7:16
With the name of this band and most of the Spinal Tap-esque album covers of this band's discography, ears unheard you would be expecting a possible doom metal act. This band's image is heavier than they sound bouncing from hard rock territory to AOR. The P M's never got a major labor deal as I remember them being a blip on the radar back in the day, but the band's style was never really my cup of tea, moderately liking a handful of their tunes. When I heard the first released track " The One" from this album I was impressed as the new singer John “Jaycee” Cuijpers which I haven't heard since "Cooper Inc. – Pulling The Trigger (2009)" sings with range and emotion on this nice AOR track, and is easily the best set of pipes the band has had in their 30 year + history. There are a couple other good tracks on the album, as I'm not a full fledged fan( MANT MAN) yet, but this album is a pleasant listen.

CD: Blue Oyster Cult - Cultosauraus Erectus
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 27, 2015 at 22:10
Decent Record..."Hungry Boys","Fallen Angel" & "Lips In The Hill" are my faves...81/100

CD: Ozone - Self Defence
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 27, 2015 at 22:08
When you have some of the British kinda most legendaries and finest AOR singers that the U.K has ever exported such as Chris Ousey(Virginia Wolf,Heartland)and Steve Overland(FM)put together in one project you expect,at least to say,something spectacular and this releasejust happens to be a decent edgy melodic HR and a little almost to none existance AOR ...not a bad one but neither something to put a big smile in your face IMHO..."Practice What You Preach" is my fave song in here but tracks 1,3(nice mid tempo),6,7,8,9 & 12 are also quite appealing ones but without,as i say,nothing outta of the extraordinaire...a matter of tastes but this could have been a blast one with betterquality songs in it...83/100

CD: Falcon - Chartscraper
From: hair metal again Date: September 27, 2015 at 6:14
ok release by FALCON but nothing special !cant find any good songs or hooks ,or solos and everything seems a bit average!maybe "long time" is the only song that you can keep!dont get me wrong it s not useless to track it down ,just get it cheap as i did

From: WidoMakr Date: September 26, 2015 at 20:48
Well its been awhile since I posted...Just listened again to this album...especially What Keeps me Loving You...has there ever been a better hard rock balled produced? between the singing of Terry and the passion of the guitar work by Marc imo this stands alone...Quote the WidoMakr...Never More

CD: Sleeze Beez - Powertool
From: Alexxtcatz Date: September 26, 2015 at 12:04
twenty years i still thinkin' about the reason why this album was never released in Japan with all lyrics and bonus track called "the year of living dangerously"

CD: Brother Firetribe - Diamond In The Firepit
From: the rocker Date: September 25, 2015 at 16:10
I feel this is their best album! Love it!!!

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From: Tim Date: September 25, 2015 at 15:07
Is it just me, or does DT's - Pull Me Under borrow from Steel Rain? If you listen to the "'s spinning around you" part on Pull Me Under; ...I think you'll hear it too. The vocal mechanics are definitely the same as well as the wording IMO, even though the songs have their own flavor. DT came out a year later with Images & Words.

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From: Tim Date: September 25, 2015 at 15:02
I pretty much agree with Rick. I like the 2nd unreleased album better though (I do enjoy this one).

CD: Cliff Magness - Solo
From: hair metal again Date: September 25, 2015 at 4:29
sensational release by CLIF MAGNESS and i m glad i bought the reissue !top class sound,songs and superb vocals by Clif !absolute killer stuff with "it s only love","what s a heart to do","jenny s still in love","footprints in the rain" and "one way out" stealing the show!essential

CD: Pat Benatar - Greatest Hits
From: Doug Date: September 24, 2015 at 12:59
This is a good collection of her best songs. My favorite song is "Hell is for Children." Her husband, Neil Giraldo, is a very underrated guitarist. Is she in the Rock and Roll HOF? If not, she should be.

CD: Fate - V
From: hadipet66 Date: September 24, 2015 at 12:36
..super songwriting fave...

CD: Pat Benatar - Greatest Hits
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: September 24, 2015 at 7:57
This is more than enough Benatar for most folks, as Greatest Hits includdes all of her charting American singles. So you get her harder early material ("Fire And Ice" sounds like a poor woman's Heart), through her mid-'80's pop stuff, and ends with "All Fired Up," a prime example of the 30-something rocker rebelling against approaching middle age--by '88, she was becoming a dinosaur just like all the other AOR favorites of 1981. Nothing against Pat, but I don't see a need for a two-disc collection of her songs.

CD: Diving for Pearls - Diving for Pearls
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: September 23, 2015 at 22:03
I discovered the song "Gimme Your Good Lovin'" on an old cassette I'd recorded off the radio in 1999. The station was doing an all-'80's weekend, and I would just roll tape on whatever song that came up that I didn't already have and tha tsounded cool and hard. So I taped that song, and then didn't think about it again for a decade and a half, literally. I had to GOogle the lyrics to find out who it was. So anyway, I checked the disc out. In 1983, I bet these guys would've had a smoother sound, but in 1989, you had to pretend to some metal aspirations because AOR was becoming the bastion of the square and the middle-aged. Still, DFP sounds like hard Night Ranger to me. Glossy, not glam. Slick, not sleazy. Kind of mild, really, but not bad.

CD: Tommy Shaw - Ambition
From: 123charpenay Date: September 23, 2015 at 10:31
absoluty a sensational record.pure magic american a o r.only killers songs which hooked you immediatly,and stay in your brain for a long time.exceptional production,what sound!!!clear and powerfull.i can add that tommy shaw have a superb voice.pleasure guaranted ,each time i listen this masterpiece.unfortunately no bonus tracks on the very very rare japan import.10 tracks,10 hits!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!far far better than all styx s records.

CD: White Heart - Vital Signs
From: 123charpenay Date: September 23, 2015 at 10:24
very light pop variety a o r, influenced by toto.absoluty not a hard rock record.not for me.

CD: Harlequin - Love Crimes
From: 123charpenay Date: September 23, 2015 at 10:20
great old canadian a o r.but nothing extraordinary and not really my cup of tea.this cd sound too old.

CD: Eddie Money - Can't Hold Back
From: hair metal again Date: September 23, 2015 at 8:17
very good release by EDDIE MONEY as usual delivering straight rock songs with passionate vocals !the production,the musicianship and the songwriting are in a high level and if you like him ,you ll love "can t hold back " too

CD: Sacked Out Sherry - Sacked Out Sherry
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: September 22, 2015 at 22:25
I saw the band name and just had to click the link. "Athena," is that Tommy Lee's sister?

CD: T and N - Slave To The Empire
From: andi Date: September 22, 2015 at 12:59
DOKKEN in 2015??

CD: Lynch Mob - Rebel
From: andi Date: September 22, 2015 at 12:51

CD: Thunderbox - Thunderbox
From: andi Date: September 22, 2015 at 12:50
Never heard such terrible shit like this one!!!!

CD: Andi Deris - Come In From the Rain
From: andi Date: September 22, 2015 at 12:48
Andi Derris will never get the class of Michael Kiske!!!!

CD: - Chameleon
From: andi Date: September 22, 2015 at 12:41
the last great album about the band

CD: Sacked Out Sherry - Sacked Out Sherry
From: hair metal again Date: September 21, 2015 at 13:07
very good hard rock debut by SACKED OUT SHERRY from the East Coast scene back in the 90 s!the female vocals are interesting and a bit classy and their sound remind me of SARAYA but of course not so good !you will find many rockers and ballads with "if we could be","insatiable" and "dr mr mann" being the highlights!recommended

CD: Jefferson Starship - Nuclear Furniture
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 20, 2015 at 22:24
This is like a Pop/AOR/Prog/Pomp album kinda epic at times ..."No Way Out" is by far the best cut in here and "Shinning In The Moonlight" is also a good one...this release was not my cup of tea at all,sorry...65/100

CD: Buckcherry - Rock N Roll
From: CC Date: September 19, 2015 at 15:01
After the let down that was Confessions for me, this one is not only a step back up the ladder for me, its also quite possibly my favourite BC album. Previous albums may have a few better songs but overall this for me is their most consistant album and their most instant for me. I would never say I was a massive fan of them compared to other bands, but I do get all their albums and EPs as they come out, and this one has had more initial plays than any other album in their career.

CD: Y and T - Black Tiger
From: edwithmj Date: September 18, 2015 at 18:15
This is probably my favourite Y&T album. From The Moon: great instrumental which appears again in the perfect semi-ballad Forever: simply a super song with a magnificent solo. Open Fire: a straight ahead hard rocker with a meaty solo and strong vocals; Hell or High Water is another great rocker with a slight AC/DCish feel to it while Black Tiger is the other highlight here. The rest is all very listenable to and I wouldn't say there's filler on this one at all. This is just straight up hard rock with great vocals and guitars.

CD: Foundry - Foundry
From: Rob Rocker Date: September 18, 2015 at 14:03
I read an article on these guys and I'm a big fan of Kelly Keeling's voice, so I was interested in this CD. This album isn't bad, but there is nothing that really stands out. It sounds like Keeling singing over generic late 90's/early 2000 modern rock. The production is good, there are some good vocal melodies, but the instrumentation is pedestrian at best. After a couple spins, the only song that I remember is "Vegas Baby!", but I think it's more to do with the fact that I find it annoying (they also have a "zero budget", embarrassingly bad video for the song which, I don't think will help sway any potential interest).

CD: Tokyo Blade - Tokyo Blade
From: hair metal again Date: September 18, 2015 at 13:39
explosive metal music by TOKYO BLADE back in 83 with a certain hard edge!raw,heavy,straight ,guitar driven metal music the oldschool way performed in a very true way!"if heaven is hell","breaking the chains" and "sunrise in tokyo "the best moments...recommended

CD: Von Groove - Von Groove
From: 123charpenay Date: September 18, 2015 at 11:26
in the category"sensational debut album" this record have is place in the top 20 of the history of melodic rock.

CD: KISS - Paul Stanley
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 17, 2015 at 16:54
Enjoyable Record!!!...some good songs in it such as "It's Alright","Hold Me, Touch Me (Think Of Me When We're Apart)","Love In Chains" & "Goodbye"...84/100

CD: Guns N' Roses - GN'R Lies
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 17, 2015 at 16:50
Cool album with live and studio songs in it..."Reckless Life" & "Nice Boys" are my faves of this release...80/100

CD: Saga - Marathon
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 17, 2015 at 16:46
Decent Record of this legendary Canadian Prog Rock act...tracks 2,3(nice),5,6(nice),9 & 11 are good songs for sure...85/100

CD: Michael Bormann - Closer
From: 123charpenay Date: September 17, 2015 at 13:10
to metallian stallion.bormann blew me away with the greeck band class hard f m with a super production.if you don t know this band ,taste it.if you are fan of hard fm you ll not disapointed.

CD: Michael Bormann - Closer
From: 123charpenay Date: September 17, 2015 at 13:06
after several spins i can complete my first short comment.michael bormann have always the same beautiful s a good point.yes this album is mature ,varied but irregular in quality.the best songs are tracks 10.these songs reminds me the glory days of jaded heart.tracks 6 and 8 are decent ,not more.track 2 is a poor party rock song,track 12 a ballad with piano,which have absoluty no interest,track 11 a song with a great choruse but with modern riffs and a poor guitar solo and track 4 is a strange song wich have a southern vibe.this exercice is too dificult for mr bormann (he is not a specialist,it s not his cup of tea).he is far far away from masters of the type like doc holliday or lynyrd skynyrd.for make short ,5 excellent songs on 12 ,it s a little short for me.

CD: Aces - Kickoff
From: hair metal again Date: September 17, 2015 at 9:45
not so bad as stated above ,but nothing great either!ACES love guitar driven hard rock music and they show their love for KIIS all over!they have a certain funny approach that i dont dig in general,the vocals are strange ,but the riffs are very good and the cd rocks in moments!if ya find it cheap ,like i did...

CD: 220 Volt - Eye to Eye
From: 123charpenay Date: September 16, 2015 at 14:22
exceptional of the best scandi a o r ever.eye to eye is theis best record,no doubt.the production of this album is simply fantastic.what extraordinary, clear an powerfull sound .congratulations to max normann.only killer song at the programm ,impossible to have a preference between all these pure jewels.the reissue (a very rare cd )with two sensational bonus tracks is class melodic rock.a classic of the music that we love.

CD: Harem Scarem - Mood Swings II
From: Doug Date: September 16, 2015 at 12:18
So I know for many you are well versed on this band, but I have to admit this is my first spin on them. I just picked up this album and I really like it. Is it just me or does it have some (current) Winger influences? Vocals, especially. I'm definitely going to check out other Scarem releases. Thoughts?

CD: Buckcherry - Rock N Roll
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: September 15, 2015 at 22:03
Yet more proof that Buckcherry is the luckiest, most overrated band of the past 15-20 years. Total mediocrity here. Nothing stands out; everything is a poor copy of an older, better song by the band. They're just filling in boxes. Ballads and rockers alike just have no fire. And somehow this band subsists on a steady diet of radio festivals and the dividends from three or four big hits from the past. That Buckcheerry continues to be viable on the scale that they are, while Bombay Black languishes in obscurity with better playing and smarter songs--it's a fucking crime!

CD: Buckcherry - Rock N Roll
From: Doug Date: September 15, 2015 at 12:29
Just so-so for me, nothing memorable.

CD: Van Halen - Van Halen III
From: hair metal again Date: September 15, 2015 at 9:05
very good release once again by the mighty VAN HALEN!the guitar work is truly outstanding ,as the rest of the musicianship and the songwriting is ok ,maybe a bit worse than it should!things would be improved if Gary didnt try to sound like Sammy and if there were 1 or 2 big songs with a more commercial approach!overall a good one ,worth having to admire the legendary Eddie Van Halen

CD: Starship - Love Among The Cannibals
From: edwithmj Date: September 15, 2015 at 8:21
This album probably makes use of Mickey Thomas' impressive vocal skills the most out of all the Starship releases I think and the fact that Grace Slick isn't on the album gives it a slightly harder feel too. The Burn is a smooth AOR song which sounds actually a bit like McAuley Schenker Group - not least because Mickey Thomas has a similar voice to Robin McAuley. It's Not Enough is another melodic AOR rocker with great hooks. I Didn't Mean To Stay All Night sounds like it could've been on a latter-day Def Leppard release but that's not surprising since Mutt Lange wrote it; it's a decent AOR ballad. Other highlights are Wild Again, Dream in Color and the powerful I'll Be There. Great stuff.

CD: Drive She Said - Drivin' Wheel
From: playhogan Date: September 14, 2015 at 18:34
This is not that good. Mr. Fritsch tries way to hard for my taste. Pretty average compared to the self titled release.

CD: Nitro - Gunnin' For Glory
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 13, 2015 at 15:27
Very good Melodic Metal in here!!!...tracks 1(a kick a** catchy one),2(catchy),3(solid rock ballad ala Steelheart)6(great!),7(my personal fave) & 9(a nice "Pop" feel ballad)are in my book 4 sure...Recommended...90/100

CD: Tony Carey - Blue Highway
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 13, 2015 at 15:18
If you are into the likes of John Cougar Mellencamp,Paul Janz,Bryan Adams or Jimmy Ryser then you might like or even love this Record...tracks 1,3,4,7,9(catchy) & 10(nice) are my faves...87/100...a pleasant album by all means

CD: Twisted Sister - Come Out and Play
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 13, 2015 at 15:11
In agreement with the rocker comment,"Love Is For Suckers" is way superior than this effort but this ain't a bad one either,basically it grew on me while spinning ...tracks 1,3,5,6(a good R'n'R song),7(nice),9 & 10( ) are in my book.85/100

CD: Joan Jett - Up Your Alley
From: hair metal again Date: September 13, 2015 at 12:58
superb hard rock release by JOAN JETT with the valuable help of Desmond Child!rockin,catchy,smart ,guitar driven,commercial ,Up Your Alley has everything in the right measure!"i hate myself for loving you","little liar","i want in ,i want out" are sensational songs!essential

CD: H.E.A.T. - Tearing Down The Walls
From: 123charpenay Date: September 13, 2015 at 10:29
thanx jez for informations.

CD: S.A.Y - Orion
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 12, 2015 at 13:57
Very pleasant release...AOR with a modern touch,nice vocals courtesy of Mr Peter Grundstrom,the type one that it fits just perfectly for the genre...the whole album is good but my fave ones are tracks 1,6,8,9 & 11...enjoyable and relaxing by all means.88/100

CD: H.E.A.T. - Tearing Down The Walls
From: Jez Date: September 11, 2015 at 14:02
'She's Like The Wind' and 'Under Your Skin' are both on the 'Shot At Redemption' EP. that preceded the album release, so not just for the Japanese market

CD: Kelly Keeling - Mind Radio
From: 123charpenay Date: September 11, 2015 at 11:42
receive today this record in japan s a decent record not more.the main quality of this record is the production the sound is absoluty perfect.strong and very clear ,we have the feeling to be in the studio with the musicians.two songs are excellent .track 12 and 13."who do you run to" a super song who reminds me the glory days of baton rouge,and the acoustic version of "love will tear us appart"(beautiful japan bonus track).the rest ...hum it s very very average a collection of fillers.allessandro del vecchio have made a very big mistake.kelly keeling is not the best singer of the baton rouge he was perfect with massive choruses and super songs from jack ponti.this guy is a factory of hits.but kelly keeling have nothing to do in a o r.he have not the voice, the class ,the charism of michael bormann,jeff scot soto or joe lynn turner for example.his cup of tea is hard u s not a o r.allessandro and his italians friends are out of the target this time.

CD: H.E.A.T. - Tearing Down The Walls
From: 123charpenay Date: September 11, 2015 at 11:30
receive today from cd japan this record in tour edition.(2 cd).the first cd is excatly the same than the japan import with "shame "the super japan bonus track.the second record have five tracks :3 demos wich have absoluty no interest and two new studio tracks."she like the wind" and "under your skin".these two songs are fabulous, top class hard f s incredible that they are are not present on the guenine album.mystery maybe they reserve these two atomic bombs for the japan market.

CD: Justice4 - Soul Searchin'
From: hair metal again Date: September 11, 2015 at 5:02
ok release by JUSTICE 4 but nothing blowminding!their sound is like a rockier MINDFUNK maybe ,but nearly as good!def into the 90 s approach and without commercial hints,it will satisfy you though with the ok musicianship and the whole vibe !useful addition if you find it cheap like i did

CD: Skagarack - Big Time
From: 123charpenay Date: September 10, 2015 at 13:25
"big time" no big deception!!!!!to andi .the best song of the band is "this world" on their second realise.

CD: Skagarack - A Slice Of Heaven
From: 123charpenay Date: September 10, 2015 at 13:22
after their two atomic bombs of scandi a o r ,return of the heroes .i love this cd.the keyboards are more discreet and so they sound hard than never.pleasure guaranted cause the trademarks of skagarack are not it s top class hard fm with big guitars ,fantastic melodies and always the fabulous voice of mr schmidt.the three first records of skagarack are essential to all melodic rock lovers.

CD: Skagarack - Hungry for a Game
From: 123charpenay Date: September 10, 2015 at 13:13
i confirm my comment of 2012 ,two years after their awesome debut album skagarack realise a real exploit.they offer us a fantastic second effort at the same level than the first.always the same recipe :an incredible and sensational scandi a o r.

CD: Skagarack - Skagarack
From: 123charpenay Date: September 10, 2015 at 13:09
exceptional scandi a o s a killer debut of the best of the type.only exceptional a o r songs ,absoluty no fillers.the mix between guitars ,keyboards and the beautiful voice of torben schmidt is simply sensational.the reissue with four bonus tracks (one studio and three live)is essential.this cd is a must have, present in all serious a o r collection.

CD: Fate - V
From: hair metal again Date: September 10, 2015 at 1:44
very good release by FATE once again in their own unique style with songs that keep the interest in a high level ,full of hooks and "unususal" lines,plenty back vocals and big choruses!i d like the solos to be better ,but overall V will satisfy all FATE fans ,as its faithful to their legacy!recommended

CD: Voodoo X - Vol.1 The Awakening
From: 123charpenay Date: September 8, 2015 at 12:31
i m agree with many comments about this record.excellent record,brilliant and varied.not the cd of the century but pleasure guaranted with this very very great realise.ok track 11 "happy birthday" is average but it s the only little weak point of this realise.the rest is a perfect mix of hard rock (track 1.4and 10),a o r (tracks 9)and splendid hard fm two jewels track 2 and 7 "voodoo queen" and "the awakening".two bonus tracks on the japan import:an extended version of voodoo queen and a big filler (track 13).

CD: Chilliwack - Opus X
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 7, 2015 at 16:48
This following after the debut is a lot better in many aspects(songs,composition,more structured) tracks for me are 1(such a hit),5 & enjoyable old school AOR...84/100

CD: Heaven's Wish - Heaven's Wish
From: 123charpenay Date: September 6, 2015 at 16:21
where can i find this cd?thanx for your answers.

CD: Crown of Thorns - 21 Thorns
From: 123charpenay Date: September 4, 2015 at 7:50
essential record.the first and sensational crown of thorns record,plus a second cd withdemos and live tracks.forget the two first song.a poor version of "are you ready" and a poor live of the ballad of the first album.the rest? super demos and super live buy buy!!!!

CD: Crown of Thorns - Crown of Thorns
From: 123charpenay Date: September 4, 2015 at 7:47
remember 1993.the horrible grunge wawe is in place for melodic rock in the majors and in lot of labels.nevertheless the little flame of a o r is always alive.thanx to now&then to put on the market this masterpiece.a killer cd ,only killer songs no fillers.without any doubt crown of thorns deliver is best class hard f m.tony thompson is the drummer of the disco band chic "le freak c est chic".in an interview to rock time (french magazine) he says that is dream ,after all these years of playing funky music ,is to play hard rock.he choose the good band to express his talent and his secret passion!!!!

CD: Savatage - Poets and Madmen
From: hair metal again Date: September 4, 2015 at 4:40
excellent release by SAVATAGE as usual!great band with their own style & sound that stands faithful to the fans and its music!the vocs ,the guitars ,the piano everything is present and will satisfy all the fans."commissar","there in the silence",'stay with me awhile" and "back to a reason" are great songs

CD: Tattoo Rodeo - Rode Hard and Put Away Wet
From: Reverend Mayhem Date: September 3, 2015 at 23:32
This is basically a band doing an entire album's worth of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Warrant. Sure, they vary the grooves and throw in some requisite "broken-hearted" ballads, but the songs essentially all boil down to a cornpone variation on late-80's arena rock: slide guitar intros galore, honky-tonk piano, pretentious Southern vocal accent, and lyrics about drankin' and smokin' and sleezy young juke-joint missies shakin' what their mamas gave 'em -- Faux-Southern good ol' boy roadhouse heaven. Wouldn't be too bad if it all didn't come off as so affected and hokey; considering Dennis Dries' previous work with White Sister it's not hard to question the insincerity of it all -- just capitalizing on the fleeting "Rockers-as-Cowboys" trend that Bon Jovi, et al. exploited so well at the time. Too bad, I like Dennis' voice a lot (that is, without the hillbilly drawl.) A couple acceptable tunes, otherwise derivative, silly and dated. 65 / 100.

CD: Bonfire - Glorious
From: the rocker Date: September 3, 2015 at 18:52
I am one of the "this is NOT Bonfire" without Claus voice, but will say this is not bad . Still think they needed to call them selves EZ Livin, but oh well. Favorite tracks are- 21 Gun Salute, Remember, Can't Break Away, Put Out The Flames, & Supernatural Disguise. The 3 redo's/covers are not bad but no need for them.

CD: Trixter - Human Era
From: CC Date: September 3, 2015 at 18:18
I really really liked the previous album, but this one amazingly is even better. So many catchy songs, and overall the sound on this one is more of the classic vibe from the Hear era without some of the 40ft Ringo influences that were dotted amongst the NAM songs. That said, Soul of a lovin man sounds like it could be lifted straight from a Whitesnake album, with Loran even aping Coverdales vocals at times. Rocking to the edge of the night and Every second counts are probably my two faves, but like the previous album, not a bad song on it.

CD: The Screaming Jets - Tear of Thought
From: hair metal again Date: September 3, 2015 at 9:40
ok release by THE SCREAMING JETS that got some airplay back in the early 90 s!that was an era that the musicmindustry tried to combine different genres and that s the case with those Aussies too!nothing blowminding ,just some rockers who like from classic rock to punk and try to survive in the 90 s!"nightchild","best of you" the best moments

CD: Stage Dolls - Stories We Could Tell
From: 123charpenay Date: September 2, 2015 at 13:34
only one hit from the stage dolls s history is missing;"loraine"

CD: Stage Dolls - Good Times - The Essential
From: 123charpenay Date: September 2, 2015 at 13:31
good times the essential?hum absoluty not essential cause there is a ton of fillers.all songs from dig and all song from the solo album of torstein flakne are very very of course all the hits of their brilliant career.if you want a best of ,of this marvellous norvegian band buy in priority "stories we could tell 1983/1993.

CD: X-Sinner - Get It
From: hair metal again Date: September 2, 2015 at 7:52
excellent debut by X SINNER under the guidance of Pakaderm recorfs(Elefante bros)!their sound is somewhere between AC/DC,DEF LEPPARD &BRITNY FOX(vocs) and the level of performing is quite high!what s missing is some hits that could push things further!"kick em out","living on the edeg","steppin on toes" and "medicine" are the highlights!good stuff

CD: Chilliwack - Wanna Be a Star
From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 1, 2015 at 21:20
Melodic Rock,a pleasant reminded me of Pablo Cruise,Player or a softer/Poppier Coney Hatch...tracks 3,4 & 9 are ok with me.70/100

CD: Michael Angelo Batio - Lucid Intervals and Moments of Clarity
From: edwithmj Date: September 1, 2015 at 9:13
Very good melodic release. There isn't one bad song on here but my favourites are Enough is Enough, Take a Look Around (strange sampled vocals but it really works and fits with the song), Full Force (muffled opening but soon gets very meaty) and Instant Glamour (more strange sampled vocals but it's extremely melodic). Batio's shredding is in top form here and he shines on every track.

CD: KISS - Crazy Nights
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 31, 2015 at 18:52
A commercial Melodic Hard Rock/AOR release by the 4 fact my faves ones in here are the ones with that AOR flavour("Reason To Live","My Way" & "Turn On The Night"...add to that the mega chessy "Crazy Crazy Nights" track )...enjoyable stuff with some other nice "moments to live" in other songs in here...85/100

CD: Clevelend - 53:54
From: Leykis101 Date: August 31, 2015 at 17:34
Just very very all over the place as far as style, and taste, I assume those on the cover are the siblings, 2 brothers and their sister, the sister really does have a cool voice, and they both clearly are pro vocalists, as they are pitch perfect, deliver all their lyrics on time, and harmonize perfectly with each other, telling me they have spent lots and lots of time doing this together, maybe a little Osmond flavor, one doesn't just develop these instinctive patterns and habits overnight, and especially not to this degree, but I just cant help to feel like the music lacks something, and it's also not the cleanest produced disc, but amazingly, the fact that the vocalists are all so in tune with each other, really does hide a lot of that, but I am sure the average listener wouldn't know to pick up on this, Reach Out is by far the best song on here, it stands heads above the rest of the album, also liked, Get It On, Dead End, and Come A Little Closer, def listen before you buy.

CD: Clevelend - 53:54
From: Leykis101 Date: August 31, 2015 at 17:18
Very mixed emotions, heard this today, was ABSOLUTELY FLOORED TO FIND THEM ON THIS SIGHT! cause judging by the amount of info I cant find on the net,this is not one of the more well known bands or albums of our times, and a very difficult band or album to pinpoint as far as labeling it, I cant think of any other band like this, sound or style or members,1st thing that's odd, I cant think of a whole to many bands that stick in the classic prog element, but deliver songs in the commercial hard rock time frame, next is bi-gender vocalists, and finally we have a trombone,and trumpet,both used as a main instrument, is is all starting to add up now? the guy vocalist has a decent voice, nothing grandiose, and the female, the only thing I can say is when she comes in for BGV, I thought It was Stevie Nix, good batch of songs, except for the FUCKING HORRID SONG GOT THE BLUES!! what a truly fucking retarded song, what were they thinking, vocal pitch slowed down on a tape track, good disc.

CD: Bon Jovi - Burning Bridges
From: CC Date: August 31, 2015 at 13:35
Ok I am a big Bon Jovi fan and I do really like most of their albums (only This left feels right is bad in my opinion), but this one has left me somewhat cold. Yes it is a collection of unreleased tracks from the latter part of their career, but you can certainly hear why they did not make the previous albums. Nothing on here is bad per se, but nothing is great either. A teardrop to the sea & Life is beautiful both use the same backing vocal chant (and even We don't run uses a variation on it) so you can tell that when a song goes unused, sometimes bits of it get recycled. My favourite song on here is Saturday night, which yeah sounds like that Nickleback song, but as this was obviously written a while back, did it copy Nickelback or was it recorded first? Another song I really like is Take back the night, from the Jap version. Overall the album is just too slow and lacks any real "big" Bon Jovi sing along type songs. With the lack of real guitar, Richie was easily replaced.

CD: Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz
From: tentacle Date: August 31, 2015 at 11:13
Wow, what an excellent slice of modern hard edged sleazy hard rock. Much better than their debut. Melodies and hooks hit you instantly. My only gripe is the amount of needles motherf... on lyrics.

CD: Rage - Nice n' Dirty
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 29, 2015 at 22:43
This is undoubtebly the band's best effort...all the songs are worth listening and probably "American Radio Station" & "Wasted Years" are the most appealing ones...recommended stuff...88/100

CD: Foreigner - Can't Slow Down
From: 123charpenay Date: August 29, 2015 at 16:08
yes yes yes what a great surprise!excellent come back from this a o r legend.kelly hansen make a super job ,his voice is near to lou gramm.classic but beautiful foreigner s bad surprise ,all the traditional foreigner s trademarks are present on this remarkable class a o r!!!!!

CD: Rattleshake - Rattleshake
From: hair metal again Date: August 29, 2015 at 1:18
excellent band & release from San Fransisco s RATTLESHAKE!howling guitars &vocals,big choruses,attitude,looks,vibe eveything that hair metal represents is here !"sister whiskwy","gypsy queen" and "jump on me" could easily be in every BABYLON AD release!essential

CD: House of Lords - Come to My Kingdom
From: 123charpenay Date: August 28, 2015 at 10:09
an other brilliant realise from house of lords.very melodic stuff not their best record (my fav are "sahara" and "cartesian dreams")but one more time a class hard f m record."i believe" and "in the light" are two exceptional songs.the rest is so excellent, perfect for melodic rock fans.

CD: John Norum - Optimus
From: hair metal again Date: August 28, 2015 at 5:11
very good release indeed by JOHN NORUM and much better than the majority of his solos!the vibe,the sound,the guitars are pretty hard rocking and the songs remarkable!his voice is ok ,but nothing blowminding ,the guitar work solid and with some great hooks !"time to run","takin the blame" the best moments of this recommended release

CD: House of Lords - The Power And The Myth
From: 123charpenay Date: August 28, 2015 at 3:36
after three monster records ,three classic of hard f m there is here a very strange come back with modern vibes and oriental sound!!!!twelve years of attempt for that!!! it s a pity.

CD: Stage Dolls - Get A Life
From: 123charpenay Date: August 27, 2015 at 13:08
stage dolls is certainly one of the more underated hard rock band of the world.this record is exceptional.tracks 3.6 and 8 are three atomics bombs.three hits which deserve to play on radio several times by day.i m sure if peoples who don t know our music listen this cd ,they will be a o r fillers only killer class hard f m.i m agree with hair metal whith this norvegian band we are never disapointed cause all their records are excellent (exept "dig" in 1997).but in this darkness time many melodic rock bands made a shit record(def leppard,y&t,vixen,danger danger ,ect ect).unfortunately "get a life " this marvellous cd never see the light of day in japan.

CD: Joker - Cool Deal
From: hair metal again Date: August 27, 2015 at 3:51
superb release by a fantastic band!these guys in their best moments are breathtaking !their sound is a blend of XYZ,TESLA &VALENTINE!in a time when hair metal ruled the planet ,JOKER are a fine example of how many good bands were on that movement in the States!i believe that this was the golden era of the hard rock genre and it cannot happen again in a such massive and excellent way!there you go with JOKER delivering it with songs like"dry your eyes","october wind","love keeps","don t turn away" and "stand up ,shout it out"!!!!awesome

CD: Rage - Out Of Control
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 26, 2015 at 21:18
Quite a cool album,pretty standart to be honest but cool at the end ...i own it on vinyl...tracks 1,3,4,5( ),8 & 9 are in my book...82/100

CD: April Wine - Animal Grace
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 25, 2015 at 22:20
Very pleasant album with that AOR sound typical of the early 80's...many Hard Rock bands did that change of sound in their music direction for a while and then after they returned to their roots...tracks 1( ),3,5 & 8 are my faves.84/100

CD: Stage Dolls - Get A Life
From: hair metal again Date: August 25, 2015 at 10:07
classy release by the great STAGE DOLLS with the band showing that they can easily write down great songs with plenty of hooks and a nice rocking vibe!the production and the musicianship are excellent ,though i d prefer bigger guitar solos !"too late for love" is a classic STAGE DOLLS hit and "runnin back to you","someone like you","naked in the rain " are remarkable too!i ve been with them since the late 80 s and never been disappointed

CD: Foreigner - Can't Slow Down
From: spankee Date: August 25, 2015 at 4:56
Disc 3: Live And More 01. Double Vision 02. Head Games 03. That Was Yesterday 04. Say You Will 05. Starrider 06. Feels Like The First Time 07. Urgent 08. Juke Box Hero 09. I Want To Know What Love Is 10. Hot Blooded          

CD: Talk of the Town - Talk of the Town
From: Monzter Date: August 25, 2015 at 0:47
Not much to complain about here. An album packed full of catchy songs with a very good singer and a that perfect 80's sound. Love the keys on this one as well. 95/100.

CD: The Outlaws - Lady in Waiting
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 24, 2015 at 18:15
Decent Southern Country Rock release...this act deserved more recognition and even though they are still around they are still considered "second rate"...bad real bad cuz they rock!...tracks 4,5(nice),6,7 & 9 are my faves...70/100

CD: The Outfield - Bangin
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 24, 2015 at 18:06
Ummm for me this is quite a step down after the very pleasant debut...then on the 3rd album the band recaptured the magic lost in here(a matter of tastes)..."No Surrender","Better Than Nothing" & "Since You've Been Gone" are the only songs that caught my attention...60/100

CD: Push UK - Strange World
From: MysticHealer Date: August 24, 2015 at 12:30
Push UK are to release a Remastered and expanded version of this album with extra cuts and newly recorded songs in early September 2015. The album entitled 'Future Into The Past' is strictly limited to 500 copies being pressed. Be sure not to miss it.

CD: Bruce Dickinson - The Best Of
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 22, 2015 at 23:06
Decent "Best Of" but i think it misses some tracks as for example "Sacred Cowboys" that deserved a place in here...disc one is more interesting than disc two...CD 1: 1,4(AORish feel here and there),7,8,11,12 & 13...CD 2: 3,10,11,12,13 & 14...89/100

CD: Age Sten Nilsen's Ammunition - Shanghaied
From: the rocker Date: August 22, 2015 at 22:39
This is a great album with some filler, but the good out weigh the bad imo. the very good- Give Me A Sign, Shanghaied, Wild Card, Access Denied, and Sucker For Anything. The good- Silverback, Tie Me Down, Strung Out, Hearts Not In It, Hit Me With Your Bombs. Above Average- Another Piece Of Me. Highly recommended!!!

CD: Montrose - Montrose
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 22, 2015 at 11:58
A good rocking debut!!!.."Space Station N 5" is an a** kicking song and a classic...tracks 5,6,7 & 8 are also in my book...80/100

CD: Alice Cooper - Lace And Whisky
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 22, 2015 at 11:56
Ummm...kinda simple release but digestible..."My God" is my fave here but there are some other fine moments in tracks 1,3,5(nice),6,7(catchy old style Rock & Roll)& 9(nice)...75/100

CD: U.F.O. - Live
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 21, 2015 at 20:08
In agreement with Remastered Reason...very raw as well...tracks 1 & 4 are my faves...this band is simply a living legend in Rock respect to them!!!.75/100

CD: No Sweat - No Sweat
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 21, 2015 at 20:06
One of my last concert while living in England was of this act,i don't remember if it was supporting Gun or Thunder but well the only thing i can tell you is that this act rocked real's a shame they only recorded one album and then vanished..."Heart & Soul" is a hymn to say the least and by far the best cut they did...tracks 2,4,7 & 9(quite AORish here and there) are other fine moments in here...80/100

CD: Montrose - Paper Money
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 21, 2015 at 20:01
Cool old style HR album..."Starliner" & "I Got The Fire" are my faves...this band was like the introduction to Sammy Hagar in the Rock bizz...75/100

CD: Wig Wam - Non Stop Rock N Roll
From: hair metal again Date: August 20, 2015 at 5:39
excellent release once again by WIG WAM ,one of the best bands of this decade for sure!straight commercial hard rock music with plenty of hooks and great songs and as always party lyrics!all the songs are very good and especially "rocket through my heart " and "from here"!excellent band&release

CD: Subway - Taste The Difference
From: 707STAR Date: August 20, 2015 at 0:07

CD: Subway - Subway
From: 707STAR Date: August 20, 2015 at 0:02

CD: Bang Tango - Psycho Cafe
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 18, 2015 at 22:25
It seems like I hear different textures and things every time I listen to this. Not as unique or forward-thinking as the follow-up, Dancin' On Coals, but the trade-offf is that Psycho Cafe just plain rocks harder, although there are a handful of funk beats and some slap bass here and there, even a bit of skank guitar in "Love Injection." But it's got some of those dark pockets in it as well. I calll your attention particularly to "Breaking Up A Heart Of Stone, with that haunting guitar line. Also, the weird swamp blues of "Wrap My Wings" and the tribal intro to the otherwise forgettable "Sweet Little Razor." The lyrics don't always make a lot of sense, but with the exception of the dumb "Shotgun Man" seem to at least try to be inventive and say the typical things in a different way. You might say Joe has "conviction" as a singer, meaning he has trouble carrying an actual tune, but "songs" with so mch guts and gusto it almost makes up for it.

CD: Blacklist Union - After The Mourning
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 18, 2015 at 22:07
They're clearly fans of '80's pop-metal, but unlike the Swedish bands, they don't try to replicate that style down to the last detail. Now that '80's-phobia is a thing of the distant past and even the popular radio bands aren't ashamed to admit they like hair metal unironically, Blacklist Union should be bigger. They've got the sound and, for the most part, the songs. Definitely worth checking out.

CD: Blacklist Union - After The Mourning
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 18, 2015 at 22:04
"Modern Hard Rock" is a fair description, not in a Nickelback way, but more blike "updated hair metal" comparable to someone like Bombay Black. If I recall, Mark Fain was in a band called Chlorine that tried halfheartedly to do a similar sound circa ... shit, was it 1999? Anyway, the production is big and full in a modern way and very clear. Tony West's lower register has a bit of a Josh Todd whine to it, but when he jumps up high, he reminds me of Robert Mason, very melodic. The music is thumping and anthemic, but the melodies and lyrics give it a slightly moody feel as well, sorta L.A. Guns-like in that regard. Blacklist Union are on their fourth album now, and are among the better class of bands doing this style, especially stateside.

CD: Bryan Adams - Cuts Like A Knife
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 17, 2015 at 22:13
A good album by this Canadian artist...tracks 4(nice one),5,6,7(AOR feel),8,9 & 10(nice one too)are in my book for sure...this release was like the warming up to his later stardom .85/100

CD: Big Money - Lost In Hollywood
From: Leykis101 Date: August 17, 2015 at 7:36
FUCKING STRANGE STRANGE, STRANGE!!!! Talented Talented Talented, some fucking weirdo shit here, only Hi-Tech by opinion, music very hi-tech in places, plagued by fucking retarded vocals, take this disc, wipe every single hint of these lyrics from it, then let Saddler, or someone sing on it, and you would have an ultimate of all time hi-tech aor disc, yeah, review for this from my ears, quality talented musicianship shit all over by fucking garbage vocals! not my cup of tea, but will put up with on account the music is that fucking good!!

CD: 86 Proof - Long Hard Rocker
From: Leykis101 Date: August 17, 2015 at 7:31
Pretty killer sleaze/Hard Rock shit going on here, kind of run of the mill, but if you like Sleaze that doesnt span to far from it's roots, and you just like shit thats, well, safe, then this is absolutely for you, one of those discs that you wont be mind blown after listening, but you absolutely will not be pissed, or feel ripped off at all, pretty decent shit here.

CD: Mata Hari - Feel The Fire
From: Leykis101 Date: August 17, 2015 at 6:43
Alright disc, cannot for the life of me no matter what approach I use, what angle I take, or what substance I indulge in pre-listening, cannot even remotely hear what it is Delbert is dropping massive loads over this disc for, and I have honestly and sincerely tried, sorry, just do not hear a single thing in this that could necessitate the absolutely cock popping response as stated by Delbert, just sounded to me like old run of the mill by the numbers early 90's commercial rock, with weak production, no slickness to hide the mediocre songs, one upside here though that did catch my ear, actually upon 1st listen, was the absolutely well thought out guitar structures of the guitarist, while not out and out flashy, he doesn't jerk off all over the place with his guitar, he lets go in the solos, just enough to show his prowess, but absolutely NO!! showing off, kind of wish he had shown off, but the production really fucks the guitars, just an OK disc, with less then stellar songs.

CD: Queen - News of the World
From: Dramarama Date: August 17, 2015 at 0:40
I got this cassette from my grandparents when I was a kid. I felt like I knew every single song on it already. Absolute masterpiece, possibly the best album of all time and All Dead, All Dead is easily the best song ever written about a dead cat. 🐱

CD: Hanoi Rocks - Million Miles Away
From: Japangea Date: August 17, 2015 at 0:35
Don't buy, better compilations out there an everything available elsewhere ....... except its great cover.

CD: The Producers - The Producers / You Make the Heat
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 16, 2015 at 12:44
i own the "You Make The Heat" on vinyl...a decent Poppy Rock Record with some The Police and The Outfield touch in their sound..."She Sheila" & "Dear John" are my faves...80/100

CD: The Firm - Mean Business
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 16, 2015 at 12:40
Pretty good album with some Led Zeppelin touches here and there..."Spirit Of Love" is my fave track...some other nice moments are cuts 1,4,5,6 & 7...a very rounded Record to be objective...85/100

CD: Cheap Trick - Busted
From: hair metal again Date: August 16, 2015 at 1:19
excellent release by CHEAP TRICK once again in their own unique style!this band is always commercial,hard rockin,radio friendly, with a sound and approach that seems classic but updated at the same time!the songwriting is of the highest level with songs like "wherever would i be","if you need me","cant stop fallin into love" and "when you need someone"!superb band indeed

CD: 707 - 707/The Second Album
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 15, 2015 at 13:14
This second release was without the big shot of Kevin Chalfant...i own it on vinyl and here we have first and second album all together in one CD...the band did miss the punch that Chalfant offered in their music but still it has some nice moments in the shape of tracks 12,13,14,16,17 & 18...80/100

CD: Motley Crue - Decade Of Decadence '81-'91
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 15, 2015 at 13:06
Very cool compilation with some of the band's greatest shots ...tracks 5(nice softy),7,8,9,12 & 14 are my faves of them...89/100

CD: Royal Hunt - Paradox
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 13, 2015 at 18:46
Cool album with some pleasant songs in the shape of tracks 2,4 & 6...not the best Prog Metal release ever but obviously this act was meant to be in at least in the top 10 acts of the genre...80/100

CD: Nickelback - No Fixed Address
From: Doug Date: August 13, 2015 at 14:57
Folks seem to either love or hate Nickelback. I guess I'm one of those who "like" them, but only when they rock. This album is real poppy, and in my opinion inferior to their previous and better efforts. Perhaps it's the Avril Lavigne affect upon Chad?

CD: My Darkest Days - Sick and Twisted Affair
From: Doug Date: August 13, 2015 at 14:50
The first song is decent, and then it drops off from there, IMO. They sound like Nickelback to me.

CD: Return - Straight Down the Line
From: hair metal again Date: August 13, 2015 at 11:02
pretty good release by RETURN in their own style with many keys,empty sound and many melodic lines that sometimes is too much!Quite European as usual and if you re into that style ,you ll love the arrangements in this one !"united in a scream" "lonely" and "five minutes " are fine songs indeed and overall a good addition

CD: Hotel Hunger - This is Where the Fun Starts
From: Leykis101 Date: August 11, 2015 at 5:23
I thought this was Hi-Tech more then any simple minds shit, I dug this disc, and their disc Mars Has Guitars, they are a talented band, if you dig this type of stuff or not, they certainly not what they appear on this album cover to be though, that's for sure, I was expecting a melodic or commercial rock disc, this is absolutely NOT!! but what it is, it is absolutely pure bliss for any lover of Hi-Tech AOR\Heavy Pop fan, if you are, get this cocksucker, you'll love it!!

CD: Planet P Project - Planet P Project
From: 707STAR Date: August 10, 2015 at 18:23

CD: Magnus Karlsson's Free Fall - Free Fall
From: 707STAR Date: August 10, 2015 at 17:59

CD: Axe - Living on the Edge
From: 707STAR Date: August 10, 2015 at 17:55

CD: Duke Jupiter - White Knuckle Ride
From: edwithmj Date: August 10, 2015 at 9:32
Really impressed with this southern-tinged AOR. The vocalist is excellent and really adds his own unique voice to the songs. If I had to compare him to someone it would be Gregg Allman. The addition of a fair few keyboards to the mix adds to the feel too. My picks from this one are: Rescue Me (nice mellow rocker), Top of the Day (smooth melodic keyboard intro leading to another mellow rocker with smooth vocals), Little Lady (very decent hard rocker with a "trucker" vibe and very catchy vocals and a meaty solo), A Woman Like You (melodic keyboards and guitars throughout), Work It Out (another deent hard rocker) and Me And Michelle (another rocker with a "trucker" vibe in it). What this album intends to do, it does very well but it's certainly not for AOR purists - more for Southern-AOR fans I'd say.

CD: Barakade - Volume I
From: Leykis101 Date: August 9, 2015 at 16:21
Well, this band comes out fucking blazing out the gate, Someone Will Pay seems to be the odd song out and the story behind it is one I cant figure out, it's a true head scratcher, why I say this?? well because the song really does truly fucking rock, I mean from any aspect of any genre, there's not anyone who can honestly say with a straight face, Someone Will Pay is an absolutely rocking fucking Hard Rock song, why is this so odd?? well because the rest of the CD is like a chick flick, it's lovey mushy, ballad ridden gobbley gook, just almost unstandable, just one fucking nauseating poppy love song after the next, and you are basically tricked, sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for the disc to finally kick back into action, and pick up where the opening track left off, AND GUESS WHAT?? that never happens, so I'd like to tell you to get this, and for me, i guess track 1 is worth it, but id listen before I'd ever buy this again, take my advice, do a little research.

CD: Herman Ze German and Friends - Herman Ze German And Friends
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 9, 2015 at 11:15
Listening again to this cool i said in 2005,i have two versions of this release...listening to my FM/Revolver release(which is the track list listed here in HH)my faves are 2,4,6,9 & 10...82/100 my rate

CD: Sammy Hagar - Rematch And More
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 9, 2015 at 11:10
A decent compilation being "Trans Am","Love Or Money" & "This Planet's On Fire" my faves...i own the vinyl so i don't have all the rest of the B/T's...75/100

CD: Van Halen - 1984
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 8, 2015 at 21:16
1984, and especially ""Jup," is what vaulted Van Halen fully into the mainstream. Dave hated "Jump" at first, as the song had been around for at least four years. Eddie only got it on 1984 by faking writer's block. Of course, once the song became the band's first--and-only--#1 single, Dave decided he liked it. I actually like it myself, as uncharacteristic as it sounds. It's the other keyboard song "I'll Wait" that I personally can't stand. Elsewhere, there's prime VH moments like "Top Jimmy," "Drop Dead Legs," "House Of Pain" and my favorite, "Panama." "Hot For Teacher' is a good song and a genius video, and ... well, I've spent some of my school days thinking about other things Ms. So-And-So could be doing with her mouth, too.

CD: Van Halen - 1984
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 8, 2015 at 15:00
This is a blast!...VH at its very highest peak...using synthesizers and reinventing their sound this became probably their biggest selling and commercial release ever!(talking about Diamond Dave early era)...tracks 2(brutal!),3,6,7 & 8 are outstanding cuts no matter what!!!...91/100

CD: Poison - Look What The Cat Dragged In
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 8, 2015 at 14:56
A cool glammy release!!!...not the best ever but undoubtebly this is a party rock album for sure ...they were sold as "beautiful kids" and that's annoying when you try to be recognized not only for the look but musically instead...tracks 2,3(nice),5,6(the best cut!),7 & 8 are catchy songs all over,so...let's party!!!.88/100

CD: Blue Oyster Cult - Secret Treaties
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 8, 2015 at 14:49
A nice album with simple rock compositions IMHO,nothing to jump outta bed,let's be honest...i love B.O.C. and i've even seen them live in late 80's but this release is just a decent one,as i said,with some simple compositions(they have released better ones than this)...cuts 1,3,4,7(fave?)& 8 are fine with me...70/100


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