[A] flaming juggernaut of heavy-metal biog... the author writes a deceptively casual-looking, sincere but half-amused prose. (GUARDIAN)
It takes a writer of Mick Walls' pedigree and calibre... to present the whole wild, wonderful and emotionally draining tale all over again and make it as consistently fascinating and momentous as ENTER NIGHT... Until they return, this is the definitive account of heavy metal's biggest band of all. 8/10 (CLASSIC ROCK)
well written, slickly paced (METRO)
A must-have book for anyone interested in Metallica and anything heavy metal. 9/10 (LIVERPOOL ECHO)
Wall has used his 30 year association with the band to write a well-researched, detailed book, combining personal experiences with interviews from family, friends and fellow musicians 4*. (YORKSHIRE EVENING POST)
Millions of words have been written on Metallica, but few journalists have been present at so many of the band's milestones... His [Wall's] eye for detail through the early years makes the book truly enlightening in the way it captures the character of the major players. (ROCK SOUND)
A fine book, about a good band, by a brilliant writer. (LEICESTER MERCURY)
Fresh from the critical and commercial success of WHEN GIANTS WALKED THE EARTH, Mick Wall takes a similar informed look at the band, a group he has known on and off since their formation in 1981.