Sarah Beaudoin's Reviews > Running with the Devil: Power, Gender and Madness in Heavy Metal Music

Running with the Devil by Robert  Walser
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really liked it

This is a nice overview of the history of 1980s metal, and it specifically seeks to draw links between metal and classical music. I think at times Walser tries to legitimize heavy metal by focusing on this connection (which I find problematic), but over all this is an easily read scholarly attempt at understanding the sociological components of heavy metal as a genre.

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September 26, 2008 – Shelved
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