you wait for the arrival of an Asian fanzine, you never
know what to expect... Some are neat and well written
in good english, some do not have a so nice layout or
ABYSMAL SCRIPTURES lies
somewhere between these two cases. The fanzine is focused
on all kinds of extreme metal, be it death, brutal death,
thrash or black metal; the main motive seems to be "Support
the underground!". Even if the motivation they
have is a cool thing, I must say the layout is quite
fucked up, it doesn't separate enough the flesh from
the bones (Understand reviews from each others, or questions
from answers... and the size of texts is a bit too small)
as it seems like it was done in a rush! Maybe they don't
own a computer and had to do all the stuffs in an expensive
cyber coffee? Then the cut and paste answer might be
a good choice!
The english is okey, and the interviews
are long enough to be informative (Even if some of these
bands kinda fucking suck héhé)... A shame the reviews
are so short!!
I always like to receive new fanzines,
as it involves more effort, blood and money than any
of all these countless "Click and become a cybernetic
pornstar" of webzines, but I must say ABYSMAL SCRIPTURES
is only an average fanzine... Mostly due to the average
layout and too short reviews... For the next issue,
hope they will improve it!
They seem to be serious
concerning answering snail-mails and sending trades,
so if you want some deep underground contacts in Singapore,
that might be an okey choice.
Imperial hordes, Deadmoon, Thorn, Grabschander, Putridity,
Prayer book zine, Vow dreams, Litham, Desaster, Nefarious
Azarak, Atavism, Violator, The no-mads, Excarnated.
Al Fahmi, Yishun central Post Office, PO Box 420, SINGAPORE