Diary – Review

February 2, 2004

Chuck Palahniuk has done it again. The author of Fight Club and Invisible Monsters has turned out yet another tight, fast, hard look into some World Wide Weird.

Rue Morgue – issue 33 – Review

October 15, 2003

These 80 pages of glossy mayhem review DVDs of the classic gore titles, books I’d actually read, and articles on film makers like Eli Roth and Takashi Miike.

Songbook – Review

October 15, 2003

My problem with Nick Hornby’s “music criticism” is that his judgement of songwriting has no basis in understanding of the structure or composition of music.

Law of Inertia – Issue 14 – Review

October 15, 2003

Probably due to a band or two getting signed, Law of Inertia got the money to make the leap: Perfect-bound, lots of photos, the kind of design designers love.

Kiss Alive Forever – Review

October 15, 2003

Details about press that day, stories about equipment failures, crowd problems, pranks, and near death experiences, usually involving fire or an automobile.

Coffee & Kung Fu – Review

October 15, 2003

I’m one of three straight men on the planet who doesn’t mind “chick flicks.” Coffee & Kung Fu, despite being a novel, is about as “chick flick” as you can get.

Classic Nasty – Review

October 15, 2003

If, like me, you spent a distressing portion of your life thinking that people simply didn’t think about sex until modern times, then Classic Nasty is required reading.

Horror Garage – issue 7 – Review

October 15, 2003

A no-nonsense showcase for talented writers to kick ass in short story land. Besides six pieces of fiction, there are interviews, and book and audio reviews.

Asleep By Dawn – Issue 1 – Review

October 15, 2003

The fine folks at Dancing Ferret Discs had an idea: Transition their mail order catalog called IsoTank into a magazine and include a free CD with each copy.

Swag – Issue 1 – Review

July 23, 2003

There’s eye candy, smart, attitude-laced editorial, and coverage of topics you didn’t know you were interested in until you were absorbed in the piece.

Rockpile – #92 – Review

July 23, 2003

Never as bandwagon-happy as Alternative Press or as snobby as Magnet, but as informative and topically broad as… well, almost as topically broad as Lollipop.

MK Ultra – Vol. 2, Issue 3 – Review

July 23, 2003

Interviews with The Donnas, producer Kim Fowley, Apocalypse Theatre, Nocturne, Bile, Graves (ex-Misfits singer), PIG, Opeth, Amon Amarth, Cattle Decapitation.

Prodigy – Martin James – Review

July 23, 2003

Prodigy rock! I mean, they really rock! When they were x-ed out ravers, they rocked! And then some English pansy wrote a book about them, and they rocked!

Varla – Issue #7 – Review

April 18, 2003

Varla combines music and busty pin-up gals. Last issue interviews: Blag (Dwarves), Real McKenzies, Gene Simmons, The Dictators, Dee Dee Ramone, Fear Factory.

Mic Stand – Issue #4 – Review

April 18, 2003

Mic Stand picks up where Instant left off, yet does things their own way, covering more metal than Instant did. Mudvayne and Slayer have graced the covers.

Metal Rules! – Issue #15 – Review

April 18, 2003

Metal doods with a self-deprecating sense of humor. Love the Publishers’ personal photos and the silly thought bubbles on them and some of the promo shots.

Gothic Beauty – Issue #8 – Review

April 18, 2003

It’s part Gothic/industrial fashion mag and part music mag, and if that’s not yer bag, quit snickering and go read some elitist indie fanzine piece of shit.

Twelve – Nick McDonell – Review

January 3, 2003

Not too challenging; maybe just a little smarter, a little nastier, than your usual summer reading but essentially just the NYC version of a beach book.

Boneyard – Review

January 3, 2003

Richard Moore’s Boneyard is a comic about the cuddly-faced demons, soft-hearted haunts, and wisecracking wraiths who populate the local cemetery.

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