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Wavering from the left hand path
Member Name: Dirgette
Advantages: All-rounder, covers most aspects of metal, decent reviews section
Disadvantages: Too much core and nu-metal, already heavily covered by most metal magazines
Terrorizer used to be my lifeblood. A genuinely extreme magazine that left the core kids and nu-metal to likes of Kerrang (I assume I shouldn't post its nickname on a site like this) and Metal Hammer.
Oh how times have changed. Gone are the days when you could open its covers without fear of Joey Jordison's gurning mug glaring back at you. No longer can you play the sampler CD without listening to some deathcore monkey sounding like a teenager attempting Corpsegrinder at karaoke.
Obviously some decision up high was made that to boost sales, and get the kids interested, they would need to heavily promote mainstream metal. And promote they do, with approx. 50% of the magazine taken up by bands who would have never got a look in 5 years ago. The letter page is used to smite down any of the older members of the scene who dare to complain and the genuinely extreme music is left to lurk in the corners of the reviews page.
It's a sad state of affairs, but still my metal magazine of choice. The likes of Zero Tolerance really need to get their game up if they want to be a true contender for the extreme metal crown.
Summary: Still probably the best all-rounder in the UK market
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