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5.0 out of 5 stars This Book Rocks, 16 Jan 2010
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This review is from: The Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal (Paperback)
"The Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal" is a fantastic book. I like the way it is set up with the bios and discographies. And there are some truly amazing photographs inside!

Mr. Bukszpan must have done years of research for all the info that is included in this encyclopedia. It really seems a shame people would concentrate on what bands should or shouldn't be included. I guess it would be impossible to satisfy everyone. But for my money, this is the best book on Heavy Metal that I've come across. If you are or were a fan of metal, do yourself a favor and pick this book up as soon as you can!

Rock on!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Heavy Metal bible!, 1 July 2013
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If you like your heavy metal bands and solo artists, this book is the perfect companion.

'The Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal' truly lives up to it's name, and includes detailed, often witty, and informative biographies and discographies of most of the major (and a few more obscure) bands/people of this genre. A few bands aren't included, but most of who'd you expect to be profiled in such a book are: Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne, Dio (who provides the book's forward), Alice Cooper, Guns N' Roses, AC'DC, Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Aerosmith, The Scorpions, Judas Priest and Bon Jovi to name only a few. The author Daniel Bukszpan (who has also penned The Encyclopedia of New Wave and great books on Iron Maiden, Aerosmith and AC/DC) also uses symbols for each artist to indicate things typical with heavy metal singers, such things include violence, sex and excessive drug use.

As well as all of this, there are side features on metal genres, magazines, top ten lists of metal albums, songs and controversial album covers. This lavish book is also complimented by excellent presentation, complete with fantastic glossy colour photographs on every page, as well as rarely seen memorabilia.

'The Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal' is an excellent reference book on the subject, fun to read and invaluable to any metal fan, or anyone interested in it's history. If you are a long-term fan of the music, you may already know a lot of what is written in this book already, but if you aren't, this is an excellent way to catch up and become educated.

Highly recommended!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GReat!, 2 Jan 2010
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This book not only looks great but has a wealth of information. Was a gift for a real music expert and he thought it was fab!
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5.0 out of 5 stars SOO appreciated!, 4 July 2013
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no, I'm not a Heavy Metal fan myself, I bought this as a birthday gift and I went straight to the top of the "Best gift! awards! The actual H.M fan was delighted, and lots of party guests enjoyed reading through it too! From what I've been told by the experts this is a LOVELY? gift!! :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A guitar shredding, riff pounding, blood sweat and tears journey though heavy metal history, 18 Dec 2011
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Packed to the rafters with heavy metal bands, this book is a must for any metal fan. The forward by the late Ronnie James Dio is truly fitting with this book. This is no generic encyclopaedia... this is a guitar shredding, riff pounding, blood sweat and tears journey though heavy metal history.
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