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CD: Eclipse - Monumentum
From: Monzter Date: March 28, 2017 at 11:21
Pure perfection and a modern classic already. Love every second of this album and I put it on repeat and just enjoy it.

CD: Only Child - II
From: hair metal again Date: March 28, 2017 at 6:41
very good 2nd step for ONLY CHILD ,in the usual sound&approach of the mastermind that Paul Sabu is!terrific songriting ability and an extremely underrated hard rocker!many good songs around like "in my blood" and "slippin' and slidin'" this one is def a winner

CD: Unruly Child - Can't Go Home
From: DazBuFF Date: March 27, 2017 at 21:38
some day some how is a great tune!!!!

CD: Vanilla Ninja - Traces Of Sadness - Limited Edition
From: CC Date: March 27, 2017 at 19:31
Just notice that the bassist is listed wrong on this. Original bassist/vocalist Maarja Kivi was with the band on this one. Triinu only ever performed on the album Blue Tattoo.

CD: Axel Rudi Pell - Wild Obsession
From: djimenezgarcia Date: March 27, 2017 at 11:57
Fantastic debut a great effort full of class. Charlie Huhn's lead vocals smokes all around ! Slave of love is still my fav track from Axel Rudi Pell

CD: Ratt - Ratt
From: hair metal again Date: March 27, 2017 at 9:32
excellent release for the mighty RATT once again and i really cant get the negative comments for that one!the basics of the RATT legacy are present ,the production is very alive and raw and the whole result extremely hard rockin ,as i can t recall many ones back in 99 like this!essential

CD: Vanilla Ninja - Blue Tattoo - Limted Edition
From: 123charpenay Date: March 26, 2017 at 4:50
hello cc thanx for your very clear explanation.greetings from lyon,france.

CD: Cut Throat - Slave
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: March 26, 2017 at 1:32
In the end, I like this disc a little better than the debut, bu tI also think people may have overvalued it in the context of its time, as this would have been balm for the spirit for old-school metalheads lamentin the lack of "real rawk" in 2001 and unwilling to make the jump into extreme metal.

CD: Cut Throat - Slave
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: March 26, 2017 at 1:29
On the plus side, the production on Slave is less demo-y than the debut, although still quite raw. Musically, imagine Skid Row playing Godsmack songs. I know that won't be appealing to the AOR crowd ,or the ones who liked the Skids' first album best and not much after, but it's true. The only old-school things about Cut Throat are the vocals of Sean Okin and the addition of guitar solos at a time when they were definitely not in fashion (there's a great one in "Deadly Game," for example). The riffs are chunky and drop-tuned, with some Black Label Society-like pinch harmonics, but otherwise nothing too special. Okin's vocals and fist-to-your-face attitude are what carries these songs. In the hands of another singer, they could have been quite nondescript. Put another way, imagine the very best, heaviest moments on THickskin sung by Bach (and I'm someone who didn't think Thickskin was that bad).

CD: Dokken - Tooth And Nail
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 25, 2017 at 20:04
Good rocking album by Dokken!!!...nothing else to say but my fave tracks that are 2,3,5,7,9(nice) & 10( ) ...83/100

CD: Foreigner - Unusual Heat
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 25, 2017 at 20:02
Love this Record!!!...i think Johnny Edwards did a great job in here,saw them live on this Tour in Caracas-Venezuela...tracks 1,2,3(solid soft),4,6(my fave),7(solid mid tempo) & 11(also my fave)could be appealing songs for every melodic rocker out there.86/100

CD: Victory - That's Live
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 25, 2017 at 19:52
Great live Hard Rocking album!!!...my fave cuts are 3,5,6,8 & 9...recommended stuff indeed ...86/100

CD: Vanilla Ninja - Blue Tattoo - Limted Edition
From: CC Date: March 25, 2017 at 12:02
Their first album was just called Vanilla Ninja. Some of the songs on it are sung in Estonian and the rest in English. I have only heard one song from it called "Club kung fu" which did not interest me. I have just got another Japan only album called Silent emotions. This just features tracks from the bonus discs for Traces of sadness and Blue tattoo, but also features a DVD with 3 music videos (Blue tattoo, Cool vibes and I know). The first album I have seen for around £30 or so minimum (probably about 35 Euros or so).

CD: Lynyrd Skynyrd - Southern By the Grace of God - Tribute Tour 1987
From: 123charpenay Date: March 24, 2017 at 18:35
after the tragedy of 1977 the return of the legend.this record is too southern,too country for me but i ve a huge respect for this extraordinary band.since 1997 with the return of rickey medlocke on the exceptional "twenty " album i m a die hard fan of this legendary band.maybe the best rock band of the history with scorpions.

CD: Lovering - Calm Before The Storm
From: 123charpenay Date: March 24, 2017 at 18:23
hum sorry but i m not agree with other comments.for me it s a very average a o r record even if it s easy and nice to listen.we don t touch the a o r heaven with this record.

CD: Lifeforce - Within Sight
From: 123charpenay Date: March 24, 2017 at 18:18
nothing special,nothing extraordinary this record is very average even if the singer is ggod.she have a beautiful voice.but the songs......stays in the second zone division.save your money if you cross this cd even if it s a raritie.

CD: H.A.R.D. - Time Is Waiting For No One
From: 123charpenay Date: March 24, 2017 at 18:00
not a bad record but finally a poor clone of krokus,shakra(first realise) and of course ac dc.decent effort of this band from hungary.not more.

CD: Gypsy Rose - Gypsy Rose
From: 123charpenay Date: March 24, 2017 at 17:55
the main quality of this record is his exceptional sound.it s very rare to hear ,a so mighty ,a so clear ,a so heavy sound.after to depent of the quality of the songs.here the songs are decent ,well sometimes great but honestly not more.so this album is not a classic ,not essential but a solid and consistant piece of melodic hard rock.

CD: Farrcry - Can't Bargain With God
From: 123charpenay Date: March 24, 2017 at 17:46
two or three excellent songs "in your eyes " is a real hit a killer song.the rest? hum.... it s very average.impossible to wake up in the night for a so mediocre realise like this.this record will not stay in the history of melodic rock.

CD: Empire - The Power
From: 123charpenay Date: March 24, 2017 at 17:39
coverdale 14 says "esta una mierda" i can say in my language "c est une grosse merde".traduction this record is "a big shit".how a so weak band can realise a cd?nothing to add this cd is a nightmare of melodic rock.

CD: Safe Haven - Safe Haven
From: 123charpenay Date: March 24, 2017 at 17:04
very mediocre realise.this record is a pity cause the songs are bad and the voice of the singer is unbearable.how a producer,how a label could put one cent on a shit like this?for me it s a mystery.this kind of poor record is not a good advertising for our lovely music.

CD: Jimi Anderson Group - Long Time Comin'
From: 123charpenay Date: March 24, 2017 at 13:07
jimi anderson group is not a real group ,it s a project.i ve the feeling that this record is not a real record,for me it s a collection of demos,with a great sound and an exceptional singer.what superb voice!!!!this record is very varied maybe too much,and very irregular.track 9 is a killer a o r song ,a hit in the vein of whitesnake.track 12 is a fabulous a o r song in the vein of foreigner or the law.track 3 and 7 are two top class hard f m songs.track 5 is a beautiful ballad.track 4 is a very nice and really excellent a o r song.the rest of the album is a collection of fillers not at the same level than the songs above.the japan import have two bonus tracks."reach out" is a decent song with a bad demo s sound.i ve the feeling that this song come from a trash."hold on" is a super song, a killer song but the sound is horrible ,a real nightmare,there is many noise in the bottom.i think that this song come from a very very very old tape which stay too long under the sun.

CD: Brian May - Back To The Light
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 24, 2017 at 7:31
A kind of exciting rocking album by the Queen axeman!!!...my fave cuts are 2,3,4,5(beautiful song),6 & 8(nice)...enjoyable stuff...85/100

CD: Urgent - Thinking Out Loud
From: hair metal again Date: March 24, 2017 at 3:46
pretty good release for URGENT but not as good as stated above !under Tom Allom s guidance the result should be bigger ,as the songs are well performed but dont have many hrilling hooks!standout track for me is "pain(love is a victim)" which is a great song indeed!good stuff ,but not first class

CD: Ratt - Detonator
From: dany69 Date: March 23, 2017 at 16:58
Can't Believe nobody wanted The King Crosby 4 This Album!! Shame Shame Shame,,,,

CD: Status Quo - Live
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 23, 2017 at 7:24
Decent live rocking Record!!!...my fave cuts are 6,10,11(great The Doors cover) & 12.75/100

CD: Greenhouze - Greenhouze
From: dalelammers@att.ne Date: March 23, 2017 at 0:04
To my mind, this is about as close to a perfect AOR/Melodic Rock album as you can can get. I listen to it sometimes when I hike. The more moody, atmospheric pieces blend well with the quiet solitude of the forest. It's one of those albums that I heard for the first time at the exact moment I needed to hear something like it. Meant to be, I guess you could say. Words can't describe how awesome I think this album is, and the Mike & The Mechanics comparisons are totally apropos. I have Munich's Hardest Hits to thank for introducing me to this album.

CD: FM - Rockville
From: hair metal again Date: March 22, 2017 at 10:02
very very good release for FM that sound fresh and def know how to write good songs!overall there a s a fine feel good vibe all over the album that i really enjoyed and the band is in good condition!"tough love","wake up the world" and "story of my life" are the highlights of this one that will satisfy all fans of the band

CD: Pat Benatar - In The Heat Of The Night
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 22, 2017 at 7:22
Decent debut by one of the queens of Rock music...tracks 1 & 6 are major hts of the lady herself...tracks 8(nice)& 10 are also appealing ones.75/100

CD: The Allman Brothers Band - Seven Turns
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 22, 2017 at 7:19
A good album!!!...with that typical sound of the band but adding a modern touch of that time(talking about back then in 1990)...my fave cuts are 1,4 & 9...80/100

CD: Pat Travers - Crash And Burn
From: Doug Date: March 21, 2017 at 11:48
"Snortin' Whiskey," fantastic song!

CD: Alcatrazz - Live Sentence
From: hair metal again Date: March 21, 2017 at 5:45
a fine live album that i had the pleasure in buying back in the day and enjoyed much spinning!Malmsteen s outstanding performance along with Bonnet s strong vocals create a big result that will satisfy all fans!the songs are excellent and i highly recommend that release for fans of early 80 s hard rock music with a neo classical touch

CD: Pat Travers - Crash And Burn
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 20, 2017 at 16:28
Decent album with some good cuts in the shape of the ones 2,3,6(Instrumental with some Prog Rock feel in it),7(nice) & 8...78/100

CD: Shark Island - Law of the Order
From: hair metal again Date: March 20, 2017 at 10:13
SHARK ISLAND s debut was an excellent hair metal release that had everything in the right measure !top class from start to finish ,with 3 big songs and the rest being pretty good,it will rock you for sure ,as it did with me when i bought the vinyl back in the day!unfortunately it didnt sell much ,but for us die hard fans this one is a cult release that stands the test of time

CD: Trixter - Trixter
From: edwithmj Date: March 19, 2017 at 20:52
oops, I meant definitely be a winner not definitely be a "metal"!

CD: Trixter - Trixter
From: edwithmj Date: March 19, 2017 at 20:50
...I also like You'll Never See My Cryin' but think the album ends weakly with the superfluous ballad On and On. If you like the softer side of hair metal, this album will definitely be a metal but if you like a bit more sleaze and raw power, you'll be put off by the sappiness. In my opinion, this is much better than the follow up, 1992's Hear!, which I've never managed to get into properly.

CD: Trixter - Trixter
From: edwithmj Date: March 19, 2017 at 20:47
Time to expand on my last comment. Yes, I still really like this album, the vocals are very good (Peter Loran is an excellent singer), the guitars are great and the bass and drums back it all up nicely. Line of Fire has a nice heavy-ish opening riff, Heart of Steel is one of the album's many semi-ballads and is pulled off well-enough, One in a Million is another semi-ballad and is one of the best tracks off the album, Surrender is a proper ballad, and is again, pretty decent but has some very cheesy lyrics that rival Bon Jovi's Never Say Goodbye (the cheesiest ballad in rock history), I always found Give it to Me Good to be very lacklustre and I still find that today. It was the first Trixter track I heard and I'm glad I ignored its mediocrity. Only Young Once is yet another semi-ballad or maybe it's a soft rocker - it's hard to tell; it's sappy, yes, but I find myself enjoying it. Other highlights are Always a Victim (a decent hard rocker), Play Rough and Ride The Whip...

CD: Cut Throat - Cut Throat
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: March 19, 2017 at 15:28
... find out about, and hard to find once you did know about it.

CD: Cut Throat - Cut Throat
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: March 19, 2017 at 15:27
The first point of reference is obviously Skid Row, as almost everyone has noted. That's partly due to Sean Okin's vocals, which are definitely Bach-like, but also in the fuck-you attitude of the songs--too heavy to be "hair metal." There's a rawness and punk influence that Skid Row only hinted at on certain songs on Slave to The Grind and Subhuman Race, but which Cut Throat embodies on nearly every song. There's kind of an Alice In Chains-like bottom-heaviness as well, and the guitars try for some Zakk Wylde squeals. This is clearly an indie though, as the album could have benefited from a better production. The guitar sound is kinda thin, and the playing is not very tight ("Lock Me Up" seems to speed up and slow down for no reason, for example.) Some of the hooks don't exactly jump out of the speakers at you either, another hallmark of indie releases. All the same, this would easily have been one of my top releases of 1998, had I heard it at the time. Unfortunately, it was hard to fi

CD: Pat Travers - Putting It Straight
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 19, 2017 at 12:09
Cool album by Mr Travers ...my fave tracks are 1,3,5(instrumental) & 6...enjoyable as "f".83/100

CD: Status Quo - Perfect Remedy
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 17, 2017 at 18:01
A step down if you compare it with the band's previous effort even though it still has some pleasant poppy rock tunes in the shape of tracks 6,7,8,9,11 & 12(nice).83/100

CD: Brides Of Destruction - Runaway Brides
From: vanitybinge Date: March 17, 2017 at 11:15
I was expecting a crapshot, and now I like this MUCH better than the furst Brides album! Its everything I love about Tracii Guns. Snotty, dirty, sleazy, glam-punk (=Sleaze). I totally prefer this to the super polished radio crap from Here Come the Brides. Love it!

CD: L.A. Guns - A Fistful of Guns Anthology 1985-2012
From: vanitybinge Date: March 17, 2017 at 10:59
This seems like such a bullshit release, I dont even think the band was involved. The only track not to be found on another album is "The Girl with the dragon tattoo"

CD: L.A. Guns - Cuts
From: vanitybinge Date: March 17, 2017 at 10:46
This is one of my favorite L.A. aguns releases. SHAME on the label for cutting two songs out of the US version! Go out of your way to get the Jalanese version that begins with a cover of "Love Song" by the Damned, and "Rock and Roll High School" by the Ramones. I love this cd. their remake of "Night of the Cadillacs" is awesome, and the Hollywood Vampires outtakes "Aint the Same", is better than the original, with the horns stripped out, and "Killer Mahari", another trippy gypsy song in the vain of "Malaria" and "Over the Edge".

CD: Urgent - Timing
From: 123charpenay Date: March 17, 2017 at 9:57
in the start of the nineties hard fm was in state of clinic death due to the horrible grunge wawe.hopefully some very little labels (megarock in sweden,now and then in england and long island in germany)keep the flame alive.thanx to them they save our music.ok many realise of long island was very average.but sometimes they find some marvellous bands(flyte for example).urgent is a real great band.the nine songs are excellent and very catchy.the singer is a real great singer,the musicians very talented and the production is perfect.i ve always lot of pleasure to listen this jewel.i ve discover "melodic rock radio"http://rockmelodic-radio.com/ they plays a o r 24 hours on 24.exceptional.yesterday i ve listen on this radio rob mancini.i was very impress so i ve listen his record "rock n roll circus" on you tube it s an atomic bomb of a o r but the cd is impossible to find.if someone could help me.........

CD: Pretty Maids - Future World
From: dany69 Date: March 16, 2017 at 21:30
My God,!!! i spend so much times listin all this new bands,and that is so great & Good,,,,but a step of the past show how,,how this album is good,,,,,,Timeless album,,,and what a album,,,,80s 4 everrrrrrrrrrrrr and everrrrrrrrrrrrr best times,,,,!!!!

CD: Ace Frehley - Space Invader
From: nobycane74 Date: March 16, 2017 at 19:48
Here is the thing that impresses me the most about Ace, no matter what type of song (original or cover), it has that classic Ace stamp on it, and it makes for a good song! The difference here in this album compared to his last album "Anomaly (2009)", is that you can tell he went back and revisited his KISS 1978 solo album and took notes from his Frehley Comet albums, because this album reflects these elements of those albums without a doubt. If you are an Ace fan, a couple of these songs are old demos and/or reworked unreleased tracks from the 1985-1995 years, and the rest are all newer stuff. Really good album, this one is better than Anomaly (2009). HIGHLIGHT TRACKS: #1,2,4,5,7,9,11 MY RATING: 90/100.

CD: Sebastian Bach - Give 'Em Hell
From: nobycane74 Date: March 16, 2017 at 19:36
Nothing really earth-shattering here on Sebastian's 4th solo effort. Certainly seemed a little more lighter in nature than compared to "Kicking & Screaming" or "Angel Down". This seems to be more modern nu-metal type of an album. Did not interest me as much as the previous two efforts, the songs seem a little rushed in writing - could have stood a bit more time to revisit some of them for a better mature sounding songs. I hate to use the word "trendy" here for metal sounding albums, but this album more or less falls into that category. One could stand to listen to this album 1 maybe 3 times at most, shelve it and more or less would be forgotten. HIGHLIGHT TRACKS: #1,3,4,7,9 MY RATING: 70/100

CD: AC/DC - Rock Or Bust
From: nobycane74 Date: March 16, 2017 at 19:22
The one thing you can ALWAYS count on with AC/DC is that they will always be AC/DC...no diversions, no experimentation, no being trendy, etc. Sadly, this will be the last AC/DC record to feature some of the bands infamous alumni; Malcom Young (retired to illness), Brian Johnson (dismissed due to controversial miscellaneous issues) and Cliff Williams (retired at end of Rock or Bust tour). This album certainly offers a lot of the same 'ol classic AC/DC sounding tracks and fun, nothing to ground-breaking, but still gives the listener what they want - AC/DC! Never minding what Angus is going to do with the band in a newer version so to speak, R.I.P. AC/DC. Highlight Tracks: #1,2,3, 4,7,9 MY RATING: 81/100

CD: Rick Springfield - Rocket Science
From: MelodicMetal4Ever Date: March 16, 2017 at 17:58
ok..let me say this first. Rick Springfield (even at his age) has NEVER sounded better!! the songs are catchy some of them will have you sing-a-long as they play. My favs are tracks 1,2,4,7,8,13. bottom line..run and check out this album. I'm sure you won't be disappointed. til next time...Keep On Rockin'

CD: Steelhouse Lane - Metallic Blue
From: edwithmj Date: March 15, 2017 at 20:28
The songs are excellent certainly but the originals are a bit better. Metallic Blue is done better by House of Lords, Addicted is a great song but hearing this version just makes me want to hear the Wall of Silence version again, Dr. Love is done better by Hardline and Fire With Fire is actually one of the few Tower City tracks I actually like. It's as though Slamer wanted to redo a lot of the songs that he wrote but his versions just lack the punch the originals have. Having said that, this is still a very decent album: Slamer's playing, like always, is near perfection and the vocals and rythm section are nicely produced. Other highlights are Still, Can't Fight Love (slightly different from the House of Lords version) and Brighter Day.

CD: Vanilla Ninja - Blue Tattoo - Limted Edition
From: 123charpenay Date: March 15, 2017 at 15:01
hello cc.i ve three vanilla ninja s cds in my collection.all in japan import.the first is "traces of sadness"with two bonus tracks and a bonus dvd "tough enough" video clip and "liar" live in estonia.this is their best records only irresistible hits.the second "blue tatoo" with two bonus tracks and two bonus video tracks.the third "love is war" a super class record with one bonus video.the others records are some best of i think.i m not really sure.but if they have an other record that i ve missed i m very interesting to find it.

CD: Vanilla Ninja - Blue Tattoo - Limted Edition
From: CC Date: March 15, 2017 at 13:59
There are actually four albums. The first one though, is more expensive and what I have heard of it, it does not sound as good. I think they really refined their sound on Traces of sadness and moved on with that.

CD: Marya Roxx - Payback Time
From: CC Date: March 15, 2017 at 8:02
Formerly known as Maarja Kivi from the band Vanilla Ninja, but this is a much heavier, more modern sounding album. Because of this completely different sound I am not going to say this is not as good as her previous band as she has obviously decided she does not want to dwell on past glories (hence the name change as well). When I first heard this I had not checked the writing credits, and was surprised to hear the opening track was a Phantom Blue cover, which is one of my fave female rock bands. Overall, if you like things a little crunchier with a modern twist, this is very good. What I will say though is how her vocal style has changed to accommodate this style. If you did not know who she was, you would not guess she was the same singer on Vanilla Ninja's first two albums.

CD: Vanilla Ninja - Blue Tattoo - Limted Edition
From: 123charpenay Date: March 14, 2017 at 14:55
i can add that lena kuurmaa have singing on moonland a superb project from frontiers records.

CD: Vanilla Ninja - Blue Tattoo - Limted Edition
From: 123charpenay Date: March 14, 2017 at 14:53
exeptional female aor pop rock from estonia.only killer songs.many many hits with irresistible choruses in this record.radios all over the world have miss this gem.it s a shame.their three records are at the same level.these girls are a factory of hits.

CD: Cheap Trick - Busted
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 13, 2017 at 22:27
A bit better than the band's previous effort..."If You Need Me" is my fave song,a pleasant AOR one ...tracks 1,3(nice),8 & 9(nice)are in my book of music as well.83/100

CD: Asia - Aria
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 13, 2017 at 22:19
Pleasant,elegant & subtle Prog/AOR album...tracks 8,9 & 10 are the ones for me.85/100

CD: Heart - Little Queen
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 13, 2017 at 22:17
Moody album with only one rocking track that turned out to be not only the best cut of the record but also a classic of the band,i'm talking about "Barracuda"...tracks 6 & 7(nice) are also appealing ones.60/100

CD: Jean Beauvoir - Drums Along the Mohawk
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 12, 2017 at 11:06
Brilliant album!!!...a mix of Funk with Melodic Pop Rock and some AOR flavour as well...a edgy version of Prince comes to my mind ...tracks 1,2(nice),3(my all time fave)4,5(nice),7 & 10(nice) are the ones for me and probably for some others too.90/100

CD: The Radio Sun - Outside Looking In
From: hair metal again Date: March 12, 2017 at 1:35
very good 3rd release for THE RAIO SUN ,performing their radio friendly hard rock tunes,blending the basics with some power pop elements here and there!the musicianship is truly excellent,the songwriting pretty good and there are many hooks offered that will satisfy you for sure!maybe they d put less songs ,but they seem capable of writing down a good song anytime!recommended of course

CD: Wild Souls - Game of Love
From: 123charpenay Date: March 11, 2017 at 16:53
1 for this atomic bomb?

CD: Wild Souls - Game of Love
From: 123charpenay Date: March 11, 2017 at 16:52

CD: Lionville - World of Fools
From: Eric3 Date: March 11, 2017 at 0:27
Really freaking good. As usual, the voice of Lars Safsund carries the album, and it does sound a bit like newer Work of Art, but with more emphasis on riffs and less Toto influence. The songs are accessible and catchy, the best being the first two and the title track. Can't go wrong with this one IMO.

CD: Tokyo Motor Fist - Tokyo Motor Fist
From: Eric3 Date: March 11, 2017 at 0:23
Decent enough album, in fact there aren't many bad tracks on here. They're between 3-4 minutes and emphasize catchy vocal lines; you can tell the band was trying as hard as possible to emulate the '80s with the arpeggiated chorus licks, fat snare drum, and so on. But the production is SO FREAKING BAD it nearly ruins the rest. The drums are way too high, the recording of the vocals is of poor quality, and the guitars aren't audible enough. A shame, because there are a lot of great songs on here; my favorites are "Love me Insane," "Love," Black And Blue," and "You're My Revolution." Solid album but no excuse for it sounding like a demo in 2017.

CD: Wild Souls - Game of Love
From: 123charpenay Date: March 10, 2017 at 6:04
don t look at the last mark.sometimes (it s rare) some guys have forget to take "brain option" the day of their birth.

CD: Brazen Abbot - My Resurrection
From: hair metal again Date: March 10, 2017 at 2:11
very good release for BRAZEN ABBOT with their neo classical approach and with 3 well known singers and 1 youngster doing the vocals and make the songs standout!dont expect anything blowminding ,but the whole result is very professional with Kotzev s guitar work being of the highest standards and the songwriting really decent!"my ressurection","bad madman",'dreams" are the highlights of this nice little indie

CD: Vanilla Ninja - Traces Of Sadness - Limited Edition
From: CC Date: March 9, 2017 at 20:06
*last 5 or so hours .. doh

CD: House of Lords - House of Lords
From: dany69 Date: March 9, 2017 at 18:38
Another Simmon$$$$ Victims,,,,but a wonderful album,,and so great band,,,

CD: Vanilla Ninja - Traces Of Sadness - Limited Edition
From: CC Date: March 9, 2017 at 17:42
Ordered 3 or their 4 albums on a whim the other day as they were fairly cheap and this one showed up today (not the version with the bonus disc, but does have two extra remixes). While normally I am not big on keyboard orientated rock, and at times this is very poppy, but fuck me this is an amazing album. Not a bad song on it. In the last 5 or so albums, I have played this three times. And on the second play I remembered most of the songs, which just shows how instantaneous it is, and how good the hooks are. If you don't mind a bit of keyboards, and a kind of euro pop mix with AOR, then you cant go wrong with this.

CD: The Defiants - The Defiants
From: MelodicMetal4Ever Date: March 9, 2017 at 17:24
everyone is entitled to their opinion but after listening to this cd numerous times those who say it is "nothing extraordinary" must not be listening close enough. At first listen I was hooked on tracks 1,2,3 & 5. After numerous listens you can add & 11!! Incredibly enjoyable!! IMO a true gem!

CD: The Wild! - Wild At Heart
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: March 9, 2017 at 0:02
This gritty, blues-based, punk-attitudinal rock 'n' roll (basically the AC/DC formula thrown in the dirt and stomped on by a pair of motorcycle boots) is truly just about my favorite kind of music. These Canadians, their stupid stage names aside, do itup righteously recalling the likes of Dirty Looks, Jackyl and even some dashes of the late, lamented American Dog in the generally faster temops of most songs. Dylan Villain's vocals, weirdly, recall Marq Torien without the long, drawn-out screams, in addition to the typical "poor man's Brian Johnson" you would expect from this music. Apparently, Dylan lost his voice during the writing and recording of this album, but thanks to a troupe of specialists and a miracle-worker vocal coach, he regained his voice, and sounds exactly like he did on the band's 2015 EP GxDxWxB. Unfortunately, he now thinks he can really "sing," and on "Run Home," he adopts a soft, thin whine that is most definitely not a good fit. Otherwise, it's party time!

CD: Twisted Sister - Under the Blade
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 8, 2017 at 17:22
I own this classic debut on vinyl ..."What You Don't Know(Sure Can't Hurt You)" is my fave song of it...tracks 4 & 7 are also in my twisted book of music.85/100

CD: Gary Moore - Run for Cover
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 8, 2017 at 17:18
Lovely album that combines HR with some Melodic AORistic moments too...tracks 1,2,4(beautiful classic),5,7(AOR) & 9( ) are the ones for me...88/100

CD: Ted Nugent - Ted Nugent
From: 123charpenay Date: March 8, 2017 at 13:19
this is the proove that you don t change your opinion all the five minutes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CD: Ted Nugent - Ted Nugent
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: March 7, 2017 at 21:53
Shit, I already commented more or less the same thing five years ago ... sorry.

CD: Ted Nugent - Ted Nugent
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: March 7, 2017 at 21:48
A great debut from Uncle Ted, with only a couple fillers near the end (perhaps the lowest percentage for the Nuge). I always felt like his guitar tone could've been a little sharper or heavier even for 1975, but there's no denying his playing, or the strong songs. The consistency is further helped by Derek St. Holmes singing every song.

CD: Smashed Gladys - Social Intercourse
From: hair metal again Date: March 7, 2017 at 8:15
excellent hair metal release by a band that really delivers some nasty sleazy sound and songs!somewhere between KISS,RATT &CRUE this one will satisfy all fans with its raw power and attitude!"lick it into shape","dive in the dark" and "cast of nasties" are the highlights and i must add that they were great on stage too as i saw from a you tube clip!really lookin forward catching them live in a few months in the UK

CD: Wild Souls - Game of Love
From: 123charpenay Date: March 6, 2017 at 13:57
i add this jewel on my best of 2016.i place this atomic bomb in n° 2 just behind wigelius.receive this marvellous record only today cause this cd is hard to find.only at aor heaven and at neh records.finally i bought it on the wild souls s site web.i order them so there first exceptional realise "on the road" (one song with doug aldrich).the two booklet are autographied by the musicians."game of love" is an exceptional melodic hard rock realise.only killer songs.excellent singer ,perfect production fabulous songs.wow what pleasure to listen a so good record.and the ice on the cake this album is varied.track 8 is an exceptional ballad,track 4 is a top class a little bluesy song.track 2.3.7 and 9 are some hits wich deserve to be played on radio twenty time by day.the other songs are excellent.if you miss this gem you will make a very very big error.buy buy buy.trust me impossible to be disapointed!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CD: Kings of the Sun - Daddy Was a Hobo Man
From: masmusic Date: March 5, 2017 at 11:28
I really like KOTS, w Their latest release Razed On Rock could be the release of the year. So after hearing it I decided to give a listen to their back catalogue. I realize that this was apparently recorded in the 90's and released in 2011. But after giving it a listen I don't see why they even bothered to release it. This is pure garbage! The song lyrics are just stupid, the production is bad, song writing also very weak at best. If you like KOTS skip this one and get all the others as they all rock! This release is just a turn off!

CD: Brian McDonald Group - Desperate Business
From: edwithmj Date: March 5, 2017 at 6:46
I was astonished by how good this is. I've been listening to this for the past month and I'm still not tired of it. Picks from this one are: No Control (extremely catchy vocals), This Lonely Heart, Just Imagination (super rhythm and solo) and Everynight. If you like 80s hard rock with catchy, pounding rhythms, look no further because this is the epitome of that sound. McDonald has a great voice, the guitars are melodic and technical and the bass and drums provide the perfect rhythm. I wish McDonald had stuck with this formula to release more because I can't recommend this enough.

CD: Spread Eagle - Spread Eagle
From: hair metal again Date: March 4, 2017 at 1:09
superb debut for SPREAD EAGLE back in the early 90 s with their raw &sleazy sound and lots of energy!the guitar work is outstanding,the vocals are unique and the whole result is killer!"broken city","switchblade serenade","back on the bitch","scratch like a cat" and "through these eyes" are great songs indeed!overall a cult band for us die hard fans that was somewherebetween early GNR &SKID ROW

CD: Europe - Out Of This World
From: dany69 Date: March 3, 2017 at 10:02
Best Europe album,No Doubt about this,,Kee put another dimension,,feeling,, on this one,,,,Masterpiece,!!!

CD: Axxis - Retrolution
From: masmusic Date: March 2, 2017 at 18:13
Always have been a huge fan of AXXIS. Just received this release a few days ago and was very pleased with it! The production is flawless, the songs have a very nice flow and overall it is GREAT! 9/10

CD: Place Vendome - Streets of Fire
From: MelodicMetal4Ever Date: March 2, 2017 at 16:09
Just wanted to echo the remarks from so many. Its only recently I "found" this great band. {Thanks Heavy Harmonies" it's because of sites like THIS that show me the way to many bands I might never hear of. This band and album are incredible. Kiske's voice is top notch. PS> I'm ALSO from the USA so "finding" this band really made my year. Thanks so much. Rock On!!

CD: Van Halen - OU812
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 2, 2017 at 14:53
Catchy yet rocking album done in a nice moment of the Hagar era ...tracks 5,6 & 10 were famous hits back then but in general lines the whole release kicks a**....84/100

CD: Prism - Small Change
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 2, 2017 at 14:49
A very good but underrated AOR act..."Hole In Paradise" is by far the best one in here and one of the band's best song...tracks 1,7(nice),8,9(rocks!)& 10(nice) are the ones for me.80/100

CD: Heroes Del Silencio - Senderos De Traición
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 2, 2017 at 14:45
Great band with an edgy U2 sound influence by all means ...tracks 1,2,4,6 & 8( ) are the ones in my book of music.80/100

CD: The Sweet - Cut Above the Rest
From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 2, 2017 at 14:39
Nice album with a Pop feel in it ...tracks 4,7 & 9 are the ones for me.80/100

CD: The Defiants - The Defiants
From: hair metal again Date: March 2, 2017 at 5:40
sensational debut for THE DEFIANTS and of course the best hard rock release of 16!the songwriting and the performance is of the highest level and i can t believe it can get far better than this nowadays!Bruno &Paul are shining stars and Rob a very capable guitar player that has shown big improvement in his playing mostly because of his involvement in D2!perfect all the way and a clear masterpiece

CD: Javan - Somewhere In The Night
From: dany69 Date: March 1, 2017 at 16:54
Find this today,,seriously not bad at all,,,a bit weird but a kind of voice a la jean beauvoir ( Voodoo X ),,,Cool,!

CD: D.A.D. - Helpyourselfish
From: Z4roxx Date: March 1, 2017 at 13:07
I don't ask sorry to anyone.It was cleary a reply to a big idiot who did insult me,any referring to people from U.R.S.S. or Yugoslavia or gays in general.Mafia????I do only know the band from U.R.S.S. with this nome.You associate all italians to Mafia?Please try to comments discs, the site lacks of many bands and most are awful or forgettable as D.A.D. etc

CD: 220 Volt - Young And Wild
From: dany69 Date: February 28, 2017 at 19:37
Awesome Band,,,,Their eye to eye album is a pure classic,,,,That was the 80s,,,No need big production like this band of today's,,just pure talents,,,,80s 4 everrrrrrrrrrr

CD: Find Me - Wings of Love
From: dany69 Date: February 27, 2017 at 22:11
agree with all the comments,,,find this today,but wasn't sure,,,??? but this album is a pure Pleasure,,buy it,,,buy it

CD: Best of 2016 - Best of 2016
From: Dr_Funk Date: February 27, 2017 at 15:04
Yeah... Bunch of nonsense above. The also-rans are necessary so we have an idea of what their gauge is. This is why Terry's picks are all wrong, because we can see that he didn't listen to anything relevant last year. ;}

CD: Find Me - Wings of Love
From: 123charpenay Date: February 27, 2017 at 13:27
totally agree with hair metal again each time i listen this top class a o r record ,i have the feeling that this jewel is better than the last time i ve listen it.me too i m totally hooked.

CD: Deep Purple - Who Do We Think We Are
From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 26, 2017 at 18:37
Great band by all means!...tracks 1,2,4,5 & 7 are the ones for me.I own this on vynil.80/100

CD: Jefferson Starship - Freedom At Point Zero
From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 26, 2017 at 18:29
Very good album!...tracks 1,3,5,6,7,8(nice) & 8 are my faves,the whole release is recommendable eyes closed.80/100

CD: Uriah Heep - Demons And Wizards
From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 26, 2017 at 18:23
A cult band that deserves all the respect in the world!...tracks 1,2,3(classic),4,6 & 6 are in my book of music.73/100

CD: Krokus - One Vice at a Time
From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 26, 2017 at 18:16
Lovely rocking album!...tracks 1,2,3,6 & 9 are my faves.83/100

CD: Status Quo - Just Supposin'
From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 26, 2017 at 18:10
Decent album with cool songs such as tracks 1,3(cool one),5 & 8...70/100

CD: Tokyo Motor Fist - Tokyo Motor Fist
From: nobycane74 Date: February 25, 2017 at 22:10
This has to be a damn near perfect album. The production & mix is not perfect, but that doesn't take away from the excellent songs overall. The perfect lineup and sound makes this release a strong contender for album of the year. This certainly give The Defiants album a run for their money. The songs are certainly a journey down memory lane with elements of Def Leppard, Danger Danger, Trixter and everything else inbetween. One track that is a bit odd for me, while a good song in its own right and maybe its the order it appears in is "You're My Revolution". HIGHLIGHT TRACKS: All of them except #6. My RATING: 98/100

CD: Tokyo Motor Fist - Tokyo Motor Fist
From: CC Date: February 25, 2017 at 15:25
Production is great, not sure what you are talking about mate. Songs are great too.

CD: Glory - Danger in This Game
From: 707STAR Date: February 25, 2017 at 15:00

CD: Best of 2016 - Best of 2016
From: Doug Date: February 25, 2017 at 14:46
Well said, Dan (and whiplash). Some rather mean comments posted the last few days. HH is a tremendous site. I am not one of the "insiders" of HH, but I enjoy it. I learn a lot about my favorite music (hard rock and heavy metal) and when the comments are productive, they help me to make informed decisions about what to find next.

CD: Tokyo Motor Fist - Tokyo Motor Fist
From: edukiki Date: February 25, 2017 at 4:04
Good album, but the sound of the production kill all the job. There are some kiler songs, this album could be a killer bomb, but the sound of the guitar and the battery are not good. But of course there are some very good songs here, Pickin Up The Pieces, Love Me Insane, Love, Put Me To Shame, Shameless, Done To Me, Get Out Off My Mind, are authentic highlights songs. But I prefer the other DANGER DANGER members project THE DEFIANTS, good songs and very good sound. "Danger danger" , "Screw It", and "Cockroaach", are better disc tan Tokyo Motor Fist

CD: Extreme - Pornograffitti
From: Mindcrime Date: February 25, 2017 at 2:49
Totally agree with Dan & Reverend Mayhem. Back in '89 these were a monster band! Get The Funk Out......man, the dance floors were FULL!!!

CD: Extreme - Extreme
From: Mindcrime Date: February 25, 2017 at 2:31
I really wish people would rate this album for the time it was released and not for when they first listened to it. Back in '89 when this came out it was way from the norm of what was going on. It was funky, fresh and different. Sure it turned some of us hair metal guys and gals off, but it had good riffs, and got people dancing. No one really cared about the lyrics...it was the beat/groove! Even now, in 2017 it still sounds a good album!

CD: Best of 2016 - Best of 2016
Heavy Harmonies Owner
From: Dan Date: February 24, 2017 at 18:09

Metallianstallion, you've been bitching about things here for years now. What you're not comprehending is that for each of us, the Also Rans + Honorable Mentions + Top 5 are "the field of new release albums" that each of us listened to in a given year. Since we all have listened to different albums, it's important to list the ones that MIGHT have been contenders for the year for each of us. In other words, if it's not at least in My Also Rans, it means I didn't hear it, which would explain why Album X or Album Y were not considered for the my Best Of list.

As far as an album not being on HH that you find worthy, THEN SUBMIT THE DAMNED THING! There's been a page on the site to submit albums for over 15 years now. It's not tough to find.

Everything I listed above, I listened to in 2016, either as a CD I purchased, a digital version I purchased, or that a band or label submitted to me. I don't consider songs on Spotify, Pandora, Amazon samples, or any other non-full-album acquisition as being eligible. As far as the Helix titles are concerned, their reissues were submitted to me by the label, and since I listened to them they are included on the list, whether you like it or not.

If you don't care for the way things are organized or run here, you are welcome to register www.MetallianStallionMusicalCircleJerk.com and set it up your own way.

CD: Best of 2016 - Best of 2016
Heavy Harmonies Volunteer
From: whiplash1972 Date: February 24, 2017 at 17:42
I own the physical CD of every release in my year end review, from the also rans all the way through number one. I will agree with the notion that if a HH moderator/reviewer has a HH appropriate CD listed in their year end review that it should cerainly be on the main site; if you like it that much, take a few minutes to add it. As for the site "dying on the vine", while there aren't as many new comments made daily as say 5-10 years ago, I assure you HH is far from dead.

CD: Killer Dwarfs - Stand Tall
From: dany69 Date: February 24, 2017 at 16:16
Greattttttt and their best albums,!! i got 2 copy of this,,,the remastered Bullseye Record,,Very Great Sound,& the first Print MAZE Records,!!! BUT Never buy the crap on Grudge Records,,,this is from Europe and the sound is the worst that i hear,,,but i know the price on ebay is alots crazy about this,,again,,choose Bullseye and Maze,,!!!! Amazing Album and Band

CD: Eyes - Eyes
From: 123charpenay Date: February 24, 2017 at 11:35
sometimes in our life we make things "à l envers" in a bad order.i ve "windows of your souls" in my collection since many many years.it s a top class melodic rock record.i discover this debut album only now ,better late than never.i receive it yesterday from japanrarehunter.first i can say that this debut album is different ,cause this realise is hard and very oriented guitar.the production is absoluty perfect and mr soto sing like a god.what extraordinary voice he had in 1990.now his voice is a little different with time.this record is an excellent piece of melodic hard rock,with no weak points(very solid,very consistant record) even if three songs are present ,in a little different version,on "windows of your soul".the very rare japan import have not a big interest cause track 11 is a short a capella song,and track 12 is a long (15 minutes) interview of the different members of this real very great band.

CD: Napoleon I - I, Napoleon
From: dany69 Date: February 23, 2017 at 18:50
Not A Mystery,,,,just a wonderful album to listen,,,,Buy this you won't Regret,,,,What a great album,,,)))

CD: Dirty Looks - Cool From the Wire
From: WidoMakr Date: February 23, 2017 at 18:06
Found this in the collection today, haven't played any DL in a while...damn they were good. I may in the minority but Get It Right is my favorite tune on the album...shame we wont ever have any new material...RIP Henrik, one of the unique voices that you knew it was DL immediately...Quote the WidoMakr...Never More

CD: Satanic Rites - No Use Crying
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: February 22, 2017 at 22:55
I did, dude. I started a thread like six months ago, but you know--a man can't live on HH alone, but he can wait half a year and want to pick the same conversation back up again. As for the documentary, admittedly whtout having seen it and just going on the title, I'm going to hazard a guess that it's some deal with an eye toward discrediting the scientific community in general, and on certain political hot-button issues in particular. 'How come the science tha tsupports MY beliefs gets consistently poor peer reviews and I can't get funding?'

CD: Tigertailz - Young and Crazy
From: dany69 Date: February 22, 2017 at 20:06
Ok 1987,!!!! Just find this today ,japan pressing,anyway,,,let me tell you,buy buy buy this album,,,this is the best,,honest and so heavy pure glam metal right in your face,,,this can put motley girls girls girls album like a little demo album,,,,just sooooooooo awesome,,,,

CD: Best of 2016 - Best of 2016
From: Jez Date: February 22, 2017 at 9:02
Only albums I have personally Bought make it onto any of my end of year lists. Anything I haven't heard or bought doesnt't.

CD: Heart - Private Audition
From: hair metal again Date: February 22, 2017 at 5:21
very good release for HEART back in 82 and as Jez states this is somehow a passing to their 80 s era !many good songs,sensational vocals and great harmonies all over ,but still without big guitars &choruses!the quality un musicianship is of the highest level and after some spins you ll be satisfied!not one of their best ,but good enough

CD: Satanic Rites - No Use Crying
From: MetalllianStallion Date: February 22, 2017 at 1:35
@Doghouse, man cannot live by HH alone, I'm a little late getting back to you. I haven't been on the boards since the Cher Wars, but if you are up for a debate of world views, Christianity vs. Atheism,ect we can go there. In my experience, atheists and even some Christians just regurgitate a few talking points, and when you ask them to elaborate on why they believe what they do based, on science,reason,ect I get a deer in the headlights look. I think this documentary is a good starting point, as I saw it in a movie theater 8-9 years ago. It sheds light on what science vs scientism. This documentary isn't religious, as it dives into Evolution vs.Creation based on science. No matter what your belief system it's entertaining and enlightening if you don't know how the academia system works. Check it out and get back to me to start a thread. Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (2008) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5EPymcWp-g

CD: D.A.D. - Helpyourselfish
From: MetalllianStallion Date: February 22, 2017 at 1:07
@Z4roxx - Report to CC on the boards in the George Michael/WHAM memorial thread. To be able to remain posting comments on this site you will need to justify your quote posted below before the HH LGBT commission aka THE GAY MAFIA. ' Jugoslavia did insult me about this gay-band'

CD: Best of 2016 - Best of 2016
From: MetalllianStallion Date: February 22, 2017 at 0:53
Doghouse makes a valid point on Dan vs. the Also-Rans, as it looks like he and other reviewers are on auto-pilot, just pasting off a list of releases of 2016. Did they actually listen to them? Along with Helix, Brainstorm re-issued a couple new albums in 2016 so obviously that should void posting them. My suggestion is just list all the releases for the year as a starting point under Metal/Melodic Metal, HR,AOR, MR. Shouldn't there be a best of list on Brutal Metal, or pop rock sites for some of the chosen bands? Just because I like a country rock band should it be listed on HH? Another annoying thing here is band's that make it on the best of lists, even if they are in the HH genre, are sometimes not listed on HH album releases. 'Kaato - S/T (2016)' for example and in my top 5 for 2016 'Striker- Stand in the Fire (2016)' which would fall under the category of Melodic Metal. It's no secret this site is dying on the vine based on the comments section,maybe paying little more attention t

CD: Vega - Who We Are
From: MetalllianStallion Date: February 22, 2017 at 0:24
I'm shocked 'Who We Are' didn't crack the top 5 best of list for 2016 by any of the HH critics. Melodicrock.com gave it a 96/100 rating but what do they know. This album produced by Harry Hess(Harem Scarem) is the band's best release to date. IMO this is the best light weight AOR/MR release of 2016.

CD: Bulletrain - What You Fear The Most
From: MetalllianStallion Date: February 22, 2017 at 0:03
Ironic this Swede band's singer is named Sebastian as this act has Skidrow-esque influences. Surprised this one is a comments wasteland as it should be on the short list of those into Crashdiet, Crazy Lixx, with glam/sleaze influenced 80's HR. This band has been around for almost a decade but releasing 3 EP's in a row is a little gun shy. Fortunately they got their current singer on their first full release album a couple years ago '2014 Start Talking'. 'What You Fear The Most' is a step up from that album on all levels. The opening track 'Memory Lane' has the in your face goods as with most of the tracks. This one cracked my top 10 for 2016.

CD: Rage of Angels - Rage of Angels
From: MelodicMetal4Ever Date: February 21, 2017 at 16:34
Not to start a war of words or get on a 'soapbox' for religion buy I have to ask. Since WHEN and WHY is 'religion' a TABOO subject? I see many say 'This cd ROCKS BUT it is a religious influenced cd.' To that I say WHO CARES? It shouldn't MATTER WHAT you believe (or don't believe) in, To ME the music is the MOST important thing. If it ROCKS but has 'religious' tones to it I don't really care...I think ANY music that is 'music to your ears' is ALL that matters. Just my 2 cents.

CD: Pride of Lions - Fearless
From: Eric3 Date: February 19, 2017 at 18:35
It's alright. Nothing unexpected from Peterik: some songs harken back to the golden days of Survivor (In Caricature, Rising Up, All I See Is You), others plod along with no real hooks or anything interesting (The Tell). Toby Hitchcock has one hell of a voice, there's no doubt about that, but I feel as if he's being held back and the songwriting doesn't suit his operatic singing. This album is OK and nothing bad from Pride of Lions, but I much prefer the recent Peterik/Scherer album.

CD: Andy Rock - This Time
From: CMGio Date: February 17, 2017 at 16:53
Great classic songwriting, awesome instrumentation -- excellent guitar tone to boot. The only downside to this one, for me, is the vocals. David Saylor is an adequate singer, but something about the way the vocals on this record are recording leaves me wanting more. That said, definitely worth picking up if you're into melodic rock / aor.

CD: Deep Purple - Slaves and Masters
From: 123charpenay Date: February 17, 2017 at 15:44
'slaves and masters' is my deep purple fav s record.the more melodic ,the more class with the exceptional joe lynn turner.it s a top class marvellous album.the second japan reissue is essential cause we have a fabulous bonus track 'slow down sister'.

CD: Gotthard - Silver
From: 123charpenay Date: February 17, 2017 at 15:38
the biggest difference between the steve lee era and the nic maeder era is the production and the quality of the songs not only the ballads.nic maeder have not the class and the charism of steve lee ok, but he is an excellent singer and a very nice guy who speak perfectly french.the day they will be find inspiration and the day they will take a real professional producter they will realise a top class record.like in the glory days.

CD: C.I.T.A. - Heat Of Emotion
From: 123charpenay Date: February 17, 2017 at 15:24
melodic metal?it s a joke.no this jewel is top class a o r.a marvellous record.

CD: Loud 'N' Nasty - Teaser Teaser
From: hair metal again Date: February 17, 2017 at 9:19
superb hard rock release for LOUD N NASTY with a monsterous guitar driven sound and riffs that will make you raise your fists and do the hair metal thing!if you like it raw like early CRUE,RATT,PRETTY BPY FLOYD,TWISTED SISTER then this gem is for ya!'hungry' and 'if you wanna rock' are anthemic songs and i believe that Teaser Teaser is among the best of this millenium

CD: Status Quo - Never Too Late
From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 17, 2017 at 8:55
Cool album by this legendary act...tracks 5,6,7 and 9 are very pleasant pieces of rock and roll music,catchy and happy ones.75 out of 100 is my rate.

CD: Gotthard - Silver
From: Swedish Rocker Date: February 16, 2017 at 12:41
Okay album. Does have some good rockers like Silver River, Tequila Symphony No. 5 and the bonus tracks. But too many generic and dull ballads drag the album down a bit. I think the biggest difference between the Steve Lee-era and Nic Maeder-era lies in the ballads. Gotthard have done some strong ballads in the past, but they haven't quite been able to do that with Nic Maeder, apart from the epic Thank You on the Bang-album. A shame they didn't skip two of them on this album and had the bonus tracks as ordinary tracks.

CD: Deep Purple - Slaves and Masters
From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 16, 2017 at 6:59
Cool album with the fantastic Joe Lynn Turner in it...tracks 1,2,5,7 and 8 are the ones for me...80 out of 100 is my rate.

CD: Deep Purple - When We Rock, We Rock, and When We Roll, We Roll
From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 16, 2017 at 6:58
Decent compilation but it could have been a better one IMHO...tracks 4,5 live version,7 classic,and 8 are my faves...80 out of 100 is my rate.

CD: Foghat - Foghat Live
From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 16, 2017 at 6:54
Nice live Record of a nice great band...tracks 1,3,5 and 6 are my faves...80 out of 100 is my rate.

CD: Robin George - History
From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 16, 2017 at 6:52
Decent album that i own on vynil since it came out back in 1983...'Go Down Fighting' is undoubtebly the outstanding cut in here then tracks 1 and 5 are also goodie ones...65 out of 100 is my rate.

CD: The Radio Sun - Wrong Things Right
From: hair metal again Date: February 16, 2017 at 3:17
pretty good debut for THE RADIO SUN with a fine radio friendly sound &approach ,blending elements from the oldschool and the nowdays !the band performs easily and in a high level ,the songs are ok ,but still something missing!'wrong things right' ,'world s crazy now' and 'goodbye' are the best tunes!good band

CD: Mojo Rib - Mojo Rib
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: February 15, 2017 at 1:18
Mojo Rib are a little hard to classify. You could take the easy way out and lump them in with the likes of Buckcherry, L.A.-bred modern-retro rock. But these guys were more '70's than '80's. It's the sort of music that could be thrown in with the rootsy punk of Supersuckers, Nashville Pussy, maybe even the Hangmen (but less downtrodden and filthy). I even hear a bit of the Four Horsemen. The vibe is uptempo and fun, and the singer has a rapid-fire, hyperactive delivery, lots of wordplay, lots of exuberant yipping and yowling. Production is purposely raw, in a just-plug-in-and-jam kind of way--it suits the music. Highlights include 'Lowlife,' 'Kalifornia Kingsnake,' 'Too Much Money,' 'Snakebite' and the semi-acoustic story-song 'Fat Lady With A Gun.' Don't go hitchhiking in the desert, kids. You meet some straaaange people!

CD: Talor Made - Talor Made
From: Swazi Date: February 14, 2017 at 15:40
Ha ha ha ..., Delbert! Only read your comment now! How true!!

CD: Best of 2016 - Best of 2016
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: February 14, 2017 at 15:31
ENough with the also-rans, already! Yay, Dan listened toeach of the half-dozen Helix releases this past year--big whoop! My top-five are mostly in the BrutalMetal.com camp, but here they are anyway: Evergrey--The Storm Within; Testament--Brotherhood Of The Snake; Crowbar--The Serpent Only Lies; King Company--s/t; Spiritual Beggars--Sunrise To SUndown. Honorable mentions: Death-Angel--The Evil Divide; Pretty Maids--Kingmaker; Gojira--Magma; Also-rans: everything else.

CD: Rock Goddess - Young And Free
From: 123charpenay Date: February 14, 2017 at 13:24
i ve this record in the 2006 reissue 'the rock goddesses'.many fillers in this realise ,tracks other songs are great and have the traditional rock gossess s trademark but have nothing extraordinary.these songs have not the spark of class of their previous effort 'hell hath no fury'.this record is not catchy like i ve guess.not a bad album but only decent.i can add that this cd is a real raritie.

CD: Bonham - The Disregard of Timekeeping
From: hair metal again Date: February 14, 2017 at 5:36
superb debut for BONHAM back in 89 , with an excellent musicianship & production ,a smooth sound of the highest quality,sensational vocals and some great songs like 'wait for you','guilty','playing to win'!this one was into the hair metal movement that was on at the moment .but didnt have the cliches of that!def a grower ,it needs a lot of spins as it has many 'hidden' hooks!unique release that shows the depth of that golden era

CD: Best of 2016 - Best of 2016
From: Doug Date: February 13, 2017 at 13:46
My Top 5: 1. The Pretty Reckless - Who You Selling For? (This album and their two previous, should be on the mighty HH). 2. SIXX: A.M. - Prayers For The Damned/Prayers For The Blessed 3. Whitford/ St. Holmes - Reunion 4. Alter Bridge - The Last Hero 5. Hardline - Human Nature

CD: L.A. Guns - A Fistful of Guns Anthology 1985-2012
From: CC Date: February 12, 2017 at 19:10
Although I think all the 87 songs were on the Hollywood Raw CD as well, but I have not checked if its all of them.

CD: L.A. Guns - A Fistful of Guns Anthology 1985-2012
From: CC Date: February 12, 2017 at 19:09
Disc one is obviously all re-records, and is mostly tracks from Black beauties & Cocked and re-loaded. But to make sure all early Phil era albums are covered, we also get a couple of live tracks and something from one of his solo albums (which means Vicious circle is covered). Even the later albums are covered, minimally. The second disc though is what is really interesting. The 1985 EP is on here, but was already released as a bonus disc with the Hollywood raw album, which is an interesting historic piece, but the real meat on this is the 1987 demos, especially the songs that did not make the album. Overall I probably would have preferred the demos on their own, but at least they are now available.

CD: Dare - Out of the Silence
From: hair metal again Date: February 12, 2017 at 14:56
superb debut for DARE back in 88 with a perfect sound & production!Darren s vocals are sensational ,Vinnie s solos outstanding and the keys just great!Many great songs here like'abandon','into the fire ',nothing is stronger than love' and 'heartbreaker' !smooth all the way

CD: Beau Coup - Born and Raised on Rock and Roll
From: edwithmj Date: February 11, 2017 at 19:33
I was expecting a Chicago clone but got something a little better I think. The singer has a super voice and this album is chock full of goodies for him to show off on. Born & Raised (On Rock And Roll) is quite a powerful opener, considering, Somewhere Out In The Night has a very catchy bass line, Still My Heart is about as soft a ballad as you can get but I still like it a lot mainly because the vocals are so well done; Sweet Rachel is probably my favourite and is, again extremely catchy and melodic; my final pick is Never Stop, which sounds very Chicago-ish. The album has its lighter moments, for sure, and fans of keyboard drenching (like me) will love it, but it might not be hard enough for those who like a punch.

CD: Thunder - Rip It Up
From: CC Date: February 11, 2017 at 12:37
Thunder have never released a bad album, but After their original reformation, they never released a truly great album for me. Gone were the real anthems of the earlier albums, replaced with some really good songs but nothing that really blew me away. Then they released Wonder days in 2015, which while still not as big and bombastic as the first few albums, it was a real throwback to the earlier days. So when Rip it up was announced, I was hoping it would pick up where Wonder days left off, but sadly its back to a similar sound to previous albums. Oh, its not a bad album, but it just does not excite me like Wonder days did. The live discs are exactly what you expect, but there is no end to live albums, bonus discs and EPs etc from Thunder, so nothing really new there. Would have much rather have had a single bonus disc of previously unreleased songs or something like that. Do we really need anymore live Thunder albums?

CD: Jack Russell's Great White - He Saw It Comin'
From: nobycane74 Date: February 11, 2017 at 12:03
This is a very confusing release to absorb. Is this a Great White album? Is this a Jack Russell solo album? What is this exactly? Well, what this it NOT is a Great White album...so to stamp a GW moniker on this release is very misleading. Fans of GW expect a GW-sounding album that has elements of the bands recognizable sound and style. This fails miserably in that department. As a Jack Russell solo project/album, then this can be reasonably acceptable. If you listen to his other two solo records along with this album, and dismiss the notion of a GW name attached to it - then it is a good bluesy-bar band sounding album. Nothing spectacular in any fashion - but decent. What turned me off was the order of the songs, there is no flow, its mismatched all over the place with different sounding tracks - which is hard to re-listen over again. Whats missing here is 'Bad Habit' ( single from a year ago), even though its mentioned in the linear notes. HIGHLIGHTS: #1,4,5,8,10,11 MY RATING: 71/100

CD: White Widdow - Silhouette
From: aTomiK Date: February 11, 2017 at 5:13
No problem, it´s a bit surprising choice from the band but i bet they do it justice. I was just listening JM Jarre album Electronica 2 before i saw your post so there was this definite french connection ; ) Greetings from cold and windy Finland!

CD: White Widdow - Silhouette
From: 123charpenay Date: February 11, 2017 at 3:44
yes atomik.it s a w a s p cover.'wild child' is the opener track of the w a s p realise 'the last command' in 1985.thanxxx friend and greetings from france!!!!!!!


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