Book of the Year 2008, Decibel Magazine
"Vastly entertaining"--"Time Out New York"
"Finally, the true story of Swedish death metal! This book brought me back to the good old days"--"Tomas Lindberg, At the Gates/ Grotesque/Disfear"
"Death metal ruled my adolescent years. The problem is I don't remember half of it! This tome of dark recollections is the chance to set things straight."--"Nicke Andersson, Nihilist/Entombed/The Hellacopters"
"Read this book if you are willing to be subjected to the story behind the extreme face-melting, flesh-ripping, ear-slaying, gut-blasting phenomenon known as Swedish death metal!""--Chris Reifert, Death/Autopsy"
"Ekeroth knows of what he writes...5 of 5 stars""--Revolver"
"An exhaustive, encyclopedic resource for the death metal connoisseur and a true labor of love from someone who was not only there but also was kind enough to document it all for those of us who wished we had been."--Pitchfork
"The charms of Swedish Death Metal are endless...a highly entertaining story filled with colorful characters"--PopMatters
"A sprawling epic of a book...basically the perfect read for extreme metal fans."--"Bravewords & Bloody Knuckles, 9.5 of 10"
"Death Metal musician and author Ekeroth shows a true fan's dedication"--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review/Pick of the Week"
"Daniel Ekeroth has impressively balanced a high level of raw data with a loving, subjective tone. Aspiring authors of such future volumes are advised to approach their subjects with the same care and passion.""--Metal Maniacs"show more