Here at Angry Metal Guy, we get a lot of common comments and questions. I am creating this document to make things a bit clearer. It will be added up from time to time.
Q: What is this “DR” thing you keep prattling on about?
A: DR stands for dynamic range which is the ratio of the softest to the loudest sounds occurring in a piece of music. Generally speaking, the greater the range, the deeper and more complex the music sounds to the human ear. Inversely, the lower the dynamic range the more everything sounds flat and uniform with little overall variation.
Q: Would you consider reviewing _Insert Album Here_?
A: No. Or, well, maybe, but probably not on a recommendation from a fan and certainly not if the record has been out for several months. First, you’ll notice that we don’t review old records, except once a year or on a very rare occasion. This is because we receive tons of promo from tons of sources. Telling us repeatedly to review one thing or another is not going to get us to do it. Our review policy is simple: unless we receive an official promo of the record, we do not review it. Giving labels free publicity when they refuse to give us promo is something I do not want to do. And bands are free to contact us, themselves.
The one exception is that at the end of the year when we do the Things We Missed. Then, feel free to give recommendations.
Q: You don’t like my favorite band, why aren’t you objective?
A: Well, I’ve got a tiny answer for you here.
Q: My band released _Insert Our Release Here_ 6 months ago. Will you review our shit?
A: Chances are really slim. If you send promo of your material months ahead of time like labels and professional bands do, the chances of you receiving reviews are very good. When your record has been out for a long time, it’s definitely not likely that we will review it because there’s too much new coming out.
Q: Will you do an interview with my band?
A: No. Interviews are done only at request of Angry Metal Guy.
Q: Angry Metal Guy, what do you think of what other reviews have to say?
A: Oftentimes I haven’t had time to listen to everything that gets reviewed. Do you see how many records we get every month? C’mon people!