This authoritative, finely researched volume is the definitive encyclopedia of metal music. It draws on acts relevant throughout the genre's history from Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin through to current innovators such as Papa Roach, Cradle of Filth, Marilyn Manson, and Limp Bizkit. Bands from the genres of goth, death metal, thrash metal, glam and punk, such as the Sex Pistols, Nirvana, and Rancid, are also included. The bands are listed from each of the major subgenres as well as side genres. Nu-metal, hardcore, grindcore, industrial, and power metal all have their own sections in the book, complete with "genre traits" section and the names of bands that typify that sound. Illustrated throughout with the best color photography from the last 30 years of metal music and featuring 200 photos from the Metal Hammer archive, this is the most comprehensive encyclopedia of metal music ever created and the ultimate reference for fans of all metal music, worldwide.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In a hastily made, mistake-ridden book, Chris Ingham likes to bore the reader with band biographies that seem to delve into editorials and numerous mistakes. Too much money for too little value. Only redeeming factor is the great band photos.
as a metal fan and artist, this book is a huge and wonderful tribute to all metal bands. from black sabbath to slipknot, korn to godsmack, this book has it all. it tells the true stories of the bands and their beginning of the journey to the controversial and wide world of metal. the pictures are great, the book is large and detailed with lots of information.