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Enter Night by Mick Wall
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Jul 21, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: 2012, own

For a band that has just celebrated their 30th anniversary, the book seems to skip over a lot that has happened since 1986. Almost half of the book covers these first five years, and the rest of the book seems rushed to cram in the subsequent albums. The worst point to me was the amount of personal opinion was included. I got the impression that Mick Wall is on of those "fans" that only likes the first three albums, hence why he focuses so much on writing about those and then criticising the rest of their releases. Personally this is an attitude I find hypocritical since it is suggested he sees them as "sellouts" yet is quite happy to use their name and success to make himself money. Overall, I bought this book as a fan, not someone who only listens to pre-1986 Metallica, and therefore did not find his personal and sometimes quite harsh opinions to be great reading material. If I wanted to read people slate Metallica I'd go on blabbermouth, not spend £20 on a biography of them!
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July 21, 2012 – Shelved as: 2012
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