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Excellent Book, 17 April 2007
I bought this book after seeing Robert Walser on Sam Dunn's `A Headbangers Journey' film, the book contains everything you could need to know about the genre and beyond (speaking as a dedicated fan of heavy metal for over 15 years)... Written largely in an academic fashion, it was immensely useful for my dissertation (Note: Some of the text can be a bit wordy, perhaps read in sections). I would recommend the book to anyone who is interested in the social study of the genre, or generally any issue covered in the book; such as censorship, empowerment, semiotics etc...