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    Posted: 15 Feb 2020 at 2:08am
I've given samples by this band a listen, and am wondering if they're acceptable for inclusion (the label categorizes their music as melodic metal):

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Hi Kim, long time no see. 

It's possible that this could be added under MR guidelines regardless of sound, but if it could be placed in Hard Rock or even Heavy Metal it should be there by precedence. However we'd need the full album available in order to evaluate that and it doesn't drop until March. 

I can't imagine that this would not be on the site in some form, but for now we'll have to put it on the back burner. 
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I have access to the album, but can't share it or any info (other than what the label has already made public) on it due to embargo from the label. In my opinion, it's relevant, but I guess it should be up to the HR team to decide.


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I have access to it, as well. My ears are feeling sore at the moment, though, but hopefully next week sometime I can give it a listen, and then I can let you know if I think it belong. Honestly, though, based on the single and on previous Frontiers records collaborative projects, I'm almost 100% sure it should be here.
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Yes I also find the notion that a Russell Allen project would be completely ineligible (haven't listened to those samples yet by the way). Olzon? Well we booted her solo page a little while ago...
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Yeah, her solo work is more pop oriented, from what I've heard. This should be melodic metal/hard rock, though, since that's what Frontiers Records specializes in, and I believe it's written by the same person who handled the first three Allen/Lande albums.

 Listening to the samples now, and this for sure qualifies for either heavy metal (melodic metal) or hard rock.


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Well the one song on Spotify is certainly (melodic) heavy metal. If the whole album is that vein (or well, half is good enough) then I'm fine if this is added to Heavy whenever. 
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Just checked my promo, and it actually does have an indefinite information embargo on it (I honestly don't remember ever getting anything like that from labels before, they usually just tell you not to share the album with anyone) so we probably shouldn't add this to the site yet, just to avoid any potential problems with the label. Based on the samples, though, I'd say it definitely belongs here. 

I'd be scared to even try reviewing it, though, based on that embargo, considering how detailed my reviews tend to be.


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There's enough public information on their own store to add it: https://www.frontiers.shop/new-releases/999/allen/olzon-worlds-apart-cd-jewelcase
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