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The great metal discography : from hard rock to hardcore
Strong, M. C. (Martin Charles), 1960-
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Edinburgh : Mojo, 2001.
Physical Description:
621 pages : 1 illustrations ; 30 cm
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ML156.4.R6 S87 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
ML156.4.R6 S87 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Grosvenor Room-Reference-Music

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This guide provides all the facts you need on amplified guitar abuse in all its multifarious guises: hard rock, heavy metal, thrash metal, funk metal, death metal, hardcore, grindcore, grunge, black metal and more.

Author Notes

MARTIN C. STRONG has been researching and compiling discographies for around 25 years, among them The Great Metal Discography, The Great Alternative and Indie Discography, The Great Psychedelic Discography and, of course, The Great Rock Discography and The Essential Rock Discography. He is currently working on the second installment of Lights, Camera, Soundtracks which focuses on classical soundtracks and film scores. He lives in Falkirk, Scotland. BRENDON GRIFFIN has worked sporadically on the Great Rock Discography series since the late 90s. His work has also appeared in Songlines and Record Collector, and he's a regular contributor to HMV Choice. When not fielding exacting calls from Martin, he's often wandering abroad for Rough Guides, contributing to the West Africa, Central America, Bolivia, Spain and Portugal titles, and writing Spain: 25 Ultimate Experiences. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife Erika.

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Booklist Review

This spin-off from The Great Rock Discography (4th ed., 1998) covers all aspects of heavy metal--hard rock, thrash metal, funk metal, death metal, grindcore, grunge, and more.

Library Journal Review

Tackling heavy metal, hard rock, grunge, and a few punk bands, Strong treats rock fans to a heavy-metal sequel to his groundbreaking The Great Rock Discography and The Great Psychedelic Discography. As in his other exhaustive works, Strong begins each entry with a fact-filled, engaging biography of the band or artist. He includes career highlights, noteworthy dates, names of band members, and recommended recordings rated on a scale of one to ten. The discography that follows offers a comprehensive list of every seven-inch, 12-inch, and long-playing record and CD issued by the artist through 1997, complete with the top British and American chart positions of each entry. Though he repeats entries for many well-known groups included in The Great Rock Discography (e.g., Metallica, Kansas, Nirvana, and Led Zeppelin), Strong chronicles the output of such heavy-metal madmen as Barren Cross, Excalibur, Gorefest, and Lawnmower Deth that appear in few other readily accessible rock compendiums. Metalheads and rock fans who do not own Strong's seminal rock volume will use this book as the ultimate reference. Highly recommended.√ĄDavid P. Szatmary, Univ. of Washington, Seattle (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.