Fischer s delving deeper into his past than ever beforevery interesting reading. It s as much a document of metalhead life in the early 80s as the story of one band. MSN Music
"Not just the story of two bands who became genuine linchpins in metal history, it s also a universal tale about the power of heavy metal to provide a shelter from alienation""Metal Hammer"
Immaculately presenteda tale of disenfranchised youth with the dedication to follow through with their dreams, against significant odds PopMatters
A proud and regal commemoration of a band that clawed its way to legendary status. Five stars. "Austin Metal Examiner"
A must-have authoritative, and the hard work is evident. Only Death Is Real was created by people who respect fans and know what they want. "Invisible Oranges"
the heartfelt and open narration from Fischer makes it a genuine asset to the understanding and appreciation of his canon, what was overcome and what was sacrificed in the name of music that has since become classic. "Terrorizer "[10/10 review]
An astonishing book, both in its subject matter and its presentation It s the antithesis of the standard trade paperback rock tome. "Hellbound"[10/10 review]
Absolutely amazing. "Deaf Sparrow" [5/5 review]
A killer look into the mind of the band. "BrooklynVegan"
The apex of extreme metal texts deathmetal.org
Recounts the hard work, unlimited dedication, and immense confidence it took for this group of amateurs to create one of the darkest and most influential metal bands of all time: Hellhammer Associated Content
Highly recommend this to anyone with even the remotest interest in the beginnings of the extreme metal scene [4.5/5 star review]MetalCrypt.com
This is a book about the real Hellhammer, the essence of that group, the aura it carried, and the truly unique spirit of revolution of the times in which it existed. It is a book about a group of outcastsabout persistence, dedication, and an utterly personal vision. I have worked very hard to make sure it will do justice to the work of a number of very unique people who shared the same ideas at a very unique point in time. Tom Gabriel Fischer