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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 - A Guide To Power Metal (Book Review)
Author: Stevens, Dakota
Title: A Guide To Power Metal
Publisher: Dakota Stevens
Pages: 150
Year: 2010
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: A collection of articles about Power Metal compiled from wikipedia
Click here to read our review of - A Guide To Neoclassical Metal (Book Review)
Author: Stevens, Dakota
Title: A Guide To Neoclassical Metal
Publisher: Dakota Stevens
Pages: 232
Year: 2010
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: A collection of articles about Neoclassical Metal compiled from wikipedia
Click here to read our review of - AC/DC-High Voltage Rock \'n\' Roll: The Ultimate Illustrated History (Book Review)
Author: Sutcliffe, Phil
Title: AC/DC-High Voltage Rock \'n\' Roll: The Ultimate Illustrated History
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Pages: 224
Year: 2010
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: The ultimate illustrated history of AC/DC. Gorgeous book with tons of guest writers.
Click here to read our review of - Banzai Records Companion Issue #1  (Book review)
Author: Van Deventer, Jay
Title: Banzai Records Companion Issue #1 (Book review)
Publisher: RRD Publications
Pages: 24
Year: 2010
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: A fanzine totally dedicated to the Canadian Record label, Banzai Records.
Click here to read our review of - Banzai Records Companion Issue #2  (Book review)
Author: Van Deventer, Jay
Title: Banzai Records Companion Issue #2 (Book review)
Publisher: RRD Publications
Pages: 24
Year: 2010
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: A fanzine totally dedicated to the Canadian Record label, Banzai Records.
Click here to read our review of - Banzai Records Companion Issue #3  (Book review)
Author: Van Deventer, Jay
Title: Banzai Records Companion Issue #3 (Book review)
Publisher: RRD Publications
Pages: 24
Year: 2010
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: A fanzine totally dedicated to the Canadian Record label, Banzai Records.
Click here to read our review of - Mean Deviation: Four Decades Of Progressive Metal (Book Review)
Author: Wagner, Jeff
Title: Mean Deviation: Four Decades Of Progressive Metal
Publisher: Bazillion Points
Pages: 364
Year: 2010
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: The definitive guide to Progressive Heavy Metal. Elite.
Click here to read our review of - The Gospel Of Filth-A Bible Of Decadence And Darkness (Book Review)
Author: Baddeley, Gavin, & Filth, Dani
Title: The Gospel Of Filth-A Bible Of Decadence And Darkness
Publisher: FAB Press
Pages: 546
Year: 2009
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: The ultimate tome to the darkside of life.
Click here to read our review of - Heavy Metal Music In Britain (Book Review)
Author: Bayer, Gerd (ed.)
Title: Heavy Metal Music In Britain
Publisher: Ashgate
Pages: 200
Year: 2009
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: A scholarly collection of essays about British Metal, looking at history, gender, religion and more.
Click here to read our review of - Snakes Eyes: Confessions Of A Replacement Rockstar (Book Review)
Author: Blades, Stacey
Title: Snakes Eyes: Confessions Of A Replacement Rockstar
Publisher: Independent
Pages: 225
Year: 2009
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: Quirky, charming and sincere look at a \'rock star\' who almost made it.
Click here to read our review of - The 100 Best And Absolute Greatest Heavy Metal Albums In The World, Ever. (Book Review)
Author: Bond, Jacylyn
Title: The 100 Best And Absolute Greatest Heavy Metal Albums In The World, Ever.
Publisher: Nicotext
Pages: 210
Year: 2009
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: A bit rushed and superficial but well done and readable list of 100 great albums.
Click here to read our review of - Heavy Metal In Baghdad-The Story Of Acrassicauda (Book Review)
Author: Capper, Andy & Sifire, Gabi
Title: Heavy Metal In Baghdad-The Story Of Acrassicauda
Publisher: MTV Books
Pages: 287
Year: 2009
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: The story of the movie of the story of the magazine article of the story about the only Metal band in Iraq.
Click here to read our review of - Issue #1 (Book Review)
Author: Chromium Dioxide (Fanzine)
Title: Issue #1
Publisher: Independent
Pages: 34
Year: 2009
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: The most bitchin\' metal lifestyle \'zine in the history of mankind.
Click here to read our review of - Black Tooth Grin: The High Life, Good Times and Tragic End Of Dimebag Darrell Abbott (Book Review)
Author: Crain, Zac
Title: Black Tooth Grin: The High Life, Good Times and Tragic End Of Dimebag Darrell Abbott
Publisher: DeCapo Press
Pages: 275
Year: 2009
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: The subtitle says it all.
Click here to read our review of - Hellbent For Cooking  (Book Review)
Author: Giroux, Annick
Title: Hellbent For Cooking
Publisher: Bazillion Points
Pages: -
Year: 2009
Reviewed By: Celtic Bob
Preamble/Intro: Even headbangers need to eat!
Click here to read our review of - Hellbent For Cooking: The Heavy Metal Cookbook (Book Review)
Author: Giroux, Annick
Title: Hellbent For Cooking: The Heavy Metal Cookbook
Publisher: Bazillion Points
Pages: 224
Year: 2009
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: The first and best Heavy Metal cookbook.
Click here to read our review of - And Party Every Day-The Inside Story Of Casablanca Records (Book Review)
Author: Harris, Larry w. Curt Gooch and Jeff Suhs
Title: And Party Every Day-The Inside Story Of Casablanca Records
Publisher: Backbeat Books
Pages: 310
Year: 2009
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: A very interesting story about Casablanca Records but with limited appeal for die-hard Kiss fans.
Click here to read our review of - Rockers And Rollers: A Full Throttle Memoir (Book Review)
Author: Johnson, Brian
Title: Rockers And Rollers: A Full Throttle Memoir
Publisher: It Books
Pages: 209
Year: 2009
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: Brain Johnson, the car crazy singer of AC/DC tells us about his love affair with the automobile
Click here to read our review of - Kiss Kompendium (Book Review)
Author: Kiss
Title: Kiss Kompendium
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages: 1300
Year: 2009
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: A massive, hardbound collection of every Kiss comic to date.
Click here to read our review of - Hit Hard (Book Review)
Author: Kramer, Joey
Title: Hit Hard
Publisher: Harper collins
Pages: 239
Year: 2009
Reviewed By: JP
Preamble/Intro: The first autobiography from a member of Aerosmith; darker in tone and content than one might expect.
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