IMHOTEP MAGAZINE "issue 7, "Invitation""

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IMHOTEP MAGAZINE "issue 7, "Invitation""

(72 A4 pages, English, professionally printed, partially coloured)
Many readers actually associated this magazine with mine and probably mostly due to interviews length. Everything is possible and permitted. As far as I am regarded, Roy's work is a quality one and I have all respect for his activity. Of course, I must admit sometimes he mistakes and exaggerates or perhaps he slips up when details are concerned...but all these are reasonably explicable and natural...since there is a huge material to be released. Now to pass at this "invitation"... there is nothing new but some colour on the pages and, naturally, the interviews are as detailed and captivating as ever, such as: SOLEFALD, ENSLAVED, KATATONIA, MORBID ANGEL, OPERA IX, NILE, MALEVOLENCE, AGATHODAIOMON, THE BLACK LEAGUE. There is also an interview with RHAPSODY, a band not so connected with the regular segment of extreme Metal readers...to which there is chosen a much too coloured version, probably with the straight intention to strike eyes...(if up to me...I'd say this wasn't a wise inspired decision even if justified through Roy's recent fascination for their last material...). Such a pity...I'd say... as here comes another person ready to disappear in popular Metal mist, he, he...

There are over 200 reviews made in the same critical manner but rather confusing for myself and only...why so? Probably because now "IMHOTEP" is represented by two darkened souls: Kristensen and Sauli Vuoti and besides them there are as well three collaborators! And I guess I find this irritating as each one of them has a personal view and personal tastes...so that, in the end I would need each one to make a review for the same album so that I could finally realize what is the album's quality. Although I find this strange...it may be possible for the reader, because of such diversity in a critical expression, to have certain benefits and a larger and clearer spectrum for a thoroughgoing study of the materials. I still am conservative. The design is completely changed in comparison with the previous one being replaced with a decent simple one (Oskorei Graphics)...I must say the cover is indeed distasteful but pretty representative for this issue title. Anyway, trust me, the magazine is really worth 5$!
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