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Rock Hard Reviews is your friendly, independent music review site, specialising in decades of hard rock, melodic metal, classic rock and suchlike.

Rock Hard Reviews was created by rock fans, for rock fans. We love nothing more than helping new, up and coming rock bands get some publicity, promote new releases, and gain new followers. A rock hard music review might come with a slight twist of British humour, but we love to review and promote music from rock and metal bands from all over the world.

If you are in a rock or metal band and want a bit of free publicity then get in touch. Normally we write and publish in-depth, full page reviews whenever a rock band sends us their latest album and EPK. Digital is preferred, but we still accept a CD through the post. You can contact Rock Hard Reviews via our social media pages on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus, or you can email us directly on . If you have a new (or old) album release which you think our readers should know about, then we would love to hear from you.

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Our latest news, reviews and features are listed below. Enough preamble - let's rock!

Recent reviews

Thunderbird - Heavyweight

2016 release Heavyweight... A raw and punchy album from Thunderbird, in the style of the golden era of Oz Rock.

Buffalo Crows - Bovonic Empire

More heavy rock moos, err sorry, news, from Australia, as Buffalo Crows release their third album, Bovonic Empire. Sorry about the pun.

Victims Of The New Math - Satellite Head

Second outing, and a slice of nostalgia from Victims Of The New Math

A selction of our full album reviews

Escape Artists - ..Never Die

There's a powerful pop-punk sound coming out of Vienna these days, courtesy of Escape Artists. Find out more about their second album, ..Never Die.

Royal Republic - We are the Royal

Fun, light, danceworthy pop rock from Sweden? Check out what our reviewer thought of this cheeky album.

Thunder - Backstreet Symphony

Like a long lost friend that hasn't changed, the sound of Thunder is the sound of raw guitars, great vocals and classic rock from the pre-grunge era. Backstreet Symphony was Thunder's debut album, chock full of hard rock from 1990.

Sabbat - History Of A Time To Come

Paul Jack returns from his sabbatical to pick through a lost thrash metal classic.

Blue Oyster Cult and their eponymous first album.

Douglas Adams once wrote that the ultimate answer to life, the universe and everything is 42. Paul Jack travels back in time 42 years to the early days of Blue Oyster Cult. Tune in for a history trip. No Cully Stout Beer in sight.

Alice Cooper - Welcome 2 My Nightmare

The Alice Cooper Band reunite with a spooky sequel to a 70's classic.

Triumph Over Logic - Soundtrack To Life

Rock Hard Reviews goes down under once again, as we check out Soundtrack To Life, the new album by Triumph Over Logic.

Muse - Absolution

Tali takes time out to muse over Muse's album Absolution. Does Muse's music keep Tali amused and inspire her when working on creative projects? Absolutely! (Tali has asked us to make it quite clear that she did not write this cheesy intro for her review!)

Lake of Tears - A Crimson Cosmos

After being challenged to pick out some really good weird old forgotten classic, Paul Jack stumbles upon a dusty copy of A Crimson Cosmos by Lake of Tears. See how good this fantasy themed musical whimsy really is.

Demon - Night of the Demon

A nostalgic look at British metal band Demon and their first album in it's re-released splendour.

King Diamond - Abigail

A retro review of King Diamond's classic album Abigail. Ghostly goings on in the haunted La'Fey mansion gives us an album widely considered to be among the band's best work.

Emilie Autumn - Opheliac

Corset clad angry violinist, Emilie Autumn, shares her anger, thoughts or just some fun stories with the world through this brilliant album.

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