sunnuntai 28. marraskuuta 2010

Goat Of The Harvest #4

Goat Of The Harvest 'zine, issue #4 
Impaled Nazarene
Malkuth (bra)
Rotting Christ
Rare Form
Opus Malefici
Officium Triste
Black Goat 'zine
Anno Daemonicus
Articles & shit:Scene Report: Australia
The Terror of Oak Ridge
Scene Report: Egypt
Rood's Vault of Horror
Scene Report: Japan


Alright, another 'zine, as promised here's finally the one which came with the G.O.T.H. compilation tape, or actually the other way around. But to be frank I think now that the compilation is the one with more value out of these two. Don't get me wrong, it's not like it'd be full of shit, but I'm pretty annoyed by the fact it's 70 pages (72 if you count the front & back) and yet the contents would fit in about 36 or 40 pages done differently. Probably less. I don't know if Rood the editor was aiming for a thick 'zine and had a minimum page count in mind while doing this but the fact is he's wasting huge amounts of space, worst examples being pages consisting of a single (one, uno, ett, ein, один, 1) flyer and the amateurish frame artwork. Or, page 6 with the silly drawing. Or page 10 which is just the Anwyl demo cover. Well, you get the picture.

The interviews are ok, maker being from the States his English is obviously good (well, that's not really granted is it now?). His questions tend to be pretty standard fare which of course gets answers in the same vein. The layout is simple and clear... with lots of room y'know so it's easy to read. Nothing wrong with that though, my eyes aren't getting any younger. All said, it's an ok, quick read with some interesting bands, decent enough reviews and nostalgic flyers. Did I mention wasted space already? Don't let my whining stop you from downloading, it's certainly more entertaining to read than scan.

2 kommenttia:

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Great blog,bringing back the 90's UG black/death spirits!
90's ug metal are the best!! Countless bands recording & releasing stuffs without the support from labels.While in the 80's bands that failed to get label deal means the END.Millennium metal bands are much shitty...lots of them are rubbish begging for attention on myspace & other internet bullshits!

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

Thanks for your comment! Yeah 90's ug is closest to my heart, partly due nostalgia. Not all unsigned 80's bands died right away though, many soldiered on for long and there's a ton of 90's bands too that just released one or two tapes.