NECROMANTIC ART MAGAZINE "print magazine"

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NECROMANTIC ART MAGAZINE "print magazine"

I decided to review some magazines as well since they persist in symbolizing the underground Metal basis despite of the fact that modern modus operandi (see Internet!) tends to become a fashion mostly due to its commode advantages hidden behind. Thus, here I am reviewing this autochthon magazine desired to be an appendix of "Heavy Metal Magazine", which means it is financially supported by "Cartea de nisip" print-house. Appreciable intentions, maximum effort, professional illustration, optimistic result...should be the first words. Instead of that, I wasn't impressed by the materials' quality but I do take in account this is only a debut! I'd say there is a certain message slightly elitist but probably both Dragos and Ionut' ambition is governed by expressing imperatives and here from all might sound a little subjective. And I find this quite natural and I guess this is not something to be trapped in. The magazine's direction follows extreme Metal and therefore the interviews are chosen alike: LORD BELIAL, TSJUDER, BLACK DAWN, VOKODLOK, NECROPHOBIC, SERPENT OBSCENE... including however a few "domestic" bands such as TRISTITIA, DAWN OF DREAMS or OVERSOUL. You can find as well an interview with Season Of Mist French label's boss, some news, reviews for rather old albums and this is it. Interviews are classical with simple questions regarding music exclusively and consequently the answers are the same. The reviews preserve a superficial note rather praising Black/Death Metal, which I assume it is editors' decision or preference. I should mention that most of the reviews are addressed to magazines/fanzines and on the whole they are underground being bought by editors only...I sit and ask myself why "Kogaionon" never showed interest for them?! Yet the most important thing is that reviewing this magazine actually means "Kogaionon" still exists...he, he... I guess it is considerable for such magazine to be released but I must say that, if any serious extension is desired, it is required a professional compass reading as far as texts are concerned otherwise all might maintain forever at a status of autochthon indulgence.

And since it is in English, this is even imperative...because abroad readers are familiar and spoiled with all kinds of magazines from famous ones- monthly ones till the most introspective and detailed underground fanzines. All in all this is a certainty for the Metallic Romanian press and maybe shall gain respect if the two writers guide themselves by personal opinions and not by inflicted patterns and if there is a more criticizing attitude...as they should be aware positive elements always blow up instantly in Metal fans' faces...In order to avoid the editors' excuses for not printing contact details inside (of bands, labels or magazines), which is absolutely wrong for an underground magazine (for example, where from could I buy "Necromantic Art" magazine of which I read? )... Well, to fix somehow such problem... I give you magazine's contact address: Dragos Onel, CP23, OP13, Ploiesti, 2000, PH, Romania. The price is 75.000 lei or 4 EUR for Europe. I suppose you should keep an eye on this magazine as I trust in a serious potential!