Heavy Metal: From Hard Rock to Extreme Metal

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White Star, 2012 - Music - 270 pages
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Here's one for the headbangers! With its loud, aggressive rhythms; slashing guitar solos, and often-disturbing themes, metal is mesmerizing: it cuts to the bone and takes rock right to the edge. Heavy Metal takes readers on an in-depth musical journey through this testosterone-fueled style, including its origins, development, and subgenres, such as thrash, doom, death, and gothic metal. With exclusive pictures and commentary from experts in the form, it analyzes such groundbreaking bands as Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Mötley Crüe, Motorhead, Metallica, Megadeth, and Savatage through their sounds, lyrics, themes, and trend-setting actions.
 

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Review: Heavy Metal: From Hard Rock to Extreme Metal

User Review  - dennis - Goodreads

for a book supposedly about metal, a full half of it is devoted to "hard rock" bands, quite the disappointment. some good pics make it not a complete waste of time, but skip the captions--they're usually lame as shit references to various song titles by the band pictured. Read full review

Review: Heavy Metal: From Hard Rock to Extreme Metal

User Review  - Goodreads

for a book supposedly about metal, a full half of it is devoted to "hard rock" bands, quite the disappointment. some good pics make it not a complete waste of time, but skip the captions--they're usually lame as shit references to various song titles by the band pictured. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Kory Grow is the senior editor of Revolver magazine, the United States' largest magazine covering hard rock and heavy metal. In his career, he's interviewed artists ranging from Metallica to Ozzy Osbourne to Avenged Sevenfold to Darkthrone. He has also written about heavy metal for Guitar World, Metal Hammer, Decibel, Alternative Press, the Village Voice, and more. He lives in Astoria, New York, with his wife and cat.

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