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No order

 

Crazy Lixx

HOL

Eclipse

One Desire

Harem Scarem

TMF

Krypotonite

Kee Of Hearts

 

Leaving spots for Midnite City, JSS, Phantom 5, and Rev.Saints

 

I didn't get on with that Kryptonite :(

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Ladies and gentlemen, *really* hard to choose, but here it is my list for this GREAT year for Melodic Hard Rock (although some still pending like Houston could alter this a bit) : :rolleyes:

1. Tokyo Motor Fist

2. Eclipse

3. Crazy Lixx

4. One Desire

5. Code-Red  << enters directly here, pure melodic bliss, no surprise being involved Michael Palace and Daniel Flores.

6. Harem Scarem

7. The Night Flight Orchestra

8. HEAT

9. Degreed

10. Brother Firetribe

 

 

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My projected top 10

1. Crazy Lixx - Ruff Justice
2. Eclipse - Monumentum
3. Romeo Riot - Sing It Loud 
4. Midnite City - s/t
5. Kee Of Hearts - s/t
6. Harem Scarem - United
7. One Desire - s/t
8. House Of Lords - SOTLS
9. TMF - s/t
10. Phantom V - Play To Win

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8 hours ago, mrbandwidth said:

Ladies and gentlemen, *really* hard to choose, but here it is my list for this GREAT year for Melodic Hard Rock (although some still pending like Houston could alter this a bit) : :rolleyes:

1. Tokyo Motor Fist

2. Eclipse

3. Crazy Lixx

4. One Desire

5. Code-Red  << enters directly here, pure melodic bliss, no surprise being involved Michael Palace and Daniel Flores.

6. Harem Scarem

7. The Night Flight Orchestra

8. HEAT

9. Degreed

10. Brother Firetribe

 

 

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At the moment I think my top releases from 2017 are going to be:

1. Art Nation

2. The New Roses

3. One Desire

4. Confess

I have yet to hear a lot of stuff from 2017, but the four albums above, have been on heavy rotation.

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1. Mr. Big - Defying Gravity

2. Steelheart - Through Worlds Of Stardust

3. Wayland - Rinse And Repeat

4. Derek Davis - Revolutionary Soul

5. Kee Of Hearts - Kee Of Hearts

6. H.E.A.T - Into The Great Unknown

7. Warrant - Louder Harder Faster

8. Midnight Sin - One Last Ride

9. Midnite City - Midnite City

10. Papa Roach - Crooked Teeth

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There was little doubt One Desire would be my favorite , closely followed by the tragically overlooked  Riverdogs.

Then came along Midnite City. This is a mighty fine piece of music. 

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Top 10 for now...so far...could/probably will change but not by much...

01. Crazy Lixx - Ruff Justice

02. Midnite City - s/t

03. Code Red - Incendiary

04. Tokyo Motor Fist - s/t

05. H.E.A.T - Into The Great Unknown

06. Eclipse - Monumentum

07. One Desire - s/t

08. Confess - Haunters

09. Zhenx - s/t

10. Wildness - s/t

mentions also to Phantom 5 - Play To Win , Bloody Heels - Through Mystery , Romeo Riot - Sing It Loud ,Rockett Love - Grab The Rocket , Age Of Reflection -In The Heat Of The Night , The Night - s/t  who may/or may not still squeeze in there :)

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I'm surprised that so few mentions Art Nation, as I recall the debut gained a lot of praise, and this years follow up continues right where the debut left of.

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1 hour ago, Kristian said:

I'm surprised that so few mentions Art Nation, as I recall the debut gained a lot of praise, and this years follow up continues right where the debut left of.

Love the debut. For me this does not"continue" were it left off. It is a decent album for me , but does not touch the debut.

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2 hours ago, lettard said:

Top 10 for now...so far...could/probably will change but not by much...

01. Crazy Lixx - Ruff Justice

02. Midnite City - s/t

03. Code Red - Incendiary

04. Tokyo Motor Fist - s/t

05. H.E.A.T - Into The Great Unknown

06. Eclipse - Monumentum

07. One Desire - s/t

08. Confess - Haunters

09. Zhenx - s/t

10. Wildness - s/t

mentions also to Phantom 5 - Play To Win , Bloody Heels - Through Mystery , Romeo Riot - Sing It Loud ,Rockett Love - Grab The Rocket , Age Of Reflection -In The Heat Of The Night , The Night - s/t  who may/or may not still squeeze in there :)

I have 5 of those in my top 10. I have not heard the Wildness except 2 songs, so can't say much on that one yet.

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12 hours ago, The Rocker said:

I have 5 of those in my top 10.

Great minds think alike lol :) 

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Can't remember the first half of the year for some reason, I know there's been the Crazy Lixx record and a few other ones.... but the album I've listened to the most this year is Midland's ''On The Rocks'' a country album.

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On 11/19/2017 at 1:10 AM, The Rocker said:

My projected top 10

1. Crazy Lixx - Ruff Justice
2. Eclipse - Monumentum
3. Romeo Riot - Sing It Loud 
4. Midnite City - s/t
5. Kee Of Hearts - s/t
6. Harem Scarem - United
7. One Desire - s/t
8. House Of Lords - SOTLS
9. TMF - s/t
10. Phantom V - Play To Win

 

 

6/10 thus far

 

I 'd love to listen to that Romeo Riot.

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8 hours ago, kourosofsteel3 said:

 

 

6/10 thus far

 

I 'd love to listen to that Romeo Riot.

Um, buy it !  lol

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On 11/23/2017 at 5:11 PM, The Rocker said:

Um, buy it !  lol

 

Lol, I've managed to listen to it, 2 great songs and the rest of them skippable. 

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I never make lists, but Harem Scarem would easily top mine this year. So bloody good!!

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Think I've settled on my personal top 10 for this year.  What a year...Most releases I've bought in a year in quite some time.

1.  Midnite City - S/T - Liked every song, hits my taste perfectly and haven't been able to get enough of this album since it released.

2.  H..e.a.t - Into The Great Unknown - Like the album plenty, one or two songs that I don't care much for though that pushed it to #2

3.  Crazy Lixx - Ruff Justice - My new favorite album from this band that for me edges out New Religion.  

4.  Eclipse - Monumentum - Solid album but gets a tiny bit samey in spots.  For me, a little more variety could've pushed it up on the list.

5.  Tokyo Motor Fist - S/T - Great debut that also hit my tastes perfectly.  One or two songs not doing much for me and thin production knocked it down a little but some great songs on this.  

6.  Harem Scarem - United - I haven't been a fan of these guys and don't own any other releases.  However, something about this one grabbed me.  Fantastic melodic rock album top to bottom.

7.  One Desire - S/T - This album wasn't instantaneous for me but grew on me more than any other album this year.  It's one I find that I keep coming back to.

8.  Wildness - S/T - Great debut, good mix of songs and another that seems to be a grower for me.  

9.  Degreed - S/T -  Another consistent album from these guys.  Shakedown might be my favorite tune this year.  I really don't like the piano ballad though and the second half falls off a little bit for me knocking this down.

10.Romeo Riot - Sing It Loud - Solid melodic rock, good variety.  It's down on the list as I don't think it really blows me away but it's definitely a solid album and enjoy listening to it.  I dare say it might be my favorite Kivel release.

Two that just missed for me were Warrant's Louder Harder Faster and Art Nation's Liberation.  I enjoyed both those albums at times this year but haven't had much desire to go back to them since filing them away.

Will be interesting to see others lists to see stuff I've missed that I might like.  A couple that have shown up on other lists I've given some time to are Confess and Code Red but those just haven't clicked with me enough to buy them.  I've been real close with Confess as there are a few tunes I like.

 

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great top 10 although I've not heard Romeo Riot. 

 

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On 12/2/2017 at 8:59 AM, KarpetRydOFunk said:

I never make lists, but Harem Scarem would easily top mine this year. So bloody good!!

I've got this but haven't got to it yet.
I will soon though if it's that good.

I've been finally getting in to Eclipse Momentum which is good so far.

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My top CD’s of 2017

  1. Bloody Heels – Through Mystery
  2. Wraith – Revelation
  3. Crazy Lixx – Ruff Justice
  4. L.A. GUNS – The Missing Peace
  5. Stephen Pearcy – Smash
  6. Tales From The Porn - H.M.M.V
  7. Smoke Hollow – Salvation
  8. Hell’s Addiction – Broken
  9. Hellecrtokuters – Round Two
  10. Vain - Rolling With The Punches
  11. Madman’s Lullaby – Sins Of Greed
  12. Dextress - Dextress

Honorable mentions go to (Although I know these groups are old but I just discovered them and bought there newly released CD's):

XX BADBOY - Fire In The Hole

Sittin' Pretty - Siitin' Pretty

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12 hours ago, grissolm said:

My top CD’s of 2017

  1. Bloody Heels – Through Mystery

  2. Wraith – Revelation

Good mentions. Wraith will definitely be in my top 10, and Bloody Heels will not be far off. I've been a bit out of the forum scene this year, but I feel like these two have been a little under-rated. Two fantastic albums. 

As a fan of 80's commercial hard rock, Bloody Heels is like a lost Silent Rage album, and Wraith is like a more metal version of Ratt... so damn good. 

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Backed on Wraith - better than Ratt these days lol ;)

I need to check that Bloody Heels - I swear I've listened to it but its not on my playlist????

Vain - great songs, shit production. It will still be in my top 20 tho

Madman's Lullaby I'm struggling with slightly - it's good straight ahead hard rock but not much more imo.

Hells's Addiction and Smoke's Hollow I'm not familiar with so will check out

Cheers

 

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1 hour ago, Glen said:

Backed on Wraith - better than Ratt these days lol ;)

I need to check that Bloody Heels - I swear I've listened to it but its not on my playlist????

Vain - great songs, shit production. It will still be in my top 20 tho

Madman's Lullaby I'm struggling with slightly - it's good straight ahead hard rock but not much more imo.

Hells's Addiction and Smoke's Hollow I'm not familiar with so will check out

Cheers

 

Bloody Heels is a monster grower. I wasn't sold immediately, but this has grown on me more than probably any album all year. Not in a "oh, this is shit but now it sounds good" type of way. The songs are immediately good quality, but hook you in more and more with each listen. 

Vain is very good. More solid than amazing, though. 

Not heard Madman's Lullaby as their previous stuff has bored me. I wonder if I should check this out. Don't know the other two either. 

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2 hours ago, Geoff said:

Good mentions. Wraith will definitely be in my top 10, and Bloody Heels will not be far off. I've been a bit out of the forum scene this year, but I feel like these two have been a little under-rated. Two fantastic albums. 

As a fan of 80's commercial hard rock, Bloody Heels is like a lost Silent Rage album, and Wraith is like a more metal version of Ratt... so damn good. 

 

1 hour ago, Glen said:

Backed on Wraith - better than Ratt these days lol ;)

I need to check that Bloody Heels - I swear I've listened to it but its not on my playlist????

Vain - great songs, shit production. It will still be in my top 20 tho

Madman's Lullaby I'm struggling with slightly - it's good straight ahead hard rock but not much more imo.

Hells's Addiction and Smoke's Hollow I'm not familiar with so will check out

Cheers

 

Didn't know Wraith but saw the comparison with Ratt, funny enough: googled ''Wraith Revelation'' and the guitarist wears a Ratt t-shirt in the band picture :D But other than that no connection between the two bands, right?
Just thought it was funny because you said they sounded like Ratt, will have to check em out but underneath one of the pictures it said something about ''NWOBH''......

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