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Michael

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Favorite Bands

Overkill
Scorpions
Megadeth
Alice Cooper
Stratovarius
Skid Row
Dio
Dokken
Badlands
Warlock



Favorite Albums

Overkill-Feel the Fire
Scorpions-Blackout
Megadeth-Peace Sells
Dio-The Last in Line
Alice Cooper-Brutal Planet
Skid Row-Slave to the Grind
Junkyard-Junkyard
Doro Pesch-Warrior Soul



About me

I am a huge fan of hard rock and metal. I have listened to hard rocking bands since the 70's and it remains a hobby. I still actually pay for my music and buy CD's when I can!




hardrockfanatic's Ratings and Reviews

 Alice Cooper - Dirty Diamonds
hardrockfanatic's Rating: 8/10

I love Alice Cooper. In my opinion, he set the standard for all stageshows and he, unlike many rockers his age, can still get it done in the studio and on stage. Dirty Diamonds is a solid Alice album. There are some great catchy songs on this one. However, I actually slightly prefer the heavier direction he went in with Brutal Planet and to a lesser degree Dragontown. This is a good listen but a little more mellow than a lot of us stuff in recent years. No hard rock fan should be without some Alice.


Original rating by Michael: 7/10
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 Alice Cooper - Dragontown - Special edition
hardrockfanatic's Rating: 8.5/10

While I slightly preferred Brutal Planet, this is a very, very solid early 2000's release by the king of theatrical rock, Alice Cooper. This one is nice and heavy and Alice sounds terrific.


Original rating by Michael: 8/10
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 Alice Cooper - Welcome to my nightmare
hardrockfanatic's Rating: 10/10

Alice Cooper has a ton of great albums so there are many to choose from, but if you don't own this masterpiece, turn in your hard rock membership license right away.


Original rating by Michael: 9.5/10
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 Dio - Strange Highways
hardrockfanatic's Rating: 5/10

I love Dio and most of his stellar work. However, this one didn't quite do it for me.


Original rating by Morten: 7.5/10
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 Doro - Fear No Evil
hardrockfanatic's Rating: 8/10

I am a big fan of Doro Pesch though I generally prefer her early work with Warlock a little more. Her solo career has been spotty (some great, some a little on the boring side). This continues her recent streak of putting out really good hard rocking albums. This one has some great songs though it is not quite up to par with her brilliant Warrior Soul album.


Original rating by Steen: 7/10
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gizmo - 7.5/10 - Link to review







 Judas Priest - Sad Wings Of Destiny
hardrockfanatic's Rating: 8/10

While this album may not have the polish of many of the later Priest albums, this is where the band kicks into high gear. I really like JP's 70's output and this album is a clear sign that better things were to come.


Original rating by Tommy: 8/10
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gottlob - 10/10 - Link to review







 Overkill - Ironbound
hardrockfanatic's Rating: 9/10

Good grief this band is awesome. While they aren't considered one of the Big 4 in thrash (in terms of popularity), I defy you to find a thrash band who has ever been more consistent than Overkill. This one is a borderline masterpiece.


Original rating by Steen: 7.5/10
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Craig - 9/10 - Link to review
Little Drummer Boy - 7.5/10 - Link to review







 Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a Madman vs. No More Tears
hardrockfanatic's Rating: 9/10

No More Tears was the last great Ozzy album. Diary of a Madman is Ozzy's best solo album overall.


Original rating by Morten: 8/10
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 Pretty Maids - Pandemonium
hardrockfanatic's Rating: 7.5/10

This is one of the most underrated bands ever. Future World is a must have for any of you who don't know who these guys are. The Pandemonium album is a little more of a mixed bag in my opinion than most of their stuff but make no bones about it, it's good stuff.


Original rating by Steen: 7.5/10
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 Scorpions - Humanity - Hour 1
hardrockfanatic's Rating: 8/10

This one had a little bit different sound than most Scorpions albums but in my opinion, it is their best album since Crazy World.


Original rating by Michael: 8/10
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Dark Lord - 8.5/10 - Link to review












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