Metal magazines - PLEASE ANSWER!!!!

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Which magazine(s) do you read?

METAL HAMMER
250
33%
TERRORIZER
275
36%
KERRANG!
28
4%
CLASSIC ROCK
73
10%
POWERPLAY
36
5%
ZERO TOLERANCE
92
12%
 
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Re: Metal magazines - PLEASE ANSWER!!!!

Postby Matty_the_Emo_Slayer » Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:12 pm

pretty fucked off at all the changes made to Terrorizer in the last issue. Shalln't be resubscribing I don't think.
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Re: Metal magazines - PLEASE ANSWER!!!!

Postby Indoctrin » Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:52 pm

I only ever buy a magazine if it contains something I'm actually interested in.

Last one I bought was ZT when they did the Folk/Pagan Metal special.. and that was back when Falkenbach released Heralding - The Fireblade.
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Re: Metal magazines - PLEASE ANSWER!!!!

Postby Big D » Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:55 pm

Matty_the_Emo_Slayer wrote:pretty fucked off at all the changes made to Terrorizer in the last issue. Shalln't be resubscribing I don't think.

Just out of interest...what did they do?

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Re: Metal magazines - PLEASE ANSWER!!!!

Postby CrappyMike » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:31 pm

terrorizer is pretty crap anyway tbf. all metal magazines are now actually.

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Postby AnnihiSlateR » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:40 pm

Big D wrote:
Matty_the_Emo_Slayer wrote:pretty fucked off at all the changes made to Terrorizer in the last issue. Shalln't be resubscribing I don't think.

Just out of interest...what did they do?

It just seems a lot more like metal hammer in terms of layout, and the reviews are now out of 5 instead of 10.

It's not horrendous, but as the first issue I received since subscribing, I was a little disheartened.
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Re: Metal magazines - PLEASE ANSWER!!!!

Postby CrappyMike » Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:19 pm

i hate reviews out of 5. why even bother? theres very little difference between a great album and a shit one when they're rated out of 5

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Postby Buggrit Hall » Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:15 pm

Haven't read a metal mag for years.

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Postby AnnihiSlateR » Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:00 pm

CrappyMike wrote:i hate reviews out of 5. why even bother? theres very little difference between a great album and a shit one when they're rated out of 5

I agree, and even more so when pretty much everything get's 3 or 4 out of five.

I got metal hammer whilst on holiday. Any bad things I may have said about terrorizer recently I take back. It puts metal hammer to shame. I felt embarrassed reading it.
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Re: Metal magazines - PLEASE ANSWER!!!!

Postby Thunarr » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:05 pm

OK, I put down Mental Hamster and Classic Rock because they were the ones I used to get. Then MH started to go downhill pretty rapidly, and seemed to start going the way of Kerrap!, only covering the scene-type bands. CR was better, but tended to shy away from the more modern bands and was far too stuck in the past. Kind of like Planet Rock, really.

It also didn't really help when I found out that since I was in contact with most of the record companies via the podcasting thing I do, I was reading the same press releases as the mag journos and even interviewing some of the same bands.

So I stopped buying the magazines about a year ago, and to be honest, I haven't really missed them.
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Re: Metal magazines - PLEASE ANSWER!!!!

Postby IronBec » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:49 am

Occasionally buy Terrorizer.

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Re: Metal magazines - PLEASE ANSWER!!!!

Postby Urisk » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:12 pm

Occasionally buy Metal Hamster if there's a band/article that will interest me. Sometimes buy Terrorizer, but it's getting a bit commercial-looking and kind of losing that intimate feeling of a small-time magazine. Bought Zero Tollerance once because I was fortunate to actually come across an issue. But you cannae get it anywhere, it's that Kvlt! Plus I wasn't too happy about the layout. The text's so small it gives you a migrane if you read it for longer than a recommended shit-stop! I buy Classic Rock if they're doing a piece of Maiden.


I suppose they all have their place, and they're all good here, and bad there. And suchlike.
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Re: Metal magazines - PLEASE ANSWER!!!!

Postby Christian-99 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:59 pm

Urisk wrote:Occasionally buy Metal Hamster if there's a band/article that will interest me. Sometimes buy Terrorizer, but it's getting a bit commercial-looking and kind of losing that intimate feeling of a small-time magazine. Bought Zero Tollerance once because I was fortunate to actually come across an issue. But you cannae get it anywhere, it's that Kvlt! Plus I wasn't too happy about the layout. The text's so small it gives you a migrane if you read it for longer than a recommended shit-stop! I buy Classic Rock if they're doing a piece of Maiden.


I suppose they all have their place, and they're all good here, and bad there. And suchlike.

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Re: Metal magazines - PLEASE ANSWER!!!!

Postby Big D » Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:40 pm

Flipped through Kerrang the other day. If anything, it's got worse.

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Re: Metal magazines - PLEASE ANSWER!!!!

Postby guitarjedi » Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:26 am

I sometimes buy Terrorizer, although it often annoys me with its elitist attitude
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Re: Metal magazines - PLEASE ANSWER!!!!

Postby AnnihiSlateR » Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:15 am

guitarjedi wrote:I sometimes buy Terrorizer, although it often annoys me with its elitist attitude

What elitist attitude is that?
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