Rev. Warlock DRACONIS BLACKTHORNE (dblackthorne) wrote,
Rev. Warlock DRACONIS BLACKTHORNE
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Quite honestly, even though one may be able to relate to a great majority of the subject matter discussed in this book, as a progressive evolution in preferences, I have to say that this tome reads like it was written by a trendoid who just automatically switched to the next herd trend once the populace was directed otherwhere by music executives, manipulating via financial reasons, rather than core resonance.

This can be perceived in the large majority of commentary made in the past-tense, as if HM no longer exists! While the pop-wave recedes, the few true remain. What's with the veritably insulting title "Rise & Fall" - there is no "fall", unless under mass consideration. More evidence that this is merely in the author's mind alone, or speaking for all other posers. Though obviously the first part of the title makes reference to both the nascent activity partaken of, and the Quiet Riot song.

Despite a small portion bring dedicated to Black & Death Metal {Venom, Slayer, Exodus, Bathory, Celtic Frost, Possessed, etc}, & actual Heavy Metal {Sabbath, Maiden, Priest, Manowar, Danzig, etc.}, the author lumps in "pop rock/metal" {"hair band" - the ladies love the locks!} in with the previous, which is decidedly NOT the case! That is referred to as just "glam rock", or music to get laid by. There certainly are some catchy tunes therein, and is assuredly evocative, but let perspective be applied.

By far, My favorite chapter is 8: Bonded By Blood. There are some amusing stories from performers' antics {such as Venom causing $666.66 worth of damage to the Capital Theater stage in Philadelphia! wherein a "hellhole" was created via pyrotechnics!}

Overall, though amusing at times, this rather cursory book doesn't hold a torch or even a candle to either Lucifer Rising or Lords of Chaos. 3/5

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