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Library of Loudness

The staff here at Metal-Rules support metal in all it's forms, audio, visual and even literature. Often writers can give additional academic credibility to our genre which at times suffers from a negative reputation and we support their efforts and enjoy reading their books. In recognition of the dramatic increase in metal-related books we have developed this unique section dedicated to reviews and opinions about Heavy Metal literature and interviews with authors and publishers.

On this page you will find a quick summary of various titles and links to further in-depth reviews of these fine publications and more.

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Reviews
Click here to read our review of - The Collectors Guide To Heavy Metal Volume 2: The Eighties (Book Review)
Author: Popoff, Martin
Title: The Collectors Guide To Heavy Metal Volume 2: The Eighties
Publisher: Collectors Guide Publishing
Pages: 432
Year: 2005
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: The expanded and further detailing of the second decade of Metal via album reviews.
Click here to read our review of - UFO-Shoot Out The Lights (Book Review)
Author: Popoff, Martin
Title: UFO-Shoot Out The Lights
Publisher: Metal Blade
Pages: 262
Year: 2005
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: A very detailed track by track, album by album, analysis of all the UFO records.
Click here to read our review of - Rainbow-English Castle Magic (Book Review)
Author: Popoff, Martin
Title: Rainbow-English Castle Magic
Publisher: Metal Blade
Pages: 231
Year: 2005
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: An excellent album by album, song by song analysis of Rainbow!
Click here to read our review of - The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal Singles (Book Review)
Author: Popoff, Martin
Title: The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal Singles
Publisher: Scrap Metal Records
Pages: 225
Year: 2005
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: For the NWOBHM Vinyl collector in all of us.
Click here to read our review of - Two Sides To Every Glory. AC/DC-The Complete Biography (Book Review)
Author: Stenning, Paul
Title: Two Sides To Every Glory. AC/DC-The Complete Biography
Publisher: Chrome Dreams
Pages: 320
Year: 2005
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: One of the better AC/Dc biographies out there.
Click here to read our review of - Gimme An R! The Story Of Brian Vollmer Lead Vocalist Of Helix (Book Review)
Author: Vollmer, Brian
Title: Gimme An R! The Story Of Brian Vollmer Lead Vocalist Of Helix
Publisher: Ball Media
Pages: 387
Year: 2005
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: Rough but entertaining story of the life of Brian Vollmer.
Click here to read our review of - Metallica:This Monster Lives (Book Review)
Author: Berlinger, Joe & Milner, Greg
Title: Metallica:This Monster Lives
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Press
Pages: 310
Year: 2004
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: The book about the movie about the band making an album. Fascinating insight to the movie.
Click here to read our review of - The Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal (Book Review)
Author: Bukszpan, Daniel
Title: The Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Pages: 300
Year: 2004
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: One of many Metal Encyclopedia coffee table books this one is the biggest and perhaps most beautiful. Marred only by poor editing and some questionable entries.
Click here to read our review of - So What? (Book Review)
Author: Chirazi, Stephen (editor)
Title: So What?
Publisher: n/a
Pages: 278
Year: 2004
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: a reprinting and hardbound version of the first decade of true official Metallica fanzine.
Click here to read our review of - Rock & Roll War Stories (Book Review)
Author: Gebert, Gordon G.G.
Title: Rock & Roll War Stories
Publisher: -
Pages: 0
Year: 2004
Reviewed By: Lord of the Wasteland
Preamble/Intro: -
Click here to read our review of - Hell Bent for Leather: Confessions of a Heavy Metal Addict (Book Review)
Author: Hunter, Seb
Title: Hell Bent for Leather: Confessions of a Heavy Metal Addict
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages: 312
Year: 2004
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: A humorous and insightful look into the life of an average metal-head growing up in the 80’s and how we can relate.
Click here to read our review of - White Line Fever (Book Review)
Author: Kilmister, Lemmy & Garza, Janiss
Title: White Line Fever
Publisher: Citadel Press
Pages: 290
Year: 2004
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: Lemmy\'s autobigraphy. Pretty short on detail about Motorhead but a great read about this iconic figure.
Click here to read our review of - Sean Delaney`s Hell Box (Book Review)
Author: Kinnaird, Bryan J.
Title: Sean Delaney`s Hell Box
Publisher: -
Pages: 0
Year: 2004
Reviewed By: Lord of the Wasteland
Preamble/Intro: -
Click here to read our review of - Tommyland (Book Review)
Author: Lee, Tommy & Bozza, Anthony
Title: Tommyland
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages: 272
Year: 2004
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: Tommy Lee\'s autobiography. Reads like a rollercoaster ride, just like his life.
Click here to read our review of - Into The Void...With Ace Frehley (Book Review)
Author: Moore, Wendy
Title: Into The Void...With Ace Frehley
Publisher: -
Pages: 0
Year: 2004
Reviewed By: Lord of the Wasteland
Preamble/Intro: -
Click here to read our review of - Choosing Death-The Improbable History of Death Metal and Grindcore  (Book Review)
Author: Mudrian, Albert
Title: Choosing Death-The Improbable History of Death Metal and Grindcore
Publisher: Feral House
Pages: 285
Year: 2004
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: The sub-title says it all. This is considered by many to be the definitive history of this style. Well documented and presented.
Click here to read our review of - Orgasmatron-The Heavy Metal Art of Joe Petagno (Book Review)
Author: Petagno, Joe
Title: Orgasmatron-The Heavy Metal Art of Joe Petagno
Publisher: Feral House
Pages: 107
Year: 2004
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: Amazing collection of Petagno\'s art as related to Heavy Metal.
Click here to read our review of - The Top 500 Heavy Metal Albums of All Time (Book Review)
Author: Popoff, Martin
Title: The Top 500 Heavy Metal Albums of All Time
Publisher: ECW Press
Pages: 450
Year: 2004
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: Part of Popoff’s two-part global survey (over 10,000 respondents!) helping truly settle once and for all the question of what are the most popular metal albums of all time.
Click here to read our review of - Contents Under Pressure-30 Years Of Rush At Home & Away (Book Review)
Author: Popoff, Martin
Title: Contents Under Pressure-30 Years Of Rush At Home & Away
Publisher: ECW Press
Pages: 236
Year: 2004
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: One of the best (and authorized!) Rush biographies to date.
Click here to read our review of - How Black Was Our Sabbath (Book Review)
Author: Tangye, David & Wright, Graham
Title: How Black Was Our Sabbath
Publisher: Pan Books
Pages: n/a
Year: 2004
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: An indsiders perspective of the early phases of Black
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