torstai 25. huhtikuuta 2013
Isengrim Magazine, issue 1 (spring 1997)
Oðinn (the zine editor)
Teemu Kautonen (aka Hexenmeister, ex-DMB, Wizzard, Furthest Shore, Nattvindens Gråt)
Bleed Me Tears
Irish Metal Scene Report
"CD vs. Vinyl"
Heresies radio show (the logo reads "Heresy")
"Finland At War - Chapter 1: The Eastern Threat"
Crystalline Creations distro
"Long Live the Peasants and Their King of Night and Death"
Here is the second result of the pact I and comrade Kurgan made, the first issue of the Finnish black metal-related 'zine Isengrim. Very much a product of its time and in many ways again, like I've mentioned on some other 'zine posts of the time, reminds me how things started to turn all wrong. The interview roster is more interesting than the average 'zines as he doesn't feature that many bands who were all over the place. Unfortunately several of them are just not at all interesting or have much to say. The quasi-black metalness that had started to pervade the scene is all over these pages too, from the "blackish" (author's term) bands featured to the pretty annoying reviews. It seems like the editor has to include "unoriginal" in at least 3 out of 4 reviews and "boring" in a 2/3 ratio. Despite my irritation I have to admit he makes some quite good interview questions, especially for a debut issue but don't expect in-depth, spiritual talks or whatever. And don't let yourself be fooled to think it's a black metal fanzine, it's not. I'm sure most of you will anyways enjoy going through these pages so I suppose I recommend you to download it now.