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CD: Drive She Said - Pedal To The Metal
From: MysticHealer Date: May 29, 2016 at 7:16
The 'production' sounds like a bunch of demos thrown together on a lot of the songs. It's horrendous and has no flow whatsoever. As for the irresistable dance songs, sorry but i do NOT want dance songs on a Drive She Said release thanks. Last time i looked DSS were a ROCK band and that is what i expect when i hear a release by the band, ROCK. To each their own of course and if this flows your boat then that's cool of course. It just doesn't do anything for me.

CD: The Poodles - Devil In The Details
From: tentacle Date: May 29, 2016 at 5:06
This is the sixth album from The Poodles so they have the right to do a little experimenting do they? Minor things in the production keeps things fresh and listen to the drumming. There are hardly any straight tempos, beats break and the drummer does interesting things to spice up the songs. I love this band and this album is no exception. The melodies have always been their strong point and Devil In The Details offers yet another dose of classines in that department.

CD: Tony Macalpine - Chromaticity
From: tentacle Date: May 29, 2016 at 5:00
Worth bying for the track City Beneath The Sea alone. Utterly essential Tony classic! The album as a whole is excellent combination of shredding, fusion rock and moody melancholic melodies.

CD: Drive She Said - Pedal To The Metal
From: 123charpenay Date: May 27, 2016 at 16:36
to be very complete i can add that the production and the vocals are perfect. ps:no problem for me with the "whoahs"and "oh oh " they sound delicious at my ears.

CD: Drive She Said - Pedal To The Metal
From: 123charpenay Date: May 27, 2016 at 12:11
thanks to frontiers records for this superb come back.i don t understand the very low rates and the bad comments about this marvellous album on this site and on melodic rock.this is their best record so far more brilliant and consistant than their others cd s.this realise is a top class a o r affair ,with all the traditional trademarks of drive she said.but not only cause this gem is very rich and varied.track 5 have a subtil touch of rainbow,track 7 have a beautiful touch of red dawn,track 9 is a superb ballad ,a duet with fiona flanagan!!!and the ice on the cake track 10 and 11 have an irresistible dance music touch.these two songs are some real hits ,wich deserve to be playing in all the night clubs of this planet.only one filler ,track 12 a very average acoustic ballad.track 13 the japan bonus track is a new version of "in your arms" wich have no interest.nevertheless i recommand this exceptional record.all fans of a o r on this earth will love it at the first spin.buy buy buy!!!!!

CD: Aces High - Pull No Punches
From: hair metal again Date: May 26, 2016 at 8:39
pretty good release for ACES HIGH ,a band that has a solid sound with very good musicianship and many good songs!they remind me of GREAT KING RAT without being so good !the guitar solos are strong ,but the choruses should been catchier and maybe a bit more commercial!"tanglewood dreamin","i ain t sorry","in a wink of an eye" are the highlights of a release that is quite enjoyable

CD: Shakra - Fall
From: 123charpenay Date: May 25, 2016 at 13:11
i can add that the japan bonus track "jeannie" is a super song,a real killer song.

CD: Foundry - Foundry
From: zld Date: May 25, 2016 at 10:23
To my own surprise i really like this cd. I'm hardly a fan of the man previous work, especially the guitar zeus project was real pain. His john norum era was good too. But this one is really great. I guess his voice fits better in this type of alternative hardrock. Guitars are damn heavy too. 8,5/10

CD: Craaft - Craaft (German)
From: 707STAR Date: May 24, 2016 at 21:09
WOW A MELODIC MASTERPIECE. THIS IS A MUST OWN CD. ONE OF THE BEST CDS OF ALL TIME WITH POWERFUL VOCALS AND GREAT GUITAR PLAYING. ALONG WITH THE REST OF THE BAND THEIR TIGHT. IT STILL BLOWS ME AWAY.

CD: Tigertailz - Blast
From: CC Date: May 24, 2016 at 19:32
not even remotely Tigertailz.

CD: TNT - Intuition
From: petermexico13 Date: May 24, 2016 at 18:25
GREAT NEWS! TONY HARNELL IS BACK!!! He is working now with Ronni Le Tekro, La mejor noticia recibida este año!! La vuelta a la banda del gran Tony después de su paso sombrío por Skid Row(nuevamente! la tercera es la vencida!!). Trabajando en nuevo material y esperan regresar al estudio este verano para lanzar nuevo disco y gira incluyendo Norteamérica, esperemos verlos también por fin en tierras latinas. Ahora no os queda más que esperar lo que se traen entre manos estos 2 genios , aún falta anunciar el resto del Line Up!

CD: Gotthard - Homegrown - Alive in Lugano
From: 123charpenay Date: May 24, 2016 at 14:04
yes the circumstances of the death of the fabulous steve lee ,october 5 2010, are absoluty horrible.

CD: Shakra - Infected
From: 123charpenay Date: May 24, 2016 at 14:00
i can add that "archeon s way" is an exceptional ballad.

CD: No Shame - Good Girls Don't Last
From: hair metal again Date: May 24, 2016 at 4:18
ok hair metal release for NO SHAME trying to get some success ,as those bands were the real thing at the time!despite the big company behind the production is kinda weak and overall the songs and the sound arent as strong as they shoud be!of course there are some good hooks and the basics of the hair metal movement that i so much love ,so overall this one is a useful addition

CD: Gotthard - Homegrown - Alive in Lugano
From: 707STAR Date: May 23, 2016 at 19:52
REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND [STEVE LEE] YOU WERE ONE OF THE GREATEST VOCALISTS OF ALL TIME. THE WAY HE WAS SINGING YOU COULD TELL HIS TIME WAS COMING. THE LORD SWEPT HIM UP. WILL MISS HIM TREMENSELY. I WAS DEVASTATED THE WAY HE DIED IN MEQUITE,NEVADA A TRAGIC DEATH FOR SURE.

CD: Shakra - High Noon
From: 123charpenay Date: May 22, 2016 at 15:29
saturday july 16 at the "guitares en scène festival" at saint julien en genevois (france near the swiss frontier in front of genova).7 pm shakra 9 pm status quo 11 pm europe.of course i ll be present.keep on rockin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CD: Candlebox - Candlebox
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 22, 2016 at 10:48
If you want to get down to it, what DOES grunge sound like? I mean, take your big four grunge bands. Nirvana didn't sound like Pearl Jam, who didn't sound like Soundgarden, who didn't sound like AIC. (It could be said that their SoCal cousins STP sounded like all of them combined.) It was a fahion statement, an idea, as much as a sound. Postgrunge bands are easy to identify, because their sound is already mapped out for them, as formulaic as "hair metal" in 1990.

CD: Candlebox - Candlebox
From: MetalllianStallion Date: May 21, 2016 at 22:20
I thought HH had a "Guilty-Grunge-Genre" by association, since this Seattle band never made it here until now. First of all this debut is hard rock with dark overtones, not modern rock (their following albums did lean more alternative),as back in 93' where was modern rock radio? Back to the genre future? Alice in Chains was another Seattle based HR/Metal act that got unfairly lumped in to grunge town. If your Seattle HR band is not grunge in the early 90's what do you call them since the term "post-grunge" wasn't invented yet? (Pre-grunge). When asked what he hated about Candlebox's rise to fame in the '90s, singer Kevin Martin said, "I surely hated being called a grunge band." This by far is their best album selling triple platinum in the states as they lost their balls, and it was a down hill ride from there. I listened to samples of their latest release "Disappearing In Airports (2016), yawn, the magic is long gone. "Don't You" was a glimmer of HR hope in the 90's grimy grunge era.

CD: Epic - Like a Phoenix
From: MetalllianStallion Date: May 21, 2016 at 21:38
It's not often you see a Lebanese rooted band ( now residing in Canada) in HH Land. This is 80's driven MHR, female fronted (Tanya Rizkala) who has a set of lower register,raspy powerful pipes. This debut shows they have a talent for crafting hook filled MHR to AORish songs.

CD: Mammoth - The Collection
From: Ydol eM Date: May 21, 2016 at 9:18
I agree with CC. Not more than the 1987-album + several singles + tasteless /cheap cover. For those who don't have the original or must own each release of this band.

CD: Wild Rose - 4
From: 123charpenay Date: May 20, 2016 at 17:09
the three first cds of wild rose was ,at my taste, too clean,too polished,too wise,too a o r limit pop.so i was not very enthousiam when i see that they have make a new record.error.cause this time they have make some big progress.only one filler track 4,like their last realise an average a o r song with no emotions.the other songs are top class a o r with catchy choruses and superb guitars solos.now wild rose is a real melodic rock band with a sound typically 80 S.for make short if you are fan of white widdow this cd is for you.these two excellent bands follow the same path.it s funny cause my wife says "what s this old super record?"i explain her that this record is from 2016 by a greek band wich have the pure 80 s a o r in their blood.i recommand the japan import cause the bonus track n° 11 (all i ever need) is a splendid ballad.

CD: Sunstorm - Edge Of Tomorrow
From: 123charpenay Date: May 20, 2016 at 16:53
hello eric 3 i ll receive this cd from cd japan.so i ll make like always a very honest comment about my feeling about this cd.not more.

CD: Whitesnake - The Purple Album
From: Wardy Date: May 20, 2016 at 9:07
Upping my rating for this one to a solid 8, The Purple Album is a grower and the Deluxe version contains couple cracking bonus tracks that shouldn't be missed. One should consider it over the standard if can spare the coin.

CD: Refugee - Life Goes On
From: hair metal again Date: May 20, 2016 at 1:45
very good debut for REFUGEE and highly recommended to every hard rock collection for sure!great solos and vocal work along with remarkable songs will keep your interest high and after a few spins you ll be hooked!the whole thing could be better though if they rocked a little more..."sometimes love","rescued" and "ride the wind" are the highlights

CD: Sunstorm - Edge Of Tomorrow
From: Eric3 Date: May 20, 2016 at 0:02
...that said, AOR has been a pretty derivative genre for a long time now. Are we ever going to get another Vital Signs or Pyromania? Probably not. That said, I'd much rather hear the musicians writing their own material. Listen to the Defiants debut and compare it to this or the latest Poley album, what sounds fresher (regardless of originality)?

CD: Sunstorm - Edge Of Tomorrow
From: Eric3 Date: May 19, 2016 at 23:50
edukiki and 123charpenay: that's what happens when you have the same one or two people producing every single album on the label. I like a lot of the Frontiers projects but I wish they'd hire someone other than del Vecchio or Martensson to head up these "super groups." This one in particular is definitely lacking in comparison to the previous Sunstorm albums, I hate to make such a comparison but when the project is all about throwing a famous voice on a bunch of pre-written songs, it's hard to review it in a vacuum...

CD: Vega - Who We Are
From: Eric3 Date: May 19, 2016 at 23:44
First off, let me say that I'm a HUGE Vega fan. To my ears, they're among the finest of the "modern" AOR groups to come out in the 2010s. That said, they took some risks here and it's kind of a mixed bag. The album starts off with a real cooker in "Explode" but the next two or three tracks are completely skippable. The second half of the album is much more Vega-like, with your faster tempos and soaring choruses. I'm somewhat disappointed (especially in the mix; the vocals are far too low IMO), but at the end of the day fans of the band such as myself will learn to love this one just like the previous three.

CD: Ted Poley - Beyond The Fade
From: Eric3 Date: May 19, 2016 at 23:34
Haha, MelodickRock dot com loves EVERYTHING, their ratings (especially on Frontiers releases) tend to be a little ridiculous. This is a decent album, and anything written by the Martin brothers will be, but it sounds like just that: a collection of songs rather than a cohesive effort. The production is massive, it's easily the highlight here IMO, sounds great no matter how loud you turn it up. Fun, catchy AOR, not much else to be expected but I'd give it a rating in the low 80s.

CD: Shakra - High Noon
From: 123charpenay Date: May 18, 2016 at 13:52
return to the roots.no metal influences (except track 10)on this new sensational atomic bomb of hard rock.if you are fans of the first gotthard s records or the classic shakra s realise this cd is for you.the sound is perfect,the production is exceptional,very clear and strong.i ve the feeling to be in the studio with the band.shakra deliver us a fantastic lesson of melodic hard rock.tracks 12 and 3 are like an earthquake,tracks 1.6.8 and 9 are top class irresistible piece of pure hard rock,track 7 is a beautiful ballad, the others tracks are a varied with a little blues or southern influence always with catchy choruses and superb guitar s solos.ok they invented nothing ,but that s great ,great and great.the japan import have two bonus tracks ,two new version of "love will find a way" and "we gonna rise".one of the best realise of 2016 ,with amboaje (in a totally different style).i m waiting from cd japan wigelius,drive she said,sunstorm and phantom.2016 will be an excellent vintage.

CD: Novella - A Liquid Earth
From: hair metal again Date: May 18, 2016 at 8:47
excellent release for NOVELLA ,delivering some great music!their approach is commercial without being cheesy and their musicianship is of the highest level!"let s talk about love","heaven on my mind","fire in the house" are fantastic songs and overall a great indie of the golden era of the hard rock genre

CD: Sunstorm - Edge Of Tomorrow
From: edukiki Date: May 18, 2016 at 6:30
ok charpenay, i look to toni amboaje thanks, i tell you something

CD: Phantom 5 - Phantom 5
From: dudemetal Date: May 17, 2016 at 21:38
Great album... If you're a fan of either Bonfire or Jaded Heart you will most likely really enjoy this for obvious reasons.

CD: Sunstorm - Edge Of Tomorrow
From: 123charpenay Date: May 17, 2016 at 12:59
yes edukiki,i m totally agree with you about frontiers records.i m very grateful to frontiers for making all these projects since many years.frontiers keep the flame of a o r alive.thanx to frontiers.but all their realise have the same sound ,the same production and often the same musicians.it s boring.a frontiers s record looks like his brother to an other frontiers s realise.the lone difference is the voice of the different singers.for example this winter khymera and find me was out the same day in japan.this is two excellent records but they have exactly the same music,the same sound the lone difference is the voice of the singer.i ve order to cd japan this new sunstorm record.i m waiting an excellent record (i hope) but absoluty nothing new under the sun.no surprise at the horizon.edukiki my friend you can buy closed eyes ;amboaje "all about living".it s a fresh,modern, irresistible and top class spanish a o r.toni amboaje is a real great singer.

CD: Notorious - Notorious
From: hair metal again Date: May 17, 2016 at 3:52
pretty good debut for NOTORIOUS , with their sound reminding me of an aorish INXS!there are some great hooks in it and a very unique vocal performance by Sean Harris ,but sometimes they sound strange and confused!"you need more","this night",'the swalk" and "love fades" are the highlights!interesting release that didnt hit the spot despite Kalodner s attempts

CD: Sunstorm - Edge Of Tomorrow
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 16, 2016 at 10:00
I think these not-very-supergrouups may unfortunately be the way of the future. You know, bands full of guys whose names you know, but nobody you'd walk across the street to listen to. Incidentally, Joe Lynn Turner might be the grandfather of this type of thing: an overrated journeyman singer who's run out of egomaniac guitar wizards to play with, so now he jumps from one pickup band to the next. And Frontiers is only making it worse. DelVecchio is nothing but a frustrated musician with some money, the way he insists on playing on nearly album his label puts out. But can you blame the musicians? they're all old has-beens and never-weres, and it's easier to collect a paycheck for these "projects" rather than try to break a real band, especially now that the tribute-album "craze" (which no one tuned out to be crazy about) is over. They gotta eat, and rather than flip real burgers, they make the equivalent of AOR fast food.

CD: Ted Poley - Beyond The Fade
From: edukiki Date: May 16, 2016 at 6:44
Bruno Ravel, Andy Timmons, Rob Marcello, are top

CD: Ted Poley - Beyond The Fade
From: edukiki Date: May 16, 2016 at 6:43
someone have to say to melodic rock moderator that it has the liston very low, i am with you charpenay

CD: Ted Poley - Beyond The Fade
From: edukiki Date: May 16, 2016 at 6:41
jajaja 123 charpenay, i am with you again is increíble Danger Danger is my number one favourite group but ted poley solitary don´t have any decent cd, the quallity of musicians of danger danger is infinite You can read my critic of sunstorm, here i say the same, please change musicians Ted poley great Singer, but musicians never like danger danger

CD: Sunstorm - Edge Of Tomorrow
From: edukiki Date: May 16, 2016 at 6:37
Another melodic cd of FRONTIERS RECORDS, and what can i say, again and again always the same sound I disagree to always share the same musicians, at final all cd´s sound the same. SUNSTORM - KHYMERA -- HARDLINE - TED POLEY I think is a serious error of FRONTIERS, repeat musicians for all projects at final is always the same all the projects

CD: Autograph - Sign In Please
From: 707STAR Date: May 15, 2016 at 23:45
GREAT DEBUT ALBUM HERE WITH AWESOME GUITAR WORK AND APPROPRIATE VOCALS FOR STEVE PLUNKETT. A MUST OWN CD. DON,T BOTHER WITH ANY OTHERS ALBUMS THEIR WEAK. THIS ALBUM IS A BLOCKBUSTER ALL MEMBERS CRANKED IT OUT. HARD TO FOLLOW UP ON AN ALBUM OF THIS MAGNITUDE. IT WAS THEIR BEST.

CD: Joey Summer - Even the Saints Are Sinners
From: 707STAR Date: May 15, 2016 at 18:50
WHAT A GREAT ARTIST WITH GREAT MELODIES. BETTER GET THIS ONE. HAPPY CHILDREN IS QUITE A SURPRISE. THIS GUY HAS A TIGHT BAND. YES CAN,T WAIT FOR ANOTHER FANTASTIC CD. LOVE MY MELODIC ROCK. KEEP IT UP GUYS.

CD: Phantom 5 - Phantom 5
From: edukiki Date: May 15, 2016 at 16:41
Good melodic rock of this German band, musicians like Claus Lessman and Michael voss very good of course For me the number 2 álbum of the year at the moment, 1, The Defiants 2, Phantom 5

CD: Ted Poley - Beyond The Fade
From: 123charpenay Date: May 15, 2016 at 15:39
to my spanish friend edukiki.melodic rock give 96 to this cd.it s one more time a very big joke.!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CD: Ted Poley - Beyond The Fade
From: 123charpenay Date: May 15, 2016 at 15:32
it s very strange cause i m a big fan of danger danger.i love this band,but all the ted poley s solo s record s or all his different projects (melodica for example) never hooked me.here it s exactly the same situation.this realise is not bad.it s a great a o r album but not more.like always something miss for make an excellent record in the vein of danger danger.it s well produced ,well singing very easy to listen but.... one more time ted poley deliver an a o r very hollow (i m not sure of the english word but i think you understand)without emotion.one more time for me it s a deception even if i m very happy that frontiers records give chance to a brilliant artist like ted poley.

CD: Wigelius - Reinventions
From: hair metal again Date: May 15, 2016 at 1:22
excellent debut for WIGELIUS ,certainly into the WORK OF ART sound ,with amazing production and many remarkable songs!the problem with such bands of nowadays though is that they cant rock at the same time like older ones did and that s why always something s missing!"my cassandra","next to me","i reach out" are great songs and overall a nice addition to every collection

CD: The Defiants - The Defiants
From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 14, 2016 at 12:50
A good album of modern Melodic Hard Rock with a touch of AOR here and there...tracks 4,9,10,11(nice)& 12(poppy and catchy)...it's really pleasant to see these 4 "dangerous cowboys" playing here together.87/100

CD: Covered Call - Impact
From: 707STAR Date: May 14, 2016 at 0:08
SHOULD BE CALLED COVERED CALL II. GORAN EDMAN SINGS ON THIS ONE WHICH BY THE WAY IS ONE OF THE GREATEST SINGERS OF ALL TIME. ANOTHER GREAT SWEDISH ACT. THEIR FIRST CD IS A BLOCKBUSTER. THIS ONE IS PRETTY GOOD. HOPE TO HAVE ANOTHER ONE COMING.

CD: Coldspell - Frozen Paradise
From: 707STAR Date: May 13, 2016 at 23:59
YEAH FOLKS THESE GUYS ROCK YOUR ASS OFF. ANOTHER GREAT SWEDEISH BAND FULL OF ENERGY AND SOARING VOCALS AS WELL AS EVERYTHING ELSE. ALL OF THEIR MUSIC IS TIGHT. CAN,T WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE.

CD: Candlebox - Lucy
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 13, 2016 at 21:16
... mean? Hell, the Nixons used to be on this site at one time, but weere removed for some reason. (I even resubmitted them once but they didn't make the cut.) I guess it all points up the relative meaninglessness of labels, but I think it's a fair discussion. Is Matchbox 20 next?

CD: Candlebox - Lucy
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 13, 2016 at 21:13
Lucy was a very underwhelming follow-up to Candlebox's very successful first album. "Simple Lessons' was the first single, and while it's quite heavy by Candlebox standards (while using that slow, lurching beat they used so often--see "You" and "Mother's Dream" off the debut), but it just never stuck. There was no hook. The rest of the songs pretty much all follow suit, whether they're soft or heavy. And it has that same shitty production sound Kelly Gray puts on EVERYTHING he touches, whether it's Brother Cane or Nevermore. As an aside, I don't necessarily have a problem with Candlebox being on HH--after all, Blackboard Jungle is on here and they have some musical similarity to Candlebox although they looked glam. But I think it opens the door for a lot of mid-'90's alternative-rock bands that really have nothing to do with what I always thought HH stood for. If Candlebox is in, what about Sponge or Spacehog? Maybe Collective Soul or the Gin Blossoms are really AOR bands. Know what I

CD: Miss Behaviour - Double Agent
From: Harald Date: May 13, 2016 at 17:11
Fantastic album with lots of great songs and perfect production. You won`t even skip a song ...promised!!! Glad there are still bands out there that play AOR/MR (album orientated rock)with not just one or two good songs, it`s the whole album that counts!!! Buy it before it becomes a forgotten classic!!!

CD: Contraband - Contraband
From: 123charpenay Date: May 13, 2016 at 16:23
how a super group ,a real dream team like this can make a so bad record?for me it s a mystery.imagine you have the guitar hero mickael schencker (scorpions),the drummer of ratt,the bassist of vixen,tracii guns on guitar with mickael and the ice on the cake the fabulous singer of shark island mr richard black.result ......nothing. a very mediocre realize.it s a shame.all this exceptional musicians made this cd for what?they have loosing their time for nothing.the melodic rock fans who have buying this cd are totally despoil!!!!!!!!!!

CD: Raw Silk - Silk Under the Skin
From: 123charpenay Date: May 13, 2016 at 10:54
great greek band.the production is decent but could be better so this band sound a little amateur.only 8 songs ,it s a little just.raw silk play a great hard f m very oriented keyboards.tracks 1 and 3 are two top class hard f m songs.the rest is great ,except track 4 (an average song).now this greek import is a raritie.

CD: Renegade - Time To Choose
From: hair metal again Date: May 13, 2016 at 0:23
excellent debut for RENEGADE ,with their sound being somewhere between TREAT,GLORY,DA VINCI!manybig keys(some TOTO influences) and great guitar solos all around with all the songs being in a high level!"sweet angel","sweet ballerina","mine forever" and " you re my everything " are great songs!all fans of Scandi hard rock should buy this one

CD: Fate - V
From: 707STAR Date: May 12, 2016 at 23:23
YES THE SINGER RUINED THIS CD. THE MUSIC IS GREAT. WHAT A WASTE. HOW MUCH DOPE WAS USED FOR MAKING THIS ONE.

CD: Wilson - Right to Rise
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 12, 2016 at 22:32
Call it party grunge, if you want. Wilson sounds like what a bunch of today's frat boys think '80's rock sounded like without having actually heard much of it. The attitude is beer-swilling, ass-grabbing tomfoolery, but the actual sound is downtuned and muddy and just kinda "there." Let's face it, this music is made by and for a generation for whom Nickelback is as much a touchstone as Van Halen or Motley Crue. Weirdly, the band that keeps springing to mind as I listen is Soil, in the tone of the vocals and punchy but nondescript guitar style. It's okay, but not nearly as much fun as they want you to think. And man, that band name is bad. Is it a reference to the beach ball in "Castaway?"

CD: Four Horsemen - Daylight Again
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 12, 2016 at 22:15
This was recorded in 1992, but not released until a few years ago. Frank C. Starr once again nearly scuttled the band by going to jail for a year just when Nobody Said It Was Easy was making some headway, so Haggis and Dave Lizmi recorded this with a new lineup, most importantly a new singer. The result is much more southern-rock than NSIWE, and even Gettin' Pretty Good At Barely Gettin' By. I mean, this is far, far more Skynyrd/Black Crowes than AC/DC. Lots of lazy, lollygaggin' jams, with mildly-distorted guitars and greasy soloing. It's not bad, but not a lot of it stands out either, kinda like a whole album of "Tired Wings," 'I Need A Thrill" and "livin' These Blues," and there's absolutely nothing like "Let It Rock" or 'Lookin' For Trouble." It ends up being more mood music than anything else. A cool vibe, but not many memorable songs.

CD: Black Stone Cherry - Kentucky
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 12, 2016 at 17:51
I loved Magic Mountain, but I think this is a small step back. The songs here are a bit heavier, but not quite as catchy, and some of that post-grunge blandness creeps back in. The band plays with enough energy to disguise the general farm-tractor tempos, and the lyrics still tend toward Hallmark-card and bumper-sticker cliches. Good songs for me are "The Way Of The Future," "Soul Machine," "Hangman," "Cheaper To Drink Alone," "Feelin' Fuzzy" and the emotional acoustic ballad "The Rambler."

CD: Candlebox - Happy Pills
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 12, 2016 at 17:38
As I recall, their second album Lucy didn't do very well, and it was another three years before Candlebox came back with their third release. By the summer of '98, their brand of jangly, earnest alt-rock seemed a little beat. This was when metal was just starting to roar again, albeit in a vastly different form than we were all clamoring for. Candlebox were always a B-list band that happened to have a couple big hits, but five years later, their shelf-life was about up. As such, Happy Pills can be summed up in the title of its lead single and only hit, "It's Alright" (which did get a respectable amount of airplay). "10,000 Horses" also got a few spins out of respect for past hits, but makes a lousy leadoff track, and foreshadows just how mellow this disc really is. The rest of it is pretty forgettable, and the band seems to exhaust the formula. Nobody cared, man! They broke up sometime in early '99. Shannon Larkin played drums for about a month just before the split.

CD: Candlebox - Candlebox
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 12, 2016 at 17:25
"Far Behind" is actually one of my favorite mainstream rock songs of the entire decade of the '90's.

CD: Candlebox - Candlebox
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 12, 2016 at 17:24
I liked this disc a lot back in te day. To e, Candlebox never really embodied what grunge was about--their riffs weren't sludgy, the angst seemed a little more subtle, and the songs were very tuneful. The majority of these tracks flog the whole "soft verse, loud chorus" thing to death, and even the songs that are hard from the beginning are not all that hard. But the guitar lines are always interesting, and Kevin Martin had a strong voice and sense of melody. He reminded me of a non-southern Chris Robinson, of all people. His vocal trademark though was a way-yay-yay-yay-yay of stretching his words out in nearly every chorus. Never cared much for "You," but the other singles, "Change," "Far Behind" and "Cover Me" are all good, as are "No Sense," "He Calls Home" and the two-part bluesy/funky "Rain."

CD: Candlebox - Greatest Hits - The Best of Candlebox
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 12, 2016 at 17:15
I'm actually surprised to see these guys on HH, as at the time they were definitely alternative, if not exactly grunge. I would say their debut is all anyone needs from the band, but if you absolutely must have those (mostly very minor) hits from the second and third album, they're here, along with about half a dozen songs that weren't singles.

CD: Candlebox - Greatest Hits - The Best of Candlebox
From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 12, 2016 at 16:55
If you don't have anything of this act then this "Best Of" will do you fine ..."Far Behind" has been the band's best cut ever for sure and the one that put them on the spot back in the day...some other cool "grungy" tracks are 1,3,6,9,11,13,14 & 15...shamely the band has stayed very "far behind" in progress .86/100

CD: Hollywood Roses - Dopesnake
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 11, 2016 at 15:34
"Hell Yeah," "Last Cigarette" and "Suicide Is Much Too Slow" are my favorites.

CD: Hollywood Roses - Dopesnake
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 11, 2016 at 15:33
They might as well have called themselves the Hollywood Rejects, because these are all Sunset Strip Johnny-come-latelies. WAY lately. You got two Slower Pussycats, a Beautiful Creature, and some guy who was in some bands nobody outside L.A. ever heard of. Don't know who that singer is either. Then for "additional personnel," you get some people who were in the outer orbit of GnR--Hollywood Roses, get it? So obviously, they're going for that strung-out and starving, early Gunners feel. And this is good, raspy-voiced, sloppy-guitar, punk-attitude sleaze, and a far cry from the big Def Lep harmonies and unintentional comedy from Scandinavia. But Dopesnake sounds like a bunch of aging Rainbow Bar & Grill lifers and loafers trying to recreate a vibe from 20 years ago. DOn't get me wrong, they do a good job, but there's something a little too calculating about it. It almost feels like a solid retro-night tribute band decided to try writing some original tunes (notice the three covers).

CD: Norway - Night Dreams
From: hair metal again Date: May 11, 2016 at 6:09
pretty good debut for NORWAY and overall a nice little indie!good and not great or bad as stated above ,it will satisfy you with the clear commercial approach,the great vocals ,some hooks and all the songs are acceptable!"heartbeat","give you my love " and "bad boys" are the highlights of this Night Dreams

CD: Andi Deris And The Bad Bankers - Million Dollar Haircuts On Ten Cent Heads
From: 707STAR Date: May 10, 2016 at 22:16
THIS GUY SUCKS ASS. I,M GLAD HE LEFT PINK CREAM 69. DAVID READMAN BLOWS HIM AWAY. HE SHOULD QUIT THE MUSIC BUSINESS. PURE DISAPPOINTMENT HERE. SOUNDS LIKE THE DEVIL,S SON.

CD: Eclipse - Armageddonize (Deluxe Edition)
From: 707STAR Date: May 10, 2016 at 21:57
BREAK OUT THE HATS AND HOOTERS CAUSE THIS ONE ROCKS. ALL THE WAY FROM SWEDEN. THESE GUYS KICK ASS. GREAT MELODIC ROCK. THEIR OTHERS CD WHALE TOO. GREAT WORK GUYS.

CD: Crime - Hard Times
From: 707STAR Date: May 10, 2016 at 20:47
THIS IS A GREAT DEBUT ALBUM HERE. FULL OF GREAT MELODY AND AT TIMES ASS KICKIN. GERMAN MELODIC METAL WITH A TWIST. I REALLY LOVE THIS CD. THEIR FOLLOW UP CD SUCKS BEWARE. MAYBE THEY WERE IN JAIL.

CD: Laney's Legion - Laney's Legion
From: 707STAR Date: May 9, 2016 at 23:05
A FEW GOOD SONGS ON THIS MELODIC METAL CD. NOT TOO BAD OVERALL. SONGS KIND OF ALL RUN TOGETHER BUT THE GUITAR KEEPS YOU MOVING THROUGH IT.

CD: Cheap Trick - Bang Zoom Crazy....Hello
From: Doug Date: May 9, 2016 at 19:06
"No Direction Home" is a bonafide hit in my opinion. "Sing My Blues Away" and "The Sun Never Sets" are other personal favorites. Not a bad album for these guys in this stage of their careers.

CD: The Defiants - The Defiants
From: the rocker Date: May 9, 2016 at 18:30
Fantastic album and contender for album of the year so far.I loved the last DD album and this is just as good.Production is top notch and the songs are great. Love & Bullets, When The Lights Go down, Waiting On A Heartbreak, Take Me Back, Runaway, We All Fall Down, are my top picks. Can not recommend this enough!

CD: Treat - Ghost Of Graceland
From: the rocker Date: May 9, 2016 at 18:12
Great cd? Yes, a great follow up to the fantastic CDG? my opinion is no, as much as I do like it(and I do)it's not even close to greatness I feel CDG was/is. The Melodic/catchiness of CDG is set back a bit and is for of a rock album, which is ok but was hoping for more. this will still be top 5ish of the year for me. Inferno,I Don't Miss The Misery, Nonstop Madness, House On Fire, Do Your Own Stunts, Endangered are my top picks. Still highly recommend!!!

CD: The Defiants - The Defiants
From: Eric3 Date: May 9, 2016 at 17:29
Just awesome. Nice thick guitar tone, great melodies and a terrific vocal performance. What more could an AOR fan ask for? Through April, this is my melodic rock album of the year.

CD: Drive She Said - Pedal To The Metal
From: MysticHealer Date: May 9, 2016 at 16:17
fail to reach the heights of In R Blood and anything from the first couple of albums. The production isn't very good and doesn't flow from one song to the next. Fritsh's vocals are very strained also as they have been for a while now. Drive She Said were pretty awesome on their first couple of albums, the third album hinted at things to come and the follow on releases have unfortunately gone downhill. Don't know what else to say really apart from i am left really disappointed by Pedal To The Metal. I hoped it would be a return to greatness for this once awesome band but apart from the aforementioned In R Blood this is (and i don't like saying this) really not very good.

CD: Drive She Said - Pedal To The Metal
From: MysticHealer Date: May 9, 2016 at 16:06
Where do i start here? Ok i'll come straight to the point, this is NOT very good. This band released a monsterous and truly magnificent AOR debut back in the day but this pales in comparison. Too many whoahs and more whoahs going on for a start off. Opening song Touch is quite obviously attempting to be Don't you know what love is part 2 right down to the opening riff. It FAILS. The Title song is ok, i recall hearing this many times on the tours in the UK back in the day, think of the song Drivin Wheel and it's along those lines. The album actually does contain one DSS Classic in the song In R Blood. Driving keys are the order of the day here and this could easily slip in alongside either of the first 2 DSS releases, it's rather good. The album from then on plods along and doesn't really go anywhere. What they were thinking by the inclusion of I'm The Nyte and Lost In You is anyone's guess as they are pretty much dance tunes. Love will win in the end and Rain of fire try hard but

CD: Erika - Deaf, Dumb, Blonde
From: 123charpenay Date: May 9, 2016 at 13:32
i m a big fan of "cold winter night" and "in the arms of a stranger".these two records are two marvellous a o r record ,with super melodies and super choruses.here miss erika choose to play hard.this new realise is very oriented guitar.i ve absoluty nothing against.but the result is average.where are the inspiration,the fantastic songs of the two first records?track 3 "suckerpunch" is a hit ,an exceptional hard f m song.the others songs have their moment and the choruses are not extraordinary.for me this come back is a deception.

CD: Nordic Union - Nordic Union
From: Theroadstar Date: May 7, 2016 at 13:26
Fantastic, evocative, uplifting and my record of the year so far. So great that it's punchy, well produced and has all of those sing-a-long moments that are the reason I love this genre so much. "Falling" is surely going to be track of the year. Wonderful. When's the next album coming out?

CD: Galaxy - Galaxy
From: hair metal again Date: May 6, 2016 at 8:53
excellent release for GALAXY GROUP with a nice balance between keys and guitars and overall a passionate sound that will hook you !"sweet rossanna","we say goodbye" are great songs and overall a fine little indie

CD: Miss Behaviour - Double Agent
From: 707STAR Date: May 6, 2016 at 0:10
THESE GUYS JUST KEEP GETTING BETTER. THIS IS A PHENOMENAL CD WITH ABSOLUTE GENIUS PRODUCTION. I CAN,T BELIEVE THEIR NOT FAMOUS ALL OVER THE WORLD. MELODIC ROCK THAT PUTS YOU IN A GOOD MOOD WHILE THE WORLD GETS SCREWED BY THE MUSIC THAT MAKES YOU DEPRESSED. WHICH IS MOST OF THE MUSIC TODAY. I HOPE THIS BAND MAKES A KILLING ON THIS CD. THEY DESERVE IT. CAN,T WAIT FOR THEIR NEXT. I WISH THEM ALL THE BEST.

CD: Tributes - Little Guitars (Tribute to Van Halen)
From: hair metal again Date: May 4, 2016 at 10:37
sensational songs,musos & sound !VAN HALEN rocks and this will satisfy every self respected hard rocker

CD: Magnum - Into The Valley Of The Moonking
From: petermexico13 Date: May 3, 2016 at 19:48
Para mí este es otro buen disco de Magnum, aunque ya para estas alturas es notorio el paso de los años en la voz de Bob Catley, lo cual no tiene nada que ver con sus tablas a la hora de interpretar con esa voz madura. Cada canción refleja la madurez obtenida con el paso de los años. Si eres fan , seguro deberás tenerlos todos!

CD: Magnum - Wings Of Heaven
From: petermexico13 Date: May 3, 2016 at 17:18
Magnum es clase, maestría y dedicación, para cualquier seguidor del grupo estas 3 palabras definen cada uno de sus trabajos desde el principio hasta la actualidad, cualquier amante del rock sabe que puede adquirir cada uno de sus trabajos aún sin haberlos escuchado con anterioridad, Wings of Heaven para muchos su obra cumbre, define la calidad que hizo algún día por 1988, popular a este grupo que nos ha dejado decenas de canciones memorables. "Don´t Wake the Lion" " Days of No Trust" el excelente bonus track en la versión estadounidense "Maybe Tonight" "Different Worlds" " Wild Swan", no necesito decir más!!!

CD: Magnum - Vigilante
From: petermexico13 Date: May 3, 2016 at 17:03
Tony Clarkin demuestra su valía como compositor, y Bob Catley en su mejor época, sin duda los trabajos de este grupo de finales de los ochenta y principios de los 90 son los que les dieron más notoriedad. Uno de los secretos mejor guardados de Inglattera!

CD: Magnum - On a Storyteller's Night
From: petermexico13 Date: May 3, 2016 at 16:43
Sin duda una pieza de arte dentro del Rock Británico, y junto con el Wings of Heaven su obra maestra, para mí significa el principio de mi historia con

CD: Magnum - Kingdom Of Madness
From: petermexico13 Date: May 3, 2016 at 15:55
A good introduction for one of the best bands from UK, Magnum always shows quality over quantity, the improved 2 cd versión is great, playing different styles. Maybe it requires 2 ó spins. Magnum has sido uno de mis grupos favoritos desde que los conocí allá por 1986, desde entonces he buscado adquirir todo su catálogo y jamás me ha decepcionado. Sin duda este es un grupo que disfruta el hacer las cosas con calidad y a su manera, No muy conocidos fuera de Europa pero seguro tienen muy fieles seguidores. Desde México un gran saludo a Magnum y siguiéndolos desde hace 30 años.

CD: Garrison - The Demo Recordings
From: hair metal again Date: May 3, 2016 at 3:29
sensational band,songs & release!all die hard fans of the genre will realize that this was a fantastic hair metal act from Scotland and overall a crime that wasnt released back in the day!hard rock perfection all the way

CD: 21 Guns - Salute
From: JONBONPIGO Date: May 2, 2016 at 21:03
Standout Track "Knee Deep"...I Highly Recommend to any Hair/Hard Rock Fan...the rest of the songs...are more Journey/Genesis vibe...WHOM I LOVE BY THE WAY...But they are like long lost B-Sides or some such...You might find a Diamond in the Ruff...So if you take anything out of my review...LISTEN TO "KNEE DEEP"

CD: 2 Die 4 - 2 Die 4
From: JONBONPIGO Date: May 2, 2016 at 19:55
Standout Tune is "You Got What It Takes" I find this Top Notch!!....Best of the Rest are "Green With Envy".."How Can You Believe in Love?" & "Emotional Earthquake" Other than the aforementioned "You Got What It Takes" nothing really sticks out as overly memorable...and nothing really sticks out as utterly disposable... You can find all the tunes on YouTube...give a listen for yourselves...ROCK ON!!!

CD: Magnum - The Visitation
From: petermexico13 Date: May 2, 2016 at 19:50
Another great work! Magnum is a great underrated band, never dissapoints, Una de mis bandas favoritas, no voy a decir que es su mejor trabajo pero siempre nos ofrecen calidad y valía en sus composiciones, ya quisieran muchas bandas tener esta calidad después de casi 40 años, en la línea de sus últimos trabajos y como los buenos vinos, ms favoritos son los primero 3 temas, así como Spin like a Wheel y midnight kings. Un placer siempre escuchar cada nuevo trabajo! Gracias Magnum!!

CD: Satanic Rites - No Use Crying
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 2, 2016 at 10:16
As the sayin' goes, it can be easily reversed: "Just because you believe it doesn't make it true."

CD: Satanic Rites - No Use Crying
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 2, 2016 at 10:14
No question this band's name is a total misnomer. As for bands "practicing what they preach," some do, some don't. Some do it for shock value--particularly in the '80's when it was actually shocking. A band like Watain tries their best to shock in the new millennium, but it's only truly frightening if you're already scared, so to speak. If not, it's just more comicc-book silliness, only with animal blood. As for your quotes, I feel like I'm chatting with Bob Larson circa 1985.

CD: Satanic Rites - No Use Crying
From: MetalllianStallion Date: May 2, 2016 at 7:56
ANGUS YOUNG, lead guitarist for AC-DC, admitted that something takes control of the band during their concerts: “...it’s like I’m on automatic pilot. By the time we’re halfway through the first number someone else is steering me. I’m just along for the ride. I become possessed when I get on stage” (Hit Parader, July 1985, p. 60). “I really wish I knew why I’ve done some of the things I’ve done over the years. I don’t know if I’m a medium for some outside source. Whatever it is, frankly, I hope it’s not what I think it is—Satan” (OZZY OSBOURNE, Hit Parader, February 1978, p. 24). Glen Tipton of JUDAS PRIEST says, “I just go crazy when I go onstage … it’s like someone else takes over my body” (Hit Parader, Fall 1984, p. 6). Check out the book " The Illuminati in Hollywood" shows exactly how Hollywood uses celebrities and entertainment as a powerful propaganda tool to shape our culture, attitudes, behaviors, and to promote corrupt government policies and programs.

CD: Satanic Rites - No Use Crying
From: MetalllianStallion Date: May 2, 2016 at 7:45
Doghouse, my keyboards reference was to the style of music this band plays as with such a over the top band name it's all bark, no bite. Exhibit A: playlist samples.. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/satanicrites2 I'm sure you would agree that you will find a abundance of "Satan/devil references in song titles/lyrics on Brutal Metal compared to HH. According to memory I think you hang with atheist/agnostic beliefs. But I'm sure you would agree that alot of these death/Satanic metal bands practice what they preach, as the sayin' goes "just because you don't believe in something, doesn't mean that it doesn't exist". I think Satan leans toward the Organ as the preferred 666 instrument of choice playing Enochian Keys. Does the devil write the best songs? Ezekiel 28:13 hints that Satan was involved with music in Heaven. Many musicians have spoke of experiences of being possessed on stage during a performance (see other post for quotes).

CD: Vinnie Vincent - Vinnie Vincent Invasion
From: Axe Slinger Date: May 1, 2016 at 6:48
Nearly everything DR said; I feel too. However, I loved this freaking disc in '85 and my buddies and I would leave the school parking lot ripping "Boyz Are Gonna Rock" and "Shoot You Full of Love" nearly everyday. I know it's a 30 year debate but Mark Slaughter did a recent interview and confirmed that Vinnie did NOT slow anything down in the recording process. He was a dick and they chopped takes but nothing was ever slowed. I still listen to this once every couple of years.

CD: FM - Metropolis
From: 123charpenay Date: May 1, 2016 at 4:29
not their best record.this cd have not the level of "tough it out" and "heroes and vilains".we have several fillers track 2 a poor a o r song without interest and emotion,track 4 a hard rocking song the end of this song is really bad,track 11 a poor bluesy ballad track 13 a slow and long(too long)song and track 14 ,the japan bonus track a very average a o r song.nevertheless the others nine song are excellent.track 5 is a short but beautiful instrumental,tracks 3.6.8 and 12 are top class a o r songs,tracks 7.9 and 10 are really excellent.for make short i recommand this cd cause the good is superior to the bad.

CD: Vinnie Vincent - Vinnie Vincent Invasion
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: April 30, 2016 at 21:33
The second most out-fucking-rageous glam-metal album of the '80's (I just gave you the hands-down winner if you're paying attention). Everything about this disc is just so overblown, from the impossibly booming drums (even by '80's standards--they had to work extremely hard to get that sound, too), to the maniacal shrieking of an ex-Journey singer (who knew he had it in him?) to the former Kiss Pharaoh's utterly insane guitar-playing. The songs themselves epitomize excess in every way too, largely dispensing with innuendo and glorying in their complete brainlessness. It's the kind of music that can only be equated with angry neighbors screaming through the walls and the police banging on the door--not that you can hear them over this racket. Sure, Vinnie's a shredder, but at the end of "Animal," he makes shredding sound as stupid as humanly possible.

CD: Faith and Desire - Heavy Mellow
From: Marcel Torres Date: April 30, 2016 at 9:41
If you expect what you heard in the previous one, forget it. Forget the eletric guitars and the exciting musichianship. Not really really bad, but nothing extraordinary as well. Not even close to be honest. This is only for you who likes quiet and acoustics songs. If this is not your case, avoid it.

CD: Shiraz Lane - For Crying Out Loud
From: dudemetal Date: April 29, 2016 at 22:11
I really like the music but the singer's voice just kinda kills it for me...

CD: Y and T - Contagious
From: Doug Date: April 29, 2016 at 18:23
For me, their best album.

CD: Y and T - Contagious
From: 123charpenay Date: April 29, 2016 at 16:46
i can add to be very honest that tracks 4 and 10 are some fillers.but the rest is top class american hard rock with exceptional choruses .you ll sing these super choruses under your shower.

CD: Find Me - Dark Angel
From: Doug Date: April 29, 2016 at 15:29
Just picked this up, with every spin am enjoying it more. "Forever" is so far my favorite tune.

CD: Steel Panther - Live From Lexxi's Mom's Garage
From: Doug Date: April 29, 2016 at 11:41
I think these guys as musicians stand up to anyone, Starr and Satchel in particular, but I continue to struggle with their "schtick." Listening to this album it's just so hard getting into it - if they are not going to be serious why should we, sort of feeling...

CD: Human Temple - Insomnia
From: 123charpenay Date: April 28, 2016 at 13:57
i can add to be very honest that this jewel is far better than crystal blue "detour".their best realise so far.

CD: Mallet - Everybody Needs Somebody
From: hair metal again Date: April 28, 2016 at 8:54
excellent debut for MALLET and one of the best indies out of the German scene!guitar driven commercial hard rock music with pretty good songs and an easy attitude all over!"mr boogie","everybody needs somebody" and "strangers in the night" are the highlights of this highly recommended one

CD: Satanic Rites - No Use Crying
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: April 28, 2016 at 7:53
Stallion, you and I may have deep theological differences, but one thing i truly believe is that Satan most definitely plays keyboards. Talk about "instruments of the devil"--they're one of his favorites!

CD: Steel Panther - Live From Lexxi's Mom's Garage
From: MetalllianStallion Date: April 28, 2016 at 7:47
Have their fans been demanding acoustic Panther? "The Burden of Being Wonderful" even has a musical ensemble (string instruments, i.e., violins, violas, cellos) of chicks. Instead of the line "we're big in Japan", in Panther's case it would be Australia as Ausi's must love potty mouth humor as their last album charted at #2 while it went LEAD in the states. But first let's address the elephant in the room. I'm referring to the album cover of Miss cherry pie herself (Bobbi Brown) which you probably don't recognize after 25 years of bad desert road/meth. Rocker chicks aging badly is nothing new, as unless she's getting Warrant royalties from former husband Jani Lane her other source of income is milking out cheesy bio's about her days on the strip. Steel Panther - "The Burden of Being Wonderful" (from 'Live from Lexxi's Mom's Garage') https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJxEFNBuPqs Rocker groupies aren't what they use to be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAKgMdsacnc

CD: Guns N' Roses - Live Era '87 - '93
From: MetalllianStallion Date: April 28, 2016 at 6:14
G N R Live Era (2016) with 3/5 of the original band arrived out here in LA LA land a couple weeks ago at Coachella which I wouldn't be caught dead at. It's primarily full of hipsters/trendies as this festival used to cater to indie rock/pop bands but now they throw in a few rockers occasionally,tickets $300-400. I found it hilarious that since G N R was reportedly getting 8 million per show that Axl said the show must go on as "GIMPS N ROSES" - Rose Has Fallen (And Can't Get Up).Rose managed to make it all the way to the first night of the U.S. reunion tour before his frail, bloated bod gave in, resulting in a broken foot. Rose was gifted a Game of Thrones Iron Throne by Dave Grohl, who gimped out the rest of a Foo Fighters’ tour last year. Rose is supposed to be joining AC/DC as their replacement lead singer to finish out their U.S tour following the GnR dates. Some say his voice was much better because Axl didn't move the entire show from his wheel chair LMAO. Where's IZZY?

CD: Guns N' Roses - Live Era '87 - '93
From: MetalllianStallion Date: April 28, 2016 at 6:12
G N R Live Era (2016) with 3/5 of the original band arrived out here in LA LA land a couple weeks ago at Coachella which I wouldn't be caught dead at. It's primarily full of hipsters/trendies as this festival used to cater to indie rock/pop bands but now they throw in a few rockers occasionally,tickets $300-400. I found it hilarious that since G N R was reportedly getting 8 million per show that Axl said the show must go on as "GIMPS N ROSES" - Rose Has Fallen (And Can't Get Up).Rose managed to make it all the way to the first night of their U.S. reunion tour before his frail, bloated bod gave in, resulting in a broken foot. Rose was gifted a Game of Thrones Iron Throne by Dave Grohl, who gimped out the rest of a Foo Fighters’ tour last year. Rose is supposed to joining AC/DC as their replacement lead singer to finish out their U.S tour following the GnR dates. Some say his voice was much better because Axl didn't move the entire show from his wheel chair LMAO Where's IZZY?

CD: Satanic Rites - No Use Crying
From: MetalllianStallion Date: April 28, 2016 at 5:50
New genre for this band: "Mediocre Metal", as the label Cult Metal Classics should be shot for this band's promotion/categorization. Total mismatch band name/album cover(SATAN doesn't use KEYBOARDS). This is a chick fronted hard rock/AORish band as is their previous release "Which Way The Wind Blows" (1985). Forgettable stuff that the reaper needs to re-bury.

CD: Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous
From: petermexico13 Date: April 27, 2016 at 19:48
One of the best Rock albums of all time!. This is a masterpiece for any hard rock fan. La experiencia de escuchar a Thin Lizzy en vivo en su mejor época, es uno de esos discos que no te puedes perder!

CD: Thin Lizzy - Renegade
From: petermexico13 Date: April 27, 2016 at 19:37
Thin Lizzy rules! Another great álbum!, We miss Phil, one of the real true Heroes! Renegade refleja la música de Thin Lizzy buscando adaptarse a la nueva década sin perder sus raíces, "Hollywood" y "Angel of Death" son tal vez sus mejores canciones, pero como en cualquier otro álbum de esta banda la coherencia y la buena hechura de las canciones está presente a todo lo largo y ancho del disco. Cuánta falta nos haces Phil!, tu música seguirá siendo recordada y venerada por generaciones.

CD: The Georgia Satellites - Georgia Satellites
From: Evil Rick Date: April 27, 2016 at 18:07
Battleship Chains and Golden Light are the winners on here for me

CD: Bulletboys - Freakshow
From: CC Date: April 27, 2016 at 7:25
It may seem strange to some, but I will always say this is my favourite BB album, with Za Za coming in second. The debut had some great songs on it, but overall it was far too generic. On this one though they took far more risks with songs that were a little more unique. Yes they still had that VH vibe, but songs like THC Groove and Hell yeah took a totally different track, and for me are two of their best songs. Not as party hearty as Smooth up in ya, but have a cool as fuck groove to them.

CD: REO Speedwagon - Good Trouble
From: hair metal again Date: April 27, 2016 at 5:47
excellent release by REO SPEEDWAGON and probably their best in my book!more guitar oriented and for me the highlight is mr Richrath that shines in this one!a must have for everyone

CD: Faith and Desire - Faith and Desire
From: Marcel Torres Date: April 27, 2016 at 0:28
I honestly couldn't understand the negative comments here. For me that's the exactly way that a Funky/Groove Hard Rock has to be. I dindn't find any real filler in this one. All I could hear was a very rich musichianship, an energetic dancing rythm section, a refined musical technique by all members, and a natural, strong and spontaneous vocals (the greatest highlight here! Gary Gillespie is undoubtedly a great singer). And all of it in a very clean and excellent production. Don't expect necessarily catch chorus or crisp ballads. That's not the point here. This album gets you by all the others adjectives I have listed above. No mistakes in any song. Trust, this is fucking good album!

CD: The Treatment - Generation Me
From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 26, 2016 at 19:25
Decent and catchy modern Hard Rock album...tracks 5(with a little bit an AOR flavour),6,7,9 & 12(probably the real highlight of the album and which is a cover of a band called Hurricane Party)are the ones for me...82/100

CD: Hybrid Ice - No Rules
From: 123charpenay Date: April 26, 2016 at 13:19
i can add that track 5 "secret dreams" is present on 7800° farenheit,the second bon jovi realise.

CD: Hybrid Ice - No Rules
From: 123charpenay Date: April 26, 2016 at 13:18
the drawing on the front cover is horrible ,limit ridiculous.it s the lone weak point of this masterpiece.in the start of the ninethies,i ve read in "rock time" french magazine,that this record was one of the best a o r indie realise ever,but they says that this cd was a real raritie very very hard to find in france.almost impossible.one day ,miracle i ve find it in a little used cd shop in lyon.the price was expensive ,150 francs(22 euro now)but it s a crime to miss this jewel.in this time ,no internet it was impossible to listen this cd before buying.the lone very small chance to catch this cd was to go in paris ,on champs elysées ,at the virgin megastore.but i m living in lyon at 500 kms to paris.so i take the risk to put 22 euro on a used cd that i ve never listen one minute of music.i ve never regret my choice.each song of this fantastic realise is a monument.the production and the sound are clear like crystal water.the two singers are different but no trouble they are excellent!!

CD: If Only - No Bed of Roses
From: 123charpenay Date: April 26, 2016 at 12:59
maybe the best female fronted aor record ever!!!!!!!!exceptional!!!!!!

CD: Lita Ford - Greatest Hits
From: CC Date: April 23, 2016 at 19:03
This was a strange, but welcome compilation released not long after "The best of". Where as best of got a world wide release, Greatest hits was only for the American market. While over all her biggest hits all appeared on best of, this one had three of those songs (Kiss me deadly was one of them obviously), and a bunch of other album tracks rather than singles. Unsurprisingly due to record labels being different, there was nothing either of them from the first two albums, just Lita onwards. What makes this a more interesting compilation as well, is that it actually got an unreleased track added to it, albeit a cover song. When so many compilations end up with the same track listing, it was good to see two compilations with vastly different songs on them.

CD: Treat - Ghost Of Graceland
From: edukiki Date: April 23, 2016 at 4:26
jajajjaj, hello 123charpenay, not french, i am spanish, since 42 years old jajaja, thank you

CD: Ted Poley - Smile
From: edukiki Date: April 23, 2016 at 4:12
Buen álbum pero, la verdad que Ted poley todo lo que ha publicado fuera de Danger Danger es bastante flojo, le falta fuerza, garra y bastantes mejores canciones, supongo que por supuesto será una cuestión de músicos y sobre todo compositores, y en Danger Danger pues los hay de nivel

CD: The Defiants - The Defiants
From: Axe Slinger Date: April 22, 2016 at 18:39
Just like Treat, this is a very good disc for 2016. While To ME, Treat's "Ghost of Graceland" is better however The Defiant's has a lot to like. There is a lot of familiar Danger Danger mixed with Paul Laine's solo music here. I do prefer the sound of Rob Marcello's guitar as it has so much punch to it. Some of the music is a little more simplistic but still fun and full of harmonies and melodies. Tracks 6,7, and 8 pull down the disc a bit but still pretty good. I believe both will be top 5 for a lot of people in 2016. 9.2 / 10

CD: Treat - Ghost Of Graceland
From: 123charpenay Date: April 22, 2016 at 16:44
hello edukiki my friend.yes marks on melodic rock are very fancy full.i ve not the pretention to be a god in marks about melodic rock but offer 99 and 98 to treat and the defiants it s the summum of the demoralize.your name sound a little french?i m curious where do you come from?good week end from the best wine and the best cheese and the best bread of the world.

CD: Chris Ousey - Dream Machine
From: juan carlos Date: April 22, 2016 at 14:49
Good Melodic Rock album, just that for me, BTW I must say that I'm not a big fan of Ousey's voice. Some good moments of tracks like "Gone Long Gone" or "Tearing it all Down" which are my favourite songs, some good solos from the great Tommy Denander. "Flesh on the bone" is the groovy bonus track, just ok song, anyway Good album. 80/100

CD: Blood Red Saints - Speedway
From: hair metal again Date: April 22, 2016 at 2:08
impressive debut for BLOOD RED SAINTS with their sound being def into the FM territory and i can hear some DEF LEEPARD X era influences too!many great songs and hooks and a lot of heart into the music!"it feels a lot like love","best of me","the best thing",'better days " are superb songs!didnt expect it to be so good!

CD: Treat - Ghost Of Graceland
From: edukiki Date: April 21, 2016 at 16:30
yes 123 charpenay, melodic rock site, reviews it depends on the tastes of the moderator, not of quality of disc The Defiants is better tan Treat record,totally Harem Scarem last 10 albums put reviex 100 in all disc, in my opinión none of the last ten disc of harem scarem worth more tan 85, is a second league group, but it mast be that he likes

CD: Treat - Ghost Of Graceland
From: 123charpenay Date: April 21, 2016 at 13:46
yes edukiki i see the mark of 99 for treat and 98 for the defiants on the melodic rock site.it s a joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CD: Inglorious - Inglorious
From: hair metal again Date: April 21, 2016 at 5:19
ok debut by INGLORIOUS with excellent musicianship and production ,but the songs could be a lot better ,as i cant find any big songs and i can see some fillers!their sound is somewhere between an updated DEEP PURPLE and WHITESNAKE and i believe that they must be better live than in studio!"high flying gypsy","girl got a gun " and "wake" are the best moments!waiting for their 2nd one

CD: Treat - Ghost Of Graceland
From: edukiki Date: April 21, 2016 at 3:51
I am totally agree with 123charpenay, álbum without craw and soul, melodic rock administrator review 99, this guy has to go to comittee with frontiers records, all the albums the score Wells above its level

CD: Harem Scarem - Thirteen
From: edukiki Date: April 21, 2016 at 3:40
Another bad álbum of harem scarem, and as they go about ten With groups like TREAT, DANGER DANGER, H.E.A.T , W.E.T , HOUSE OF LORDS , HARDLINE, the authentic melodic rock dominators, Harem Scarem is a GROUP OF SECOND DIVISION 1.i think this group don`t have inspiration to compose 2.Or This group not taken his time between records to compose good tracks. Whick makes me thing that this group only interested released albums, independently quality thereof

CD: 38 Special - Flashback
From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 20, 2016 at 15:52
A decent compilation but not that exciting(i think that the selection of songs was not the correct one as they left better ones out)..."Like No Other Night" is a killer Southern AOR song by all means and by far the best in here(and one of my all time faves of the act)...tracks 2,4,9,11 & 14 are another fine pieces of music...and from the live EP(i own this Record on vinyl)i take tracks 10 & 13...85/100

CD: Treat - Ghost Of Graceland
From: 123charpenay Date: April 20, 2016 at 13:46
i m fan of this band since the eighties,and i was under the charm about "coup de grace" ,their last exceptional record ;what fantastic come back.of course i was very excited about the fact that they offer us a new record.like for the defiants ,finally it s a deception."ghost of graceland" don t hooked me.this new record have not the spark of class of "coup de grace".not a bad record ,an ok realise,consistant and very decent but ...not more.

CD: The Defiants - The Defiants
From: 123charpenay Date: April 20, 2016 at 13:37
i m totally agree with swedish rocker.i was very impress and excited when i had listening the advance of "love and bullets" and "when the lights go down".these two songs are really excellent.i admit honestly that i m disapointed about the other songs of this album.the rest of the cd is great ,no more.nothing special ,nothing extraordinary.the other songs don t hooked me specialy.the recipe here is a good production,a very great singer and some brilliant musicians,but they forget the main ingrediant :some super songs!!!!!!!!!!

CD: Stage Dolls - Commandos
From: MelodicMetal4Ever Date: April 20, 2016 at 12:13
I realize that a LOT of time has passed but if someone is still looking for the Commandos" Cd there are a FEW right now on e-bay. Maybe its their re-issue. Keep It Rockin' And Long Live Metal!

CD: The Defiants - The Defiants
From: Swedish Rocker Date: April 20, 2016 at 11:35
Meh. Another highly disappointing album. It starts promising, with Love and Bullets and When the Lights Go Down, but after that almost everything is just too soft and boring. Hoping for something similar to Danger Danger's Cockroach album was probably a mistake.

CD: The Defiants - The Defiants
From: edukiki Date: April 20, 2016 at 8:46
Autenticos dominadores del rock melódico estos músicos, o mejor llamados o conocidos como DANGER DANGER, todos sus discos excepto DAWN (época grunge), soy autenticas obras de arte, son los dominadores totalmente del genero desde el año 1989 hasta este 2016 Con discazos muy variados en cuanto a sonido y musicalmente hablando, y eso sol se consigue con músicos de primer nivel BRUNO RAVEL(autentico líder del grupo) PAUL LAINE (la voz personificada, que cantante) ANDY TIMMONS (que decir de este guitarrista de los mejores del mundo, según una revista japonesa especializada en guitarristas) ROB MARCELLO (otro magnifico guitarrista ) TED POLEY (cantante con una voz perfecta para este género)

CD: Market Field - Progress
From: Leykis101 Date: April 20, 2016 at 8:40
does anybody actually really have this disc? or was someone just really eager to get it put up because its been on ebay for nauseating amounts of money, yet nobodys seems to even know what it is, sorry, to fuck people in the ass on price, you at least gotta have some people who have heard the fucking thing, I mean whoever submitted it couldnt even come up with the band members, which tells me more then likely, they dont have the disc, unless the off chance the band names arent in it, for that price they better have names, and lyrics! sorry, theres just nothing anywhere about this disc, especially to justify the price, just being rare doesnt mean your ever going to unload it for triple digits, someone, whoever owns this, needs to post some samples, or some shit on youtube, so we hear the mystery rip off disc, pay 4 bills to find out it fucking blows, fuck that, somebody whos heard this fucker say a few words, please!!

CD: Trixter - Human Era
From: hair metal again Date: April 20, 2016 at 5:24
very good release by TRIXTER ,a band that always had the talent of writing catchy,commercial hard rock tunes and satisfying the fans!many good moments like "midnight in your eyes",'rocking to the edge of the night" and "soul of a lovin man"!been with them since day 1 and it feels good still being together after so many years

CD: Four Horsemen - Four Horsemen
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: April 19, 2016 at 22:25
Cool little EP, with flashes of the dirty genius to come. It feels a little like a demo, though. "Highschool Rock N'Roller" is very similar to "Welfare Boogie," right down to the pregnant pauses, so that's half the disc right there.

CD: Four Horsemen - Nobody Said It Was Easy
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: April 19, 2016 at 22:17
... about a chick he knows he shouldn't miss, and ends the affair hungover, blue and just praying for something to make him feel better. Rowdy enough to please the party monsters, yet comfortable enough to slip into light-to-medium rotation on rock radio. Loud enough to enrage the whole block, but tuneful enough to sing along. What a fuckin' gem of a record!

CD: Four Horsemen - Nobody Said It Was Easy
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: April 19, 2016 at 22:13
In a way, you would almost think Dana Strum produced this thing, because much like Stick It To Ya, as welll as the Kik Tracee and Sister Whiskey albums he did, the songs run one right into the next with little or no pause, and the landscape is littered with sound effects. People whoop and clap at the end of the title track. The band unceremoniously drop their instruments after "Wanted Man." "Moonshine" has a shotgun blast, sirens, and a helicopter as well as other less identifiable noise, and Frank C. singing through the phone from jail (don't know if that rumor's true, but I hope it is). Nobody Said It Was Easy is in my short list of all-time greats, and like the first junkyard disc, a spiritual first cousin, occupies a permanent place on my phone. Frank goes from singing world-weary hard-luck truth on the title track, to screaming about the glorious rock 'n' roll life, praises fresh country air, looks for trouble (along with a piece of ass and a cheeseburger), croons plaintively abou

CD: Blue Oyster Cult - Extraterrestrial Live
From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 19, 2016 at 13:23
Lovely live release!!!...a legend of a band that i had the chance of seing live in late 80's ...tracks 6,7(great The Doors cover),10,11,12 & 13 are fantastic songs...recommended album eyes closed...87/100

CD: Knock Out Kaine - Cruel Britannia
From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 19, 2016 at 13:09
A cool EP by this modern Hard Rock act which i quite like it..."Copperhead Road" this Steve Earl cover is the one i liked the most because they made it sound like an Aerosmith one ..."Cruel Britannia" & "Love the Way You Hate" are also good catchy cuts...nothing to really jump outta bed but at least enjoyable which is what it really counts.70/100

CD: Dio - Anthology Volume Two
From: i****i Date: April 19, 2016 at 8:41
R.I.P.

CD: Lita Ford - Time Capsule
From: CC Date: April 19, 2016 at 5:04
Supposedly a collection of previously unreleased tracks, but tracks 2 to 5 have all been released before, with the first three all being from the Black album and track 5 being from the Edgeplay soundtrack. I have not really played them back to back, so cannot say for sure whether they are different recordings though (cannot remember if Where will I find my heart, was a duet before, but it is now). All that said, being "unreleased" songs, this album does have a classic Lita sound for sure, but unsurprisingly, nothing on here screams classic. Certainly a worthy addition to her catalogue but would have been better if it had not included those 4 songs that were released in the past.

CD: Last In Line - Heavy Crown
From: hair metal again Date: April 19, 2016 at 4:50
pretty good debut for LAST IN LINE with great vocal work by Freeman and decent musicianship by the rest of this all star band!Viv performs well and shows he s capable of providing good riffs except superb solos!the songs are remarkable and def in a more updated DIO vibe!"devil in me","starmaker","blame it on me" and "heavy crown " are the highlights !good stuff

CD: Blackfoot - Rick Medlocke and Blackfoot
From: 123charpenay Date: April 18, 2016 at 13:14
hum totally different from blackfoot.rick medlocke have always his superb voice,the production is excellent with a very clear sound.tracks 1 ,2 and 7 are excellent ,yes....but the other songs are very very average.the seven others songs don t hooked me at all,even if i m open mind and i have absoluty nothing when southern rockers plays a o r.but these songs are really too weak!!!!!

CD: The Defiants - The Defiants
From: edukiki Date: April 18, 2016 at 6:00
My Review 9,9

CD: The Defiants - The Defiants
From: edukiki Date: April 18, 2016 at 5:58
Album perfecto de rock melódico, creo que va a ser lo mejor de el año 2016, tres genios juntos, Paul Laine, Bruno Ravel, Rob Marcello (When Lights Goes Down) canción matadora, Waiting In A Heartbreak , impresionante Save me Tonight impecable balada, creo que es un álbum sin ninguna canción floja, totalmente recomendable

 

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