Zinestars #7

Finally some zine reviews here. I got some packages last week. Some quality zines from Philipine and also got the new Process Zine. Since zines don’t have an “I like” button and the next Jagged Visions Zine will take a while, here follow some reviews to show my f@#%ng aprreciation. Later this week more.
Real Tight Crew #5

Fifth issue of this Philipino zine. In this one only interviews with other Philipino zine makers and some average columns. I hate the layout of the zine, there is text everywhere in some Word layout, which make it hard to focus while reading. I Remember Halloween and Incidental Afterthought are cool zines, so I expected a bit more from the interviews. Sending lists of questions for interviews is al right, but when there is interesting feedback or a question; you will have to send a follow up question. So are you reading up some Carl Jung shit, Joab? Never heard of Konspira Zine. The dude seems to be more the standard hardcore dude, talking about nachos and finishing the interview with “Sincerity, Integrity, Faith and Action”. Unless he wanted to shout some names of kick ass bands, it sounds cheesy. Still I liked this interview the most. I wouldn’t order this zine from Europe, but if you can get your hands on it in a trade (like me…) get it!

Incidental Afterthought #14

Screenshot of Raoul Duke from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas on the cover and you know this is the shit. Jose Lorenzo aka Wordslinger and his pseudo crew did it again. I already review an issue before and this zine breathes HARDCORE. Cut&Paste, dark imagery, DC Hardcore appreciation, great ramblings, Beavis and Butthead article, bitching reviews, Black Flag adoration! Interviews with 4 Philipino bands first. The Death Metal band Lost Of Control interview is cool. If I would be in to Death Metal I would check it out. Unfortunately I’m not. Satan saved me. Noize rock band Ginseng Luzon interview is cool. According to Joseph’s intro they should have been on SST in the 80ties, judge yourself. Bad Omen is punk rock band with a bit oi edge, cool to read about their Indonesia tour. If I would be into Skatepunkrock I would like them.

Then the non-Asian band interviews. First KEN Mode, great interview with good questions and long interesting answers. I would loved this band 8 years ago. Check. Unfortunately it is 2012. Then the short interview with US Christmas. Nice that he made the interview in article format, instead of Q&A. Especially since Joseph is an excellent writer that makes sense here. US Christmas list Nick Cave as a big influence. Luckily I like dark, heavy bluesy rock with psychadelic noize!
It’s late and im going to bed, later this week also Incidental Afterthought #15 and Process Zine #4.



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