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...AND JUSTICE FOR ART The book probably doesn t really deserve 5 stars, but I m giving them because this is a truly impressive labor of love The reason I say this though is the writing style is a little strange to me, there are several editing errors that really stand out, but it s clear throughout that Martos loves art, and he loves metal music This is a very indy book, and he managed to track down and not only get the permission to use the art, but got statements about the work from the band members and the artis The book probably doesn t really deserve 5 stars, but I m giving them because this is a truly impressive labor of love The reason I say this though is the writing style is a little strange to me, there are several editing errors that really stand out, but it s clear throughout that Martos loves art, and he loves metal music This is a very indy book, and he managed to track down and not only get the permission to use the art, but got statements about the work from the band members and the artists themselves Very impressive indeed Beautiful book, that covers a lot of the masterpieces within the realms of metal I do miss a few entries, but this book could easily have been three times as long The author made a good job in picking the right album covers The book is well written with only some minor gtammatical mistakes. This is such an easy book everyone who loves these albums will enjoy reading about their cover artworks However, it has some critical, often also curious, flaws A book like this will obviously give preference to the gods and the greats of the genre Black Sabbath, Metallica, etc , but it is to some extent, and just as obviously, also determined by the author s own taste, preferences, and idiosyncrasies Choosing four art pieces by Travis Smith in a book that highlights a total of 60, howe This is such an easy book everyone who loves these albums will enjoy reading about their cover artworks However, it has some critical, often also curious, flaws A book like this will obviously give preference to the gods and the greats of the genre Black Sabbath, Metallica, etc , but it is to some extent, and just as obviously, also determined by the author s own taste, preferences, and idiosyncrasies Choosing four art pieces by Travis Smith in a book that highlights a total of 60, however, is just poor judgement, especially when the author gets around mentioning and presenting a lot of additional covers in the margins of the pages dedicated to whatever particularly selected art piece But speaking of the gods and the greats Where is Iron Maiden Where is Judas Priest Where is Megadeth and many a thrash icon of the 80s in general Also, if we focus solely on pivotal, pioneering extreme metal, then where the hell is Venom Bathory Destruction All right This might all be down to copyright issues I do, nonetheless, find the omission of super provocative, ber blasphemous, and splatter gory artwork like that of Deicide s Once upon the Cross and any of the first three Cannibal Corpse albums very odd, just like most classic black metal albums from the mid 90s I am most certainly biased when it comes to the aforementioned subgenres but would anyone disagree that a chronological collection of Heavy Metal Album Covers 1970 2013 should tackle, head on, the most transgressive, controversial, offensive, and widely censored art of the music genre s five decade history Adding to my disappointment, I m sorry, are the clich d, superficial descriptions of the music and their artists, while the book s Did you know fact boxes often contain information that is pure entry level trivia for geeky metal fans or plain common knowledge, e.g., the symbolic meaning of roses The amount of bonus material , such as full canvases, photographs, and sketches, varies considerably, and quite a few of the author s ending comments seem rushed and uninspired, or quite frankly silly That would be very Metal or Interesting Who would have guessed Lastly, and least, the book suffers from a conspicuous lack of proper proofreading and I even bought the revised edition A good idea, a work of passion, but clumsily executed A fascinating behind the scenes tour of some of the most iconic Heavy Metal album covers in history.The key to delving into this tome was to read the story of one album cover per day, accompanied by listening to the self same album It s a great way to further appreciate your understanding of album covers that you re already deeply familiar with, or introduce you to covers and bands you may be less familiar with, or have never heard of Martos explores art styles, influences, composition and m A fascinating behind the scenes tour of some of the most iconic Heavy Metal album covers in history.The key to delving into this tome was to read the story of one album cover per day, accompanied by listening to the self same album It s a great way to further appreciate your understanding of album covers that you re already deeply familiar with, or introduce you to covers and bands you may be less familiar with, or have never heard of Martos explores art styles, influences, composition and meaning with information gleaned from the artists themselves, working in various mediums I personally found out that one of my favourite album s cover was done by one of my favourite artists Fear Factory Demanufacture by Dave McKean , and I never knew the whole time There were some great connective moments like this for me throughout this book.There are, of course, some critical covers missing, and we can only hope that the rumoured future editions can broaden the scope of metal artwork and their stories Stories About Heavy Metal Album Covers


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