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The Collector's Guide To Heavy MetalVOLUME 3: THE NINETIES
The Nineties, weighing in at a mammoth 3,073 reviews, encompassing all of metal's many flavours as the genre exploded into death metal, grunge, alternative metal, power metal, progressive, stoner rock and doom, black metal and metalcore, with hair metal and thrash persisting into this strange, strange era for hard music. Popoff has indeed arrived full circle, finishing his massive task, creating the final piece of what has become a three volume guide to an astounding 6761 fulllength albums from metal's inception to the dawn of the new millennium. He stuffs the pages full of reviews and recollections of hundreds upon hundreds of rarities and monster catalogues from '90s bands, as well as the continuing catalogues of bands discussed in the earlier books. Martin re-evaluates the classics and adds trivia tidbits that make these records come to life. Come join his (often controversial!) look at metal's transitional decade and check out Martin's often fast 'n' loose opinions of hundreds of albums you won't see covered in any other rock compendium.
Praise for The Collector's Guide To Heavy Metal:
Martin has the most thorough knowledge of heavy metal of anybody I've ever met. - Dee Snider
Very well researched. There are people in there I've never heard of and I'm supposed to be in the business. Good book, well thought out, well reviewed, very well researched, as I say. Anybody directed towards that kind of music would not do worse than to get a copy. - Lemmy - Motorhead
It was refreshing to see Martin's enthusiasm for sort of the less popular Zeppelin albums. Cheery reading. - John Paul Jones