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.
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 13 days ago by T. Mendenhall
Not a bad read but not a definitive history of Metal. Needs more history of the genre in detail. OkPublished 17 days 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 29 days 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 1 month ago by Johnny McGuy
On the plus-side:
Ian Christie sure knows his metal, and has a great talent for writing. The book is easy to read and interesting. Read more
I just ordered this book so I can't say much yet I wanted to check it out cause I listen to bloody roots on liquid metal and have been enjoying so far can't wait to get and read... Read morePublished 2 months ago by JJ Fafrak
First general history of metal I ve read and I enjoyed it a lot , Although I would of liked to have seen a bit more about the early days of metal it did a good job of reintroducing... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this book for my boyfriend, who's extremely into metal music. I ordered this book while out of state, visiting his family, and when we arrived home two days later the book... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Lindsey
It's a fun read, mainly because I love metal and I love to read, not because it's so informative or ground-breaking. Read morePublished 6 months ago by D. Mccarthy