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 guitarjedi » Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:19 pm

maybe elitist is the wrong word, maybe it's just me, but it seems to complain alot about people 'not understanding' music that it is promoting (e.g. the new Morbid Angel album). Doesn't stop me reading it though :)
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Re: Metal magazines - PLEASE ANSWER!!!!

Postby karmakollapse » Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:22 pm

Thing is, whoever wrote tha MA album review might not have the same musical opinions as everyone else who writers for them. There's a lot of people who write for them. I don't recall them being -that- complainy about people objecting to their reviews. Come to think of it, I don't recall their MA review being that praising, though it was a while back. They did give the new Pestilence album a 9, which I thought was rather funny.

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Re: Metal magazines - PLEASE ANSWER!!!!

Postby CrappyMike » Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:32 am

their bloodstock '10 review missed most of the popular bands, including the headliners, which instantly struck me as being a bit elitist. i suppose thats what their readers want though. personally i think its the worst music magazine around, even worse than kerrang, and thats pretty bad :lol:

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Re: Metal magazines - PLEASE ANSWER!!!!

Postby Turbo » Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:37 pm

I find Metal Magazines to be pretty cringeworthy to be honest. I have my own opinions on things, I am not overly interested on other peoples unless its an album I dont like that I feel I should, and that doesnt happen that often. I stay clear of the Opeth's of this world.

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Re: Metal magazines - PLEASE ANSWER!!!!

Postby fred » Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:59 pm

Trrrorizer is getting more like Metal Hammer these days. I'd say it isn't elitist enough anymore. I prefer ZT when I can get it.
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Re: Metal magazines - PLEASE ANSWER!!!!

Postby fred » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:08 pm

I've noticed a couple of new mags have come out lately Big Cheese and Rock Sound magazine, both look pretty shite to me. Pop magazines that chuck in the odd metal band to maintain a little credibility. kerrang clones.
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Re: Metal magazines - PLEASE ANSWER!!!!

Postby Beardy » Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:48 pm

fred wrote:I've noticed a couple of new mags have come out lately Big Cheese and Rock Sound magazine, both look pretty shite to me. Pop magazines that chuck in the odd metal band to maintain a little credibility. kerrang clones.

They've both been knocking around since the mid/late 90s...

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Re: Metal magazines - PLEASE ANSWER!!!!

Postby Malius » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:21 pm

Why is there no 'none of the above' option?

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Re: Metal magazines - PLEASE ANSWER!!!!

Postby Varangian » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:17 pm

Classic Rock I love the nostalgia however I only rarely get it,most of the news and reviews are online for everything now anyway

The Music I adore has nothing In common with what Kerrang and False-Metal Hammer peddle

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Re: Metal magazines - PLEASE ANSWER!!!!

Postby urbanthrash » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:46 pm

i dont buy them at all anymore, used to be ZT and Terrorizer, now id rather put that £4 to a beer

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Re: Metal magazines - PLEASE ANSWER!!!!

Postby Delightful-Jim » Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:06 pm

I can't stand Metal Hammer, so I buy the odd Terrorizer when I can.
If I like it, It's probably awful.

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Re: Metal magazines - PLEASE ANSWER!!!!

Postby Kanwulf » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:30 pm

I refuse to buy Metal Hammer from now on since they started supporting bands like BMTH
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Re: Metal magazines - PLEASE ANSWER!!!!

Postby Pixietits » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:46 pm

I think it's hard to find a decent metal magazine now...Metal Hammer used to be quite good although I think it's been going downhill lately by putting bands such as BMTH in.

When I do get one I usually get Terrorizer .

and Kerrangs just a bit of a joke now

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Re: Metal magazines - PLEASE ANSWER!!!!

Postby Fisheth24 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:55 pm

I get Terrorizer on subscription now, but ever since they've put bands in that only fourteen year old girls would like and putting a member of Shitknot on the cover I've lost respect for it slighty.

Zero Tolerance I like as it's the cheapest of the three and the place where I get it is just a short walk from my house and it covers completely the other end of the spectrum to Terrorizer. So they both keep me up to date on things.

Metal Hammer? or should I say Girl Hammer?

I don't buy it since it started worshiping Bring Me The Hairspray and other shite like that.