Deena Weinstein's silly pseudo-social-scientific book makes better reading and has more authenticity.
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.
This is the most comprehensive, enlightening and funny book I have ever read on the history of Heavy Metal.
Brand new and has all metal history for the little beansprouts to learn these days. I'm a big fan of metal, however, I personally do not like the cover, but that has nothing to do... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Daisy
Excellent source material. A friend if mine even uses it as a textbook for his Heavy Metal as a Literary Genre class. I love the Sabbath intro.Published 20 days ago by Richard E. Ossian
detail and history is fantastic but hard to find what you need without reading the whole book firstPublished 3 months 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 4 months ago by Mostly fiction
Perfect gift for any true metal fan. Has color photo group in the middle of book.Published 4 months 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 5 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 6 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 8 months ago by T. Mendenhall