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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CD: Phantom 5 - Phantom 5
From: 123charpenay Date: June 22, 2016 at 13:58
hello axe slinger.thanx for the english lesson. i ve looking in my dictionary ,you re absoluty right cause i would like to say "disapointment" (deception in french).you understand my mistake?"deception in english is "tromperie" in french.i m not fan of frontline cause i don t bear (i hate) the voice of the singer.his voice is too much special and at the end very very boring.greetings from the country of the best wine and the best cheese of the world.keep on rocking!!!!!!!!!

CD: Triumph - King Biscuit Flower Hour
From: Monsieur Renard Date: June 22, 2016 at 10:32
On Spotify this one is called: "Tear the Roof Off Live '81 - Public Hall, Cleveland 12th October 1981 (live)"... A very solid and energetic live performance. Recorded as a trio, which demands even more respect.

CD: Triumph - King Biscuit Flower Hour
From: Monsieur Renard Date: June 22, 2016 at 10:32
On Spotify this one is called: "Tear the Roof Off Live '81 - Public Hall, Cleveland 12th October 1981 (live)"... A very solid and energetic live performance. Recorded as a trio, which demands even more respect.

CD: Triumph - Live At Sweden Rock Festival
From: Monsieur Renard Date: June 22, 2016 at 10:28
This one features Dave Dunlop on rhythm guitar. Triumph is as always superb. Great rocking tracks with solid drumming, good vocals and awesome sologuitar.

CD: Triumph - Live At Sweden Rock Festival
From: Monsieur Renard Date: June 22, 2016 at 10:28
This one features Dave Dunlop on rhythm guitar. Triumph is as always superb. Great rocking tracks with solid drumming, good vocals and awesome sologuitar.

CD: Saga - The Beginner's Guide To Throwing Shapes
From: Monsieur Renard Date: June 22, 2016 at 5:40
This one combines the AOR of Wildest Dreams and Behaviour with progressive rock. A difficult record but one of my favourite albums of all time. Michael sounds great and Ian is again ripping it (listen to his guitarsolos/riffing in Giant, As I Am, Scarecrow). The only song that sounds annoying is Nineties.

CD: Saga - The Beginner's Guide To Throwing Shapes
From: Monsieur Renard Date: June 22, 2016 at 5:40
This one combines the AOR of Wildest Dreams and Behaviour with progressive rock. A difficult record but one of my favourite albums of all time. Michael sounds great and Ian is again ripping it (listen to his guitarsolos/riffing in Giant, As I Am, Scarecrow). The only song that sounds annoying is Nineties.

CD: Saga - Wildest Dreams
From: Monsieur Renard Date: June 22, 2016 at 5:36
Really outstanding AOR album. As a progressive rock album, maybe it fails, but as an AOR album it's one of the best. Perfectly produced by AOR-producer Keith Olson. Great vocal melodies, great guitar/synthaxe and keyboard work. The album is kind of short (35 minutes) but every second of music is pure quality. One of the best produced AOR albums in my collection. I wish more AOR releases had this quality.

CD: Saga - Wildest Dreams
From: Monsieur Renard Date: June 22, 2016 at 5:36
Really outstanding AOR album. As a progressive rock album, maybe it fails, but as an AOR album it's one of the best. Perfectly produced by AOR-producer Keith Olson. Great vocal melodies, great guitar/synthaxe and keyboard work. The album is kind of short (35 minutes) but every second of music is pure quality. One of the best produced AOR albums in my collection. I wish more AOR releases had this quality.

CD: Rage of Angels - The Devil's New Tricks
From: Monsieur Renard Date: June 22, 2016 at 4:28
Very disappointing. I'm not a big fan of Moratti and he is all over the place. Apart from that, the songs aren't quite memorable. It sounds like very standard heavy metal. There are no AOR moments on this cd.

CD: Rage of Angels - The Devil's New Tricks
From: Monsieur Renard Date: June 22, 2016 at 4:28
Very disappointing. I'm not a big fan of Moratti and he is all over the place. Apart from that, the songs aren't quite memorable. It sounds like very standard heavy metal. There are no AOR moments on this cd.

CD: Phantom 5 - Phantom 5
From: Axe Slinger Date: June 21, 2016 at 21:33
123charpenay, the word "deception" means that someone is trying to intentionally trick you in believing something. I know English is not your native language but it's the wrong word to use and you've used it a lot. Nobody is trying to deceive you into believing something is good. You either like it or you don't. Phantom V is just OK but that is my opinion. I LOVED Frontline even with the limited English that was used in their songs and Robby Boebel is the sound behind Frontline. This disc has more guitar parts that utilize harmonies better than any Bonfire disc including the masterpiece "Fireworks". What truly turned me off a bit are the lyrics. They suffer the King Kobra syndrome; good tunes, bad lyrics that make you cringe. Outside of that, the disc is fine in my opinion but, to me, nowhere near the quality of The Defiants or Treat. There is no "Love and Bullets" or "Better the Devil You Know" to me on this disc. 88 / 100

CD: Airrace - Shaft of Light
From: Monsieur Renard Date: June 21, 2016 at 6:50
I like the songs, the guitarsound, keyboardsound and vocal performance. The drums are irritating here and there. They sound too electronic for a rockband.

CD: Airrace - Shaft of Light
From: Monsieur Renard Date: June 21, 2016 at 6:50
I like the songs, the guitarsound, keyboardsound and vocal performance. The drums are irritating here and there. They sound too electronic for a rockband.

CD: From the Fire - Thirty Days and Dirty Nights
From: Monsieur Renard Date: June 21, 2016 at 6:44
Great AOR/Melorock which reminds me a bit of Tyketto. Very powerful, energetic and melodic. Great keyboard, vocal and guitar sound. The drums sound a bit electronic. Were they recorded using a electronic drumkit?

CD: From the Fire - Thirty Days and Dirty Nights
From: Monsieur Renard Date: June 21, 2016 at 6:44
Great AOR/Melorock which reminds me a bit of Tyketto. Very powerful, energetic and melodic. Great keyboard, vocal and guitar sound. The drums sound a bit electronic. Were they recorded using a electronic drumkit?

CD: Strangeways - Native Sons
From: Monsieur Renard Date: June 21, 2016 at 6:27
AOR doesn't get any better than this. This one of those albums you can listen to on repeat.

CD: Fortune - Fortune
From: Monsieur Renard Date: June 21, 2016 at 5:05
Almost perfect. The songs/compositions, vocals, keyboardlines and guitarsolos are outstanding. The vocalhooks remind me of Abba sometimes, and that's a compliment. Maybe there's too much reverb sometimes, but apart from that, it's one of my favourite AOR/Melorock albums.

CD: Fortune - Fortune
From: Monsieur Renard Date: June 21, 2016 at 5:05
Almost perfect. The songs/compositions, vocals, keyboardlines and guitarsolos are outstanding. The vocalhooks remind me of Abba sometimes, and that's a compliment. Maybe there's too much reverb sometimes, but apart from that, it's one of my favourite AOR/Melorock albums.

CD: Jonathan M - Jonathan M
From: Monsieur Renard Date: June 21, 2016 at 3:48
Very, very weak singer. Some great keyboard and guitar work. Nice drumsound, but overall it sounds more like a demo than an actual album.

CD: Jonathan M - Jonathan M
From: Monsieur Renard Date: June 21, 2016 at 3:48
Very, very weak singer. Some great keyboard and guitar work. Nice drumsound, but overall it sounds more like a demo than an actual album.

CD: Erotic Suicide - Abusement Park
From: hair metal again Date: June 21, 2016 at 3:30
superb hair metal release for EROTIC SUICIDE ,more on the glam side,that i was lucky enough to buy in when it was released and lived it in real time!excellent sound,attitude,looks,songs with strong guitar riffs and filthy lyrics!you can def hear some POISON,FASTER PUSSYCAT,NO RESPECT and EVERY MOTHER S NIGHTMARE in this one that rocks from start to finish!essential

CD: Phantom 5 - Phantom 5
From: 123charpenay Date: June 20, 2016 at 16:02
in the history of melodic rock ,many times we have some super groups,fans are waiting a killer album and result :a big deception (contraband for example).here not,this super group is a real dream team.imagine the drummer of jaded heart ,the bassist of scorpions,the guitarists of frontline and casanova and the singer of bonfire.result a top class cd in the vein of bonfire.i ve the feeling to hear a best of of bonfire.this record have no weak points,it s hyper solid ,hyper consistant, all songs are excellent.the ice on the cake is that sometimes we have a little smart touch of keyboards.fans of bonfire will love this cd at the first spin.the japan bonus track is a beautiful acoustic version of track 3 someday.we are at half of 2016 ,these six months are an avalanche of exceptional new realise:danger zone,amboaje,shakra,wild rose,drive she said,sunstorm,wigelius,first signal and phantom!!!!!!!!!!only the defiants and treat are some deception.i cross my fingers for the rest of the year.

CD: Razor Baby - Too Hot To Handle
From: Al Rockman Date: June 20, 2016 at 6:49
Picked this up on cassette years ago along with THE CREEK- STORM THE GATE in rainbow records in carlow for 2 quid and I have to say im not dissapointed,rock this place is a good partying hard rock tune, does sound like quiet riot but still impressive

CD: Le Mans - Le Mans
From: edwithmj Date: June 18, 2016 at 19:11
Slightly more polished than the original and a little more AORish too, this album is definitely a pleasant surprise. My picks are: Don't Wanna Work: a nice hard rocker with some sax in it but it works very well; Love Is a Waste of Time: another up-tempo hard rocker with a super solo; Addicted: a very loud rocker with screechy glammish voals; finally, Chain Around Your Heart: a more AORish song with a decent melody. Definitely worth listening to.

CD: The Defiants - The Defiants
From: MelodicRocker Date: June 18, 2016 at 17:27
It does not get any better! Hat's off for these wonderful and true musicians. This and the new Treat disc make you smile all day. This is how it's done. Damn, Ravel is also a great producer. Perfect mixing as well.

CD: Paul Laine - Stick It In Your Ear
From: MelodicRocker Date: June 18, 2016 at 17:20
I love everything about this album. Great songs, great sound, good musicians and a singer from heaven! There aren't many guys out there with such a fine voice and wide singing range. I'd like to see the videos for Dorianna & Is it love in somewhat HD. This is a monster debut, easy to see Bruno Ravel loved it too..., and now The Defiants play several of the tracks of this album live on tour. Now that's great news for melodic rock lovers!

CD: Danger Danger - The Return of the Great Gildersleeves
From: MelodicRocker Date: June 18, 2016 at 17:08
Timmons plays on Walk it and When she's good, from Cockroach sessions. The rest is once more Tony "Bruno" Rey, another amazing guitarist. I liked Ted's pretty boy/girly vox on debut and Screw it, but Paul is the man. Manly powerful vocals (that Ted would never be able to sing). I am glad the album of the year 2016 might be The Defiants, Ravel+Laine wrote together and it sounds awesome. Paul's still got nearly full range, one of melodic rock's favourite singers without a doubt. Gildersleeves is also a great album. I'm impressed with Ravel's production too.

CD: Danger Danger - Four The Hard Way
From: MelodicRocker Date: June 18, 2016 at 16:53
Four songs from Cockroach were remixed and included here, and contain Andy Timmons. But all other tracks are with TONY REY on guitars. He also toured with the band. I like both Paul's songs and Ravel's on this album, 10 great songs. A very very fine D2/Laine disc.

CD: Danger Danger - Danger Danger
From: MelodicRocker Date: June 18, 2016 at 16:43
Amazing AOR/melodic rock album from '89! Early on, Ted had a quite good range. Bruno & Steve are monster songwriters. TONY REY (who was also in Saraya) plays almost all guitars on this debut, and he does it brilliantly! Rey also played on Four the hard way and Gildersleeves, as well as toured with the band until they found their brilliant younger talent Rob Marcello. Also love "Live & Nude", these songs sound killer also with Paul & Marcello in the band! (Today Paul is way better than Ted, whose range is flat). Paul is too good to be true. I was stunned hearing how he can still sing very powerfully at 49 (The Defiants). Stick it in your ear and Danger Danger debut are both true winners.

CD: Danger Danger - Live And Nude
From: $$ixx Date: June 18, 2016 at 13:01
Paul Laine plays in a higher league than Poley, no doubt about it. This is one of THE best live lead vocal performances I've ever heard. Great songs, great band. Defiants is fantastic as well, best of 2016, what a happy surprise. Never thought Bruno and Paul would record again.

CD: Whitesnake - 1987
From: Stixx Date: June 18, 2016 at 8:18
Imagine, for a moment, that you're an aging rock star whose guitarist just helped write and record the best album of your career. What would you say to him when he finished cutting the guitar tracks? "Thanks"? "Love ya"? "I couldn't have done it without you"? Try this: "You're fired." Hard to believe, isn't it? But that's what happened to Blue Murder guitarist John Sykes after he helped David Coverdale write and record the multi-platinum 1987 album "Whitesnake." "Me and David, we wrote the songs between us," says Sykes. "We went to France, wrote the songs, then took the whole thing over to LA... .."I'd realized that everybody who's finished up their job is history," says Sykes. "So I said to Kalodner: 'Look, I'm kind of wondering what's going on. I can't get ahold of David, and I'm starting to wonder if I've been fired.' "And Kalodner said, 'Well, it's kind of looking that way.'" http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1994-05-06/entertainment/1994126144_1_sykes-coverdale-whitesnake

CD: Europe - War of Kings
From: Stixx Date: June 18, 2016 at 8:04
New era Europe is performing well, but the songs lack good catchy choruses, and after a while, I always turn to the classic albums. It's not bad, but a band like Treat write so much stronger songs these days. Boring, I'm sad to say.

CD: Europe - Secret Society
From: Stixx Date: June 18, 2016 at 7:59
Good sound, good playing, but a little too boring down-tuned songs with weak choruses. Disappointment!

CD: Europe - Out Of This World
From: Stixx Date: June 18, 2016 at 7:53
I wonder if the band ever recorded/tried out the offered Diane Warren song called "Look Away", that went on to become a Billboard #1 hit for the band Chicago in December 1988. I'd like to hear it with Joey's at the time world-class superranged smooth AOR-voice, but I'm not sure if they ever did it. If they'd included it on the album, as Ron and Kee wanted, probably the band would have stayed in the major league longer. It's still a fantastic album, but a shame it was not able to sell more. Also, not touring longer with Def Leppard was a major mistake. Kee's guitar playing on this album is nothing short of amazing!

CD: Rubicon Cross - Rubicon Cross
From: Stixx Date: June 18, 2016 at 7:33
As much as I understand why CJ and Bill don't wish to record a new Firehouse album, I still wish they'd do it for the love of creating good music, preferably with the thick powerful sound of producer David Prater once more. They're still "killing it" live. During these circumstances, it was extra cool to have this excellent new band Rubicon Cross. It's not that similar to Firehouse, and it was not their intention either. What we got (11 years after Prime Time) is a very solid melodic rock album, with hints of old, and with quite some modern touches. Good performances and fine songwriting makes this a very cool album. I find myself liking its heaviness and good production a lot. Highly recommended.

CD: Teer - Teer
From: hair metal again Date: June 18, 2016 at 6:57
very good release for TEER with excellent melodic lines and powerful guitar work!i hear about the FIREHOUSE comparisons but i can t find any ,as TEER arent so rocking and i d say that some of their members maybe have a more heavy metal approach!anyway this will satisfy you ,but i didnt find it blowminding...they reminded me of EMERALD RAIN or PRIDE(uk)!good stuff

CD: Shotgun - Live: Down Decadencia Drive
From: $$ixx Date: June 18, 2016 at 6:44
Since Tim and Harry did not wish to participate, Rob and Chris were the perfect replacements, for this Shotgun Messiah live tribute of their ultra-classic glam sleaze debut from '88/'89, that sold about 500,000 copies. Quite impressive. This is an amazing live recording, great performances from the whole band (of course Zinny's voice has aged somewhat, still cool though) and an impressive sound thanks to Chris who is also a famed producer. 8 super-cool rockers, incl. the singles/videos "Don't Care 'Bout Nothin'" and "Shout It Out". The live material was recorded in Gothenburg at a show they did in 2013, 25 years after the Kingpin album "Welcome to Bop City", that was remixed and re-released as Shotgun Messiah in '89. A very solid live album, and thanks to Zinny and Stixx for making it happen!

CD: First Signal - One Step Over The Line
From: 123charpenay Date: June 16, 2016 at 13:00
superb second realise.fans like me of the first harem scarem s album will love this beautiful new frontiers s project.all songs are top class a o r with the voice of harem scarem we have the feeling to listen a best of of unrealised harem scarem s tracks.the quality is present from start to finish.all choruses are very catchy and will stay in your brain immediatly.the japan bonus track is an acoustic version of track 9 "weigh me in".one more jewel from 2016!!!!!!!

CD: Jailhouse - Jailhouse
From: hair metal again Date: June 16, 2016 at 4:36
superb hair metal release for JAILHOUSE , a band that is really a mystery how it didnt hit the spot back in the day!guitar driven commercial hard rock at its best with great songs,vibe and looks!everyone whose into that kinda music will appreciate this one and of course gonna be delighted with songs like "please come back","love me","tell me (Nelson)!essential in every collection

CD: Shakra - Everest
From: 123charpenay Date: June 14, 2016 at 12:08
it s very simple,with shakra it s impossible to be disapointed.their regularity,the quality of all their realise are amazing."everest" is not their best record,the palm is for "power ride",but everest is an other excellent record with all the trademarks of this super swiss band.if you are fan of shakra you can buy this cd closed eyes.trust me.i note two fillers track 6 is long ,too long and boring;and track 12.mark fox have not the stamp of voice for this kind of ballad.the rest ?great ,great and great!!!!!track 13 "mystery" ,the bonus track is a top class hard rock song.

CD: Prophet - Recycled
From: hair metal again Date: June 14, 2016 at 4:32
excellent hard rock release for PROPHET ,more edgy than their previous ones and for me this is a good thing!the band sounds solid ,the riffs are great and the hooks all over!highlights are "call of the wild","all i need " and the beautiful "sides"!great stuff and a fine release of the early 90 s East Coast scene

CD: Greenway - Serious Business
From: hair metal again Date: June 12, 2016 at 1:41
excellent solo release for Brian Greenway back in 88,def on the APRIL WINE routes that will satisfy all fans with its classy sound !all the songs are pretty good and the vocs are very warm !"i cant hold back","serious business" and "in the danger zone" are the best moments of this rarity!

CD: Drive She Said - Pedal To The Metal
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 11, 2016 at 12:23
Probably this is not the best AOR album of the year but having these guys back is simply awesome...obviously there are some songs that don't fit on this Record such as "I'm The Nyte"(horrible filler that sounds like taken out of any Rammstein album)but on the other side we have pleasant AOR cuts in the shape of tracks 2,3,4(nice),5,7,9(nice mid tempo)& 12(nice acoustic one)...86/100

CD: Bad Company - Desolation Angels
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 11, 2016 at 11:40
Lovely album by this act!!!...i've always have an special appreciation to this release basically because i listened to it when it came out back in '79(i was just a 9 years old kid)...tracks 1(great!),2,3,4,7 & 9 are the best cuts for me...enjoyable stuff indeed...86/100

CD: Widowmaker - Stand by for Pain
From: andi Date: June 10, 2016 at 6:13
Not the real Dee Snider i Know...

CD: First Signal - One Step Over The Line
From: the rocker Date: June 8, 2016 at 18:09
Agree Eric3

CD: George Lynch - The Lost Anthology
From: hair metal again Date: June 8, 2016 at 11:36
excellent double release for GEORGE LYNCH that offers much unreleased stuff from all his career that starts in the late 70 s!superb guitar player and def a pioneer of the hard rock genre with suberb rhythm parts and astonishing solos,GEORGE LYNCH shined in every band and collaboration he had!essential release

CD: Henry Paul Band - Anytime
From: Thomas/Coastline Date: June 8, 2016 at 5:11
Great AOR tinged Southern Rock with tasty lead guitar work. Essential.

CD: Lee Aaron - Fire And Gasoline
From: CC Date: June 7, 2016 at 19:09
A few more days of repeated listens and it has certainly grown on me as the songs are catchy for certain. Still not convinced on some of the lyrics though as some of them are more suited to a 20 year old than a woman in her 50s (Wannabe is a main culprit), but its Lee Aaron, so she can sing what she wants. There is also some interesting conflict going on. The first song goes on about being a tom boy and not a girly girl, and then the next song starts going on about wearing stilletos and short skirts. Over all its a highly enjoyable album.

CD: First Signal - One Step Over The Line
From: Eric3 Date: June 7, 2016 at 17:47
It's pretty good! Other than Hess on vocals, it doesn't sound much like the first one...it's almost closer to Find Me than the grittier debut album (not a surprise with Daniel Flores producing). I really like the songs though, they invoke a sense of nostalgia that would have this album right at home in the '80s rather than 2016. Favorite tracks are Love Gets Through, Still Pretending, Minute of Your Time, and Pedestal.

CD: Julliet - Passion
From: 123charpenay Date: June 7, 2016 at 12:37
very average record ,with absoluty nothing extraordinary.sometimes they looks like to ratt,nevertheless they stay a second zone and a very common band.

CD: Guardian - Miracle Mile
From: CLOUD FORCE Date: June 6, 2016 at 18:14
Well,this album shifted towards an acoustic driven sound.it was 93 after all. But the songs really rock,and there's a great songwriting,the guitar licks are impressive,and top notch production by The AOR gods the Elefante bros. Of course I prefer them when they sound more electric,like the masterpiece song Sister wisdom. A bit different than the first 2 albums,but don'miss it:kick ass tunes,and overall a really great album.

CD: Meat Loaf - Dead Ringer
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 6, 2016 at 16:11
This one along with "Bat Out Of Hell" are iconic albums of this pretty good but somehow kinda underrated artist...tracks 1,2(nice),3(nice) & 7 are the ones for me.88/100

CD: Arena - Immortal
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 6, 2016 at 16:08
With some kinda Marillion influence here and there comes this pretty decent Arena Album ...tracks 1,3,5,6 & 7(nice)are pleasant Prog/Melodic Metal ones for sure.80/100

CD: First Signal - One Step Over The Line
From: the rocker Date: June 4, 2016 at 21:24
Like what I'm hearing so far!

CD: Lee Aaron - Fire And Gasoline
From: CC Date: June 4, 2016 at 15:05
I am so glad she has returned to her rock roots after years of dabbling in jazz, but its certainly not her finest work. Her vocals are as good as ever, but the song quality just isn't there. Theres a kind of mix and match of styles on this, with even some of it dabbling in the pop punk genre. Its not a bad release by any means, and may grow on me, but it certainly is not going to top the list of my faves.

CD: The Dan Reed Network - Fight Another Day
From: CC Date: June 4, 2016 at 14:44
Sadly a very disappointing release. Its actually a good album, but sounds more like a Dan solo album than a return of the Network. Far too mellow.

CD: Van Halen - Fair Warning
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 4, 2016 at 13:30
Good album!!!...VH was starting to hit the sky in its career ...tracks 1,2,3,5,7 & 9 are in my book.87/100

CD: Baron Rojo - Larga Vida Al Rock And Roll
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 4, 2016 at 13:27
This is a good debut from one of Spain's finest HM/HR band Baron Rojo...tracks 1,3,4 & 9 are really good shots.85/100

CD: Kenziner - Timescape
From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 3, 2016 at 21:58
European Prog Metal with an inevitable Dream Theater touch here and there(a big influence are the americans for sure)...tracks 1,2,4,7 & 10 are the ones for me...82/100

CD: Jamilya - Over the Edge
From: 123charpenay Date: June 3, 2016 at 16:37
hum the best record of 1997?it s a joke.jamilya is a second zone band.a mediocre combo.poor production with a very average singer for some very average songs.one thousand hard rock bands all over the world are at the same level .

CD: '77 - 21st Century Rock
From: Swedish Rocker Date: June 2, 2016 at 11:20
Haven't heard this particular album, but the three other albums they've made is solid rock'n'roll a la AC/DC. Strange these albums are not here

CD: Treat - Ghost Of Graceland
From: $$ixx Date: June 2, 2016 at 11:10
Almost as good as the last one, and with a slightly better sound (richer in bass, better mastering), this is a full throttle winner! Robert sings well, and there are some nice notes still with range, and the band is very pro all of them, esp. Anders. He's a very talented musican. Not to compare, but song-wise, Treat are (to my ears) so much better than new era (anti hair metal) Europe. Miles better.

CD: Rick Springfield - Rocket Science
From: Doug Date: June 2, 2016 at 11:10
I really like the first two songs, and then for me it drops off a bit from there. At 66, this guy just keeps putting out good music, though. Nice!

CD: Sixx: A.M. - Prayers For The Damned
From: Doug Date: June 2, 2016 at 11:04
This one does not rank with "This is Gonna Hurt" album, but still decent. Tracks 1,2,4,and 10 the best for me.

CD: The Defiants - The Defiants
From: $$ixx Date: June 2, 2016 at 11:03
This is just perfect imo. All killer, no filler! Even better than the last D2 album, if that's possible, with a much stronger vocal from the excellent Paul Laine. He's singing his heart out and sounds much younger than he is (soon 50). Very impressive. Rob and Bruno, and the drummer, are super-solid too, as expected. Cool thing that Bruno and Paul got to write an album together, more as a team than before in D2. What a great album for this summer Paul is one of THE best singers out there, for sure. It is so great to hear him roar again.

CD: Crystal Roxx - Not On the Clock
From: hair metal again Date: June 2, 2016 at 9:24
pretty good release by CRYSTAL ROXX ,a band that tried to catch up with what music industry wanted ,but never made it big!Not On The Clock is rocking and there s a certain groove all around!Good songs and hooks here and there with "whiskey","never no why" and "does it matter" being the highlights

CD: Jamilya - Over the Edge
From: andi Date: June 2, 2016 at 7:32
Greatest Album 1997 ever... Whats Going on With these Guys??

CD: Phantom 5 - Phantom 5
From: edukiki Date: June 1, 2016 at 14:56
Mix of "Point Blank· and "Fireworks" ????????, sorry but dudemetal have reason mix of Bonfire, and Jaded Heart and something about Casanova, more than Jaded Heart and Casanova than Bonfire

CD: Aldo Nova - A Portrait Of Aldo Nova
From: 123charpenay Date: June 1, 2016 at 14:18
great compilation from this brilliant canadian singer and guitarist.nevertheless we have lot of fillers on this record,principally from his debut album."fantasy" "heart to heart" and"under the gun" are some super songs ,the rest is bad and sound very dated.after on the two follow up records ,it s better with excellent a o r songs even if we still have several fillers in between.finally the good is superior to the mediocre,so i recommand this cd after a serious clean up.

CD: Wigelius - Tabula Rasa
From: 123charpenay Date: June 1, 2016 at 14:10
after their very average debut ,i was not very enthousiasm about their second effort;only curious.wow this second realise is far far better than their boring debut.here they realise a real exploit ,the 13 songs (all the album) are top class a o r songs.each songs are very catchy ,each songs are a hit.all tracks deserve to be played on all radios of this planet cause all the choruses are irresistible!!!!the production is perfect,the singer is really excellent.now this young swedish band play in champion s league.i recommand the japan import cause track 13,the japan bonus track "wild woman" is a superb rocking song in the vein of stage dolls.this record is simply marvellous.2016 is a very rich year in melodic rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CD: Aldo Nova - A Portrait Of Aldo Nova
From: hair metal again Date: May 31, 2016 at 23:59
superb best of release for an artist that really has the talent,the vibe and helped much the 80 s scene with his releases!ALDO NOVA is agreat songwriter and he seems capable of writing down easily big hits!essential in every collection

CD: Phantom 5 - Phantom 5
From: andi Date: May 31, 2016 at 15:46
...and... It's Much better than The Defians(ex Danger Danger members)

CD: Phantom 5 - Phantom 5
From: andi Date: May 31, 2016 at 15:44
This Album is absolutly Bonfire in Good old time... Just like an mix of Bonfires "Point Blank" and "Fireworks"!!This Album is Not similar to Jaded Heart... IT's pure Claus Lessmann With a touch of Mad Max

CD: Sunstorm - Edge Of Tomorrow
From: 123charpenay Date: May 31, 2016 at 14:04
receive finally this record yesterday from cd japan. it s a very great surprise for me cause this record don t sound like a frontiers s record ,and don t sound like the others sunstorm s cd s.this album is oriented guitar ,it s the more hard record from sunstorm.only one a o r song(track 1).this song have a simple and classic choruse.the others songs are some real hard rock songs.jos lynn turner realise a fantastic performance.he stay year after year ,band after band ,project after project,one of the best singer of the hard rock s scene.track 2 and 10 are absoluty exceptional.track 4 and 7 are very hard and excellent.track 8 is a superb ballad.track 5.6.9 and 11 are top class melodic hard rock song.track 3 (a filler) is the little weak point of this album.the japan bonus track 12 is a piano version of "angel eyes",this version have absoluty no interest.nevertheless ,like for drive she said ,i recommand this excellent cd .don t look at the bad reviews and bad comments.buy buy buy!!!!!!!

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.

 

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