December 2017


A Complete Visual History of Heavy Metal Mayhem
By All Rosenberg
Book Review By: Lisa Lunney

Take a journey through the history of metal music from its earliest roots with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath to its popular modern incarnations like experimental black metal, stoner doom, and djent. From AC/DC and Anthrax to Meshuggah and Mastodon, this is a superfan's-eye-view exploration of metal’s most innovative and hardcore sounds that can be heard around the world.

Co-authored by Axl Rosenberg and Chris Krovatin of the hugely popular blog http://www.metalsucks.net/, this is a visually dynamic history, complete with exclusive band interviews, over 200 photos, genre-by-genre playlists, and plenty more to keep you throwing horns all night long.

This is the coffee book table of all coffee book tables.

Rivalling Madonna’s Sex, Hellraisers is hilarious, enlightening, shocking and sure as hell comprehensive. Not a single detail is left out of this collection of stories.

Each lavishly illustrated chapter provides information on a particular genre or subgenre of heavy metal from proto-metal to deathcore and djent and includes an audio homework assignment comprising key tracks to which one should listen. The chapters are interspersed with free-standing mini-essays on topics such as heavy metal bass playing, festivals or yet more sub-genres.

A must-own for all music buffs. More than enough stories and photos to keep you entertained.