sunnuntai 6. heinäkuuta 2014

Warthog #4

Warthog magazine, issue 4 (1999)
The Second Moon
Dismal Euphony
Anno Daemonicus
Dimmu Borgir
+ The Northwind Manifesto, reviews


I thought you might like to have something to read on Sunday. Or you might be terribly hungover and feel like your eyes pour out of your head drop by drop for every word you read. Well, that's not my doing, is it? The ones who are in reading shape might remember this name as I posted the third Warthog issue last month. Like that one, this too was sent by brother Kurgan and scanned by yours truly. I used another scanner for the first time for this one and I'm afraid I overdid a little. Well, large pages bring out all the details and so on.

On this issue the editor Grell worked alone and generally it is similar to the previous one, though it looks a bit different with some fortunately subdued background graphics and such. I'm actually reminded of the Oskorei 'zine issue I had (don't remember which one it was). I'm not a big fan of this look, I like 'zines that look like fanzines instead of parading around decked up like top tier prostitutes. But I think I've expressed this opionion before. Clear and easy to read, it's quite ok again despite the initial impression. Again a product of its time, looking at for example The Second Moon I remember how terrible time the late 90's was. The Ancient interview is a bit dated as it was supposed to be one previous issue already but so is everything else. The Northwind Manifesto is taken from I Return To Darkness magazine and feels a bit out of place as well as filler here. Guess he didn't feel like writing articles for this issue. An ok read again but nothing essential.

8 kommenttia:

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Oh god that cover... I'm fucking dying over here

GREV kirjoitti...

Thanks Velkaarn & Kurgan for this.

Something about Northwind... have you check Northwind's first release (Domains full-length CD and vinyl comes later) through The Sinister Flame?

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

Yeah, pretty epic huh?


That's on my to-do list, by the way I'm going to need to make you some requests soon.

GREV kirjoitti...

@Velkaarn. By the way. That album is very original masterpiece :)

Sure, send some requests. I'll make your wish to come true ;)

Velkaarn kirjoitti...


I need to get off my ass and order it then. Yup, I'll do it probably later today, gotta hit the road for now.

GREV kirjoitti...

@Velkaarn. Great! Good boy ;)

Kurgan kirjoitti...

GREV: you are welcome. and i agree with you completely - DOMAINS is indeed a milestone of sinister black / death conglomerate. hugely recommended!

GREV kirjoitti...

@Kurgan. Yeah, I can't wait the vinyl version of Domains debut. I know Mr. Northwind respect only quality