This is the most comprehensive, enlightening and funny book I have ever read on the history of Heavy Metal.
This book is ok as a general read, and has some interesting information, but it makes too many mistakes and spends too much time on a few US bands.
Looking back, my review may seem a bit negative, but I'm just pointing out what seemed to me the weak bits in a generally very entertaining book.
detail and history is fantastic but hard to find what you need without reading the whole book firstPublished 28 days ago by marquis
A fun, silly read, but painfully flawed. The author makes the argument that Black Sabbath invented heavy metal, BUT neglects to mention Mountain or Uriah Heep anywhere in the book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mostly fiction
Perfect gift for any true metal fan. Has color photo group in the middle of book.Published 1 month ago by Jeremy gaskell
Great book! Wish he got more into extreme death metal in the modern era, bands like Nile, Origin, etc, but I guess that's for the next one.Published 2 months ago by dominic ieraci
I received this as a birthday gift and remembering that its release date was around 10 years earlier I knew that a lot of metal would be missing. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jolene Rogers
Honestly, this book has some of the most juvenile, unprofessional writing I have ever read. I understand that this is a fan written book, but it reads like a 14 year old fangirl... Read morePublished 5 months ago by T. Mendenhall
Not a bad read but not a definitive history of Metal. Needs more history of the genre in detail. OkPublished 5 months ago by vincent middleton
Book is good starting point to the origins and history of Heavy Metal but spends too much time focusing on Metallica and doesn't go into much detail on Prog Metal bands.Published 6 months ago by Kevin
If you're looking for an accessible history of heavy metal, this is a pretty good place to start. There are definitely some problems (see below), but he covers all the important... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Johnny McGuy