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  • Your album will be placed at the head of line, reviewed before other submissions, specifically other unsigned indie acts, and artists from other PR agents, who did not pay for this service.
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  • Professionally produced EPs or full-length CDs will be reviewed. Submission should include, in an email, cover art, band photos, and info or one-sheet.
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Disclaimers
  • The playing field remains level: paying for a review does not mean that you get a better or more positive review, or a higher score; it does mean you will get an honest, fair, and generally favorable opinion. (This is why I first preview what I will review. I don't want to waste my time and your hard-earned cash on something that I would not normally find appealing.)
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What We Review

The heavy metal and melodic hard rock genre can be difficult to define with no one artist wishing to be pigeon-holed or misrepresented. With that caveat, DMR will review albums from the following categories:

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  • Heavy Rock
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  • Progressive Rock
  • Alternative/Modern Melodic Rock
  • Blues Rock
  • Glam/Sleaze Rock/Metal
  • Adult/Album Oriented Rock (AOR)
  • Punk Rock
  • Traditional/Classic Heavy Metal
  • Melodic Metal
  • Progressive Metal
  • Power Metal
  • Symphonic/Gothic Metal
  • (Melodic) Thrash/Speed Metal
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  • Most anything that has 'core' in its description
  • Most anything where the primary vocals are death/black/hardcore vocals
  • Electronica
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  • Dance/Club Music
  • Country, Bluegrass, and its variations
  • Nu/Rap Metal
  • Ambient Rock/Metal
  • Industrial Metal
  • Death Metal
  • Black Metal
  • Grindcore
  • Deathcore
  • Hardcore
  • Anything that promotes or glorifies hatred or violence against any race, creed, or religion (especially Christianity).

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