keskiviikko 18. syyskuuta 2013
Freezing Flames #3
Freezing Flames fanzine, issue 3 (July 1998)
In The Nursery
A View Into The Abyss 'zine
Terrae Sole Calentes
+ article: Baldr's Death, reviews, ads
I thought this would be a good time to post another 'zine and looks like this is my first Hungarian item posted here. Freezing Flames was an underground fanzine which made at least four issues if I'm not mistaken and this third one I scanned is the only one I've seen so I obviously can't make much comparisons, can I? The oddly coloured cover and stuff under text look of the inside pages is initially a turn off but fortunately the 'zine is more interesting to read than the first look might indicate. Made by three people of which Zsolt Pfalzgráf seems to be the main editor while Emese Tátrai and Lázló Kaposvári come off more as contributors, even though the effort is spread almost evenly among them. Most of the bands featured were quite underground, the exceptions should be pretty easy to spot from the list. I'm not really fond of the various "other" interviews 'zines feature, from other editors to distributions to labels, well the last ones might be more interesting like the Warhead Records one here. Reviews feature the usual albums, demos and 'zines and an Emperor gig report written by István Vass of Nebron. The 'zine reviews section was helpful in reminding me of which ones I'd like to see so I guess I need to update the request section. Overall the reviews are not very critical but at least you usually get the idea of what sort of music the band plays, unlike say the notoriously bad reviews in SFP. All said, I seem to be left with a positive impression of the 'zine even though I definitely don't agree with the editor's idea that it'd be preferable for all 'zines to feature background images. Read for yourself and let me know if you have their other issues, would be interesting to see them too.