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Chromium Dioxide (Fanzine)
Issue #4 (Book Review)
October 2011
Released: 2011, n/a
Rating: 4.5/5
Reviewer: JP

For my tastes Chromium Dioxide is the best Metal/Lifestyle magazine out there. Reviewing a magazine is a bit odd, as compared to a CD or Book or DVD, but this rotten rag is too good not to talk about! The magazine maintains continuity with the same logo, layout, design, size, colours, etc and drops another 34 pages of pleasure onto your brain.

Issue # 4 of Chromium Dioxide ups the sex-appeal from the get-go with five deadly chicks on the cover all decked out in full-on 80’s metal slut gear. This issue tickles yer libidio with a full-colour, center-fold and inside back cover, yes safe for work, unless your boss is one of those Politically Correct types. The feature on the Golden Age of Canadian Sex Romp Movies, on VHS no less, is sheer genius. Hell, I recommend you buy a dozen copies of #4 and leave them around the lunchroom, the mailroom, or loading dock at whatever dump it is that you work at. Then you and your co-workers can read it and wish your lives were as good as those as Philthy and Slimer, the brains and balls behind this gut-buster of modern literature.

Issue #4 includes all the usual good-time, fun features, crosswords, cartoons, album reviews, book reviews, an analysis of the best of the worst product brand mascots (think Captain Crunch vs. Captain Crook) and an interview with Hateful Snake! Where the hell dig they dig that up from? Christ, I figured I was the only person who ever saw the video for ‘Are You Ready’, which aired like…once… on the Power Hour on Much Music. Horror movies, sexploitations films, label spotlights (Combat, Criminal Response) and all backed by a full-on Metal soundtrack…these guys are more Metal than we will ever live to be… but if we subscribe now to Chromium Dioxide at least we can all try.
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