Dare - Blood From Stone [1991]
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
“Blood From Strone” is the second release from Dare and it’s more heavier than the first release “Out Of Silence”.
The cd was recorded in Los Angels with producer Keith Olsen, and remains the heavier and different release of the group.
All the songs are outstanding and varied from beginning to end.
Highly recommended.

Genre: Melodic Hard Rock
Country: Uk
Official Website: http://www.darrenwharton.demon.co.uk/

Darren Wharton: Vocals
Vinny Burns: Guitars
Brian Cox: Keys
Nigel Clutterbuck: Bass
Greg Morgan: Drums

01.Wings Of Fire
02.We Don't Need A Reason
06.Live to Fight Another Day
07.Cry Wolf
09.Wild Heart
10.Real Love
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 1/31/2007 03:15:00 AM | Permalink 6 comments
Roxus - NightStreet [1992]
Roxus is a band from from Australia, and “Nightstreet” is the one and only studio cd of the band (I think).
Their music is Melodic Hard Rock in the vein of Bon Jovi.
“Nightstreet” is an excellent cd and recommended for all the fans of the Melodic Hard Rock genre.

Genre: Melodic Hard Rock
Country: Australia
Official Website: ………

Juno Roxas: Vocals, Guitar
Dragan Stanic: Guitars
Andy Shanahan: Keys
John Nixon: Bass
Darren Danielson: Drums

01.Rock 'N' Roll Nights
02.My Way
03.Bad Boys
04.Midnight Love
05.Where Are You Now?
07.This Time
08.First Break Of The Heart
09.Stand Back
10.Jimi G
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 1/31/2007 01:45:00 AM | Permalink 4 comments
Whitesnake - Starkers In Tokyo [1997]
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
“Starkers In Tokyo” is a live acoustic album performed in the style of an 'Unplugged Session'
Essentially this album consists of 10 classic Whitesnake songs features David Coverdale on vocals and Adrian Vandenberg on acoustic guitar.
The performance was recorded at the EMI studios in Japan for a small audience of fans.
All the songs are well performed, and all the album from the start to end is totally awesome.

Genre: Melodic Hard Rock
Country: Uk
Official Website: http://www.whitesnake.com/

David Coverdale: Vocals
Andrian Vandeberg: Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals

01.Sailing Ships
02.Too Many Tears
03.Deeper The Love
04.Love Ain't No Stranger
05.Can't Go On
06.Give Me All Your Love
07.Don't Fade Away
08.Is This Love
09.Here I Go Again
10.Soldier Of Fortune
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 1/30/2007 09:05:00 PM | Permalink 6 comments
Fm - Indiscreet [1986]
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Light and breezy AoR. Primarily based around the talented Overland brothers Steve and Chris, who first came to prominence with Wildlife.
FM band direction came about due to the obvious success of the harder melodic rock acts such by the success of Foreigner, Heart, Asia and Journey in the more lucrative US markets.
Every song in “Indiscreet” cd is a gem , and entire cd … it’s the meaning of European Aor / Melodic Rock genre .

Genre: Melodic Rock / AoR
Country: Uk
Official Website: ………..

Steve Overland: Vocals, Guitar
Chris Overland: Guitars
Merv Goldsworthy: Bass
Didge Digital: Keys
Pete Jupp: Drums

01.That Girl
02.Other Side Of Midninght
03.Love Lies Dying
04.I Belong To The Night
05.American Girls
06.Hot Wired
07.Face To Face
08.Frozen Heart
09.Heart Of The Matter
10. Love Lasts Forever
11.American Girls (Live)
12.Say It Like It Is (Live)
13.American Girls (International)
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 1/27/2007 03:03:00 AM | Permalink 5 comments
101 South - Roll Of The Dice [2002]
101 South it’s a project of the Keyboard player of Harlan Cage, this cd is the second release of the group.
“Roll Of The Dice” is a classic melancholy, melodic, AoR in the vein of Foreigner and Harlan Cage.
One of the best releases of 2002.

Genre: Melodic Rock / AoR
Country: UsA Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Official Website: ………..

Gregory Lynn Hall: Vocals
Roger Scott Craig: Keys, Vocals
Billy Liesegang: Guitar
Mike Turner: Guitar
David Pasillas: Guitar
Chris Julian: Bass
Hans Geiger: Drums

01.What's Your Game?
02.Don't You Stop Believing
03.Dark Cloud On The Horizon
05.Standing In The Spotlight
06.Roll Of The Dice
07.Ride Out The Storm
08.Dance Through The Night
09.I'll Never Forget You Baby
10.Black Isn't Black
11.Get Up And Go
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 1/27/2007 02:22:00 AM | Permalink 7 comments
Romeo's Daughter - Delectable [1993]
Romeo’s Daughter is a female fronted group from Uk. “Delectable” is the second and last of the groupr.
This album was recorded at the same time as FM's “Aphrodisiac” cd and both bands perfrommed backing vocals on each others album's.

Genre: Melodic Hard Rock / AoR
Country: Uk
Official Website: ………..

Leigh Matty: Vocals
Craig Joiner: Guitars
Tony Mitman: Keybs
Andy Wells: Drums

01. Have Mercy
02. Attracted To The Animal
03. Nobody Like You
04. Nothing But Love
05. God Only Knows
06. Ready Or Not
07. Treat Me Like A Lady
08. Sugar Daddy
09. Dream In Colour
10. Dancing Slow
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 1/27/2007 02:08:00 AM | Permalink 11 comments
The Burns Sisters - Endangered Species [1989]
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
The Burns Sisters Is A Female Rock / Aor group from Usa. In 1984 released their self titled
Cd “The Burns Sisters” a year earlier posturing in a Bangles/Debbie Gibson direction.
With the 2nd cd , the band , moving from a pop based effort to one that smacks of harder melodic rock is where the Burns Sisters progressed to between then, with the album "Endangered Species".
At the end "The 'Endangered Species" is a Aor based cd with inspired powerfull songs.

Genre: Melodic Rock / AoR
Country: UsA Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Official Website: http://www.burnssisters.com/

Jeannie Burns: Vocals
Annie Burns: Vocals
Terry Burns: Vocals
Sheila Burns: Backing Vocals
Marie Burns: Backing Vocals
Bob Marlette: Guitars, Keys, Bass
Denny Fongheiser : Drums

01.Love Me Like A Man
02.We Wait For Freedom
03.The King Is Going To Fall
04.Remember Me
05.Hold On
06.My Boyfriend's Back
08.Place To Rock
10.Last Eagle (For The People Of Big Mountain)
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 1/23/2007 11:28:00 PM | Permalink 6 comments
Unruly Child - Waiting For The Sun [1998]
Unruly Child are back, with the “Waiting For The Sun “, but without the original vocalist Mark Free.
He has been replaced with Kelly Hansen (Hurricane). The songs and the songs of “The Waiting For The Dawn” is similar and approach with the debut cd of the band.

Genre: Melodic Hard Rock / AoR
Country: UsA Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Official Website: http://www.unrulychild.com/

Kelly Hansen: Vocals, Guitars
Bruce Gowdy: Guitars, Keys
Ricky Phillips: Bass
Jay Schellen: Drums, Percussion

01.Heart Run Free
02.Rise Up
03.Why Should I Care
05.Man Inside
06.Do You Ever Think Of Me
07.Still Believe
08.To The Cross
09.Fool Again
10.Live In The Night
11.Waiting For The Sun
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 1/23/2007 02:38:00 AM | Permalink 8 comments
Sargant Fury - Still Want More [1991]
Sargant Fury is a band from Germany, their music is Melodic Hard Rock in the vein of Pink Cream 69 and Bonfire.
The band released three albums, and were unable to break out of the local scene, despite getting rave reviews from overseas critics and fans.

Genre: Melodic Hard Rock
Country: Germany Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Official Website: ………..

Mac: Vocals
Kai Steffan: Guitars
Olaf Grosser: Guitars
Bauke De Groot: Bass
Heiko Heike: Drums

01.Still You Want More
02.No. 9
04.Love Me
05.Stand Up
07.Do You Remember
08.Love On The Run
09.Slow 'N Easy
10.Just One Night
11.Losing Control
12.Don't You Know
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 1/23/2007 12:53:00 AM | Permalink 5 comments
Winter Rose - Winter Rose [1997]
Monday, January 22, 2007
Winter Rose is a group from Canada , with James La Brie (Dream Theater) handling the Lead Vocals.
The Cd recorded in the 89 only for a Japan market , but in the 1997 re release.

Genre: Melodic Hard Rock
Country: Canada Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Official Website: ………..

James LaBrie: Vocals
Richard Chycki: Guitars
Rob Laidlaw: Bass
Randy Cooke: Drums

01.Asylum City
02.I'll Never Fall In Love Again
03.Rough Boys
05.One Last Time
06.Never Let Me Go
07.My Time
08.Nothing But The Best
09.Saved By Love
10.Thrill Of The Night
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 1/22/2007 11:11:00 PM | Permalink 8 comments
Raw Silk - Silk Under The Skin [1990]
“Silk Under The Skin” is one and only cd from a Melodic Hard Rock / Aor from my homeland Greece.
The cd is release in the as a vinyl in 1990, and re-release from Unisound Records in 2003.
“Silk Under The Skin” is a very sensational pure 1980s AoR album in the style of White Sister , Fortune, Survivor, Aviator... in other words, this is pure AOR with many keys, catchy hooks, and memorable choruses.
At the end “Silk Under The Skin” is a high quality from start ‘till end AoR cd and is recommended for all the fans of high quality 80s pure AoR sound.

Genre: Melodic Hard Rock / AoR
Country: Greece Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Official Website: http://www.rawsilk.gr/

George Florakis: Vocals
Apostolis Bakopoulos: Guitar
Mihalis Tsoukalas: Guitar
Yanis Plagianakos: Bass
Rory Christopoulos: Keys
Kostas Kyriakidis: Drums

01.Second Advent
02.Journey Of No Return
04.Heroes Don't cry
05.Street Girl
06.Just Like A Dream
07.Broken Vows
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 1/22/2007 08:26:00 PM | Permalink 8 comments
Zillion - Zillion [2004]
Saturday, January 20, 2007
“Zillion” it’s the first album.of the newcomer band Zillion from Germany. Their music is something between Melodic Hard Rock and Melodic Metal in the vein of Ten (“Ten” & “The Name Of The Rose” era).

Genre: Melodic Hard Rock / Metal
Country: Germany Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Official Website: http://www.zilliononline.com/

Sandro Giampietro: Vocals, Guitar, Keys
Jens Baker: Bass
Mike Terrana: Drums

01.You And Me
02.This Day Is Gone
03.Dirty Little Secret
04.Never Down
06.The Smile
07.Wonder Why
08.Take It Away
09.Day Or Night
10.The Hose
11.Say Goodbye
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 1/20/2007 10:30:00 PM | Permalink 4 comments
Blanc Faces - Blanc Faces [2005]
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Blanc Faces is a new Melodic Rock / AoR group consisting of brothers La Blanc along with few talented musicians. From finish to start this is one collection of songs that blows you away with each listen. Quality stuff indeed!
“Blanc Faces” cd musically reminds Survivor and Foreigner (“Mr. Moonlight” era ).
There’s such maturity and confidence in the songs, and their style is very clearly defined. The songs are really catchy and the recording quality is pristine clear sounding.
At the end “Blanc Faces” cd is recommended for all AoR/Melodic Rock fans, definetelly one of the top 10 releases of 2005.

Genre: Melodic Rock / AoR
Country: UsA Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Official Website: http://www.lablancbrothers.com/

Robbie La Blanc: Vocals
Brian La Blanc: Bass, Rhythm Guitar, Percussion, Keys
Butch Taylor: Lead Guitar
Jeff Batter: Keyboards, Organ, Piano
Kyle Woodring: Drums
Tony Archer: Drums

01.Here's To You
02.Edge Of The World
03.We'll Make The Best Of It
04.Stranger To Love
05.Turn This World Around
06.It's a Little Too Late
07.Staying Power
08.Where Do I Go From Here
09.Beneath This Heart
10.Pray For Me
11.Sorry For The Heartache
12.We Will Rise
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 1/18/2007 10:42:00 PM | Permalink 4 comments
Ignition - Ignition [2003]
“Ignition” it’s the first and only cd from this band . The band consists of vocalist Jan Johansen, drummer Johan bassist Pontus Egberg and guitarist / keyboard player /producer Peter Soderstrom. With this cd, Ignition delivers a perfect album of majestic, melodic hard rock with a production to match the classics, in the vein of Giant, House Of Lords, Unruly Child. At the end “Ignition” cd is one of the best releases of 2003.

Genre: Melodic Hard Rock / AoR
Country: Sweden Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Official Website: ……….

Jan Johansen: Vocals
Peter Soderstrom: Guitar, keys
Pontus Egberg: Bass
Johan Kullberg: Drums

01.Down On My Luck
02.Tell Me Your Mine
03.Father (Save Me)
04.Fire With Fire
05.You Can't Fool Me No More
07.Night After Night
08.Goodbyes To The Good Times
09.Should Have Done Your Right
10.First to Cry
11.Time Is Running Out
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 1/18/2007 08:24:00 PM | Permalink 3 comments
Bonrud - Bonrud [2004]
Monday, January 15, 2007
Bonrud is a Melodic Rock / Aor project named after guitarist , songwriter, producer Paul Bonrud .
Musically, Bonrud delivers a 80’s inspired commercial rock in the vein of Journey and Foreigner, with very clean production , very good songs and perfomances.
If “Bonrud” had released in the 80’s we would talk about for another one huge Band, but sometimes life it isn’t fair.
At the end the “Bonrud” cd is recommended for the tha fans of classic AoR with Hard Rock touch.

Genre: Melodic Rock / AoR
Country: UsA Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Official Website: http://www.bonrud.com/

David Hendricks: Vocals
Paul Bonrud: Guitar, Bass, Keys, Percussion
Paul Higgins: Drums

01.Leap Of Faith
02.The Phoenix
03.Desperate Heart
04.I’ve Changed
05.Give Me A Chance
06.Take Me Home
07.Date With Destiny
08.Once In A Lifetime
09.Live Your Dreams
10.Look Me In The Eyes
11.Hollywood Movie Star
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 1/15/2007 04:57:00 PM | Permalink 10 comments
Bad English - Backlash [1991]
“Backlash” is the second and the last officail album by American rock band supergroup Bad English released in 1991. The album is recommended for all the fans of Aor genre.

Genre: Melodic Hard Rock / AoR
Country: UsA Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Official Website: ……….

John Waite: Vocals
Neal Schon: Guitar
Ricky Phillips: Bass
Jonathan Cain: Keys
Deen Castronovo: Drums

01.So This Is Eden
02.Straight To Your Heart
03.Time Stood Still
04.The Time Alone With You
05.Dancing Off The Edge Of The World
06.Rebel Say A Prayer
07.Savage Blue
08.Pray For Rain
09.Make Love Last
10.Life At The Top
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 1/15/2007 04:30:00 PM | Permalink 3 comments
Drive, She Said -Drive, She Said [1989]
Friday, January 12, 2007
Fronted by one of the best keyboard players, Drive She Said was the project that Mark Mangold (ex-American Tears, Touch, Flesh and Blood) created along with vocalist Al Fritsch.
For those who didn't know the band, they released 3 records : "Drive, She Said", "Drivin' Wheel" and "Excellerator".
“Drive She Said” is a first class pure AOR, with breathtaking songs, great hooks, fantastic keys by Mark Mangold.

Genre: Melodic Rock / AoR
Country: UsA Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Official Website: ……….

Al Fritsch: Vocals, Guitars, Keys
Mark Mangold: Keys, Drums

01.If This Is Love
02.Hard Way Home
03.Don’t You Know
04.But For You
05.Love Has No Pride
06.Maybe It’s Love
07.Hold On (Hands Around Your Heart)
08.If I Told You
09.I Close My Eyes
10.As She Touches Me (Why I Can’t Believe)
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 1/12/2007 02:58:00 AM | Permalink 1 comments
Tami Show - WonderLast [1991]
Female fronted band, from chicago. Very catchy Melodic Rock / AoR from the Massey Sisters

Genre: Melodic Rock / AoR
Country: UsA Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Official Website: ……….

Cathy Massey: Vocals, Guitar
Claire Massey: Vocals
Tommy Gawenda: Guitar
Mark Jiaras: Bass
Peter Spero: Keys
Kenny Harck: Drums

01.The Truth
02.Cry Blue
03.Do You Love Enough
04.If I Could Only Find You
05.Stay 'Til September
06.Sometimes I Wonder
07.Did He Do It To You
08.Inside Out
09.Secrets Never Lie
10.I Remember You
11.Say The Word
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 1/12/2007 02:49:00 AM | Permalink 3 comments
Danger Danger - Danger Danger [1989]
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Danger Danger's debut album is filled with great, catchy tunes from beginning to end and it stands among the very classics of the '80 Melodic Hard Rock.

Genre: Melodic Hard Rock
Country: UsA Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Official Website: http://www.dangerdanger.com/

Ted Poley: Vocals
Andy Timmons: Guitar
Bruno Ravel: Bass
Steve West: Drums
Kasey Smith: Keys

01.Naughty Naughty
02.Under The Gun
03.Saturday Nite
04.Don't Walk Away
05.Bang Bang
06.Rock America
07.Boys Will Be Boys
08.One Step From Paradise
09.Feels Like Love
10.Turn It On
11.Live It Up
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 1/10/2007 02:51:00 AM | Permalink 12 comments
Emerald Rain - Broken Saviours [1998]
Tuesday, January 9, 2007
Emerald Rain are another great band out of Canada.
They sound is something between Harem Scarem (Little heavier) and Def Leppard.
There are a ton of melodic moments also, but for the most part, the guitars are turned way up and are easily the dominant force throughout the album
This cd is highly recommend this album to anyone that finds the above references appealing and to those that like plenty of guitars and strong songs with lots of melody.

Genre: Melodic Hard Rock
Country: Canada
Official Website: ……….

Murray Daigle: Vocals, Keys
Mike Dmitrovic: Guitar
Sean Gregory: Bass
Lorne Boyle: Drums

01.Broken Saviors
02.Heart Of Stone
03.In My Eyes
04.Heaven's Light
05.Heart On The Line
06.High Road To Nowhere
07.Desperation Sleeps
08.Dream Angel
09.Fortune Never Found
10.Misery Loves Company
11.When You Go
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 1/09/2007 02:51:00 AM | Permalink 7 comments
Jagged Edge Uk - Fuel For Your Soul [1991]
Monday, January 8, 2007
Jagged Edge U.K. is an excellent melodic rock band, who fit in perfectly alongside other long forgotten classy rockers such as Beggars & Thieves, Dirty White Boy and Baton Rouge.
Early incarnations of the band had a revolving door membership, with guitarist Myke Gray being the only mainstay. Demos were recorded, at different times, with a female vocalist and production by Neil Murray.
The classic line-up would form in 1989 with Gray, Matt Alfonzetti (Vocals, ex-Bam Bam Boys), Andy Robbins (Bass, ex-Tokyo Blade and Shogun) and Fabio Del Rio (Drums).
The band signed with Sanctuary management and a record deal with Polydor.
The debut Ep “Trouble” arrived in early 1990, but it would be the full-length Fuel For Your Soul that really showed what Jagged Edge U.K. was capable of.
The band would also tour behind Dickinson, as well as Thunder and David Lee Roth in 1990/91, but when the band was promptly dropped by Polydor and split apart soon after.

Genre: Melodic Hard Rock / AoR
Country: Uk
Official Website: ……….

Matti Alfonzetti: Vocals
Myke Gray: Guitar
Andy Robbins: Bass
Fabio Del Rio: Drums

02.Out In The Cold
03.You Don't Love Me
04.Hell Ain't A Long Way
05.Smooth Operator
06.Sweet Lorraine
07.Fuel For Your Soul
08.Law Of The Land
09.Loving You Too Long
10.All Thru The Night
11.Money Talking
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 1/08/2007 07:28:00 PM | Permalink 8 comments
Vertigo - Vertigo [2003]
Sunday, January 7, 2007
“Vertigo” it’s best work of Joseph Williams since the Toto days. Some of the songwriters appearing on Vertigo are Jim Peterik(Survivor, Pride Of Lions), Stuart Smith, Joey Carbone(Alyssa Milano, Kim Carnes, Tiffany), David Tyson(Alannah Myles, Amanda Marshall) and Kane Roberts(Alice Cooper).
For the first time in a long time Joseph gets the opportunity to show his whole range as a singer and man how he brings out some awesome work.
If “Vertigo” had been released in 1989 we would talk about a classic Aor cd.

Genre: Melodic Hard Rock / AoR
Country: UsA Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Official Website: http://josephwilliams.totoweb.org/

Joseph Williams: Vocals
Alex De Rosso: Guitar
Biggs Brice: Drums
Fabrizio: Bass,Keys
Francis Benitez: Backing Vocals
Jm Scattolin: Additional Guitars

01.Not Enough Hours In The Night
02.Straight To Your Heart
03.More Than Enough
04.Never Let You Go
05.I Don't Want To Go
06.I Want To Be Wanted
07.China Sky
08.Love Is Blind
09.When It Doesn't Matter
12.More Than Enough (Acoustic Version, Bonus Europ. Track)
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 1/07/2007 11:50:00 PM | Permalink 6 comments
Humanimal - Humanimal [2002]
Humanimal is the brain child of Sweden's hard rock guitarist Pontus Norgren, who is joined by his buddies Marcel Jacob and Thomas Broman. For the vocalist position there was no other choice than Jeff Scott Soto, who agreed to once again join Pontus and Marcel, who as a trio made up three quarters of the much appreciated Talisman.
Humanimal the band name is of course, also taken from one of Talisman's albums...So is this release really Talisman? Well, on paper yes, but in reality, this is even better!
This album has fabulous production, sensational harmony vocals, an even mix, great heavy sound and most important of all, memorable high-class songwriting, and it’s little heavier than the sound of Talisman.
“Humanimal” cd it’s a pure European Hard Rock at it's absolute best from the beginning to end, and this is one of the best releases of 2002.

Genre: Melodic Hard Rock
Country: Sweden Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Official Website: ………….

Jeff Scott Soto: Vocals
Pontus Norgren: Guitar
Marcel Jacob: Bass
Thomas Broman: Drums

01.R U 4 Real
02.Again 2 B Found
03.License 2 Kill
04.Find My Way Home
05.Feel The Burn
06.Road 2 4giveness
08.Turn Away
09.Who Do You Think U R
10.Way 2 Deep
11.Love's The Dominion
12.What Do You Want To Prove
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 1/07/2007 03:42:00 PM | Permalink 3 comments
CrashDiet - Rest In Sleaze [2005]
CrashDiet is a new sleaze sensation from Stockholm Sweden.
In August of 2005 they released the “Rest In Sleaze” from the Uneversal Label.
This is an album where almost every song is a hit with huge hooks, catchy refrains, fantastic guitars and a powerful production.
“Rest In Sleaze” is 10 straight in your face sleaze/glam hardrockin the vein of Skid Row, Warrant, Ratt, and Motley Crue.
Dave Leppard, Martin Sweet, Peter London and Eric Young are here to stay and party with you all night long.
“Rest In Sleaze” it’s one of the strongest Hard Rock albums of 2005 for sure.

Genre: Melodic Hard Rock
Country: Sweden Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Official Website: http://www.crashdiet.org/

Dave Lepard - Vocals, Guitar
Martin Sweet - Guitar
Peter London - Bass
Eric Young - Drums

01.Knokk ´Em Down
02.Riot In Everyone
03.Queen Obscene
04.Breakin The Chainz
05.Needle In Your Eye
07.Out Of Line
08.It´s A Miracle
09.Straight Outta Hell
10.Back On Trakk
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 1/07/2007 01:38:00 PM | Permalink 1 comments
House Of Lords - World Upside Down [2006]
Wednesday, January 3, 2007
The title of this album is totally appropriate as vocalist James Christian had to turn the world upside down in order to get the House Of Lords to sound the way he wanted .
With the recording and release of “World Upside Down”, only Christian remains from the original line-up of the band.
“World Upside Down” is a traditional melodic hard rock recording, picking up where the band left off when it originally broke up.
At The End If you are an old House of Lords fan, or a fan of melodic hard rock in the vein of Journey, this is a Cd that you must own! This is one of the best Melodic Hard Rock records of 2006.

Genre: Melodic Hard Rock / AoR
Country: UsA Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Official Website: http://www.jameschristianmusic.com/

James Christian: Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Jeff Kent: Bass, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Jimi Bell: Guitar
B.J. Jampa: Drums

01.Mask Of Eternity
02.These Are The Times
03.All The Way To Heaven
04.Field Of Shattered Dreams
05.I'm Free
06.All the Pieces Falling
07.Rock Bottom
08.Million Miles
09.Your Eyes
10.Ghost Of Time
11.My Generation
12.S.O.S. In America
13.World Upside Down
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 1/03/2007 01:57:00 AM | Permalink 1 comments
Harem Scarem - Human Nature [2006]
Monday, January 1, 2007
Harem Scarem are back with a brand new album that will taken them to higher grounds.
On "Human Nature" they have taken care of that problem and written some of the strongest Harem Scarem songs ever because almost every song has something to offer with fantastic melodic riffs from Pete to catchy hooklines and strong choruses.
"Human Nature" sounds between of "Mood Swings" and "Higher".
On background vocals they have had help from Tony Harnell (Ex-TnT, Starbreaker) and Darren Smith that has brought out some impressive harmony and background vocals to the album, amazing stuff.
At The End "Human Nature" seems to been a perfect follow up for the Harem Scarem , and send the group a step forward.

Genre: Melodic Hard Rock
Country: Canada

Band Line-Up
Harry Hess: Vocals, Keyboards, Guitars
Pete Lesperance: Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
Creighton Doane: Drums
Barry Donaghy: Bass
Darren Smith: Background Vocals

01.Human Nature
02.Next Time Around
03.Caught Up In Your World
05.Hanging On
06.Don't Throw It Away
07.Give Love Get Love
10.Going Under
11.Tomorrow May Be Gone
12.Higher (Jap. Acoustic Bonus Track)
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 1/01/2007 04:17:00 AM | Permalink 4 comments
Human Temple - Insomnia [2004]
Human Temple was founded in 1998. However, nothing much happened until 2002 when a first demo was sent out to various mags and labels.
The response was very encouraging and in early 2003 the band decided to record a full album. A producer was quickly found. As guitarist Jari Salo had been doing studio work for years, he handled the production duties and did a fine job.
Just to add some extra flavour to the album, a few Finnish guest vocalists were invited to take part: Emppu Vuorinen (Nightwish), Jani Liimatainen (Sonata Arctica) and Erkka Korhonen (Urban Tale). Each of them can be heard on one song, while Taage Laiho (Altaria) provided backing vocals.
All the material on "Insomnia" is of epic quality, pushed and teased to the outer limits of melodic intensity. The songs are crafted with a sense of maturity and expertise, certain tracks can honestly be placed alongside some of the greatest moments in hard rock history. The production from Jari is crystal clear, it jumps out and hits you, crisp, instant and mighty. Human Temple plays a mix of the eighties and nineties melodic hard rock, melodic rock and AoR.

Genre: Melodic Hard Rock / Metal
Official Site: http://www.humantemple.com/

Band Line-up
Janne Hurme: Vocals
Jari Salo: Guitar
Tony Green: Keys
Harri Kinnunen: Bass
Petri Lehto: Drums

01.I’m Sorry
02.Goin’ All The Way
03.Dream Child
04.Out Of Love
05.Desert Rain
07.Walk Between The Shadows
08.Judas My Brother
09.On A Night Like This
10.Till’ The Day I Die
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 1/01/2007 04:16:00 AM | Permalink 11 comments
Hardline - Double Eclipse [1991]
Hardline was formed when Johnny and Joey Gioeli, originally from the band Brunette, teamed up with Journey guitarist Neal Schon. Originally Neal was going to produce Hardline, but he was having so much fun that he decided to join the band!
They added established musicians Todd Jensen and Deen Castronovo to the mix and the result was magnificent.
This album is a masterpiece, plain and simple. While grunge was taking over the world, this album was lost in the shuffle. What a shame, as this probably would have been huge if released in 1988-1989.“Double Eclipse” cd it’s a great colection of straight Melodic Hard Rock and it’s better than many similar products by other bands due to the quality of the songs and also the attitude.At the end Hardline's “Double Eclipse” is one of the best albums of the decade. It is an untapped gem amongst the scores of albums on the market today.

Genre: Melodic Hard Rock
Country: UsA Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Official Website: http://www.doubleeclipse.com/

Band Line-Up
Johnny Gioeli: Vocals
Neal Schon: Guitar
Joey Gioeli: Guitar
Todd Jensen: Bass
Deen Castronovo: Drums

01.Life's A Bitch
02.Dr. Love
03.Rhythm From A Red Car
04.Change Of Heart
06.Takin' Me Down
07.Hot Cherie
08.Bad Taste
09.Can't Find My Way
10.I'll Be There
12.In The Hands Of Time
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 1/01/2007 04:14:00 AM | Permalink 3 comments
Andy Taylor - Thunder [1987]
Not too many people know that shortly after his departure from Duran Duran, lead ax-man Andy Taylor released a solo album, an album that shows Andy’s hard rock side, rather then the mechanized sounds that people were used to.
On this album he writes, produces, and plays along with ex-Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones (ex-Sex Pistols).
"Thunder" is a strong guitar rock album from a man who usually relied on lots of effects. It's a true gem and Andy prooves he knews how to Rock.

**You Can Listen the song "I Might Lie" from Mp3 Player

Genre: Hard Rock
County: Uk
Official Site: http://www.andytaylor.com/

Band Line-Up
Andy Taylor: Vocals, Guitars
Steve Jones: Guitars
Mickey Curry: Drums
Patrick O'Hearn: Bass
Brett Tuggle: KeysPaulina da Costa: Percussion

01.I Might Lie
02.Don't Let Me Die Young
03.Life Goes On
05.Night Train
07.Bringin' Me Down
08.Broken Window
09.French Guitar
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 1/01/2007 04:14:00 AM | Permalink 5 comments
The Poodles - Metal Will Stand Tall [2006]
The Poodles got a kickstart for their career by taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Sweden. They didn't end up representing Sweden in Athens, but got plenty of publicity for themselves, and have enjoyed success in their home country.
Like last year's Eurovision hard rock success story Wig Wam, the members of The Poodles are seasoned hard rock veterans. Maybe not quite as seasoned as Wig Wam, but still, they've been around for some time.
Vocalist Jacob Samuel is a former Talisman drummer and has been singing in Jekyll & Hyde, Midnight Sun and The Ring, to name a few of his previous groups. Guitarist Pontus Norgren has made a name for himself in bands like Great King Rat, Talisman And Humanimal, while the bass player Pontus Egberg has been in Lion's Share and Zan Clan. Drummer Christian Lundqvist has played in RAW amongst others.
The album “Metal Will Stand Tall” was already released in Sweden & Finland in may 2006 and has topped the swedish sales-charts, until now the record already reached gold status in their home country.
At The End “Metal Will Stand Tall” cd it’s a Melodic Hard Rock straight from the heart of the 80’s with beautiful refrains and catchy melodies.

Genre: Melodic Hard Rock
Country: Sweden Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Official Website: http://www.poodles.se/

Band Line-Up
Jacob Samuel: Vocals
Pontus Norgren: Guitar
Pontus Egberg: Bass
Christian Lundqvist: Drums

01.Echoes From The Past
02.Metal Will Stand Tall
03.Night Of Passion
04.Song For You
06.Lie To Me
08.Dancing With Tears In My Eyes (Ultravox Cover)
09.Don't Give Up On Love
10.Number One
11.Kingdom Of Heaven
posted by Andreas "Angel_In_Black" G. at 1/01/2007 04:12:00 AM | Permalink 5 comments
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