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...AND JUSTICE FOR ART

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  18 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Stories About Heavy Metal Album Covers
Paperback, 263 pages
Published 2015 by Dark Canvas
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Oliver Holm
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was ok
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 ...more
Pedro Pascoe
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: music, art, signed
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
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Greg
Jul 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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
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Jimmy Uldbjerg
Dec 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: music, owned-books
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.
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Solid coffee table type book. Difficult to find but well worth seeking out.
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