Issue #1, 2000
40 page in A4 divided into 2 size of publication which regrettably the worse local zine so
far. I certainly disagree with the editorial statement "Takkan la baru keluar nak
tunjuk gempak kot ?' (means something like the first issue shouldn't be released as a good
issue). Bravo guys ! Because of this lousy belief I will never spend my money on you
anymore unless you can give a good reason why I should get the next issue. I just wasted
my RM 2 although I can ask for a complimentary copy since my gig report being used here.
1/3 of the page are blur or losing tone or something (that's might be the shop fault) and
the content is merely bios and news, all are outdated or being featured in numerous local
zines. If you really follow the scene, these bio are nothing to them and the bio are about
famous local metal act such as Impiety, Zubirun, Mortuary Ancestor,
Cryptic Malediction, Mistik, etc. Awful layout with big size font in one column per
pages. I don't get it. There are few great local zine and they should study every bit of
this zine (RANDOM, PROLOGUE AD NOCTURNE, PUAKA). Furthermore
the editor didn't do anyhthing since the stuffs are gathered from flyers, catalog and
bands bio and they should put a lot of effort on the layout. If this zine carefully edited
and layout, reduced font size (12 for Times New Roman is too big) it will only take in 20
pages only and can sell it cheaper. RM 2 + 50 sen stamp is too expensive for me
considering the quality the offer. Oh well... The only good thing is a bio on a band
consist of the editors themselves (Polong Laknat and Great Azazel) called MENTHARAS. I never heard of the band's name before infact the only band I
know from Melaka. I have witnessed what they did with this zine and I
don't have high hope on this band. I didn't scan the front cover of this zine because you
can see nothing on it and better save my time and energy doing something else.
c/o Great Azazel, J 7412 Jalan Ru, Taman Maju, 77000 Jasin, Melaka.