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  • Author:
    James Sherry
  • ISBN:
    0811853535
  • ISBN13:
    978-0811853538
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  • Publisher:
    Chronicle Books (April 27, 2006)
  • Pages:
    256 pages
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    Music
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This book has an awesome collection of Heavy Metal art(CD covers,Record sleeves).

This book has an awesome collection of Heavy Metal art(CD covers,Record sleeves). Writers James Sherry and Neil Aldis trace the history of heavy metal album art from that first, foreboding cover to Black Sabbath's first album in 1969, right up to the present say's nu-metal and black metal releases. But this isn't just 250 pages of pictures; the pair also look at the music that inspired the art and how the art was a reflection of the band's music and personality.

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Charting a visual course of the genre, Heavy Metal Thunder shows the best album art from its youthful incarnation in the late '70s through the MTV era, when glam and hair metal ruled; to the punk-inflected revolutions of thrash and Nu Metal (with a grunge side trip); to the gory contemporary genres of grindcore, black metal, and doom. Page after page of aggressive and excessive album graphics makes this the perfect gift for both current metalheads and nostalgic (if embarrassed), thirty-and forty-somethings with headbanging memories.

Revile it if you will, laugh it offbut heavy metal's influence and audience just keep on growing. And nowhere is its brash outrageousness better expressed than on its album covers. This chunky compendium is a dungeonful of metal overload, complete with leather- and spandex-panted, huge-haired rockers, drooling beasts, and plenty of skulls.

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Revile it if you will, laugh it off but heavy metal's influence and audience just keep on growing. And nowhere is its brash outrageousness better expressed than on its album covers. This chunky compendium is a dungeonful of metal overload, complete with leather- and spandex-panted, huge-haired rockers, drooling beasts, and plenty of skulls. Charting a visual course of the genre, Heavy Metal Thunder shows the best album art from its youthful incarnation in the late '70s through the MTV era, when glam and hair metal ruled; to the punk-inflected revolutions of thrash and Nu Metal (with a grunge side trip); to the gory contemporary genres of grindcore, black metal, and doom. Page after page of aggressive and excessive album graphics makes this the perfect gift for both current metalheads and nostalgic (if embarrassed), thirty-and forty-somethings with headbanging memories.

Yananoc
This book has an awesome collection of Heavy Metal art(CD covers,Record sleeves).
I truly enjoyed reading about the various genres and on how
each cover represented a particular kind of Metal and what the
band stood for.
Daizil
Heavy metal music is not only defined by its look and sound, but also by the album cover art which often did as good, if not a better job, of selling the album as any other aspect. Heavy Metal Thunder from Chronicle Books takes a look at the proud and often controversial history of heavy metal album artwork. In today's world of CD's, iPods, MP3 players, and file sharing, cover art has become a relative lost art. Such was not the case twenty or twenty-five years ago as record companies and bands new the importance of producing a cover which could catch the eye of potential buyers. Having lived through the heavy metal years myself, I can truthfully admit to buying many albums based solely on the cover art, without ever having heard the band's music. Sometimes this worked out as in the cases of bands like Grim Reaper and Exciter...other times it didn't, but even if it didn't, you still had that great album cover art.

Writers James Sherry and Neil Aldis trace the history of heavy metal album art from that first, foreboding cover to Black Sabbath's first album in 1969, right up to the present say's nu-metal and black metal releases. But this isn't just 250 pages of pictures; the pair also look at the music that inspired the art and how the art was a reflection of the band's music and personality. There were the hard-edged bands like Iron Maiden , Armored Saint, Manowar, and Black Sabbath that often subscribed to the swords & sorcery/gothic approach.

Then there were the glam/hair metal bands who, more often than not, put themselves front and center on the cover, clearly trying to appeal to the female metal fans yet still reeling in the guys with sexually suggestive covers and scantily clad women. But these bands were labeled as poseurs by the more hardcore metal heads who turned their attention to speed and thrash bands like Metallica, Anthrax, and Megadeth, and to black metal bands like Venom and Slayer.

Some of the most notorious album covers in history wait inside the pages of Heavy Metal Thunder including Twisted Sisters "Stay Hungry" showing Dee Snider munching on a bloody leg bone, Black Sabbath's gothic "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath", Carcass' disturbing "Reek of Purification" and Marilyn Manson's "Mechanical Animal". Special sections are devoted to Iron Maiden's covers depicting zombie mascot Eddie, painted by Derek Riggs.

This was like taking a stroll back in time and revisiting old friends you haven't seen in a long time. If you're a metalhead, you'll enjoy paging through the book and seeing just how many of these albums that you owned, or perhaps still own. There are literally hundreds of album covers pictured here covering every sub-genre of heavy metal including grindcore and grunge. Sometimes funny, sometimes shocking, and sometimes repulsive, Heavy Metal Thunder is a book that any metal fan must have.

Reviewed by Tim Janson
Monn
I don't know of any other book like this. In one place you can get some of the most creative metal album covers. For example, on page 118 there is a very interesting article on Derek Riggs who did Iron Maiden's legendary album covers. There is a definite connection between the art of some of the album covers and science fiction art. Certain aspects of heavy metal are related to ancient paganism and this is reflected in the artwork of various bands. I would highly recommend this book to both metal fans and fans of science fiction art.
Brakora
This is a "picture book" with heavy metal album covers from different sub-genres divided by chapter. For the most part, it's fun to look through & has a few paragraphs of text in each chapter discussing the sub-genre in question & the origins of some well-known cover art, as well as other surprises. The drawback would be 2 chapters that cover grunge/alt-rock and nu-metal respectively. That's why it's only 4 out of 5, these chapters should have been completely omitted. Other than that, browse the pages, and enjoy it! m/
Minha
I'm a huge metal fan, and was expecting more covers to be included.

Book is new 2006, but I didn't notice hardly any covers from after year 2000. Also appears they shied away from the more explicit stuff.

Some covers are included more than once (waste of space) and it would have been nice to have a banned covers section- showing the banned versions.Also some albums have received updated covers and this would have been good to show also.