- Paperback: 495 pages
- Publisher: Jawbone Press (March 28, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1906002010
- ISBN-13: 978-1906002015
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.1 x 10.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,795,082 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Metal: The Definitive Guide Paperback – March 28, 2007
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Garry Sharpe-Young is an internationally recognised expert on rock music. He is the author of more than a dozen books on heavy metal and rock, and since 2001 has managed the constantly expanding website, www.rockdetector.com, the definitive on-line information resource for all loud rock/metal music. He maintains good relationships with all major metal acts, and their record companies and management. Joel McIver is an author, journalist, book and magazine editor and album compiler. He is an authority on rock music, and has written many books, including a best-selling biography of Metallica, Justice For All.
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The book is broken up into sections for different genres/categories of metal. Because there are so many genres of metal and so many different metal bands, this sounds like a bad idea, but the categories are split up pretty well. Every band entry is pretty informative and includes a discography. Most entries for bands span multiple pages. Entries for more popular bands like Black Sabbath, Metallica, and Anthrax span several pages and had all kinds of information I had never read before. So while reading this I've never really gotten the feeling that I'm just reading a bunch of stuff that I've read before, which is a huge plus with this kind of book. Also, the band entries are often accompanied by a band photo, which is nice.
Anyway, I guess I would sum up my thoughts on this book as thus: If there were a college course on heavy metal, this would probably be the textbook you'd have to buy.