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CD: Crash Kelly - Electric Satisfaction
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: January 24, 2017 at 13:35
I didn't care for this CD at all when I had it as a promo back around the time of its release. Just way too power-poppy. Too many chirpy keys and handclaps, and Sean Kelly's voice annoyed the hell out of me. "Ride The Wire" and "She Put The Shock In My Rock 'n' Roll" were all right but by no means outstanding. Otherwise, songs like "33 On The Charts" and "Two-Year Turnaround," I couldn't skip 'em fast enough. Kelly is an ace guitarist (see his Christmas Guitar CD for ample proof) but he shows little of it here.

CD: Sweet Mary Jane - Winter in Paradise
From: metalmastermusic Date: January 24, 2017 at 10:23
This is a really good melodic rock album! It has every element that you look for in a melodic rock release with smooth vocals and great keyboard work ala Journey/Survivor with great guitar elements mixed in.

CD: Angry Tears - Angry Tears
From: hair metal again Date: January 24, 2017 at 6:31
ok release for Jack Ponti s ANGRY TEARS ,that could be better with another singer!the guitar work is pretty good and there are some great riffs &solos ,but the songs overall dont have big hooks or choruses!not bad ,but certainly nothing special

CD: Crash Kelly - One More Heart Attack
From: hair metal again Date: January 23, 2017 at 9:45
3rd release for CRASH KELLY and i believe that this one s the weakest!the sound &the approach is the same ,but the songs arent so strong ,the hooks are less and the production not so warm!on the other hand Sean is a very talented hard rocker and always delivers some great 70 s ,80 s hard rockin tunes!"right girl,wrong time " is the highlight!

CD: Thin Lizzy - Chinatown
From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 23, 2017 at 6:25
I own this on vinyl ...how would be the world if our beloved Phil were alive?...tracks 1,4,5 & 6 are in my book of music.80/100

CD: Ugly Kid Joe - The Very Best of Ugly Kid Joe - As Ugly As It Gets
From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 23, 2017 at 6:22
Listening to this gorgeous compilation once more and it's quite a cool one indeed ...tracks 1,2,3,4,6,8,11,13 & 14 are the ones for me no matter what.84/100

CD: Tonto Tonto - Mirror For The Blame
From: hair metal again Date: January 21, 2017 at 5:36
very good debut for TONTO TONTO and a quite unique one ,as they slide from electric tunes to semi acoustics in a smooth way!the musicianship is excellent and the vocals very very good!some songs are fine like "miles away' 'all the love of the world "," mirror" and overall a nice 90 s hard rock indie for experienced listeners!recommended

CD: Dirty Looks - Live In San Diego ...and Some More
From: Evil Rick Date: January 19, 2017 at 21:30
Very disappointed in this release from fna records. This concert has been available as a boot for many years, so when I heard it was getting a proper release I was pretty excited. Unfortunately the label went the loser route and released this as a cheaply made cd-r with the 2 "bonus tracks" being of such poor quality that one can barely stand to listen to either one. fna did a fine job with the other Dirty Looks albums they released, it's a shame they had to do such an awful job with this one. If you already have this concert in mp3 format stick with that, because that's basically what you are getting here

CD: Loverboy - Wildside
From: Locoaor Date: January 19, 2017 at 21:26
Don't Keep Me In The Dark sin duda la mejor del disco, tremenda balada la que se sacaron con este disco.

CD: Europe - Prisoners in Paradise
From: edwithmj Date: January 19, 2017 at 13:38
One of the blandest and most disappointing albums on here. The only songs I can take away from this one are Halfway to Heaven (a pity the whole album isn't as good and memorable as this one song) and Prisoners in Paradise. The rest of the album is completely forgettable: I've actually tried to get into this several times as I was sure I was missing something but now I'm positive it's not me. The beginning of the end for Europe.

CD: OffRoad - Make It Through
From: ICA-Hernan Date: January 19, 2017 at 11:18
Gran sonido y brutal. My fav song "Tell Them Getta Away", "Nobody Loves You More Than I Do", "Playing With The Strings Of My Soul" un disco a tener en cuenta.

CD: Endfield - Right to the Top
From: ICA-Hernan Date: January 19, 2017 at 10:45
Un buen disco para mi un 90/100 buenos temas y muy parejos como "Girl in Flame", "Not Alone", "Angel", "Right To the top" Sin duad alguna un buen lanzamiento para este 2017 obligado a tenerlo..

CD: Johnny Van Zant - Brickyard Road
From: hair metal again Date: January 19, 2017 at 6:13
excellent release for JOHNNY VAN ZANT ,more on the hard rock side of things, as most of the albums back in 90!all the songs are pretty good,the sound is rockin and there s a certain feelgood vibe!of course you can find some great mid tempos like "love can be so cruel" and ballads like "love is not enough"!probably his best ever work

CD: Any Day Now - Millennium
From: hair metal again Date: January 17, 2017 at 5:24
very good release for ANY DAY NOW ,a project of some great musos and especially Stuart Zaltz who always delivers some great hooks!the musicianship is ok ,the production could be better,but the rest is excellent and especially some great hooks in songs like "where you ever there","james" and "camouflaged"!recommended if you dig some more mature material

CD: Climb - Take a Chance
From: DazBuFF Date: January 17, 2017 at 0:43
yea!!! they just re released this with the bonus song an instrumental version of a girl like you. just ordered it

CD: Saxon - Heavy Metal Thunder
From: 123charpenay Date: January 16, 2017 at 13:31
saxon had finished their carreer in 1992 with the excellent"forever free".in 1985 "innocence is no excuse" was one of the best hard rock record ever.in 1986 "destiny" had a beautiful f m touch and in 1991 "solid ball of rock" was an atomic hard rock bomb.after 1992 all their cd s are a long and boring suite of heavy metal without melodies and without emotions.this best of is essential to all the hard rockers of this planet cause in the eighties saxon was the more hard,the more exciting and the more catchy band of the hard rock scene.their riffs was some masterpieces and are unforgetable.i ve the version with on the second record live at bloodstock 2014.it s a super concert with a great sound and only hopeffully three metal songs.it s the first cd that i ve buying in 2017.this year starts well.

CD: Shooting Gallery - Shooting Gallery
From: hair metal again Date: January 12, 2017 at 10:31
pretty good release for SHOOTING GALLERY back in 92 ,def on the HANOI ROCKS mode and i guess that it will satisfy all fans!bought it when it was released ,spinned it and gave me a bit of groove ,but couldnt compete the many gems that were released the same year!good stuff though with great lyrics,attitude &looks

CD: Wigelius - Tabula Rasa
From: 123charpenay Date: January 11, 2017 at 13:41
the best record of 2016.

CD: Vera Cruz - Hot Games
From: dany69 Date: January 10, 2017 at 19:39
All the comments here are so true,,,,Very Very great band and so melodic,,just can't believe that i found this in a miserable shop for 6$ and the first Aurophon Label,,,i wasn't sure at first but for the price,,,,thanks god,!!!

CD: Richie Kotzen - The Essential Richie Kotzen
From: Doug Date: January 10, 2017 at 19:09
Just got this, Kotzen is so talented. Nice to see him getting rightful recognition with the Winery Dogs.

CD: The Dead Daisies - Make Some Noise
From: masmusic Date: January 10, 2017 at 18:14
It's surprising that an album this good from another so-called "supergroup" can fly so far below the radar. Maybe its because the album doesn't fall squarely into any specific category. It is clearly rock and roll and leans towards hard rock but is also clearly not heavy metal. It has elements of jazz, funk and even mo-town mixed in ... but the bottom line is that this is a superbly written, produced and performed rock and roll album. I shouldn't have to accidentally stumble on an album like this but I guess that's how the music industry is these days. 30 years ago this album would have been HUGE. Today it is just an afterthought. In any case, this is a group of very talented musicians at the top of their game. The music is catchy as hell and you can just tell the band is having fun, their enthusiasm shines through. John Corabi sounds fantastic and Richard Fortus is a very under-rated guitar player. Highly recommended!

CD: Reckless Love - InVader
From: 123charpenay Date: January 10, 2017 at 14:07
hello the rocker yes "zoo" is the name of the song.you can hear 45 seconds on cd japan.greetings from france.

CD: Crash Kelly - Electric Satisfaction
From: hair metal again Date: January 10, 2017 at 10:00
excellent release again for CRASH KELLY ,a band that blends the 70 s hard rock scene in a great way ,but also sounding updated!if you love bands like ALICE COOPER,CHEAP TRICK,KISS,TREX,THIN LIZZY ,TED NUGENT then go ahead and buy this great release !there s a certain quality in everything in it and you will be extremely rocked with songs like "love me electric","she put the shock(in my rock and roll),"you dont know" and "11 cigarettes"!great stuff

CD: Reckless Love - InVader
From: the rocker Date: January 9, 2017 at 19:09
I need to find that song! Zoo is the name of the song?

CD: Reckless Love - InVader
From: 123charpenay Date: January 9, 2017 at 13:42
best bonus track of the year 2016 "zoo" track 12 (japan bonus track).

CD: Cats In Space - Too Many Gods
From: masmusic Date: January 8, 2017 at 13:33
Very mixed on this one! Some really good tracks and a couple of silly non essential songs that have no place on this record. Only In Vegas and Man In The Moon, Take them away and the record has a much better flow to it! 75/100

CD: Roth Brock Project - Roth Brock Project
From: dudemetal Date: January 6, 2017 at 13:32
Fantastic release! Musically sounds a lot like the last couple WINGER releases.... Great songs and playing.

CD: Lynch/Pilson - Wicked Underground
From: Doug Date: January 6, 2017 at 12:39
For me, this album reminds me of Dokken's "Dysfunctional" and "Shadowlife" albums, which for some are love/hate. This LP album is okay for me, not great but also not bad.

CD: Drive She Said - Pedal To The Metal
From: 123charpenay Date: January 5, 2017 at 13:47
best song of 2016.track 10 " i m the nyte".this song is a real hit,an atomic bomb.

CD: Ocean - Je Suis Mort De Rire
From: 123charpenay Date: January 5, 2017 at 13:43
hello rick happy new year 2017.only happiness for you and your family.ocean is a very very very little cult band.i ve never heard anything about this band.totally unknow for me.

CD: Three Lions - Three Lions
From: Doug Date: January 5, 2017 at 12:21
Got this the other day. I first I thought it was a bit formulaic, but it's growing on me.

CD: Ocean - Je Suis Mort De Rire
From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 5, 2017 at 12:01
A cult band in France ..."Je Suis Mort De Rire","Ou et Quand Tu Veux" & "Joue" are the ones for me.70/100

CD: John Waite - Rover's Return
From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 5, 2017 at 11:57
Nice album with catchy AOR tunes in it ..."Act of Love", "Don't Lose any Sleep" & "She's the One" are my faves.82/100

CD: Cruzh - Cruzh
From: ICA-Hernan Date: January 5, 2017 at 7:50
Espectacular disco de AOR con un inicio demoledor y con temas muy parejos como "Aim For The Head", "Survivor","Before I Walk Alone" este mas vistoso y alegre y mi favorita "In n' Out Of Love" un disco muy bueno que sin duda alguna lo tienes que tener.

CD: Jean Beauvoir - Jacknifed
From: hair metal again Date: January 5, 2017 at 3:25
pretty good pop album for JEAN BEAUVOIR doing his thing !the vocals are excellent and if you re into the pop culture you ll find it interesting !of course some good guitar solos here and there and a fine mid tempo like "searching for a light" is offered by Jean in this one!def one of his worst overall though,i prefer his Bare To The Bones later on

CD: Tygers Of Pan Tang - Live In The Roar
From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 4, 2017 at 18:55
Decent and pretty cool live recording of a band that has persisted in time ..."Hellbound" is my fave cut in here,some other good shots are #2,5,7,8,9,10,13 & 16(fine cover of Ted Nugent's classic song).80/100...btw Richie Wicks is a good singer and has shown it on this live set.

CD: 21 Guns - Nothing's Real
From: MelodicMetal4Ever Date: January 4, 2017 at 11:41
hey thanks BD: I really appreciate it

CD: 21 Guns - Nothing's Real
From: MelodicMetal4Ever Date: January 4, 2017 at 11:24
can someone tell me the lyrics to "Come On In"? I have lost my case with lyrics.

CD: David A Saylor - Ship To Nowhere
From: MysticHealer Date: January 4, 2017 at 7:39
R.I.P My friend. Eternally greatful for the friendship and the music.

CD: New Soul Cowboys - New Soul Cowboys
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: January 4, 2017 at 0:09
His lyrics are pretty hackneyed and cheesy as well, with songs about motorcycles and whiskey and girls with blue ribbons in their hair (named after southern states, of course). To be sure, this is a pleasant listen, but really doesn't rise above average no matter how hard Gomes sings or how many instruments he brings out to dress up his bland songs. Worth a listen if you're way into southern rock, but don't expect to be blown away.

CD: New Soul Cowboys - New Soul Cowboys
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: January 4, 2017 at 0:02
New Soul Cowboys, if I recall, were kind of a "project" meant to spotlight Anthony GOmes, who I believe was an up-and-coming guitar-slinger at one point. That said, Gomes's playing is impeccable throughout )on guitar and on the various other stringed instruments that make appearances), but his playing here isn't as flashy as the "pick-up band around a shredder" stigma would lead you to believe. This is more hard southern rock in anything else, and reminds me of bands like Moon Dog Mane, Tattoo Rodeo, Georgia Satellites and maybe a whiff or two of Blackberry Smoke. It's southern rock that won't scare off the '80's-rock crowd, in other words, and would probably appeal to people who are into the loud modern country, particlarly the ones who used to listen to rock before they got old. The trouble is, Gomes is a better guitarist than he is a singer, and a lot of his songwriting is fairly plain when you get past the instrumental talent.

CD: Sweet and Lynch - Only To Rise
From: Doug Date: January 3, 2017 at 17:31
I just picked this up and would have to agree with Metal T. It's not a bad album, Sweet is such a polished singer and Lynch has his moments (with Tichy and Lomenzo filling out the rest), but it sort of falls flat, IMO. The opening track gets you going, and then it just sort of plateaus...

CD: Wild Rose - 4
From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 3, 2017 at 13:36
Sorry guys but IMHO this release is a step down compared with the band's previous efforts...i mean the album is fine but not impressive...cuts 3,4,5,7(nice),8(nice)& 9 are with me though...80/100

CD: Tora Tora - Wild America
From: hair metal again Date: January 3, 2017 at 10:04
excellent hair metal release for TORA TORA ,a band that really rocks the place!guitar driven hard rock music that reminds me of AEROSMITH & TESLA and that will satisfy with its solid sound,great riffs and fantastic vocal work!the songs are great but no big hits included!bought it back in the day ,spinned it a lot and revisiting it brings back great memos!

CD: Kix - Cool Kids
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: January 2, 2017 at 16:05
I've been listening to this again lately. The band disowns it and most fans hate it (and I myself have said the same at times. You listen to "Loco Emotion" and just shake your head, even as you try to get the scatting doo-doo-doo-ahh-ahh-ah part unstuck from your ears. But then songs like "Love Pollution, ""Nice On Ice," "Get Your Monkeys Out" and "Restless Blood" have the hooks and that trademark Kix bounce and sass to them; it's the execution that makes them seem less than stellar. And of course, there's "For Shame," a real lightning-in-a-bottle moment that has always amazed me for having NOT been an enormous hit. I upgraded my old rating because, being honest, even in spite of its obvious concessions to new-wave and cheesy 1983 pop, I have always enjoyed much of this record. It just gets off to a bad start, with the two worst songs going 1-2, but finishes strong.

CD: Mark Sweeney - All In
From: 707STAR Date: December 31, 2016 at 20:51

CD: Eric Johnson - Ah Via Musicom
From: Doug Date: December 30, 2016 at 16:13
I had this on cassette too. Just picked up the CD the other day in a bargain bin. Really good album.

CD: Status Quo - 1982
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 30, 2016 at 12:35
Cool album...simple and straight Rock & Roll with Pop moments but yet effective ..."She Don't Fool Me" & "Young Pretender" are my faves...tracks 6,7 & 10 are also nice ones...80/100

CD: Dio - Holy Diver
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 30, 2016 at 12:30
First album of the mighty Dio as a solo artist and what a blast it was!..."Stand Up & Shout" is my fave piece of music in here...tracks 4,6 & 8 also are in my book of HM...87/100

CD: It Bites - Once Around The World
From: metalmastermusic Date: December 30, 2016 at 8:44
This is really a AOR album to me. I don't see the prog references. Solid release.

CD: Soundtracks - Wayne's World
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: December 29, 2016 at 19:30
That was Bill and Ted's band, Doug ... Agreed though, this was a decent soundtrack mixing some classic-rock staples and some ... well other stuff. The Rhino Bucket song is my favorite, just because I'm a big fan of theirs anyway.

CD: Circus Maximus - Nine
From: djimenezgarcia Date: December 29, 2016 at 13:35
Pure magic with anthems all around...

CD: Saga - Worlds Apart
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 29, 2016 at 11:44
Saga is a legendary band and this album contains in tracks "On The Loose","Wind Him Up" & the nice one "No Regrets (Chapter 5)" 3 of the most representative cuts of them...tracks 3 & 6 are also good ones.85/100

CD: Mick Jones - Mick Jones
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 29, 2016 at 11:37
Listening to this album again and giving my verdict about it,well at the end is quite a decent one,obviously as stated above,his vocal skills are pretty limited..."Save Me Tonight" is,as i said in 2006,the best track of the Record...another fine moments are 1( ),5,7,8(nice) & 9(nice)...my rating goes to an 83/100.

CD: Monro - Monro
From: 707STAR Date: December 28, 2016 at 23:03

CD: Lizzy Borden - Visual Lies
From: dany69 Date: December 28, 2016 at 16:55
in my huge cd collection,,this is in my top 10 albums,,,just a pure Amazing CD,,,,Lizzy Rulezzzzzzzzzzzz

CD: Soundtracks - Wayne's World
From: Doug Date: December 28, 2016 at 16:24
Was just browsing through the great HH catalog and stumbled on this one that I have. Tracks #2, #3, #4, #10 and #11 are my faves. Wyld Stallyns rule!

CD: U.F.O. - Phenomenon
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 28, 2016 at 14:05
Decent album that contains 2 major tracks of the band in the shape of "Doctor Doctor" & "Rock Bottom"...some other interesting cuts are 6 & 7...70/100

CD: Mick Jones - Mick Jones
From: hair metal again Date: December 28, 2016 at 8:53
pretty good solo release for Mick Jones ,but not as good as expected i think!the sound ,the production is perfect but the songs and the musicianship dont hit the spot!on the other hand the approach is very fine and you can find a mix of mid tempo along with some rockers!'save me tonight","the wrong side of the law" ,"4 wheels turnin" and "danielle " are the best moments!good stuff

CD: Outloud - Love Catastrophe
From: 707STAR Date: December 27, 2016 at 22:00

CD: Alter Bridge - The Last Hero
From: Doug Date: December 26, 2016 at 14:41
Another good album from these guys, Myles Kennedy is arguably, the busiest guy in rock music today.

CD: Intice - Taste the Night
From: MrMetal Date: December 26, 2016 at 11:05
...Thunder" as well as the soundtrack. Jeff Vitolo would become a national recording artist and has been noted as being involved with some of the more prominent acts form the Tampa area over the years. Their "Take The Night (LP)" has also been bootlegged on the phony "Time Warp" label, but the more recent official Compilation from 2016 titled, "The Legacy" on the "Demon Doll" label apparently features all of their recorded material. Most of those knocking their "Taste The Night (LP)" would likely be very pleasantly surprised with their earlier material.

CD: Intice - Taste the Night
From: MrMetal Date: December 26, 2016 at 11:02
..POISON, BIG GUNS, RAZOR BABY, SMASHED GLADYS, PRETTY WICKED, and PRINCESS PANG. The title track was the most promising and really sounded nothing like the rest of the album (more along the lines of PICTURE from Holland musically with sleazy vocals). A video was also made for the song, but the remainder of the album was mainly plodding and somewhat generic with both Bluesy riffs and some ballads to compliment. There may have also been some connection with the Power metal act POWERSURGE, but I'm uncertain. They would ultimately disband in 1990 but would release their earlier recordings from 1985-87 and 1990 privately in 2013 on CD format (titled, "Back In The Day"). Some of the prior members mentioned were involved with those recordings which showed a much more promising style (influences of both CINDERELLA and VAIN were evident with guitar solos similar to that of Danny West). 2 of those songs (unsure which) also apparently appeared in the motion picture Action/Thriller "Vicious...

CD: Intice - Taste the Night
From: MrMetal Date: December 26, 2016 at 10:57
They formed out of Tampa, Florida in 1989 with an original lineup featuring Patrick St. Michael (v/g)(ST. MICHAEL), Jeff Vitolo (g) (TYGER TYGER, HEADSHOCK, MOHO GURUS, ROXX GANG, THE DIVE BAR STALKERS, JEFF VITOLO AND THE QUARTER MILE REBELS), Rob Wilkerson (b), and Bobby "Dee" Diaz (d). They would start recording songs in the studio and would release both mixed tapes and Demos as a result. Those songs featured some different lineups, as both Michael Allen (b) and Jimmy Slevin (d) would join around 1986. Vinnie Granese (b)(MOJO GURUS, ROXX GANG) would replace Michael Allen in 1988 with that lineup being their most successful. They would play the Southeastern part of the States supporting acts like STEPPENWOLF, JOHNNY VAN ZANT, HEAD EAST, FOGHAT, and SAVATAGE amongst others and would eventually release this debut LP in 1988. The album was featured in numerous mags but would receive mediocre reviews with their Sleazy, Bluesy, Melodic Hair Metal style (along the lines of ROX DIAMOND..

CD: REO Speedwagon - Live: You Get What You Play for
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 24, 2016 at 14:12
Brilliant live album!!!...very enthusiastic indeed ..."Son Of A Poor Man" is my fave...some other fine moments are # 1,2,5,8.9(good instrumental),11,12,13,14 & 15...enjoyable stuff from head to toes.89/100

CD: Thin Lizzy - Life
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 24, 2016 at 14:08
I think this was the last official live album recorded by Phil...here you have the great opening track "Thunder & Lightning" which is my fave cut...then tracks 2,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12,13(nice) & 18(nice) are also fine pieces of music done by this amazing band that somehow has tried to keep the spirit alive nowadays.85/100

CD: John Norum - Total Control
From: hair metal again Date: December 24, 2016 at 10:00
superb debut for JOHN NORUM and a classic of that era with big songs and production!his sound is somewhere between EUROPE and MALMSTEEN and with songs like "let me love you","love is meant to last forever","back on the streets" and "we ll do what it takes together" this got a lot of airplay when it was realeased!excellent release indeed

CD: Zero Zero - Heroes Live Forever
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 23, 2016 at 12:22
A good album that combines Hard Rocking songs with nice AOR ones in between ..."Second Chance" & "Runaway" are my faves...if you are into bands such as Glasgow,Statetrooper,After Hours,Garrison,Midnight Blue and so on then Zero Zero will be a wet dream for you.85/100

CD: Miss Behaviour - Double Agent
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 23, 2016 at 11:26
A good album with catchy & pretty sticky Melodic Rock/AOR songs typical of the band..."Double Agent" & "The Cause Of Liberty" are my fave cuts but tracks 1,4,7,8(nice),9(nice)& 12(very nice) are also in my book ...recommended stuff of a band that grows fine just like the wine.86/100

CD: Chalice - Overyears Sensation
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 22, 2016 at 14:36
Decent album of modern Hard Rock with some hints of modern AOR here & there...tracks 2(AORish),6,7,8(nice) & 10 are the ones for me.80/100

CD: Stateline - Stateline
From: hair metal again Date: December 22, 2016 at 4:41
excellent collection of songs through the years for STATELINE ,a fine act from the UK that delivered some commercial hard rock music !their sound is raw,straight with fantastic keyboards and great riffs!the vocs arent the best you can find ,but the whole result is very true and creates a certain vibe."searchin','forever",'rescue' and 'perfwct timing' are the best songs of this highly recommended release of an act that could do more

CD: King of Hearts - King of Hearts
From: Locoaor Date: December 21, 2016 at 20:14
Una joya de disco 2 temas que no deben psar desapercibidos Land Of Dreams y Desire, joyas!

CD: Saxon - Let Me Feel Your Power
From: 123charpenay Date: December 21, 2016 at 6:28
saxon is like the good wine ,they are better with time.yesterday evening it was the 4 th time that i see saxon in concert in my town lyon.waouh it was a super concert.transbordeur was totally sold out and saxon put the fire all along the evening.hopefully they plays only four metal songs issue of their last cd s.songs very metal without melodies.all the rest of the concert ,(they plays two hours at total)is a pure happiness with many many hits.unfortunatelly they don t sing "broken heroes" my fave saxon s song.

CD: Girlschool - Guilty As Sin
From: 123charpenay Date: December 21, 2016 at 6:19
great concert yesterday evening at transbordeur in lyon.they plays 40 minutes before saxon.they have a super song "hit and run".the others songs are great and dynamic.ok rock goddess is far far better thean girlschool.i had seeing rock goddess in guest of def leppard at "palais d hiver" in lyon in 1983.

CD: Sixx: A.M. - Prayers For The Blessed
From: Doug Date: December 20, 2016 at 18:17
Much better than Vintage and would say, better than Prayers For the Damned. Worth checking out, IMO.

CD: Sweet F.A. - Temptation
From: Palash Date: December 20, 2016 at 13:03
The two songs Your Love and Indiana heart is very good. Your Love is a excellent Love ballad and Indiana heart is a good soft rock with acoustic guitar. Storm is Moving in is also good song.

CD: Accept - Accept
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 20, 2016 at 11:39
With all my due respect but this was an aweful beginning of the teutonic warriors,quite a poor debut for a band that thanks to the almighty Lord became successful afterward...only 1 track is fine with me("That's Rock and Roll")...50/100

CD: Glenn Hughes - Songs in the Key of Rock
From: hair metal again Date: December 20, 2016 at 9:48
excellent release once again by the legendary GLENN HUGHES with a great groove as always!his voice is truly unique and always shines !the sound is quite hard rocking,the musicianship excellent and the songwriting pretty good!"higher places",'written all over your face" are the highlights of this one which doesnt add much but keeps Glenn Hughes music in the highest level!

CD: Girlschool - Guilty As Sin
From: 123charpenay Date: December 19, 2016 at 13:41
tomorrow evening i will go to transbordeur ,lyon,france for the concert of saxon with girlschool in guest.i don t really know girlschool ,only by their name.it s the opotunity for me to discover girlschool.

CD: Faster Pussycat - Whipped
From: edwithmj Date: December 17, 2016 at 19:31
The band continued to drift away from the excellent sleazy blues rock of the first album even more than they did in the second album. Nonstop to Nowhere is another opener like the one from Wake Me When It's Over that lasts just too long - it is tolerable though. Big Dictionary is horrendous for so many reasons: the lyrics (dreadful obviously), the title, and of course the music. Other notable lowlights are Madam Ruby's Love Boutique (a tuneless wonder, that is again lyrically terrible); Cat Bash (what was this supposed to be); and finally Loose Booty (which has rap elements). The only two songs I can stand on this are Only Way Out (decent riff and solo) and Friends (not bad acoustic-ish semi-ballad. Faster Pussycat are a band that became more terrible with each new release, and yes, I include the later releases in that too. Disappointed.

CD: Hard Knox - Psyco's R Us
From: Z4roxx Date: December 17, 2016 at 13:42
This one has been my last aleatory purchase after many others in the past.I payed to girapolli(maybe orietto on the site)10€ for the reissue without listen a single second.The first 5 songs are decent, the rest is awful.My critique doesn't refer to the production(not good anyway)but to the mixing and equalizations.Everything is confused,not a clear line in the sounds choices.They lack about personality, the singer is ridiculous.I remember around 500$ to get the original press,musically it worths maybe 2$ or 3.That's always my personal opinion.A farewell to all,friends and enemies,too.

CD: D.A.D. - Helpyourselfish
From: Z4roxx Date: December 17, 2016 at 13:31
After over 10 years z4roxx is back!I am breathin,I am Alive.girapolli/puntoacaso/comproporcherie or ingrassa-sellers told me a donkie from U.R.S.S. or Jugoslavia did insult me about this gay-band.I confirm old opinion and can say to him that the right phrase in engliah is:"this album rocks" because it's a third person!I'll post another comment and I'll return in the shadows for other ten years.Greetings to my old friends Erik and Rafo!

CD: Alien - Alien [1988]
From: 707STAR Date: December 17, 2016 at 13:17

CD: The Dead Daisies - Make Some Noise
From: 123charpenay Date: December 17, 2016 at 5:42
hello petermexico thanx for your very interesting comment.yes "we are an american band" is the bonus track of the reissue of that s the stuff from autograph.(a super song).i don t know that it was a cover from grand funk railroad.thanx.do you live in mexico?if yes i know your town .i never see a song big town seeing from a plane.i ve never see a so big airport.we made in 2012 for our vacation lyon paris.paris mexico.mexico cancun for our super vacation at playa del carmen.

CD: The Dead Daisies - Make Some Noise
From: petermexico13 Date: December 16, 2016 at 19:19
Hi 123charpenay!, Great review of the concert, but the song "We Are an American Band" is an original by "Grand Funk Railroad" (the versión you surely known is the cover from the álbum Thats the Stuff by Autograph.

CD: Accept - Breaker
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 16, 2016 at 11:13
Commenting on this one,well,is a cool release with cool tracks such as 1,2,3,5,8 & 10...UDO rules!.84/100

CD: The Dead Daisies - Make Some Noise
From: 123charpenay Date: December 15, 2016 at 13:57
big and bad surprise yesterday evening at "transbordeur"lyon france,in fact the dead daisies have playing in guest of the answer.it s amazing.nevertheless they have playing 75 minutes.they have playing their best songs of their different records and several covers.for example "helter sketer" (the beatles,pat benatar) or "we are an american band "(autograph).it was a super concert ,they plays a top class big american rock.john corabi is an excellent and mighty singer with lot of charism.marco mendoza and doug aldrich are top class musicians they are very very talented and brian tichy is a phenomenon.they put the fire in "transbordeur".after their show they sign autograph and take pictures with the crowd.these guys are very very nice and very free.they take lot of pleasure to be on stage.after with the answer it was not the same affair cause this irish band play a rock very strange a little hard a little physcadelic,a little new wawe, a little aor.the reaction of the crowd was very cold.

CD: Watchmen - Nowhere to Hide
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 15, 2016 at 11:50
Decent album ...the act has plenty of Deep Purple,Whitesnake & Rainbow in their music..."Solstice in Black" is my fave cut,tracks 2,4,5(AOR feel),7(nice),8,10(nice acoustic),11(great cover of Frank Stallone's classic)& the B/T "Tiempos Violentos" are also good ones.82/100

CD: The Dead Daisies - Make Some Noise
From: 123charpenay Date: December 14, 2016 at 11:41
this evening i m invited by my friend alain "toons" bartin (guitarist of chain reaction) at transbordeur (lyon france) to the concert of the dead daisies with the answer in guest.i ll discover this band.

CD: D.A.D. - Helpyourselfish
From: dany69 Date: December 13, 2016 at 20:53
z4roxx you're an ASSHOLE,,,,this album Rock,,,,

CD: Bonham - Mad Hatter
From: hair metal again Date: December 13, 2016 at 11:56
very very good release again for BONHAM back in 92 with an excellent production and a fine hard rockin sound with the AEROSMITH ,LED ZEPPELIN influence all over ,but also with their own elements (Daniel s warm voice &Jason s full performance)!i can still recall being stunned when i saw the video("change of a season") ,but there are also many other remarkable songs like "chimera",'bing","mad hatter" and "backdoor"!def a grower and highly recommended for hard rockers

CD: Lillian Axe - Lillian Axe
From: Doug Date: December 12, 2016 at 18:39
Agree, "Mindcrime," but with no Ron Taylor on vocals, these guys fell fast.

CD: Grand Prix - Samurai
From: 707STAR Date: December 12, 2016 at 0:14

CD: Lenny Wolf's Germany - Lenny Wolf's Germany
From: masmusic Date: December 11, 2016 at 14:42
KC and lenny Wolf sound nothing like Led Zeppelin, Totally different!

CD: Loverboy - Unfinished Business
From: tentacle Date: December 10, 2016 at 8:44
In the age of the run of the mill aor albums this collection of vintage Loverboy songs sounds and feels like a revelation. Full of ideas, great melodies and a real band playing them just makes it click in my quality aor starving brain. Made in Canada, it still means something better than most of the rest...

CD: T.O. Joker - Life Goes On
From: hair metal again Date: December 10, 2016 at 2:37
agai Geoff hits the spot with this one and i totally agree!very capable musos ,but i prefer their style in the Unsigned release ,more plain !some good songs of course like "i wanna know" ,"she s an illusion" and "destination abstract"

CD: Lillian Axe - Lillian Axe
From: Mindcrime Date: December 10, 2016 at 1:22
Just listening to my vinyl of this killer debut album. I really wish it had opened with Misery; has opener written all over it with the killer riff. This is an album you can never get bored of listening to! They should have been a lot bigger than they ended up being.

CD: Wrathchild - Stakkattakktwo
From: Inmortal Date: December 8, 2016 at 11:08
Super Disco

CD: Emerald Rain - Broken Saviours
From: 123charpenay Date: December 7, 2016 at 14:01
excellent canadian melodic hard rock.emerald rain is a mix of harem scarem and steve holliday(doctor rock and the wild bunch).only excellent songs in this record,the production is clear and strong,with big sound and big guitars.all the songs are very catchy with super choruses. the two ballads (tracks 7 and 11) are top class hard rock ballads.this cd is hightly recommanded for fans of excellent and mighty hard rock music.

CD: White Widdow - Silhouette
From: hair metal again Date: December 7, 2016 at 9:29
WHITE WIDDOW s 4th release and imho this one is their best !the production is really strong and the key intros are less and i d say that Silhouette is their more balanced one!the songwriting is amazing,the guitar solos howling ,the backing vocals all over and the lyrics thrilling!"surrender my heart","living for the night" 'last chance for love","damage is done" and "game of love" are fantastic songs!essential

CD: Fighter - The Waiting
From: 123charpenay Date: December 6, 2016 at 13:14
the three tracks writen by the drummer sean murphy are absoluty excellent(tracks 7.8 and 11..but the other songs.....hum it s a very average a o r affair even if the two singers are great and the production is perfect.there is far far better than fighter in christian rock ,legend,legend seven or bloodgood for example.

CD: Enuff Z'Nuff - Clowns Lounge
From: Doug Date: December 5, 2016 at 12:11
Really? Okay, I will check it out.

CD: The Outfield - Bangin
From: hair metal again Date: December 5, 2016 at 3:05
very good release this one ,with OUTFIELD offering great harmonies with a stellar production!the musicianship is top notch and after a few spins you ll be hooked with their quality !"somewhere in America",'bangin on my heart"& "better than nothing" are the highlights of this recommended hard rock release

CD: Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz
From: dany69 Date: December 4, 2016 at 21:58
Well,i'm so much agree with all the comments here BUT,,,with all the respect that i got 4 Randy ( one of the best ever ),,,Sorry for that,,,,but Ozzy's best album started with Bark At The Moon,,WHY,!!!! Simple,,Jake Lee ,,Tommy on drums,,,but all is because of Jake E Lee,,,Damn peoples,are you blind or this guy with all this crazy damn guitar riff on the album and LIVE,,,put Randy,,Zakk in his little pocket,,,,the best Ozz guitar player everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

CD: What If - What If
From: Locoaor Date: December 4, 2016 at 13:30
Awesome AOR album, "If this is love" and "Perfect World" my favorite tracks, greetings from Peru

CD: Fahrenheit - Talking 'Bout Love
From: edwithmj Date: December 4, 2016 at 6:28
I completely agree with the comparisons to Boulevard. The singer sounds a lot like tht bands vocalist. The songs here are very melodic and all have their own merit but my favourites are Talking 'Bout Love, Touch of Heaven, Should Have Known Better and Dreamin'. The only bad song on the album is the cover of Loverboy's Turn Me Loose. This song was actually what tempted me to get this album as I was curious if the original could be topped. I was left disappointed as the version sounds sort of like a disco version and it also has no solo. Apart from that one song, this is very decent AOR.

CD: Roxy Blue - Want Some
From: Palash Date: December 3, 2016 at 23:45
Good album. I didn't know about Roxy Blue. When I heard their first song 'times are changing' which was in a rock ballad collections CD, I thought Jon Bon Jovi was the main singer of this band. Maximum similarity have between Roxy Blue and Bon Jovi.

CD: Tygers Of Pan Tang - First Kill
From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 3, 2016 at 11:21
I own this on vinyl since it came out ...raw versions of some of the band's top songs of their early stage...# 1,4,5,6 & 10 are my faves.85/100

CD: Lita Ford - Wicked Wonderland
From: Palash Date: December 3, 2016 at 2:23
If you want worst album, then buy it.

CD: Enuff Z'Nuff - Clowns Lounge
From: Axe Slinger Date: December 2, 2016 at 22:21
Actually, Donnie Vie sings on a fair number of the tracks. Derek Frigo is on a few as well. I've heard about 5 songs and all are pretty darn good for demos / b sides / new material. Really nice surprise if you're a fan of the band.

CD: Tim Feehan - Full Contact
From: Locoaor Date: December 2, 2016 at 19:26
Una GEMA absoluta de AOR, tremenda calidad de musicos que colaboran en este album, la voz de Feehan suena en su mejor momento, imprencindible!!!

CD: Enuff Z'Nuff - Clowns Lounge
From: Doug Date: December 2, 2016 at 12:02
Without Donnie Vie, not all that interested...

CD: Virginia Wolf - Push
From: hair metal again Date: December 1, 2016 at 2:16
fantastic hard rock release for VIRGINIA WOLF ,a great band from the UK!it seems that there were many fine bands at the time there that delivered that lighter sound with the mid 80 s vibe !well Chris s vocs are outstanding ,the songwriting is excellent and the production smooth and polished!"don t break away","standing on the edge of time","man in the moon' and "tables have turned' are the highlights and overall i d say that this is equal with their wonderful debut

CD: First Signal - One Step Over The Line
From: Locoaor Date: November 30, 2016 at 23:35
Excelente disco, sin duda para mi el mejor de este 2016, increible la voz de Harry Hess cantando como en los buenos tiempos de Harem Sacarem y mis elojios a Daniel Flores por la base musical espectacular!, ningun tema tiene desperdicio.

CD: Cry of Dawn - Cry of Dawn
From: Locoaor Date: November 30, 2016 at 22:57
Eceeclnet disco de este 2016, temas muy bien plantados y una produccion de nivel, Goran Edman cantando como nunca!

CD: Roxus - Nightstreet
From: 123charpenay Date: November 30, 2016 at 14:10
in my collection i ve only two australian bands.white widdow and bb steal.now roxus is the third.i ve discover this excellent record only today in 2016.better late than never.the main quality of this jewel is the fantastic sound of this record .the production and the mixing are some masterpieces.what extraordinary sound,i ve the feeling to be in the studio with the band.this album is very solid , very consistant and very catchy.no fillers all songs are really very great and varied.track 10 is a beautiful ballad,tracks 5 and 7 are two top class a o r songs,track 6 smell good the rock n roll,track 3 is a very great hard rock song ,tracks and 9 are pure magic hard f m.

CD: Bon Jovi - This House Is Not For Sale
From: 123charpenay Date: November 30, 2016 at 13:59
i know that bon jovi will never come back to his roots,the wonderful hard f m of the first records.nevertheless at each new bon jovi s record i ve the secret wishe ,that by miracle they plays hard f m tainted eighties.it s always a deception,except for " the circle" wich is a very great cd ,not hard f m but very great.here it s a new deception.yes "this house is not for sale" is a super song a hit.but after? it s a decent pop rock american realise not more.it s boring cause all songs looks like to the others.

CD: Tyketto - Don't Come Easy
From: 123charpenay Date: November 29, 2016 at 13:29
a classic record.absoluty essential in each hard fm s collection.only killer songs in this jewel.the ice on the cake is "forever young" ,this song is a hit,one of the best song never written and played by a hard rock band.danny vaughn is an exceptional singer,the others musicians are very talented and the production is perfect.of course this is their best realise so far.all their others cd s are great but they are absoluty not at the same level than dce.the reissue by rockcandy is essential cause we have an excellent bonus track "walk away".like always with rockcandy we have a super booklett with pictures and all the story of the band and all the story of the building of this fantastic and amazing debut album.

CD: The Robert Paul Band - Breaking Into
From: Doug Date: November 29, 2016 at 13:06
Otherwise known as Robbie Gay from the awesome Van Zant band days.

CD: The Works - From Out of Nowhere
From: hair metal again Date: November 29, 2016 at 8:20
Doghouse Reilly : i guess is the way i feel ...listening to THE WORKS makes me realize this is a great band ,but on the other hand with "no big songs" i mean that they couldnt write down songs that were on from other bands back in 89 !"sensational" and"no big" arent opposites my friend!

CD: Stranded - Long Way To Heaven
From: hair metal again Date: November 29, 2016 at 8:14
pretty good release for STRANDED ,but nothing blowminding ,as i can t find any great hooks or songs!the musicianship is ok ,the vocs fine but there is no spark and no real thrill in the songs!don t get me wrong this is no bad ,it s well performed and "only human" and "fight on" are good songs !for die hard fans of the hard rock genre like myself only

CD: Jimi Jamison - Crossroads Moment
From: Eric3 Date: November 28, 2016 at 21:24
I didn't even need to look up the musicians on this album to know who wrote the songs. This album has Jim Peterik's musical fingerprints all over it, and he makes a decent effort in emulating Survivor's golden era, but in clocking in at over an hour long, there is just too much filler here. It could easily have been cut down to 9 or 10 songs, with the latter half being featured more: my personal favorites are "As Is" and "That's Why I Sing," and even then the production lacks life to my ears...with Jamison singing, you know you're going to get decent music, but this album could have been a lot better.

CD: The Works - From Out of Nowhere
From: edwithmj Date: November 28, 2016 at 19:48
Fool to love You is probably my least favourite: I don't think the song is cohesive enough as it sounds all over the place. Standing On Shaky Ground gets things going again and is yet another fast-paced rocker with those wonderful vocals again. Robbery has the best solo on the disc by far and will satisfy the ears. The album ends on a high note with a semi-ballad of sorts with Sherri's Gone which I think lasts slightly too long; the vocals and guitars are passionate enough to excuse this I think though. I think a lot of people unfairly compare this with the more straight-ahead melodic rock sound of Wall of Silence (the singer, the guitarist and the keyboardist went on to that band) which I think is a shame because this album is full of highlights and should be judged (like anything really) on its own merit. A very good album in its own right.

CD: The Works - From Out of Nowhere
From: edwithmj Date: November 28, 2016 at 19:42
The other comments seem to keep comparing this to the Wall of Silence album without actually reviewing this. This frustrated me enough to get this album myself so I could listen for myself. It's certainly not as good as Wall of Silence but it has its own distinct sound I think which I actually like a lot. The opener is very decent with excellent drums and heavy bass; I especially like the vocals too. Wild Reaction is a fast-paced rocker with a Loverboy kind of feel to it. Dancing on a Wing is also very melodic and the guitars are super. Broadway Jane took me by surprise when I first heard it; for me, sax has to be done just right for it to work, otherwise it can ruin a song, but here it works very well; the vocals are extremely catchy too and I'd have to say, this is my favourite off the album. Miss Perfection is another one with catchy vocals and a decent rhythm to keep me interested. Slave To The Thrill is probably my second favourite and is another fast-paced rocker.

CD: The Works - From Out of Nowhere
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: November 28, 2016 at 13:18
Hair Metal Again: Man, sometimes I scratch my head. First you say "not many big songs but a solid whole," and then you say it's an "amazing" record with many "sensational songs." Which is it?

CD: The Works - From Out of Nowhere
From: hair metal again Date: November 28, 2016 at 4:13
fantastic hard rock debut for THE WORKS with excellent musicianship ,vocals and full of quality hooks that keep your interest high!not many big songs ,but a solid whole with many great lines and big moments!if you liked WALL OF SILENCE you def need to get this amazing release!"slave to the thrill","standing on shaky ground","fool to love you " and "dancing on a wing " are sensational songs indeed!essential

CD: Kix - Hot Wire
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: November 28, 2016 at 0:15
Having said all that, and much as I love the finished product, I have to wonder if they realy thought some lesser songs like 'Pants On Fire" and"Hee Bee jee Bee Crush" were really the pick of the litter. Because I think if some of this unused material had made the album, we might have us a 90+ rating. Whiteman has made it well-known that Purnell didn't want to use the other guys' songs, so that might be part of the reason. But listening back to some of this stuff, I'm left to wonder what could have been.

CD: Kix - Hot Wire
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: November 28, 2016 at 0:12
Lurking out there in the dark corners of cyberspace, you can find a set of demos from the Hot Wire sessions. THey include the ten songs that eventually made it on the album in essentially the same shape as the album, but obviously with a rough, raw (but extremely listenable) sound that makes most songs heavier, thanks in part to an almost Queensryche-like bass tone from Donnie Purnell--I mean this is serious rumbling. But of most interest to the Kix superfans like me are the ten non-album songs also in the set. These include several that would go on to make Funny Money records in the future ("Can't Take The Heat," "Good Boy Gone Bad," "Bad Luck," "Dry Eyes Cry") and "Fireballs" which wound up on Show BUsiness. And then there are five songs that never made any records: "Animal Crackers," "Cta 'n' Dogs," "Circles Of Love," "Fire Engine" (which also appears on a similar demo collection from the Blow My Fuse period as well as some live bootlegs) and 'Stone's Throw Away."

CD: Michael Stanley Band - Inside Moves
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 26, 2016 at 11:38
Good album!!!...the band took a more Southern Rock way in here ...my fave cuts are the ones into the AOR sound that is what the guys of the band stood for at the beginning of their career(#8(nice),9,10,12(nice) & 13)...enjoyable stuff...85/100

CD: Kansas - Two For The Show
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 26, 2016 at 11:03
Decent live album ...tracks 3,6 & 8 are my faves out of this live stuff...tracks 2,5,7 & 12 stand proud as well.80/100

CD: D'Ercole - Dreams of the Heart
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 26, 2016 at 10:55
Good Hard Rock album!!!...best cuts for me were 1,4,5,7,10(catchy) & 11...85/100

CD: Chris Ousey - Dream Machine
From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 26, 2016 at 10:36
This is a good Melodic Hard Rock mixed with Hard AOR/AOR release by the voice of Virginia Wolf & Heartland,Chris has this particular tone of voice that,in certain passages,reminds me of Eric Martin...tracks 1,3,5( ),6,7,8,9 & the japanese B/T "Flesh On The Bone" are my faves...enjoyable stuff that followed the man's debut in the same pattern,musically talking.86/100

CD: Skagarack - Big Time
From: Locoaor Date: November 24, 2016 at 20:45
Increible leer tantas tonterias calificando a este grandioso disco como inconsistente, sin duda un discazo de AOR!

CD: Bon Jovi - This House Is Not For Sale
From: masmusic Date: November 24, 2016 at 18:08
All their releases all sound the same, yes agree very boring

CD: WWIII - When God Turned Away
From: hair metal again Date: November 23, 2016 at 4:50
pretty good come back for WWIII , a band that has a certain style and sound ,mostly because of Mandy s unique way of singing!this one is a straight american metal release ,with great riffs and solos and the howling vocals creating a monsterous sound!good stuff

CD: Laurence Archer - LA
From: dany69 Date: November 22, 2016 at 17:36
WHATTTTTTT,i see all this price,,???? Kidding or what,ok,maybe i was lucky but i pay 5 $ for this in a pawn shop,,,and to be honest,,,it,s the price to pay,not more,

CD: Bon Jovi - This House Is Not For Sale
From: Doug Date: November 22, 2016 at 17:01
Man, I am really trying to like this album, but Bon Jovi has become so boring the past decade. What they put out is so generic, real shame I used to dig these guys.

CD: Whitford/St. Holmes - Reunion
From: Doug Date: November 22, 2016 at 16:58
Good album, straight ahead blues tinged rock album. I have their first (disc 2) on vinyl and have always liked "Sharpshooter." These two are the backbone of their other bands.

CD: Santa Ana Winds - Santa An Winds
From: MysticHealer Date: November 21, 2016 at 17:01
Santa Ana Winds is a nice album and lovers of those glory years from the 80's (like me) will drool all over it. It is produced with a very limited budget however and it shows, but do not let that put you off this album as the quality of the songs and the performances shine through. Rebecca Owen is a really great find and Henshaw sings his ass off, great voice. Is there anything that David Saylor can't sing? I've sang his praises a few times on here and he never fails to deliver top quality AOR, and Santa Ana Winds is no exception. Great stuff.

CD: Santa Ana Winds - Santa An Winds
From: MysticHealer Date: November 21, 2016 at 16:50
Produced by AOR/BLVD Records top fella David A Saylor (ex Push UK, Wild Rose) and his right hand man Jon Dewsbury, this is a very interesting 'project. The idea was to get some great singers to sing some cult AOR numbers by the likes of Stan Bush, Outside Edge etc, so here we have 'Santa Ana Winds'. I am not gonna beat around the bush here, there is some really great 80's AOR on this. Plenty of keyboards and great vocals. 'Don't Stand In My Way' (Charlie) kicks off with a really cool vocal by Road Kings singer Bran Henshaw. The Stan Bush written 'Blinded' is next up, Bush fans will know the song but others may recognise it as Quiet Riot did it as 'Slave To Love'. Bill Quateman's 'Love Is A Mystery' is performed excellently as is the Outside Edge song Teardrop, which is beautifully sang by newcomer Rebecca Owen, what a find she is. Saylor produces some awesome vocal work on Sad Cafe's 'Clocks' and killer AOR in the form of the Janet Minto penned 'If We Call It Love'. Killer stuff.

CD: Gotthard - Live and Bangin'
From: 123charpenay Date: November 21, 2016 at 13:50
"stay with me" is the new single of gotthard.look at melodic rock the new video.this song is an atomic bomb,a killer song,a hit.

CD: Raw Silk - Silk Under the Skin
From: hair metal again Date: November 21, 2016 at 10:52
very good debut for RAW SILK and i remember when this got out it has done a certain impact here in Athens!commercial hard rock music with a lot of keys that could be much better with a decent production and a better singer!on the other hand the songwriting is very very good and the hooks are countless!"just like a dream" and "street girl' are excellent songs!Greek fans should have made this a success ,but as i can recall most of them were listening to heavy metal back then...

CD: Kingdom Come - Kingdome Come
From: Stixx Date: November 21, 2016 at 9:13
This is a very fine debut by Lenny and company. Fine written songs, splendid production and mixing job, and a fresh change from the at the time common bubblegum hairspray glam metal (even though a lot of that was really good, sure). There are similarities to the classic Zeppelin, but not that many that they deserved to be called clones - that's very unfair really. Quiet Riot built a career on a cover song and Warrant used studio musicians (Jani and Beau did for Jani's songs '88--'90), not that many complained. Here we got KC, a band that wrote all their material mainly themselves and had a very cool unique style, suddenly plenty of complaints. Very silly if you ask me, and besides they followed up their excellent debut with an equally excellent second disc, proving their great talents. Timeless classic rock with a nice mix of 70s & 80s edge! Really good stuff! This debut reached sales at approximately 2 million worldwide.

CD: Sixx: A.M. - Prayers For The Blessed
From: CC Date: November 19, 2016 at 11:33
Hard to believe that Heroin diaries will be 10 years old next year, but the band is still going strong. Modern vintage was a hit or miss affair with a few musical variations that did not hit home with everyone, but this year we now have two more albums that have kinda reverted to a more tried and tested formula. This one I think is the stronger of the two, but I have only listened to it a few times. Its gonna be hard to top the first two albums, that's a given, but I think this is their strongest album since that pairing.

CD: Sixx: A.M. - Prayers For The Blessed
From: CC Date: November 19, 2016 at 11:33
Hard to believe that Heroin diaries will be 10 years old next year, but the band is still going strong. Modern vintage was a hit or miss affair with a few musical variations that did not hit home with everyone, but this year we now have two more albums that have kinda reverted to a more tried and tested formula. This one I think is the stronger of the two, but I have only listened to it a few times. Its gonna be hard to top the first two albums, that's a given, but I think this is their strongest album since that pairing.

CD: Grim Reaper - Walking In The Shadows
From: Metal T Date: November 19, 2016 at 0:07
The first GR album in 29 years and this is an awesome record! A lot of the riffs harken back to the 'Rock You To Hell' era.Steve's vox are solid throughout,he still possesses the strong lows,mids and highs.Although noticeably less screaming than on the older GR releases-unmistakeable Grimmett.Even without Bowcott on guitar still a recording worthy of their brand.Good stuff.

CD: The Headpins - Turn It Loud
From: petermexico13 Date: November 17, 2016 at 16:30
Desde Canadá llega esta banda, éste es su primero trabajo, me gusta mucho el trabajo de guitarra de Brian Macleod y un buen trabajo de la sección rítmica, la voz de Darby en este disco en especial se muestra que aún no encontraba su estilo, En lo personal me gusta este hardrock simple con guitarras y potencia, los mejores temas son los ya mencionados " Don´t Ya Ever Leave Me" "Turn it Out Loud" etc. Para los que les gusta ese sonido ochentero, básico y sin complicaciones. Si vas a empezar, recomiendo también el Line of Fire de 1983

CD: Rockhead - Rockhead
From: 123charpenay Date: November 17, 2016 at 13:45
i ve seen this band in lyon (france), halle tony garnier, in 1993,in guest of bon jovi for the keep the faith tour.i don t keep a great souvenir of their performance.it s logic their album is mediocre.

CD: FM - Indiscreet 30
From: 123charpenay Date: November 17, 2016 at 13:38
great a o r but very very light.not for me.

CD: Fighter - Bang the Drum
From: 123charpenay Date: November 17, 2016 at 13:35
this christian rock record is very varied (too much).this album have his moments.the best songs are track 1 and 2,two excellent a o r songs.track 5 a classic but very beautiful ballad.track 7 an excellent hard rock song.and track 11 a super song wich smell the south in the vein of doc holliday or lynyrd skynyrd.the rest ?it s very very average even if the sound is perfect and the two singers very great.i think that this band scearch his right way.they plays aor ,ballads with piano,hard rock,southern rock and a little blues rock.i ve absoluty against varied cd s but here it s too much and too average in general.

CD: Rockhead - Rockhead
From: edwithmj Date: November 17, 2016 at 12:29
The vocals are both dreadful and muffled. I wouldn't mind them as much if I could actually understand what was being sung. The songs, while musically decent, do absolutely nothing for me. Dull and lifeless and a very disappointing album indeed.


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