FROM ASHES #3
from ashes is a cool zine.
The word "cool"
could take various meanings, but in this case I would
rather point the state of mind of the editor: Something
like he's back from a hard day of work, and is happy
to spend few hours of warm relaxation in the underground...
No crumbshit, no trueism, but musical pleasure.
coolness could also be mentionned because R.F.A (Nothing
to do with German history, the editor has Mexican blood)
reminds quite a lot of the cool Death metal and Brutal
death zines from the 90's! You know, all these cool
fanzines that shared great passion for the underground
and conveyed more feelings and hot energies than most
of the cerebralized stuffs we can read nowadays...
editor does his job quite well, and so the interviews
are personnalized and quite interesting (He searches
for the things that make talk and occurs to find some
cool "G points" héhé... The one of SLOTH is
great, good remembrances from my paper days and describes
very well the zine-feelings of then), the reviews are
enthusiasitc and not bad (Some are nicely honest and
made laugh Ah Ah! Kicking some ass is good... Some are
less bomb-blasting, but maybe tastes are a matter of
tastes after all?). The layout is computer done, clear,
readable, not particular but quite cool.
could read the previous issue, and I would say this
one is better... Maybe because the summary of interviews
is cooler for me (Less unknown underground mexican outifts
from the end 80's) but also because the english writing
has improved and is more fluid and so easier to surf
I won't dive too much into little details,
every zine has it's good or less good moments... REBORN
FROM ASHES is a well balanced zine and could be a very
cool item for those who like Death metal/ brutal death
and are mostly there for the listening pleasure! :-)
INGURGITATING OBLIVION, ABOMINANT, DENIAL, GRAVEHILL,
SLOTH, OMINOUS CRUXIFIX, WITCHES...