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A remarkable achievement,
This review is from: The Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal (Hardcover)
Christie has pulled off something of a coup here, producing a thorough and satisfying survey of the history of heavy metal, from the ominous tolling of the rain-spattered bell at the eponymous title track of Sabbath's first album right up to works of the 21st century's metal militia.
Sure, you'll find things to disagree with (particularly in his album lists -- all the 'right' artists, but some rather left-field album choices), but that's part of the fun. Most metalheads tend to be well-informed aficionados, but I'd lay money on the fact that there will be a few nuggets in this work which will be new to you, not to mention an album or two which you will feel compelled to buy.