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This review is from: Mustaine: A Life in Metal (Hardcover)
I'm a big fan of the band but what a poor book. There's zero reference to influences, lyrics, songs, other people in metal he must have encountered... just boring whingeing about Metallica. He's either genuinely obsessed by them (why I don't know - I prefer Megadeth anyway, at least as far as Rust In Peace) or the publisher decided that was the best way to sell some books.
Either way it's dull. As is all the boasting about drug-taking; metaller takes drugs... wow, there's a shock. For a fan of the band there's little here that's really interesting, and its not a well-written book either. He also admits that from after Youthanasia they were just phoning it in and chasing a commercial sound - a rare moment of real candour in the book, as opposed to the metal-biog-by-numbers of most of it.
If you're a die hard fan you might get some value out of it. I was looking forward to reading a book from someone I consider an important artist in metal but for me it was a big disappointment.
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Initial post: 17 Sep 2012 13:38:49 BDT
BS on parade says:
Good review and nails it.
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