MENTAL FUNERAL (USA/Ct) #1 (Fanzine), 2000

Year: 2000
Vote: 8,5
INTERVIEWS WITH: WARSORE, DIM MAK, ATM (Aural Torture Mechanism), MERMAID IN A MAN HOLE – 20 Xeroxed pages written on English

Really a big and very
positive surprise, Mental Funeral, despite its short length is
probably one of the best fanzines I have seem in a long time.
while. Relatively minute, it’s ripe with information and has a
very cured layout, and what’s better yet, it deals mainly with
the sickest, weirdest shit out there, it’s one of the really few
publications which actually bring up some really new names out.
Yes, as the grindcore/gore scene is beginning to recycle itself,
this ‘zine succeeds in ripping out some fresh meat. Also the layout
is unusually neat yet very pervert, Mental Funeral is not just
grind and gore, it’s everything extreme, from buzzing noises to
extreme hard core, crust and grind, gore and black, porn, gabba
and "shitnoise", and the inner artwork shows it, the
cover artwork is brilliant, grotesque and horribly splatter, the
interior crammed with porn/weird comic strips and tiny disgusting
details, and the interview just a bit out of the norm. Also reviews
of some jap/crazy movies. Due to the limited size, the fanzine
is cheap, so you don’t have excuses not to get it, there’s lot
to learn, and you can read it all in one evening.

william.a.connolly@snet.net

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