peoples like big cars.
Some love big tits.
dig big asses...
... Some prefer big zines!
is one of the two biggest zines I received the last
two years, to make it short: It contains 214 x A5 pages.
is mostly about old school heavy metal, with a bit of
old thrash, death metal or black metal here and there.
having a big knowledge of old school Heavy metal, I
was a bit afraid the content could be more or less "mainstream"
(You know, with some Nuclear blast or Spv "Power
metal" bands from 10 years ago), but no, this is
often focused on smaller bands that play a style closer
to the 80's.
There are a lot of interviews. The kind
varies from a band to another: You will find some "underground
promo" interviews with small bands, and more personalized
ones with older outfits, in quite equal portions.
wasn't able to read everything yet (214 pages...) but
I liked the interviews of HOLOCAUST, NOMINOM, MUCKY
PUP... Those of VIRGIN STEELE and TOXIK didn't seem
to be bad either... But the one of GRAVE was a bit short...
Some other inties seemed to be quite long enough but
I don't know those bands...
There are also quite
many reviews: Old albums, demos, Cds, gigs.
was computer made, in a clear manner. The margins could
be more varied, it becomes repetitive after a while,
but maybe there are already enough stuffs inside?
prove myself this was a thick zine, I used it to kick
my head and it worked quite well (Not as well as an
old address book or dictionary, but you could use it
to smash some bothering skulls and shut down blabbers).
fanzine is a collaboration between 10 peoples, so you
can't easily underline a single "Tone of metal",
but I would say it's globally quite relaxed, not too
brainshaking, even if it's not funny/ drunk or exuberant.
it reminds me some kind of "magazine" or some
old school webzines (You could find 10 years ago (Those
with more than a couple writers) not the current promo
zines) but in a more underground manner.
On a purely
personal and deep opinion, I would have liked to read
more brain-shaking and more questions tormenting the
minds of the bands to extract more metal juice from
their skulls, but I'm conscious it's not possible at
all during 200+ pages (All the more in the current necro-economic
How to conclude when I'm not familiar
with a lot of these bands and didn't read more than
50% of the zine? I'll say it could be interesting for
fans of heavy metal (The underground manner) because
it's big and sold for a quite cheap price, so you have
something like "Two zines for the price of one".
Holocaust, Toxik, Attic, Nominon, Iron kobra, Titan,
Virgin steele, Antropomorphia, Grave, Serpent, After
all, 1st avenue, Jag panzer, Damien thorne, Denial of
god, Insane, Moritz, Regicide, Thorax, Rock ignition,
Shrine, Speedbreaker, Tanatos, Tempter, Vanguard, Wyrocznia,
Mucky pup, Sentimental voyage, Sleepy hollow, Soaking
wet, Ruler, Thunderbolt...