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Dali's Dilemma - Manifesto For Futurism
Review by Gary Hill
Dali`s Dilemma is a new prog metal band on the Magna Carta label. The major influences to this reviewer are Queensryche and Dream Theater, but there are other leanings as well.
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Danger Danger - The Return of The Gildersleeves
Review by Brian Angotti
The second installment of the Where Are They Now Files comes from Danger Danger. This band has released three albums with new vocalist Paul Laine. The Return of The Gildersleeves is a brilliant piece of work from a very underrated band.
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Danzig - 6:66 Satan's Child
Review by Steve Colombo
Danzig's new album, 6:66 Satan's Child, is excellent. Danzig just keeps on getting better and better with each successive album.
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Darkest Hour - Hidden Hands of a Sadist Nation
Review by Arnold Hablewitz
A little growling death metal/hardcore vocal can go a long way. It can be good when used sparingly.
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Dead White and Blue - Mary Jane
Review by Gary Hill
I’ve sort of gone back and forth on whether this album is metal or not.

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The Deadlights - The Deadlights
Review by Gary Hill
This album certainly fits into the hard rock/metal vein. However, it is not limited by a single style or format. Indeed many of the songs come from varying schools of metal and one cut in particular really doesn't fit as metal at all.
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Death Dealer - War Master
Review by Mike Korn
You can't get any more metal than Death Dealer.

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Death Dealer - Hallowed Ground
Review by Mike Korn

Death Dealer is a pure metal band made up of some of the most seasoned pros in the business.


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Defy Tolerance - Stop the Bleeding
Review by Gary Hill
I’m not the biggest fan of modern nu-metal.

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Denner/Shermann - Masters of Evil
Review by Mike Korn

When it comes to heavy metal guitar duos, you won’t find many names more respected than Hank Shermann and Michael Denner: Tipton and Downing, Smith and Murray…that’s about it.


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Diamond Head - Lightning to the Nations: The White Album
Review by G. W. Hill
I first heard of Diamond Head years ago when they were listed as a big influence on Metallica. I don't think I've ever actually heard them before, though.

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Bruce Dickinson - Tyranny of Souls
Review by Gary Hill
This is the sixth solo album from Iron Maiden's lead singer Bruce Dickinson. While it's not perfect, it is one of the stronger discs from his solo repertoire.
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Diecast - Day of Reckoning
Review by Arnold Hablewitz
As a whole this disc takes what is so good about the recent New England thrash/death/hardcore scene (Shadows Fall, God Forbid, etc.) and kicks up the heaviness factor by ten, with double-bass reminiscent of Slipknot and hardcore groove and lyrics reminiscent of Hatebreed, Buried Alive, Earth Crisis, and (insert Victory Records band here).
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Digital Ruin - Dwelling In The Out
Review by Gary Hill
With many CD's the question comes up, is this prog or prog metal. Some are really easy to define, others not so simple. This one falls into that second category. 
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Dimmu Borgir - Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia
Review by Mike Korn
Definitely keeping in the spooky spirit of this issue of MSJ, I turn my evil eye now to Norway's Dimmu Borgir. Along with England's Cradle of Filth and fellow Norwegians Emperor, these guys are the reigning kings of modern black metal, unleashing twisted, torturous tracks full of blazing speed, harsh vocals and eerie symphonic touches.
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Dio - The Very Beast of Dio
Review by Mike Korn
Few musicians have had a longer or more storied career than Ronnie James Dio. The pixieish vocal powerhouse has lent his immense lungpower to bands like Elf, Rainbow and, of course, Black Sabbath.
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Dismember - Where Ironcrosses Grow
Review by Mike Korn
The metal scene is constantly splitting and fracturing into a multitude of genres and subgenres. In the last few years, we've seen the rise of metalcore, melodic death metal, stoner metal and Gothic metal.
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Divine Regale - Ocean Mind
Review by Gary Hill
Combining elements of general progressive rock (influenced by bands like Yes), Queensryche (the vocals being the largest Queensryche influence present) and even Iron Maiden, this is a very well conceived, and mature performance.
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Dog Fashion Disco - Committed to a Bright Future
Review by Mike Korn
What kind of a band calls itself Dog Fashion Disco? And what kind of band features an open toilet and a grinning wash basin on its front cover?
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Dog Fashion Disco - Sweet Nothings
Review by Mike Korn
If you’re looking for a band that’s easy to describe, Dog Fashion Disco is not your pooch.

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Doro - Calling the Wild
Review by Gary Hill
In the 1980’s Doro Pesch fronted the German metal band Warlock. That band is no more, but Doro has kept her career and love of metal alive through the years. This new disc is her first release in the US in many years, but she has continued releasing albums in Europe the entire time.
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Double Drive - 1000 Yard Stare
Review by Gary Hill
With the over abundance of rock bands these days it is good to hear something fresh. Doubledrive's debut album is a diverse rock explosion, aggressive and yet still melodic.
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Dungeon Rocks - Encounter
Review by Gary Hill
The easiest way to describe this would be to compare it to Doro and Warlock.

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