Saturday, February 7, 2015

Total Death #1

Total Death #1
28 pg, A5, pro-printed, English

Exile, Cosmic Funeral, Deathriser, Infernal Execrator, Melek-Tha, Pyre, Vomitile, Weaponizer, The Way Of Purity, Gra, Waning, Sathanas, Gorelust, Flayed Disciple, Bestial Mockery

Although it is not that original but Total Death is a great name for a zine. I google the zine's name and found out there's another Total Death zine from Poland.

The editorial for this Total Death consist of Cenk A (editor) and Unholy Nuklear Terrorist (also responsible for the graphic), Battle Pig, I Cum Blood also doing some reviews and interviews.

The layout is simple but looks great. Use skull on the background, type-writer font type. Black text on dark background looks good if made and print properly. No page number and no table of content. All interviews will have bands logo at the top of the page. Some page on top looks like being cut-off example Infernal Execration. Not sure whether this is intentional or not.

The zine starts with short editorial. No introduction before the interview. Average questions 9 to 12. Some only have 6. Reviews are on music, not alphabetically arranged, and rated out of 10. Very small font size and all these cramped into 2 pages only.

I'm not trying to make fun of anyone, but I feel funny to know there's a band called Fisherman's Death. Suddenly I remembered Fisherman's Friends, that medicinal sweets that sooth your sore throat. Maybe there is some occult meaning behind the name. Bismi Iblyss under Qalaqas Art Productions got 8/10!

Not bad for a debut issue except for the length of the interview.

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