FOR DAYS #1
is a new Australian fanzine that might not please as
much all my readers, because it talks about Death metal,
hardcore, grind and experimental sounds in more or less
equal portions. But wait a putrid minute before running
away as a repulsed morbid ass, the content is focused
on the underground from the depths and I found no particular
trace of commercial music.
What you see first when
you open the pages is the lay-out, it's something like
cut'n paste (Columns of computer texts on big background
pictures) that doesn't look more metal than hardcore
than industrial/ noise (Just call it an usual underground
When you will begin to read, you'll be able
to get some infos from 4 interviews: First a guy from
3 Australian bands (SUFFER, WARTHREAT, DROWNING HORSE),
then MAMMON, then GOD HARVEST and OCEANS OF ZERO...
The last one is cool and shows the Australians from
Oceans of Zero are relaxed undergrounders who don't
stress about being the most "Necro Scandinavian"
possible. I was not as interested in the other inties,
maybe because I don't know these bands or their styles
of music aren't exactly resonating my spiritual G-point,
but most inties are long enough and show the interviewer
knows enough about these bands to ask decently informative
Then you can also read 18 reviews of records
from small bands. Most are in the middle between the
informative, the positive, and a little analyzing manner.
It's quite well written, but maybe an improvement would
reside in underlining more critical aspects (Remember:
"Pain and pleasure, undivisible") and enlarging
a bit the analysis... But I'm not familiar with most
of these bands, so I can't really have a clear brutal
This fanzine is for underground freaks who
have quite enlarged tastes in extreme music. For a first
issue it's not bad, in the future I wish SLAYS FOR DAYS
will grow bigger and unleash a bit more of personality.