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CD: David A Saylor - Built 2 Fight
From: MysticHealer Date: May 29, 2015 at 16:31
Semi ballad 'This Is It' is next up with it's classic sounding keys and power chorus and superb guitar work courtesy of David Mark Pearce. 'Alibi' is another absolute killer AOR rocker and proves that Saylor really is one of the finest singers in the genre. The guy can sing any kind of tune (check his covers on YouTube for further proof) and has a tone that most singers would dearly love to have. Once again the keyboards are flowing and the backing vocals are to die for. Everything an AOR fan would want in a number. Once again ex Push UK band mates have been on hand with Built 2 Fight and the production is the best yet of all of his 4 solo outings. Again, this cd is strictly limited to 500 copies so you need to be quick. What i will say is that David Saylor should be a name that every melodic rock/AOR fan should be very aware of and if you have'nt heard any of his cd's i suggest you track them down (all of them) and most definately this newbie. You absolutely can not go wrong. Buy Buy.

CD: David A Saylor - Built 2 Fight
From: MysticHealer Date: May 29, 2015 at 16:30
David A Saylor is back. With his 4th solo release in 3 years (and this one has been delayed too) Mr Saylor certainly doesn't hang about when writing and releasing new material. The thing about a David Saylor release is you can almost guarantee it will contain quality songs, and this one is certainly no different. The slightly different thing about this one is it definately more rocking. The title song is a really cool and rocking AOR number with a cracking chorus and great vocals to boot. If you want a really great chorus look no further. The ballad 'The time is now' once again features a great vocal and harmonies galore. 'Way Down The Line' has an FM feel which is no bad thing and is another song that moves along at a brisk pace. 'No Fear' is a stunning AOR rocker featuring heavily on driving keyboards and a chugging guitar riff and really cool harmonies once more. Isn't this how AOR should sound?

CD: Shark Island - S'Cool Bus
From: 123charpenay Date: May 29, 2015 at 12:10
who knows where i can find this realise in cd s?

CD: House of Lords - Indestructible
From: 123charpenay Date: May 29, 2015 at 12:07
hi metallian.i love your i m not a roadie of h l,i live in france and have a regular job.yes you re right my mini review come from the sample tracks and the videos on you tube and melodic rock.of course i m not a god but i ve a long expetrience in melodic rock.i listen this fabulous music since 1973 (i was 13).my first fav bands was slade,the sweet and of course deep purple.sometimes i need to hear many spins for having an idea about a for the new h l no.this record sounds excatly like "precious metal".not my cup of tea. nevertheless of course i stay a big fan of house of lords.maybe andi is a house of lords s roadie..............................

CD: Shark Island - Gathering Of The Faithful
From: 123charpenay Date: May 29, 2015 at 11:47
agree with others comments.this record have nothin in common with the extraordinary "law of the order".i know two songs "go west "and "down to the ground" cause in 1993 a friend in paris had given me a cd r of demo s of unrealised tracks of "law of the order".the sound was rotten but these songs was excellent and sound hard in the vein of "law of the order".here they sound a little different but stay the best songs of this record with track 9 "heaven".the advantage of this record is that the production is far better than on "law of the order" and this time we can hear to bass guitar of chris heilmann.i can add that track 1 is a cool beautiful song, track 10 a sumptuous ballad, but the others songs......are very laborious.too too soft for me and absoluty not catchy.what a big deception!!!i ll not give a mark to this album cause if i do that my mark will be bad , i ve too much respect for this exceptional band.

CD: Jones Street - Dancin' With the Devil
From: hair metal again Date: May 29, 2015 at 9:58
excellent hair metal release by JONES STREET with recordings being somewhere around 91-95!their sound is a blend of JOHNNY CRASH,SVEN GALI and MC QUEEN STREET and the quality is almost equal with these bands!superb guitar riffs &solos ,howling vocals and big songs in this essential release!

CD: Poison - Flesh and Blood
From: edwithmj Date: May 29, 2015 at 8:57
Of Poison's first three albums, this is my least favourite - there's just too much filler with Strange Days Of Uncle Jack, Something To Believe In (one of the dullest ballads I've heard; almost as bad as Britny Fox's Save the Weak and Slaughter's Fly to the Angels), Don't Give Up An Inch and Swampjuice (Soul-O) being the worst offenders. Of the rest, there are few "stand-out" tracks: Sacrifice, Let It Play, Life Goes On (decent enough ballad), Come Hell Or High Water and Ride The Wind (decent but far from their best). Unskinny Bop is dreadful, yes, but I don't find it skippable at all as it has some decent guitars in it. Poison were one of the first glam bands I ever listened to regularly but they're far from the best - especially on this album.

CD: Danger Danger - Revolve
From: edwithmj Date: May 29, 2015 at 8:42
Five years on and I still find myself coming back to this very consistent album so it's time to expand! The title track is a great opener and roars the album into life; Ghost of Love: what a riff and a super solo; Killin' Love has great vocals and a pounding rhythm; Hearts on the Highway is commercial rock that is guaranteed to stay in your head for days. Fugitive is a mellow acoustic ballad that really shows the versatility and emotion of Poley's vocals. Keep on Keepin' On is very upbeat and is probably the song that best captures that true Danger Danger sound we know and love. Rocket to Your Heart is the other ballad and again, shows off Poley's range and emotion. F.U.$ probably has the best solo on the disc and it's certainly another commercial rocker. Beautiful Regret has excellent catchy vocals and a chorus that will stick in your head for weeks, trust me. Never Give Up is probably my least favourite. Dirty Mind ends the disc with another upbeat tune. More please!

CD: Poison - Flesh and Blood
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 28, 2015 at 20:46
I'm with Rick: Flesh And Blood contains Poison's best song, in the form of "Ride The Wind." And that's coming from an avowed non-fan of the band--partly because I think Bret's a fucking doofus, and partly because I just don't like most of their tunes that much. But you know: broken clocks and blind squirrels. That said, this disc, while trying to be taken a bit more seriously, also contains the band's hands-down worst song (of their peak years anyway): the godawful, embarrassing "Unskinny Bop."

CD: Poison - Flesh and Blood
From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 28, 2015 at 20:30
Third release and the band was already in a stardom situation ..."Ride The Wind" is in my humble opinion the best cut in here...tracks 3,5,6,7(nice),8,11(nice) & 13 are good songs as in general lines and not adding anything else that has been said,this Record is a lot of fun .88/100

CD: Halestorm - Into the Wild Life
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 28, 2015 at 8:14
Again ... I like Halestorm--when they rock, they rock. I'm just not giving extra credit for eye candy.

CD: Halestorm - Into the Wild Life
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 28, 2015 at 8:12
Time to expand, as someone we know likes to say. First off, I never said the music sounded like pop-country, I said the lyrics are direct and literal like pop-country. Now, about Lzzy ... I'm not necessarily ttalking about people on this site, but in my everyday travels, I rarely hear males talk about Halestorm without adding something like "And I'd sure like to bang her." (One friend, who actually interviewed the band, got on one knee and mock-proposed to her.) It's almmost like Lita Ford, another ace female musician whose good looks and cool personality covered for a fair amount of mediocre music (and, to be fair, plenty of musicians of both genders and all genres). Interestingly, you don't hear the kind of praise for a band like Sister Sin, whose songs are just as good, but whose singer isn't particularly attractive. And as for "Break In," if you like to hear Lzzy straining her voice to shriek through an overwrought ballad like a metal Katy Perry, more power to you. I'll pass. Again

CD: Halestorm - Into the Wild Life
From: darkrage6 Date: May 28, 2015 at 0:54
Definitely have to disagree with some previous comments, frankly I find the notion that Halestorm is only famous cause of Lzzy's looks rather, offensive, sexist and misogynist, I think it's complete and utter BS. They are successful because they are talented, not cause people are "beating their meat" over Lzzy(the band has a lot of a female fans too BTW, how do you explain that?), there's plenty of good looking women that can't sing too well that are not successful on this level. I'll admit it's not quite up to par with the previous two albums, but it's by no means a bad album. It most certainly does not sound "pop country" in the least to me, the ballads and heavier songs are all pretty strong, Break In is most certainly not dreadful, it's a beautiful and moving song. "I Like It Heavy" is a damn good fist-in-the-air metal anthem, all in all this album delivers what it promises.

CD: Adrian Dodz - Adrian Dodz
From: 123charpenay Date: May 27, 2015 at 14:10
hi friends ,i ve a question.i know tracks 2 and 3.i reconize these two songs.but could you say me what bands or artists have covered these songs?thanx for your answers.

CD: Blackburn - Poker Face
From: 123charpenay Date: May 27, 2015 at 14:05
a little add track 12,a super power ballad, is a duet with michael bormann himself!!!!!!

CD: Blackburn - Poker Face
From: 123charpenay Date: May 27, 2015 at 14:04
wow i m the first since 2003.!!!hi friends you miss a swiss neighbours(i live in lyon at only 150 kms from genova)are masters in hard rock.this record have all the trademarks of the swiss hard keyboards,big guitars , a very solid rhtymn section and an obvious ac dc influence.this band have a particularity.there is two women in the band ,the singer and the bassist.the girls make an excellent job.forget track 1 a very short intro without interest,and track 9 ,a filler ,where is the melody?rest eleven hard rock bombs.if you are fan of the first shakra s records and the three first gotthard s records,no hesitation this cd is for you.really easy to find at a very low price at schmankerl records.i can add that this really great band have good taste cause track 4 and 10 are some cover of the extraordinary wilside record in 1992.they change words but some passages (many)are exactly the same than wildside.never late than never buy buy buy.impossible to be disapointed!trust me.

CD: Alibi - Misdemeanours
From: 123charpenay Date: May 27, 2015 at 10:32
decent btitish a o r in the vein of pulse.logic vince o regan ,guitarist of pulse plays here guitar and produce the record(great production).but i have to say that pulse is far far better than alibi.this band have two weak points first ,the songwriting laks of inspiration it s very very average.second there is a problem with the voice of the "singer".he have no voice he is very very average.the best songs are track 7 "who s foolin who" and track 12 "free world" ,a neil young cover.the rest?nothing spectacular nothing extraordinary.alibi is a second zone band.

CD: Crown of Thorns - Crown of Thorns
From: edwithmj Date: May 26, 2015 at 16:36
Crown of Thorns' debut is a monster of an album that manages to sound both raw and polished at the same time. The opener is a great rocker witha super chorus and solo; Hike it Up has a wonderful riff; Dyin' For Love is a wonderful melodic rocker with passionate vocals. Other highlights include the ballad Till the End which is very emotional, the powerful, Winterland and the hard rocking Are You Ready which despite having a rap part in the middle, actually works really well and the solo is super too. One of Beauvoir's better moments for sure!

CD: Adrian Dodz - Adrian Dodz
From: 123charpenay Date: May 26, 2015 at 13:26
this is the first time of my life that i listen a band very near to shark island "law of the order".the singer have the same voice than richard black and musically adrian dodz (strange name)is near shark island.i ve order this cd at schmankerl records cause the price was very low and dieter (the boss) says that this cd is a bomb.i m agree with him.ok we have two fillers tracks 4 and 11.but the other songs wow!!!track 6 and 10 are a o r oriented what pleasure.the rest have no keyboards and sound a little more hard.only hits with catchy choruses and exceptional riff and guitar s solo.track 5 "one time lover" is my fav s pure shark island s clone.this bomb could be easely present on the fantastic "law of the order".friends don t miss this gem !!!

CD: Ruckus - Ruckus
From: zld Date: May 26, 2015 at 13:24
No, gloating here. If you want to buy it, contact me:

CD: Vaughn - Soldiers and Sailors on the Riverside
From: Ydol eM Date: May 26, 2015 at 12:38
Being rather naive and bought it to get another "Don't come easy". Then disappointment, of course, because just #6 is close to this Tyketto vibes (IMO). On the other side of the coin I got "civil" face of DV that covers (as BPG wrote) quite a wide range of music. From (modern) hard "millenium" rock, through funky, pop to southern rock. If I had to choose someone to compare generally I'd pick out the first Joey Tempest's album. Actually, I remember I had expected more from him too. 70/100.

CD: Revolution Saints - Revolution Saints
From: the rocker Date: May 26, 2015 at 11:38
I think this is a great album. Way better than the L.R.S. of last year(which I didn't find to be to bad). Hard AOR at it's best. Side projects( or whatever you want to call them) are supposed be/sound at least a little different than their(the players)regular gigs. I have no problem with this album(maybe too many ballads) Locked Out Of Paradise is my favorite of the album. I highly recommend!

CD: Revolution Saints - Revolution Saints
From: MetalllianStallion Date: May 26, 2015 at 5:30
Nice insight by the TRIPPLE "M" "The players are not the sum of the music" as I could have not said it better. Every musician has their niche of what they can bring to the table in a band. IMO Doug Aldrich sounds like he's playing guitar with one hand behind his back, as he's out of his wheel-house. This is a competent AOR release by the numbers, but the musicians involved blend in more than they stand out. This band reminds me of another genre mismatch with the players involved as I was expecting more with "L.R.S. - Down to the Core ((2014) w/ Michael Shotton (VON GROOVE). Just because you can play AOR/MR doesn't mean you should.

CD: Whitesnake - The Purple Album
From: Wardy Date: May 26, 2015 at 5:24
Destined to be one of the most controversial releases for some time, The Purple Album revisits and twists the DeepPurple MK3 era. Given this was hoped to be a reunion of sorts before the passing of Jon Lord (RIP) it's a shame Blackmore & Hughes are not involved (hence then the Whitesnake tag). So what we get is a heavier more modern more Whitesnake shade of Purple, one that reworks some of the classics & lesser known Purple tunes. Maybe a few too many lazy hokey blues numbers are included here but they balance the heavier directions well considering the beef & brawn found throughout the album. Logical opener Burn cranks as always & Stormbringer is an essential headbang. Love Child is a highlight as is The Gypsy, both rocking a storm (2nd pun intended) & while the silky smooth Soldier Of Fortune is great, best ballad goes to the reworking of the excellent Holy Man. Not usually into cover/tribute albums but ignore the critics, ThePurpleAlbum is at its core a nostalgic treat Rating 7.5

CD: Michael Bormann - Closer
From: MetalllianStallion Date: May 26, 2015 at 4:33
Bormann like David Reece is the go-to "VOX" for hire if your a band that needs a frontman. They must have ex wives shaking them upside down for alimony pennies as sometimes I think even with their talent they are spreading themselves a little thin. There's a reason these 2 guys are in demand with new and bands past their original vocalist's prime. Bormann has never really blew me away since leaving 'Jaded Heart' and his 'Charade' side project, but he's still got the goods. He's been getting face time on the German version of " The Voice" w/ more pop oriented style to get exposure. At 48 years old it might be a little late to reinvent himself, but what do I know. "Closer" hasn't alienated Bormann's hard rock fans as much as 5 years ago with "D-i-f-f-e-r-e-n-t". That's not to say this album doesn't have some diversity but overall it's planted firmly in hard rock territory. I like this one, just hoping Bormann has one more rabbit to pull out of his hat before he slides out of his prime.

CD: Pandance - Pandance
From: Leykis101 Date: May 26, 2015 at 4:00
Just heard this, and I have to say, this is a complete top of the line, upper crust release, only for those with true musical integrity, one must have a hi IQ to appreciate a cd of this caliber, and that's about all I can say, those who have heard it and liked it, well these are the kind of people you'll find making money, dating beautiful women, driving expensive cars, thats what kind of release this is, so for those in the know, this is all yours!! Enjoy and Appreciate!!

CD: Trixter - Human Era
From: MetalllianStallion Date: May 26, 2015 at 3:36
The bobbsey twins are back. Are you guys dating? 2 more useless comments for an album released almost a month after your comments. 6/9/15

CD: House of Lords - Indestructible
From: MetalllianStallion Date: May 26, 2015 at 3:27
123charpenay and andi, are you guys roadies for the band so you got a advanced copy, or your giving half assed mini reviews based on a few sample tracks? Save the hype for your FB page, as this album isn't even out till 6/9/15 as the album has not leaked early.

CD: The Poodles - Devil In The Details
From: MetalllianStallion Date: May 26, 2015 at 3:08
The Rickster must have listened to his GOLD standard album "Michael Bolton - Soul Provider" right before reviewing this album with his rating. In my book this album is much better than the band's last 2 albums, and dare I say second only to their debut "Metal Will Stand Tall (2006)". The Poodles are down to their original singer and drummer for band members which may explain why the group has bounced around in styles on their last 6 albums with mixed results. What was missing on the last several albums (catchy songs) is here in spades as the band deliver's with booming production, crisp vocals and hooklines that kept me coming back for repeated listens. They deliver a more straight forward direction and are not are not afraid to occasionally experiment by enriching their sound with some more modern elements,like on the track (What the Hell) which is one of the weakest tracks, but what the hell, there aren't many. This album is worth the ride as I think the band is back on track.

CD: Jean Beauvoir - Bare To The Bones
From: hair metal again Date: May 26, 2015 at 1:47
ok release by JEAN BEAUVOIR more on the semi acoustic side !the result is pretty good ,as the vocs are strong and the musicianship really remarkable!the approach is as always commercial and fans will be satisfied !

CD: Jim - Jim
From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 25, 2015 at 22:20
Great album!!! faves are tracks 1(nice),2(cover of Eric Martin),4(nice),6(nice),8 & 9...plenty of subtle melodies and AOR floating on the air a 100%...90/100

CD: Tokyo - Fasten Seat Belts
From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 25, 2015 at 22:04
Nice and classic Melodic Rock/AOR shots for me are 1,2,6,8 & 10...i own the first print of this Record without the B/T's...77/100

CD: FM - Wildside EP.
From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 25, 2015 at 21:58
Nothing new under the stars in here but a bunch of some classic songs in a live format plus "Wildside" and a remix of "Dangerous"...80/100

CD: AC/DC - 74 Jailbreak
From: juan carlos Date: May 24, 2015 at 22:02
If you just want to listen Rock n roll and have a rocking & pleasant moment, well, this CD EP is very recommended, oh yeah, if you are a True AC/DC fan like me of course ! AC/DC RULES!!!! 85/100

CD: Bang Tango - Live
From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 24, 2015 at 21:34
A decent live Record with lots of Funk/Sleaze Glam in it ...i expected more to be honest with you...i recommend tracks 3,4,6,9,11(a cover of The Cars) & 12(my fave song in here)...70/100

CD: L.A. Guns - Live! A Nite On The Strip
From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 24, 2015 at 21:29
A very nice and steady live Record..."Electric Gypsy" is my fave cut..."Face Down"(a good rocking song),"Kiss My Love Goodbye","Bitch Is Back","Long Time Dead" & "Nothing Better To Do" are also good ones in here...86/100

CD: Steve Jones - Mercy
From: Evil Rick Date: May 24, 2015 at 19:10
Just picked this one up. Hoped it would be better but I found it to be slow and very mellow. The title track is pretty good but after that it all sort of mushes together into a ball of mediocrity.

CD: Bonfire - Glorious
From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 24, 2015 at 13:27
Yeah this album rocks good indeed!!!...David Reece did an outstanding vocal performance in here but i would always stick to Claus Lessmann no matter what ..."Glorious" is my fave one...some other fine moments are tracks 3,4,5(solid mid tempo),8,9 & 11...the remake of 2 of the band's classics with David singing them(tracks 12 & 13) are like maybe a tribute paid to the original singer or probably to show the world how David will be interpreting the old stuff..."With A Little Help Of My Friends",a sentimental tribute to Joe Cocker(even though i believe the band did this cover years ago before Joe's dead)...90/100

CD: Whitesnake - The Purple Album
From: Japangea Date: May 24, 2015 at 1:19
Nice "only for the money" album.

CD: Lita Ford - Out For Blood
From: CC Date: May 23, 2015 at 17:41
Ok, lets be honest, for years this would have probably been considered her weakest album until Wicked Wonderland was released (hell, I actually like some songs on that one, but its still overall a poor album), but I think you have to accept this album for what it is, an artist trying to find her feet as a solo artist. It would not surprise me if there was some record label input into this as well. All that said, its still a good album. Yes, from the next album (Dancin on the edge) she started the Lita Ford sound that she would become more well known for, but there are some gems on here. The opening track kicks things off to a nice start with songs like Stay with me baby, Just a feeling & Rock n roll made me what I am today, all holding up as great songs. Not classics I will admit, but still songs I will play to this day.

CD: AC/DC - High Voltage
From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 23, 2015 at 16:40
For me this is a bit better than,as for example,the following one "Let There Be Rock" ...tracks 1,2,3,4,5,6 & 9 are going directly to my book of music...89/100

CD: Eddie and The Tide - Go Out and Get It
From: juan carlos Date: May 23, 2015 at 15:52
Really Good AOR album of my dear Eddie, An Eddie Money's clone for sure. You have to name to Eddie Money here. Great catchy AOR songs is what i hear with this Great CD. Recommended!! 88/100

CD: AC/DC - Let There Be Rock
From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 23, 2015 at 13:32
Yeah as my friend Doghouse Reilly said ...this album is packed with good songs in the shape of "Dog Eat Dog","Let There Be Rock","Problem Child","Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Live" & "Whole Lotta Rosie"...i own the vinyl with 8 tracks...raw & direct Hard Rock...86/100

CD: Houston - Relaunch II
From: ROBERT Date: May 23, 2015 at 11:00
Today live in Madrid!!!!!!!!!!!

CD: Red Baron - Resurrection
From: Leykis101 Date: May 23, 2015 at 4:20
Some weird fucking shit! cant decide if they are pro or anti Satan?? absolutely strange and very creepy cd, I give props to the fact not many albums can truly instill a vibe of the creeps in me, but this is just so odd, and lyrically confusing, I am going to give it a few more spins, but I cant really recomend it until I like it, and i am not sure if I do yet, hopefully I can pull the satanic meanings out of it, and then I will enjoy it more, as satan is my lord and savior!!

CD: Nelson - Because They Can
From: edwithmj Date: May 22, 2015 at 18:08
Time to expand... Nelson went less heavy for this album but still retained a lot of the melodicness from the first album. The first song All Shook Up is very catchy and has a nice acoustic rhythm; Five O'Clock Plane is another winner in the same vein as the first song; Peace on Earth is a semi-ballad that works quite well; Won't Walk Away is about as close to the debut as we're going to get from this album and it's another decent tune with those harmonious Nelson vocals. My last favourite is Right Before Your Eyes which is a melodic gem. While there isn't a bad track on the album per se, with every song being listenable on its own merit, the album lacks the punch and power of the debut and the songs seem to flow into each other making them sound a tad samey. Still, if you like the Nelson brothers' vocals and a more laid back acoustic orientated album, you can't go wrong here.

CD: Magnum - Escape From The Shadow Garden - Live 2014
From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 21, 2015 at 18:43
Classic band that i had the chance to see live back in late 80's during their "Wings Of Heaven" Tour in London-England...a band that its only name is a synonymous of here they display another high level concert that includes iconic songs of the band plus some new ones...5,6,7,9,11 & 12 are straight into my book of faves...88/100

CD: Reach - Reach Out to Rock
From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 21, 2015 at 17:34
A decent album but just that...the songs have ups and downs IMHO,not very stable ones...the vocalist probably saves the nation but it has also low shots are 1,5,8 & 10(my fave???)...if this was recorded way back in the 80's it would have been quite an average one if compare it with other releases of that time...80/100

CD: Harem Scarem - Harem Scarem
From: petrucci76 Date: May 21, 2015 at 9:05
One of the best albuns ever in melodic rock history. No fillers at all, great Chorus, great guitar riffs.

CD: Johnny Lima - Livin' Out Loud
From: hair metal again Date: May 21, 2015 at 2:18
excellent release by JOHNNY LIMA ,as always in the commercial side,with songs that prove how good songwriter he is!the production and musicianship is ok and the songs really great with no fillers and with "wildflower","livin it out loud","caught in the middle" stealin the show!recommended and one of the best of the recent years

CD: Halestorm - Into the Wild Life
From: CC Date: May 20, 2015 at 18:51
Nope, we give them credit because they are a great band. Having a hot chick fronting the band is just a bonus. You dont like em, fair enough, but please let the rest of us make our own minds up on why we like the band. If we only liked bands because of hot chicks we would all be listening to whatever big titted pop star is popular at the moment. Give us some credit.

CD: Pretty Wild - Pretty Wild
From: andi Date: May 20, 2015 at 7:25

CD: Moxy - 40 Years and Still Riding High
From: andi Date: May 20, 2015 at 7:03
just like Firehouse...very great HR!!!

CD: Toto - Mindfields
From: hair metal again Date: May 20, 2015 at 2:16
excellent release as always by the great TOTO!superb musicianship,production ,songwriting and i really cant get the negative comments!"better world","cruel","no love" are excellent songs!recommended

CD: TNT - Firefly
From: petermexico13 Date: May 19, 2015 at 20:51
Siendo un gran fan de esta banda, porque me considero su seguidor desde la primera vez que los escuché allá por 1986, y desde entonces he intentado conseguir cada trabajo de TNT como grupo, así como todo lo que han hecho sus integrantes a lo largo del tiempo, puedo decir que la primera vez que escuché este "Firefly" me quedé confundido con el sonido y estilo. Al hacer un recuento de cada disco se nota una evolución importante y así en cada escucha este trabajo es uno de esos discos que van creciendo en aceptación, al mismo tiempo que vas descubriendo cada sonido y cada parte que te hace reconocible cada uno de los estupendos temas, así pues "Angels Ride" "Tripping" "Daisy Jayne" y la grandiosa "Month of Sundays" al día de hoy, me parecen unas de mis favoritas de toda su trayectoria. Sin duda TNT es un grupo que siempre antepone la calidad ante lo comercial, y Tony y Ronni son una de las mejores mancuernas que han existido en la historia del Hard Rock de todos los tiempos.

CD: TNT - Three Nights in Tokyo
From: petermexico13 Date: May 19, 2015 at 20:33
Este es para mí un buen disco en vivo de TNT para despedir en su momento su primera etapa como banda, realmente el sonido de es muy compacto al igual que la voz de Harnell, en mi opinión los 2 puntos flacos que tiene este lanzamiento son, primero la cantidad de canciones, que me parecen pocas para un grupo que en cada disco tiene varios temas importantes, y segundo, el mayor error es haber ignorado todos los temas del fantástico "Intuition" y es ahí donde pierde contundencia e interés para la mayoría de los seguidores del mejor grupo de Hard Rock que ha dado Noruega. Eso sí, para Mí serán siempre de mis favoritos de todos los tiempos! Gracias TNT!!!

CD: Nelson - Peace Out
From: 123charpenay Date: May 19, 2015 at 13:28
big deception!more hard,more oriented guitars than usual,but nelson s brothers have loose the inspiration of their fantastic debut album "after the rain".two excellent tracks "invincible" and "rockstar".the rest is decent not more,really average.i confirm i will not sing the songs of this new record under my this album will be in my future auctions on ebay in july.the japan bonus track "idiot" sound s an other filler.

CD: Nelson - Too Many Dreams
From: 123charpenay Date: May 19, 2015 at 13:22
agree with others comments "too many dreams" is a japan bonus track.a very great song.

CD: Halestorm - Into the Wild Life
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 18, 2015 at 21:35
I think a lot of old rawker dudes give Halestorm too much credit, because they have a hot chick singer (who isn't goth and doesn't sing in an opera voice), and because they sound more like old-school meetalthan most of their active-rock radio contemporaries. People WANT to love them. They want to so bad! And don't get me wrong, they have some cool songs, but also a lot of fairly forgettable modern rock. Even their so-called "masterpiece," The Strange Case Of ... had several weak songs, like the absolutely dreadful "Break In." Into The Wild Life is a definite step down, both in terms of heaviness and because a lot of these songs just aren't that good. The riffs are generic, the lyrics are direct and literal like pop-country, and the melodies just aren't that catchy. Sure, it sounds good on the radio between 3 Days Grace and Papa Roach, but if everybody would stop beating their meat over Lzzy for one damn minute, they might realize how ordinary a lot of Halestorm's music actually is.

CD: Osukaru - Transition
From: Japangea Date: May 18, 2015 at 19:54
Interesting band's name.Osukaru sounds Japanese and if I was correct,it's a "Katakana" version of Oscar.

CD: Nelson - Peace Out
From: edwithmj Date: May 18, 2015 at 18:42
A little too average for me I'm afraid and none of the songs stand out as there's far too much filler. The noteworthy tracks are 1, 2, 3 (my favourite), 8 and 9. I'll give this a few more listens and see if it grows on me.

CD: Talon - Fire In Your Soul
From: 123charpenay Date: May 18, 2015 at 13:59
i discover their first record with this reissue.same feeling than for "fourplay" superb guitars the two guitarists are very strong but the songwriting lacks of inspiration.the singer is decent but when he force his voice he is very limit sometimes out of tune.the production is decent but the sound of the drums is cheap.this record with these mistakes sound amateur.nevertheless this band have some potential.i recommand "III".this record is a bomb far far better than their others realises.the dvd is very long and very interesting with their complete performance live at the gods in 2003.

CD: Halestorm - Into the Wild Life
From: metalmastermusic Date: May 18, 2015 at 9:19
I really like Halestorm but this album is by far their weakest effort. They really should have gone with about 10 songs instead of 13 plus two bonus songs. The other 5 songs bring down the score of this album. If it's filler should just leave it off. I'm sure the record label pushed for the extra songs.

CD: Mr Scary - The World Can Wait
From: Alexxtcatz Date: May 18, 2015 at 6:53
"Let Me Rock" is one the greatest song that i ever heard last 5 years

CD: Trixter - Human Era
From: 123charpenay Date: May 17, 2015 at 16:11
always the same feeling about this band.great album but not hits they have not the spark of class of the big bands.definitively a great band but a second zone band.never in champions league.

CD: Skip Rock - Take It or Leave It
From: 123charpenay Date: May 17, 2015 at 16:07
great american hard rock with southern influences.of course not at the same level than the masters doc holliday or lynyrd skynyrd.

CD: Michael Bormann - Closer
From: 123charpenay Date: May 17, 2015 at 16:05
exceptional of the best.great cd but varied so this album has his moments,many inspirations of the mighty and brilliant mickael bormann.

CD: House of Lords - Indestructible
From: 123charpenay Date: May 17, 2015 at 16:03
same comment than crystal ball i stay a die hard fan of house of lords(extraordinary band i love).but this record like the last are too metal and not enough melodic for me.

CD: Crystal Ball - Life Rider
From: 123charpenay Date: May 17, 2015 at 16:00
not bad but too metal for me.nothing new under the sun.nevertheless i stay a big fan of "hell vetia" and "time walker".

CD: Beauvoir/Free - American Trash
From: 123charpenay Date: May 17, 2015 at 15:57
if you are fans of the last crown of thorns records this cd if for you.sorry not for me.this album don t hooked me.i stay a big fan of the first crown of thorns record.

CD: Talon - Fourplay
From: 123charpenay Date: May 17, 2015 at 15:53
exceptionally i m not ok with my venezuelian friend rick.for me this record is a deception after the brilliant and very catchy "III".superb album."fourplay" is very average.track one the opener is a very bad stuff.on the verses the singer is totally out of tune.what a strange idea to open this album with a so weak song.track 12 is an other big filler.the rest?track 5.6 and 9 are excellent they have their place in "III".the other songs ,rick honestly are decent not more,really nothing other cd in my future auctions in july.

CD: AC/DC - Highway To Hell
From: 123charpenay Date: May 17, 2015 at 15:44
hey rick "touch too much" is the best song of the extraordinary discography of ac dc.unfortunatelly they never plays this fantastic song in concert.i had buying this record ( casstte)in 1979 in germany with scorpions "lovedrive" when i was in the french army.i was young (19)but lover of hard rock.great and touching souvenir of my youth!!!!!!!!

CD: Bonfire - Glorious
From: dlammers Date: May 17, 2015 at 0:51
An absolutely amazing album. Not up to par with anything from the first four albums, but better than anything they've done since then. This is probably David Reece's best-ever vocal performance, but I do have to question the band's decision to re-record "American Nights" and "Sweet Obsession." Those songs are classics, and it's not like you can improve upon classics. They're called classics for a reason. And really, "With A Little Help From My Friends" needs to never be covered again. Ever. By anybody. Barring those three minor blemishes, it's still a fantastic album.

CD: AC/DC - Highway To Hell
From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 16, 2015 at 17:32
An album that features one of the most emblematic Rock & Roll songs in the history of music in the shape of "Highway To Hell"...some other fine moments in here are tracks 2,4,5 & 8...85/100

CD: AC/DC - If You Want Blood You've Got It
From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 16, 2015 at 17:28
This is AC/DC at its very raw best!!!..."The Jack" is the coolest song of this release and this was the only official live recording done by Mr Bon Scott...88/100

CD: Buster Cherry - Buster Cherry
From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 16, 2015 at 12:50
Cool band that surely has Motley Crue as an influence(the vocalist try to sound ala Vince Neil and that's a fact )...tracks 2,3(kinda solid mid tempo)4,5 & 6(nice softy)...decent but not an outstanding release if you are expecting that...70/100.

CD: Station - Wired
From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 16, 2015 at 12:24
A pleasant discovery for me..."Everything" but overall "True Believer"(fave song)are featured on the long length self titled debut album of the band in 2015..."I'd Understand"(nice acoustic song) & "Don't Take Heaven Away From Me"(good rocking song)belong only to this Ep...85/100 recommended stuff indeed..85/100

CD: Station - Station
From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 16, 2015 at 11:36
Pretty good band/decent album that reminds me somehow of Def Leppard(especially on the choruses)with an AORish flavour...great solid songs backed up with a good vocalist that ranges from Melodic Rock to ones for me are tracks 2,5(AOR),6(AOR),7,11,13 & 15...recommended...90/100

CD: Cane - With a Smile
From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 15, 2015 at 18:29
Ummm...a decent release one way or another but it can be forgotten as fast as the speed of light...musically talking is like a mix of Danger Danger,Lord Tracy and even...BILLY IDOL!!!(track #2)..."No,No,No,No" & "Two Mens Law" are my faves..."With A Smile" is a nice semi acoustic one...70/100

CD: Michael Thompson Band - How Long
From: hair metal again Date: May 15, 2015 at 11:32
fantastic release by MTB !cant find anything wrong and these guys reach perfection in terms of musicianship,songwriting,production !"secret information","give love a chance","never stop falling" are excellent songs and overall a smooth result and a superb addition to your collection

CD: Toto - Tambu
From: hair metal again Date: May 14, 2015 at 10:28
very good release by TOTO but not among their best ones!Tambu starts where the previous stopped but with more rnb elements especially in the vocals approach!as always the musicianship,production ,songwriting are of the highest level and of course it s a highly recommended release!

CD: FM - Heroes and Villains
From: 123charpenay Date: May 13, 2015 at 15:52
hello rob rocker welcome in the fm world.the priority is "tough it out" 1989.remastered with 6 bonus tracks.

CD: FM - Heroes and Villains
From: Rob Rocker Date: May 13, 2015 at 12:52
Despite being a huge fan of classic and 80's rock, I had never heard of FM until I came across their video for "Digging Up The Dirt" on youtube. "Heroes and Villains" is a great CD, IMO, FM sound like a mix of 80's Bad Company and Def Leppard. Steve Overland has a great voice, all the songs are solid/catchy, and the production is top notch. Favorite songs, "Digging up the Dirt", "Fire & Rain", "Cold Hearted" and "Only Want To Rock & Roll". They have a new fan, and I will definitely check out their other releases.

CD: Witness - Witness
From: hair metal again Date: May 13, 2015 at 1:54
Doghouse Reilly:thanks man

CD: Eddie Money - No Control
From: hair metal again Date: May 13, 2015 at 1:52
excellent release by EDDIE MONEY full of great radio friendly songs!not the best voice but fantastic ability of writing and perform plain,catchy ,straight rock songs that stick to your mind and you want to sing&dance!"hard life","shakin","my friends,my friends" and "runnin away" are superb songs!highly recommended

CD: Nelson - After the Rain
From: 123charpenay Date: May 12, 2015 at 13:53
first impression after two spins of "peace out".big deception.more guitars,more hard but nelson s brothers have loose their inspiration.maybe cause they have cuting their hair(joke).two excellent songs "invicible" and "rockstar".but the rest hum.....for sure i will not sing songs of this record under my shower and this album will be in my auctions in july.the bonus track "idiot"sound modern and it s not terrific.

CD: Scorpions - Eye II Eye
From: Japangea Date: May 12, 2015 at 5:47
They got old and could not run like they used to do ..... but so what? They just got above themselves.No more no less.

CD: Nelson - After the Rain
From: 123charpenay Date: May 11, 2015 at 14:00
I ve this record in my collection since 1991 and each time i listen it i feel always the same s an a o r classic among the classix.this album is a brilliant collection of hits.only killer songs ,only hits ,it s very simple and very impressive.excellent production,perfect sound and the nelson s brothers have a very great voice.many harmonies will hooked you immediatly.the japan import have two bonus tracks.track 11 is a very great song typical from nelson.track 12 is an acoustic song wich have no interest (very average).receive today "peace out"(from japan cd).

CD: Crystal Ball - Life Rider
From: andi Date: May 11, 2015 at 5:38

CD: House of Lords - Indestructible
From: andi Date: May 11, 2015 at 5:36
This has nothing WITH melodic rock TO´s just another great House of Lords Hard Rock album like every other album before....just buy it!!!!

CD: Michael Bormann - Closer
From: andi Date: May 11, 2015 at 5:32
this is not AOR this is great HR!!!!

CD: Pyramaze - Disciples of the Sun
From: andi Date: May 11, 2015 at 5:29
the singer reminds me of Jany Lane of Warrant.....average Melodic Metal

CD: FM - Heroes and Villains
From: andi Date: May 11, 2015 at 5:25
some people just live in the past......this is not 1989 and this is not an Hardrock band......this album is great AOR favourite songs are Digging Up the Dirt and Fire&Rain

CD: Trixter - Human Era
From: andi Date: May 11, 2015 at 5:18
Average Melodic Hardrock not similar to the first and second album.....much more Melodic and more ballads it does not tear me away......i think i will not buy the album it´s just for real Trixter Freaks

CD: L.A. Guns - Hollywood Vampires
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 10, 2015 at 20:28
Looking back, we zcan't say we weren't warned. The more experimental songs off Cocked And loaded seemed to point the direction L.A. Guns would be going on their next album, and sure enough, the twangy guitar tone of "Magdalaine" figures just as prominently as the formerly ubiquitous power chords, on songs like "Some Lie 4 Luv," "Snake Eye Boogie" and "Big House." Wonder if Tracii switched to Telecasters in the studio or something, based on the twang factor, and the relative lack of guitar snarl on songs like "Wild Obsession." The album title also hints at a darker feel in paces as welll (check the lyrics to "Over The Edge"). Like a lot of bands that had been doing pure sleaze, 1991 seemed like the year of Trying Something Different. A good disc if you invest the time andj attention and jan open mind, but not the instant gratification of the first two, and so, as I commented years ago, hard not to view as a step down in quality.

CD: FM - Heroes and Villains
From: Axe Slinger Date: May 9, 2015 at 21:28
Heros and Villains continues the magnificent return for FM. I have been a longtime fan but the music they have done since "Metropolis" has just been sublime. Actually, to me, they have replaced Thunder for the crown of British rock that's just south of "hard" rock. I do like the recent music from Thunder but FM are just on a different playing field these days. Another stellar effort. 93/100

CD: FM - Heroes and Villains
From: 123charpenay Date: May 9, 2015 at 15:44
for sure in my top ten of 2015.their best record since "tough it out" in 1989.their first record was too too light for me."tough it out" is a sentational record a real masterpiece.after their discography is a collection of average heartland easy to listen but nothing special."heroes and vilains" is a real great surprise.what pleasure to listen a so smart and mature album.their record breathe the class start to finish.only killer songs for a top class a o r realise.sound and production are perfect.i love this record.the japan import is absoluty essential cause we have two fantastic bonus tracks.track 13 "bad that s good in you" is a super song typical from f m.track 14 is the ice on the cake."preying on my mind" is a beautiful and emotional ballad.a hit.this song is "belle à pleurer".traduction"beautiful to cry".why did they reserve these two atomic bombs for the japan market ,only?mystery.for make short buy buy buy.impossible to be disapointed.

CD: Keane - Keane
From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 9, 2015 at 12:23
I've just gotten the remastered edition of this CD and well for the likes of Toto & Alessi Brothers then this would suit you fine..."Kill Or Be Killed","My Special Way"(nice) & "Baby I'm Dead" are my faves...tracks 1,2 & 3(a rocking one) are also appealing songs...80/100

CD: The Reggie Knighton Band - The Reggie Knighton Band
From: Evil Rick Date: May 9, 2015 at 12:19
Definitely more 70's AOR than hard rock, but the drums on this album are absolutely MASSIVE. The songs deal with some quirky subject matter like aliens, clones and Elvis, but they are fun an the entire disc is an enjoyable listen

CD: Ruckus - Ruckus
From: Leykis101 Date: May 9, 2015 at 6:02
So zld, are you trying to get rid of it? or did you just want to inform me you had it? are you just rubbing it in and figured you'd gloat? what's the plan Stan? did you want to get rid of it, I mean since you don't like it and all? could u just b a little more direct or specific please? since I cannot seem to find even a remnant of this disc anywhere in the entire world, outside of you that is!!!

CD: Witness - Witness
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 8, 2015 at 6:32
Hair Metal Again: see the note just below the personnel listing ...

CD: Witness - Witness
From: hair metal again Date: May 8, 2015 at 5:31
excellent debut for WITNESS that could do some impact if they did some "party " songs!polished production,superb songriting,damon killing it with his guitar and some big hooks all over are offered!Debbie has a strong voice ,but not so good overall as stated in the rest of the comments!totally agree with Geoff once again about the standout tracks!a must have for sure

CD: Alice Cooper - Lace And Whisky
From: underworld king Date: May 7, 2015 at 8:36
My favorite AC album after the demise of the Alice Cooper Group. Very classy sounding album with the monster ballad "You And Me".

CD: TNT - Intuition
From: edwithmj Date: May 6, 2015 at 18:31
Where has this been all my life? This is some damn good melodic hard rock. If I had to compare it to something, I'd say the vocalist reminds me of a cross between David Dennis and Jim Jidhed. The only terrible song is Ordinary Lover which is some sort of parody but the rest is wonderful. My favourite song has to be Take Me Down (Fallen Angel) which is one of those perfect songs I can hear again and again; Intuition is another one that's terribly addictive. Other highlights include the hard rocking Caught Between the Tigers, the semi-ballad Tonight I'm Falling For You and Learn To Love. All the songs are drenched in just the right amount of smooth keyboards which makes it a definite winner.

CD: Bang Tango - Dancin' On Coals
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 6, 2015 at 10:37
I listened to this one again last night. Poor Joe Leste: he's "that guy" who thinks he can sing, that his confidence almost makes up for his lack of ability. Reminds me of a line from some book I read once: "You never heard anybody sing so bad but who liked it so much." So okay, Joe Leste, not among my favorite vocalists. He tones down the Axl-isms (and the shriek) from Psycho Cafe, and we're left with a braying yelll on the rockin' songs and kind of an off-key croon on the soft moments. The guitarists have also dialed back the Izzy-and-Slash routine, and overall, the less emphasis on sounding like GnR leaves lots of room for a strange mix of funk, goth and blues with the band's usual sleazy metal sound. I dunno, the whole thing has a feeling about it, of secret seductions in dark rooms lit by neon signs through the window. And man, "Soul To Soul" grooves so fuckin' HARD!

CD: Von Groove - Von Groove
From: aorluver Date: May 6, 2015 at 10:00
A really good album Can't Get Too Much sounds like heyday Helix which is the best possible recommendation

CD: Survivor - When Seconds Count
From: alex_5150 Date: May 6, 2015 at 1:19
"Backstreet Love Affair" is awesome!... What a great follow up album... This could easy be labeled Vital Signs II.

CD: Monkey Cocktail - Glisten
From: Jeff Date: May 5, 2015 at 22:49
Goo Goo Dolls, Blink 182 and modern sound is where I agree with Juan Carlos. Good, melodic rock...not so much IMO. Didn't care for this one. Never Again is passable to me, that is about it. 2/10

CD: Steelheart - Good 2B Alive
From: Doug Date: May 4, 2015 at 17:34
I listened to this CD a few years ago. I'm a Miljenko Matijevic fan, (arguably one of the best hard rock singers ever) but this album just did not do anything for me.

CD: Halestorm - Into the Wild Life
From: Doug Date: May 4, 2015 at 17:26
Totally agree with "CC" well, except for the "make the hair on my balls stand on end" comment. Halestorm is one of my favorite bands currently (The Pretty Reckless is right there too). Their two previous albums are tremendous and way better, IMO. This one is good, but not great.

CD: Jailhouse - Alive in a Mad World
From: hair metal again Date: May 4, 2015 at 2:52
excellent ep by JAILHOUSE and of course a great commercial hard rock band!musicianship,songwriting,hooks everythingis in the right measure and this one will make you gonna buy the full length instantly!

CD: Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction - Tattooed Beat Messiah
From: hair metal again Date: May 3, 2015 at 1:51
excellent hard rock release by ZODIAC MINDWARP back in 88 and i remember Prime Mover on the free program in MTV!yeap this guy is a great rocker ,with excellent musicianship&songwriting,unique lyrics and a lot of attitude!i remember catching him live for that tour and he was AWESOME

CD: Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz
From: CC Date: May 2, 2015 at 18:52
I loved the debut album (and the original EP) but my initial expectations of this album based on We are the ones to fall, was not massively high. Wasted and wounded went someway to improving my expectations, but still was not sure. Thankfully upon finally hearing the whole thing I actually found for me that its actually a far superior album to the debut (and even We are the ones works so much better as part of the sum of the whole). While the debut still has my favourite song on it (Aimin high), this one for me has a lot more hooks, with a lot more songs standing out on the initial playthrough than the initial playthrough on the debut. Its a bit heavier for certain, but thats no bad thing. Finland certainly has some of the best new bands out there these days with the likes of Santa Cruz, Reckless Love and Barbe-Q-Barbies. A far cry from when they were only really known for Hanoi Rocks and death metal.

CD: Jettblack - Disguises
From: CC Date: May 2, 2015 at 16:19
A slight change in style with the party hearty lyrics replaced with something a little darker, but the melody is still there. Some absolutely fantastic songs on here. The hooks may be buried a bit deeper on here, but they are most certainly still there as I found myself singing along to most songs during the second spin, which is always a good sign.

CD: Halestorm - Into the Wild Life
From: CC Date: May 2, 2015 at 16:15
Of the three proper albums so far this for me is the weakest, but its still a great album. Its a little more diverse style wise than previous efforts, which isnt always a bad thing, but for me some of the songs just dont hit the mark for me (Bad girls world springs to mind). That said, when it does hit the mark it hits it big. Songs like Amen and Apocalyptic are classic Halestorm "hits", and Mayhem is one of those heavier tracks that make the hair on my balls stand on end. Over all a great effort with a couple of misfires.

CD: Vanessa - Vanessa
From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 2, 2015 at 13:36
Very good songs in here!!!...solid ones all over...the band has that Lion(Kal Swan band)/Europe(early)/China sound in their music that makes it quite appealing,the vocalist rocks!!! tracks for me are 7,8,9,10(great!),11(great!)...recommended stuff...88/100

CD: Be As One - Chew
From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 2, 2015 at 12:43
In agreement with andi's comparissons and i would add some Shy and Bon Jovi(with their heavier stuff)as well...the songs are ok but far from being masterpieces...the vocalist is quite skilled but with a very common tone of voice(i have heard that tone in zillions of bands)...tracks 2 & 4 are fine with me,the other 2 ones are ok...60/100

CD: Toto - Toto XX - 1977-1997
From: hair metal again Date: May 1, 2015 at 2:28
excellent collection of unreleased tunes by the mighty TOTO and it proves how great they are!basic elements of their music are present and the quality is of the highest level!"goin home' and "tale of a man" are the highlights!brilliant

CD: Bride - Snakes in the Playground
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: April 30, 2015 at 22:11
Not into CCM in general, I can deal with the lyrics if they aren't cheesy, and if the music's good. For a while as a teenager, I actually remember listening to some syndicated Christian-metal show on the radio, because it was about the only place to actually hear metal on the radio. This was in '94 and '95, and jit seemed like most of the bands were still doing hair-metal. I think the show was called Z-Jams or something, some kind of play on Z-Rock. The host never actually talked about the music though, not once. Too busy doing this too-friendly-counselor-at-Bible-camp persona.

CD: Bride - Snakes in the Playground
From: Ydol eM Date: April 30, 2015 at 14:59
Well, I consider this album better than most of the mentioned bands at that time being, but on the other side of the coin not each of Bride's albums is as good as this. In addition I know some people who aren't familiar with Christian lyrics but that's a pity because it's well worth having this in the collection if you're a fan of such kind of music..

CD: Pink Cream 69 - In10sity
From: 123charpenay Date: April 30, 2015 at 14:20
ok with my friend rick ,no a o r songs in this superb realise.very mature record in their typical and delicius style .only killer songs ,excellent cream 69 play a very smart hard rock.a majority of the choruses are irresistibles and will hooked you immediatly.13 tracks on the japan import.pleasure guaranted.!!!!

CD: Accept - I'm a Rebel
From: hair metal again Date: April 30, 2015 at 9:23
excellent 2nd step for the great ACCEPT,much better than their debut ,that captures the spirit of the early 80 s when hard rock and heavy metal go the same road!the songwriting is trully good and the band sounds fresh and alive with Udo s strange howling vocs creating a certain vibe!"i m a rebel","king","no time to lose" and "do it" are great songs

CD: Bride - Snakes in the Playground
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: April 30, 2015 at 7:49
Might have to give this a listen. I've heard of them for a long time, but never gave them the time of day, just based on the band name--Bride, like Princess or Damsel or something else delicate, makes you think of supersmmooth AOR-ish mush.

CD: Bride - Snakes in the Playground
From: Ydol eM Date: April 30, 2015 at 6:39
If you like heavy street rock with shriek vocal, a good "choppy" rhythm section (including Troy's guitar) or simply bands like GNR, Jackyl, Ugly Kid Joe, Dangerous Toys ... this might be your cup of tea. I also like it. 80/100.

CD: Steelheart - Good 2B Alive
From: hair metal again Date: April 29, 2015 at 6:39
ok release by STEELHEART ,more of Miljenko s solo project and this is starting where his previous stopped!the musicianship is excellent,the vocals and the production great ,but the inspiration and the hooks are off and so the songs arent catchy and meaningful!"lol" is the best song and overall this is just for the die hard fans like me!

CD: L.A. Guns - Hollywood Vampires
From: petermexico13 Date: April 28, 2015 at 12:14
Este es el tercer disco de LA Guns, para mí está en el mismo nivel de su segundo trabajo, y es el último que realmente me gusta de esta banda, después de estos 3, para mi es dónde empiezan a caer realmente, no podemos dejar de lado que es de 1991 y a partir de ahí la escena musical cambió, por eso no quisiera caer en dejar toda la carga sobre la banda, las discográficas tuvieron mucho que ver al dejar de lado estas bandas para dar paso a la lamentable época del "grunge" donde abarataron la escena musical con bandas casi en su totalidad intrascendentes, dando una fuerza a un movimiento que se apagó tan rápido como surgió. más de 20 años después podemos ver con claridad dónde está cada quien en la actualidad y las bandas de hard rock aún siguen siendo veneradas por ello muchas se han reformado o han mezclado integrantes en favor de nuevos "supergrupos". En cambio la mayoría de las bandas "alternativas" ni siquiera son recordadas. Long Live to Rock and Roll!!!!

CD: L.A. Guns - L.A. Guns
From: petermexico13 Date: April 28, 2015 at 11:39
Sin duda este disco es un clásico, para Mí el mejor de este grupo. El sonido áspero y el estilo tan único que reinaba en las bandas de LA en esos tiempos. La mayoría de las canciones son directas y quedan en tu memoria desde la primera escucha, eso es lo que hace trascendente cada álbum clásico, y L.A. Guns dejó su huella con este debut. No podría decir que es de los favoritos de mi colección, pero seguro es uno de esos discos que se disfrutan en cada escucha.

CD: Extreme - Pornograffitti
From: hair metal again Date: April 28, 2015 at 4:28
hair metal perfection by EXTREME and i m glad that i lived that release in real time!explosive guitar work that becomes unbelievable in many points!all the songs are excellent and Pornograffitti is a clear 100/100 and a classic of the hard rock genre

CD: Richie Sambora - Stranger in This Town
From: 123charpenay Date: April 27, 2015 at 14:15
who knows who is the woman who sings with richie on track 3 "sleep alone" (top class song) in "on lead guitar live san diego 1991" richie sambora s live bootleg.(perfect sound a must have).

CD: Richie Sambora - Stranger in This Town
From: 123charpenay Date: April 27, 2015 at 14:12
exceptional first solo effort from the brilliant bon jovi s guitarist.some blues influences,some aor and hard fm influences what a fantastic cocktail.richie have a superb voice he is a real exceptional s a sumptuous surprise.this record breathe the class start to finish.only excellent songs on the records.some are really exceptional track bonus track on the japan import ,a great jimmi hendrix cover.

CD: Deep Purple - Now What!
From: petermexico13 Date: April 27, 2015 at 11:47
Un gran disco de Deep Purple, uno de los mejores desde que Steve Morse está en a banda, un trabajo con tintes progresivos, excelente trabajo de Morse a la guitarra y Airey poniendo su sello en los teclados. Con este álbum demuestran que tantos años juntos y aún en la carretera tienen mucho que dar, una grata sorpresa que estos monstruos del Rock sigan vigentes. De lo mejor que se lanzó en el año 2013. Un disco muy parejo más que destacar canciones , para escucharlo de principia afin. No voy a decir que es una obra maestra, pero sí puedo afirmar que es uno de los mejores discos que he escuchado en los últimos 5 años.

CD: Zakk Wylde - Book Of Shadows
From: hair metal again Date: April 27, 2015 at 3:06
pretty good release by ZAKK WYLDE who seems to have a certain approach in his songwriting & sound !this is a collection of semi-acoustic songs well performed and overall they create a nice southern feeling!Zakk seems to have a strong personality and this a good thing

CD: The Poodles - Devil In The Details
From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 26, 2015 at 13:34
Ummmm...probably the band's weakest effort in their career ...i mean the band sounds in here like they want to be like a mix of 7Th Heaven(a band that i really like) and all the modern rock stuff that is around at this very moment losing in them the attractiveness and catchy Glam Metal/Hard Rock with a more or less 80's feel that they had done up to now...there are some good tunes in tracks 1,3,6,8,10,11(the best cut IMHO) & 12...the japanese edition brings a B/T called "Never Enough"...hope the next release is better than this one as they are now turning into a "up & down" band...65/100

CD: Loud and Clear - Disc-Connected
From: CC Date: April 26, 2015 at 8:22
If this record is "modern" then so is Hyseria by Def Leppard, because that is the most obvious influence on this album.

CD: Sons of Angels - Slumber With The Lion
From: Ydol eM Date: April 25, 2015 at 15:51
I must confess I didn't expect such fresh&loaded music after 10 year time. Melodic hard rock that is halfway between Europe (eg M.ill.ion) and America (eg Firehouse) with occasional disgressions from the "major road" (eg #1 heavy rock Ratt alike or #4 a bit darker like Psycho Motel where Solli also sang). All in all nice surprise at that time and still nice moments today. 80/100.

CD: Bad Moon Rising - Blood
From: Wardy Date: April 25, 2015 at 10:00
Return to this one regularly, Blood a personal BMR fave, an album actually sounding better with age. Blood saw Aldrich huge on riffs & Swan at his usual great. Of course Blood was yet another release that while doing grand in Japan was sadly ignored by the masses, quite simply, Blood was as dark & topical as anything current, Swan possessing the kinda pipes to easily cross over into the age of flannel while losing none of that 80's magic. Will say it again, bands the likes of Bad Moon Rising, Spread Eagle Saigon Kick & War Babies etc could've straddled the grunge scene with ease & co-existed with those bands of the 90's with the right label backing *sigh* Anyway, with hardly a skip on offer, Devil's Son is a highlight, those big acoustic turn monsters popular fer their time, the Soul Asylum-like Servants Of The Sun, Blood On The Streets & the old school of Chains just a few examples of the quality Blood had to offer. Blood is as complete a record as these guys would offer, Rating 8.5

CD: AdrianGale - Suckerpunch!
From: Swedish Rocker Date: April 25, 2015 at 5:42
Maybe their weakest effort. The band bounced back with their latest album, Defiance. On of their strongest albums. Strange it hasn't been added on this site yet.

CD: Golden Farm - Angels Tears
From: 123charpenay Date: April 24, 2015 at 17:39
waoooh.exceptional a o r spanish record.what a bomb!!!!only killer songs absoluty no the same vein of nexx or 91suite (second record) but still better!!!!perfect production.excellent singer and all songs are very catchy.all songs will hooked you immediatly for eternity.congratulations to our spanish neighbours this cd is marvellous.if tou are fan of a o r don t miss this masterpiece.impossible to be class a o r album.a must super (like the rest) bonus track on the very rare japan import.

CD: Garbo Talks - Garbo Talks
From: 123charpenay Date: April 24, 2015 at 10:32
i can add that one half of the record have a great finish song and the other half is demo s songs(not finished) with a tiresome and aggressive sound of bonus track on the very rare japan import.

CD: Fortune - Fortune
From: 123charpenay Date: April 24, 2015 at 10:27
"98 in the shade"is one of the best a o r song ever.

CD: Kristy Krash Majors - The Devil In Me
From: hair metal again Date: April 24, 2015 at 3:18
very good release by KRISTY KRASH MAJORS with a lot of energy ,many hooks and a nice punk feel!the production is average ,but not annoying and Kristy seems to enjoy it very much!all the songs are ok and the whole result will satisfy you for sure

CD: Zion - Zion
From: 123charpenay Date: April 23, 2015 at 14:09
great record.exactly in the same vein of the two alias records.3 super songs (track 2.4.11).the rest is great not more.the voice of freddy curci is always so special.sometimes when he force his voice it s very limit.he is out of tune.on track 3 his voice is a bonus track on the very rare japan import.

CD: Revolution Saints - Revolution Saints
From: metalmastermusic Date: April 23, 2015 at 13:28
As with any Doug Aldrich project this album was one I expected to like….having spun thru it a couple of times I quickly realized this is nothing like any of the projects Doug has been on before. I like the blazing guitars Doug is exemplified thru on his previous efforts. This a slab of nice AOR/melodic rock no doubt but it doesn’t border hard rock stage I love from Doug. I look for the hints of Castronovo and Blades here but I distinctively hear Alessandro Del Vecchio throughout this release. The players are not the sum of the music on this release. I don’t really find any stamp of any of the musicians on this album but some great musicians who play music to perfection even if it’s not theirs. With the musicians involved you would expect no less. My favorite songs from this one are Locked Out of Paradise and Strangers To This Life. It’s to be noted this album is way loaded down with ballads which while they are not bed there are simply to many of them. So…while the music itself is soli

CD: Razormaid - First Cutt
From: hair metal again Date: April 23, 2015 at 2:12
superb hard rock release by RAZORMAID with an extremely hard edge and very strong guitar riffs!the musicianship is excellent and the vocals powerful&warm at the same time!very solid,deep with many hooks it will satisfy you and it has a certain mid 80 s vibe!i can see no fillers and this is flawless from start to finish!

CD: From the Fire - Evil Men Do
From: MysticHealer Date: April 22, 2015 at 12:18
I like From the fire, always have since i heard the debut back in the day so obviously i was very much looking forward to hearing this one. Songs such as Leave Me Alone and Stagefright I heard in demo form many years back so to an extent i knew kinda what to expect. The aforementioned tunes are goodies but there are a few fillers on here. The vocals and the playing are top notch though, especially Joe Kelly's vocals, which although sounding a little gruffer and deeper are still really really good and strong. Tommy Lafferty's guitar shines through without being overblown in any way, just really nice sounding. Into Your Heart is a really cool ballad with Kelly in top form, and title song Evil Men Do is a truly great rock tune. Never Been Lonely is pretty much everything an AOR fan could wish for. Once again Joe Kelly is in astounding form on a song that has a chorus you'll be singing for a long time. The album is beautifully produced too so all in all a really strong and good comeback.

CD: Love/Hate - Wasted in America
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: April 21, 2015 at 14:15
And sleazy they are, singing about smoking dope, getting drunk, fucking a chick in a garbage-filled alley, and hanging from somebody's tenth-floor balcony. Even the acoustic-strummed plea for mutual tolerance is put in street-level terms: "DOn't fuck with me, and I won't fuck with you." And then, you get the unabashed, pure sweetness of "Miss America," the band revisiting the theme of the troubled-but-precious young girl from "(She's An) Angel." Really the only song I don't care for is "Don't Be Afraid," but my favorites are the glorious title track, the aforementioned "Miss America," the sleazoid delights of "Spit," "Cream" "Tranquilizer," and "Time's Up."

CD: Love/Hate - Wasted in America
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: April 21, 2015 at 14:09
Looking back, it seems like if they hadn't been so closely associated with the Sunset Strip scene, Love/Hate might--MIGHT--have been one of those eccentric metal bands that end up being embraced as much, if not more, by non-metal fans. Kinda the way Faith No More, Queens of the Stone Age and Mastodon all wound up as critics' darlings by not doing the predictable, expected thing for a metal band at the time. Love/Hate don't really sound like any of the big names of the day, although they would seem to have many of the same ingredients, after experimenting with different styles in their earliest days (starting as an electronic dance band and toying with goth). Wasted In America is wildly inventive, despite Jizzy Pearl's claim that they were getting rich and lazy after the relative success of the first album. Seems like mor eof this album is set in a major key than the first, which might seem to be at odds with the hardcore sleaze of some of the lyrics.

CD: Love/Hate - Lets Rumble
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: April 20, 2015 at 21:02
... in my weed-and-'shrooms mix. Not the band's best work, but you gotta love it for its craziness.

CD: Love/Hate - Lets Rumble
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: April 20, 2015 at 21:00
It's funny somebody mentions "Spinning Wheel" as a coulda-been hit. According to Jizzy Pearl himself, it WAS a hit, at least in Los Angeles, when KNAC started giving it heavy airpplay. The problem: the album had no release date at the time, and the station had gotten an advance copy somehow (way in advance), and were playing that song against the band's wishes. So when the record finally did come out months later, nobody was interested anymore. Regardless, Love/Hate continues their quirky, oddball take on sleazy glam, more twisted than the first couple albums maybe because the times allowed them to be more twisted, or just likely out of simple restlessness. Take the established Love/Hate sound and infuse it with a warped, druggy attitude and outlook that almost reminds me of Monster Magnet, in spirit if not sound. Jizzy is still his sneering, sarcastic self even when he's singing about strippers. I'm not a drug user, but if i ever did take up the hobby, I think I would want this disc i

CD: Johnny Lima - Shine On
From: hair metal again Date: April 20, 2015 at 5:16
amazing release by JOHNNY LIMA and i totally agree with M.Allen s comment!a great blend of DEF LEPPARD &BON JOVI with big choruses and an excellent commercial approach!"memory lane " is a fantastic song !

CD: Ringleader - If Licks Could Kill
From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 19, 2015 at 13:14
For being an Indie band is quite an interesting one ...the vocalist is just a good one for the genre and musically talking it reminds me of early Paul Sabu's solo stuff..."Let It Go" is by far the best cut of the Record,some other fine moments are tracks 4,5,7 & 8...listen to it a give your opinion...80/100


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