AD ARMA! MAGAZINE "issue 2, 2002"

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AD ARMA! MAGAZINE "issue 2, 2002"

The new issue reveals a universe exclusively dedicated to Black Metal, a fact able to disappoint me beyond any imagination! The explanation might be simple: Tadas focused better on the label while the magazine passed to Northwind, a pretty known character in the area of famous Finnish fanzines of some time ago. I didn't notice many changes, neither in presentation, nor in texts, but nevertheless the two of them seem to be more indulgent and generous in reviewing in spite of the genuine feature of the magazine! I believe the interview with Frost/SATYRICON is the most charismatic and intriguing one followed by VARATHRON (a mature and realistic discussion with Necroabyssious), NECROMANTIA, MANES, MALIGN, ACHERON and other less successful (in the THORNS' one, the questions were so much longer than the answers!!!) still orientated towards Black Metal. There are included as well two live performances reports, rather too summary and "in the routine" way...and the appetite for hilarious details was really not an option for me! "Inferno"(in November at the second edition!)is one of the festivals I surely would have preferred to know more about since I understood that the organizers (Khaoz Productions) had quite strong ambitions in turning it into the most powerful one in Scandinavia. But this is it! All in all, it could be considered a booming issue, limited as far as the musical horizon is concerned...or maybe just a faithful promoter of this extreme style. I continue to name and number myself as a constant reader of this publication because "Ad Arma" definitely doesn't deceive anyone! You can benefit of quality at the same price modest publications offer...