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747rick 02-01-2013 04:11 PM

Independent Reviews
 
Hi all,
As some of you know, I write reviews and interviews for metal-discovery.com. Recently, however, to my complete surprise, several smaller bands, that cannot get a review on there, have either sent CD's or have come forward asking me to write independent reviews for them to be published on Facebook pages, their websites (if they have them) etc. I have also been very kindly been added as an independent writer to the team at;

http://brutifulmetalradio.crazy4us.com/

They are a newish, but extremely fast growing metal radio station based in the United States that concentrates on smaller and unsigned metal acts. All my independent reviews will be uploaded there as well. Check them out if you can. Lovely guys and a great station. I will of course also publish them on this wonderful Forum, so you'll have even more stuff to check out if you so wish.

Thanks for looking
Rick :)

Husky 02-03-2013 01:40 PM

I'm glad you are sales to do this. Congratulations.:)

747rick 02-24-2013 09:36 PM

Hi,
My first independent review has gone live at the Brutiful Radio site. Here is the link.

http://brutifulmetalradio.crazy4us.c...rworld-ep-2010

Husky 02-25-2013 01:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 747rick (Post 48111)
Hi all,
As some of you know, I write reviews and interviews for metal-discovery.com. Recently, however, to my complete surprise,....

Thanks for looking
Rick :)

Im not surprised.:):D

747rick 02-25-2013 08:50 PM

Thanks Husky :-)

I have another independent review. I think you might like this lot!!

http://brutifulmetalradio.crazy4us.c...bum-review#438

Husky 02-27-2013 12:38 PM

Yeeh, you are right, Rick. This is absolutely my taste.

Took a visit here:http://www.reverbnation.com/headrushofficial

Very good stuff, thank you.:):)

Fingers 02-27-2013 01:49 PM

Oh crikey - 747Rick goes global tee hee

Sir Lionheart 02-27-2013 07:25 PM

Independant reviews are mostly what I go by these days. I tend to have more interest in the opinions of people who discuss what they have a passion for and who probably don't paid/get much pay for their reviews than those of people who just do it for the money. The mainstream music/general media tend to be somewhat corrupt, giving the big names glowing reviews and the harder-working 'lesser' groups harsher, more judgemental write-ups. That and reviewers who dan't get their facts right; it's one thing to give something a somewhat undeserved or harsh review, it's another to then give that review for publishing when it's full of factual errors and mistakes that make said reviewer look even more foolish.

Then again, reviews are just one person's opinion, but when they work for larger, more established magazines or companies then I take their views with a pinch of salt because you can't help but think that the money drives what they say.

747rick 02-28-2013 01:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Fingers (Post 48875)
Oh crikey - 747Rick goes global tee hee

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sir Lionheart (Post 48880)
Independant reviews are mostly what I go by these days. I tend to have more interest in the opinions of people who discuss what they have a passion for and who probably don't paid/get much pay for their reviews than those of people who just do it for the money. The mainstream music/general media tend to be somewhat corrupt, giving the big names glowing reviews and the harder-working 'lesser' groups harsher, more judgemental write-ups. That and reviewers who dan't get their facts right; it's one thing to give something a somewhat undeserved or harsh review, it's another to then give that review for publishing when it's full of factual errors and mistakes that make said reviewer look even more foolish.

Then again, reviews are just one person's opinion, but when they work for larger, more established magazines or companies then I take their views with a pinch of salt because you can't help but think that the money drives what they say.


Fingers, I am indeed :)

Sir Lionheart, I agree. I don't get paid for any of my reviews. I just do it for the love of it. The reason I'm doing independents as well is because metal-discovery.com, where I write usually, get so many promos every week they just cannot review all of them so I'm trying to give some of the smaller bands a fair hearing as well. Having them published in the USA means the bands get some exposure over there as well which is great.

747rick 02-28-2013 01:34 AM

Glad you like them Husky :)

Here is my next review. These guys might be a bit heavy for you, but if you like Pantera or Down then check em out :) Oh and anyone going to Hammerfest next month, meet me for a beer and watch them. They will destroy :-)


Lifer - Cursing Them Out
http://brutifulmetalradio.crazy4us.c...1-album-review


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