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CD: Sonic Station - Next Stop
From: lost-soul Date: September 1, 2014 at 16:47
Very good effort once again from Sonic Station. Agreeing with Jez, that the mixture of male and female vocals is a great addition to the band - both of them have tremendous vocal abilities - and the songwriting is of very high quality. It's obvious that mr. Kronbrink isn't afraid to experiment a little bit with the sound of the band and I feel that the end result is one very classy AOR album. Only downside for me is that the choruses at most songs don't sound that powerful or memorable as they could be, in order to make this album a gem. But the overall feel of the album is great and I especially enjoy the songs in which ms. Willstedt is singing.

CD: Thrustt - Call the Boyz Out
From: Kim HP Date: September 1, 2014 at 15:47
Yeah Rick is right! Don't know what the guys above are on about. If you like a mix of hard rock, melodic rock, pomp all rolled into one check it out. Great stuff! 85/100

CD: Urban Tale - Urban Tale
From: playhogan Date: August 31, 2014 at 21:04
Sorry folks but this AOR release is lacking a very important element. ROCK! I find this release dull and boring. Is the self titled Heartplay like this or does it rock?

CD: McQueen Street - McQueen Street
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 31, 2014 at 15:51
I probably would've loved this if I'd owned it back in '91. I was a kid who had never bothered to wonder if there was anything besides hair-metal. Two decades on, it's easy to see McQueen Street for what they were--a talented but utterly derivative band playing the flavor of the day--and understand why they never made it out of Headbanger's Ball's third hour, or the lower rungs of the Z-Rock 50.

CD: McQueen Street - McQueen Street
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 31, 2014 at 15:44
Huge, big-budget production (Tom Werman in charge, Steve Stevens and Jeff Scott Soto stopping by), shrieky vocals with a "Wow!" or "Oh yeah!" about every ten seconds, big simple gang choruses and tons of sleazy attitude. Yep, by the summer of 1991, hair metal had reached such a saturation point where four guys from Montgomery, Alabama, had all the textbook moves down so tight, there was no way to tel by listening that they weren't straight from the gutters of L.A. This band reminds me of Wildside, in that they did everything right, but by the time their album was released, it offered absolutely nothing new, and failed to make much of an impact. THe two singles "money" and especially "My Religion" are pretty good, and other highlights are "Stick It," "Going Back To Mexico" and "Two Worlds." The number of ballads is surprisingly high (three in ten songs), especially given the extra-rowdy quality of the other songs, and none of the three are anything special.

CD: Nickelback - The State
From: Dramarama Date: August 30, 2014 at 23:42
Love this album. Leader of Men was the first Nickelback song I ever heard and Breathe is absolutely awesome.

CD: Frank Stallone - Frank Stallone
From: Locoaor Date: August 30, 2014 at 23:25
Excelente disco AOR/Westcoast y uno de los mejorcitos de mediados de los 80s.

CD: Steel Panther - All You Can Eat
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 30, 2014 at 23:01
Listening to "B.V.S." again. Okay, five over-the-top porno songs.

CD: Steel Panther - All You Can Eat
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 30, 2014 at 22:09
I actually kinda dig this disc. I've warmed to these guys, after initially being turned off by the jokey novelty aspect. But the band write tunes as catchy as any upper-midlevel '80's band, and their lyrics often have a tongue-in-cheek, self-deprecating aspect beneath the filth. The guy in "B.V.S.," complaining about the old "hot dog down a hallway" feeling, doesn't seem to know that it's HIS problem for being underendowed. Stallion, I'm kinda surprised. In my book, there are really only four songs that are over-the-top pornographic (tracks 3, 4, 5 and 12). My favorites are "Party Like Tomorrow Is The End Of The World," "Ten Strikes You're Out," "Fuckin' My Heart In The Ass" and "If I Was The King." To me, a band like Dirty Penny are more offensive, because their lyrics are totally without irony or humor, and insult the intelligence of the listener rather than his sexual hang-ups. I'd much rather hear music that makes me squirm than music that makes me feel stupid.

CD: Steel Panther - All You Can Eat
From: MetalllianStallion Date: August 30, 2014 at 17:35
There's a reason there's only one review for this STALE Panther release as their steel-shtick (porn patrol lyrics) are officially played-out by this 3rd album. Let's start with the artwork which to anyone who is a Christian (like myself) should find blasphemous (deeply offensive), with a mockery pose of Christ's last supper with the disciples. In their past releases there was maybe one song I could get into with catchy riffs/clever (porn-lite) lyrics like "Just like Tiger Woods" but this album is a Sodom & "glory hole" Gomorrah feast which I find severely lacking in the song writing department. Lyrics: "There's a hole in the wall where you put your cock & balls But you never really know who's sucking on the other side Is it a boy or a girl or a lady-man hermaphrodite". From the content of this song and other group sex (steel-sausage) love songs, my prediction for their 4th album is that the band will officially "COME OUT" with a Steel Sword Fight: Rob Halford "Corn Hole Nights".

CD: Shakra - Shakra
From: Ydol eM Date: August 30, 2014 at 9:08
In 1998 Shakra was only apprentices that learnt from such masters as AC/DC and Whitesnake. At that time being in their own country there were already several journeymen like Krokus and Gotthard who were doing their job very well. All in all Shakra's work was good straight-ahead hard rock. IMO the top of this album is the singer and the bottom is the front and back of the cover that looks like a demo version of a local party band. But as for music - nice to listen. 80/100.

CD: Arabia - 1001 Nights
From: 123charpenay Date: August 29, 2014 at 16:39
i ve this cd in my collection since first comment was right but very i will complete it a little.arabia play a pure hard u s hard rock with irresistibles choruses.track 4 is a guenine baton rouge song writen by jack ponti.the rest, except track 10 (the singer rise his voice too much),is excellent and is top class american hard rock with choruses made in america for stadium.for make short a very solid and very great hard u s record.

CD: Sheela - Burned Down
From: 123charpenay Date: August 29, 2014 at 8:13
it s impossible to guess that this band come from fact, they plays a very very great american melodic hard rock.good sound ,great production,great singer and musicians.this record is varied track 11 is a party rock song,track 3 is a pure southern rock song in the vein of doc holliday or lynyrd skynyrd.tracks are influenced by tangier,track 8 is a beautiful ballad.only good songs on this record,no fillers.i recommand this excellent album.unfortunatelly ,no bonus tracks on the japan import.

CD: David A Saylor - Kiss Of Judas
From: MetalllianStallion Date: August 28, 2014 at 23:58
David Saylor looks like a McDonald's manager but he has a voice like an Angel. Saylor pursued a solo career in the 90s pop market in the Spanish speaking countries achieving a decent level of success. He has evaded any real mainstream success in the States/Europe but he is a talent as the acoustic songs he sings on this one are superior to the PUSH UK versions as they just melt in your ears. This is also the heaviest(I use that word lightly) of his 3 solo releases. I like a few songs on the other 2 albums but overall they are a little to light weight for my taste. Well written catchy,edgey AOR tracks on this one. This release only had a pressing of 1,000 cd's for this EP PASSWORD : music (sample track)

CD: Helix - Bastard of the Blues
From: MetalllianStallion Date: August 28, 2014 at 23:09
$$ixx - are you the bastard love child on a budget of Gene $immons and Nikki Sixx? "I don't agree with wise ass Metallian stallion at all" Your review of this album totally agrees with my assessment? (Wise with a great Ass by the way). Go to Over 60 minutes Best of album and half of those songs are "average" filler.Example: Animal House,Everybody Pays the Price,Dirty Dog, White Lace and Black Leather (need I go on?)

CD: Jake Thomas - Rebel With A Cause
From: Marcel Torres Date: August 28, 2014 at 22:58
Perhaps most of the CD is of fillers, but a few good moments. Gimme One More Chance (cool introduction, nice keyboards and backing vocals, and melodic chorus) caught my attention. No doubt a song featured here. All I Want (Is to Dance With You) is a decent and elegant ballad with a good mood to listen to his beloved. And, maybe my favorite, because it was the song that made me want to know this album, Let's Make Love with his completely nightly 'n' intimate atmosphere! For sure a gem for fans of Westcoast! Not my highest recommendation, but by the sounds quoted above and eventually some other one, worth having in collection.

CD: Kingdom Come - Hands of Time
From: Metal T Date: August 28, 2014 at 22:11
This record was co-written with a chick/musician named Carol Tatum and probably the reason that its so lightweight sounding.Don't get me wrong the songs are good,but the music is anemic in the HARD department and lacks balls.Too much going on with alot of the different instruments.Still like it but listen to some of these songs live' and the redone versions Lenny did and you can hear what i mean.

CD: Kingdom Come - Live And Unplugged
From: Metal T Date: August 28, 2014 at 21:56
Excellent live discs but WAY to short for a double...vox and band sound really good on there though...the 'Hands Of Time' stuff sounds ALOT better live' and on the later 'Rendered Waters'.

CD: Kingdom Come - Twilight Cruiser
From: Metal T Date: August 28, 2014 at 21:43
I picked this one up a few years ago after hearing for years how "bad" it was supposed to be...wrong answer! This is a good,solid record and this is the one that should of followed Hands Of Time' and maybe even 'In Your Face'.For starters Twilight Cruiser' has the great songwriting that alot of the KC records that followed the first 3 albums did NOT have.Really catchy stuff,an almost hard rock/slight alternative style but enjoyable...1-7 and 9 & 10 being proof.Great vox.

CD: Skid Row - Subhuman Race
From: JONBONPIGO Date: August 27, 2014 at 19:10

CD: Kingdom Come - Too
From: MetalPete1031 Date: August 27, 2014 at 12:37
There's a couple steps in the right direction, but for the most part, AGAIN, we fans of the first few KC albums are bound to be disappointed. Still, this one DOES manage to beat 'Perpetual' and 'Independent', which are horrible releases overall. Come on Lenny, give us one that only has ONE ballad, willya?

CD: Kingdom Come - Independent
From: MetalPete1031 Date: August 27, 2014 at 11:21
Well I thought 'Perpetual' sucked. This one tops it, with only "America" and "Easy Talking Hardline" being listenable tracks. Lenny, stop indulging yourself. Call up Satriani or Neal Schon and get some crunch back in your step. Your broken heart whining has gotten quite stale. If you must do so, at least do it uptempo!! Argghh.

CD: Kingdom Come - Bad Image
From: MetalPete1031 Date: August 27, 2014 at 11:06
wow. Ok, I will have to be devil's advocate here. I don't like this album, except for maybe 5 songs. Gone are the bonecrunching guitars, instead replaced with keyboards and slow-tempo rockers about Lenny's wretched love life. Half of this album is somewhat enjoyable, but it's clear to early fans that things were not going to get any heavier in the albums that followed, and unfortunately for us that is true. Find myself falling off of the KC fan club wagon pretty hard with this one...

CD: Baton Rouge - Shake Your Soul
From: Ydol eM Date: August 27, 2014 at 9:59
Yeah, hair metal again is right - the whole sound could have been more sharp-edged because the rhythm guitar (mainly) really takes a back seat (IMO uselessly). In spite of that we get catchy arena hard rock full of testosterone and energy. If you are addicted to bands like early Winger, Babylon A.D. or Alice Cooper (at that time being) you surely have this cd at home. 85/100.

CD: Kingdom Come - Hands of Time
From: MetalPete1031 Date: August 27, 2014 at 9:53
...addendum - well, except for maybe 'Bad Image' (good)

CD: Kingdom Come - Hands of Time
From: MetalPete1031 Date: August 27, 2014 at 9:48
This is where KC turned into more midtempo and slow rock. It is still very good music, but if you are turned off by the lack of aggression on this, it's a good place to stop. Twilight Cruiser is very similar. This is one of their last good, consistent albums. Once they hit the new millenium, don't really wanna know.

CD: Kingdom Come - Twilight Cruiser
From: MetalPete1031 Date: August 27, 2014 at 9:15
The last good one for quite some time from Kingdom Come. Although more experimental, the songs here are still tight and well crafted. the guitar has not been abandoned, either, and so this one is enjoyable. Later, he got far too self-indulgent. Nothing after this was anywhere near as consistent.

CD: Kingdom Come - Ain't Crying for the Moon
From: MetalPete1031 Date: August 27, 2014 at 8:33
Don't let the cover fool you - this is not a bold, brash and heavy record with sleaze. However, it is pretty good for Kingdom Come during that timeframe and certainly better than the ones that followed. Half of the record is good, sort of like 'Master 7'. Not sure why then, the rating for this one is lower than stinkers like 'Perpetual' and "Magnified'...some sort of error by listeners, methinks! If you like Master 7 you should get this one too.

CD: Kingdom Come - Magnified
From: MetalPete1031 Date: August 27, 2014 at 8:10
Only three songs worth listening to on here. Way too boring for most fans of the first two records.

CD: Kingdom Come - Master Seven
From: MetalPete1031 Date: August 27, 2014 at 8:09
Half of the album is enjoyable. Far better than both 'Magnified' and the absolutely terrible 'Perpetual'. So this one is a good one to try and get back into KC with...

CD: Kingdom Come - Perpetual
From: MetalPete1031 Date: August 27, 2014 at 8:04
This is easily the worst album ever released by 'Kingdom Come'. Horrible. Dull, plodding, as non-metal as he has ever been. Do not buy this record.

CD: Buckcherry - Fuck
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 26, 2014 at 6:38
Buckcherry has always been known for over-the-top profanity, with the glaring, and intentional exception of the All Night Long album. For the most part, it hasn't hurt 'em, as songs like "Crazy Bitch," "Too Drunk" and even "Porno Star" in its time, enjoyed heavy radio play in edited form. But the Fuck EP is a bit of a risk, especially for a band who's damn lucky to have gotten a second chance after Time Bomb flopped, and have been embraced all over again by radio. So here are six songs that could be edited and played, but never ANNOUNCED on the air. But then, Elton John had a top-five hit with "The Bitch Is Back," a song that many stations wouldn't say the title of, so who knows? As for the music, the EP format is perfect for Buckcherry, six songs being about the maximum they've ever been able to pull off before filling the rest of their albums with, well, filler. As a result, Fuck is a pretty strong release.

CD: Ace Frehley - Space Invader
From: Reverend Mayhem Date: August 25, 2014 at 22:14
Paul Stanley has complained that Ace's playing never blossomed beyond his early skills, and listening to this album I have to say he's right -- you hear an awful lot of familiar old Frehley licks that stretch all the way back to '75. That doesn't mean the Spaceman hasn't delivered some killer playing in his career (the "Rock and Roll Over" album being the apex for me), just that well into the New Millennium you might expect some development. But then, why mess with a signature style, right? That includes the boozy riffs and Ace's languid vocals, plus a sort of Hanoi Rocks beach-punk fun that infects the up-tempo rockers ("Gimme A Feelin'," "I Wanna Hold You.") Of course, there's also the expected instrumental song (the worthless "Starship") and plenty of obligatory outer space references. Other than the thunderous modern production, it all sounds like it could have been done over 40 years ago. Enjoyable (and probably his best output in a while), just kinda tired in 2014. 70/100

CD: Buckcherry - Fuck
From: Doug Date: August 25, 2014 at 18:57
Love your music, but guys this is one huge marketing mistake on your part!

CD: Shugaazer - Shift
From: playhogan Date: August 24, 2014 at 22:22
To everyone before that said this release sucks. I am in 100% agreement.

CD: David Hallyday - True Cool
From: Locoaor Date: August 24, 2014 at 21:04
Buen disco de AOR sin duda este y su 1er disco "your power of love" son joyas recomendables, una lastima que no este colgado en este pagina.

CD: Turbo Red - Turbo Red
From: Marcel Torres Date: August 23, 2014 at 20:20
If you, like me, never get tired of the old 80's AOR Rock formula, with all relevant keyboards and guitars, even this being 1991', maybe you like it. And if you also enjoy mix between male and female vocals, It's another positive point. Not the best of the best of the best... ... but for sure a good option for collectors. Highlights, IMO, King of the Air, nice ballad and beautifull interpretation; Stronger, that reminds Lita Ford, and the pleasant Forever. Good one!

CD: Accept - Blind Rage
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 23, 2014 at 20:12
Talk about an unlikely comeback. I think we'd all given up on Accept and weren't expecting anything at all four years ago. Three albums later, and Accept are proving it wasn't just a one-off fluke, still making music in the same style and sound and with the same vitality as their mid-'80's peak. Third outstanding album in a row. Udo who? A name-change ain't gonna happen, as each generation of bands (and fans) learns that changing the name to preserve some imagined integrity is just leaving money on the table.

CD: Accept - Blind Rage
From: $$ixx Date: August 23, 2014 at 15:04
Only two original members left, not really Accept to me, still a very nice album with solid songs. Tornillo is singing in the same metal style as Udo, which was probably a smart move. But similar to Helloween, they could change the band name imo. Cheers to ya.

CD: Helix - Bastard of the Blues
From: $$ixx Date: August 23, 2014 at 14:56
I don't agree with wise ass Metallian stallion at all. There were much more popular/better selling bands in the 80s, that had just as many if not more, fillers on their albums (e.g. Van Halen or Kiss). In fact, Helix's imo best albums, No rest for the wicked, Walkin' the razor's edge, Vagabond bones and this new killer album Bastard of the blues, are just full of stellar songs (very few fillers!). Amazing kick ass rock 'n' roll, tongue-in-cheek lyrics and fantastic live band too. Cool to see that Greg & Daryl are still rockin' out with Mr. Vollmer! This album, just like the last one, has very nice production as well. To me, almost perfect album, congratulations Helix

CD: Shadow King - Shadow King
From: blackkblade5 Date: August 23, 2014 at 12:35
enjoyable album with great production,nice songs,some catchy guitar playing...but with this line-up something greater could be made,its lacks some punch,its a bit light for a supergroup like this,well take it has a kind of heavier foreigner album

CD: Urgent - Thinking Out Loud
From: juan carlos Date: August 23, 2014 at 12:15
I already commentted this one a long time ago, what's up? well, This album is just good to me,yeah Clean Production, Keyboards everywhere, big choruses, good songs but not the great thing in my book, maybe because i'm not into Pomp AOR too much and there are many uptempo songs. If you love stuff like Styx mixed with Honeymoon Suite this is for you. My favorite tracks are "Always Be There" "Running Back" & the ballad "Turning The Knife". 85/100

CD: Tattoo Rodeo - Skin
From: hair metal again Date: August 22, 2014 at 0:04
TATTOO RODEO release their 2nd one and even though they didnt have the expeted success with their previous they still have strong help by their company !everyone knows Sir Arthur Payson ,but unfortunately Skin doesnt deliver!dont get me wrong its a fine release but not as big as it should!the hair metal signs are less and now the band seems to enjoy a more laydown approach that reminds me of BLACK CROWES or CRY OF LOVE!overall pretty good with songs like "too daze gone",:feels like love" and "charity"

CD: Wildside - The Wasted Years
From: JONBONPIGO Date: August 21, 2014 at 18:28
This is definitely worth a listen.. While their 1st Release (1992 - Under The Influence)was pure Gold...& worthy of Multi-Platinum and their follow up effort (1995 - Wildside) would make most of that audience puke.. this release takes us back to the sound from both albums Of the original tracks (I.E. songs not included on the first two albums) The 1st Six songs after the Sintro..have the same vibe as the 1st album..I recommend....Easy As 1,2,3..Crash Diet & Dance-Swing Making You Bleed & Killing Machine are more in line with their follow up (Grungelike effort)..If that's your cup of Tea.. And the Live song "Dear God" nothing to speak of..

CD: Wild Rose - Dangerous
From: Joe Ramasia Date: August 20, 2014 at 3:03
very great album!!

CD: Michael Monroe - Peace Of Mind
From: hair metal again Date: August 20, 2014 at 0:42
pretty good release by MICHAEL MONROE ,one again in his own unique style!this guy always writes good ,straight hard rock n roll songs and creates a certain vibe for the free& the young with lots of attitude!recommended!

CD: The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker
From: Ydol eM Date: August 19, 2014 at 9:47
Definitely not bad album but whenever the best song (IMO) of an album is a cover (#6) I feel the band haven't utilize all their potentiality. I would set this album somewhere between Rolling Stones and Aerosmith. Paradoxically, their old-fashioned (70s)/retro hard rock "sprinkled" with blues, southern rock and boogie was at that time being a new attempt (as CC has already written here) trying to attract the then or new rock community... but I nearly passed it by somehow. 75/100.

CD: White Heart - Tales of Wonder
From: Japangea Date: August 19, 2014 at 5:32
This is really a hard edged AOR stuff.Worse owning.

CD: Girlschool - Girlschool
From: hair metal again Date: August 18, 2014 at 15:43
another good one by this excellent hard rock band!straight,dirty,hard rockin with much attitude as always,GIRLSCHOOL deliver their music with style!"one more","wild at heart","cant keep a good girl down" are the highlights of this little indie !

CD: Dare - Out of the Silence
From: nimzo Date: August 17, 2014 at 18:25
Superb album. Top ten of all of the times of AOR music. This album is pure AOR. Great atmosphere in the songs thanks to magic keyboards and melodies. All tracks are awesome but muy favorities are "Abandon" with incredible introducction, "Into the fire" and the nice ballad "Nothing stranger than the love". The best album of AOR from UK together with "Tough it out" of FM. 10/10

CD: FM - Tough it Out
From: nimzo Date: August 17, 2014 at 18:09
Album Top ten of AOR of all of the times. Event better than "Indiscreet". Definitely 1989 is the best year for the AOR/Melodic Rock. Awesome melodies and keyboards. Great the voice of Steve Overland. All tracks very good. 10/10

CD: Strangeways - Walk in the Fire
From: nimzo Date: August 17, 2014 at 13:31
Masterpiece gem of AOR of all of the times. This album is pure AOR. All tracks are great. Awesome melodies, chorus and great voice of one of the best melodic voices of all of the times Terry Brock.

CD: 1st Avenue - Tears and Triumph
From: nimzo Date: August 17, 2014 at 13:21
Great album of AOR/Meldico rock. Wonderful melodies, chorus and keyboards. The best tracks for me are the opener "Going forma the gold", "when the night is gone" and the gem of the album "One in a million"

CD: Pushking - The World As We Love It
From: ICA Date: August 17, 2014 at 13:06
One disc very very good, Songs couples, good voice is really this well... Jajajajajaj

CD: Secret - The End Of The Road
From: ICA Date: August 17, 2014 at 12:58
Great disc very good have much Power in the voices.. Really Good...

CD: ZZ Top - Rhythmeen
From: blackkblade5 Date: August 16, 2014 at 11:38
this one is a the same style has antenna with chunky heavy riffs,clean crisp distorsion well...amazing prodution,as far for the music we can't go wrong,fresh,modern,catchy songs,great solo stuff from mr.gibbons,his pinched harmonic style combine with old vein blues chords are like a million dolars in my account...just pick this one up,its good like earlier albums

CD: Gary Moore - After the War
From: hair metal again Date: August 16, 2014 at 11:21
excellent commercial hard rock release by GARY MOORE with great songs and musicianship!polished ,hard rockin with many hooks ,this release wont let you down ,but will make you wonder why he didnt go on like that afterwards!great stuff!

CD: Baby Borderline - Misguided Youth
From: juan carlos Date: August 15, 2014 at 15:35
Ok Dirty Sleazy Glam Rock, if you love the first track, then you will love the whole album. Having favorite tracks here? The guitar solos on "Gimmie the Keys": the last one is tha classic acoustic ballad, nothing to be a great song :P 75/100

CD: Yngwie Malmsteen - Trilogy
From: hair metal again Date: August 15, 2014 at 6:11
excellent hard rock release by MALMSTEEN with great guitar work of course and into some great songs!this is very important,not just being a shredder but also write good songs like "you dont remember ,i ll never forget","fire" and "queen in love"!essential

CD: Bret Michaels - Jammin' With Friends
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 14, 2014 at 21:39
Dany69, just a note: next time you cuss somebody out, you might want to be a little more proficient in their language.

CD: Bret Michaels - Jammin' With Friends
From: dany69 Date: August 14, 2014 at 17:42
: MetalllianStallion you are just a fuckin loser body,,,cause your life is miserable,,,don't ever forget what Bret has make with Poison,,,and so much more too,,so fuck your shut up,,,GAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

CD: 5th Avenue - Its Been a Long Way
From: ICA Date: August 14, 2014 at 16:30
Bestial. With very much power, I like this album...... recommend Saludos desde Arequipa A toda la Gente de ICA...

CD: Nick Gilder - Nick Gilder
From: ICA Date: August 14, 2014 at 16:26
Beautiful disc, is magic good voice...... Great nick Gilder is CLassic..

CD: Nick Gilder - Nick Gilder
From: ICA Date: August 14, 2014 at 16:26
Beautiful disc, is magic good voice...... Great nick Gilder is CLassic..

CD: Kissin' Dynamite - Megalomania
From: ICA Date: August 14, 2014 at 16:18
Very Very Good, for be of year, is fantastic... 6/10 Good Album.

CD: Purple Haze - Purple Haze
From: AOR1 Date: August 14, 2014 at 15:16
Nice hard rock from switzerland. Next to impossible to find. Collectors gem.

CD: ZZ Top - Antenna
From: blackkblade5 Date: August 14, 2014 at 13:48
wtf...weak,sucks...very bad,avoid,well are we talking about ZZTOP!!!!well just check what was going on back in 94 and tank god a truly heavy rock album among others of course emerged from the grunge mud,nuff said....solid heavy and classy album from this giant called ZZ TOP,SO TANK YOU ZZ TOP

CD: Dirty Penny - Take It Sleezy
From: MetalllianStallion Date: August 13, 2014 at 22:59
I didn't notice 4 years ago but there is a permanent hole (void) in the rock universe according to wikipedia. On October 25, 2010 Dirty Penny's social sites posted that lead singer Binge Daniels has left the band. It is unclear if they are looking for a new singer or where they will go from here(check the dumpster). Tyno Vincent joined American Idol Finalist James Durbin's solo band for his upcoming tour in 2011/12. What about "Spanky Savage", did he keep his name for a gay porn career or is he a roadie on the James Durbin tour (either way it's gay porn). By the reviews for these clowns I'm suprised there hasn't been any half mask flag comments of their fallen hard rock heroes. Anyone?

CD: Faith Circus - Turn Up The Band
From: MetalllianStallion Date: August 13, 2014 at 22:02
Faith Circus describe their sound as a hybrid of KISS, Van Halen, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, and Journey. That's a bit of a stretch IMO but it's pretty decent stuff. Gone is the AOR sheen on the debut, replaced by a MHR groove and Mark Farrano's well rounded vocals (no norwegian accent). The band stresses melodies/harmonies and now falls into the category of hook driven MHR with the rebooted sound. "Turn Up The Band" 2 cd set contains the band's (2008)debut remix/remaster as well as some bonus material. There is a cover of the Eric "The Fox" Carr/Bruce Kulick/Adam Mitchell composition "Can you feel it" previously only released in demo form on the former Kiss drummers,"Rockology" album. The songs are "Heroes" and a version of 007 soundtrack from the movie "For Your Eyes Only (1981)" with a vocal duet with Robin Beck. Tony Harnell and James Christian also throw in some backing vocal talent. Nothing earth shattering but this is a pleasant listen and worth a spin.

CD: Tattoo Rodeo - Rode Hard and Put Away Wet
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 13, 2014 at 10:06
Oh yeah, this was definitely aimed at the hair-metal crowd. But you can't ignore that it's hair-metal dressed up as southern-rock. There's piano, organ, slide guitar, and Dennis Churchill Dries singing from an affected southern persona, making it immediately different from the straight-up lipstick-and-spandex metal of 1991. You would never mistake this for Pretty Boy Floyd or BulletBoys. Compared with other hair-metal bands of the day, there's a smoothness and laid-back feel about Tattoo Rodeo, that makes people think more of southern rock.

CD: Tattoo Rodeo - Rode Hard and Put Away Wet
From: hair metal again Date: August 13, 2014 at 8:49
excellent hair metal release by TATTOO RODEO ,not so much blues or southern as stated above!this band was set to get heard and appreciated by those fans and not those who listen to blues or southern!ex WHITE SISTER members of course means that the quality of music is very high and the songs sound hard rockin and edgy!"tell me why","been your fool","one way love " are great songs inded!essential like every release of that movement back in the day

CD: Kix - Rock Your Face Off
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 12, 2014 at 20:20
Kix succeed where Tesla flopped earlier this year: they made an album that's true to themselves, but has the energy and sass that fans still want to hear. Rock Your Face Off isn't the band's best work, as topping the trio of Midnite Dynamite/Blow My Fuse/Hot Wire would be damn near impossible. But songs like "Wheels In Motion," "Rollin' In Honey," "All The Right Things," "Mean Miss Adventure" and "Love Me With Your Top Down" are all prime Kix. Steve Whiteman still sounds clear and strong, and while the lyrics about rock '' roll outlaws chasing pussy might seem silly, at least the band don't sound like a bunch of tired old men. "Inside Outside Inn" is a sappy, middle-aged-guy ballad for the wife, and, not coincidentally, sucks, and a couple other songs are below aveerage, but for the most part, this is a good album that should make any Kix fan happy.

CD: Manic Eden - Manic Eden
From: Rob Rocker Date: August 12, 2014 at 16:32
I usually like heavy blues based rock, and this is a "super group" of players, but the problem with Manic Eden is that there is not a "hook" to be found on the entire CD. I break it out every now and then, hoping that maybe I missed something, or maybe it's one of those albums that grows on you, but sadly there is nothing there.

CD: Gary Moore - We Want Moore!
From: hair metal again Date: August 11, 2014 at 9:26
pretty good live release by an artist that must been great on stage!unfortunately didnt ever catch him live ,but his vibe and his quality in performing is obvious!some great moments here like "empty rooms" and "don take me for a loser"!if you like live releases you ll enjoy that one

CD: Love Child - Love Child
From: andi Date: August 11, 2014 at 9:21
unless the vote is not comparable with Seven Wishes!!Great guitars.....bad made in aauto garage....bad produced....Better take the original SEVEN WISHES!!!!

CD: Monkeyhead - Monkeyhead
From: andi Date: August 11, 2014 at 9:15
B-Version from Slaughter.....boring melodic HR without power

CD: Manic Eden - Manic Eden
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 11, 2014 at 0:02
The AOR nuts hate it for its bluesiness, the party-rockers hate it for its relative mellowness. In the '70's-obsessed retro-fad of 1994, this should have doee better. The first comparison that comes to mind is Cry Of Love, but heavier in places, yet at the same time, the soft songs are softer, and overall, less of a Bad Company clone kind of vibe. Manic Eden is its own thing, owed in part to the inimitable Ron Young on vocals. Very soulful music, with excellent playing all around. "Do Angels Die" is a fantastic, melancholy ballad.

CD: Ozzy Osbourne - Down to Earth
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 10, 2014 at 20:34
A commercial Ozzy in here,well he's been like that for years now...this release is quite enjoyable and more with that spark of Black Label Society feel included ..."That I Never Had" is my fave...tracks 1,2,3(nice),4 & 8 are also in my "reality show" sorry,in my book of likable ones...88/100

CD: Steve Perry - Street Talk
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 9, 2014 at 11:27
One of the early comments says this is "music to get hyped up for a Tupperweare party." The Steve Perry fanboys and AOR wimps lost their mud, but it's pretty much true. This is music you hear at the dentist office or waiting on hold with the bank. Sure, Perry's voice is iconic, but on "She's Mine" he sounds AWFUL! Gasping, shrill, souding like an old woman. Plus, the song itself wouldn't put a drop of fear in the heart of anybody trying to steal his girl, as it's intended. What did Steve Perry say to Michael Bolton when they got off the eleevator? "Man, that place rocked!" And Bolton said, "Zip your pants, Steve."

CD: The McAuley Schenker Group - MSG
From: blackkblade5 Date: August 9, 2014 at 11:02
first THIS IS NOT AOR...BRIAN SPENCE,STAN BUSH,SURVIVOR IS AOR.. this is hard/heavy music.And this mcauley/schenker act is way better than the Graham Bonnet screaming nightmare and the gary barden weak sound albums,this is like gift from the gods,just love all their stuff,great melodic songs,heavy and fast,good ballads,fantastic solos...well folks you can't go wrong with this cd

CD: FM - Dead Man's Shoes
From: blackkblade5 Date: August 9, 2014 at 10:47
well...lot bad comments about this album,why????back in 1995 all hard/heavy were deleted out of the face of the earth by a nuclear bomb called grunge...ok this is not the usual FM sound,more of bluesy free/bad company affair but is a fine piece of rock with my advice to the ones that dont like this album is go and buy some nirvana cd or a nu-metal"not nu anymore"crap and let good music roll....salute

CD: Steel Dawn - Mirror Images
From: andi Date: August 9, 2014 at 10:35
what happened to this great Band??Much better than Bonfire,very great vocalist,great guitars,great chourus!!!From now on one of my fave Bands near Dynazty,Reckless Love and........

CD: Atlas - Contra Viento y Marea
From: juan carlos Date: August 8, 2014 at 23:45
Good and predictable HardRock. "De una vez por todas" "Vivire" "Abriendo los ojos" with a riff la AC/DC "En el nombre de Dios" & "Odisea" are my favorite tracks. If you want to have fun with some cool riffs well you will! 80/100

CD: Audiovision - Focus
From: juan carlos Date: August 8, 2014 at 21:23
Good Melodic HardRock/Metal. Mmmm it's more of the same in my opinion, nothing new to offer in my book. Cool heavy riffs la DIO in "We Will Go" etc.. but the Stryper cover "The Way" is my favorite track. 80/100

CD: Alan Gorrie - Sleepless Nights
From: juan carlos Date: August 8, 2014 at 19:41
Okay, too many Uptempo songs to my ears, just 9 tracks & 1 remix but overall it's a good WestcoastAOR album with Hi-tech elements la Tim Feehan. My favorite songs are "Sleepless Nights" "That Kinda Girl" and the very special ballad "Diary of a Fool". 80/100

CD: 44 Caliber - Can You Handle...
From: juan carlos Date: August 8, 2014 at 11:58
Hey brothers! what's up with this one? This is a Masterpiece!!! Come on! Comment this one. Ten f*cking great tracks! You can't miss it. 90/100

CD: Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a Madman
From: hair metal again Date: August 8, 2014 at 4:18
fantastic release by the mighty OZZY OSBOURNE in the early 80 s and surely a classic of the heavy rock scene!Randy shines here and this is maybe his best work!the songwriting is of the highest level and the production by Max Norman as "live" as it can gets!"over the mountain","diary of a madman","flying high again" and "tonight" are amazing songs indeed!essential

CD: FM - Indiscreet
From: andi Date: August 7, 2014 at 12:22
I BELONG TO THE Song ever heard!!!

CD: FM - Indiscreet
From: andi Date: August 7, 2014 at 12:11
My fave AOR/Melodic Rock Band sense beginning!!!!

CD: Escape - Escape
From: andi Date: August 7, 2014 at 11:08
This was not the first album.....The first album bout the band was in 1989 called Running in the Night"!!!!

CD: Tangier - Stranded
From: hair metal again Date: August 7, 2014 at 8:50
amazing hair metal release by TANGIER back in the golden era of the hard rock genre!bought that masterpiece as soon as it was released and lived it in real time,so revisiting it brings back great memos of my youth!a classic of the New Jersey scene ,with a great production,top notch musicianship and some great songs!essential!!!!!!!!!

CD: Network - Crashin' Hollywood
From: L.A. Sunset Date: August 7, 2014 at 1:58
The 3 "Heartbreakers" are the killer tunes here - "Breakin' My Heart", "Suzanne", "Christina". Overall super consistent 80's MHR album that still gets cranked to this day - should've sold a million.

CD: Pantera - Projects in the Jungle
From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 6, 2014 at 18:48
Quite a cool album with that glammy and AORish feel in the songs,obviously Terrence Lee would have never fitted in the Anselmo's era type of songs but while he lasted on this"project" it was nice fave songs are tracks 1,2(rocks!),4,5(AOR-ish),8(rocks!)& 9...enjoyable stuff IMHO...85/100

CD: Skid Row - Thickskin
From: JONBONPIGO Date: August 6, 2014 at 18:30
NOT!!! NOT!!! The late 80's/Early 90's...SKID ROW.. Different Era...Different sound...Take it for what it is. "New Generation".."Lamb".."See You Around" & "I Remember You Two" are the highlight tunes. Listen to those to get a feel for this and see if it floats your boat..

CD: Cell Mates - Between Two Fires
From: hair metal again Date: August 6, 2014 at 8:44
excellent hair metal release by CELL MATES and i m telling this is very very good,it just needs a few spins to get into it!the production is fantastic and the band is quite hard rockin!all the songs are pretty good and especially"glass mountain","bird in a gilded age","(it s close)but it aint love","all funked up"!didnt expect that to be so good

CD: Kansas - Kansas
From: spankee Date: August 6, 2014 at 3:34
Expanded edition include: 9. Bringing It Back (Live) Recorded live at the Agora Ballroom, Cleveland Ohio, 1975

CD: Marvelous 3 - Readysexgo
From: hair metal again Date: August 6, 2014 at 2:28
pretty good release by MARVELOUS 3 !their sound is updated,somewhere between hard rock,alternative and power pop,and the musicianship and the songs are truly excellent!much talent around and very clever lyrics make this release worth having and you ll realize that after 2-3 spins!good stuff

CD: Chris Catena - Freak Out!
From: juan carlos Date: August 5, 2014 at 13:50
Quite average album, don't like it a lot to say the truth. Too bluesy and funky HardRock for my taste. If you want to have it fun with some cool funky and bluesy riffs this is for you. "Sweet Talker" is cool 7.5/10

CD: Push - Shaken, Not Stirred
From: Ydol eM Date: August 5, 2014 at 11:17
These guys could be huge but this album should have been released ten years earlier and the production might have been more precise. It is thus "only" good hard rock with occasional sleazy timbre. Yeah, someone could object that it is only second-rate White Lion, actually he might be right but I don't mind because I remember, at that time being Push was a pleasant surprise to me. 80/100.

CD: Marshall Law - Razorhead
From: Doug Date: August 4, 2014 at 15:28
Definitely not AOR. This is pretty heavy.

CD: Nelson - Life
From: hair metal again Date: August 4, 2014 at 9:00
excellent release by NELSON ,in their own way with great production ,many electro acoustic guitar parts,lots of voc harmonies and really great songs!the quality is very high and the lyrics clever and keep the interest!essential for NELSON fans

CD: Shadow King - Shadow King
From: 123charpenay Date: August 3, 2014 at 16:21
i can add unfortunately no bonus track on the japan import.

CD: Shadow King - Shadow King
From: 123charpenay Date: August 3, 2014 at 16:20
exceptional melodic rock record.imagine foreigner with guitars....a real dream for hard f m fillers only killer make short only hits absoluty irresistibles songs.a masterpiece, a classic an extraordinary record.sound and production perfect class record.respect!!!!!

CD: Big Cock - Big Cock
From: hair metal again Date: August 3, 2014 at 14:36
excellent release by this fantastic band ,the best newcoming in the new millenium!hard rockin,dirty,full of hooks and great vocs&guitar work,BIG COCK will satisfy every hard rocker around!Robert sounds monsterous and he shines all over!great stuff!

CD: Dirty Penny - Take It Sleezy
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 2, 2014 at 15:23
Really? In the age of YouTube and Spotify and downloading, you bought TWO CD's, sight unheard so to speak?

CD: Dirty Penny - Take It Sleezy
From: DazBuFF Date: August 2, 2014 at 13:20
Just bought both of their CDs. Can't wait to hear them!!

CD: Trillion - Clear Approach
From: juan carlos Date: August 1, 2014 at 20:54
I have to admit that i am not a big fan of Pomp/AOR music, so this album is quite good to me but not essential in my book. It sounds a bit dated but there are some quite good moments for example "Love Me Anytime" my favorite song, some enjoyables tunes or melodic solos (Promises). Pomp/AOR diehard fans this is for you. 80/100

CD: Mastedon - LOFCAUDIO
From: DazBuFF Date: August 1, 2014 at 3:30
Superior album. I wish the elefante bros had more in them. Thanks for mastedon 3. Now onward to four.

CD: Hit The Ground Runnin' - Sudden Impact
From: DazBuFF Date: August 1, 2014 at 3:06
Come jimmy and Paul a d the rest of the group, talk to aor heaven or rock candy records lets get this little gem remastered and rereleased and get a few more royalties in ur pockets. Hell lets get a couple of bonus songs that you guys did for this gem as well. Good music should be enjoyed by all without a fucking cd - fucking - r piece of crap copy.

CD: Razamanaz - Razamanaz
From: hair metal again Date: August 1, 2014 at 1:25
this was an excellent band,pretty close to the BRITNY FOX sound ,maybe a little bit more rock and less glam!Michael Kelly Smith is a star and one of the best guitar players in the genre!His riffs and solos are breathtakin and i m always happy hearing from him!"urgency","feel it",'in the dust" are great songs

CD: Akela - Nasty Reputation
From: MrMetal Date: July 31, 2014 at 12:13
These guys originated from Beaumont, Texas (not Louisiana like some sites have mentioned). They appeared on "Star Search" twice (winning at least once) although Jay Hollander was their vocalist at that time. You can pull up some of the "Star Search" videos on Youtube where they took on a slightly more commercial AOR/Glam/Rock vibe than the somewhat Classical Hard Rock approach (with minor AOR/Glam tendencies) here. It seems like they were caught between both a Hard Rock image (earlier) and more of a later-90's Glam image (even with the spandex shorts)later. I also like what I heard on this release more so than the "Star Search" era although there was nothing elaborate or extraodinary here (some no-frill influences of FOREIGNER, BAD COMPANY, MONTROSE & AOR-induced keys on occasion). It did seem to grow on me after a couple of listens although I think their musical direction was becoming more unclear as time was wearing on.

CD: Freakshow - Freakshow
From: DazBuFF Date: July 31, 2014 at 1:20
Everyone is quite a great song though. This cd rocks a ton. If you can find it for 3.99 like the price here says you have found a bargain

CD: Miss Crazy - Grip
From: DazBuFF Date: July 31, 2014 at 1:16
I just ordered this cd, I can't wait to hear their version of "tear it down"

CD: Shadow King - Shadow King
From: Ydol eM Date: July 30, 2014 at 12:33
A perfect example of hard aor rock. Not obtrusive, maybe for someone like me more listens are needed. Whole album is balanced with similar-quality songs that are IMO Lou Gramm solo works or the first Giant alike. Really adult oriented music. 85/100.

CD: Joe Lynn Turner - The Usual Suspects
From: underworld king Date: July 30, 2014 at 8:36
My favorite solo release by the great JLT.

CD: Akira Kajiyama Joe Lynn Turner - Fire Without Flame
From: underworld king Date: July 30, 2014 at 8:31
Awesome album! Joe sounds great and Akira is a very good guitarist!

CD: Von Groove - The Seventh Day
From: hair metal again Date: July 30, 2014 at 2:20
sensational release once again by VON GROOVE!commercial hard rock music in this millenium cannot get much better than this!these guys surely know how to write a catchy song full of hooks and the musicianship is excellent!"believe in the one","lily",'oxygen " and the "best in me" arte fantastic songs and overall a superb release!i am so happy that bands of my youth still are the best around

CD: Voodooland - Give Me Air
From: hair metal again Date: July 29, 2014 at 3:44
excellent release by VOODOOLAND with Karl Cochran s guitar shining all over !many good musos involved and the whole result is great ,as the sound is extremely hard rockin ,the production very pro and the songs truly remarkable!"dont say that you love me",'caroline" and "make up your mind" are the highlights of thisone!we want more!

CD: St. Warren - Honest Planet
From: 123charpenay Date: July 28, 2014 at 14:10
same comment than for "rock of eden".nothing new under the sun.the singer is the same ,always very average.but here the ice on the cake is the sound of the drums (a nightmare).not for me.

CD: St. Warren - Rock Of Eden
From: 123charpenay Date: July 28, 2014 at 14:03
hum decent american hard rock .not more.the singer is like his band ,nothing extraordinary.

CD: Mike Tramp - More to Life than This
From: hair metal again Date: July 28, 2014 at 3:21
excellent release by the legendary MIKE TRAMP in his recent mostly semi acoustic way !the songs are strong and catchy ,the production professional and the whole result pretty good ,but if i was in his position i d hire some great musos from back in the day and d reform a strong WHITE LION lineup!kinda strange watching Mike being so mellow and afraid...

CD: Circle of Soul - Hands of Faith
From: Japangea Date: July 27, 2014 at 23:34
For Extreme fans,too.

CD: Michael Monroe - Life Gets You Dirty
From: hair metal again Date: July 26, 2014 at 15:36
excellent hard rock release by the great MICHAEL MONROE ,much under rated and nearly unknown!loads of attitude,fantastic lyrics and many great songs are offered here!this guy has a a certain sound and always delivers exactly that sense of glam,rock and freedom of everyday s routine !superb and highly recommended if you know how to rock

CD: John Warren - Private Motion
From: Marcel Torres Date: July 26, 2014 at 11:45
Some fillers. What I like least of three (Take Me Back has the potential to be the best and One Heart has two real gems - The Chosen Few and Another Side of You). Watching Maria Dance has a nice melody and a nice introductory line of keyboards (song that reminds me Southern S.O.N.S); Private Motion (Richard Marx style), the best one, good Rocker song and my fav here. Higher Power is a good one for Westcoasters; and also couldn't finish without mentioning Away So Long that it's really pleaseant to ears. Except these 4, nothing more caught my attention. Maybe If you like elegant (tacky xD) and smooth ballad listen the duet with Beth Anderson at Turn on the Light. Sorry, but in general, even with the same proposal from the others two, Average AOR.

CD: Warrant - Rockaholic
From: Reverend Mayhem Date: July 26, 2014 at 8:01
For whatever reason (maybe because the song "Cherry Pie" was excessively dumb) Warrant entered the 90's branded by pop culture as poster boys for the laughably cheeseball direction the late '80s had taken hard rock. Heeding the writing on the wall, they sought critical redemption by aping some moody, pseudo-grunge "seriousness." Fans called bullshit, so the band slunk away to resurface in the post-grunge '00s, ditching the down-tuned sonics and recruiting the reliably lascivious Robert Mason to revert to barrel-bottom tease-and-squeeze horseshit lyricism, the alterna-pretension swapped-out for hackneyed carnal entendre and bluesy cowboy swagger (which, if you've ever heard his Big Cock project, Mason excels at). The result was "Rockaholic." Whether it's all better than the dated grungey experimentation is a matter of taste. But "Innocence Gone" is close to rock candy perfection, and deserves to be blared at summertime pool parties as loudly and often as possible.

CD: John Warren - Take Me Back
From: Marcel Torres Date: July 26, 2014 at 0:47
Really a very very very good EP! I think every song here has it's highlight. The Love Beat I could imagine Outside Edge playing in magnificent More Edge CD such similarity in style. Great one! Into The Night, Damn, full type of song that we could easily find at old movies in the 80's. Great AOR in it's full essence. Very good Rocker song! Carry On, simple, but very effective ... and Tell Me Now closes brilliantly. Essential for any AOR fan. Essential for any fan of AOR

CD: John Warren - One Heart
From: Marcel Torres Date: July 25, 2014 at 23:58
I sought to know John Warren's works after hearing the terrific ballad The Chosen Few. Not to mention the song quoted above (IMO the best track of this material and maybe the best among all of John Warren's compositions), would give a special emphasis on introductory Rain Down On Me as well as the track We Dance All Night, both with a nice pace and a nice and easy acceptance melody, just like the second biggest highlight of the disc, just behind The chosen Few, Another Side of You (westcoast-ish), that It's another beautiful ballad that I would say it's kind of music good to be heard taking a cold beer after midnight . In short, far from being a classic, but with it's moments. Suitable for those who likes more Lite/High-Tech side of AOR and maybe for those who likes Richard Marx's Stuff.

CD: Sage - Luv N Lust
From: Alexxtcatz Date: July 25, 2014 at 12:13
terrific luminescent holographic sticker on front cover. first time ever i see something like it. very tight sound and catchy songs

CD: Tim Feehan - Full Contact
From: hair metal again Date: July 25, 2014 at 4:02
excellent release indeed by TIM FEEHAN! extremely radio friendly and classy pop rock music ,totally commercial and very well performed by many great musicians!all the songs are pretty good and overall this is essential for all of us who dig that kind of sound

CD: Tesla - Simplicity
From: MetalllianStallion Date: July 24, 2014 at 17:37
I have nothing to add about "Simplicity" that pretty much hasn't already been said with the once mighty Tesla. Personally I started to loose interest after "Bust a Nut" as many bands start to deteriorate creatively and physically once they hit their peak, with age. Jeff Keith's range is fading fast and the band's recent LIVE performances just sound plain tired. As by way of comparison watch a few live clips from the recent Sweden Rock Festival 2014. Bands who have been around the block as long as Tesla are still holding their own (even the geezers in Y&T). TNT reunited with Tony Harnell sound like circa' 1987 to my ears, along with strong performances by Pretty Maids. BANDS LINE-UP TNT - 10.000 Lovers - Tesla - Heaven's Trail (No Way Out)

CD: Bad Boy Eddy - Over The Top
From: MetalllianStallion Date: July 24, 2014 at 16:53
andi, I can almost hear this one with your 3 band review. Think Blackie Lawless meets Tad Pole-y range? Why don't you take a little time to give "real' thought out comments instead of your goofy one liners littered on HH. Eddy Vega's(Saker) gruff growl vocals sound similar to metal outfit Sledgehammer Ledge. These middle age metalions(no pun intended) have been around the block in other little known bands(Saker) and this Hard rocker/borderline metal release isn't bad, but it's pretty routine, loaded with juvenile lyrics. Plus in this video it looks like The bad boys of Eddy are taking themselves a little too seriously which is always good comedy. Retrospect records rented a limo for their music video that literally cost "TENS" of dollars to make. BAD BOY EDDY "I Don't Want You"

CD: Krokus - Dirty Dynamite
From: Doghouse Reilly Date: July 24, 2014 at 16:19
The song "Rattlesnake Rumble" has one of those riffs that your guitar teacher might have taught you early on when you were a kid. But there's just something about that song--title, and the way it perfectly sums up the groove and swagger and shake of that riff--that makes me smile and start unconsciously moving my ass in my chair. Completely irresistible, and meant to be played LOUD!

CD: Human Zoo - Precious Time
From: 123charpenay Date: July 24, 2014 at 16:05
exeptional debut album from this briliant german band.the weak point is that the singer have not the voice for singing some s a problem for the rest ,the majority of the songs is top class hard melodic rock with some beautiful touches of saxo.hum irresistible!!!!!!!!!unfortunatelly this marvellous record never see the light of day in japan.

CD: Great White - Great White
From: 123charpenay Date: July 24, 2014 at 15:55
excellent debut album from great white.not their best but the more hard.pure hard u s no trace of blues ,no trace of a o r but only very great american hard rock.

CD: Helix - Bastard of the Blues
From: MetalllianStallion Date: July 24, 2014 at 15:29
I think this might be the best Helix album since "Long Way to Heaven" (1985). As many know Helix is a second-tier band that has has a history of having a couple good songs per album, as the only disc I own by them is "Over 60 Minutes With" (1989) which covers their best territory. The songs on "Bastard of the Blues" compared to their last decade are bigger sounding (beefier production),harmonies galore, with lyrics that are concise and catchy( exhibit A:"Metal at Midnight"). "Even Jesus (Wasn't Loved in His Hometown)" describes how the band didn't get much attention in their local Ontario,Canada and had to hit the road. When the band was first signed to Capitol Records they where originally rejected by them 3 times, before releasing their debut "No Rest for the Wicked"(1983). Brian Vollmer is no spring chicken as the band has been kicking around for 40 years. With age he's lost a bit of range as expected, but the first 3 tracks are strong on "Bastard", with filler at a minimum.

CD: Brides Of Destruction - Runaway Brides
From: hair metal again Date: July 24, 2014 at 5:03
very good release once again by BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION ,combining an updated sound with the classic hard rock elements !Tracil s guitar work shines and the songwriting is ok with some nice songs like "tunnel of love","lord of the mind" and "criminal"!useful addition in a hard rock collection

CD: Nasty - Off Your Rocker
From: andi Date: July 24, 2014 at 4:01
very great guitars....great sound!!

CD: Nasty Nuns - Too Much Is Never Enough
From: andi Date: July 24, 2014 at 3:56
just like Kissin Dynamite

CD: Bad Boy Eddy - Over The Top
From: andi Date: July 24, 2014 at 3:45
Like a Version Mix of W.A.S.P....Mtley Cre and Danger Danger....

CD: Steve Vai - Sex and Religion
From: Ydol eM Date: July 23, 2014 at 15:31
A very varied and musically complex album, a lot of different feelings, a lot of technical brilliance (the fantastic line-up)- I've borrowed some terms from another author of a comment on an different band but it suits here perfectly. There is spectrum of music from John Wetton to Mike Patton so it's rather difficult to describe this hard n' heavy in a few words. If I had to pick up one emotionally similar album to me I would choose the third Extreme. On the other hand I agree with edwithmj about the end of this album and also because of that I rate "just" 85/100.

CD: Loverboy - Unfinished Business
From: Jez Date: July 22, 2014 at 19:17
A 'new' album of 'Archive' material, recorded at various album sessions & finally finished in 2014. After the initial reports of this sounding less than acceptable, I was fearing the worst. A couple of tracks are a little raw & unpolished,'Ain't Such A bad Thing' especially suffers the worst from a few crackles throughout, but it doesn't take away from my enjoyment of this at all, with the rest of the tracks all sounding absolutely fine for the most part. There are some very very good songs on here & it is really cool to hear some of these old 'Outtakes' genuinely taking you back to the bands 80's heyday & the 'Classic' sound. Especially noteable are opener 'Fire Me Up', 'Countin' The Nights', which is a real top quality song,'Come Undone' a typical Loverboy ballad, 'War Bride', obviously a very early track, but very cool & the excellent two closers 'You Play The Star' & 'Crack Of The Whip', both of which sound like leftovers from the debut album. Very retro, very 80's, very excellent

From: hair metal again Date: July 22, 2014 at 11:47
excellent hard rock release by TMG and Eric Martin s star shines again here ,both in vocals and songwriting!the sound is updated but hard rockin and i d say that it s similar with the recent Eric s ones ,just a bit larger and heavier!the songs are well structured and catchy enuff to keep your interest!essential for Eric s fans and a pretty good hard rock release in general!

CD: Vollmer - When Pigs Fly
From: Reverend Mayhem Date: July 21, 2014 at 18:16
Under a plain brown wrapper this could easily be taken for a modern Alice Cooper album (that is, if Alice had taken singing lessons). Aside from the sonic resemblance to a record like "Brutal Planet," Helix frontman Brian Vollmer's solo effort reeks with the tongue-in-cheek tone of Alice's humor (minus the macabre themes and cleverness) -- "Pissed Off," "F.U.G.L.E.Y.," "Life of the Party (But Now He's Dead)," and "X-Ray Eyes" being the prominent examples. The music is thick and heavy and well-played (former Saga drummer Brian Doerner -- brother of Helix guitarist Brent -- turns in a great performance throughout) and I've always dug Brian's vocals, but unfortunately many of the positives get undermined by the sheer goofiness of the lyrics. "King of the Hill" makes it a worthwhile bargain bin find. 60 / 100

CD: Tyketto - Shine
From: Reverend Mayhem Date: July 21, 2014 at 17:39
Tyketto indulges their Zeppelin affinity even further on this post-Vaughn album. They've always flirted with that sound (primarily on the acoustic-driven tunes), but songs like "Radio Mary," "Jamie" & "Raw Thigh" stomp like they'd be right at home on "Physical Graffiti." But there's some divergence as well, like the terrific slow shuffle "Long Cold Winter" and the in-your-face "Let It Go." Steve Augeri puts his Billy Squier voice to work (instead of the Steve Perry imitation he later did for Journey) and sounds great -- not Danny Vaughn great, but still a fantastic singer that suits this material well. With Vaughn's departure many people despaired what it would mean for this band -- and while I love D's pipes, this is actually a quite enjoyable rock 'n' roll effort by the talented Tyketto crew in the wake of what could have been a disaster. Maybe if they'd recorded this under a different band name it would've gone over better with fans who expected another "Don't Come Easy." 85 / 100

CD: 21 Octayne - Into the Open
From: halfordhughes Date: July 20, 2014 at 1:05
Dear Friend is My Fav Track of the Album!

CD: 2 Rocks - When Sanity is Acting Kind of Wild
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 19, 2014 at 13:03
A good album with,IMHO,a harder and AOR-ish Def Leppard/Mr Big feel in the songs plus some other ones that are aside the aforementioned acts(music not voice)...tracks 1,2,3,6,9 & 10 are in my book...85/100

CD: AOR - The Secrets Of L.A.
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 19, 2014 at 12:23
Pleasant album with some interesting songs in the shape of tracks 2,3,6,7,8 & 10(nice)...i own the japanese edition that brings a couple of B/T's being "The Price To Pay" the one i liked...not a killer album but enjoyable...86/100

CD: Uriah Heep - Raging Silence
From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 19, 2014 at 12:17
A very good album of Hard Rock with a strong AOR influence in the songs,so,the right combination is at hand in here ...i own the first CD pressing of the album(10 tracks) faves are "Blood Red Roses","Rich Kid","Cry Freedom","Bad Bad Man","When The War Is Over"(nice cover)& "Rough Justice"...enjoyable stuff indeed...88/100

CD: I-Ten - Taking a Cold Look
From: alex_5150 Date: July 18, 2014 at 19:35
In many years of my life trying to find the best AOR record, now I'v found it... All have been said, this is a TRUE CLASSIC.. All songs define what AOR is about... I'm lucky to have gotten the Rock Candy reissue.. If you are a fan of AOR then you MUST have this

CD: Krokus - Dirty Dynamite
From: MetalPete1031 Date: July 18, 2014 at 13:25
This is the album AC/DC made after Highway to Hell. There is accidentally a Krokus label on the cover, is all. If you like Highway to Hell you should play this record right after it. Much better than Hoodoo AND Rock the Block. Not quite as intriguing as Hellraiser, (there's no "Spirit of the Night" throwback slammer on here), but very fine stomp your feet and play air guitar boogie rock. I like it very much--but the cover of HELP is another misfire, just like Born to Be Wild was. Maybe they should cover a really different kinda tune, like 'Sky Pilot' or something! If they cover Purple Haze I will stop listening to them altogether. Come on, guys...

CD: Krokus - Hoodoo
From: MetalPete1031 Date: July 18, 2014 at 13:16
Have to agree with Geoff on this. "Firestar" is likely the hardest and best track, with a couple others that are decent. I have heard BTBW too many times and consider Zodiac Mindwarp's cover the best, maybe the Cult a close second. This album is full of the same old midtempo fodder that drags them down at times, this album is not as good as Rock the Block, Dirty Dynamite and not even in same league as Hellraiser.


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